Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Kent
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 52 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 7 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.75% 1.47% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.61% 9.52% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Kent median daily rate £235 £113 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.15% -70.24% -5.00%
10th Percentile £133 £106 £163
90th Percentile £356 £220 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £416 £401
% change year-on-year +2.29% +3.75% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +125.71% -54.55% -9.94%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 66 84 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.46% 15.44% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 65
Kent median daily rate £338 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -10.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £165
90th Percentile £581 £541 £573
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Kent median hourly rate £24.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +83.50% -17.65%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £33.21 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £27.65
% change year-on-year +45.97% -7.09% -10.52%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Kent over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Kent over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Kent

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Kent region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Maidstone +15 2 £133 +15.89% 1
Canterbury +2 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Kent region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vCloud
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Simulink
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
1 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Assistant Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
1 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) vCloud
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
1 2 (28.57%) VMware