Period
to 21 July 2017

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 July 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 Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 554 798 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.10% 8.32% 6.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.80% 42.54% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 497 294
Midlands median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £294 £233 £176
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 27
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £17.89 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.62% -3.42% +12.24%
10th Percentile £17.49 £13.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £93.38 £41.50
England median hourly rate £36.50 £32.58 £31.95
% change year-on-year +12.04% +1.96% +27.80%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1428 1876 1520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.31% 19.56% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 1119 846
Midlands median daily rate £406 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +9.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £189
90th Percentile £539 £561 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 84 110
Midlands median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22% +34.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.28 £42.50
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.43
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.63% +12.13%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017.

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 July 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 -14 273 £450 +12.50% 31
East Midlands +5 269 £425 +8.97% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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.

1 427 (77.08%) SC Cleared
2 128 (23.10%) SAP
2 128 (23.10%) Windows
3 94 (16.97%) Linux
4 81 (14.62%) Oracle
5 74 (13.36%) ERP
6 67 (12.09%) Migration
7 58 (10.47%) Manufacturing
8 54 (9.75%) Unix
8 54 (9.75%) SAP ERP
9 53 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (9.39%) Python
11 51 (9.21%) ITIL
11 51 (9.21%) Logistics
11 51 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
12 48 (8.66%) Microsoft
12 48 (8.66%) Project Management
13 47 (8.48%) Sun
13 47 (8.48%) Solaris
14 45 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (7.94%) Cisco
16 43 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (7.58%) Degree
18 41 (7.40%) JIRA
18 41 (7.40%) Veritas
18 41 (7.40%) SQL Server
18 41 (7.40%) ABAP
18 41 (7.40%) Ansible
19 40 (7.22%) Active Directory
20 39 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure

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 36 (6.50%) Confluence
2 35 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.99%) ArcGIS
4 11 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (1.81%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
6 8 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 6 (1.08%) JBoss
8 6 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.08%) WinCC
9 5 (0.90%) Apache
9 5 (0.90%) iPlanet
9 5 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 54 (9.75%) SAP ERP
2 11 (1.99%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.26%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.26%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.26%) SAP WM
4 6 (1.08%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.90%) Primavera
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.36%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.43%) Office 365
4 6 (1.08%) GitHub
5 5 (0.90%) Boomi
6 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Route 53
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.14%) Firewall
2 28 (5.05%) LAN
3 23 (4.15%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.97%) WAN
5 21 (3.79%) DNS
6 17 (3.07%) HTTP
7 16 (2.89%) Wireless
8 13 (2.35%) DHCP
9 12 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (1.81%) Link 16
11 9 (1.62%) BGP
11 9 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.62%) Internet
12 8 (1.44%) Network Security
13 7 (1.26%) VoIP
14 6 (1.08%) SAN
14 6 (1.08%) SNMP
15 5 (0.90%) SSL
15 5 (0.90%) VPN
16 4 (0.72%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.35%) RDBMS
3 13 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.62%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.08%) MySQL
7 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.54%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.54%) QlikView
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) Big Data
11 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (7.40%) JIRA
2 16 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.17%) LSMW
4 9 (1.62%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.44%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.26%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.08%) Subversion
8 5 (0.90%) FishEye
8 5 (0.90%) Selenium
9 4 (0.72%) JMeter
10 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.54%) GCC
11 2 (0.36%) Maven
11 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.36%) Toad
11 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.18%) DbUnit
12 1 (0.18%) jMock
General
1 58 (10.47%) Manufacturing
2 35 (6.32%) Finance
3 15 (2.71%) Aerospace
4 10 (1.81%) Avionics
4 10 (1.81%) Military
5 9 (1.62%) Billing
6 5 (0.90%) Legal
6 5 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.54%) Automotive
8 2 (0.36%) Advertising
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.36%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (16.43%) Consultant
2 77 (13.90%) Architect
3 38 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
4 32 (5.78%) Developer
5 31 (5.60%) SAP Consultant
6 29 (5.23%) Analyst
7 28 (5.05%) Technical Leader
8 23 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.97%) Unix Engineer
10 20 (3.61%) Software Engineer
11 19 (3.43%) Network Engineer
12 17 (3.07%) Solaris Consultant
13 16 (2.89%) Network Architect
14 14 (2.53%) Design Engineer
15 13 (2.35%) C# Software Engineer
15 13 (2.35%) Test Analyst
16 12 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
17 11 (1.99%) Data Migration Lead
17 11 (1.99%) SAP Data Migration Lead
17 11 (1.99%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.42%) .NET
2 19 (3.43%) Web Services
3 17 (3.07%) IDoc
4 15 (2.71%) WPF
5 12 (2.17%) DCOM
6 10 (1.81%) COM
6 10 (1.81%) J2EE
6 10 (1.81%) REST
7 9 (1.62%) CSS
7 9 (1.62%) EDI
8 8 (1.44%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.44%) HTML
9 7 (1.26%) SOAP
10 5 (0.90%) SAP ALE
10 5 (0.90%) SAP Smart Forms
11 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.72%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.72%) CSS3
11 4 (0.72%) WCF
12 3 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.05%) User Experience
3 24 (4.33%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.81%) CMDB
7 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.08%) PKI
9 5 (0.90%) Clustering
9 5 (0.90%) NHS
9 5 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.72%) RIA
11 3 (0.54%) CESG
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 128 (23.10%) Windows
2 94 (16.97%) Linux
3 54 (9.75%) Unix
4 47 (8.48%) Solaris
5 31 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 29 (5.23%) CentOS
7 21 (3.79%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.25%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.99%) HPUX
10 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.26%) AIX
14 5 (0.90%) SUSE
15 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (13.36%) ERP
2 67 (12.09%) Migration
3 53 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (9.21%) ITIL
4 51 (9.21%) Logistics
5 48 (8.66%) Project Management
6 38 (6.86%) Data Migration
7 30 (5.42%) Configuration Management
8 27 (4.87%) DevOps
9 25 (4.51%) Scrum
9 25 (4.51%) Test Strategy
10 24 (4.33%) Presales
11 22 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (3.79%) Software Engineering
13 20 (3.61%) Integration Testing
13 20 (3.61%) OO
14 19 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (3.25%) PRINCE2
16 17 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (3.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.39%) Python
2 41 (7.40%) ABAP
3 35 (6.32%) Ruby
3 35 (6.32%) SQL
4 33 (5.96%) Bash Shell
5 26 (4.69%) Perl
6 24 (4.33%) C#
7 17 (3.07%) C
7 17 (3.07%) Korn
8 12 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.17%) VB
9 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.44%) Java
11 6 (1.08%) PHP
12 5 (0.90%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.90%) SAPscript
12 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.72%) C++
13 4 (0.72%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 427 (77.08%) SC Cleared
2 42 (7.58%) Degree
3 34 (6.14%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.99%) CCNA
6 11 (1.99%) PMP
7 10 (1.81%) ISEB
7 10 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.62%) CCNP
9 8 (1.44%) BC Cleared
9 8 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.08%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.72%) APMP
12 4 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.72%) CLAS
12 4 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) MIL-STD-1553
2 7 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.08%) SLA
4 5 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 3 (0.54%) PMO
5 3 (0.54%) TickIT
6 2 (0.36%) ISO17020
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.18%) JTAG
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA
7 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 30 (5.42%) Docker
4 20 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.44%) GPFS
7 8 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.26%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.26%) Samba
9 4 (0.72%) KVM
9 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.54%) vSphere
10 3 (0.54%) XenApp
10 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.36%) NFS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.36%) Snort
11 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (7.40%) Ansible
2 38 (6.86%) Terraform
3 34 (6.14%) Puppet
4 12 (2.17%) SCCM
5 7 (1.26%) MOM
6 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.90%) OVSD
7 5 (0.90%) Salt
8 4 (0.72%) SCOM
9 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.54%) WSUS
10 2 (0.36%) collectd
10 2 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.36%) Kibana
10 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.36%) StatsD
10 2 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 128 (23.10%) SAP
2 81 (14.62%) Oracle
3 48 (8.66%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.48%) Sun
5 44 (7.94%) Cisco
6 41 (7.40%) Veritas
7 26 (4.69%) VMware
8 21 (3.79%) HP
9 17 (3.07%) Citrix
10 12 (2.17%) Aruba
10 12 (2.17%) Juniper
11 11 (1.99%) Fortinet
12 10 (1.81%) BMC
12 10 (1.81%) Riverbed
12 10 (1.81%) Siemens
13 9 (1.62%) AppDynamics
14 8 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.44%) EMC
14 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.26%) F5
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