The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 25 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.03% 1.35% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.60% 6.12% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £400 £408 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £402 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £414 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £18.00
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 Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43 49 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 16.29% 21.97% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 22
Median daily rate £306 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% +35.29%  
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 Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Northampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Northampton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Northampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Northampton

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

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 Northampton region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) MS Project
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Logistics
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (33.33%) APMP
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) PRINCE
9 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (13.33%) Service Design
9 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
9 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) SLA
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco
9 2 (13.33%) CCNP

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Project
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) ICMP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Project Officer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Support Officer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Officer
4 2 (13.33%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (40.00%) Logistics
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 5 (33.33%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Service Design
6 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Network Design
7 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (6.67%) Presales
7 1 (6.67%) Programme Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) APMP
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
5 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) OVSD
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Aruba
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) Samsung
3 1 (6.67%) VMware