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 23 June 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.

Security Clearance
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 25 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 6.54% 1.30% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.04% 20.00% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £430 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £354 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £506 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £393
% change year-on-year +7.18% -2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.66 £31.40
% change year-on-year +16.36% +3.99%  

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 27 10 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 17.65% 6.49% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Median daily rate £180 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.18% +15.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £293 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Logistics
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Toad
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) TickIT
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium

Security Cleared
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum Master
2 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (16.67%) LINQ
1 2 (16.67%) WCF
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) TickIT
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP