Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 163 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.60% 8.24% 7.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.60% 43.08% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 28 43
Essex median daily rate £500 £409 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% -9.17% +1.41%
10th Percentile £325 £150 £320
90th Percentile £613 £570 £525
East of England median daily rate £463 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +25.42% -7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £16.05
90th Percentile £47.50 - £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +54.29% -56.25% -

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 283 130 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.82% 19.12% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 65 162
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +16.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £188 £225
90th Percentile £618 £594 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 31
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £39.01 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +11.44% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £29.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.93 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +15 64 £500 +11.42% 2
Harlow 0 25 £450 +95.65% 7
Basildon +1 2 £316 +110.83% 3
Chelmsford 0 1 £130 -13.33%
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 133 (81.60%) SC Cleared
2 57 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (28.22%) Linux
4 44 (26.99%) DevOps
5 42 (25.77%) Java
6 40 (24.54%) Scrum
7 38 (23.31%) Oracle
8 36 (22.09%) JIRA
9 33 (20.25%) Confluence
10 28 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
11 27 (16.56%) Ansible
11 27 (16.56%) MySQL
12 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.34%) SQL
13 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
14 24 (14.72%) Unix
15 22 (13.50%) Shell Script
15 22 (13.50%) Configuration Management
15 22 (13.50%) Pentaho
16 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
16 21 (12.88%) Open Source
16 21 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (12.27%) User Stories
18 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
19 17 (10.43%) Puppet
20 16 (9.82%) Relational Database
20 16 (9.82%) Software Delivery
20 16 (9.82%) IBM
21 15 (9.20%) Project Management

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (20.25%) Confluence
2 12 (7.36%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.52%) WildFly
4 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.91%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.68%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.84%) Apache
7 3 (1.84%) IIS
7 3 (1.84%) Jetty
7 3 (1.84%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.84%) nginx
7 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.61%) JBoss
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.61%) TPMS
Applications
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.29%) GitHub
4 5 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.84%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Office 365
7 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) Skype
2 5 (3.07%) Firewall
3 4 (2.45%) Internet
3 4 (2.45%) Network Security
4 3 (1.84%) DHCP
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
4 3 (1.84%) FTP
4 3 (1.84%) HTTP
4 3 (1.84%) IPsec
4 3 (1.84%) SSL
4 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.23%) DCCP
5 2 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.61%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.61%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) VSAN
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.56%) MySQL
2 22 (13.50%) Pentaho
3 16 (9.82%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.36%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.52%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.29%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.45%) BODI
8 4 (2.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.84%) Impala
10 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.23%) HBase
10 2 (1.23%) IDMS
10 2 (1.23%) Ingres
10 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (22.09%) JIRA
2 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.13%) Artifactory
5 8 (4.91%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.68%) Selenium
7 5 (3.07%) JMeter
8 4 (2.45%) GitLab
8 4 (2.45%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (2.45%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.84%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.84%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.84%) JUnit
9 3 (1.84%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.84%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.84%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.23%) Maven
11 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (4.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.23%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Military
4 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (24.54%) Developer
2 19 (11.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) Architect
4 14 (8.59%) Java Developer
5 13 (7.98%) Analyst
6 10 (6.13%) Consultant
6 10 (6.13%) Pentaho Developer
7 8 (4.91%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.29%) DevOps Developer
8 7 (4.29%) ETL Developer
9 6 (3.68%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (3.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (3.07%) Scrum Master
11 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.45%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.13%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (4.91%) Middleware
4 7 (4.29%) Spring
4 7 (4.29%) Spring Boot
5 6 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.45%) .NET
6 4 (2.45%) CSS
6 4 (2.45%) HTML
6 4 (2.45%) J2EE
6 4 (2.45%) Sensu
6 4 (2.45%) XML
7 3 (1.84%) CSS3
7 3 (1.84%) HTML5
7 3 (1.84%) RESTful
7 3 (1.84%) Servlets
8 2 (1.23%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.23%) JMS
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.07%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.45%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.23%) NHS
3 2 (1.23%) PKI
3 2 (1.23%) PMI
3 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.61%) CESG
4 1 (0.61%) CMDB
4 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.22%) Linux
2 24 (14.72%) Unix
3 9 (5.52%) Windows
4 7 (4.29%) Solaris
5 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.84%) AIX
6 3 (1.84%) VME
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.99%) DevOps
3 40 (24.54%) Scrum
4 22 (13.50%) Configuration Management
5 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (12.88%) Open Source
5 21 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (12.27%) User Stories
7 16 (9.82%) Software Delivery
8 15 (9.20%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (9.20%) Project Management
9 14 (8.59%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (7.36%) ETL
10 12 (7.36%) Risk Management
10 12 (7.36%) TDD
11 11 (6.75%) Migration
12 10 (6.13%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.13%) Test Automation
13 9 (5.52%) Coaching
13 9 (5.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.77%) Java
2 25 (15.34%) SQL
3 22 (13.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.29%) C
5 6 (3.68%) Ruby
6 4 (2.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.45%) Python
7 3 (1.84%) C++
7 3 (1.84%) Clojure
7 3 (1.84%) COBOL
7 3 (1.84%) Erlang
7 3 (1.84%) F#
7 3 (1.84%) Groovy
7 3 (1.84%) Haskell
7 3 (1.84%) Scala
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.61%) C#
9 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (81.60%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.52%) Degree
3 5 (3.07%) ISEB
3 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.45%) PMP
4 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.84%) CISSP
5 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.23%) CCNA
6 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) PMO
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.84%) GDPR
3 2 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.23%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Docker
2 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.84%) Xen
5 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (16.56%) Ansible
2 17 (10.43%) Puppet
3 14 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.07%) Terraform
5 4 (2.45%) Kibana
5 4 (2.45%) logstash
6 3 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.84%) QRadar
7 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.23%) Nexpose
7 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (23.31%) Oracle
2 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.82%) IBM
4 9 (5.52%) VMware
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.84%) Google
7 3 (1.84%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.23%) Juniper
8 2 (1.23%) Lotus
8 2 (1.23%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec
9 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.61%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Intel
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds