Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 58 57
Rank change year-on-year +34 -1 -24
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 81 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.52% 5.26% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.93% 27.65% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 9
Essex median daily rate £481 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +80.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £273 £160 £100
90th Percentile £659 £580 £472
East of England median daily rate £400 £402 £363
% change year-on-year -0.37% +10.76% -13.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Essex median hourly rate £59.38 - £45.00
10th Percentile £57.81 - £21.71
90th Percentile £60.94 - £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £31.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -49.21% -17.11% +1.33%

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 169 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.95% 19.02% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 110 88
Essex median daily rate £475 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.03% +13.07% -12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £265 £204
90th Percentile £629 £544 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 19
Essex median hourly rate £37.94 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.96% -8.33% -15.29%
10th Percentile £19.96 £17.36 £12.20
90th Percentile £56.57 £45.80 £48.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year -45.00% -6.54% +51.29%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +27 36 £523 +7.18%
Harlow - 9 £450 - 7
Basildon -2 3 £354 +1.18% 4
Chelmsford -7 2 £310 +88.11% 5
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East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 57 (70.37%) SC Cleared
2 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (44.44%) DevOps
3 24 (29.63%) Java
3 24 (29.63%) Scrum
4 23 (28.40%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (25.93%) TDD
5 21 (25.93%) Web Services
6 18 (22.22%) C
6 18 (22.22%) JIRA
7 16 (19.75%) UML
8 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
8 15 (18.52%) Kanban
9 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.28%) Open Source
9 14 (17.28%) OO
9 14 (17.28%) Oracle
9 14 (17.28%) Jenkins
10 13 (16.05%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (16.05%) Middleware
10 13 (16.05%) REST
10 13 (16.05%) Atlassian
11 12 (14.81%) Selenium
11 12 (14.81%) Spring
11 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
11 12 (14.81%) GIS
11 12 (14.81%) JUnit
11 12 (14.81%) Linux
11 12 (14.81%) Geospatial Data
12 11 (13.58%) Ansible

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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 9 (11.11%) Apache
1 9 (11.11%) JBoss
2 5 (6.17%) Confluence
3 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.70%) IBM Domino
4 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.23%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.23%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) Jetty
6 1 (1.23%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.23%) nginx
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.23%) TPMS
6 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) GitHub
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.23%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) HTTP
2 5 (6.17%) Internet
3 3 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.70%) Skype
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) FTP
4 1 (1.23%) IPsec
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.81%) Geospatial Data
1 12 (14.81%) GIS
2 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.88%) MySQL
4 7 (8.64%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.17%) JasperReports
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.70%) Pentaho
7 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.47%) Impala
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.23%) Ingres
8 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.23%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) JIRA
2 14 (17.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.81%) JUnit
3 12 (14.81%) Selenium
4 10 (12.35%) CruiseControl
4 10 (12.35%) FishEye
4 10 (12.35%) Hudson
4 10 (12.35%) TeamCity
5 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.64%) Maven
7 6 (7.41%) Bitbucket
8 5 (6.17%) Ant
8 5 (6.17%) ClearQuest
8 5 (6.17%) Subversion
8 5 (6.17%) Zephyr
9 4 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (2.47%) GitLab
10 2 (2.47%) JMeter
10 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.17%) Electronics
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
1 5 (6.17%) Manufacturing
1 5 (6.17%) Marketing
1 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (13.58%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Developer
3 9 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Security Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Administrator
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (4.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) MySQL DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) Web Services
2 13 (16.05%) Middleware
2 13 (16.05%) REST
3 12 (14.81%) Spring
4 11 (13.58%) GWT
5 9 (11.11%) RESTful
6 8 (9.88%) SOAP
7 7 (8.64%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.64%) JMS
7 7 (8.64%) JSON
8 6 (7.41%) Apache Flex
8 6 (7.41%) CSS
9 5 (6.17%) Ajax
9 5 (6.17%) AWT
9 5 (6.17%) Swing
10 4 (4.94%) J2EE
11 3 (3.70%) XML
12 2 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (2.47%) Spring Boot
13 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.94%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.23%) CESG
4 1 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.70%) Windows
5 2 (2.47%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) AIX
6 1 (1.23%) CentOS
6 1 (1.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (44.44%) DevOps
2 24 (29.63%) Scrum
3 23 (28.40%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.93%) TDD
5 16 (19.75%) UML
6 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 15 (18.52%) Kanban
7 14 (17.28%) OO
7 14 (17.28%) Open Source
7 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
8 13 (16.05%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (12.35%) Issue Tracking
10 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.88%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (9.88%) Requirements Management
11 8 (9.88%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.64%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) Java
2 18 (22.22%) C
3 7 (8.64%) SQL
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) Perl
6 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.70%) Python
7 3 (3.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.47%) Java 8
9 1 (1.23%) COBOL
9 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (70.37%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) ISEB
2 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.47%) CISSP
3 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) CLAS
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.47%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.47%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Docker
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Ansible
2 5 (6.17%) Terraform
3 3 (3.70%) Consul
3 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
4 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) Atlassian
3 7 (8.64%) Google
4 6 (7.41%) Adobe
4 6 (7.41%) SAP
5 3 (3.70%) Informatica
5 3 (3.70%) Intel
5 3 (3.70%) Lotus
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.47%) BEA
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) webMethods
7 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.23%) ICL
7 1 (1.23%) Pega
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) WSO2