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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 42 30 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -26
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1 1 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.36% 0.53% 11.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 2.33% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.19 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+84.38% -36.84%
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
52 43 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.91% 22.87% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 37
Average daily rate £450 £344 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 - £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
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 27 February 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) LAMP
5 3 (21.43%) Operations Management
5 3 (21.43%) Zend
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) vSphere
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Algorithms

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Zend Studio
2 2 (14.29%) PHPUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.14%) Behat
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) LAMP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Zend Framework
2 2 (14.29%) EDIFACT
3 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) VAX
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) VMS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Operations Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Ada
3 2 (14.29%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Zend
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Wind River