The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 34 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.27% 0.94% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.81% 8.82% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £385 £313 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -24.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £313 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £313 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.18% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £50.78 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.92% +29.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

Security Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 34 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.30% 10.69% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 37
Median daily rate £429 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £326 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Henlow - 3 £375 -
Bedford - 2 £574 -
Luton -5 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Process Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
5 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
5 1 (7.14%) CCTV
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
1 1 (7.14%) CATIA
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Simulink
1 1 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) TACACS
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Coordinator
1 3 (21.43%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) CCTV
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Process Management
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Contract Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) PLM
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
2 1 (7.14%) GPG13
2 1 (7.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
1 2 (14.29%) F5
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) AppSense
2 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) Nokia
2 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
2 1 (7.14%) VMware