The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 Check (SC) Clearance
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.26% 1.16% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.14% 12.00% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

SC 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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 25 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 13.21% 9.65% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 15
Median daily rate £180 £344 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.63% +18.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £277 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £548 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.08% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Leicestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Leicestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Leicestershire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +2 5 £388 -26.19%
SC Cleared
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Toad
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Ansible
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (12.50%) Terraform
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Release Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle