Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 28 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 -22
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 70 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.85% 7.37% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.24% 27.91% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 17
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +2.48%
10th Percentile £150 £298 £318
90th Percentile £597 £525 £843
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +69.30%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -60.00% +9.38% +66.67%

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 134 215 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.78% 26.41% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 159 80
Essex median daily rate £431 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £183 £213 £236
90th Percentile £625 £519 £577
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -19.77% +8.86%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +47.37% +21.79%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -3 18 £475 -2.56% 3
Basildon -3 6 £150 -66.67% 5
Harlow +2 5 £340 - 3
Chelmsford +3 2 £150 -66.10%
Saffron Walden - 1 £300 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 47 (67.14%) SC Cleared
2 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.29%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
5 15 (21.43%) VMware
6 14 (20.00%) TDD
6 14 (20.00%) Finance
6 14 (20.00%) Java
6 14 (20.00%) DevOps
7 13 (18.57%) Open Source
7 13 (18.57%) Middleware
7 13 (18.57%) Data Centre
8 12 (17.14%) C
8 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (17.14%) Kanban
9 11 (15.71%) Web Services
9 11 (15.71%) UML
10 9 (12.86%) OO
10 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.86%) JUnit
10 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
10 9 (12.86%) Degree
10 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
10 9 (12.86%) REST
10 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
11 8 (11.43%) FishEye
11 8 (11.43%) Hudson
11 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
11 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (10.00%) JBoss
2 6 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (2.86%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) HTTP
2 5 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (5.71%) SSL
3 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) Geospatial Data
2 8 (11.43%) GIS
3 4 (5.71%) JasperReports
3 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Cognos Connection
4 3 (4.29%) Cognos Event Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Cognos Query Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.29%) MOLAP
4 3 (4.29%) OLAP
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.43%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.43%) Ingres
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.86%) JUnit
2 8 (11.43%) CruiseControl
2 8 (11.43%) FishEye
2 8 (11.43%) Hudson
2 8 (11.43%) JIRA
2 8 (11.43%) Subversion
2 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
3 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.71%) Ant
4 4 (5.71%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.71%) ClearQuest
4 4 (5.71%) Maven
4 4 (5.71%) Selenium
4 4 (5.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.71%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Electronics
2 1 (1.43%) Law
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
2 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (10.00%) Architect
1 7 (10.00%) Data Centre Manager
1 7 (10.00%) Data Manager
2 5 (7.14%) Consultant
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
2 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Analyst
3 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Project Controller
3 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Developer
4 3 (4.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) Middleware
2 11 (15.71%) Web Services
3 9 (12.86%) REST
4 8 (11.43%) GWT
5 5 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.14%) JSON
5 5 (7.14%) Spring
6 4 (5.71%) Ajax
6 4 (5.71%) Apache Flex
6 4 (5.71%) AWT
6 4 (5.71%) CSS
6 4 (5.71%) JMS
6 4 (5.71%) RESTful
6 4 (5.71%) SOAP
6 4 (5.71%) Swing
7 2 (2.86%) J2EE
7 2 (2.86%) XML
7 2 (2.86%) XSLT
8 1 (1.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.86%) PACS
4 1 (1.43%) CCTV
4 1 (1.43%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Photography
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Scrum
3 14 (20.00%) DevOps
3 14 (20.00%) TDD
4 13 (18.57%) Open Source
5 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (17.14%) Kanban
6 11 (15.71%) UML
7 9 (12.86%) OO
7 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.43%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (11.43%) Issue Tracking
8 8 (11.43%) SOA
9 6 (8.57%) Coaching
9 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.57%) Project Management
9 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Budget Control
10 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) C
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (67.14%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) CISSP
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.86%) VCAP
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.43%) CCA
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CLAS
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.43%) HL7
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.86%) Docker
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
1 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) VMware
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 8 (11.43%) IBM
4 7 (10.00%) Brocade
5 6 (8.57%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.71%) Adobe
6 4 (5.71%) Google
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 3 (4.29%) Citrix
7 3 (4.29%) Cognos
7 3 (4.29%) CommVault
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle
7 3 (4.29%) WSO2
8 1 (1.43%) Intel
8 1 (1.43%) SAP