Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 71 55
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 148 64 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.89% 2.93% 3.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.36% 20.51% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 39 82
Leeds median daily rate £487 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% - +18.03%
10th Percentile £314 £268 £325
90th Percentile £675 £614 £586
West Yorkshire median daily rate £487 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.28% +0.06% +19.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Leeds median hourly rate £13.00 £39.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% +159.02% +0.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £38.55 £13.23
90th Percentile £23.63 £40.85 £17.08
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +79.31% -4.20%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 407 312 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.21% 14.27% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 186 264
Leeds median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £276 £267
90th Percentile £625 £551 £587
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 5
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.04% -19.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £28.95 £46.60 £15.80
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £14.20 £12.63
% change year-on-year +14.08% +12.48% -17.21%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 91 (61.49%) SC Cleared
2 54 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.27%) Linux
4 29 (19.59%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (16.89%) Java
6 23 (15.54%) Microservices
7 22 (14.86%) Puppet
7 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (14.19%) Firewall
9 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 20 (13.51%) Big Data
10 19 (12.84%) Jenkins
10 19 (12.84%) Git (software)
10 19 (12.84%) SQL
10 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
10 19 (12.84%) TDD
11 18 (12.16%) Python
12 17 (11.49%) JavaScript
12 17 (11.49%) Information Security
12 17 (11.49%) BC Cleared
12 17 (11.49%) Node.js
12 17 (11.49%) DevOps
13 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
13 16 (10.81%) MySQL
14 15 (10.14%) Windows
14 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (9.46%) HTTP
15 14 (9.46%) JIRA

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 10 (6.76%) Confluence
1 10 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.38%) Apache
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.03%) nginx
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
5 2 (1.35%) Jetty
5 2 (1.35%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (6.08%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.73%) Slack
6 4 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.70%) Trello
6 4 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (2.03%) PaaS
7 3 (2.03%) SaaS
8 2 (1.35%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.35%) Route 53
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.68%) GitHub
9 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.19%) Firewall
2 14 (9.46%) HTTP
3 6 (4.05%) Network Security
4 5 (3.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.70%) FTP
5 4 (2.70%) LAN
6 3 (2.03%) MPLS
6 3 (2.03%) NAS
6 3 (2.03%) SAN
6 3 (2.03%) Skype
6 3 (2.03%) VPN
6 3 (2.03%) WAN
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) DHCP
7 2 (1.35%) DNS
7 2 (1.35%) IPsec
7 2 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.35%) SSL
7 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.51%) Big Data
2 16 (10.81%) MySQL
3 13 (8.78%) MongoDB
3 13 (8.78%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.43%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.03%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.35%) Parquet
9 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.68%) GIS
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (12.84%) Git (software)
1 19 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.46%) JIRA
3 9 (6.08%) Selenium
4 5 (3.38%) Metasploit
5 4 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.70%) JMeter
5 4 (2.70%) JUnit
6 3 (2.03%) GitLab
6 3 (2.03%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.03%) SonarQube
6 3 (2.03%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.35%) Gatling
7 2 (1.35%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.35%) Maven
7 2 (1.35%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.68%) TestNG
8 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (3.38%) Finance
1 5 (3.38%) Legal
2 2 (1.35%) Publishing
2 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Military
3 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Analyst
2 22 (14.86%) Developer
3 10 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (6.76%) Security Analyst
3 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
4 9 (6.08%) Architect
4 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.08%) Java Developer
4 9 (6.08%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.41%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.05%) Scrum Master
8 5 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Junior
8 5 (3.38%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Security Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.49%) Node.js
2 7 (4.73%) AngularJS
2 7 (4.73%) Spring
3 5 (3.38%) .NET
3 5 (3.38%) CSS
3 5 (3.38%) CSS3
3 5 (3.38%) Doctrine
3 5 (3.38%) HTML
4 4 (2.70%) J2EE
4 4 (2.70%) JSON
4 4 (2.70%) REST
4 4 (2.70%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.03%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.03%) HTML5
5 3 (2.03%) Kafka
5 3 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.03%) Spring Batch
5 3 (2.03%) Spring Security
5 3 (2.03%) Web Services
6 2 (1.35%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.08%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (4.73%) NHS
5 6 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.03%) User Experience
8 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.68%) PDA
9 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.27%) Linux
2 15 (10.14%) Windows
3 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.73%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.03%) VMS
6 2 (1.35%) Android
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) CentOS
6 2 (1.35%) Unix
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.59%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (15.54%) Microservices
4 20 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 19 (12.84%) TDD
6 17 (11.49%) DevOps
6 17 (11.49%) Information Security
7 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.76%) Scrum
11 10 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.76%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.08%) Open Source
13 8 (5.41%) User Stories
14 7 (4.73%) Information Management
14 7 (4.73%) Migration
14 7 (4.73%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.89%) Java
2 19 (12.84%) SQL
3 18 (12.16%) Python
4 17 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.43%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.08%) PHP
7 4 (2.70%) C#
7 4 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.03%) Delphi
8 3 (2.03%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.35%) C
9 2 (1.35%) Scala
9 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Go
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (61.49%) SC Cleared
2 17 (11.49%) BC Cleared
3 13 (8.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (6.08%) CISSP
5 7 (4.73%) Degree
6 4 (2.70%) CISMP
6 4 (2.70%) CRISC
6 4 (2.70%) ISEB
6 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.70%) SANS
7 3 (2.03%) CCDE
7 3 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) CEH
7 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.35%) GCIA
8 2 (1.35%) GIAC
8 2 (1.35%) GSEC
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) GDPR
3 3 (2.03%) SLA
4 2 (1.35%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.08%) Docker
3 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.35%) HDFS
4 2 (1.35%) Xen
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.86%) Puppet
2 7 (4.73%) Grafana
2 7 (4.73%) Nessus
2 7 (4.73%) Terraform
3 6 (4.05%) Ansible
3 6 (4.05%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.38%) CSIRT
4 5 (3.38%) Nmap
5 3 (2.03%) Graylog
5 3 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.03%) QRadar
6 2 (1.35%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.35%) Packer
6 2 (1.35%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.35%) Rancher
6 2 (1.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.11%) VMware
3 9 (6.08%) Splunk
4 8 (5.41%) CA
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco
5 5 (3.38%) Zend
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle
6 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.03%) Cadence
7 3 (2.03%) Google
7 3 (2.03%) Intel
7 3 (2.03%) Juniper
7 3 (2.03%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.35%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.35%) Black Duck
8 2 (1.35%) Qualys
8 2 (1.35%) Sun
8 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.68%) Xerox