Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 609 743 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.81% 8.35% 7.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.44% 42.90% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 464 360
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £530 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 16 28
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.19% -20.36% +5.83%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.63 £15.78
90th Percentile £56.88 £46.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -28.57% +13.27% +54.50%

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 1,506 1,732 1,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.31% 19.45% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1,016 858
Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £213
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 56 99
Midlands median hourly rate £22.07 £20.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.34% -1.19% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.48% - +38.16%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
East Midlands +10 329 £380 -0.65% 39
West Midlands -13 278 £413 +10.00% 73
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 450 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 100 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (12.81%) Linux
4 71 (11.66%) Windows
5 68 (11.17%) Oracle
5 68 (11.17%) SAP
6 66 (10.84%) SQL
7 62 (10.18%) Unix
7 62 (10.18%) Microsoft
8 60 (9.85%) Manufacturing
8 60 (9.85%) Migration
9 52 (8.54%) ITIL
10 50 (8.21%) Cisco
11 48 (7.88%) Project Management
12 46 (7.55%) Java
13 43 (7.06%) Solaris
14 41 (6.73%) SAN
14 41 (6.73%) AIX
14 41 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (6.40%) Service Delivery
16 38 (6.24%) Firewall
16 38 (6.24%) IBM
17 37 (6.08%) WAN
17 37 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
18 36 (5.91%) HP
18 36 (5.91%) Git (software)
18 36 (5.91%) DevOps
19 35 (5.75%) Degree
20 34 (5.58%) Analytics
20 34 (5.58%) Active Directory

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 20 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 18 (2.96%) Apache
3 17 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.30%) Confluence
6 12 (1.97%) ArcGIS
7 11 (1.81%) JBoss
8 8 (1.31%) SAS
9 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.99%) iPlanet
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.49%) nginx
14 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) GIMP
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.15%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.15%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.66%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.66%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.49%) Maximo
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.49%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.45%) SaaS
4 19 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.30%) PaaS
7 11 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (1.31%) Boomi
8 8 (1.31%) Office 365
9 5 (0.82%) IaaS
10 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.66%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.49%) Route 53
11 3 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.73%) SAN
2 38 (6.24%) Firewall
3 37 (6.08%) WAN
4 28 (4.60%) Wireless
5 26 (4.27%) LAN
6 25 (4.11%) DNS
7 17 (2.79%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.46%) Internet
9 14 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (2.30%) NAS
10 12 (1.97%) DHCP
10 12 (1.97%) HTTP
10 12 (1.97%) VPN
11 11 (1.81%) VLAN
12 9 (1.48%) Skype
13 8 (1.31%) MPLS
13 8 (1.31%) Network Security
13 8 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
13 8 (1.31%) OpenVPN
13 8 (1.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.96%) Big Data
5 17 (2.79%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.13%) Pentaho
7 12 (1.97%) Power BI
8 11 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.48%) OLAP
10 9 (1.48%) Oracle OLAP
10 9 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.48%) Semantic Layer
11 8 (1.31%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 8 (1.31%) Cognos Report Studio
11 8 (1.31%) DecisionStream
11 8 (1.31%) MySQL
11 8 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.96%) JUnit
4 16 (2.63%) JIRA
5 15 (2.46%) Maven
5 15 (2.46%) SonarQube
6 12 (1.97%) Selenium
7 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.64%) Liquibase
8 8 (1.31%) Ant
8 8 (1.31%) LSMW
8 8 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.15%) DbUnit
9 7 (1.15%) jMock
9 7 (1.15%) Mockito
10 6 (0.99%) Subversion
10 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 60 (9.85%) Manufacturing
2 33 (5.42%) Finance
3 19 (3.12%) Aerospace
4 9 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.82%) Games
6 4 (0.66%) Automotive
6 4 (0.66%) Military
7 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (13.79%) Architect
2 72 (11.82%) Developer
3 52 (8.54%) Consultant
4 43 (7.06%) Analyst
5 40 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 36 (5.91%) Network Engineer
7 30 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 29 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
9 28 (4.60%) Network Architect
10 23 (3.78%) AIX Engineer
11 20 (3.28%) Java Developer
11 20 (3.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 19 (3.12%) Desktop Support
12 19 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.79%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.63%) Solaris Engineer
15 15 (2.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 14 (2.30%) Security Architect
17 13 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
17 13 (2.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.27%) .NET
2 25 (4.11%) REST
3 17 (2.79%) Web Services
4 14 (2.30%) HTML
4 14 (2.30%) SOAP
5 13 (2.13%) J2EE
6 12 (1.97%) CSS
6 12 (1.97%) JSON
6 12 (1.97%) XML
7 11 (1.81%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (1.64%) RESTful
8 10 (1.64%) Spring
9 9 (1.48%) jQuery
10 8 (1.31%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.31%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.31%) HTML5
10 8 (1.31%) MCollective
10 8 (1.31%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.46%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.97%) Clustering
6 11 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.64%) User Experience
8 9 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.31%) Replication
10 7 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.15%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.15%) HACMP
10 7 (1.15%) HP Storage
11 6 (0.99%) LPAR
11 6 (0.99%) NHS
12 4 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.66%) PKI
12 4 (0.66%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.49%) PMI
14 2 (0.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.81%) Linux
2 71 (11.66%) Windows
3 62 (10.18%) Unix
4 43 (7.06%) Solaris
5 41 (6.73%) AIX
6 31 (5.09%) Windows 10
7 26 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (3.61%) SUSE
9 17 (2.79%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.97%) HPUX
10 12 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.97%) Windows Server
11 8 (1.31%) CentOS
11 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.33%) Android
15 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (9.85%) Migration
3 52 (8.54%) ITIL
4 48 (7.88%) Project Management
5 39 (6.40%) Service Delivery
6 37 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (5.91%) DevOps
8 34 (5.58%) Analytics
9 33 (5.42%) Presales
10 31 (5.09%) Test Automation
11 30 (4.93%) Change Management
11 30 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (4.93%) PLM
12 29 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (4.60%) ETL
13 28 (4.60%) Scrum
14 27 (4.43%) Logistics
14 27 (4.43%) TDD
15 26 (4.27%) ERP
15 26 (4.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (10.84%) SQL
2 46 (7.55%) Java
3 30 (4.93%) Shell Script
4 26 (4.27%) Python
5 23 (3.78%) C#
6 21 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.96%) ABAP
9 13 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.81%) C
10 11 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.64%) Perl
12 9 (1.48%) Korn
12 9 (1.48%) R
13 8 (1.31%) Groovy
14 7 (1.15%) Scala
15 5 (0.82%) Ruby
15 5 (0.82%) XPath
15 5 (0.82%) XQuery
16 4 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 450 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 35 (5.75%) Degree
3 30 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.43%) CCNP
7 16 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 14 (2.30%) PMP
9 10 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.31%) CCIE
11 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.82%) CISSP
14 4 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.66%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.49%) CCDP
15 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.49%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.63%) SLA
2 12 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.48%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.31%) PMO
5 7 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.15%) QA
6 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.82%) RMADS
8 4 (0.66%) GDPR
8 4 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.66%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.12%) Docker
3 16 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.46%) vSphere
5 12 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.48%) KVM
6 9 (1.48%) vCloud
7 8 (1.31%) Postfix
7 8 (1.31%) Squid
7 8 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (1.15%) PowerHA
9 6 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.99%) Xen
10 4 (0.66%) Samba
11 3 (0.49%) XenApp
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (4.43%) Puppet
2 16 (2.63%) Ansible
3 15 (2.46%) Terraform
4 14 (2.30%) NetBackup
5 13 (2.13%) BladeLogic
5 13 (2.13%) Oracle EDQ
6 12 (1.97%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.81%) Kibana
7 11 (1.81%) logstash
8 10 (1.64%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.48%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (1.31%) Rancher
10 8 (1.31%) Rsyslog
10 8 (1.31%) Sysdig
10 8 (1.31%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.15%) EMC VPLEX
11 7 (1.15%) MOM
12 5 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (11.17%) Oracle
1 68 (11.17%) SAP
2 62 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 50 (8.21%) Cisco
4 38 (6.24%) IBM
5 36 (5.91%) HP
6 32 (5.25%) VMware
7 25 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 23 (3.78%) Cognos
9 22 (3.61%) F5
10 21 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 20 (3.28%) Juniper
12 17 (2.79%) BMC
12 17 (2.79%) McAfee
13 15 (2.46%) Blue Coat
13 15 (2.46%) Fortinet
14 14 (2.30%) Tableau
15 13 (2.13%) EMC
15 13 (2.13%) Veritas
16 12 (1.97%) Aruba