Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 33 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 388 287 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.70% 5.87% 4.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.25% 31.54% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 139 117
East of England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £136 £147 £188
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
England median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 21
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -52.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.97 £9.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £46.15 £51.25
England median hourly rate £24.50 £34.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -27.94% +21.43% -3.45%

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 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 964 910 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.14% 18.61% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 464 539
East of England median daily rate £415 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £177 £200 £193
90th Percentile £572 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 98 78
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.81%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.78 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.04 £27.66 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.09% +8.47% +13.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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 +2 191 £360 -10.67% 36
Essex +44 117 £494 +17.21% 35
Suffolk +7 26 £425 +281.27% 1
Cambridgeshire -28 22 £280 -25.33% 14
Bedfordshire +14 17 £175 -53.95% 25
Norfolk +21 15 £162 -56.93% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 272 (70.10%) SC Cleared
2 88 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (19.33%) Windows
4 69 (17.78%) Linux
4 69 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 59 (15.21%) SQL
6 52 (13.40%) Scrum
6 52 (13.40%) JIRA
7 51 (13.14%) Java
8 49 (12.63%) Software Engineering
9 46 (11.86%) C
10 44 (11.34%) Migration
11 41 (10.57%) Oracle
12 40 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
12 40 (10.31%) DevOps
13 38 (9.79%) Cisco
13 38 (9.79%) Configuration Management
14 37 (9.54%) Active Directory
15 36 (9.28%) DV Cleared
15 36 (9.28%) Git (software)
16 32 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (7.99%) Confluence
17 31 (7.99%) Risk Management
18 30 (7.73%) Web Services
18 30 (7.73%) Unix
18 30 (7.73%) Test Automation
18 30 (7.73%) Mathematics
18 30 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (7.47%) Degree
19 29 (7.47%) C++

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 (7.99%) Confluence
2 11 (2.84%) Apache
2 11 (2.84%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.06%) IIS
3 8 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.03%) JBoss
4 4 (1.03%) ThingWorx
4 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.77%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.77%) Jetty
5 3 (0.77%) Mongrel
5 3 (0.77%) nginx
5 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 40 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.55%) Windchill
5 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Simulink
6 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.26%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.06%) Office 365
4 5 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.77%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.52%) Taleo
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.22%) Ethernet
2 26 (6.70%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.44%) Firewall
4 22 (5.67%) DNS
5 17 (4.38%) LAN
5 17 (4.38%) VPN
6 16 (4.12%) DHCP
7 13 (3.35%) Skype
7 13 (3.35%) Wireless
7 13 (3.35%) Wireshark
8 11 (2.84%) IPsec
8 11 (2.84%) Network Security
9 10 (2.58%) VoIP
10 8 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.80%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.80%) FTP
12 6 (1.55%) HTTP
12 6 (1.55%) OSPF
12 6 (1.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.19%) MySQL
1 24 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.61%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.09%) Pentaho
6 9 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.29%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.29%) GIS
9 5 (1.29%) Power BI
10 4 (1.03%) DataStage
10 4 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.77%) QualityStage
12 2 (0.52%) Impala
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 52 (13.40%) JIRA
2 36 (9.28%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.64%) Visual Studio
5 16 (4.12%) Eclipse
5 16 (4.12%) NetBeans
6 15 (3.87%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (3.87%) Selenium
7 12 (3.09%) Subversion
8 11 (2.84%) GDB
8 11 (2.84%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (2.84%) Rational Team Concert
9 8 (2.06%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.06%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.55%) JMeter
11 6 (1.55%) JUnit
12 5 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.29%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (4.90%) Military
2 18 (4.64%) Aerospace
3 17 (4.38%) Finance
4 12 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.58%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Electronics
7 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (13.40%) Analyst
2 35 (9.02%) Developer
3 30 (7.73%) Project Manager
4 25 (6.44%) Support Engineer
5 21 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 18 (4.64%) Desktop Support
6 18 (4.64%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 17 (4.38%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.12%) Architect
9 14 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (3.61%) ETL Developer
10 13 (3.35%) Consultant
10 13 (3.35%) Deployment Engineer
10 13 (3.35%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 13 (3.35%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.09%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (2.84%) C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (2.84%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (2.84%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.73%) Web Services
2 22 (5.67%) .NET
3 17 (4.38%) Node.js
4 16 (4.12%) ActiveX
4 16 (4.12%) DirectX
4 16 (4.12%) MFC
4 16 (4.12%) OpenGL
4 16 (4.12%) Qt
5 15 (3.87%) Middleware
5 15 (3.87%) XML
6 13 (3.35%) JSON
7 9 (2.32%) REST
8 7 (1.80%) CSS
9 6 (1.55%) HTML
9 6 (1.55%) HTML5
9 6 (1.55%) Spring
10 5 (1.29%) 802.1X
10 5 (1.29%) GWT
10 5 (1.29%) SOAP
10 5 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.35%) PKI
3 12 (3.09%) Reference Data
4 11 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.55%) Clustering
6 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
9 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (19.33%) Windows
2 69 (17.78%) Linux
3 30 (7.73%) Unix
4 18 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.80%) CentOS
8 6 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.29%) Solaris
9 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.52%) HPUX
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (13.40%) Scrum
3 49 (12.63%) Software Engineering
4 44 (11.34%) Migration
5 40 (10.31%) DevOps
6 38 (9.79%) Configuration Management
7 31 (7.99%) Risk Management
8 30 (7.73%) Mathematics
8 30 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (7.73%) Test Automation
9 28 (7.22%) TDD
10 24 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (6.19%) ITIL
11 23 (5.93%) Infrastructure Management
11 23 (5.93%) Project Management
12 22 (5.67%) ETL
12 22 (5.67%) SDLC
13 19 (4.90%) Open Source
13 19 (4.90%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.21%) SQL
2 51 (13.14%) Java
3 46 (11.86%) C
4 29 (7.47%) C++
5 27 (6.96%) C#
6 23 (5.93%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.15%) Shell Script
8 18 (4.64%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.38%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.12%) GLSL
10 16 (4.12%) HLSL
11 8 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.80%) Python
12 7 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.03%) VB
14 3 (0.77%) Java 8
15 2 (0.52%) Korn
15 2 (0.52%) Perl
15 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 272 (70.10%) SC Cleared
2 36 (9.28%) DV Cleared
3 29 (7.47%) Degree
4 14 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.58%) CCNA
6 8 (2.06%) ISEB
6 8 (2.06%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.80%) MCP
8 6 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.55%) PMP
9 5 (1.29%) BC Cleared
9 5 (1.29%) CCNP
9 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.03%) CISSP
10 4 (1.03%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.35%) SLA
2 8 (2.06%) PMO
2 8 (2.06%) QA
3 5 (1.29%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.32%) vSphere
4 6 (1.55%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.77%) Docker
5 3 (0.77%) Xen
5 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (4.64%) Ansible
2 15 (3.87%) Puppet
3 14 (3.61%) SCCM
4 11 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.29%) SCOM
6 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.77%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.77%) QRadar
7 3 (0.77%) Terraform
8 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.26%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.57%) Oracle
3 38 (9.79%) Cisco
4 27 (6.96%) VMware
5 14 (3.61%) Juniper
6 12 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.84%) Remedy
7 11 (2.84%) Talend
8 10 (2.58%) NetApp
9 9 (2.32%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.32%) IBM
9 9 (2.32%) SAP
10 7 (1.80%) Google
10 7 (1.80%) HP
11 6 (1.55%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.55%) BMC
11 6 (1.55%) Citrix
11 6 (1.55%) McAfee
11 6 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.29%) Informatica