The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 29 25 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.88% 1.36% 6.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 11.76% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Median daily rate £388 £325 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £325 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £43.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year -11.62% +18.13%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12 17 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 7.50% 11.56% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Median daily rate £350 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +71.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Leicester

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Leicester

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Leicester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) Logistics
4 6 (42.86%) High Availability
4 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
5 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) UML
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) TickIT
7 3 (21.43%) V-Model
8 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (7.14%) Documentum
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) Profibus
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Lead Software Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ABAP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared DBA
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) JDBC
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Logistics
2 6 (42.86%) High Availability
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) UML
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) V-Model
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Document Management
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (21.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens