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 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.58% 1.12% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.45% 16.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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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
22 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.67% 6.74% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 15
Average daily rate £340 £345 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) SAP
3 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
4 4 (21.05%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) PLM
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Network Design
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security
6 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) Avionics
6 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (5.26%) Lync
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Lync
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) IPv4
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Avionics
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Chief Technology Officer
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Payroll Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.26%) SAP HR Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) PLM
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-business
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.26%) HP MASE
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat