Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 307 254 348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 12.31% 17.46% 9.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.23% 62.25% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 136 160
10th Percentile £325 £213 £211
25th Percentile £418 £312 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £449 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.42% -2.97% +1.37%
75th Percentile £602 £576 £563
90th Percentile £664 £689 £675
England median daily rate £525 £493 £488
% change year-on-year +6.60% +1.03% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 27
10th Percentile £17.70 £14.80 £12.95
25th Percentile £18.75 £18.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +172.73% -34.00%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £29.38
90th Percentile £60.60 £52.53 £49.05
England median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% +18.15%

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 664 408 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.62% 28.04% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 238 475
10th Percentile £263 £166 £200
25th Percentile £400 £264 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £633 £653 £625
England median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 52 50
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £14.84
25th Percentile £13.25 £17.18 £16.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £19.37
Median % change year-on-year -63.75% +106.50% +10.69%
75th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £41.44
90th Percentile £57.90 - £49.00
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -3.75% +25.98% +20.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hertfordshire -2 151 £455 +42.19% 73
Cambridgeshire -20 53 £478 -6.83% 25
Essex -14 49 £550 +22.22% 14
Suffolk +5 35 £550 +69.23% 7
Bedfordshire -14 10 £500 -25.93% 13
Norfolk -1 9 £200 -11.11% 5
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 247 (80.46%) SC Cleared
2 87 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (27.04%) Windows
3 83 (27.04%) Social Skills
4 70 (22.80%) Linux
5 66 (21.50%) Software Engineering
6 64 (20.85%) Microsoft
7 55 (17.92%) C++
8 53 (17.26%) Java
9 43 (14.01%) AWS
10 42 (13.68%) C
11 40 (13.03%) Degree
12 37 (12.05%) Jenkins
13 36 (11.73%) ITIL
13 36 (11.73%) Scrum
13 36 (11.73%) DevOps
14 35 (11.40%) CI/CD
14 35 (11.40%) Git (software)
15 34 (11.07%) Public Sector
16 33 (10.75%) Aerospace
16 33 (10.75%) Active Directory
16 33 (10.75%) DV Cleared
17 32 (10.42%) Ansible
17 32 (10.42%) Validation
18 31 (10.10%) VMware
18 31 (10.10%) C#
18 31 (10.10%) PowerShell
19 29 (9.45%) Mathematics
20 28 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (8.79%) Presentation Skills

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.61%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.95%) ArcGIS
3 6 (1.95%) JBoss
3 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (1.63%) Apache
5 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) SAS
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Simulink
2 15 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.95%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.98%) Windchill
8 1 (0.33%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.33%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 43 (14.01%) AWS
2 25 (8.14%) Azure
3 19 (6.19%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (4.23%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
5 11 (3.58%) Amazon EKS
6 10 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.28%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.28%) Route 53
9 5 (1.63%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.65%) Serverless
13 1 (0.33%) GitHub
13 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.14%) Ethernet
1 25 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.91%) DNS
3 8 (2.61%) Firewall
3 8 (2.61%) Skype
4 7 (2.28%) DHCP
4 7 (2.28%) VPN
4 7 (2.28%) WAN
5 6 (1.95%) LAN
6 5 (1.63%) BGP
6 5 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.63%) Wireless
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (1.30%) IPsec
7 4 (1.30%) Network Security
8 3 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.98%) OSPF
9 2 (0.65%) Junos
9 2 (0.65%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.93%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.95%) GIS
7 5 (1.63%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.63%) MySQL
7 5 (1.63%) Pentaho
7 5 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.30%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.30%) Impala
8 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.98%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.33%) Big Data
11 1 (0.33%) Flink
11 1 (0.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 37 (12.05%) Jenkins
2 35 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 19 (6.19%) Eclipse
4 19 (6.19%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.56%) NetBeans
6 10 (3.26%) Artifactory
6 10 (3.26%) JIRA
7 9 (2.93%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (2.61%) GitLab
9 5 (1.63%) CppUnit
9 5 (1.63%) PVCS
10 4 (1.30%) Maven
11 2 (0.65%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.65%) JMeter
11 2 (0.65%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.33%) Gradle
12 1 (0.33%) MSI
12 1 (0.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 83 (27.04%) Social Skills
2 34 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 33 (10.75%) Aerospace
4 27 (8.79%) Presentation Skills
5 24 (7.82%) Military
6 11 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.58%) Finance
6 11 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.26%) Banking
8 8 (2.61%) Retail
9 6 (1.95%) Automotive
10 5 (1.63%) Electronics
11 4 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.30%) Law
12 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.65%) Advertising
13 2 (0.65%) Avionics
13 2 (0.65%) Marketing
13 2 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 44 (14.33%) Developer
2 34 (11.07%) Software Engineer
3 23 (7.49%) Java Developer
4 21 (6.84%) C Software Engineer
5 19 (6.19%) Analyst
6 17 (5.54%) Architect
6 17 (5.54%) Embedded C Engineer
6 17 (5.54%) Embedded Engineer
7 15 (4.89%) C++ Software Engineer
8 14 (4.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 14 (4.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 13 (4.23%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.91%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) Development Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) Software Development Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.51%) Web Services
2 19 (6.19%) .NET
3 17 (5.54%) Node.js
4 14 (4.56%) ActiveX
4 14 (4.56%) DirectX
4 14 (4.56%) MFC
4 14 (4.56%) OpenGL
4 14 (4.56%) Qt
5 12 (3.91%) Spring
6 10 (3.26%) Django
6 10 (3.26%) Flask
6 10 (3.26%) Spring Boot
7 9 (2.93%) FastAPI
8 7 (2.28%) Apache Camel
8 7 (2.28%) Middleware
9 6 (1.95%) RESTful
10 5 (1.63%) jBPM
10 5 (1.63%) JSON
10 5 (1.63%) XML
11 4 (1.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.28%) Data Structures
2 7 (2.28%) FPGA
2 7 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (2.28%) Replication
3 6 (1.95%) VHDL
4 5 (1.63%) CMDB
4 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.30%) Digital Signage
6 3 (0.98%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.98%) Clustering
6 3 (0.98%) PCIe
6 3 (0.98%) User Experience
6 3 (0.98%) Verilog
6 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.04%) Windows
2 70 (22.80%) Linux
3 26 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (7.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (7.17%) Windows Server 2019
6 20 (6.51%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.93%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.98%) CentOS
9 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.65%) Unix
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (21.50%) Software Engineering
3 36 (11.73%) DevOps
3 36 (11.73%) ITIL
3 36 (11.73%) Scrum
4 35 (11.40%) CI/CD
5 32 (10.42%) Validation
6 29 (9.45%) Mathematics
7 27 (8.79%) Synthetic Environment
8 24 (7.82%) Configuration Management
8 24 (7.82%) UML
9 23 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (7.49%) OO
9 23 (7.49%) Test Scripting
9 23 (7.49%) Unit Testing
10 22 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (7.17%) TDD
10 22 (7.17%) Visualisation
11 20 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (5.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.92%) C++
2 53 (17.26%) Java
3 42 (13.68%) C
4 31 (10.10%) C#
4 31 (10.10%) PowerShell
5 26 (8.47%) Python
6 22 (7.17%) MATLAB
6 22 (7.17%) SQL
7 20 (6.51%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.54%) Embedded C
9 14 (4.56%) GLSL
9 14 (4.56%) HLSL
10 10 (3.26%) Bash
10 10 (3.26%) Groovy
11 9 (2.93%) Java 8
12 8 (2.61%) VB
13 6 (1.95%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.63%) Ada
15 3 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 247 (80.46%) SC Cleared
2 40 (13.03%) Degree
3 33 (10.75%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.61%) CISSP
9 6 (1.95%) CCNP
9 6 (1.95%) MCP
10 4 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.98%) CCIE
11 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.98%) MCSE
12 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.65%) CCNA
12 2 (0.65%) CEH
12 2 (0.65%) CISM
13 1 (0.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) SLA
2 8 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.95%) PMO
3 6 (1.95%) QA
4 3 (0.98%) DO-254
5 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.33%) DICOM
5 1 (0.33%) GPG13
5 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) NCSC
5 1 (0.33%) NIST
5 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.82%) Docker
4 15 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.61%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.63%) HDFS
6 5 (1.63%) vSphere
7 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.98%) Firmware
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (10.42%) Ansible
2 19 (6.19%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.89%) Terraform
4 13 (4.23%) SCCM
5 12 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (2.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (2.28%) Grafana
7 7 (2.28%) Kibana
7 7 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.98%) SCOM
10 2 (0.65%) QRadar
11 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (20.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.10%) VMware
3 25 (8.14%) Oracle
4 24 (7.82%) Cisco
5 18 (5.86%) ServiceNow
6 12 (3.91%) Remedy
7 11 (3.58%) IBM
8 9 (2.93%) Juniper
8 9 (2.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.28%) CloudEndure
9 7 (2.28%) Snow
10 6 (1.95%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.95%) ESRI
10 6 (1.95%) Lumension
10 6 (1.95%) Sophos
11 5 (1.63%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.63%) HP
11 5 (1.63%) McAfee
11 5 (1.63%) Sun
12 4 (1.30%) Citrix