The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security 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 Clearance
Rank 41 12 30
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 18 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.40% 10.47% 5.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.22% 42.06% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 12
Average daily rate £553 £400 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.12% +50.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £350 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
Security 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%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Security 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 Security 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 -15 4 £703 +74.53%
Chelmsford - 2 - - 1
Halstead - 1 £353 -
Security Cleared
East of England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.92%) QA
5 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) Windows
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
7 4 (10.81%) V-Model
7 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
7 4 (10.81%) C
7 4 (10.81%) Linux
7 4 (10.81%) ISEB
7 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 3 (8.11%) ANSI C
8 3 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (8.11%) CLAS
8 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) Puppet
8 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013

Security 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 Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.70%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) UTRAN
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) PVCS
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (2.70%) Advertising
1 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) CLAS Security Advisor
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Advisor
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Ajax
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) CSS3
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) HTML5
1 2 (5.41%) JSON
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
1 2 (5.41%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) Django
2 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) JAX-RS
2 1 (2.70%) JSP
2 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.70%) Servlets
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) CESG
1 3 (8.11%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.41%) CAN bus
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) VME
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.81%) SDLC
5 4 (10.81%) V-Model
5 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Requirements Management
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
2 3 (8.11%) ANSI C
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (8.11%) CLAS
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCDST
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
3 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.11%) RMADS
4 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (5.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) BEA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Dell
3 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee
3 1 (2.70%) Panasonic
3 1 (2.70%) Sophos
3 1 (2.70%) WSO2