The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 37 42 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.96% 0.98% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 6.15% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £590 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +136.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

SC 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 Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 65 65 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.77% 15.93% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 22
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +179.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £47.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Cambridge

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Cambridge

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Cambridge

SC Cleared
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (20.00%) RMADS
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) CLAS
4 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) CESG
4 1 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTPS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CLAS
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (20.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware