The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 29 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 22 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.75% 1.11% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.88% 6.52% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate £410 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
Security 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
69 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.17% 16.97% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 28
Average daily rate £378 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £412 -
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (18.52%) Driving Licence
4 5 (18.52%) AIX
4 5 (18.52%) Solaris
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) Veritas
5 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Clustering
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.81%) DBS Check
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
6 3 (11.11%) NHS
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) SQL
7 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (7.41%) EPoS
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Retail
7 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.41%) Use Case
7 2 (7.41%) IronPort
7 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) ArcSight Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Driving Licence
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) NHS
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) EPoS
4 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) AIX
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
3 2 (7.41%) Use Case
4 1 (3.70%) ETL
4 1 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Presales
4 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Test Management
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) LINC
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Veritas
1 4 (14.81%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
3 2 (7.41%) IronPort