The first table below looks at the demand for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 44 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.45% 2.62% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 13.89% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £338 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.12% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
55 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.47% 18.85% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 26
Average daily rate £400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Bedfordshire region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 - - 1
Bedford - - - -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Military
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (35.71%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (28.57%) SLA
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (14.29%) Sun
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (42.86%) Military
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 4 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 5 (35.71%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) FMECA
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) Ada
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Sun
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle