Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 432 575 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.24% 6.08% 5.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.35% 30.85% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 367 222
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £195 £250 £179
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 28
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.51% +8.94%
10th Percentile £16.76 £12.86 £15.91
90th Percentile £52.35 £46.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% -2.86% +84.21%

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 1524 1864 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.47% 19.72% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1116 850
Midlands median daily rate £390 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £225 £211
90th Percentile £546 £545 £523
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 64 110
Midlands median hourly rate £20.83 £19.94 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.45% -8.33% +22.54%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.14 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £43.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +8 220 £380 +1.33% 8
West Midlands -19 209 £419 +7.03% 16
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 432 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 69 (15.97%) SAP
3 67 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (15.28%) Linux
5 62 (14.35%) Oracle
6 50 (11.57%) Unix
7 47 (10.88%) Migration
8 45 (10.42%) Cisco
9 43 (9.95%) Windows
10 41 (9.49%) Solaris
11 40 (9.26%) ITIL
12 38 (8.80%) Project Management
13 36 (8.33%) Firewall
14 35 (8.10%) Manufacturing
15 34 (7.87%) Finance
15 34 (7.87%) SQL
16 32 (7.41%) AIX
17 31 (7.18%) Microsoft
17 31 (7.18%) SAN
18 30 (6.94%) HP
18 30 (6.94%) ERP
18 30 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (6.48%) Presales
20 27 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (6.25%) Service Delivery
20 27 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
20 27 (6.25%) Java
20 27 (6.25%) Logistics
21 26 (6.02%) WAN
21 26 (6.02%) Puppet

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 19 (4.40%) Tomcat
2 18 (4.17%) Apache
3 14 (3.24%) JBoss
4 13 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.78%) ArcGIS
6 11 (2.55%) Confluence
7 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.85%) iPlanet
8 8 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
8 8 (1.85%) SAS
8 8 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.69%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.69%) WinCC
12 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.31%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.85%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.62%) Teamcenter
4 6 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (1.39%) SAP CO
4 6 (1.39%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.69%) Maximo
5 3 (0.69%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.46%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.46%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.23%) Primavera
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.23%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (3.70%) SaaS
4 13 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.78%) PaaS
6 10 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (2.31%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.31%) Office 365
6 10 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.93%) IaaS
9 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.46%) Boomi
10 2 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.33%) Firewall
2 31 (7.18%) SAN
3 26 (6.02%) WAN
4 24 (5.56%) Wireless
5 20 (4.63%) LAN
6 16 (3.70%) DNS
7 14 (3.24%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.01%) HTTP
9 12 (2.78%) Internet
9 12 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (2.31%) NAS
11 8 (1.85%) Network Security
11 8 (1.85%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (1.85%) OpenVPN
11 8 (1.85%) SSH
12 7 (1.62%) BGP
12 7 (1.62%) OSPF
12 7 (1.62%) VPN
13 6 (1.39%) MPLS
13 6 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.24%) Pentaho
5 12 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.08%) OLAP
8 9 (2.08%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (1.39%) MySQL
10 5 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.69%) Big Data
12 3 (0.69%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.69%) QlikView
13 2 (0.46%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.40%) Git (software)
1 19 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.01%) JUnit
2 13 (3.01%) LSMW
3 12 (2.78%) JIRA
3 12 (2.78%) Maven
4 11 (2.55%) SonarQube
5 10 (2.31%) Liquibase
6 9 (2.08%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.85%) Ant
7 8 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.16%) Subversion
9 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.93%) Selenium
11 3 (0.69%) DbUnit
11 3 (0.69%) JMeter
11 3 (0.69%) jMock
11 3 (0.69%) Mockito
General
1 35 (8.10%) Manufacturing
2 34 (7.87%) Finance
3 18 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.46%) Automotive
6 2 (0.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (14.35%) Architect
2 41 (9.49%) Consultant
3 34 (7.87%) Project Manager
3 34 (7.87%) Unix Engineer
4 32 (7.41%) Developer
5 30 (6.94%) Network Engineer
6 27 (6.25%) Analyst
7 22 (5.09%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.86%) Network Architect
8 21 (4.86%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 19 (4.40%) Solaris Engineer
10 18 (4.17%) AIX Engineer
11 17 (3.94%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 13 (3.01%) Technical Leader
14 12 (2.78%) DBA
14 12 (2.78%) Design Engineer
15 11 (2.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.70%) REST
2 13 (3.01%) .NET
3 12 (2.78%) J2EE
4 11 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (2.31%) Web Services
6 8 (1.85%) HTML
6 8 (1.85%) MCollective
7 7 (1.62%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.39%) JSON
8 6 (1.39%) Play Framework
8 6 (1.39%) Spring
8 6 (1.39%) XML
9 5 (1.16%) CSS
9 5 (1.16%) SOAP
9 5 (1.16%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.93%) Apache Camel
10 4 (0.93%) jQuery
10 4 (0.93%) RESTful
11 3 (0.69%) PowerMock
11 3 (0.69%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.24%) Data Centre
3 8 (1.85%) Clustering
3 8 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (1.85%) User Experience
4 6 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
4 6 (1.39%) EMC VNX
4 6 (1.39%) HP Storage
4 6 (1.39%) Replication
5 5 (1.16%) CMDB
5 5 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.69%) PMI
7 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.46%) PKI
7 2 (0.46%) RIA
7 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.28%) Linux
2 50 (11.57%) Unix
3 43 (9.95%) Windows
4 41 (9.49%) Solaris
5 32 (7.41%) AIX
6 21 (4.86%) SUSE
7 19 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.01%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.55%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (1.85%) CentOS
11 8 (1.85%) HPUX
12 5 (1.16%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.23%) Android
15 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (10.88%) Migration
3 40 (9.26%) ITIL
4 38 (8.80%) Project Management
5 30 (6.94%) ERP
6 28 (6.48%) Presales
7 27 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (6.25%) Logistics
7 27 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 25 (5.79%) Load Balancing
9 23 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (4.63%) Data Migration
11 20 (4.63%) ETL
11 20 (4.63%) PRINCE2
12 19 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (4.40%) ITIL V3
13 18 (4.17%) DevOps
13 18 (4.17%) Scrum
14 17 (3.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.87%) SQL
2 27 (6.25%) Java
3 23 (5.32%) ABAP
4 21 (4.86%) Shell Script
5 18 (4.17%) Python
6 16 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.47%) Korn
7 15 (3.47%) Perl
8 8 (1.85%) Groovy
8 8 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.62%) C
9 7 (1.62%) C#
9 7 (1.62%) Scala
10 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.69%) C-shell
11 3 (0.69%) PHP
12 2 (0.46%) C++
12 2 (0.46%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 2 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 432 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (5.56%) Degree
4 22 (5.09%) CCNP
5 16 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (3.47%) PMI Certification
7 14 (3.24%) PMP
8 12 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.16%) CCIE
12 3 (0.69%) CCDP
12 3 (0.69%) CCNA
12 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.69%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.46%) CISSP
13 2 (0.46%) ISEB
13 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.55%) SLA
2 8 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.39%) PMO
5 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.46%) GDPR
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (3.24%) Docker
4 12 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.31%) vSphere
6 8 (1.85%) Postfix
6 8 (1.85%) Squid
6 8 (1.85%) vCloud
7 6 (1.39%) KVM
7 6 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.46%) Samba
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.23%) XenApp
10 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (6.02%) Puppet
2 13 (3.01%) Ansible
2 13 (3.01%) Oracle EDQ
2 13 (3.01%) Terraform
3 12 (2.78%) BladeLogic
3 12 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.55%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.55%) Kibana
4 11 (2.55%) logstash
5 10 (2.31%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 9 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (1.85%) Rancher
7 8 (1.85%) Rsyslog
7 8 (1.85%) Sysdig
7 8 (1.85%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.39%) EMC VPLEX
9 5 (1.16%) MOM
9 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (15.97%) SAP
2 62 (14.35%) Oracle
3 45 (10.42%) Cisco
4 31 (7.18%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.94%) HP
6 25 (5.79%) VMware
7 22 (5.09%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.86%) F5
9 20 (4.63%) IBM
10 18 (4.17%) BMC
10 18 (4.17%) Sun
11 17 (3.94%) CheckPoint
11 17 (3.94%) Cognos
12 16 (3.70%) Veritas
13 14 (3.24%) McAfee
14 13 (3.01%) Blue Coat
14 13 (3.01%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.01%) Juniper
15 10 (2.31%) Aruba
15 10 (2.31%) EMC