The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 33 35 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 10 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.65% 1.62% 3.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.87% 9.52% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
Median daily rate £400 £415 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -1.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

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 Northamptonshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 63 63 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.67% 17.03% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 32
Median daily rate £300 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
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 £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Northamptonshire

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Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Northampton +2 8 £400 -1.84%
SC Cleared
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) MS Project
3 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) MS Office
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Firewall
5 6 (27.27%) Logistics
5 6 (27.27%) CCNP
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) APMP
6 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (22.73%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
7 4 (18.18%) CCNA
7 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) F5
8 3 (13.64%) Service Management
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
9 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (9.09%) SLA
9 2 (9.09%) SAP
9 2 (9.09%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Project
2 7 (31.82%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) BGP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) ICMP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Project Officer
4 3 (13.64%) Project Support Officer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Officer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Service Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
1 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Logistics
4 5 (22.73%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Service Design
6 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Presales
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Governance
7 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) APMP
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCSE
6 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
6 1 (4.55%) MCP
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OVSD
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (9.09%) Samsung
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) Aruba
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) VMware