Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 401 594 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.09% 6.07% 4.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.02% 30.87% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 368 208
Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -5.41% +16.29%
10th Percentile £200 £293 £179
90th Percentile £544 £525 £532
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 22
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.26% +14.71%
10th Percentile £15.12 £12.92 £15.11
90th Percentile £58.60 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £34.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -43.80% +22.32% +40.00%

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 1431 1924 1551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.18% 19.65% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 1151 836
Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -
10th Percentile £215 £244 £206
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 107
Midlands median hourly rate £23.13 £17.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.28% -29.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.73 £43.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.97% +11.96% +17.95%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
West Midlands -18 201 £400 - 5
East Midlands +7 194 £395 +5.33% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (20.45%) SAP
3 74 (18.45%) Oracle
4 62 (15.46%) Linux
5 58 (14.46%) Windows
6 50 (12.47%) Migration
6 50 (12.47%) Unix
7 46 (11.47%) Manufacturing
7 46 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (10.97%) Solaris
9 43 (10.72%) ERP
10 42 (10.47%) Microsoft
11 40 (9.98%) ITIL
12 37 (9.23%) Project Management
13 36 (8.98%) Cisco
14 33 (8.23%) SQL
15 32 (7.98%) Finance
16 31 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
17 29 (7.23%) Sun
17 29 (7.23%) Degree
18 28 (6.98%) Logistics
18 28 (6.98%) Python
19 26 (6.48%) Veritas
20 24 (5.99%) AIX
21 23 (5.74%) ABAP
21 23 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (5.49%) Puppet
22 22 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
22 22 (5.49%) Perl
22 22 (5.49%) SQL Server

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 18 (4.49%) ArcGIS
2 16 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.74%) Apache
4 13 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.99%) Confluence
6 10 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.49%) JBoss
6 10 (2.49%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (2.49%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.24%) iPlanet
8 8 (2.00%) SAS
9 6 (1.50%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.50%) WinCC
10 5 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.25%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.24%) SAP ERP
2 10 (2.49%) Teamcenter
3 8 (2.00%) SAP MM
4 7 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (1.50%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.50%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.25%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (1.00%) Primavera
8 3 (0.75%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.50%) Maximo
9 2 (0.50%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.50%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
10 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.24%) Office 365
2 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.50%) PaaS
5 6 (1.50%) SaaS
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.00%) IaaS
8 3 (0.75%) GitHub
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.50%) Boomi
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.49%) LAN
2 20 (4.99%) Firewall
3 17 (4.24%) DNS
4 16 (3.99%) SAN
4 16 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.99%) WAN
5 11 (2.74%) Wireless
6 10 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (2.24%) DHCP
8 8 (2.00%) HTTP
8 8 (2.00%) Network Security
9 5 (1.25%) BGP
9 5 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.25%) Link 16
9 5 (1.25%) SSH
10 4 (1.00%) NAS
10 4 (1.00%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (1.00%) OpenVPN
10 4 (1.00%) SSL
10 4 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.49%) Pentaho
5 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (2.24%) OLAP
6 9 (2.24%) Oracle OLAP
7 8 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.00%) MySQL
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.75%) QlikView
11 2 (0.50%) Big Data
11 2 (0.50%) CloverETL
11 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.50%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 15 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.49%) JIRA
3 13 (3.24%) LSMW
4 8 (2.00%) JUnit
4 8 (2.00%) Maven
5 7 (1.75%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.50%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.50%) Liquibase
7 5 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.25%) Subversion
7 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.00%) Ant
9 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.75%) DbUnit
9 3 (0.75%) jMock
9 3 (0.75%) Mockito
9 3 (0.75%) Selenium
10 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.50%) JHipster
General
1 46 (11.47%) Manufacturing
2 32 (7.98%) Finance
3 20 (4.99%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.25%) Avionics
4 5 (1.25%) Military
5 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.50%) Automotive
6 2 (0.50%) Publishing
6 2 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (12.97%) Architect
2 40 (9.98%) Consultant
3 39 (9.73%) Unix Engineer
4 35 (8.73%) Project Manager
5 24 (5.99%) Analyst
6 22 (5.49%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 21 (5.24%) Solaris Engineer
8 20 (4.99%) Developer
8 20 (4.99%) Network Engineer
9 19 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (4.74%) Technical Leader
10 17 (4.24%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.99%) Design Engineer
11 16 (3.99%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.49%) DBA
13 13 (3.24%) Oracle DBA
13 13 (3.24%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.99%) Network Architect
15 11 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.24%) .NET
2 12 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 12 (2.99%) J2EE
3 11 (2.74%) REST
4 10 (2.49%) Web Services
5 7 (1.75%) CSS
5 7 (1.75%) HTML
6 6 (1.50%) DCOM
6 6 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.50%) WPF
6 6 (1.50%) XML
7 5 (1.25%) COM
7 5 (1.25%) JSON
7 5 (1.25%) Spring
7 5 (1.25%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.00%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.00%) CSS3
8 4 (1.00%) HTML5
8 4 (1.00%) MCollective
8 4 (1.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.74%) User Experience
3 12 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.24%) Clustering
6 9 (2.24%) CMDB
7 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.00%) RIA
9 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.75%) PKI
9 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.50%) CESG
10 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.50%) PMI
11 1 (0.25%) Life Science
11 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.46%) Linux
2 58 (14.46%) Windows
3 50 (12.47%) Unix
4 44 (10.97%) Solaris
5 24 (5.99%) AIX
6 20 (4.99%) SUSE
7 19 (4.74%) Windows 10
8 17 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.24%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.49%) HPUX
10 9 (2.24%) CentOS
11 8 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.75%) Windows Server
13 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.47%) Migration
2 46 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (10.72%) ERP
4 40 (9.98%) ITIL
5 37 (9.23%) Project Management
6 31 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (6.98%) Logistics
8 22 (5.49%) Data Migration
9 21 (5.24%) Load Balancing
10 20 (4.99%) ETL
11 19 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (4.74%) PRINCE2
11 19 (4.74%) Scrum
12 18 (4.49%) Presales
12 18 (4.49%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.49%) Test Strategy
13 17 (4.24%) Change Management
14 16 (3.99%) DevOps
15 15 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.23%) SQL
2 28 (6.98%) Python
3 23 (5.74%) ABAP
4 22 (5.49%) Perl
5 21 (5.24%) Korn
6 20 (4.99%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.99%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.74%) Java
9 12 (2.99%) C#
10 11 (2.74%) C
11 8 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.50%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.50%) Ruby
12 6 (1.50%) VB
13 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.00%) Groovy
15 3 (0.75%) C-shell
16 2 (0.50%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
16 2 (0.50%) sed
16 2 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.23%) Degree
3 16 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.49%) PMI Certification
5 13 (3.24%) PMP
6 10 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.24%) CCNP
7 9 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.75%) CCNA
8 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.50%) JNCIA
9 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.25%) CCIE
10 5 (1.25%) ISEB
10 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.50%) CCDP
11 2 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.25%) MIL-STD-1553
2 5 (1.25%) PMO
2 5 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
2 20 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (3.24%) Docker
5 12 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.75%) KVM
7 7 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.00%) Postfix
8 4 (1.00%) Squid
8 4 (1.00%) vCloud
8 4 (1.00%) vSphere
9 3 (0.75%) Samba
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (5.49%) Puppet
2 13 (3.24%) Oracle EDQ
3 12 (2.99%) Ansible
3 12 (2.99%) SCCM
3 12 (2.99%) Terraform
4 10 (2.49%) Data Guard
5 9 (2.24%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.24%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (1.75%) MOM
7 6 (1.50%) Kibana
7 6 (1.50%) logstash
8 5 (1.25%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.00%) Rancher
9 4 (1.00%) Rsyslog
9 4 (1.00%) Sysdig
9 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.75%) Ionix
10 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 82 (20.45%) SAP
2 74 (18.45%) Oracle
3 42 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.98%) Cisco
5 29 (7.23%) Sun
6 26 (6.48%) Veritas
7 22 (5.49%) VMware
8 21 (5.24%) Red Hat
9 18 (4.49%) HP
10 17 (4.24%) Cognos
11 12 (2.99%) Juniper
12 11 (2.74%) BMC
12 11 (2.74%) F5
12 11 (2.74%) Siemens
13 10 (2.49%) Citrix
14 9 (2.24%) AppDynamics
14 9 (2.24%) Capita
14 9 (2.24%) Riverbed
15 7 (1.75%) EMC
15 7 (1.75%) PlateSpin