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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 39 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 27 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.68% 3.08% 8.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.21% 17.07% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 10
Median daily rate £453 £589 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.05% +50.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £215 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £850 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -10.17% +18.78%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 103 82 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 25.50% 18.02% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 54
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £833 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -9 15 £488 -41.79%
Basildon - 3 £350 -
Halstead 0 1 £165 -53.19%
Harlow -1 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
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East of England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 25 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 24 (36.92%) Oracle
3 19 (29.23%) SAP
4 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
5 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (21.54%) BC Cleared
8 12 (18.46%) Data Migration
8 12 (18.46%) SAP BPC
8 12 (18.46%) SAP BW
8 12 (18.46%) Migration
9 10 (15.38%) Scrum
9 10 (15.38%) C
9 10 (15.38%) SQL
9 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 9 (13.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (13.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 9 (13.85%) Post-Production
10 9 (13.85%) System Testing
10 9 (13.85%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (12.31%) J2EE
11 8 (12.31%) Linux
11 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
11 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
11 8 (12.31%) DevOps
12 7 (10.77%) Coaching
12 7 (10.77%) JIRA
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration

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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 (9.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 5 (7.69%) JBoss
2 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Jetty
4 1 (1.54%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.54%) nginx
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 3 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (18.46%) SAP BPC
2 4 (6.15%) SAP PS
3 3 (4.62%) SAP MII
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (3.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.54%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.54%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) HTTP
2 5 (7.69%) SSL
2 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) DNS
4 1 (1.54%) FTP
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SAP BW
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 9 (13.85%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (13.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 9 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.62%) MaxDB
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.08%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
7 2 (3.08%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (3.08%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.54%) MySQL
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) JIRA
2 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.23%) Selenium
3 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) JMeter
3 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.15%) Subversion
5 3 (4.62%) NWDI
5 3 (4.62%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.08%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.54%) Maven
7 1 (1.54%) PVCS
7 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.54%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) XDoclet
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Military
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Functional Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) SAP Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) SAP Functional Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) SAP BI Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) J2EE
2 6 (9.23%) Middleware
3 5 (7.69%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.62%) SAP Basis
5 2 (3.08%) Dropwizard
5 2 (3.08%) EJB
5 2 (3.08%) JAX-RS
5 2 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) Servlets
5 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
6 1 (1.54%) .NET
6 1 (1.54%) EclipseLink
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) JMS
6 1 (1.54%) JSP
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) CMDB
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Unix
4 3 (4.62%) Windows
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) VME
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (18.46%) Data Migration
4 12 (18.46%) Migration
5 10 (15.38%) Scrum
5 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (13.85%) Post-Production
6 9 (13.85%) System Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) DevOps
8 7 (10.77%) Coaching
8 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.77%) Open Source
8 7 (10.77%) SOA
9 6 (9.23%) Kanban
9 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.23%) SDLC
9 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) C
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) ABAP
2 7 (10.77%) Perl
3 6 (9.23%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.54%) Groovy
6 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) BC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) ISEB
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) APMP
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) SAP
3 5 (7.69%) WSO2
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.62%) Sybase
6 2 (3.08%) Ariba
6 2 (3.08%) BEA
6 2 (3.08%) Informatica
6 2 (3.08%) Pega
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) webMethods
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) BMC
7 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.54%) Google
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Samsung
7 1 (1.54%) VMware