Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 80 60
Rank change year-on-year +49 -20 -31
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 151 58 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.34% 2.59% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.38% 19.93% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 31 69
Leeds median daily rate £465 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -5.37%
10th Percentile £327 £281 £300
90th Percentile £625 £700 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% +0.11% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Leeds median hourly rate £21.25 £30.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.61% +135.58% -26.84%
10th Percentile £20.63 £22.46 £12.78
90th Percentile £21.88 £39.09 £13.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £23.63 £13.75
% change year-on-year -10.05% +71.82% -56.54%

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 404 291 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.97% 13.01% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 179 197
Leeds median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £250
90th Percentile £625 £560 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £380
% change year-on-year +3.53% +8.03% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Leeds median hourly rate £18.63 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.44% +220.00% -19.35%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.11 £12.13
90th Percentile £27.40 £40.40 £14.91
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +12.69% -16.13%

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 14 December 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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 104 (68.87%) SC Cleared
2 37 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.21%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.88%) Cisco
4 27 (17.88%) SharePoint
5 25 (16.56%) Linux
5 25 (16.56%) Firewall
5 25 (16.56%) JIRA
6 23 (15.23%) Windows
7 19 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (11.92%) Office 365
9 17 (11.26%) Skype
9 17 (11.26%) SQL
10 16 (10.60%) Migration
11 15 (9.93%) Load Balancing
11 15 (9.93%) DevOps
11 15 (9.93%) Skype for Business
11 15 (9.93%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (9.27%) Information Security
13 13 (8.61%) Confluence
13 13 (8.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
14 12 (7.95%) Technical Analysis
14 12 (7.95%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (7.95%) Symantec
14 12 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (7.28%) JavaScript
15 11 (7.28%) MySQL
15 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
15 11 (7.28%) Amazon S3

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 27 (17.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.93%) Skype for Business
3 13 (8.61%) Confluence
4 8 (5.30%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.66%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.92%) Office 365
3 15 (9.93%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (7.28%) Amazon S3
4 11 (7.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (5.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (5.96%) Route 53
6 8 (5.30%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (5.30%) Serverless
7 7 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (4.64%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (4.64%) IaaS
7 7 (4.64%) PaaS
7 7 (4.64%) SaaS
8 5 (3.31%) Slack
9 3 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.56%) Firewall
2 17 (11.26%) Skype
3 9 (5.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (5.30%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (5.30%) Network Security
5 7 (4.64%) DNS
5 7 (4.64%) HTTP
5 7 (4.64%) ICMP
5 7 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.64%) VPN
6 6 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (3.97%) SAN
7 4 (2.65%) BGP
7 4 (2.65%) BIG-IP
7 4 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (2.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.65%) OSPF
7 4 (2.65%) TACACS
7 4 (2.65%) tcpdump
7 4 (2.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (7.28%) MySQL
3 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (3.97%) MS Access
6 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (1.32%) Parquet
7 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.32%) Power BI
7 2 (1.32%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 25 (16.56%) JIRA
2 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.96%) GitLab
4 7 (4.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.65%) InstallShield
6 4 (2.65%) JMeter
6 4 (2.65%) Metasploit
6 4 (2.65%) MSI
6 4 (2.65%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.65%) Selenium
6 4 (2.65%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.65%) WinDbg
7 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.32%) Gatling
7 2 (1.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.66%) Mockito
8 1 (0.66%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.30%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (14.57%) Analyst
2 16 (10.60%) Developer
3 11 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.62%) Consultant
4 10 (6.62%) Network Engineer
5 9 (5.96%) Office 365 Engineer
5 9 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (4.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Architect
8 6 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) Junior
8 6 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) SQL Data Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.31%) REST
2 4 (2.65%) Doctrine
2 4 (2.65%) HTML
2 4 (2.65%) Node.js
3 3 (1.99%) .NET
3 3 (1.99%) CSS
3 3 (1.99%) CSS3
3 3 (1.99%) HTML5
3 3 (1.99%) RESTful
3 3 (1.99%) Web Services
4 2 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.32%) J2EE
4 2 (1.32%) jQuery
4 2 (1.32%) JSON
4 2 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.66%) JDBC
5 1 (0.66%) ODBC
5 1 (0.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) NHS
1 10 (6.62%) Private Cloud
2 9 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.64%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.97%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.65%) CMDB
7 3 (1.99%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.99%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.66%) PKI
9 1 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.56%) Linux
2 23 (15.23%) Windows
3 8 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.30%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.65%) VMS
6 3 (1.99%) CentOS
6 3 (1.99%) Unix
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.60%) Migration
3 15 (9.93%) DevOps
3 15 (9.93%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.27%) Information Security
5 12 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.95%) Technical Analysis
6 11 (7.28%) Microservices
7 10 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (6.62%) ITIL
7 10 (6.62%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.96%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.96%) Open Source
8 9 (5.96%) Project Management
9 8 (5.30%) Auto-Scaling
9 8 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.30%) Data Protection
9 8 (5.30%) Service Design
9 8 (5.30%) SIEM
9 8 (5.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.26%) SQL
2 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.62%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.96%) Java
6 6 (3.97%) PHP
6 6 (3.97%) Python
7 4 (2.65%) PHP 7
7 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.65%) VBScript
8 3 (1.99%) C
8 3 (1.99%) Scala
9 2 (1.32%) C#
9 2 (1.32%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) Tcl
10 1 (0.66%) Delphi
10 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (68.87%) SC Cleared
2 13 (8.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (5.96%) CISSP
4 6 (3.97%) Degree
5 4 (2.65%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.99%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.99%) CEH
6 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.99%) ISEB
6 3 (1.99%) MCDST
7 2 (1.32%) CCNA
7 2 (1.32%) CCNP
7 2 (1.32%) CCSA
7 2 (1.32%) CCSE
7 2 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.32%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) GDPR
2 6 (3.97%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.99%) SLA
5 1 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.99%) Docker
3 3 (1.99%) HDFS
3 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.32%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.97%) NetBackup
1 6 (3.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (3.31%) Nessus
2 5 (3.31%) Puppet
2 5 (3.31%) QRadar
3 4 (2.65%) ArcSight ESM
3 4 (2.65%) Grafana
3 4 (2.65%) Nmap
3 4 (2.65%) Perfmon
3 4 (2.65%) SCCM
4 3 (1.99%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.99%) Terraform
4 3 (1.99%) WSUS
5 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.32%) Packer
5 2 (1.32%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.32%) Rancher
5 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.88%) Cisco
3 12 (7.95%) Symantec
4 10 (6.62%) VMware
5 9 (5.96%) F5
5 9 (5.96%) Splunk
6 7 (4.64%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.64%) IronPort
6 7 (4.64%) McAfee
7 6 (3.97%) Blue Coat
7 6 (3.97%) Veritas
8 5 (3.31%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.31%) Oracle
8 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.65%) Zend
10 3 (1.99%) Altiris
10 3 (1.99%) Apple
10 3 (1.99%) Dell
10 3 (1.99%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.99%) Ivanti