The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 7 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 9.46% 24.60% 32.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.92% 43.66% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 38
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £21.33 £22.84
% change year-on-year +14.86% -6.59%  

DV 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 Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 26 71 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 35.14% 56.35% 54.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 60
Median daily rate £263 £340 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.79% -19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -69.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Cheltenham

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Business Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) PMI
3 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) OpenText
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Isilon
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (11.11%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Business Change Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Business Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Change Manager
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Business Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Dell
1 1 (11.11%) EMC
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Isilon
1 1 (11.11%) OpenText
1 1 (11.11%) VMware