The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 43 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.40% 1.48% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 8.54% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
69 82 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.40% 17.34% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 24
Average daily rate £328 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +141.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) SAP HR
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) VMS
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SAP HCM
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) BDD
2 2 (11.76%) ATDD
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) DO-254
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HR
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) SAP HR Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Development Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) VHDL
1 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) VMS
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
1 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
1 2 (11.76%) Workflow
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) Scrum
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) BDD
1 2 (11.76%) ATDD
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
1 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (5.88%) Stress Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
2 1 (5.88%) Network Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) HNC
3 1 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) JTAG
1 1 (5.88%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.88%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) NetApp
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle