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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 41 38 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.71% 0.37% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.52% 2.56% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

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 21 39 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 7.47% 14.29% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 42
Median daily rate £350 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -18.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 £375 -
SC Cleared
East Midlands

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Logistics
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) TickIT
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Finance

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Documentum
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Lead Software Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Logistics
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) V-Model
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) HNC
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (22.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle