Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 9 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 74 136 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 12.01% 16.50% 11.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.68% 57.38% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 80 46
Median daily rate £500 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £378 £359 £233
90th Percentile £561 £576 £678
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -12.04% +68.75% -62.35%

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 124 237 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.13% 28.76% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 117 81
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £230
90th Percentile £563 £575 £675
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 1
Median hourly rate £18.31 £16.00 £38.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.44% -58.18% +12.53%
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -50.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Essex.

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 31 March 2020. 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 +7 24 £535 +15.68% 2
Harlow 0 10 - - 3
Halstead - 2 £525 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 72 (97.30%) SC Cleared
2 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.49%) AWS
4 23 (31.08%) DevOps
5 20 (27.03%) Security Testing
5 20 (27.03%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (27.03%) Programme Management
6 19 (25.68%) Java
7 17 (22.97%) CISSP
8 16 (21.62%) Web Services
9 15 (20.27%) JIRA
10 14 (18.92%) Microservices
11 12 (16.22%) Business Transformation
12 11 (14.86%) User Stories
12 11 (14.86%) Open Source
12 11 (14.86%) Confluence
12 11 (14.86%) Oracle
13 10 (13.51%) MySQL
13 10 (13.51%) Spring
13 10 (13.51%) Public Sector
14 9 (12.16%) NCSC
14 9 (12.16%) Spring Boot
14 9 (12.16%) ETL
15 8 (10.81%) XML
15 8 (10.81%) Scrum
15 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (10.81%) Kanban
15 8 (10.81%) Coaching
16 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
16 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis

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 11 (14.86%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.35%) SAS
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.49%) AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.70%) BGP
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.70%) IPsec
3 2 (2.70%) LAN
3 2 (2.70%) Network Security
3 2 (2.70%) NX-OS
3 2 (2.70%) OSPF
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) VoIP
3 2 (2.70%) VPN
3 2 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) MySQL
2 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.11%) Pentaho
4 5 (6.76%) Data Mart
4 5 (6.76%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.41%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) JIRA
2 5 (6.76%) Selenium
3 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.05%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (4.05%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.35%) Gatling
5 1 (1.35%) Hudson
5 1 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 10 (13.51%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.70%) Electronics
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Architect
2 17 (22.97%) Security Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) AWS Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) Web Services
2 10 (13.51%) Spring
3 9 (12.16%) Spring Boot
4 8 (10.81%) XML
5 6 (8.11%) JDBC
5 6 (8.11%) Kafka
6 4 (5.41%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.35%) JSON
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) WSDL
7 1 (1.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) PKI
3 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) DevOps
3 20 (27.03%) Programme Management
3 20 (27.03%) Risk Assessment
3 20 (27.03%) Security Testing
4 14 (18.92%) Microservices
5 12 (16.22%) Business Transformation
6 11 (14.86%) Open Source
6 11 (14.86%) User Stories
7 9 (12.16%) ETL
8 8 (10.81%) Coaching
8 8 (10.81%) Kanban
8 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.81%) Scrum
9 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
9 7 (9.46%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.46%) Data Security
9 7 (9.46%) Data Strategy
10 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) Java
2 3 (4.05%) Perl
3 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) Java 8
4 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (97.30%) SC Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) CISSP
3 4 (5.41%) MCSE
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) MCDST
4 3 (4.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) NCSC
2 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) EnCase
1 2 (2.70%) QRadar
1 2 (2.70%) Terraform
2 1 (1.35%) Grafana
2 1 (1.35%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.35%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) AppDynamics
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.70%) IBM
4 2 (2.70%) Informatica
4 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.70%) Splunk
5 1 (1.35%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.35%) Juniper
5 1 (1.35%) Lotus
5 1 (1.35%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.35%) VMware