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 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.

Security Clearance
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 8 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 15.38% 49.37% 38.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 88.89% 88.64% 87.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 29
Median daily rate £140 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.52% +3.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £408 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £606 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -10.17% +18.78%  

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 9 44 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 55.70% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 36
Median daily rate £140 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.88% -1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £109 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £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 £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cheltenham

Security Cleared
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 March 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 (53.66%) DV Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) Windows
4 10 (24.39%) Java
5 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
7 7 (17.07%) Python
7 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (14.63%) OO
8 6 (14.63%) SQL
8 6 (14.63%) Selenium
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) JIRA
9 5 (12.20%) Ant
9 5 (12.20%) Linux
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
9 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
10 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (9.76%) Big Data
10 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
10 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (9.76%) SDLC
10 4 (9.76%) Windows 10

Security 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 (7.32%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
3 4 (9.76%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.88%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (4.88%) Endeca
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.44%) OrientDB
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) Ant
2 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.20%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) Maven
4 2 (4.88%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.88%) Gradle
4 2 (4.88%) Hudson
4 2 (4.88%) JUnit
4 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.88%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) EasyMock
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Build Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
1 3 (7.32%) EJB
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) Java EE
1 3 (7.32%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) JMS
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) XSLT
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) JSF
3 1 (2.44%) JSON
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Wiki
2 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Unix
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.63%) OO
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.76%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
5 4 (9.76%) SDLC
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) Open Source
6 3 (7.32%) Release Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.32%) UML
7 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.88%) OOD
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 7 (17.07%) Python
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.32%) C
5 3 (7.32%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.32%) Embedded C++
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
6 2 (4.88%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) DV Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CISSP
5 1 (2.44%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Kibana
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.76%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.88%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) Motorola
5 1 (2.44%) OpenText
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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