Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 151 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.01% 7.08% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.17% 42.75% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 31 18
Essex median daily rate £500 £418 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.76% - +4.38%
10th Percentile £325 £150 £188
90th Percentile £613 £550 £529
East of England median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £30.55
90th Percentile £58.25 - £45.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.41% -54.19% +31.36%

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 284 131 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.35% 16.56% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 69 150
Essex median daily rate £481 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.31% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £301 £213 £225
90th Percentile £613 £553 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 35
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £29.72 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.59% -15.09% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.32 £19.01 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £39.88 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £28.56
% change year-on-year -2.78% -36.97% +32.84%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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 +21 53 £500 +11.11% 6
Harlow - 24 £450 - 3
Chelmsford -2 4 £309 +105.83%
Basildon -1 2 £403 +34.17% 3
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 120 (79.47%) SC Cleared
2 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (29.14%) DevOps
4 39 (25.83%) Scrum
5 35 (23.18%) Linux
6 34 (22.52%) JIRA
7 33 (21.85%) Java
8 32 (21.19%) Oracle
9 30 (19.87%) Confluence
10 26 (17.22%) MySQL
11 25 (16.56%) Unix
11 25 (16.56%) SQL
12 24 (15.89%) Configuration Management
13 23 (15.23%) Ansible
14 21 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (13.91%) Shell Script
15 20 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (12.58%) Git (software)
16 19 (12.58%) Jenkins
16 19 (12.58%) User Stories
17 18 (11.92%) Pentaho
17 18 (11.92%) Open Source
18 17 (11.26%) Puppet
19 16 (10.60%) Relational Database
19 16 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
20 15 (9.93%) Continuous Deployment
21 14 (9.27%) Opscode Chef
21 14 (9.27%) 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 30 (19.87%) Confluence
2 9 (5.96%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.97%) Apache
5 5 (3.31%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.65%) WildFly
7 3 (1.99%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.99%) IIS
7 3 (1.99%) JBoss
7 3 (1.99%) Jetty
7 3 (1.99%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.99%) nginx
7 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.66%) TPMS
Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.99%) GitHub
4 3 (1.99%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.62%) Skype
2 5 (3.31%) Firewall
2 5 (3.31%) HTTP
3 4 (2.65%) Network Security
4 3 (1.99%) DHCP
4 3 (1.99%) DNS
4 3 (1.99%) FTP
4 3 (1.99%) Internet
4 3 (1.99%) IPsec
4 3 (1.99%) SSL
4 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.32%) DCCP
5 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.66%) MPLS
6 1 (0.66%) SAN
6 1 (0.66%) VoIP
6 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.22%) MySQL
2 18 (11.92%) Pentaho
3 16 (10.60%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.95%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.96%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.30%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.31%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (3.31%) GIS
9 3 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.32%) BODI
10 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (1.32%) HBase
10 2 (1.32%) Impala
10 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (22.52%) JIRA
2 19 (12.58%) Git (software)
2 19 (12.58%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.30%) Artifactory
3 8 (5.30%) SoapUI
4 7 (4.64%) Selenium
5 5 (3.31%) JUnit
6 4 (2.65%) GitLab
6 4 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (2.65%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.99%) JMeter
7 3 (1.99%) Maven
8 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.32%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.32%) FishEye
8 2 (1.32%) Hudson
8 2 (1.32%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (3.31%) Finance
2 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.32%) Electronics
2 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.32%) Marketing
2 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.32%) Publishing
2 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (19.21%) Developer
2 17 (11.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (9.27%) Architect
4 13 (8.61%) Analyst
5 10 (6.62%) Pentaho Developer
6 9 (5.96%) Consultant
7 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.97%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (3.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.31%) ETL Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (3.31%) Scrum Master
11 4 (2.65%) Administrator
11 4 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) Web Services
2 6 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.97%) Middleware
2 6 (3.97%) REST
2 6 (3.97%) Spring
3 4 (2.65%) .NET
3 4 (2.65%) GWT
3 4 (2.65%) Hibernate
3 4 (2.65%) J2EE
3 4 (2.65%) JSON
3 4 (2.65%) Spring Boot
3 4 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.65%) XML
4 3 (1.99%) Apache Flex
4 3 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.99%) RESTful
4 3 (1.99%) Servlets
4 3 (1.99%) SOAP
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.65%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.99%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.32%) NHS
4 2 (1.32%) PKI
4 2 (1.32%) PMI
4 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.66%) CESG
5 1 (0.66%) CMDB
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.18%) Linux
2 25 (16.56%) Unix
3 10 (6.62%) Windows
4 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.99%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.14%) DevOps
3 39 (25.83%) Scrum
4 24 (15.89%) Configuration Management
5 21 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (12.58%) User Stories
7 18 (11.92%) Open Source
8 16 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.93%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (9.27%) Project Management
11 13 (8.61%) Migration
11 13 (8.61%) TDD
12 12 (7.95%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (7.95%) Software Delivery
13 11 (7.28%) Kanban
13 11 (7.28%) Risk Management
14 10 (6.62%) ETL
15 8 (5.30%) PRINCE2
15 8 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (5.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.85%) Java
2 25 (16.56%) SQL
3 21 (13.91%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.96%) C
5 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.99%) Java 8
6 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.32%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) C#
8 1 (0.66%) COBOL
8 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (79.47%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.64%) Degree
3 4 (2.65%) BC Cleared
3 4 (2.65%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.65%) ISEB
3 4 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.65%) PMP
4 3 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.99%) CISSP
4 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.32%) CCNA
5 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.66%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) PMO
1 6 (3.97%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) Def Stans
2 4 (2.65%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.32%) GDPR
4 2 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.32%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) Docker
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.99%) Xen
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.66%) Firmware
3 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (15.23%) Ansible
2 17 (11.26%) Puppet
3 14 (9.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.99%) Terraform
5 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.66%) Kibana
6 1 (0.66%) logstash
6 1 (0.66%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.66%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (21.19%) Oracle
2 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.97%) Google
3 6 (3.97%) IBM
3 6 (3.97%) Informatica
4 5 (3.31%) Lotus
4 5 (3.31%) VMware
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco
6 3 (1.99%) Adobe
6 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.66%) EMC
8 1 (0.66%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.66%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.66%) Intel
8 1 (0.66%) Remedy
8 1 (0.66%) Symantec