Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 30 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 522 421 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.30% 5.43% 6.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.75% 29.40% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 264 373
Midlands median daily rate £438 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75% -3.73%
10th Percentile £200 £265 £239
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 28
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +128.57% -6.72%
England median hourly rate £18.70 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -46.57% -2.78% +10.77%

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 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 1,594 1,432 1,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.24% 18.47% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 875 1,118
Midlands median daily rate £410 £410 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £540 £553
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 67 84
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £45.09 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
West Midlands +12 349 £450 +2.27% 52
East Midlands -7 172 £413 -2.94% 12
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 522 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 98 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (17.82%) Windows
4 91 (17.43%) Java
5 84 (16.09%) Cisco
6 75 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
7 67 (12.84%) Firewall
8 61 (11.69%) DevOps
9 60 (11.49%) Migration
9 60 (11.49%) Linux
10 58 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (10.15%) WAN
12 49 (9.39%) Microsoft
12 49 (9.39%) VPN
13 45 (8.62%) SQL
14 44 (8.43%) Oracle
15 43 (8.24%) TDD
16 41 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (7.85%) Web Services
17 40 (7.66%) RESTful
17 40 (7.66%) Docker
18 39 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (7.47%) Windows 10
19 38 (7.28%) McAfee
20 37 (7.09%) JavaScript
21 36 (6.90%) Unix
21 36 (6.90%) Juniper
21 36 (6.90%) Test Automation
21 36 (6.90%) Git (software)
21 36 (6.90%) Jenkins

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 15 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.15%) Confluence
5 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.57%) Apache
7 3 (0.57%) nginx
7 3 (0.57%) SAS
8 2 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (2.68%) GIMP
1 14 (2.68%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
1 3 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.19%) Maximo
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Primavera
2 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.02%) Amazon S3
4 17 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.07%) IaaS
5 16 (3.07%) SaaS
6 13 (2.49%) PaaS
7 10 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.92%) Route 53
8 7 (1.34%) Office 365
9 6 (1.15%) Boomi
10 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.38%) npm
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.19%) GitHub
13 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.84%) Firewall
2 53 (10.15%) WAN
3 49 (9.39%) VPN
4 32 (6.13%) Wireless
5 30 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (4.21%) BGP
6 22 (4.21%) MPLS
7 21 (4.02%) VLAN
8 17 (3.26%) X.21
9 15 (2.87%) Ethernet
9 15 (2.87%) SDH
9 15 (2.87%) VPLS
10 13 (2.49%) KiloStream
10 13 (2.49%) MegaStream
11 12 (2.30%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (1.53%) DSL
13 7 (1.34%) Network Security
13 7 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.15%) RSVP
14 6 (1.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.64%) SQL Server
5 10 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.15%) Big Data
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.77%) MySQL
8 4 (0.77%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.38%) OLAP
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.38%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.38%) Power BI
11 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.19%) DecisionStream
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 36 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.60%) JUnit
3 22 (4.21%) Cucumber
4 21 (4.02%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.83%) DbUnit
5 20 (3.83%) Maven
6 19 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (3.45%) jMock
7 18 (3.45%) Mockito
7 18 (3.45%) Selenium
7 18 (3.45%) SonarQube
8 12 (2.30%) JIRA
8 12 (2.30%) PHPUnit
9 9 (1.72%) Toad
10 6 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.96%) JMeter
11 5 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.96%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 26 (4.98%) Manufacturing
2 22 (4.21%) Retail
3 17 (3.26%) Finance
4 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.72%) Electronics
6 7 (1.34%) Law
7 6 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (16.86%) Developer
2 70 (13.41%) Network Engineer
3 54 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 50 (9.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 40 (7.66%) Consultant
6 33 (6.32%) Implementation Engineer
7 32 (6.13%) Architect
8 31 (5.94%) Design Engineer
9 30 (5.75%) Analyst
10 28 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
11 27 (5.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 25 (4.79%) Network Design Engineer
13 24 (4.60%) Desktop Support
14 23 (4.41%) Deployment Engineer
14 23 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (4.21%) Support Engineer
16 18 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
16 18 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 18 (3.45%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
17 17 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.85%) Web Services
2 40 (7.66%) RESTful
3 34 (6.51%) Apache Camel
4 33 (6.32%) Spring
5 32 (6.13%) CSS
6 30 (5.75%) HTML
7 27 (5.17%) Spring Boot
8 25 (4.79%) J2EE
9 24 (4.60%) SOAP
9 24 (4.60%) XML
10 21 (4.02%) Java EE
11 20 (3.83%) AngularJS
11 20 (3.83%) CSS3
11 20 (3.83%) HTML5
11 20 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (3.83%) React
12 18 (3.45%) .NET
12 18 (3.45%) PowerMock
12 18 (3.45%) Sass
13 17 (3.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.64%) User Experience
4 16 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.11%) NHS
6 9 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.38%) ASIC
11 2 (0.38%) Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) e-Health
11 2 (0.38%) PKI
12 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.19%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.82%) Windows
2 60 (11.49%) Linux
3 39 (7.47%) Windows 10
4 36 (6.90%) Unix
5 29 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 18 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.92%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.34%) Solaris
11 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.38%) CentOS
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) VMS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (11.69%) DevOps
3 60 (11.49%) Migration
4 43 (8.24%) TDD
5 41 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 35 (6.70%) BDD
7 35 (6.70%) Scrum
8 28 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 28 (5.36%) ITIL
9 27 (5.17%) Network Design
9 27 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
10 25 (4.79%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.60%) Service Management
12 22 (4.21%) Kanban
12 22 (4.21%) Project Management
13 21 (4.02%) UML
14 20 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (3.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (17.43%) Java
2 45 (8.62%) SQL
3 37 (7.09%) JavaScript
4 21 (4.02%) C#
4 21 (4.02%) PowerShell
4 21 (4.02%) Python
5 18 (3.45%) C
6 15 (2.87%) C++
6 15 (2.87%) Embedded C++
7 13 (2.49%) Java 8
8 12 (2.30%) PHP
9 11 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.72%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.15%) Assembly Language
12 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.96%) R
12 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.77%) Ruby
14 3 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 522 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.26%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.87%) CCNP
5 13 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (2.49%) CCNA
6 10 (1.92%) CCIE
7 9 (1.72%) Degree
8 8 (1.53%) ISEB
8 8 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.15%) JNCIA
9 6 (1.15%) JNCIP
9 6 (1.15%) JNCIS
10 5 (0.96%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.96%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.96%) HNC
10 5 (0.96%) HND
11 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.26%) SLA
2 13 (2.49%) PMO
3 10 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.53%) GDPR
5 6 (1.15%) QA
6 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.38%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 40 (7.66%) Docker
2 31 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.53%) vSphere
5 6 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.77%) Firmware
7 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.38%) iptables
9 2 (0.38%) vCloud
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (5.17%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.07%) Puppet
3 14 (2.68%) Terraform
4 12 (2.30%) SCCM
4 12 (2.30%) WSUS
5 10 (1.92%) Ansible
6 9 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.53%) SCOM
7 8 (1.53%) SELinux
8 6 (1.15%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.96%) Kibana
9 5 (0.96%) logstash
9 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.38%) Netcool
11 2 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
11 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (16.09%) Cisco
2 49 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.43%) Oracle
4 38 (7.28%) McAfee
5 36 (6.90%) Juniper
6 31 (5.94%) CheckPoint
6 31 (5.94%) Fortinet
7 30 (5.75%) Aruba
8 25 (4.79%) Nokia
9 17 (3.26%) Meraki
9 17 (3.26%) VMware
10 16 (3.07%) HP
11 12 (2.30%) Zend
12 11 (2.11%) BMC
12 11 (2.11%) IBM
12 11 (2.11%) SAP
13 8 (1.53%) Remedy
14 7 (1.34%) F5
15 5 (0.96%) Informatica
15 5 (0.96%) SolarWinds