Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 66 47
Rank change year-on-year +42 -19 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 118 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.13% 4.49% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.37% 29.23% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 23 9
Essex median daily rate £475 £418 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +67.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £325 £133 £100
90th Percentile £600 £576 £408
East of England median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £16.07
90th Percentile £58.25 - £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -52.00% +8.70%

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 239 130 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.56% 15.35% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 69 114
Essex median daily rate £475 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.01% +34.17% -25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £162 £225
90th Percentile £600 £567 £488
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 27
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -12.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23.78 £21.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.91 £46.00 £47.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £21.67
% change year-on-year -14.15% -5.91% +3.17%

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 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Essex

Security Cleared
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 21 September 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 +27 46 £523 +16.11% 12
Harlow - 15 £450 - 8
Chelmsford +1 4 £309 +105.83% 5
Basildon -3 2 £133 -11.15% 3
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 90 (76.27%) SC Cleared
2 46 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (33.05%) DevOps
4 33 (27.97%) Scrum
5 30 (25.42%) JIRA
6 29 (24.58%) Java
7 26 (22.03%) Linux
8 25 (21.19%) Confluence
9 24 (20.34%) Oracle
10 23 (19.49%) Configuration Management
11 21 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (16.95%) Ansible
12 20 (16.95%) MySQL
12 20 (16.95%) SQL
12 20 (16.95%) Unix
13 19 (16.10%) Git (software)
13 19 (16.10%) Jenkins
14 18 (15.25%) Shell Script
15 17 (14.41%) Open Source
15 17 (14.41%) User Stories
16 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (11.86%) Relational Database
17 14 (11.86%) Puppet
17 14 (11.86%) Continuous Deployment
17 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
17 14 (11.86%) TDD
18 13 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (10.17%) Pentaho
19 12 (10.17%) Project Management

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 25 (21.19%) Confluence
2 8 (6.78%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.08%) Apache
4 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.54%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.54%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.54%) IIS
5 3 (2.54%) JBoss
5 3 (2.54%) Jetty
5 3 (2.54%) Mongrel
5 3 (2.54%) nginx
5 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.69%) WildFly
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.85%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.85%) TPMS
Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.54%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) Skype
2 5 (4.24%) HTTP
3 4 (3.39%) Firewall
4 3 (2.54%) DHCP
4 3 (2.54%) DNS
4 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.54%) FTP
4 3 (2.54%) Internet
4 3 (2.54%) IPsec
4 3 (2.54%) SSL
4 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.69%) DCCP
5 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.85%) MPLS
6 1 (0.85%) Network Security
6 1 (0.85%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) VoIP
6 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) MySQL
2 14 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.17%) Pentaho
3 12 (10.17%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.78%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.24%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (4.24%) GIS
7 2 (1.69%) Impala
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.85%) HBase
8 1 (0.85%) Ingres
8 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.42%) JIRA
2 19 (16.10%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.10%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.78%) Artifactory
4 7 (5.93%) Selenium
4 7 (5.93%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.39%) JUnit
5 4 (3.39%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (3.39%) Zephyr
6 3 (2.54%) GitLab
7 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.69%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.69%) FishEye
7 2 (1.69%) Hudson
7 2 (1.69%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.69%) JMeter
7 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.69%) Maven
7 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Electronics
2 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.54%) Marketing
2 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (13.56%) Developer
2 15 (12.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Architect
5 7 (5.93%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Consultant
6 6 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Pentaho Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.24%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.24%) Security Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.39%) Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Security Manager
8 4 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) Web Services
2 6 (5.08%) Middleware
3 5 (4.24%) REST
4 4 (3.39%) GWT
4 4 (3.39%) Spring
5 3 (2.54%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) Apache Flex
5 3 (2.54%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.54%) J2EE
5 3 (2.54%) JSON
5 3 (2.54%) RESTful
5 3 (2.54%) Servlets
5 3 (2.54%) SOAP
6 2 (1.69%) CSS
6 2 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.69%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.69%) XML
7 1 (0.85%) JMS
7 1 (0.85%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.85%) CESG
5 1 (0.85%) CMDB
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Linux
2 20 (16.95%) Unix
3 10 (8.47%) Windows
4 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) AIX
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.05%) DevOps
3 33 (27.97%) Scrum
4 23 (19.49%) Configuration Management
5 21 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (14.41%) Open Source
6 17 (14.41%) User Stories
7 14 (11.86%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (11.86%) TDD
8 13 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.17%) Project Management
10 11 (9.32%) Kanban
10 11 (9.32%) Migration
11 9 (7.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.78%) Software Delivery
13 7 (5.93%) Coaching
13 7 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (5.93%) SDLC
13 7 (5.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) Java
2 20 (16.95%) SQL
3 18 (15.25%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.47%) C
5 3 (2.54%) Java 8
6 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
6 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.69%) Python
6 2 (1.69%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) COBOL
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 90 (76.27%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.08%) Degree
3 4 (3.39%) BC Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) ISEB
3 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Def Stans
3 3 (2.54%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.54%) PMO
3 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.69%) GCP
4 2 (1.69%) GDPR
4 2 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.54%) Xen
3 2 (1.69%) Docker
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (16.95%) Ansible
2 14 (11.86%) Puppet
3 11 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.39%) Terraform
5 1 (0.85%) Consul
5 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.85%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.85%) QRadar
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) Oracle
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.08%) Google
4 5 (4.24%) Informatica
5 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.39%) SAP
6 3 (2.54%) Adobe
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco
6 3 (2.54%) Intel
6 3 (2.54%) Lotus
6 3 (2.54%) VMware
7 2 (1.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.85%) EMC
8 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.85%) ICL
8 1 (0.85%) Juniper
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec