The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 7 43 23
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -20
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 39 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.54% 0.52% 3.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.49% 5.41% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate £370 £130 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+184.61% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £130 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £130 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
Security 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
94 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.81% 9.71% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 21 23
Average daily rate £373 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £191 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £19.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -51.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton - 22 £370 - 4
Security Cleared
East of England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 51 (85.00%) SC Cleared
2 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
3 18 (30.00%) Validation
4 16 (26.67%) C++
4 16 (26.67%) UML
4 16 (26.67%) Degree
4 16 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (21.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (21.67%) C#
5 13 (21.67%) Ada
6 12 (20.00%) .NET
7 11 (18.33%) C
7 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (15.00%) VxWorks
9 9 (15.00%) VectorCAST
10 8 (13.33%) Software Architecture
10 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 8 (13.33%) SOA
10 8 (13.33%) SQL
10 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 8 (13.33%) Aerospace
11 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (11.67%) Windows
12 6 (10.00%) SAP
12 6 (10.00%) Electronics
12 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (10.00%) Windows Server

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SAP HANA
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.00%) GIS
4 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.67%) Lumira
5 1 (1.67%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (21.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (15.00%) VectorCAST
4 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 8 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.00%) Electronics
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Principal Software Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Ada Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Ada Software Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.67%) BAPI
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) SAP Fiori
3 4 (6.67%) SAPUI5
4 3 (5.00%) SAP PI
5 2 (3.33%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (3.33%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) WSDL
5 2 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) Leaflet
6 1 (1.67%) MFC
6 1 (1.67%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (8.33%) VHDL
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) VxWorks
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) VMS
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
2 18 (30.00%) Validation
3 16 (26.67%) UML
4 10 (16.67%) OO
5 8 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.33%) SOA
5 8 (13.33%) Software Architecture
5 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.33%) ERP
6 5 (8.33%) Information Security
6 5 (8.33%) ITIL
6 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
6 5 (8.33%) Signal Processing
6 5 (8.33%) Stress Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) Security Patching
8 3 (5.00%) MODAF
8 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
8 3 (5.00%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) C++
2 13 (21.67%) Ada
2 13 (21.67%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) C
4 8 (13.33%) SQL
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.33%) ABAP
7 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) SAPscript
8 2 (3.33%) VB
9 1 (1.67%) Java
9 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.67%) Python
9 1 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (85.00%) SC Cleared
2 16 (26.67%) Degree
3 5 (8.33%) HNC
3 5 (8.33%) HND
4 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) APMP
5 1 (1.67%) BICSI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) BICSI RCDD
5 1 (1.67%) CCA
5 1 (1.67%) CISM
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) DO-254
1 5 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 5 (8.33%) JTAG
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 5 (8.33%) EMC
4 3 (5.00%) ESRI
4 3 (5.00%) Luciad
4 3 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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