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 28 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 31 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 7 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.86% 1.81% 8.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.89% 12.50% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Median daily rate £525 £500 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £31.51
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.07%  

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 47 32 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 19.18% 14.48% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 32 47
Median daily rate £375 £375 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £10.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northampton region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Service Management
4 6 (40.00%) ITSM
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) OVSD
5 5 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) CCNP
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (26.67%) ICMP
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) Network Design
6 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
6 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (26.67%) ICMP
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Project Officer
2 3 (20.00%) Project Support Officer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Officer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (40.00%) ITSM
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
2 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Network Design
4 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Logistics
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL V2
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) APMP
4 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) vCloud
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) OVSD
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam