Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 18 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +33 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 72 155 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.09% 14.33% 6.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.43% 53.45% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 95 29
Essex median daily rate £488 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £195 £325 £147
90th Percentile £575 £613 £557
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £383
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.11% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Essex median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -1.43% -1.41% -52.67%

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 140 290 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.45% 26.80% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 155 69
Essex median daily rate £475 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +22.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £187 £303 £163
90th Percentile £575 £613 £553
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Essex median hourly rate £19.75 £13.50 £26.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.35% -48.96% -24.13%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.32 £18.46
90th Percentile £37.83 £48.84 £39.90
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -2.78% -34.78%

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 16 November 2019.

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

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 16 November 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
Harlow 0 24 £450 - 2
Southend-on-Sea -1 16 £528 +5.65% 1
Basildon +3 3 £343 -14.91% 3
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 67 (93.06%) SC Cleared
2 30 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.56%) DevOps
4 18 (25.00%) AWS
5 16 (22.22%) Open Source
6 15 (20.83%) Linux
7 14 (19.44%) Scrum
8 13 (18.06%) Java
8 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (16.67%) Web Services
9 12 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (16.67%) Security Testing
10 11 (15.28%) JIRA
10 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.28%) Unix
11 10 (13.89%) Windows
11 10 (13.89%) CISSP
11 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
11 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
11 10 (13.89%) TDD
11 10 (13.89%) Programme Management
11 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
11 10 (13.89%) Confluence
11 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.50%) Ansible
12 9 (12.50%) Terraform
12 9 (12.50%) ETL
13 8 (11.11%) Business Transformation
13 8 (11.11%) Public Sector
13 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment

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 10 (13.89%) Confluence
2 7 (9.72%) SAS
3 3 (4.17%) JBoss
4 2 (2.78%) Apache
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.78%) WildFly
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Windchill
2 2 (2.78%) Simulink
3 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) DHCP
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) SAN
2 2 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
3 1 (1.39%) Skype
3 1 (1.39%) VLAN
3 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.39%) Impala
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) JIRA
2 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.33%) Artifactory
3 6 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (5.56%) JUnit
5 3 (4.17%) Selenium
5 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.78%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (2.78%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.39%) JMeter
7 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (11.11%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.17%) Avionics
3 2 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Architect
2 11 (15.28%) Security Architect
3 10 (13.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Server Support
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (8.33%) Spring
3 4 (5.56%) Middleware
4 3 (4.17%) GWT
4 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.17%) Java EE
4 3 (4.17%) JMS
4 3 (4.17%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.17%) Swing
5 2 (2.78%) J2EE
5 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) WinForms
5 2 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.94%) PKI
2 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Linux
2 11 (15.28%) Unix
3 10 (13.89%) Windows
4 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.78%) CentOS
8 1 (1.39%) AIX
8 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) DevOps
3 16 (22.22%) Open Source
4 14 (19.44%) Scrum
5 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.89%) Programme Management
8 10 (13.89%) TDD
9 9 (12.50%) ETL
10 8 (11.11%) Business Transformation
10 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (9.72%) Service Management
11 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.33%) SOA
12 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.33%) User Stories
13 5 (6.94%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) Java
2 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (5.56%) C
4 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.56%) VB
5 3 (4.17%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Delphi
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (93.06%) SC Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) CISSP
3 5 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) MCDST
5 3 (4.17%) MCP
5 3 (4.17%) MCSE
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.78%) ISEB
7 1 (1.39%) CCDP
7 1 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) OCPJP
7 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) NCSC
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Ansible
1 9 (12.50%) Terraform
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) Google
5 2 (2.78%) Forcepoint
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 2 (2.78%) WSO2
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.39%) Remedy
6 1 (1.39%) Snow
6 1 (1.39%) Sun