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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 44 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.51% 0.89% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 9.38% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£130 £255 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.01% -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
SC Cleared
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
58 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.87% 9.50% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 30
Average daily rate £450 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £630 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £12.51 £37.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £28.80 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 2
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) PMP
2 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
4 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Junior
1 3 (27.27%) Junior Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) DBA
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Account Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Statistics
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) PMP
2 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) HNC
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft