The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.05% 1.52% 6.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% 15.00% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £170 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -51.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £21.73
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +49.56%
SC Cleared
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.81% 10.15% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Median daily rate £525 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £700 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Pega
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Query Studio

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (16.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Event Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Head of IT
2 1 (16.67%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Security
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Writer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cognos Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) Use Case
1 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Pega