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 29 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 2 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 33.33% 32.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.22% 60.47% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 25
Median daily rate £365 £468 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.92% +2.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -58.14% +85.16%  

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 9 43 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 55.13% 43.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 35
Median daily rate £140 £438 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.00% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £107 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

DV Cleared
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 29 March 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 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Python
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 5 (22.73%) JIRA
6 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Ant
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (18.18%) Big Data
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
7 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (18.18%) Electronics
7 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (18.18%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
7 4 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (18.18%) ISTQB

DV Cleared
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.09%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.55%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Ant
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
4 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 2 (9.09%) Gradle
4 2 (9.09%) Hudson
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) EasyMock
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared Project Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Data Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) EJB
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) Java EE
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) JMS
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) JSF
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Wiki
2 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (18.18%) OO
3 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) Release Management
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Kibana
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) Cloudera
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) OpenText