The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 54 76 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 55.10% 51.35% 31.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 91.53% 88.37% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 4
Average daily rate £450 £490 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +74.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £639 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
Security Cleared
Gloucestershire

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

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
59 86 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 60.20% 58.11% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 6
Average daily rate £400 £493 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +89.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £450 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £669 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +95.00%
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 Cheltenham

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 59 (69.41%) DV Cleared
2 26 (30.59%) Java
3 25 (29.41%) Linux
4 23 (27.06%) Unix
5 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
6 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (21.18%) Bash Shell
8 17 (20.00%) Python
9 16 (18.82%) Oracle
10 13 (15.29%) Windows
10 13 (15.29%) SOAP
11 12 (14.12%) Web Services
11 12 (14.12%) Middleware
11 12 (14.12%) webMethods
12 11 (12.94%) SQL
12 11 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
12 11 (12.94%) REST
13 10 (11.76%) Project Management
13 10 (11.76%) Shell Script
14 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
14 9 (10.59%) Scrum
15 8 (9.41%) Cisco
15 8 (9.41%) ITIL
16 7 (8.24%) C++
16 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
16 7 (8.24%) HP
16 7 (8.24%) QA
16 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
17 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (7.06%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.53%) JBoss
3 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) LAN
1 6 (7.06%) WAN
2 4 (4.71%) DNS
2 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) BGP
3 3 (3.53%) HTTP
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.35%) DHCP
4 2 (2.35%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) Internet
4 2 (2.35%) IPv6
4 2 (2.35%) MPLS
4 2 (2.35%) OSPF
4 2 (2.35%) SAN
4 2 (2.35%) SSL
4 2 (2.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.18%) LTE
5 1 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.18%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) OLTP
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.18%) OrientDB
3 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
2 4 (4.71%) Selenium
3 3 (3.53%) Subversion
3 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.35%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (2.35%) RSpec
5 1 (1.18%) Ant
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.18%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Legal
2 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Developer
2 8 (9.41%) Administrator
2 8 (9.41%) Architect
2 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Analyst
4 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.71%) Applications Support Technician
6 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Support Technician
6 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) webMethods Architect
6 4 (4.71%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) SOAP
2 12 (14.12%) Middleware
2 12 (14.12%) Web Services
3 11 (12.94%) REST
4 3 (3.53%) .NET
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) Java EE
5 2 (2.35%) XSD
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) EJB
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) JMS
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) JSF
6 1 (1.18%) Spring
6 1 (1.18%) WCF
6 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.18%) XMPP
6 1 (1.18%) XSL
6 1 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.71%) Ergonomics
1 4 (4.71%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.35%) iPad
3 2 (2.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.18%) W3C
4 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Linux
2 23 (27.06%) Unix
3 13 (15.29%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) AIX
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.53%) HPUX
5 3 (3.53%) Solaris
6 2 (2.35%) CentOS
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (11.76%) Project Management
4 9 (10.59%) Scrum
5 8 (9.41%) ITIL
6 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps
8 5 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Service Management
8 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.71%) Change Management
9 4 (4.71%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.71%) OO
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Validation
10 3 (3.53%) Kanban
10 3 (3.53%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) Bash Shell
3 17 (20.00%) Python
4 11 (12.94%) SQL
5 10 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.24%) C++
7 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.88%) Perl
9 4 (4.71%) C#
9 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.71%) Ruby
10 2 (2.35%) C
10 2 (2.35%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) XPath
11 1 (1.18%) Korn
11 1 (1.18%) Lua
11 1 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (1.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 59 (69.41%) DV Cleared
2 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.71%) ISEB
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.53%) MCSE
7 2 (2.35%) CCNA
7 2 (2.35%) CCNP
7 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.18%) APMP
8 1 (1.18%) CCIE
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) MCAD
8 1 (1.18%) MCITP
8 1 (1.18%) MCP
8 1 (1.18%) MCPD
8 1 (1.18%) MCSD
8 1 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.18%) Samba
3 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) Oracle
2 12 (14.12%) webMethods
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco
4 7 (8.24%) HP
4 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.71%) VMware
6 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) Citrix
7 2 (2.35%) Informatica
7 2 (2.35%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.35%) Rally
7 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.35%) Sun
8 1 (1.18%) BMC
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) Facebook
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) Twitter