The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 8 7 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 11.54% 17.28% 4.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.67% 31.11% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £130 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -74.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £381 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £528 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
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 Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9 45 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 55.56% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 36
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 £100 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £518
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 £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Cheltenham

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Cheltenham

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Cheltenham

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Informatica
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
7 3 (15.79%) Firewall
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Endeca
9 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (5.26%) Migration
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (5.26%) Replication
9 1 (5.26%) Unix
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle

SC Cleared
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (10.53%) Endeca
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Build Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) OBIEE Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Informatica Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Informatica
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle