Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 52 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.35% 3.98% 3.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.39% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 16
Essex median daily rate £409 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.77% -18.75% -9.09%
10th Percentile £133 £100 £261
90th Percentile £554 £525 £494
East of England median daily rate £395 £384 £414
% change year-on-year +2.93% -7.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.79% +16.22%
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £33.62
% change year-on-year -52.00% +11.56% +43.04%

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 132 204 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.12% 23.86% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 131 85
Essex median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £225 £235
90th Percentile £551 £505 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 20
Essex median hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -13.58% +17.86%
10th Percentile £20.10 £15.75 £24.70
90th Percentile £41.50 £46.00 £48.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.83 £21.01
% change year-on-year -13.59% -0.83% -7.16%

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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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -34 15 £450 +14.65%
Basildon +11 10 £150 -63.64%
Chelmsford +4 3 £150 +50.00%
Saffron Walden - 1 £300 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 33 (63.46%) SC Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) VMware
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
6 9 (17.31%) Finance
7 8 (15.38%) Oracle
7 8 (15.38%) Linux
8 7 (13.46%) Java
8 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
8 7 (13.46%) Scrum
8 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
9 6 (11.54%) MySQL
9 6 (11.54%) JBoss
9 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
9 6 (11.54%) Ingres
10 5 (9.62%) Solaris
10 5 (9.62%) Apache
10 5 (9.62%) J2EE
10 5 (9.62%) HP
10 5 (9.62%) SOA
10 5 (9.62%) Cisco
10 5 (9.62%) IBM
10 5 (9.62%) Brocade
10 5 (9.62%) Kanban
10 5 (9.62%) Degree

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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 6 (11.54%) JBoss
1 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) Confluence
4 3 (5.77%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos Planning
1 2 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.92%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Ingres
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.77%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos Connection
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos Event Studio
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos Query Studio
5 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) MOLAP
5 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.85%) OLAP
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre Manager
2 7 (13.46%) Data Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (9.62%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) WebLogic Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Cognos Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Deskside Support
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) J2EE
2 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 4 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) XML Schema
3 2 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) CCTV
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) PACS
5 1 (1.92%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Solaris
4 3 (5.77%) CentOS
4 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) Scrum
3 5 (9.62%) DevOps
3 5 (9.62%) Kanban
3 5 (9.62%) SOA
4 4 (7.69%) Migration
4 4 (7.69%) UML
5 3 (5.77%) Coaching
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL
5 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (5.77%) Project Management
5 3 (5.77%) TDD
5 3 (5.77%) User Stories
5 3 (5.77%) Validation
6 2 (3.85%) Analytics
6 2 (3.85%) BDD
6 2 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.85%) Software Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.77%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) CISSP
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) HND
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Terraform
1 3 (5.77%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) VMware
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.62%) Brocade
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco
4 5 (9.62%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) IBM
5 4 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (5.77%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix
6 3 (5.77%) Cloudera
6 3 (5.77%) CommVault
7 2 (3.85%) Cognos