Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 46 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 11 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.06% 2.16% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.94% 12.20% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 28
Kent median daily rate £115 £380 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.74% -7.32% +17.14%
10th Percentile £108 £163 £338
90th Percentile £325 £491 £460
South East median daily rate £424 £423 £410
% change year-on-year +0.36% +3.05% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 - £17.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £30.91 £35.00
% change year-on-year -41.77% -11.69% +105.88%

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 Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 82 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 15.89% 17.75% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 46
Kent median daily rate £350 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +4.51% +2.07%
10th Percentile £129 £165 £199
90th Percentile £553 £569 £488
South East median daily rate £405 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +0.50% +0.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.74% -8.82% -51.50%
10th Percentile £9.90 £11.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £33.17 £19.50 £54.13
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.70% -36.11% +111.76%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Kent

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Kent

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Kent over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Kent

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Kent

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Dartford - 2 - -
Folkestone - 2 £111 -
Maidstone - 2 £115 - 1
Rochester - 1 - - 2
Canterbury - 1 £100 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) PlateSpin
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Capita
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) EPoS
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vCloud
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
3 2 (18.18%) Break/Fix
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Simulink
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics
4 1 (9.09%) Handset
4 1 (9.09%) SysML
4 1 (9.09%) RIA
4 1 (9.09%) Linux

Security 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 (9.09%) Simulink
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
2 1 (9.09%) Handset
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Break/Fix
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) vCloud
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Capita
1 2 (18.18%) PlateSpin
1 2 (18.18%) VMware