Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 25 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 +27
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 96 137 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 8.75% 6.59% 5.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.50% 41.39% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 93 84
Median daily rate £540 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +11.18%
10th Percentile £367 £253 £304
90th Percentile £720 £550 £609
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.26% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -71.11% +246.15% -56.67%

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 211 331 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.23% 15.93% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 226 203
Median daily rate £500 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £241 £258
90th Percentile £650 £581 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 22
Median hourly rate £57.50 £23.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.68% -41.25% +110.53%
10th Percentile £23.00 £10.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.40 £41.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -16.67%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Leeds

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Leeds

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Leeds over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Leeds

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 60 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 49 (51.04%) AWS
3 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (42.71%) Java
5 31 (32.29%) BDD
6 29 (30.21%) TDD
7 28 (29.17%) Continuous Deployment
8 26 (27.08%) Docker
8 26 (27.08%) Identity Access Management
9 25 (26.04%) Git (software)
10 24 (25.00%) GitHub
10 24 (25.00%) GitLab
11 23 (23.96%) Python
12 22 (22.92%) Bitbucket
13 21 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (21.88%) Amazon S3
13 21 (21.88%) Terraform
14 19 (19.79%) Azure
14 19 (19.79%) Public Sector
15 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (18.75%) Kubernetes
16 17 (17.71%) Microservices
16 17 (17.71%) Infrastructure as Code
17 16 (16.67%) Java 8
17 16 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (16.67%) DV Cleared
17 16 (16.67%) Node.js
18 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
18 15 (15.63%) Security Architecture
18 15 (15.63%) Architectural Design

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 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) Apache
2 1 (1.04%) Confluence
2 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 49 (51.04%) AWS
2 24 (25.00%) GitHub
3 21 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (21.88%) Amazon S3
4 19 (19.79%) Azure
5 16 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 13 (13.54%) Serverless
7 12 (12.50%) Amazon Cognito
7 12 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
7 12 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.08%) IaaS
8 2 (2.08%) PaaS
8 2 (2.08%) SaaS
9 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) DMZ
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) Network Security
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) Big Data
2 11 (11.46%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.08%) Event Store
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (26.04%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.00%) GitLab
3 22 (22.92%) Bitbucket
4 11 (11.46%) Mockito
5 3 (3.13%) Snyk
6 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (2.08%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.04%) Appium
7 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.04%) Gatling
7 1 (1.04%) JUnit
7 1 (1.04%) Postman
7 1 (1.04%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.04%) REST Assured
7 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.04%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (19.79%) Public Sector
2 6 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.04%) Marketing
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) Architect
2 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.42%) Senior Architect
5 9 (9.38%) User Researcher
6 8 (8.33%) Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Senior Technical Architect
7 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 7 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) Designer
9 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Security Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Business Process Owner
10 4 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Node.js
2 13 (13.54%) ActiveMQ
3 11 (11.46%) JAX-RS
4 10 (10.42%) Kafka
5 8 (8.33%) JSON
6 7 (7.29%) PySpark
7 5 (5.21%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) React
8 3 (3.13%) RESTful
8 3 (3.13%) Web Services
9 2 (2.08%) .NET
9 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.08%) HTML
9 2 (2.08%) J2EE
9 2 (2.08%) REST
9 2 (2.08%) SOAP
10 1 (1.04%) JDBC
10 1 (1.04%) Spring Security
10 1 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) User Experience
2 7 (7.29%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Linux
1 13 (13.54%) Unix
2 11 (11.46%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.08%) VME
4 1 (1.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.29%) BDD
3 29 (30.21%) TDD
4 28 (29.17%) Continuous Deployment
5 26 (27.08%) Identity Access Management
6 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (17.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 17 (17.71%) Microservices
8 15 (15.63%) Architectural Design
8 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 15 (15.63%) Security Architecture
9 13 (13.54%) Project Planning
9 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
10 12 (12.50%) MapReduce
10 12 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (12.50%) Web Design
10 12 (12.50%) Web Development
11 11 (11.46%) Data Ingestion
11 11 (11.46%) DevOps
11 11 (11.46%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.71%) Java
2 23 (23.96%) Python
3 16 (16.67%) Java 8
4 13 (13.54%) Go
5 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) COBOL
6 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.08%) SQL
7 1 (1.04%) C#
7 1 (1.04%) PHP
7 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 16 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.58%) Degree
4 8 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (7.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (7.29%) CISM
5 7 (7.29%) CISSP
5 7 (7.29%) CRISC
5 7 (7.29%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.13%) AWS Certification
6 3 (3.13%) CCNA
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 26 (27.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (21.88%) Terraform
2 18 (18.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (6.25%) Oracle
1 6 (6.25%) Splunk
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.04%) Cadence
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco
3 1 (1.04%) Citrix
3 1 (1.04%) IBM
3 1 (1.04%) ICL
3 1 (1.04%) SAP
3 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.04%) Xamarin