The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.05% 1.96% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 13.64% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £433 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.85% +23.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
SC Cleared
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.15% 14.38% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 21
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 3 £325 -
Stafford - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
SC Cleared
West Midlands

SC Cleared
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Military
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) V-Model
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco