The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 46 22 51
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 13 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.45% 7.44% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.61% 29.91% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 6
Average daily rate £619 £393 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.54% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £403 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
SC Cleared
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
89 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.79% 24.88% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 48
Average daily rate £375 £380 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -11.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 6
Average hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 £32.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +45.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £28.25 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £49.54 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harlow 0 6 £356 -
Southend-on-Sea -17 2 £838 +108.07%
Chelmsford - 2 - - 1
Halstead - 1 £353 -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 4 (20.00%) QA
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Data Management
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) CESG
4 3 (15.00%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) RMADS
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (15.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (15.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (15.00%) CLAS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) ANSI C
5 2 (10.00%) CAN bus
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) VBScript
5 2 (10.00%) Windows

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (5.00%) 4G
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) LTE
2 1 (5.00%) UTRAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
1 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) CLAS Security Advisor
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
1 3 (15.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Security Advisor
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Quality Manager
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (5.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) CESG
1 3 (15.00%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.00%) CAN bus
2 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.00%) Data Management
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) V-Model
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) ANSI C
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (15.00%) CLAS
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) RMADS
3 2 (10.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) VMware