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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 329 238 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 13.12% 11.83% 12.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.95% 50.11% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 105 133
10th Percentile £330 £319 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £625 £538 £556
90th Percentile £679 £598 £675
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 35 15
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.20 £14.75
25th Percentile £20.00 £15.50 £15.44
Median hourly rate £50.00 £34.54 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.76% -13.65% +128.57%
75th Percentile £56.00 £50.36 £54.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £39.50 £32.06
% change year-on-year +32.91% +23.23% -19.86%

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 732 475 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.19% 23.62% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 228 291
10th Percentile £230 £223 £263
25th Percentile £385 £350 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £449 £474
Median % change year-on-year +8.08% -5.39% +5.40%
75th Percentile £588 £529 £538
90th Percentile £678 £600 £600
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 76 26
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £17.54
Median hourly rate £19.81 £26.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.94% -33.13% +100.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.44 £55.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £60.82
England median hourly rate £41.81 £33.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +25.74% +19.84% -15.28%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +1 173 £519 +22.06% 28
Cambridgeshire +6 64 £500 +13.64% 15
Essex +10 49 £550 +7.32% 4
Suffolk -1 20 £530 +52.52% 3
Bedfordshire -9 16 £450 -13.46% 9
Norfolk +5 7 £200 -11.11%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 283 (86.02%) SC Cleared
2 90 (27.36%) Agile
3 82 (24.92%) Linux
4 74 (22.49%) Social Skills
5 73 (22.19%) Windows
6 64 (19.45%) Microsoft
7 57 (17.33%) Software Engineering
8 48 (14.59%) C++
8 48 (14.59%) Public Sector
9 46 (13.98%) Aerospace
9 46 (13.98%) Validation
10 43 (13.07%) Retail
11 42 (12.77%) Incident Management
12 40 (12.16%) TCP/IP
13 38 (11.55%) C
14 37 (11.25%) CI/CD
15 35 (10.64%) Java
15 35 (10.64%) Python
16 33 (10.03%) Visualisation
17 32 (9.73%) Scrum
18 30 (9.12%) Mathematics
19 29 (8.81%) Degree
19 29 (8.81%) C#
20 28 (8.51%) ITIL
20 28 (8.51%) Presentation Skills
20 28 (8.51%) Synthetic Environment
21 27 (8.21%) MATLAB
21 27 (8.21%) DevOps
22 26 (7.90%) JIRA
22 26 (7.90%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (2.74%) Confluence
2 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.91%) SAS
5 2 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (7.90%) Simulink
2 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.91%) Windchill
6 2 (0.61%) CATIA
7 1 (0.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.08%) AWS
2 14 (4.26%) Azure
3 10 (3.04%) Amazon EKS
4 8 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.43%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (2.13%) Serverless
6 6 (1.82%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.22%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (0.91%) GCP
9 3 (0.91%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.30%) npm
10 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.30%) Route 53
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.16%) TCP/IP
2 26 (7.90%) Ethernet
3 25 (7.60%) WAN
4 20 (6.08%) Firewall
4 20 (6.08%) LAN
5 16 (4.86%) DNS
6 9 (2.74%) Network Security
6 9 (2.74%) VPN
6 9 (2.74%) Wireless
7 6 (1.82%) BGP
8 5 (1.52%) Junos
8 5 (1.52%) Skype
9 4 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.22%) IPsec
9 4 (1.22%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.22%) OSPF
9 4 (1.22%) VoIP
10 3 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.91%) Internet
10 3 (0.91%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.82%) Power BI
2 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.91%) MySQL
3 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.91%) Pentaho
3 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.30%) DB2
4 1 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.30%) GIS
4 1 (0.30%) Impala
Development Applications
1 26 (7.90%) Eclipse
1 26 (7.90%) JIRA
1 26 (7.90%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.17%) GitLab
4 14 (4.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (3.04%) Artifactory
5 10 (3.04%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.04%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.13%) NetBeans
7 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.91%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.61%) Gradle
10 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.30%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.30%) JUnit
10 1 (0.30%) LSMW
10 1 (0.30%) Maven
10 1 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 74 (22.49%) Social Skills
2 48 (14.59%) Public Sector
3 46 (13.98%) Aerospace
4 43 (13.07%) Retail
5 28 (8.51%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (6.99%) Military
7 15 (4.56%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.65%) Finance
9 11 (3.34%) Electronics
10 7 (2.13%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.91%) Law
13 2 (0.61%) Advertising
13 2 (0.61%) Automotive
13 2 (0.61%) Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.30%) Legal
14 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (11.85%) Software Engineer
2 34 (10.33%) Analyst
3 30 (9.12%) C++ Software Engineer
4 23 (6.99%) Service Analyst
5 22 (6.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (5.78%) Architect
6 19 (5.78%) C# Software Engineer
7 18 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.47%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (5.47%) Network Engineer
8 15 (4.56%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Developer
10 12 (3.65%) Scrum Master
11 11 (3.34%) C Software Engineer
11 11 (3.34%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (3.34%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.04%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.86%) .NET
2 9 (2.74%) Node.js
3 8 (2.43%) Web Services
4 7 (2.13%) ActiveX
4 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET Core
4 7 (2.13%) DirectX
4 7 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (2.13%) MFC
4 7 (2.13%) OpenGL
4 7 (2.13%) Qt
4 7 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.82%) XML
6 4 (1.22%) Spring
7 3 (0.91%) CSS
7 3 (0.91%) Django
7 3 (0.91%) FastAPI
7 3 (0.91%) Flask
7 3 (0.91%) React
8 2 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.86%) Data Centre
1 16 (4.86%) FPGA
2 12 (3.65%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.04%) ASIC
4 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.82%) VHDL
5 4 (1.22%) CMDB
5 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.91%) User Experience
7 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.30%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 82 (24.92%) Linux
2 73 (22.19%) Windows
3 15 (4.56%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.52%) Unix
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) VMS
7 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (27.36%) Agile
2 57 (17.33%) Software Engineering
3 46 (13.98%) Validation
4 42 (12.77%) Incident Management
5 37 (11.25%) CI/CD
6 33 (10.03%) Visualisation
7 32 (9.73%) Scrum
8 30 (9.12%) Mathematics
9 28 (8.51%) ITIL
9 28 (8.51%) Synthetic Environment
10 27 (8.21%) DevOps
11 26 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (7.29%) Test Scripting
13 22 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (5.78%) Coaching
14 19 (5.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (5.47%) OO
15 18 (5.47%) TDD
16 17 (5.17%) Project Management
16 17 (5.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.59%) C++
2 38 (11.55%) C
3 35 (10.64%) Java
3 35 (10.64%) Python
4 29 (8.81%) C#
5 27 (8.21%) MATLAB
6 16 (4.86%) SQL
7 12 (3.65%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.04%) Groovy
8 10 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.74%) Bash
9 9 (2.74%) Perl
10 7 (2.13%) GLSL
10 7 (2.13%) HLSL
11 6 (1.82%) Tcl
12 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 283 (86.02%) SC Cleared
2 29 (8.81%) Degree
3 24 (7.29%) MCP
4 22 (6.69%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.74%) CISSP
8 8 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.13%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.82%) PMP
11 4 (1.22%) CCNA
12 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.91%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.61%) APMP
13 2 (0.61%) CEH
13 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.26%) QA
2 9 (2.74%) PMO
3 5 (1.52%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 3 (0.91%) RMADS
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.30%) AQAP
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) GPG13
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.30%) NCSC
6 1 (0.30%) NIST
6 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.30%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.38%) Docker
3 11 (3.34%) vSphere
4 8 (2.43%) Firmware
5 7 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.61%) KVM
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.99%) Ansible
2 18 (5.47%) Terraform
3 16 (4.86%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.13%) Packer
5 4 (1.22%) Grafana
5 4 (1.22%) Kibana
5 4 (1.22%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.61%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) QRadar
7 2 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (19.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.29%) IBM
3 22 (6.69%) Cisco
4 21 (6.38%) Sun
5 18 (5.47%) Juniper
5 18 (5.47%) Oracle
6 13 (3.95%) Atlassian
7 10 (3.04%) VMware
8 7 (2.13%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.82%) SAP
10 5 (1.52%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.52%) Remedy
10 5 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.91%) HP
12 3 (0.91%) Informatica
12 3 (0.91%) McAfee
12 3 (0.91%) NetApp
12 3 (0.91%) Snow
12 3 (0.91%) Talend