Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 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 Clearance
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 98 61
Rank change year-on-year +69 -37 -33
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 194 74 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.16% 2.26% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.54% 19.68% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 36 70
West Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -2.94% -6.59%
10th Percentile £314 £175 £285
90th Percentile £575 £553 £564
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +86.05% -52.75%
10th Percentile £44.00 £24.50 £14.45
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.40 £30.55
Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +62.79% -14.00%

Security 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 contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 456 376 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.48% 11.48% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 217 225
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £246 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £37.50 £15.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.20% +145.50% -1.45%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.93 £11.52
90th Percentile £39.40 £40.00 £32.67
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £20.66 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.93% +25.18% +6.45%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in West Yorkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in West Yorkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in West Yorkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in West Yorkshire

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +71 176 £463 +11.45% 25
Wakefield +5 11 £126 -76.00%
Huddersfield - 2 £188 -
Security Cleared
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 127 (65.46%) SC Cleared
2 43 (22.16%) Cisco
3 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
4 40 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (19.07%) Office 365
6 33 (17.01%) SharePoint
7 31 (15.98%) Windows
8 29 (14.95%) Skype
9 27 (13.92%) Skype for Business
10 25 (12.89%) Linux
10 25 (12.89%) Migration
11 24 (12.37%) PowerShell
12 23 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (11.34%) Firewall
14 20 (10.31%) JIRA
15 19 (9.79%) ITIL
16 18 (9.28%) Symantec
17 17 (8.76%) Load Balancing
18 16 (8.25%) SQL
18 16 (8.25%) Active Directory
18 16 (8.25%) Technical Analysis
18 16 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (8.25%) IronPort
19 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
20 14 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
21 13 (6.70%) DNS
21 13 (6.70%) MS Exchange
21 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
21 13 (6.70%) VMware
21 13 (6.70%) DevOps

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 33 (17.01%) SharePoint
2 27 (13.92%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.70%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.64%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.07%) Office 365
2 16 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.64%) Amazon S3
5 9 (4.64%) Route 53
5 9 (4.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (4.12%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (4.12%) IaaS
6 8 (4.12%) PaaS
7 7 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (3.61%) SaaS
7 7 (3.61%) Serverless
8 5 (2.58%) Google Analytics
8 5 (2.58%) Google Tag Manager
9 4 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.55%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.95%) Skype
2 22 (11.34%) Firewall
3 13 (6.70%) DNS
4 11 (5.67%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (4.64%) SAN
7 8 (4.12%) BGP
7 8 (4.12%) Network Security
8 7 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (3.61%) ICMP
8 7 (3.61%) OSPF
8 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.61%) VPN
9 6 (3.09%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (3.09%) TACACS
9 6 (3.09%) tcpdump
9 6 (3.09%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.58%) DHCP
10 5 (2.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.09%) MS Access
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Power View
4 5 (2.58%) Power BI
4 5 (2.58%) PowerPivot
4 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.06%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) Redis
8 1 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (10.31%) JIRA
2 13 (6.70%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.15%) GitLab
4 7 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.09%) InstallShield
5 6 (3.09%) MSI
5 6 (3.09%) WinDbg
6 4 (2.06%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.03%) JMeter
7 2 (1.03%) Maven
7 2 (1.03%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.03%) Subversion
8 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.52%) Mockito
8 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.52%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (3.61%) Finance
2 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.06%) Electronics
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (12.37%) Analyst
2 19 (9.79%) Office 365 Engineer
3 18 (9.28%) Developer
4 14 (7.22%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 11 (5.67%) Consultant
6 11 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (4.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Applications Packager
9 6 (3.09%) Architect
9 6 (3.09%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.09%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.09%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.09%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) HTML
1 7 (3.61%) jQuery
2 4 (2.06%) Node.js
3 3 (1.55%) .NET
3 3 (1.55%) RESTful
4 2 (1.03%) Apache NiFi
4 2 (1.03%) Dropwizard
4 2 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.03%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.03%) REST
4 2 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.52%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) Express
5 1 (0.52%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (0.52%) LESS
5 1 (0.52%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.52%) Nunjucks
5 1 (0.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Private Cloud
2 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.61%) NHS
2 7 (3.61%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.09%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.06%) CMDB
5 4 (2.06%) User Experience
6 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.55%) Wiki
7 2 (1.03%) Clustering
7 2 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.03%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.98%) Windows
2 25 (12.89%) Linux
3 10 (5.15%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.58%) CentOS
5 5 (2.58%) Unix
6 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Solaris
8 1 (0.52%) VMS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.89%) Migration
3 19 (9.79%) ITIL
4 17 (8.76%) Load Balancing
5 16 (8.25%) Technical Analysis
6 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.70%) Coaching
8 13 (6.70%) DevOps
8 13 (6.70%) Mentoring
9 11 (5.67%) Decision-Making
9 11 (5.67%) Project Management
10 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.15%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.64%) Service Design
11 9 (4.64%) Threat Management
12 8 (4.12%) Change Management
12 8 (4.12%) Open Source
12 8 (4.12%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.37%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.25%) SQL
3 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.15%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.64%) Java
6 8 (4.12%) Python
7 6 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.09%) VBScript
8 3 (1.55%) C
8 3 (1.55%) C#
9 2 (1.03%) C++
9 2 (1.03%) Scala
9 2 (1.03%) Tcl
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.52%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 127 (65.46%) SC Cleared
2 23 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.55%) BC Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.55%) CISSP
3 3 (1.55%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.03%) CCNA
4 2 (1.03%) CCNP
4 2 (1.03%) CCSA
4 2 (1.03%) CCSE
4 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (0.52%) CCSP
5 1 (0.52%) CEH
5 1 (0.52%) CRISC
5 1 (0.52%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) GDPR
2 6 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.06%) QA
3 4 (2.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.58%) Docker
4 2 (1.03%) HDFS
4 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.03%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.52%) Postfix
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.15%) NetBackup
1 10 (5.15%) SCCM
2 9 (4.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (3.09%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (3.09%) Perfmon
4 5 (2.58%) Matomo
4 5 (2.58%) WSUS
5 4 (2.06%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.55%) Puppet
6 3 (1.55%) QRadar
6 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.55%) Terraform
7 2 (1.03%) Ansible
7 2 (1.03%) Grafana
7 2 (1.03%) Nessus
7 2 (1.03%) Nmap
7 2 (1.03%) Packer
7 2 (1.03%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.03%) Rancher
8 1 (0.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (22.16%) Cisco
2 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.28%) Symantec
4 16 (8.25%) IronPort
5 13 (6.70%) VMware
6 12 (6.19%) Oracle
7 11 (5.67%) F5
8 10 (5.15%) Veritas
9 9 (4.64%) Citrix
9 9 (4.64%) McAfee
9 9 (4.64%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.12%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.61%) ArcSight
11 7 (3.61%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.09%) Google
12 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.09%) Splunk
13 5 (2.58%) Altiris
13 5 (2.58%) Ivanti
13 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds