The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 18 21 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.98% 4.22% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 20.59% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £200 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.68 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 Luton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Luton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11 34 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 10.78% 20.48% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 17
Median daily rate £425 £418 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -3.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £308 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £50.54 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +124.60%  
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 Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Luton

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Luton

SC Cleared
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared