The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 30 46
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 33 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.25% 4.86% 4.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.91% 30.17% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 34
Median daily rate £369 £410 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +18.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 232 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.60% 16.12% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 151 110
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £39.00 £12.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.36% -31.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Leeds

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Leeds over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Leeds

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) VMware
3 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 13 (17.11%) Java
6 11 (14.47%) CSS
6 11 (14.47%) Cisco
6 11 (14.47%) Finance
6 11 (14.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (13.16%) vRealize
7 10 (13.16%) NHS
7 10 (13.16%) HTML
8 9 (11.84%) C
8 9 (11.84%) Windows
8 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
9 8 (10.53%) Internet
9 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.53%) Linux
9 8 (10.53%) Migration
9 8 (10.53%) Degree
9 8 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (10.53%) vSphere
10 7 (9.21%) Splunk
10 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
10 7 (9.21%) PHP
11 6 (7.89%) Apache
11 6 (7.89%) Unix
11 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
11 6 (7.89%) Programme Management

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 6 (7.89%) Apache
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) Plone
2 3 (3.95%) SilverStripe
2 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) GitHub
4 1 (1.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Internet
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.95%) Intranet
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (2.63%) FCoE
5 2 (2.63%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) LDAP
5 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.63%) NX-OS
5 2 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (2.63%) SMTP
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) IPsec
6 1 (1.32%) OSPF
6 1 (1.32%) SAN
6 1 (1.32%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
1 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.63%) Big Data
3 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.63%) Redis
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) Power BI
4 1 (1.32%) QlikView
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Maven
3 3 (3.95%) JUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Grunt
4 2 (2.63%) gulp
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) JMeter
4 2 (2.63%) MSTest
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.32%) DbUnit
5 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.32%) Hudson
5 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) jMock
5 1 (1.32%) Mockito
5 1 (1.32%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Publishing
4 4 (5.26%) Electronics
5 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.95%) Marketing
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Law
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (7.89%) Analyst
2 6 (7.89%) Architect
2 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
3 5 (6.58%) Consultant
4 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 4 (5.26%) Portal Developer
4 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Tester
4 4 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Administrator
5 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Hadoop Administrator
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (3.95%) Network Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) CSS
2 10 (13.16%) HTML
3 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.26%) J2EE
3 4 (5.26%) RESTful
3 4 (5.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.95%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.95%) HTML5
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE
5 2 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.63%) React
5 2 (2.63%) SOAP
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) NHS
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) BYOD
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) Solaris
5 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.63%) CentOS
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) CatOS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.53%) Migration
3 6 (7.89%) BDD
3 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (7.89%) Programme Management
4 5 (6.58%) Informatics
4 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.58%) Open Source
4 5 (6.58%) Scrum
4 5 (6.58%) TDD
5 4 (5.26%) Information Security
5 4 (5.26%) MVC
5 4 (5.26%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) Workflow
5 4 (5.26%) Workflow Development
6 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.95%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.95%) Statistics
6 3 (3.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
2 13 (17.11%) Java
3 9 (11.84%) C
4 7 (9.21%) PHP
5 5 (6.58%) C#
6 4 (5.26%) Python
6 4 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (2.63%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) VBA
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.32%) Go
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Scala
8 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.63%) CCIE
5 2 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MBA
6 1 (1.32%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) GPG13
3 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) vSphere
2 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) vRealize
2 3 (3.95%) Nagios
3 1 (1.32%) Grafana
3 1 (1.32%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) VMware
2 11 (14.47%) Cisco
3 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.21%) Splunk
5 4 (5.26%) F5
5 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.26%) SAP
6 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.95%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.63%) Brocade
7 2 (2.63%) Nokia
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.32%) Apple
8 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.32%) Tableau
8 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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