The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 38 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.06% 1.73% 5.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 8.51% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +162.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
SC Cleared
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
49 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.31% 20.35% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 35
Average daily rate £375 £335 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Rochester -3 2 - - 1
West Malling - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) PHP
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) LAMP
6 3 (20.00%) Operations Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Zend Studio
2 2 (13.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.67%) Behat
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Military
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) LAMP
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (13.33%) Zend Framework
2 2 (13.33%) EDIFACT
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (13.33%) CentOS
6 1 (6.67%) VMS
6 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Ada
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) Zend
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Wind River
Rochester, Kent
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