Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 37 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.54% 3.56% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.35% 16.35% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Kent median daily rate £338 £175 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.86% -50.00% -15.46%
10th Percentile £232 £122 £133
90th Percentile £416 £402 £454
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Kent median hourly rate £47.75 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.38% - -
South East median hourly rate £16.77 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.83% - -55.00%

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 62 104 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.14% 21.76% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 66
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £313 £147 £123
90th Percentile £644 £578 £484
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
Kent median hourly rate £30.50 £39.90 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.56% +45.74% -81.44%
10th Percentile £15.13 £11.84 £20.94
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.88 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £25.66 £31.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -17.22% +44.19% -33.59%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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
Rochester +3 2 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 £160 - 2
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) vCloud
2 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) SysML
4 2 (16.67%) Military
4 2 (16.67%) DO-178B
4 2 (16.67%) DO-254
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
5 1 (8.33%) Electronics
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Device Driver

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 (8.33%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
3 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) SysML
2 2 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) DO-178B
1 2 (16.67%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) vCloud
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) PlateSpin
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) BMC