Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 17 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 375 344 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.87% 7.32% 5.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.66% 35.65% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 184 154
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £200 £187 £195
90th Percentile £619 £573 £568
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 30
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -60.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.07 £17.18
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £52.39
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -30.26% +8.57%

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 879 965 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.79% 20.53% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 490 509
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £192 £195
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 87 106
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -50.00% +47.37%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.10 £13.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2019.

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 6 months to 22 February 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 +1 148 £425 +21.43% 45
Essex +20 147 £475 +5.56% 20
Cambridgeshire +8 36 £575 +53.33% 37
Suffolk -8 17 £348 -18.24% 12
Bedfordshire +14 16 £475 +33.33% 23
Norfolk +2 8 £543 +50.69% 1
East Anglia - 1 £450 - 28
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 280 (74.67%) SC Cleared
2 106 (28.27%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (18.93%) Linux
4 64 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 62 (16.53%) Windows
6 57 (15.20%) SQL
7 52 (13.87%) Oracle
7 52 (13.87%) Scrum
8 47 (12.53%) Java
9 46 (12.27%) Migration
10 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
10 44 (11.73%) JIRA
11 41 (10.93%) Degree
12 40 (10.67%) DevOps
13 36 (9.60%) C#
14 35 (9.33%) Git (software)
14 35 (9.33%) Test Automation
15 34 (9.07%) Cisco
16 33 (8.80%) LAN
17 32 (8.53%) .NET
18 31 (8.27%) Confluence
19 30 (8.00%) DV Cleared
19 30 (8.00%) C++
19 30 (8.00%) JavaScript
19 30 (8.00%) SQL Server
19 30 (8.00%) Firewall
19 30 (8.00%) VMware
19 30 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
20 29 (7.73%) TDD
21 27 (7.20%) ETL

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 31 (8.27%) Confluence
2 13 (3.47%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.87%) WildFly
6 6 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.33%) Apache
7 5 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.07%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
11 1 (0.27%) TPMS
Applications
1 26 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.27%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.80%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.87%) GitHub
4 6 (1.60%) Office 365
5 4 (1.07%) Taleo
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.80%) npm
7 2 (0.53%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.80%) LAN
2 30 (8.00%) Firewall
3 21 (5.60%) Ethernet
4 20 (5.33%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (4.27%) BGP
6 16 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (4.27%) VPN
7 15 (4.00%) OSPF
8 13 (3.47%) DNS
8 13 (3.47%) Wireless
9 10 (2.67%) Network Security
9 10 (2.67%) Skype
9 10 (2.67%) WAN
10 9 (2.40%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (2.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (2.40%) FWSM
10 9 (2.40%) TACACS
10 9 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.40%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.87%) MySQL
3 17 (4.53%) Pentaho
3 17 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.33%) Impala
11 4 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.07%) BODI
11 4 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 3 (0.80%) Big Data
12 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (11.73%) JIRA
2 35 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 21 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 19 (5.07%) Visual Studio
5 18 (4.80%) Eclipse
6 17 (4.53%) NetBeans
7 10 (2.67%) Subversion
8 8 (2.13%) JMeter
8 8 (2.13%) Selenium
8 8 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.60%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.60%) LabVIEW
10 5 (1.33%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (1.33%) Robot Framework
11 4 (1.07%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.80%) GitLab
12 3 (0.80%) Grunt
12 3 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 22 (5.87%) Aerospace
2 19 (5.07%) Military
3 13 (3.47%) Finance
3 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.53%) Electronics
5 2 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Avionics
6 1 (0.27%) Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (16.80%) Developer
2 47 (12.53%) Analyst
3 43 (11.47%) Architect
4 21 (5.60%) Network Engineer
5 17 (4.53%) Consultant
5 17 (4.53%) ETL Developer
6 16 (4.27%) Data Migration Developer
6 16 (4.27%) SQL Developer
7 15 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 14 (3.73%) Administrator
9 13 (3.47%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.20%) Deskside Engineer
10 12 (3.20%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.93%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.40%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (2.40%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.40%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.53%) .NET
2 20 (5.33%) Node.js
3 19 (5.07%) Qt
4 18 (4.80%) Web Services
5 17 (4.53%) ActiveX
5 17 (4.53%) DirectX
5 17 (4.53%) MFC
5 17 (4.53%) OpenGL
6 14 (3.73%) XML
7 11 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (2.67%) HTML
8 10 (2.67%) JSON
9 9 (2.40%) 802.1X
10 8 (2.13%) CSS
10 8 (2.13%) Middleware
11 7 (1.87%) Spring
12 6 (1.60%) CSS3
12 6 (1.60%) HTML5
13 5 (1.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.93%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.87%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.80%) PKI
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
9 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.53%) CESG
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.53%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) PMI
10 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.93%) Linux
2 62 (16.53%) Windows
3 26 (6.93%) Unix
4 14 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.67%) Solaris
7 8 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.33%) AIX
9 3 (0.80%) Android
9 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.80%) VME
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (28.27%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (13.87%) Scrum
3 46 (12.27%) Migration
4 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
5 40 (10.67%) DevOps
6 35 (9.33%) Test Automation
7 30 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (7.73%) TDD
9 27 (7.20%) ETL
10 26 (6.93%) Mathematics
11 24 (6.40%) BDD
12 21 (5.60%) Infrastructure Management
12 21 (5.60%) Project Management
13 19 (5.07%) PRINCE2
13 19 (5.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 19 (5.07%) Test Scripting
14 17 (4.53%) Data Migration
14 17 (4.53%) Incident Management
14 17 (4.53%) Risk Management
14 17 (4.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.20%) SQL
2 47 (12.53%) Java
3 36 (9.60%) C#
4 30 (8.00%) C++
4 30 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.40%) C
6 17 (4.53%) GLSL
6 17 (4.53%) HLSL
7 16 (4.27%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.47%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.20%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.20%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.67%) Python
11 8 (2.13%) Ruby
12 5 (1.33%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.07%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.80%) COBOL
14 3 (0.80%) F#
14 3 (0.80%) Groovy
14 3 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 280 (74.67%) SC Cleared
2 41 (10.93%) Degree
3 30 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.53%) CCNP
6 9 (2.40%) CCNA
6 9 (2.40%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.13%) PMP
7 8 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.87%) MCP
8 7 (1.87%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.33%) ISEB
10 5 (1.33%) MCSE
11 4 (1.07%) CNE
11 4 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.07%) Novell Certification
12 3 (0.80%) CISSP
12 3 (0.80%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.20%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.40%) QA
3 8 (2.13%) PMO
3 8 (2.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) COSHH
5 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.47%) Docker
3 10 (2.67%) ProxySG
4 8 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.07%) vSphere
7 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.27%) vCloud
9 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (5.07%) Ansible
2 13 (3.47%) SCCM
3 9 (2.40%) Puppet
4 8 (2.13%) Terraform
5 7 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.60%) QRadar
7 5 (1.33%) Kibana
8 4 (1.07%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.07%) logstash
8 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.07%) SCOM
9 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.53%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.53%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 64 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.87%) Oracle
3 34 (9.07%) Cisco
4 30 (8.00%) VMware
5 19 (5.07%) IBM
6 17 (4.53%) Juniper
6 17 (4.53%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 15 (4.00%) F5
8 14 (3.73%) HP
9 12 (3.20%) Citrix
9 12 (3.20%) Remedy
10 11 (2.93%) Palo Alto
11 10 (2.67%) Blue Coat
12 9 (2.40%) Talend
13 8 (2.13%) Atlassian
13 8 (2.13%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.87%) Symantec
15 5 (1.33%) McAfee
16 4 (1.07%) Sophos