Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 35 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -27
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 63 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.12% 7.08% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.01% 29.38% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 12
Essex median daily rate £475 £450 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.50% -3.44%
10th Percentile £230 £341 £136
90th Percentile £677 £548 £849
East of England median daily rate £400 £410 £363
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.10% -5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Essex median hourly rate - £14.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.47% +11.76%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% -20.21% +25.33%

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 134 194 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.39% 24.10% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 132 74
Essex median daily rate £475 £363 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +1.75% -9.24%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £200
90th Percentile £671 £534 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 19
Essex median hourly rate £27.38 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.77% -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.05 £19.67
90th Percentile £36.16 £45.70 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -52.86% -2.78% +60.00%

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

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 24 May 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

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 24 May 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 +16 28 £510 +12.58%
Harlow +1 7 £463 - 7
Basildon -4 2 £354 -11.47% 14
Chelmsford -5 2 £310 -29.86% 2
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 38 (60.32%) SC Cleared
2 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) DevOps
4 22 (34.92%) Java
5 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (28.57%) Scrum
7 17 (26.98%) TDD
8 16 (25.40%) C
8 16 (25.40%) Web Services
9 14 (22.22%) Open Source
10 13 (20.63%) Middleware
11 12 (19.05%) UML
11 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
11 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
12 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
12 11 (17.46%) Kanban
12 11 (17.46%) JIRA
12 11 (17.46%) Atlassian
12 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.87%) OO
14 9 (14.29%) JUnit
14 9 (14.29%) Linux
14 9 (14.29%) Spring
14 9 (14.29%) Finance
14 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
14 9 (14.29%) Ansible
14 9 (14.29%) REST
14 9 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
15 8 (12.70%) Geospatial Data

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 8 (12.70%) Apache
1 8 (12.70%) JBoss
2 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Jetty
4 1 (1.59%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.59%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) TPMS
4 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.59%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) HTTP
2 4 (6.35%) SSL
2 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.17%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) DHCP
5 1 (1.59%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) FTP
5 1 (1.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.70%) Geospatial Data
2 8 (12.70%) GIS
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.35%) JasperReports
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 11 (17.46%) JIRA
3 9 (14.29%) JUnit
4 8 (12.70%) CruiseControl
4 8 (12.70%) FishEye
4 8 (12.70%) Hudson
4 8 (12.70%) Selenium
4 8 (12.70%) TeamCity
5 7 (11.11%) Subversion
6 6 (9.52%) Maven
7 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.35%) Ant
8 4 (6.35%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.35%) ClearQuest
8 4 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (6.35%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.17%) GitLab
10 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.59%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Electronics
2 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Marketing
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Architect
2 8 (12.70%) Software Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Developer
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Tester
5 3 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Project Controller
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) Web Services
2 13 (20.63%) Middleware
3 9 (14.29%) REST
3 9 (14.29%) Spring
4 8 (12.70%) GWT
5 7 (11.11%) RESTful
6 6 (9.52%) JMS
6 6 (9.52%) SOAP
7 5 (7.94%) CSS
7 5 (7.94%) Hibernate
7 5 (7.94%) J2EE
7 5 (7.94%) JSON
8 4 (6.35%) Ajax
8 4 (6.35%) Apache Flex
8 4 (6.35%) AWT
8 4 (6.35%) Swing
9 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.17%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.17%) XML
10 1 (1.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.17%) CESG
3 2 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) PACS
4 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) VME
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) DevOps
3 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (28.57%) Scrum
5 17 (26.98%) TDD
6 14 (22.22%) Open Source
7 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
7 12 (19.05%) UML
8 11 (17.46%) Kanban
8 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
9 10 (15.87%) OO
10 9 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (12.70%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (12.70%) Issue Tracking
11 8 (12.70%) SOA
12 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
12 7 (11.11%) Requirements Management
13 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
2 16 (25.40%) C
3 6 (9.52%) Perl
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) Python
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) COBOL
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (60.32%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) CLAS
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.59%) CISSP
3 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) MBCS
3 1 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.59%) HL7
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.59%) PMO
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Ansible
2 4 (6.35%) Terraform
3 3 (4.76%) Consul
3 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Atlassian
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Google
4 4 (6.35%) Adobe
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) SAP
5 3 (4.76%) Intel
6 2 (3.17%) BEA
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) webMethods
6 2 (3.17%) WSO2
7 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.59%) ICL
7 1 (1.59%) Informatica
7 1 (1.59%) Pega
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) VMware