Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 77 39
Rank change year-on-year +39 -38 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 147 53 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.81% 2.51% 4.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.18% 18.03% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 30 90
Leeds median daily rate £475 £369 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.81% -18.96% +33.82%
10th Percentile £306 £271 £297
90th Percentile £633 £538 £663
West Yorkshire median daily rate £470 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +25.33% -16.67% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Leeds median hourly rate £13.00 £39.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +160.00% -
10th Percentile £12.10 £38.50 £12.55
90th Percentile £40.90 £39.50 £17.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £31.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -58.06% +106.67% -

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 357 294 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.10% 13.90% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 164 302
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £261 £267 £286
90th Percentile £588 £538 £644
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +13.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 9
Leeds median hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.95% +24.59% -15.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £41.60 £41.30 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.41
% change year-on-year -7.89% +23.30% +9.10%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Leeds

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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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 84 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 53 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.77%) Java
3 32 (21.77%) Big Data
4 29 (19.73%) Linux
5 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (16.33%) SQL
6 24 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (14.97%) Python
7 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
8 21 (14.29%) DevOps
8 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 19 (12.93%) Git (software)
9 19 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (12.93%) Puppet
10 18 (12.24%) Node.js
10 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
10 18 (12.24%) Jenkins
11 17 (11.56%) Microservices
11 17 (11.56%) TDD
12 16 (10.88%) NoSQL
13 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (10.20%) Software Engineering
13 15 (10.20%) BC Cleared
13 15 (10.20%) Scrum
13 15 (10.20%) Windows
13 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
14 14 (9.52%) Data Modelling
14 14 (9.52%) Firewall

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 9 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.44%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.08%) Apache
3 6 (4.08%) Confluence
4 5 (3.40%) WordPress
5 4 (2.72%) nginx
6 3 (2.04%) SAS
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.36%) IIS
7 2 (1.36%) Jetty
7 2 (1.36%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) InVision
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.68%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (6.12%) GitHub
4 6 (4.08%) Slack
5 5 (3.40%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (2.04%) PaaS
6 3 (2.04%) SaaS
6 3 (2.04%) Trello
7 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.36%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) Firewall
2 8 (5.44%) HTTP
3 5 (3.40%) LAN
3 5 (3.40%) Network Security
4 4 (2.72%) Skype
4 4 (2.72%) WAN
5 3 (2.04%) FTP
5 3 (2.04%) MPLS
5 3 (2.04%) NAS
5 3 (2.04%) SAN
5 3 (2.04%) VPN
5 3 (2.04%) Wireless
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
6 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.36%) IPsec
6 2 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.36%) SSL
6 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.77%) Big Data
2 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
3 16 (10.88%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.48%) Apache Hive
4 11 (7.48%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.44%) HBase
5 8 (5.44%) Impala
5 8 (5.44%) Sqoop
6 6 (4.08%) MySQL
6 6 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.36%) Power BI
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.68%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.52%) JIRA
4 8 (5.44%) Selenium
5 4 (2.72%) JUnit
6 3 (2.04%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.04%) Metasploit
6 3 (2.04%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.36%) AdminStudio
7 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.36%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.36%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.36%) JMeter
7 2 (1.36%) Maven
7 2 (1.36%) MSI
7 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.36%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (0.68%) Local Government
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Military
3 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.65%) Developer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
3 10 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (6.80%) Test Analyst
4 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
5 8 (5.44%) Architect
5 8 (5.44%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Scrum Master
6 7 (4.76%) Data Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Administrator
9 4 (2.72%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.72%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) Node.js
2 11 (7.48%) Kafka
3 10 (6.80%) .NET
3 10 (6.80%) HTML
4 9 (6.12%) CSS
5 8 (5.44%) Spark Streaming
6 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.08%) HTML5
8 5 (3.40%) Spring
9 4 (2.72%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.04%) CSS3
10 3 (2.04%) jQuery
10 3 (2.04%) JSON
10 3 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.04%) Spring Batch
10 3 (2.04%) Spring Security
11 2 (1.36%) Express
11 2 (1.36%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.36%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.72%) NHS
4 4 (2.72%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) PDA
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.73%) Linux
2 15 (10.20%) Windows
3 8 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.72%) Android
5 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.68%) Unix
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (14.29%) DevOps
4 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 17 (11.56%) Microservices
5 17 (11.56%) TDD
6 15 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.20%) Scrum
6 15 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 14 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 14 (9.52%) User Stories
8 13 (8.84%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.48%) Test Scripting
10 10 (6.80%) ETL
11 9 (6.12%) Information Security
11 9 (6.12%) Open Source
12 8 (5.44%) Analytics
12 8 (5.44%) MapReduce
13 7 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) Java
2 24 (16.33%) SQL
3 22 (14.97%) Python
4 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.48%) PHP
6 8 (5.44%) C#
6 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.44%) Scala
6 8 (5.44%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.72%) Perl
8 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.36%) Delphi
9 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Go
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 84 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 15 (10.20%) BC Cleared
3 10 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.08%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.40%) Degree
6 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.04%) CCDE
7 3 (2.04%) CCNP
7 3 (2.04%) CISMP
7 3 (2.04%) CRISC
7 3 (2.04%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.04%) SANS
8 2 (1.36%) CISSP
8 2 (1.36%) ISEB
8 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) GIAC
9 1 (0.68%) MCITP
9 1 (0.68%) MCTS
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.04%) GDPR
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.44%) Apache Flume
2 8 (5.44%) Docker
3 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (12.93%) Puppet
2 13 (8.84%) Ansible
3 6 (4.08%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.72%) Nessus
4 4 (2.72%) Terraform
5 3 (2.04%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (2.04%) CSIRT
5 3 (2.04%) Grafana
5 3 (2.04%) Graylog
5 3 (2.04%) Nmap
6 2 (1.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.68%) QRadar
7 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.48%) VMware
3 10 (6.80%) Informatica
4 9 (6.12%) CA
5 8 (5.44%) Talend
6 5 (3.40%) Rackspace
6 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.40%) Splunk
7 4 (2.72%) Cisco
7 4 (2.72%) Intel
7 4 (2.72%) Xamarin
8 3 (2.04%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.04%) Cadence
8 3 (2.04%) Google
8 3 (2.04%) HP
8 3 (2.04%) Juniper
8 3 (2.04%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle
8 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.36%) Zend