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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 40 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.98% 0.98% 2.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 5.45% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£400 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.49% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
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
40 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.11% 17.92% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 28
Average daily rate £388 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.05 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +233.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Dover - 3 £400 -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Zend

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Zend