Period
to 18 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 256 337 390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 17.81% 9.43% 8.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.05% 40.95% 42.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 162 201
Median daily rate £429 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.16% -2.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £192
90th Percentile £688 £650 £600
England median daily rate £495 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +1.02% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -18.52% +15.71%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £49.13 £55.39
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £34.45
% change year-on-year +12.50% +16.11% +64.05%

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 406 823 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.25% 23.03% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 473 478
Median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £167 £200 £200
90th Percentile £659 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.37 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.50% +10.69% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.52 £12.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £50.58
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.02
% change year-on-year +23.08% +24.90% +21.02%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 +4 112 £320 -32.63% 36
Essex +7 69 £450 -14.29% 13
Cambridgeshire +22 56 £500 - 15
Suffolk +3 10 £325 -9.72% 1
Bedfordshire +12 6 £675 +92.86% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 190 (74.22%) SC Cleared
2 67 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (18.75%) Windows
4 47 (18.36%) DV Cleared
5 38 (14.84%) DevOps
6 37 (14.45%) Linux
7 36 (14.06%) Software Engineering
8 35 (13.67%) Java
9 34 (13.28%) Python
10 31 (12.11%) ITIL
10 31 (12.11%) Microsoft
11 27 (10.55%) C++
11 27 (10.55%) Scrum
12 26 (10.16%) C
13 25 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (9.38%) Cisco
15 23 (8.98%) Military
15 23 (8.98%) Docker
16 22 (8.59%) Kubernetes
16 22 (8.59%) AWS
17 21 (8.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 21 (8.20%) Mathematics
17 21 (8.20%) Validation
17 21 (8.20%) Public Sector
18 20 (7.81%) Migration
18 20 (7.81%) Telecoms
18 20 (7.81%) Ansible
19 19 (7.42%) SQL
19 19 (7.42%) Aerospace
19 19 (7.42%) VHDL

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 18 (7.03%) Apache
2 14 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.52%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.95%) Confluence
4 5 (1.95%) IIS
4 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.56%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Documentum
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.13%) Simulink
3 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.59%) AWS
2 9 (3.52%) Azure
2 9 (3.52%) Office 365
3 5 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (1.95%) IaaS
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
4 4 (1.56%) Azure Stack
4 4 (1.56%) GitHub
4 4 (1.56%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.17%) PaaS
5 3 (1.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.78%) GCP
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.39%) Trello
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.86%) Ethernet
2 14 (5.47%) LAN
3 12 (4.69%) WAN
4 9 (3.52%) Firewall
4 9 (3.52%) Skype
4 9 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.73%) DWDM
5 7 (2.73%) SDH
5 7 (2.73%) VoIP
5 7 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.73%) Wireless
6 6 (2.34%) DHCP
6 6 (2.34%) DNS
6 6 (2.34%) Modbus
6 6 (2.34%) RS-422
6 6 (2.34%) RS-485
7 4 (1.56%) IPsec
7 4 (1.56%) Network Security
7 4 (1.56%) VPN
8 3 (1.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.86%) Big Data
2 14 (5.47%) Geospatial Data
3 9 (3.52%) Apache Hive
3 9 (3.52%) Pentaho
3 9 (3.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.56%) GIS
5 4 (1.56%) MySQL
5 4 (1.56%) Power BI
6 3 (1.17%) HBase
6 3 (1.17%) Impala
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) Ingres
8 1 (0.39%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.39%) MS Access
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (6.64%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.86%) JIRA
3 13 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.08%) GitLab
4 7 (2.73%) Eclipse
4 7 (2.73%) NetBeans
4 7 (2.73%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.34%) JUnit
6 5 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.17%) Maven
7 3 (1.17%) Mockito
8 2 (0.78%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.78%) jMock
8 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.39%) GDB
9 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.98%) Military
2 21 (8.20%) Public Sector
3 20 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 19 (7.42%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.73%) Electronics
6 6 (2.34%) Law
6 6 (2.34%) Retail
7 4 (1.56%) Finance
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (13.67%) Analyst
2 20 (7.81%) Developer
2 20 (7.81%) Software Engineer
3 17 (6.64%) Architect
4 16 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 15 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.47%) Data Engineer
6 14 (5.47%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.08%) C Software Engineer
7 13 (5.08%) FPGA Engineer
8 11 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.91%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Consultant
9 10 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.52%) Data Scientist
10 9 (3.52%) Deskside Engineer
10 9 (3.52%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.86%) Keras
1 15 (5.86%) PyTorch
1 15 (5.86%) scikit-learn
1 15 (5.86%) TensorFlow
2 14 (5.47%) Apache NiFi
3 12 (4.69%) Web Services
4 11 (4.30%) Node.js
5 8 (3.13%) .NET
5 8 (3.13%) Spring
6 7 (2.73%) ActiveX
6 7 (2.73%) DirectX
6 7 (2.73%) MFC
6 7 (2.73%) NumPy
6 7 (2.73%) OpenGL
6 7 (2.73%) Pandas
6 7 (2.73%) Qt
6 7 (2.73%) XGBoost
7 6 (2.34%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (7.42%) VHDL
3 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.91%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.17%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.17%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) IVR
10 2 (0.78%) PKI
10 2 (0.78%) Replication
11 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.75%) Windows
2 37 (14.45%) Linux
3 15 (5.86%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.30%) Unix
6 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.17%) Android
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.84%) DevOps
3 36 (14.06%) Software Engineering
4 31 (12.11%) ITIL
5 27 (10.55%) Scrum
6 25 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (8.20%) Mathematics
7 21 (8.20%) Validation
8 20 (7.81%) Migration
9 17 (6.64%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (5.86%) Process Improvement
12 14 (5.47%) Visualisation
13 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
13 13 (5.08%) Microservices
14 12 (4.69%) Data Science
14 12 (4.69%) ETL
14 12 (4.69%) FPGA Design
15 10 (3.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.67%) Java
2 34 (13.28%) Python
3 27 (10.55%) C++
4 26 (10.16%) C
5 19 (7.42%) SQL
6 15 (5.86%) C#
7 12 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.52%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.52%) MATLAB
9 8 (3.13%) Ruby
10 7 (2.73%) GLSL
10 7 (2.73%) HLSL
10 7 (2.73%) Scala
11 5 (1.95%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.95%) VB
12 4 (1.56%) Elm
12 4 (1.56%) Go
12 4 (1.56%) Java 8
12 4 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 190 (74.22%) SC Cleared
2 47 (18.36%) DV Cleared
3 18 (7.03%) Degree
4 15 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.73%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (2.34%) CCNA
6 6 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.34%) MCSE
7 5 (1.95%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.95%) CCNP
7 5 (1.95%) ISEB
7 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.95%) MCSA
8 4 (1.56%) CCIE
9 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.17%) CISSP
9 3 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.78%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.30%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) NIST
4 1 (0.39%) ECSS
4 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.39%) JTAG
4 1 (0.39%) NCSC
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.98%) Docker
2 18 (7.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.34%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.17%) HDFS
6 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.17%) vSphere
7 2 (0.78%) Postfix
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.39%) Varnish
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (8.59%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.81%) Ansible
3 14 (5.47%) Kibana
3 14 (5.47%) Terraform
4 12 (4.69%) Puppet
5 5 (1.95%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.17%) SCCM
8 2 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.78%) vRealize
9 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 31 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.38%) Cisco
3 15 (5.86%) VMware
4 13 (5.08%) Oracle
5 8 (3.13%) Mentor Graphics
5 8 (3.13%) Nokia
6 7 (2.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (2.73%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.73%) BT
6 7 (2.73%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.34%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.95%) BMC
8 5 (1.95%) Citrix
9 4 (1.56%) ESRI
9 4 (1.56%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.56%) Lumension
9 4 (1.56%) Remedy
9 4 (1.56%) Sophos
10 3 (1.17%) Google
10 3 (1.17%) Juniper