The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East / Kent
Rank 44 37 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.70% 5.16% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 25.56% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 1
Median daily rate £350 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +18.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

SC 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 Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 48 90 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 16.90% 20.18% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 69 22
Median daily rate £350 £270 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -36.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £29.92 £170.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.40% +351.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Kent region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Military
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) APMP
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Arabic Language
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) PKI
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) SEO

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Military
2 2 (25.00%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) APMP
3 2 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA