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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 70 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 32 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.97% 1.51% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.48% 13.11% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £355 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +31.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £212 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £607 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+105.47% -13.09%
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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
221 122 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.60% 11.50% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 75 76
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.71%) Oracle
3 22 (35.48%) ITIL
4 19 (30.65%) PL/SQL
4 19 (30.65%) SQL
5 17 (27.42%) UNIX
6 15 (24.19%) Java
6 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (20.97%) Linux
8 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.35%) Spring
8 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
9 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
9 11 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (17.74%) ETL
9 11 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (14.52%) Splunk
10 9 (14.52%) Percona
10 9 (14.52%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (14.52%) Oracle OWB
10 9 (14.52%) Replication
10 9 (14.52%) Clustering
10 9 (14.52%) MySQL
11 8 (12.90%) LDAP
11 8 (12.90%) Maven
11 8 (12.90%) Subversion
11 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
11 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
11 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
12 7 (11.29%) J2EE

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) Documentum
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) LDAP
2 4 (6.45%) VPN
3 3 (4.84%) 4G
4 2 (3.23%) HTTP
4 2 (3.23%) ATM
4 2 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) DPNSS
5 1 (1.61%) QSIG
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
5 1 (1.61%) PBX
5 1 (1.61%) VoIP
5 1 (1.61%) DNS
5 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle OWB
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
3 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.23%) Neo4j
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Subversion
1 8 (12.90%) Maven
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.68%) GitLab
2 6 (9.68%) Ant
2 6 (9.68%) JUnit
2 6 (9.68%) PVCS
3 2 (3.23%) Toad
3 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.23%) NUnit
3 2 (3.23%) Mockito
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Support Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Developer
3 11 (17.74%) DBA
4 8 (12.90%) Database Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Applications Support
5 7 (11.29%) MySQL DBA
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle Applications Support
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
9 1 (1.61%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) Spring
2 7 (11.29%) J2EE
3 6 (9.68%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.23%) REST
4 2 (3.23%) JAX-RS
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.52%) Replication
2 9 (14.52%) Clustering
3 6 (9.68%) Cryptography
4 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) PDA
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) IVR
6 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) UNIX
2 13 (20.97%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
2 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.74%) ETL
3 11 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (9.68%) MVC
5 5 (8.06%) Microservices
6 4 (6.45%) SDLC
6 4 (6.45%) TDD
6 4 (6.45%) Process Management
6 4 (6.45%) Open Source
7 3 (4.84%) BDD
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.23%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) PL/SQL
1 19 (30.65%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CCNP
5 2 (3.23%) CCDA
5 2 (3.23%) CCDP
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) OpenView
2 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) Oracle
2 9 (14.52%) Splunk
2 9 (14.52%) Percona
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
4 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.68%) Sun
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) Nortel
5 2 (3.23%) Citrix
5 2 (3.23%) Juniper
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) OpenText
6 1 (1.61%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Avaya
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) EMC