Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 16 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 333 401 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.50% 7.94% 6.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.95% 41.00% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 205 173
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £178 £165 £142
90th Percentile £675 £575 £575
England median daily rate £480 £455 £435
% change year-on-year +5.49% +4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 47
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -54.84%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.92 £13.28
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £46.80
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.17% +18.09% -5.17%

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 855 978 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.83% 19.37% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 486 502
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £182
90th Percentile £625 £575 £568
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 99
East of England median hourly rate £34.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.29% -2.78% -34.83%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.62 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.88 £47.50 £46.65
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -1.49%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 +1 151 £375 -6.25% 52
Essex +12 74 £475 -5.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +35 58 £525 +81.03% 10
Suffolk +7 28 £400 -5.88% 4
Bedfordshire +9 16 £300 +71.43% 12
Norfolk -4 3 £250 +47.06%
East Anglia - 1 £405 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 220 (66.07%) SC Cleared
2 103 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (24.92%) Windows
4 71 (21.32%) DV Cleared
5 53 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 51 (15.32%) Linux
7 49 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 47 (14.11%) Active Directory
9 39 (11.71%) C++
10 37 (11.11%) Migration
11 34 (10.21%) Java
12 33 (9.91%) DevOps
13 32 (9.61%) C
14 31 (9.31%) Git (software)
15 30 (9.01%) Degree
16 29 (8.71%) Web Services
16 29 (8.71%) Scrum
16 29 (8.71%) ArchiMate
17 28 (8.41%) C#
17 28 (8.41%) JavaScript
18 26 (7.81%) TCP/IP
19 25 (7.51%) .NET
19 25 (7.51%) UML
19 25 (7.51%) Windows 7
19 25 (7.51%) Presales
20 24 (7.21%) VMware
21 22 (6.61%) Python
21 22 (6.61%) Rational Rhapsody
21 22 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (6.61%) Algorithms

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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 18 (5.41%) Apache
2 15 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.90%) Confluence
3 13 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.30%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.10%) SAS
7 6 (1.80%) IIS
8 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.90%) JBoss
11 2 (0.60%) Documentum
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.60%) WildFly
12 1 (0.30%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (3.00%) Simulink
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.20%) Stateflow
4 4 (1.20%) Windchill
5 3 (0.90%) Sketch
6 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.60%) InVision
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.30%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Primavera
1 1 (0.30%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.01%) AWS
2 17 (5.11%) Office 365
3 12 (3.60%) Azure
4 6 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.90%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.90%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.81%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.11%) Firewall
2 17 (5.11%) LAN
3 15 (4.50%) DHCP
4 14 (4.20%) WAN
5 13 (3.90%) DNS
5 13 (3.90%) Skype
6 12 (3.60%) Ethernet
7 10 (3.00%) SAN
8 8 (2.40%) VLAN
9 5 (1.50%) VPN
10 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.20%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.90%) NAS
11 3 (0.90%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.60%) HTTP
12 2 (0.60%) Internet
12 2 (0.60%) SSL
12 2 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.20%) Hadoop
2 9 (2.70%) Big Data
2 9 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.10%) Geospatial Data
4 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.50%) Apache Accumulo
6 5 (1.50%) MySQL
6 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.90%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.90%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.90%) Power BI
8 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.60%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 31 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.61%) Rational Rhapsody
3 19 (5.71%) JIRA
4 18 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.11%) Visual Studio
6 13 (3.90%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (3.60%) Eclipse
7 12 (3.60%) NetBeans
8 6 (1.80%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.80%) Selenium
9 4 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.20%) JUnit
10 3 (0.90%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.90%) CMake
10 3 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.90%) Protractor
10 3 (0.90%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (0.90%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (6.31%) Aerospace
2 17 (5.11%) Public Sector
3 15 (4.50%) Finance
3 15 (4.50%) Military
3 15 (4.50%) Retail
4 10 (3.00%) Back Office
5 9 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.90%) Automotive
6 3 (0.90%) Avionics
7 2 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (12.91%) Architect
2 34 (10.21%) Developer
3 28 (8.41%) Software Engineer
4 21 (6.31%) Analyst
5 18 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 16 (4.80%) C Software Engineer
6 16 (4.80%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 16 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (4.80%) Network Engineer
6 16 (4.80%) Security Architect
6 16 (4.80%) Senior Architect
6 16 (4.80%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (3.30%) Deskside Engineer
9 10 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (3.00%) Data Engineer
9 10 (3.00%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.71%) Web Services
2 25 (7.51%) .NET
3 14 (4.20%) Kafka
4 12 (3.60%) ActiveX
4 12 (3.60%) DirectX
4 12 (3.60%) MFC
4 12 (3.60%) Node.js
4 12 (3.60%) OpenGL
4 12 (3.60%) Qt
5 11 (3.30%) Apache NiFi
6 8 (2.40%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.40%) CSS
6 8 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (2.40%) NumPy
6 8 (2.40%) PostGIS
6 8 (2.40%) SciPy
7 7 (2.10%) Middleware
7 7 (2.10%) REST
7 7 (2.10%) RSS
7 7 (2.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.61%) Algorithms
2 15 (4.50%) Fat Client
2 15 (4.50%) Thin Client
3 12 (3.60%) PKI
4 10 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.40%) Clustering
6 7 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.20%) EPoS
9 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.90%) iPhone
10 3 (0.90%) User Experience
11 2 (0.60%) Handset
11 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.60%) Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.92%) Windows
2 51 (15.32%) Linux
3 25 (7.51%) Windows 7
4 22 (6.61%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.01%) Unix
6 18 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.60%) CentOS
8 12 (3.60%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.40%) Solaris
10 7 (2.10%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.50%) Android
11 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.60%) VMS
14 1 (0.30%) AIX
14 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 37 (11.11%) Migration
4 33 (9.91%) DevOps
5 29 (8.71%) ArchiMate
5 29 (8.71%) Scrum
6 25 (7.51%) Presales
6 25 (7.51%) UML
7 21 (6.31%) ITIL
8 20 (6.01%) Mathematics
9 18 (5.41%) Data Science
9 18 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.11%) Test Automation
11 16 (4.80%) Embedded Software Development
11 16 (4.80%) Open Source
11 16 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (4.80%) Risk Management
11 16 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.80%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (4.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.71%) C++
2 34 (10.21%) Java
3 32 (9.61%) C
4 28 (8.41%) C#
4 28 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.61%) Python
6 17 (5.11%) SQL
7 15 (4.50%) Embedded C
7 15 (4.50%) Embedded C++
7 15 (4.50%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.60%) GLSL
8 12 (3.60%) HLSL
9 10 (3.00%) MATLAB
9 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.70%) Groovy
11 7 (2.10%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.80%) Ruby
12 6 (1.80%) VB
13 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 220 (66.07%) SC Cleared
2 71 (21.32%) DV Cleared
3 30 (9.01%) Degree
4 13 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.60%) CISSP
6 9 (2.70%) MCSE
6 9 (2.70%) PMP
7 8 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.50%) MCP
9 4 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.20%) MCDST
10 3 (0.90%) CCNA
10 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.90%) IISP
11 2 (0.60%) CCNP
11 2 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.60%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.60%) SLA
2 9 (2.70%) NIST
3 6 (1.80%) NCSC
4 4 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.60%) QA
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.00%) Docker
5 6 (1.80%) vSphere
6 5 (1.50%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.20%) Firmware
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (4.20%) SCCM
2 10 (3.00%) Ansible
2 10 (3.00%) Terraform
3 8 (2.40%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.50%) WSUS
6 4 (1.20%) Kibana
6 4 (1.20%) logstash
6 4 (1.20%) Puppet
6 4 (1.20%) SCOM
6 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.60%) Grafana
8 2 (0.60%) Ionix
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.30%) Nagios
9 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 53 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.21%) VMware
3 17 (5.11%) Cisco
4 15 (4.50%) HP
5 10 (3.00%) Oracle
6 9 (2.70%) Juniper
6 9 (2.70%) NetApp
7 7 (2.10%) Google
7 7 (2.10%) IBM
8 6 (1.80%) Citrix
8 6 (1.80%) Dell
8 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.80%) SAP
8 6 (1.80%) Symantec
9 5 (1.50%) Sun
10 4 (1.20%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.20%) EMC
10 4 (1.20%) MathWorks
10 4 (1.20%) Remedy
10 4 (1.20%) Toshiba