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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 130 118 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.53% 4.61% 5.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.89% 27.19% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 62
Median daily rate £428 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £164 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +9.21% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 29
Median hourly rate £30.75 £28.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -14.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.01 £50.78 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +29.31% +5.45%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 450 434 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.15% 16.97% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 511 604
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 127
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.60 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £49.90 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

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

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +5 65 £450 +20.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +2 27 £500 +37.93% 3
Essex -14 16 £450 +102.24% 2
Norfolk +7 9 £368 +22.50%
Bedfordshire -5 8 £479 +53.41% 1
Suffolk +12 5 - - 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 139 (54.94%) SC Cleared
2 47 (18.58%) Windows
3 45 (17.79%) DV Cleared
4 40 (15.81%) Microsoft
5 38 (15.02%) Cisco
6 37 (14.62%) WAN
7 35 (13.83%) LAN
7 35 (13.83%) Linux
8 33 (13.04%) Firewall
9 28 (11.07%) Software Engineering
10 27 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (10.67%) C
11 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
12 25 (9.88%) Migration
13 23 (9.09%) Juniper
14 22 (8.70%) Oracle
14 22 (8.70%) ITIL
14 22 (8.70%) VMware
15 21 (8.30%) Configuration Management
15 21 (8.30%) Java
16 20 (7.91%) SQL
17 18 (7.11%) BPSS Clearance
18 17 (6.72%) C++
18 17 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (6.32%) C#
20 15 (5.93%) Active Directory
20 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (5.53%) F5
21 14 (5.53%) CheckPoint

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 11 (4.35%) Apache
1 11 (4.35%) JBoss
2 8 (3.16%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.16%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.77%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.58%) Confluence
6 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (1.58%) IIS
7 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.98%) Simulink
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.79%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.79%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.79%) Windchill
7 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.40%) CATIA
7 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.79%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.58%) Google Drive
2 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.62%) WAN
2 35 (13.83%) LAN
3 33 (13.04%) Firewall
4 13 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (3.95%) SNMP
6 7 (2.77%) Internet
6 7 (2.77%) NetScaler
6 7 (2.77%) TACACS
7 6 (2.37%) Ethernet
7 6 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (2.37%) HTTP
7 6 (2.37%) Network Security
8 5 (1.98%) DNS
8 5 (1.98%) SSL
9 4 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.58%) SAN
9 4 (1.58%) VPN
9 4 (1.58%) Wireless
9 4 (1.58%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.37%) MySQL
4 5 (1.98%) Ingres
4 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.58%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.19%) DB2
6 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.19%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.19%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.79%) MaxDB
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.14%) JIRA
2 10 (3.95%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (2.77%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (2.37%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.98%) Subversion
7 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.19%) Selenium
7 3 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.79%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.79%) MSTest
8 2 (0.79%) NUnit
8 2 (0.79%) NWDI
8 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.40%) GDB
9 1 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.40%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (5.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.95%) Finance
3 4 (1.58%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.79%) Electronics
4 2 (0.79%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Marketing
4 2 (0.79%) Military
5 1 (0.40%) Automotive
5 1 (0.40%) Avionics
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Local Government
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (12.65%) Analyst
2 21 (8.30%) Developer
2 21 (8.30%) Software Engineer
3 20 (7.91%) Architect
4 19 (7.51%) Consultant
5 13 (5.14%) Designer
5 13 (5.14%) Network Engineer
6 12 (4.74%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.35%) Administrator
7 11 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.56%) Java Developer
9 8 (3.16%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.16%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.77%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.77%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.77%) Network Designer
11 6 (2.37%) Network Consultant
11 6 (2.37%) Network Security Analyst
12 5 (1.98%) .NET Developer
12 5 (1.98%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.53%) .NET
2 11 (4.35%) J2EE
3 6 (2.37%) Middleware
3 6 (2.37%) WCF
3 6 (2.37%) XML
4 5 (1.98%) WPF
5 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.19%) CSS
6 3 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.19%) HTML
6 3 (1.19%) HTML5
6 3 (1.19%) Loki
6 3 (1.19%) Servlets
6 3 (1.19%) SignalR
7 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.79%) JSON
7 2 (0.79%) JSP
7 2 (0.79%) Web Services
7 2 (0.79%) WinForms
7 2 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.77%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.98%) RIA
6 5 (1.98%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.98%) Wiki
7 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.58%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.58%) PKI
8 3 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.19%) Replication
8 3 (1.19%) User Experience
9 2 (0.79%) Clustering
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.79%) Handset
9 2 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.58%) Windows
2 35 (13.83%) Linux
3 17 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.53%) Unix
5 9 (3.56%) Solaris
5 9 (3.56%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.56%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.37%) Android
8 6 (2.37%) CentOS
8 6 (2.37%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.98%) HPUX
9 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.58%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.40%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.07%) Software Engineering
2 27 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.88%) Migration
4 22 (8.70%) ITIL
5 21 (8.30%) Configuration Management
6 14 (5.53%) Project Management
6 14 (5.53%) UML
7 13 (5.14%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.14%) Scrum
7 13 (5.14%) SOA
8 12 (4.74%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (4.35%) Integration Testing
10 10 (3.95%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.95%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.95%) Test Automation
10 10 (3.95%) User Stories
11 9 (3.56%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.56%) DevOps
11 9 (3.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.67%) C
2 21 (8.30%) Java
3 20 (7.91%) SQL
4 17 (6.72%) C++
5 16 (6.32%) C#
6 11 (4.35%) Perl
7 10 (3.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.77%) Python
9 6 (2.37%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.58%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.19%) ANSI C
12 3 (1.19%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.19%) VBA
13 2 (0.79%) Ada
13 2 (0.79%) Ada 95
13 2 (0.79%) Tcl
14 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (54.94%) SC Cleared
2 45 (17.79%) DV Cleared
3 18 (7.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.53%) Degree
6 13 (5.14%) CCNP
7 9 (3.56%) CCSA
8 8 (3.16%) BC Cleared
8 8 (3.16%) CCIE
9 7 (2.77%) CCSE
10 5 (1.98%) ISEB
11 4 (1.58%) CCNA
11 4 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.79%) MCP
13 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) SLA
2 7 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.98%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.79%) QA
6 1 (0.40%) ECSS
6 1 (0.40%) GPG13
6 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.40%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) RMADS
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.98%) Docker
4 4 (1.58%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.58%) Samba
4 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.79%) Firmware
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.79%) NFS
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.79%) vSphere
6 2 (0.79%) XenApp
6 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) Snort
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.16%) SCCM
2 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.98%) Puppet
3 4 (1.58%) WSUS
4 2 (0.79%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (0.79%) Terraform
4 2 (0.79%) yum
5 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.40%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.40%) Packer
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.02%) Cisco
3 23 (9.09%) Juniper
4 22 (8.70%) Oracle
4 22 (8.70%) VMware
5 14 (5.53%) CheckPoint
5 14 (5.53%) F5
6 13 (5.14%) Blue Coat
7 12 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.56%) Citrix
8 9 (3.56%) Remedy
9 8 (3.16%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.77%) Google
10 7 (2.77%) HP
10 7 (2.77%) Nokia
10 7 (2.77%) SAP
11 6 (2.37%) Computacenter
12 5 (1.98%) Serena
12 5 (1.98%) WSO2
13 4 (1.58%) Trustwave
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