Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 60 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.89% 5.31% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.86% 20.45% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 17
Essex median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £147 £189 £262
90th Percentile £558 £525 £568
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £401
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.31% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.25% +66.48%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +6.67% +87.50%

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 140 220 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.42% 25.94% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 148 67
Essex median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £174 £225 £198
90th Percentile £544 £491 £555
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 22
Essex median hourly rate £32.35 £33.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.15% -17.68% +16.56%
10th Percentile £19.01 £15.75 £25.93
90th Percentile £39.88 £43.75 £48.44
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.05% +21.27%

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

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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 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Essex

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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

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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 13 December 2017. 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 -17 17 £450 +14.65% 1
Basildon +3 6 £150 -66.67% 1
Chelmsford +5 2 £150 -40.00%
Harlow +4 2 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 £300 - 3
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 37 (61.67%) SC Cleared
2 18 (30.00%) VMware
3 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
5 12 (20.00%) Finance
6 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
7 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.67%) Scrum
8 8 (13.33%) IBM
8 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (11.67%) Kanban
9 7 (11.67%) Brocade
9 7 (11.67%) Degree
9 7 (11.67%) Windows
10 6 (10.00%) SOA
10 6 (10.00%) Middleware
10 6 (10.00%) Cisco
10 6 (10.00%) HP
10 6 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (10.00%) DevOps
10 6 (10.00%) Coaching
11 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.33%) User Stories
11 5 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 5 (8.33%) Project Management
11 5 (8.33%) Java
11 5 (8.33%) SQL
11 5 (8.33%) TDD

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 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.67%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) SSL
2 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Cognos Connection
2 3 (5.00%) Cognos Event Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Cognos Query Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.00%) MOLAP
2 3 (5.00%) OLAP
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.33%) Ingres
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.33%) Subversion
2 3 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) French Language
2 1 (1.67%) Law
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (11.67%) Analyst
1 7 (11.67%) Data Centre Manager
1 7 (11.67%) Data Manager
2 6 (10.00%) Architect
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Cognos Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Deskside Support
6 2 (3.33%) Project Controller
6 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Middleware
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) XML Schema
3 2 (3.33%) XSLT
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) CCTV
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.67%) CESG
4 1 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Handset
4 1 (1.67%) PACS
4 1 (1.67%) Photography
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) CentOS
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.67%) Scrum
3 7 (11.67%) Kanban
4 6 (10.00%) Coaching
4 6 (10.00%) DevOps
4 6 (10.00%) SOA
5 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 5 (8.33%) TDD
5 5 (8.33%) User Stories
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
6 4 (6.67%) Open Source
6 4 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Java
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.00%) CISSP
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.33%) VCAP
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.67%) CCA
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CLAS
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.33%) Docker
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Terraform
1 3 (5.00%) yum
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) VMware
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.33%) IBM
4 7 (11.67%) Brocade
5 6 (10.00%) Cisco
5 6 (10.00%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) 3PAR
6 4 (6.67%) Oracle
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) Cloudera
7 3 (5.00%) Cognos
7 3 (5.00%) CommVault
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) WSO2