Period
to 21 February 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 8 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 59 146 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.54% 17.16% 10.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.73% 58.40% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 87 40
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £343 £325 £150
90th Percentile £562 £605 £597
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Essex median hourly rate - £28.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -48.57% +100.00% -60.00%

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 104 250 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.57% 29.38% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 127 71
Essex median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £230 £316 £185
90th Percentile £575 £613 £625
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 1
Essex median hourly rate £18.16 £14.50 £38.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.21% -62.10% +10.90%
East of England median hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +43.75% +14.29% -50.00%

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

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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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +5 21 £533 +12.26% 7
Harlow 0 12 £450 - 2
Halstead - 2 £525 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 57 (96.61%) SC Cleared
2 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Risk Assessment
3 20 (33.90%) Security Testing
4 18 (30.51%) Programme Management
4 18 (30.51%) Web Services
5 17 (28.81%) AWS
5 17 (28.81%) DevOps
6 16 (27.12%) CISSP
7 13 (22.03%) Business Transformation
7 13 (22.03%) Open Source
8 10 (16.95%) Confluence
8 10 (16.95%) NCSC
8 10 (16.95%) JIRA
8 10 (16.95%) Oracle
9 9 (15.25%) ETL
9 9 (15.25%) MySQL
10 8 (13.56%) Scrum
10 8 (13.56%) Public Sector
10 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (13.56%) Kanban
10 8 (13.56%) Coaching
11 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
11 7 (11.86%) User Stories
11 7 (11.86%) Data Strategy
11 7 (11.86%) Data Security
11 7 (11.86%) Data Analysis
11 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
11 7 (11.86%) XML
11 7 (11.86%) Data Warehouse

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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 10 (16.95%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) Open Workbench
1 1 (1.69%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) DNS
2 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.39%) BGP
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.39%) IPsec
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) NX-OS
3 2 (3.39%) OSPF
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) MySQL
2 7 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.86%) RDBMS
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.17%) Pentaho
4 5 (8.47%) Data Mart
4 5 (8.47%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (6.78%) PowerCenter
6 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) JIRA
2 5 (8.47%) Selenium
3 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.08%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (5.08%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) Gatling
6 1 (1.69%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (13.56%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Architect
2 16 (27.12%) Security Architect
3 10 (16.95%) Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (3.39%) AWS Architect
7 2 (3.39%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) DBA
8 1 (1.69%) Server Support
8 1 (1.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) Web Services
2 7 (11.86%) XML
3 6 (10.17%) JDBC
3 6 (10.17%) Kafka
4 4 (6.78%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Spring
6 1 (1.69%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.69%) GWT
6 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.69%) Java EE
6 1 (1.69%) JMS
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.69%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Risk Assessment
2 20 (33.90%) Security Testing
3 18 (30.51%) Programme Management
4 17 (28.81%) DevOps
5 13 (22.03%) Business Transformation
5 13 (22.03%) Open Source
6 9 (15.25%) ETL
7 8 (13.56%) Coaching
7 8 (13.56%) Kanban
7 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (13.56%) Scrum
8 7 (11.86%) Data Analysis
8 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
8 7 (11.86%) Data Security
8 7 (11.86%) Data Strategy
8 7 (11.86%) User Stories
9 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.17%) TDD
9 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) MATLAB
2 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) Java 8
3 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) Python
3 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (96.61%) SC Cleared
2 16 (27.12%) CISSP
3 4 (6.78%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCDST
4 3 (5.08%) MCP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) NCSC
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) EnCase
1 2 (3.39%) QRadar
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Grafana
2 1 (1.69%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.69%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) SAP
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.39%) Informatica
5 2 (3.39%) Splunk
6 1 (1.69%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) Lotus
6 1 (1.69%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) VMware