Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 25 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 +36 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 132 83 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.88% 10.55% 5.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.19% 47.43% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 51 33
Essex median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +80.00%
10th Percentile £322 £265 £159
90th Percentile £593 £666 £582
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £59.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.05% - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -49.21% -17.11%

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 223 175 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.84% 22.24% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 99 107
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £274 £206 £265
90th Percentile £575 £622 £546
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 13
Essex median hourly rate £30.00 £37.94 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.92% +14.96% -8.33%
10th Percentile £14.88 £19.96 £17.36
90th Percentile £39.75 £56.57 £45.80
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.64% -45.00% -6.54%

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 17 July 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 July 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 40 £463 - 8
Southend-on-Sea -14 36 £425 -18.66%
Basildon 0 4 £219 -38.22%
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 119 (90.15%) SC Cleared
2 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (24.24%) Oracle
4 29 (21.97%) Linux
5 28 (21.21%) Scrum
6 26 (19.70%) JIRA
6 26 (19.70%) DevOps
7 24 (18.18%) Confluence
7 24 (18.18%) ETL
8 22 (16.67%) Unix
8 22 (16.67%) MySQL
9 21 (15.91%) Java
10 20 (15.15%) Oracle Database
11 19 (14.39%) Ansible
12 18 (13.64%) TDD
12 18 (13.64%) Terraform
13 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
13 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
14 13 (9.85%) Pentaho
14 13 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (9.85%) Configuration Management
14 13 (9.85%) Cisco
15 12 (9.09%) SQL
15 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
15 12 (9.09%) Shell Script
16 11 (8.33%) Wireless
16 11 (8.33%) Data Modelling

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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 24 (18.18%) Confluence
2 7 (5.30%) SAS
3 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.27%) JBoss
4 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.52%) WildFly
6 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Simulink
2 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) GitHub
3 1 (0.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) Wireless
2 9 (6.82%) Cisco Wireless
2 9 (6.82%) Firewall
2 9 (6.82%) LAN
3 6 (4.55%) Network Security
3 6 (4.55%) VLAN
4 5 (3.79%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (3.03%) VPN
5 4 (3.03%) WLAN
6 3 (2.27%) Skype
7 2 (1.52%) BGP
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.52%) DNS
7 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.52%) NX-OS
7 2 (1.52%) OSPF
7 2 (1.52%) SAN
7 2 (1.52%) VoIP
7 2 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) MySQL
2 20 (15.15%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.85%) Pentaho
4 10 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (6.82%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.06%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.79%) BODI
8 5 (3.79%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.03%) Data Mart
9 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.03%) PowerCenter
10 3 (2.27%) Big Data
10 3 (2.27%) Impala
10 3 (2.27%) Ingres
10 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (19.70%) JIRA
2 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.55%) Artifactory
3 6 (4.55%) Selenium
3 6 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.79%) JMeter
4 5 (3.79%) JUnit
5 4 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (3.03%) LabVIEW
6 3 (2.27%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.27%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) GitLab
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.76%) Avionics
2 1 (0.76%) Back Office
2 1 (0.76%) Finance
2 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Consultant
2 19 (14.39%) Developer
3 18 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Analyst
4 12 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 11 (8.33%) Architect
6 7 (5.30%) DBA
6 7 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.79%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (3.03%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.58%) XML
2 8 (6.06%) Spring
3 7 (5.30%) Web Services
4 5 (3.79%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (3.79%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.79%) Java EE
5 4 (3.03%) GWT
5 4 (3.03%) JDBC
5 4 (3.03%) JMS
5 4 (3.03%) Kafka
5 4 (3.03%) Middleware
5 4 (3.03%) Swing
6 3 (2.27%) SOAP
6 3 (2.27%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.52%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.52%) CSS
7 2 (1.52%) HTML
8 1 (0.76%) .NET
8 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.79%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.76%) NHS
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) Linux
2 22 (16.67%) Unix
3 13 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.30%) Windows
5 6 (4.55%) Solaris
6 5 (3.79%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.52%) AIX
7 2 (1.52%) CentOS
7 2 (1.52%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.21%) Scrum
3 26 (19.70%) DevOps
4 24 (18.18%) ETL
5 18 (13.64%) TDD
6 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
6 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (9.85%) Configuration Management
7 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.58%) Coaching
10 9 (6.82%) BDD
10 9 (6.82%) Kanban
10 9 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 9 (6.82%) User Stories
11 7 (5.30%) Data Analysis
11 7 (5.30%) Data Integration
11 7 (5.30%) Migration
11 7 (5.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) Java
2 12 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 12 (9.09%) SQL
3 8 (6.06%) Ruby
4 6 (4.55%) C
5 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.27%) Perl
6 3 (2.27%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) COBOL
7 2 (1.52%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) Delphi
8 1 (0.76%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 119 (90.15%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.79%) Degree
5 4 (3.03%) CCNA
5 4 (3.03%) ISEB
5 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.52%) CCIE
7 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CCNP
7 1 (0.76%) CEH
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
7 1 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.76%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) COSHH
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.03%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (14.39%) Ansible
2 18 (13.64%) Terraform
3 6 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.27%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.52%) QRadar
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (24.24%) Oracle
2 13 (9.85%) Cisco
3 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.55%) Informatica
6 5 (3.79%) IBM
6 5 (3.79%) SAP
7 4 (3.03%) EMC
7 4 (3.03%) Google
7 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.03%) VMware
8 3 (2.27%) Rapid7
9 2 (1.52%) Intel
10 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.76%) Brocade
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix
10 1 (0.76%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.76%) Remedy
10 1 (0.76%) Sun