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 3 months to 26 April 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 Clearance
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 35
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.33% 3.98% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 21.35% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 2
Median daily rate £350 £423 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.15% +46.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £105 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £466 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +15.94%  

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 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 60 89 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.00% 18.66% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 14
Median daily rate £276 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.10% -29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +351.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £108.10 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Kent

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Kent over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) APMP
3 2 (28.57%) Military
3 2 (28.57%) Information Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Communications Security
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) PKI
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Information Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Communications Security
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) APMP
3 2 (28.57%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA