Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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 Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 20 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 631 555 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.86% 7.29% 7.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.95% 38.87% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 362 467
Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -2.74%
10th Percentile £203 £262 £220
90th Percentile £538 £543 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 37
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +114.29% -7.89%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -42.86% +22.81% -6.62%

Security 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 1,504 1,428 1,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.73% 18.75% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 884 1,116
Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 66 78
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £52.50 £43.98
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 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 +9 422 £446 +4.94% 56
East Midlands -8 204 £400 - 26
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 495 (78.45%) SC Cleared
2 146 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (20.29%) Java
4 105 (16.64%) Windows
5 90 (14.26%) Cisco
6 80 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
7 76 (12.04%) Migration
8 71 (11.25%) Microsoft
9 68 (10.78%) DevOps
10 67 (10.62%) Firewall
11 65 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 64 (10.14%) SQL
13 57 (9.03%) TDD
13 57 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
14 53 (8.40%) JavaScript
15 52 (8.24%) Web Services
16 51 (8.08%) Apache Camel
17 50 (7.92%) RESTful
18 49 (7.77%) BDD
18 49 (7.77%) WAN
19 48 (7.61%) Scrum
19 48 (7.61%) CSS
19 48 (7.61%) Spring
19 48 (7.61%) Git (software)
20 47 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (7.45%) HTML
21 43 (6.81%) Oracle
21 43 (6.81%) ITIL
21 43 (6.81%) Linux
21 43 (6.81%) Jenkins

Security 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 23 (3.65%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.69%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.43%) Confluence
4 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.63%) JBoss
6 4 (0.63%) SAS
6 4 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.48%) Apache
7 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.32%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.16%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Documentum
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.06%) GIMP
2 13 (2.06%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.32%) Autodesk Inventor
5 2 (0.32%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 26 (4.12%) SaaS
5 22 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (3.33%) PaaS
7 19 (3.01%) IaaS
8 13 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.74%) Office 365
10 10 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (1.58%) Route 53
11 6 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.79%) Boomi
13 2 (0.32%) npm
13 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.16%) GitHub
14 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.62%) Firewall
2 49 (7.77%) WAN
3 38 (6.02%) VPN
4 29 (4.60%) Wireless
5 27 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (2.38%) BGP
6 15 (2.38%) MPLS
7 14 (2.22%) VLAN
8 12 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (1.58%) SDH
9 10 (1.58%) SMS
10 9 (1.43%) X.21
11 8 (1.27%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.27%) Junos
11 8 (1.27%) VPLS
12 7 (1.11%) DSL
12 7 (1.11%) Internet
12 7 (1.11%) Network Security
13 6 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.95%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
1 31 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.95%) Big Data
5 6 (0.95%) MySQL
5 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.63%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.48%) Power BI
8 2 (0.32%) GIS
8 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.32%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.32%) SAS EBI
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.91%) JUnit
4 29 (4.60%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.28%) DbUnit
5 27 (4.28%) Maven
6 25 (3.96%) Visual Studio
7 23 (3.65%) jMock
7 23 (3.65%) Mockito
7 23 (3.65%) Selenium
7 23 (3.65%) SonarQube
8 20 (3.17%) JIRA
8 20 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.38%) Subversion
10 11 (1.74%) JMeter
11 9 (1.43%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.43%) Toad
11 9 (1.43%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.95%) PHPUnit
13 5 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 25 (3.96%) Manufacturing
2 23 (3.65%) Finance
2 23 (3.65%) Retail
3 20 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.38%) Electronics
5 14 (2.22%) Military
6 9 (1.43%) Legal
7 8 (1.27%) Law
8 6 (0.95%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.32%) Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (19.81%) Developer
2 77 (12.20%) Java Developer
3 60 (9.51%) Network Engineer
4 49 (7.77%) Analyst
5 39 (6.18%) Consultant
6 38 (6.02%) Architect
7 37 (5.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 28 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
9 27 (4.28%) Project Manager
10 26 (4.12%) Desktop Support
10 26 (4.12%) Implementation Engineer
11 24 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
12 23 (3.65%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.33%) Design Engineer
14 21 (3.33%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 20 (3.17%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
16 18 (2.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 18 (2.85%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.24%) Web Services
2 51 (8.08%) Apache Camel
3 50 (7.92%) RESTful
4 48 (7.61%) CSS
4 48 (7.61%) Spring
5 47 (7.45%) HTML
6 38 (6.02%) Spring Boot
7 36 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
8 34 (5.39%) XML
9 32 (5.07%) J2EE
10 31 (4.91%) Java EE
10 31 (4.91%) SOAP
11 28 (4.44%) .NET
11 28 (4.44%) JSON
12 25 (3.96%) Hibernate
13 23 (3.65%) PowerMock
14 21 (3.33%) AngularJS
15 18 (2.85%) CSS3
15 18 (2.85%) HTML5
15 18 (2.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.75%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.33%) User Experience
5 13 (2.06%) NHS
5 13 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.11%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (0.63%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.48%) Clustering
12 3 (0.48%) CMDB
12 3 (0.48%) PKI
13 2 (0.32%) CPLD
13 2 (0.32%) e-Health
13 2 (0.32%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 105 (16.64%) Windows
2 43 (6.81%) Linux
3 41 (6.50%) Windows 10
4 32 (5.07%) Unix
5 28 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 28 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.27%) Solaris
9 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.79%) Android
11 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (12.04%) Migration
3 68 (10.78%) DevOps
4 57 (9.03%) TDD
5 49 (7.77%) BDD
6 48 (7.61%) Scrum
7 47 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (6.81%) ITIL
9 42 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (5.39%) Kanban
10 34 (5.39%) Test Automation
11 32 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (5.07%) Configuration Management
12 29 (4.60%) Service Delivery
13 26 (4.12%) Service Management
14 25 (3.96%) Change Management
14 25 (3.96%) Software Engineering
14 25 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
15 23 (3.65%) Project Management
16 22 (3.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 128 (20.29%) Java
2 64 (10.14%) SQL
3 53 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 28 (4.44%) C#
5 26 (4.12%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.80%) Java 8
7 23 (3.65%) C
8 20 (3.17%) C++
9 17 (2.69%) Python
10 13 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.90%) Embedded C++
11 12 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.27%) PHP
13 7 (1.11%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.11%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.95%) R
15 5 (0.79%) Perl
15 5 (0.79%) Ruby
16 4 (0.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 495 (78.45%) SC Cleared
2 37 (5.86%) DV Cleared
3 31 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (3.01%) Degree
6 16 (2.54%) CCNP
7 14 (2.22%) CCNA
8 11 (1.74%) CCIE
9 10 (1.58%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.43%) ISEB
10 9 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.27%) BC Cleared
11 8 (1.27%) MCSE
12 7 (1.11%) JNCIA
12 7 (1.11%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.11%) JNCIS
13 6 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.95%) MCITP
14 5 (0.79%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.74%) Data Quality
1 11 (1.74%) SLA
2 10 (1.58%) PMO
3 9 (1.43%) GDPR
4 6 (0.95%) QA
5 5 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
8 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.16%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 42 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.75%) Docker
3 21 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.06%) vSphere
5 7 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.63%) vCloud
8 3 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.32%) Firmware
9 2 (0.32%) iptables
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Squid
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (4.12%) FortiGate
2 18 (2.85%) Puppet
3 17 (2.69%) SCCM
4 16 (2.54%) WSUS
5 12 (1.90%) SCOM
6 10 (1.58%) Terraform
7 9 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.27%) Ansible
8 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.11%) SELinux
10 6 (0.95%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.48%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 2 (0.32%) Opsview
14 2 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 90 (14.26%) Cisco
2 71 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.81%) Oracle
4 37 (5.86%) Juniper
5 36 (5.71%) McAfee
6 31 (4.91%) VMware
7 27 (4.28%) CheckPoint
7 27 (4.28%) Fortinet
8 25 (3.96%) Aruba
9 21 (3.33%) Nokia
10 20 (3.17%) SAP
11 19 (3.01%) BMC
11 19 (3.01%) IBM
11 19 (3.01%) Meraki
12 17 (2.69%) HP
13 9 (1.43%) F5
14 8 (1.27%) Splunk
15 7 (1.11%) AppDynamics
15 7 (1.11%) Dynatrace
15 7 (1.11%) Fujitsu