The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 Clearance
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 140 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.35% 7.11% 7.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.12% 38.80% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 77 74
Median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £454 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £14.80 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £74.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -10.17% +18.78%  

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 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 285 299 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.03% 18.32% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 191 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 92 £423 +14.18% 5
Nottinghamshire -1 14 £450 +38.46%
Northamptonshire +9 12 £400 -3.61% 4
Lincolnshire +1 7 £425 +34.92% 2
Leicestershire -6 6 £388 +24.00%
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 197 (78.17%) SC Cleared
2 59 (23.41%) SAP
2 59 (23.41%) Windows
3 43 (17.06%) Microsoft
4 38 (15.08%) Active Directory
5 36 (14.29%) Oracle
5 36 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 34 (13.49%) Finance
7 33 (13.10%) Project Management
7 33 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (12.30%) Logistics
9 30 (11.90%) SQL Server
10 29 (11.51%) ERP
11 26 (10.32%) .NET
11 26 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (9.92%) Windows Server
13 22 (8.73%) Degree
13 22 (8.73%) Citrix
14 21 (8.33%) SAP ERP
15 20 (7.94%) Unix
15 20 (7.94%) Migration
16 19 (7.54%) VMware
16 19 (7.54%) ABAP
16 19 (7.54%) Relational Database
17 18 (7.14%) Linux
18 17 (6.75%) ITIL
18 17 (6.75%) C#
18 17 (6.75%) XenDesktop
19 16 (6.35%) XenApp
19 16 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement

Security 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 5 (1.98%) MS Exchange
1 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.59%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.19%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.79%) Documentum
4 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.76%) MS Office
2 10 (3.97%) MS Project
3 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (8.33%) SAP ERP
2 9 (3.57%) Primavera
3 7 (2.78%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.79%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.79%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.40%) Demantra
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.40%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.38%) Office 365
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.56%) DHCP
1 14 (5.56%) DNS
1 14 (5.56%) Firewall
2 7 (2.78%) Network Security
3 6 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (2.38%) LDAP
3 6 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.98%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.59%) LAN
5 4 (1.59%) SAN
5 4 (1.59%) WAN
6 3 (1.19%) HTTP
6 3 (1.19%) Skype
6 3 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.19%) Wireless
7 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Profibus
7 1 (0.40%) VLAN
7 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 9 (3.57%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) DTS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.19%) LSMW
3 3 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.79%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.40%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 36 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 34 (13.49%) Finance
3 9 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.38%) Billing
5 5 (1.98%) Legal
6 4 (1.59%) Avionics
6 4 (1.59%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (22.62%) Consultant
2 29 (11.51%) Developer
3 26 (10.32%) Architect
4 20 (7.94%) Analyst
4 20 (7.94%) Project Manager
4 20 (7.94%) Technical Leader
5 19 (7.54%) SAP Consultant
6 13 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (3.57%) Solaris Consultant
8 7 (2.78%) Citrix Consultant
8 7 (2.78%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 7 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.38%) Applications Manager
9 6 (2.38%) Applications Project Manager
9 6 (2.38%) IT Manager
9 6 (2.38%) Project Engineer
9 6 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (1.98%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 5 (1.98%) Oracle BI Consultant
10 5 (1.98%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.32%) .NET
2 8 (3.17%) J2EE
3 7 (2.78%) CSS
3 7 (2.78%) Spring
3 7 (2.78%) Web Services
3 7 (2.78%) WPF
4 6 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.38%) Java EE
4 6 (2.38%) JPA
5 5 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.98%) ADSI
5 5 (1.98%) DCOM
5 5 (1.98%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.59%) COM
6 4 (1.59%) HTML
7 3 (1.19%) BAPI
7 3 (1.19%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.19%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (1.19%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.78%) User Experience
3 5 (1.98%) Clustering
3 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.98%) PKI
4 4 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.40%) Handset
6 1 (0.40%) NHS
6 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.41%) Windows
2 25 (9.92%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.94%) Unix
4 18 (7.14%) Linux
5 11 (4.37%) Solaris
6 9 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) HPUX
10 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.10%) Project Management
2 31 (12.30%) Logistics
3 29 (11.51%) ERP
4 26 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (7.94%) Migration
6 17 (6.75%) ITIL
7 16 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (5.95%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 12 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.37%) Integration Testing
10 11 (4.37%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.37%) Software Engineering
11 10 (3.97%) Test Strategy
12 9 (3.57%) Change Management
12 9 (3.57%) OO
12 9 (3.57%) UML
13 8 (3.17%) Change Control
13 8 (3.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.54%) ABAP
2 17 (6.75%) C#
3 14 (5.56%) SQL
4 12 (4.76%) Java
5 9 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.38%) C
7 5 (1.98%) VB
7 5 (1.98%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.40%) Python
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (78.17%) SC Cleared
2 22 (8.73%) Degree
3 12 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.17%) APMP
4 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.78%) CCNP
5 7 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.98%) CCNA
8 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.19%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.19%) MCITP
9 3 (1.19%) MCSE
9 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.19%) PMP
10 2 (0.79%) HNC
10 2 (0.79%) ISEB
10 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) TickIT
4 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.75%) XenDesktop
3 16 (6.35%) XenApp
4 14 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.17%) GPFS
8 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.79%) NFS
11 1 (0.40%) Docker
11 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.59%) SCCM
4 3 (1.19%) MOM
4 3 (1.19%) SCOM
4 3 (1.19%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.40%) MIIS
5 1 (0.40%) OVSD
5 1 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (23.41%) SAP
2 43 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 36 (14.29%) Oracle
4 22 (8.73%) Citrix
5 19 (7.54%) VMware
6 15 (5.95%) AppSense
7 13 (5.16%) Cisco
8 11 (4.37%) HP
8 11 (4.37%) Sun
9 10 (3.97%) Siemens
9 10 (3.97%) Veritas
10 6 (2.38%) EMC
11 5 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.98%) F5
11 5 (1.98%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.98%) Symantec
12 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.19%) Adobe
13 3 (1.19%) PTC
14 2 (0.79%) BMC
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