The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 40 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 94 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.11% 3.94% 5.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 22.93% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 31
Median daily rate £420 £401 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.57% -59.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £12.40 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £17.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 282 266 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.34% 17.19% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 123
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +238.98% -42.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the East Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the East Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the East Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the East Midlands

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Derbyshire 0 71 £435 +20.83% 3
Northamptonshire +5 8 £475 -5.00%
Lincolnshire +1 8 - - 1
Leicestershire -5 5 £388 -20.51%
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £200 -61.90% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 211 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (38.86%) SAP
3 52 (24.64%) ERP
4 44 (20.85%) Windows
4 44 (20.85%) Manufacturing
5 43 (20.38%) SAP ERP
6 38 (18.01%) Oracle
7 33 (15.64%) Logistics
8 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (12.80%) Degree
9 27 (12.80%) .NET
9 27 (12.80%) Solaris
9 27 (12.80%) Unix
9 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
9 27 (12.80%) Sun
9 27 (12.80%) Veritas
9 27 (12.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (12.32%) Linux
10 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
11 24 (11.37%) ABAP
12 23 (10.90%) Active Directory
13 22 (10.43%) Migration
14 21 (9.95%) Citrix
15 20 (9.48%) Project Management
16 18 (8.53%) OO
16 18 (8.53%) ITIL
16 18 (8.53%) Integration Testing
16 18 (8.53%) Data Migration
17 17 (8.06%) XenDesktop
17 17 (8.06%) IDoc

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 10 (4.74%) ArcGIS
1 10 (4.74%) NServiceBus
2 6 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.84%) WinCC
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (20.38%) SAP ERP
2 9 (4.27%) SAP SD
3 7 (3.32%) SAP WM
4 6 (2.84%) Teamcenter
5 4 (1.90%) Primavera
5 4 (1.90%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.90%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.90%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.47%) Maximo
6 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Boomi
2 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.69%) DHCP
1 12 (5.69%) DNS
2 10 (4.74%) Link 16
3 6 (2.84%) Internet
4 5 (2.37%) Firewall
4 5 (2.37%) HTTP
4 5 (2.37%) Kerberos
4 5 (2.37%) LDAP
5 4 (1.90%) BGP
5 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.90%) ICMP
5 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.90%) Wireless
6 1 (0.47%) LAN
6 1 (0.47%) NAS
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) SAN
6 1 (0.47%) SMTP
6 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.21%) RDBMS
2 11 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.84%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) LSMW
2 3 (1.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.95%) Selenium
3 2 (0.95%) Toad
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 44 (20.85%) Manufacturing
2 13 (6.16%) Finance
3 10 (4.74%) Avionics
3 10 (4.74%) Military
4 9 (4.27%) Billing
5 8 (3.79%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (21.80%) Consultant
2 28 (13.27%) Technical Leader
3 21 (9.95%) Architect
4 20 (9.48%) SAP Consultant
5 17 (8.06%) Developer
6 13 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.69%) Solaris Consultant
8 11 (5.21%) Unix Engineer
9 10 (4.74%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (4.74%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Analyst
10 8 (3.79%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Citrix Consultant
11 7 (3.32%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.32%) SAP Architect
11 7 (3.32%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.32%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.84%) Project Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.80%) .NET
2 17 (8.06%) IDoc
3 15 (7.11%) WPF
4 12 (5.69%) DCOM
5 10 (4.74%) COM
6 9 (4.27%) EDI
7 7 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.37%) ADSI
8 5 (2.37%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.37%) J2EE
8 5 (2.37%) Java EE
8 5 (2.37%) JPA
8 5 (2.37%) REST
8 5 (2.37%) SAP ALE
8 5 (2.37%) SAP Smart Forms
8 5 (2.37%) SOAP
8 5 (2.37%) Spring
9 3 (1.42%) Web Services
10 2 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.11%) User Experience
3 6 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.37%) Clustering
4 5 (2.37%) PKI
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.47%) CESG
7 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.47%) Handset
7 1 (0.47%) Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.85%) Windows
2 27 (12.80%) Solaris
2 27 (12.80%) Unix
3 26 (12.32%) Linux
4 13 (6.16%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.64%) ERP
2 33 (15.64%) Logistics
3 22 (10.43%) Migration
4 20 (9.48%) Project Management
5 18 (8.53%) Data Migration
5 18 (8.53%) Integration Testing
5 18 (8.53%) ITIL
5 18 (8.53%) OO
6 15 (7.11%) Test Strategy
7 12 (5.69%) Application Packaging
7 12 (5.69%) Scrum
7 12 (5.69%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.69%) Software Testing
7 12 (5.69%) SOLID
7 12 (5.69%) UML
8 11 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.37%) ABAP
2 16 (7.58%) C#
3 12 (5.69%) SQL
3 12 (5.69%) VB
4 11 (5.21%) C
4 11 (5.21%) Korn
4 11 (5.21%) Perl
4 11 (5.21%) Python
5 6 (2.84%) Java
6 5 (2.37%) SAPscript
6 5 (2.37%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.80%) Degree
3 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.37%) CCNP
5 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.95%) APMP
7 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.95%) MCITP
7 2 (0.95%) MCSE
7 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.95%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) MIL-STD-1553
2 6 (2.84%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (12.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 23 (10.90%) Active Directory
3 17 (8.06%) XenDesktop
4 16 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (7.58%) XenApp
5 10 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (3.79%) GPFS
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.95%) NFS
10 1 (0.47%) Docker
10 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.47%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (2.37%) OVSD
2 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.95%) MOM
2 2 (0.95%) SCOM
2 2 (0.95%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.47%) MIIS
3 1 (0.47%) Nagios
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
3 1 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (38.86%) SAP
2 38 (18.01%) Oracle
3 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 27 (12.80%) Sun
3 27 (12.80%) Veritas
4 21 (9.95%) Citrix
5 15 (7.11%) AppSense
6 12 (5.69%) Cisco
7 11 (5.21%) VMware
8 9 (4.27%) Siemens
9 7 (3.32%) HP
10 6 (2.84%) McAfee
11 5 (2.37%) Symantec
12 4 (1.90%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.42%) Dell
13 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.95%) Informatica
14 2 (0.95%) PTC
15 1 (0.47%) Avaya
15 1 (0.47%) BT
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