The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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 Check (SC) Clearance
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.23% 3.08% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 15.38% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

SC 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 Suffolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24 52 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 19.35% 20.00% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 22
Median daily rate £280 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Suffolk

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Suffolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Suffolk

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Suffolk

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 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
Ipswich +10 2 - -
Bury St Edmunds +7 2 - -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Google
3 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) GoogleTest
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) MSTest
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Acronis
1 2 (28.57%) Google
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Lotus
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle