The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 23 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 28.40% 51.59% 50.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 85.19% 92.86% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 30 52
Median daily rate £260 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -16.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £480 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +9.21% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  

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 Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27 70 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 33.33% 55.56% 57.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 60
Median daily rate £263 £330 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -21.42%  
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 10 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheltenham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security 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 Security Cleared in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Programme Delivery
9 2 (6.45%) ISEB
9 2 (6.45%) PMI
9 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.45%) C#
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) WPF
9 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Firewall
9 2 (6.45%) Business Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (6.45%) MVVM

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Deployment Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Build Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Change Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) WPF
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Time Management
3 3 (9.68%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Business Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) MVVM
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) ESRI
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Isilon
3 1 (3.23%) OpenText
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle