Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 25 31
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 400 343 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.97% 6.70% 5.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.07% 34.58% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 175 137
East of England median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £165 £144 £215
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £456 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +4.91% +2.35% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 20
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -54.84% +23.55%
10th Percentile £10.92 £13.28 £9.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.80 £50.83
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -1.69%

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 974 992 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.40% 19.38% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 505 546
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £201 £183 £205
90th Percentile £575 £566 £525
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 99 95
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -34.83% +28.47%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.50 £10.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £46.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +10.87%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

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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 18 November 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 174 £400 +5.26% 34
Essex +34 154 £500 +22.32% 21
Suffolk +6 22 £425 +281.27% 2
Bedfordshire +18 21 £175 -53.33% 29
Cambridgeshire -23 19 £290 -22.67% 21
Norfolk +8 10 £170 -52.11% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 288 (72.00%) SC Cleared
2 100 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (20.00%) Linux
4 69 (17.25%) Windows
5 68 (17.00%) JIRA
6 63 (15.75%) SQL
7 58 (14.50%) Java
7 58 (14.50%) Microsoft
8 54 (13.50%) Scrum
8 54 (13.50%) Oracle
9 50 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 50 (12.50%) DevOps
10 47 (11.75%) Migration
11 42 (10.50%) C
12 41 (10.25%) Confluence
13 39 (9.75%) Test Automation
14 37 (9.25%) Git (software)
15 36 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
16 34 (8.50%) Configuration Management
16 34 (8.50%) DV Cleared
16 34 (8.50%) Jenkins
17 33 (8.25%) TDD
17 33 (8.25%) C#
17 33 (8.25%) Active Directory
18 31 (7.75%) Cisco
18 31 (7.75%) SQL Server
18 31 (7.75%) MySQL
18 31 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (7.25%) Unix

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 41 (10.25%) Confluence
2 12 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.75%) Apache
6 6 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.25%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.25%) JBoss
7 5 (1.25%) WildFly
8 4 (1.00%) IIS
8 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.75%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.75%) Jetty
9 3 (0.75%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.75%) nginx
9 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) Windchill
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.75%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.50%) Office 365
4 5 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.00%) GitHub
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.75%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.75%) Taleo
7 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.25%) npm
8 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.75%) Firewall
2 25 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.25%) Ethernet
4 16 (4.00%) LAN
5 15 (3.75%) DNS
5 15 (3.75%) VPN
6 13 (3.25%) Wireless
7 11 (2.75%) Network Security
7 11 (2.75%) Skype
8 10 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.25%) DHCP
10 8 (2.00%) IPsec
10 8 (2.00%) Wireshark
11 7 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (1.75%) HTTP
11 7 (1.75%) VoIP
12 6 (1.50%) FTP
12 6 (1.50%) OSPF
13 5 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.75%) MySQL
1 31 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (4.50%) Pentaho
5 14 (3.50%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.25%) GIS
11 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.50%) BODI
13 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 2 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 68 (17.00%) JIRA
2 37 (9.25%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.50%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.25%) Subversion
5 16 (4.00%) Selenium
5 16 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 15 (3.75%) Eclipse
7 14 (3.50%) NetBeans
8 10 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 8 (2.00%) Artifactory
10 8 (2.00%) JUnit
10 8 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (1.75%) JMeter
11 7 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.50%) GDB
12 6 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
13 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (4.25%) Aerospace
1 17 (4.25%) Military
2 14 (3.50%) Finance
3 11 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.75%) Retail
5 2 (0.50%) Electronics
5 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (14.00%) Developer
2 49 (12.25%) Analyst
3 22 (5.50%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 20 (5.00%) ETL Developer
5 19 (4.75%) Architect
5 19 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (4.75%) SQL Developer
6 18 (4.50%) Consultant
6 18 (4.50%) Data Migration Developer
7 17 (4.25%) Software Engineer
8 16 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 16 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 15 (3.75%) Administrator
9 15 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
9 15 (3.75%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 15 (3.75%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 15 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
10 14 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.75%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.00%) Web Services
2 23 (5.75%) .NET
3 21 (5.25%) XML
4 18 (4.50%) JSON
5 16 (4.00%) Node.js
6 14 (3.50%) ActiveX
6 14 (3.50%) DirectX
6 14 (3.50%) MFC
6 14 (3.50%) OpenGL
6 14 (3.50%) Qt
7 11 (2.75%) REST
8 10 (2.50%) Spring
9 9 (2.25%) Middleware
10 8 (2.00%) CSS
11 7 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (1.75%) HTML
12 6 (1.50%) HTML5
12 6 (1.50%) SOAP
12 6 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (1.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 9 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.00%) PKI
5 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.00%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.75%) Clustering
8 3 (0.75%) PMI
8 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) CESG
9 2 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.00%) Linux
2 69 (17.25%) Windows
3 29 (7.25%) Unix
4 19 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.75%) CentOS
6 7 (1.75%) Solaris
7 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.50%) AIX
10 2 (0.50%) Android
10 2 (0.50%) HPUX
10 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) VME
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (13.50%) Scrum
3 50 (12.50%) DevOps
3 50 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 47 (11.75%) Migration
5 39 (9.75%) Test Automation
6 34 (8.50%) Configuration Management
7 33 (8.25%) TDD
8 31 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (6.25%) ETL
9 25 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 24 (6.00%) Project Management
11 23 (5.75%) BDD
11 23 (5.75%) ITIL
11 23 (5.75%) Mathematics
12 22 (5.50%) Data Migration
12 22 (5.50%) Infrastructure Management
12 22 (5.50%) Open Source
13 21 (5.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.75%) SQL
2 58 (14.50%) Java
3 42 (10.50%) C
4 33 (8.25%) C#
5 25 (6.25%) C++
6 24 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 24 (6.00%) PL/SQL
6 24 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 15 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.50%) GLSL
8 14 (3.50%) HLSL
9 12 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.50%) Python
11 9 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.25%) Perl
13 4 (1.00%) VB
14 3 (0.75%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.75%) Java 8
15 2 (0.50%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 288 (72.00%) SC Cleared
2 34 (8.50%) DV Cleared
3 27 (6.75%) Degree
4 17 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.00%) CCNA
6 9 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.25%) PMP
7 7 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.50%) CCNP
9 5 (1.25%) CISSP
9 5 (1.25%) ISEB
9 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.25%) MCP
10 4 (1.00%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.75%) MCSE
12 2 (0.50%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.00%) SLA
2 10 (2.50%) PMO
3 8 (2.00%) QA
4 5 (1.25%) Def Stans
5 4 (1.00%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.75%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) GDPR
7 2 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.00%) vSphere
4 6 (1.50%) Docker
4 6 (1.50%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.75%) Xen
5 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (6.25%) Ansible
2 19 (4.75%) Puppet
3 14 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.50%) SCCM
4 4 (1.00%) QRadar
5 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.75%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.75%) Terraform
6 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) Kibana
6 2 (0.50%) logstash
6 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.50%) Oracle
3 31 (7.75%) Cisco
4 24 (6.00%) VMware
5 18 (4.50%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.75%) Talend
7 13 (3.25%) Juniper
7 13 (3.25%) Remedy
8 12 (3.00%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.75%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.75%) HP
10 10 (2.50%) Citrix
10 10 (2.50%) IBM
11 7 (1.75%) Google
12 6 (1.50%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.50%) Informatica
12 6 (1.50%) NetApp
12 6 (1.50%) SAP
12 6 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.25%) F5