Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 40 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +21 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.36% 1.81% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.59% 9.18% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Kent median daily rate £115 £355 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.61% -6.58% +4.83%
10th Percentile £113 £163 £325
90th Percentile £248 £525 £434
South East median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Kent median hourly rate - £125.00 -
South East median hourly rate £17.64 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.07% +4.67% +97.37%

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 73 98 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.17% 19.76% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 69 42
Kent median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £253
90th Percentile £528 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.50% -17.65% -51.50%
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

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 17 November 2017.

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
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 17 November 2017. 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 - 2 £115 -
Dartford - 2 - -
Folkestone - 1 £111 - 1
Canterbury - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Break/Fix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 1 (14.29%) vCloud
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Capita
3 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Build Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) EPoS Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EPoS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) vCloud
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Capita
1 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
1 1 (14.29%) VMware