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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 70 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 32 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.24% 2.43% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.84% 20.41% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £204 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £600 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+51.25% -6.97%
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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
190 147 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.29% 11.88% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 94 75
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 59 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.07%) Oracle
3 23 (38.98%) ITIL
4 20 (33.90%) SQL
5 19 (32.20%) PL/SQL
5 19 (32.20%) UNIX
6 15 (25.42%) Java
6 15 (25.42%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (23.73%) Subversion
8 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
9 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (18.64%) ETL
9 11 (18.64%) Oracle OWB
9 11 (18.64%) Spring
9 11 (18.64%) Splunk
10 10 (16.95%) LDAP
11 9 (15.25%) Configuration Management
11 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.56%) Cisco
12 8 (13.56%) OpenView
12 8 (13.56%) J2EE
12 8 (13.56%) JUnit
12 8 (13.56%) PVCS
13 7 (11.86%) Linux
13 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.17%) Maven
14 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
14 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (10.17%) Cloud Computing

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) Documentum
1 1 (1.69%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) LDAP
2 5 (8.47%) VPN
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
4 3 (5.08%) Firewall
4 3 (5.08%) 4G
5 2 (3.39%) MPLS
5 2 (3.39%) ATM
6 1 (1.69%) LAN
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
6 1 (1.69%) HTTP
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle OWB
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Subversion
2 8 (13.56%) JUnit
2 8 (13.56%) PVCS
3 6 (10.17%) Maven
4 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.47%) Ant
5 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.78%) GitLab
5 4 (6.78%) DbUnit
6 2 (3.39%) Toad
6 2 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.39%) NUnit
7 1 (1.69%) Mockito
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Database Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) DBA
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Support
7 5 (8.47%) MySQL DBA
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Leader
9 3 (5.08%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Solaris Administrator
10 2 (3.39%) Oracle Applications Support
10 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) Spring
2 8 (13.56%) J2EE
3 4 (6.78%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.39%) Spring Batch
5 1 (1.69%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.69%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Replication
2 5 (8.47%) Clustering
2 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
3 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) PDA
5 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) UNIX
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Solaris
4 1 (1.69%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) ETL
3 9 (15.25%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.47%) Service Management
6 4 (6.78%) Process Management
6 4 (6.78%) MVC
6 4 (6.78%) Open Source
6 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 3 (5.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Microservices
7 3 (5.08%) OO
7 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.08%) OOD
7 3 (5.08%) Test Management
7 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.39%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) PL/SQL
3 15 (25.42%) Java
4 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) R
6 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) CCDA
5 2 (3.39%) CCDP
5 2 (3.39%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) CCSA
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) CCSP
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) OpenView
2 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) Splunk
3 8 (13.56%) Cisco
4 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.47%) Sun
5 5 (8.47%) HP
5 5 (8.47%) Percona
6 2 (3.39%) Nortel
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) OpenText
7 1 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (1.69%) F5
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) EMC