The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 56 58 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 26 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.41% 2.09% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.85% 13.51% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 17
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£350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -28.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 148 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.20% 15.43% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 92 58
Average daily rate £350 £300 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £114.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -85.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (38.36%) Oracle
3 25 (34.25%) Service Management
4 24 (32.88%) Linux
5 23 (31.51%) Splunk
6 22 (30.14%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (26.03%) Oracle Database
8 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
9 17 (23.29%) LDAP
9 17 (23.29%) UNIX
9 17 (23.29%) Java
9 17 (23.29%) Puppet
10 15 (20.55%) CentOS
11 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
12 11 (15.07%) Workflow
12 11 (15.07%) Subversion
13 10 (13.70%) DNS
13 10 (13.70%) SQL
13 10 (13.70%) Solaris
14 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (10.96%) ITIL
14 8 (10.96%) Nagios
14 8 (10.96%) NHS
14 8 (10.96%) Oracle OWB
15 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
15 7 (9.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (9.59%) HP
15 7 (9.59%) JUnit
15 7 (9.59%) DbUnit
15 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 12c

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (1.37%) Apache
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) LDAP
2 10 (13.70%) DNS
3 5 (6.85%) Firewall
4 3 (4.11%) DHCP
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
5 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.14%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (26.03%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle OWB
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.37%) Redis
7 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Subversion
2 7 (9.59%) DbUnit
2 7 (9.59%) JUnit
3 3 (4.11%) PVCS
General
1 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Developer
1 14 (19.18%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (10.96%) Administrator
4 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.59%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.59%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (6.85%) UNIX Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Deployment Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.74%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.74%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.74%) Solaris Administrator
9 1 (1.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (1.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) J2EE
2 3 (4.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.74%) Spring Batch
3 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.74%) CSS
3 2 (2.74%) Spring
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) WPF
4 1 (1.37%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) NHS
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) GIS
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) UNIX
3 15 (20.55%) CentOS
4 10 (13.70%) Solaris
5 5 (6.85%) Windows
5 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Service Management
2 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.07%) Workflow
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.22%) OO
6 6 (8.22%) OOD
7 3 (4.11%) ETL
7 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.11%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.11%) DevOps
8 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.74%) Web Development
8 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.74%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.37%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.37%) Migration
9 1 (1.37%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.11%) C#
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) R
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) CCNA
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) CCSA
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Samba
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Puppet
2 8 (10.96%) Nagios
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (4.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Oracle
2 23 (31.51%) Splunk
3 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.59%) HP
5 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 3 (4.11%) F5
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
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