Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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 > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 424 615 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.48% 6.41% 4.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.88% 32.78% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 372 192
Midlands median daily rate £435 £395 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% -4.93% +18.71%
10th Percentile £268 £225 £200
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 21
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% - +15.15%
10th Percentile £17.49 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £135.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £33.19
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.47% +84.39%

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 Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1419 1876 1511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.35% 19.56% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 1119 837
Midlands median daily rate £406 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +8.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £229 £220 £200
90th Percentile £539 £561 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 107
Midlands median hourly rate £24.38 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -22.22% +34.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.83 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.28 £41.75
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22% +12.50%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +9 212 £425 +13.33% 2
West Midlands -18 199 £450 +12.50% 25
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 424 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 98 (23.11%) SAP
3 95 (22.41%) Windows
4 73 (17.22%) Linux
5 70 (16.51%) Oracle
6 59 (13.92%) ERP
7 55 (12.97%) Migration
8 48 (11.32%) SAP ERP
9 46 (10.85%) Manufacturing
10 43 (10.14%) Python
11 42 (9.91%) ITIL
12 41 (9.67%) Unix
13 40 (9.43%) Logistics
14 39 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
15 38 (8.96%) Solaris
15 38 (8.96%) Sun
16 36 (8.49%) Cisco
16 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
16 36 (8.49%) Veritas
16 36 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (8.25%) SQL Server
17 35 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (8.02%) ABAP
18 34 (8.02%) Data Migration
19 33 (7.78%) JIRA
20 32 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 32 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
20 32 (7.55%) Project Management
21 31 (7.31%) Firewall

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 28 (6.60%) Confluence
2 27 (6.37%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.59%) ArcGIS
4 11 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.36%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.42%) JBoss
7 6 (1.42%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.42%) WinCC
8 5 (1.18%) Apache
8 5 (1.18%) iPlanet
9 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.71%) SAS
10 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (11.32%) SAP ERP
2 9 (2.12%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.65%) SAP WM
4 6 (1.42%) Teamcenter
5 5 (1.18%) Primavera
6 4 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.94%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.94%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.71%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.24%) Maximo
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.01%) Office 365
4 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.47%) Boomi
4 2 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.24%) GitHub
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.31%) Firewall
2 23 (5.42%) LAN
3 15 (3.54%) WAN
4 14 (3.30%) DNS
4 14 (3.30%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.83%) HTTP
5 12 (2.83%) Wireless
6 11 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (2.36%) Link 16
8 9 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.89%) BGP
9 8 (1.89%) DHCP
10 7 (1.65%) Internet
11 5 (1.18%) SNMP
12 4 (0.94%) ICMP
12 4 (0.94%) SAN
13 3 (0.71%) NAS
13 3 (0.71%) Network Security
13 3 (0.71%) OSPF
13 3 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.59%) RDBMS
3 11 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.65%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.71%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.71%) QlikView
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (7.78%) JIRA
2 11 (2.59%) LSMW
3 5 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.94%) Selenium
5 3 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.71%) GCC
5 3 (0.71%) JMeter
6 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.47%) Maven
6 2 (0.47%) Subversion
6 2 (0.47%) Toad
6 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.24%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Mockito
7 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (10.85%) Manufacturing
2 24 (5.66%) Finance
3 12 (2.83%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.36%) Avionics
4 10 (2.36%) Military
5 9 (2.12%) Billing
6 5 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (16.27%) Consultant
2 67 (15.80%) Architect
3 34 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (6.84%) Developer
5 23 (5.42%) SAP Consultant
6 22 (5.19%) Technical Leader
6 22 (5.19%) Unix Engineer
7 17 (4.01%) Analyst
8 15 (3.54%) Network Engineer
8 15 (3.54%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.54%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.30%) Design Engineer
9 14 (3.30%) Network Architect
10 12 (2.83%) Solaris Consultant
11 11 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.59%) Solaris Engineer
11 11 (2.59%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.59%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.36%) Administrator
12 10 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.13%) .NET
2 17 (4.01%) IDoc
3 15 (3.54%) WPF
4 12 (2.83%) DCOM
5 10 (2.36%) COM
5 10 (2.36%) J2EE
6 9 (2.12%) EDI
6 9 (2.12%) REST
6 9 (2.12%) Web Services
7 8 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.42%) CSS
8 6 (1.42%) SOAP
9 5 (1.18%) HTML
9 5 (1.18%) SAP ALE
9 5 (1.18%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.71%) Spring
11 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.66%) User Experience
3 23 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.12%) CMDB
7 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.18%) Clustering
8 5 (1.18%) PKI
9 4 (0.94%) RIA
9 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.71%) CESG
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.24%) Derivative
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (22.41%) Windows
2 73 (17.22%) Linux
3 41 (9.67%) Unix
4 38 (8.96%) Solaris
5 28 (6.60%) CentOS
6 15 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.83%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.12%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.65%) AIX
11 6 (1.42%) HPUX
12 5 (1.18%) SUSE
13 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.92%) ERP
2 55 (12.97%) Migration
3 42 (9.91%) ITIL
4 40 (9.43%) Logistics
5 34 (8.02%) Data Migration
6 32 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (7.55%) Project Management
7 22 (5.19%) Test Strategy
8 20 (4.72%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.72%) Scrum
9 19 (4.48%) Integration Testing
10 18 (4.25%) OO
11 16 (3.77%) DevOps
11 16 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (3.54%) Performance Management
12 15 (3.54%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.54%) Software Engineering
13 14 (3.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.14%) Python
2 34 (8.02%) ABAP
3 31 (7.31%) SQL
4 28 (6.60%) Bash Shell
5 26 (6.13%) Ruby
6 19 (4.48%) C#
6 19 (4.48%) Perl
7 17 (4.01%) Korn
8 12 (2.83%) VB
9 11 (2.59%) C
9 11 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.65%) Java
11 5 (1.18%) SAPscript
11 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.71%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.47%) C++
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 424 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.37%) Degree
3 16 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.12%) CCNA
7 8 (1.89%) CCNP
7 8 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.89%) ISEB
7 8 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.42%) JNCIA
8 6 (1.42%) PMP
9 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.94%) CLAS
10 4 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.71%) APMP
11 3 (0.71%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.36%) MIL-STD-1553
2 6 (1.42%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.71%) PMO
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO17020
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 32 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 27 (6.37%) Docker
3 22 (5.19%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.89%) GPFS
8 6 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.94%) KVM
10 4 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.71%) XenApp
11 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.47%) NFS
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.47%) vSphere
13 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (6.84%) Ansible
1 29 (6.84%) Terraform
2 28 (6.60%) Puppet
3 11 (2.59%) SCCM
4 5 (1.18%) OVSD
5 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.47%) MOM
5 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.24%) collectd
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Kibana
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) logstash
6 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Salt
6 1 (0.24%) StatsD
6 1 (0.24%) vMotion
6 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 98 (23.11%) SAP
2 70 (16.51%) Oracle
3 38 (8.96%) Sun
4 36 (8.49%) Cisco
4 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.49%) Veritas
5 16 (3.77%) Citrix
5 16 (3.77%) VMware
6 13 (3.07%) HP
7 11 (2.59%) Aruba
7 11 (2.59%) Fortinet
8 9 (2.12%) AppDynamics
8 9 (2.12%) BMC
8 9 (2.12%) Juniper
8 9 (2.12%) Riverbed
8 9 (2.12%) Siemens
9 8 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.65%) EMC
11 4 (0.94%) BT
11 4 (0.94%) CheckPoint
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Networkers
Rate: negotiable but competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £560 per day + n/a
Posted: 6 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £302.18 - £310.58 per day + NEGOTIABLE
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West Midlands
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