Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 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 > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 448 510 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.66% 5.75% 5.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.63% 29.67% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 311 243
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £203
90th Percentile £549 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 12 26
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -20.36% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.76 £12.76 £16.38
90th Percentile £52.35 £48.33 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.25 £35.25
% change year-on-year -49.80% +5.67% +81.23%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,512 1,719 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.10% 19.38% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1,007 843
Midlands median daily rate £398 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £213
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 55 101
Midlands median hourly rate £22.07 £19.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.02% -5.36% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £41.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +21 235 £395 +3.95% 19
West Midlands -17 210 £425 +13.33% 45
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 448 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.40%) Linux
4 59 (13.17%) Oracle
5 55 (12.28%) SAP
6 50 (11.16%) Unix
6 50 (11.16%) Manufacturing
7 48 (10.71%) Migration
8 44 (9.82%) Windows
9 43 (9.60%) ITIL
10 42 (9.38%) Solaris
11 41 (9.15%) Project Management
12 40 (8.93%) AIX
12 40 (8.93%) SQL
12 40 (8.93%) Microsoft
13 36 (8.04%) Cisco
13 36 (8.04%) IBM
13 36 (8.04%) Java
14 34 (7.59%) SAN
14 34 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
15 33 (7.37%) HP
15 33 (7.37%) Service Delivery
15 33 (7.37%) Firewall
16 31 (6.92%) Finance
17 29 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (6.25%) Analytics
18 28 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (5.80%) WAN
19 26 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (5.80%) Shell Script

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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 16 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.35%) Apache
3 12 (2.68%) ArcGIS
3 12 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.46%) Confluence
4 11 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.23%) JBoss
6 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.34%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.34%) SAS
7 5 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.12%) iPlanet
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (1.34%) SAP CO
3 6 (1.34%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.89%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.67%) Maximo
5 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.45%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.45%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.22%) Primavera
7 1 (0.22%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (3.57%) SaaS
5 14 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.68%) PaaS
7 10 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (2.23%) Amazon S3
7 10 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (1.79%) Office 365
9 5 (1.12%) Boomi
9 5 (1.12%) IaaS
10 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.67%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.45%) GitHub
11 2 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.59%) SAN
2 33 (7.37%) Firewall
3 26 (5.80%) WAN
3 26 (5.80%) Wireless
4 16 (3.57%) LAN
5 15 (3.35%) DNS
6 14 (3.13%) Internet
6 14 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (2.23%) HTTP
7 10 (2.23%) NAS
7 10 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.79%) Network Security
8 8 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (1.79%) OpenVPN
8 8 (1.79%) SSH
9 7 (1.56%) BGP
9 7 (1.56%) MPLS
9 7 (1.56%) OSPF
10 6 (1.34%) VLAN
10 6 (1.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.90%) Pentaho
5 10 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (2.01%) OLAP
6 9 (2.01%) Oracle OLAP
7 8 (1.79%) Big Data
7 8 (1.79%) Power BI
8 7 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 7 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
8 7 (1.56%) DecisionStream
8 7 (1.56%) PowerCenter
8 7 (1.56%) Semantic Layer
8 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.12%) MySQL
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (4.24%) Git (software)
1 19 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.13%) JUnit
3 12 (2.68%) JIRA
3 12 (2.68%) Maven
3 12 (2.68%) SonarQube
4 10 (2.23%) Liquibase
4 10 (2.23%) LSMW
5 8 (1.79%) Ant
5 8 (1.79%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.79%) Selenium
5 8 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.89%) DbUnit
8 4 (0.89%) jMock
8 4 (0.89%) Mockito
8 4 (0.89%) Subversion
9 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (11.16%) Manufacturing
2 31 (6.92%) Finance
3 18 (4.02%) Aerospace
4 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.67%) Games
5 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.67%) Retail
6 2 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (14.29%) Architect
2 41 (9.15%) Consultant
3 38 (8.48%) Developer
4 35 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 32 (7.14%) Analyst
6 30 (6.70%) Unix Engineer
7 28 (6.25%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.13%) AIX Engineer
10 22 (4.91%) Network Architect
11 20 (4.46%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 17 (3.79%) Desktop Support
13 16 (3.57%) Solaris Engineer
14 15 (3.35%) Java Developer
15 14 (3.13%) Security Architect
16 12 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
17 11 (2.46%) Business Analyst
17 11 (2.46%) DBA
17 11 (2.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 11 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.02%) REST
2 12 (2.68%) .NET
3 10 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (2.23%) J2EE
3 10 (2.23%) JSON
4 9 (2.01%) HTML
4 9 (2.01%) SOAP
4 9 (2.01%) Web Services
4 9 (2.01%) XML
5 8 (1.79%) MCollective
6 7 (1.56%) Spring
7 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.34%) jQuery
7 6 (1.34%) Play Framework
7 6 (1.34%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.12%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.12%) CSS
8 5 (1.12%) RESTful
9 4 (0.89%) XSD
9 4 (0.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.35%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.46%) Clustering
3 11 (2.46%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.56%) HACMP
7 6 (1.34%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (1.34%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.34%) HP Storage
7 6 (1.34%) LPAR
7 6 (1.34%) Replication
8 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.89%) User Experience
10 3 (0.67%) PMI
11 2 (0.45%) CESG
11 2 (0.45%) PKI
11 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.40%) Linux
2 50 (11.16%) Unix
3 44 (9.82%) Windows
4 42 (9.38%) Solaris
5 40 (8.93%) AIX
6 25 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.69%) SUSE
8 19 (4.24%) Windows 10
9 13 (2.90%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (2.46%) HPUX
12 8 (1.79%) CentOS
13 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
13 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.22%) Android
15 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (10.71%) Migration
3 43 (9.60%) ITIL
4 41 (9.15%) Project Management
5 33 (7.37%) Service Delivery
6 28 (6.25%) Analytics
6 28 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.80%) DevOps
8 25 (5.58%) Presales
9 24 (5.36%) Logistics
9 24 (5.36%) PLM
10 23 (5.13%) ETL
10 23 (5.13%) ITIL V3
10 23 (5.13%) Load Balancing
10 23 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (4.91%) ERP
11 22 (4.91%) Scrum
12 21 (4.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.93%) SQL
2 36 (8.04%) Java
3 26 (5.80%) Shell Script
4 18 (4.02%) ABAP
5 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.13%) Python
6 9 (2.01%) C#
6 9 (2.01%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.79%) Groovy
7 8 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.56%) C
8 7 (1.56%) Scala
9 6 (1.34%) Korn
9 6 (1.34%) Perl
10 5 (1.12%) R
11 4 (0.89%) XPath
11 4 (0.89%) XQuery
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 448 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.58%) Degree
4 24 (5.36%) CCNP
5 16 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 15 (3.35%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (3.13%) PMP
8 8 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.12%) CCIE
12 4 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.67%) CCDP
13 3 (0.67%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.45%) CISSP
14 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.45%) ISEB
14 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.90%) SLA
2 11 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.01%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.56%) PMO
5 6 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.89%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.89%) RMADS
7 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.45%) GDPR
8 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 19 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (3.35%) Docker
4 11 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.46%) vSphere
5 10 (2.23%) KVM
6 9 (2.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (1.79%) Postfix
7 8 (1.79%) Squid
7 8 (1.79%) vCloud
8 7 (1.56%) PowerHA
9 6 (1.34%) Xen
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.45%) Samba
11 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) XenApp
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (5.80%) Puppet
2 13 (2.90%) BladeLogic
2 13 (2.90%) NetBackup
2 13 (2.90%) Oracle EDQ
3 12 (2.68%) Ansible
3 12 (2.68%) FortiGate
3 12 (2.68%) Terraform
4 10 (2.23%) Kibana
4 10 (2.23%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.23%) logstash
5 9 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 9 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (1.79%) Rancher
6 8 (1.79%) Rsyslog
6 8 (1.79%) Sysdig
6 8 (1.79%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.34%) EMC VPLEX
8 5 (1.12%) MOM
9 4 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (13.17%) Oracle
2 55 (12.28%) SAP
3 40 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.04%) Cisco
4 36 (8.04%) IBM
5 33 (7.37%) HP
6 25 (5.58%) VMware
7 23 (5.13%) Cognos
7 23 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.69%) F5
9 18 (4.02%) CheckPoint
10 16 (3.57%) McAfee
11 15 (3.35%) Blue Coat
11 15 (3.35%) BMC
11 15 (3.35%) Fortinet
12 13 (2.90%) Veritas
13 12 (2.68%) Aruba
14 11 (2.46%) Juniper
15 10 (2.23%) EMC
16 8 (1.79%) Tableau