Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 24 89
Rank change year-on-year -17 +65 -32
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 74 164 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.37% 6.96% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.58% 42.93% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 87 21
Leeds median daily rate £500 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +16.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £282 £325 £195
90th Percentile £700 £610 £700
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £465 £365
% change year-on-year +7.53% +27.40% -14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £11.78 - £30.63
10th Percentile £11.17 - £22.46
90th Percentile £12.88 - £39.09
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £45.00 £30.63
% change year-on-year -73.82% +46.94% +122.73%

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 242 382 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.29% 16.21% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 248 167
Leeds median daily rate £458 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +4.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £261
90th Percentile £638 £625 £561
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 18
Leeds median hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -40.00% +220.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.44 £11.13
90th Percentile £66.50 £33.00 £40.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.30 £14.65
% change year-on-year +33.99% +4.44% +12.69%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020, 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 37 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 24 (32.43%) Azure
3 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) Public Sector
4 18 (24.32%) AWS
5 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 15 (20.27%) Java
6 15 (20.27%) Linux
7 13 (17.57%) Microservices
8 12 (16.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (14.86%) DevOps
9 11 (14.86%) .NET
10 10 (13.51%) Docker
11 9 (12.16%) BDD
11 9 (12.16%) MongoDB
11 9 (12.16%) Office 365
12 8 (10.81%) TDD
12 8 (10.81%) Oracle
12 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.81%) JAX-RS
12 8 (10.81%) Mockito
12 8 (10.81%) Open Source
12 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (10.81%) Java 8
12 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
13 7 (9.46%) Kubernetes
13 7 (9.46%) Active Directory

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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) Apache
3 3 (4.05%) Jetty
3 3 (4.05%) Mongrel
3 3 (4.05%) nginx
3 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.43%) Azure
2 18 (24.32%) AWS
3 9 (12.16%) Office 365
4 6 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.76%) GCP
5 5 (6.76%) SaaS
5 5 (6.76%) Serverless
6 4 (5.41%) Azure Functions
7 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.05%) Google App Engine
7 3 (4.05%) IaaS
7 3 (4.05%) PaaS
7 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.70%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.70%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) HTTP
2 5 (6.76%) DHCP
2 5 (6.76%) DNS
2 5 (6.76%) FTP
2 5 (6.76%) IPsec
2 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) SSL
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.05%) SAN
4 3 (4.05%) Skype
5 1 (1.35%) DMZ
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
5 1 (1.35%) LAN
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) WAN
5 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Power BI
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Event Store
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) GIS
5 1 (1.35%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.35%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Mockito
2 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.41%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.35%) Appium
5 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (25.68%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
1 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 9 (12.16%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Process Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Business Process Owner
6 4 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Site Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
2 8 (10.81%) JAX-RS
3 3 (4.05%) J2EE
3 3 (4.05%) Servlets
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.35%) HTML5
5 1 (1.35%) Node.js
5 1 (1.35%) React
5 1 (1.35%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) Spring
5 1 (1.35%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.35%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.35%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) NHS
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) PMI
3 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Unix
3 6 (8.11%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.41%) Windows
4 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.57%) Microservices
3 11 (14.86%) DevOps
4 9 (12.16%) BDD
5 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.81%) Open Source
5 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.81%) TDD
5 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL
6 7 (9.46%) Migration
6 7 (9.46%) Pair Programming
7 6 (8.11%) Project Delivery
7 6 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (6.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (6.76%) Project Management
8 5 (6.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (6.76%) Web Design
8 5 (6.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) Java
2 8 (10.81%) Java 8
3 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.70%) C
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (16.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) IIBA
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Docker
2 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Xen
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.11%) Puppet
3 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 3 (4.05%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Grafana
4 2 (2.70%) Nagios
4 2 (2.70%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.70%) Terraform
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.35%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco
3 4 (5.41%) Google
4 3 (4.05%) IronPort
4 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.05%) Splunk
4 3 (4.05%) Symantec
4 3 (4.05%) Veritas
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.35%) ESRI
6 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.35%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin