Period
to 23 October 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 23 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 Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 544 822 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.86% 8.45% 6.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.62% 42.88% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 528 303
Midlands median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £180
90th Percentile £548 £538 £531
England median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 26
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -10.26% +11.43%
10th Percentile £16.20 £11.40 £13.33
90th Percentile £66.50 £44.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £29.88 £29.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.36% +16.67%

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 1446 1917 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.23% 19.71% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1149 842
Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -
10th Percentile £215 £243 £207
90th Percentile £540 £550 £517
England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 105
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 £25.92 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.63% +13.33% +15.38%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 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
East Midlands +5 275 £398 +1.79% 7
West Midlands -18 264 £400 +4.23% 15
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 402 (73.90%) SC Cleared
2 111 (20.40%) SAP
3 88 (16.18%) Oracle
4 86 (15.81%) Windows
5 83 (15.26%) Linux
6 64 (11.76%) Unix
7 63 (11.58%) Manufacturing
8 61 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (10.85%) Migration
10 57 (10.48%) ERP
11 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
12 52 (9.56%) Solaris
13 51 (9.38%) Project Management
14 50 (9.19%) SQL
14 50 (9.19%) Cisco
15 47 (8.64%) ITIL
16 45 (8.27%) Python
17 44 (8.09%) Finance
18 42 (7.72%) Degree
19 40 (7.35%) Logistics
20 36 (6.62%) Sun
21 35 (6.43%) LAN
21 35 (6.43%) SQL Server
22 34 (6.25%) Active Directory
22 34 (6.25%) Presales
23 33 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
24 32 (5.88%) WAN
24 32 (5.88%) Perl
24 32 (5.88%) VMware
25 31 (5.70%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.68%) Confluence
4 19 (3.49%) Apache
4 19 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.31%) ArcGIS
6 14 (2.57%) MS Exchange
7 12 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.21%) JBoss
7 12 (2.21%) Oracle Application Server
7 12 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 11 (2.02%) iPlanet
9 10 (1.84%) SAS
10 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (1.10%) NServiceBus
12 6 (1.10%) WinCC
13 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.23%) SAP ERP
2 10 (1.84%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.84%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (1.84%) SAP MM
2 10 (1.84%) Teamcenter
3 7 (1.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.92%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.74%) Primavera
5 4 (0.74%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.37%) Maximo
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.37%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.37%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.37%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.04%) Office 365
3 21 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.65%) GitHub
7 6 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.10%) PaaS
7 6 (1.10%) SaaS
7 6 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.74%) IaaS
9 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.37%) Boomi
10 2 (0.37%) Route 53
11 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.43%) LAN
2 32 (5.88%) WAN
3 30 (5.51%) TCP/IP
4 27 (4.96%) Firewall
5 25 (4.60%) DNS
6 22 (4.04%) SAN
7 16 (2.94%) DHCP
8 15 (2.76%) HTTP
9 14 (2.57%) Wireless
10 11 (2.02%) Network Security
10 11 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (2.02%) VoIP
10 11 (2.02%) VPN
11 9 (1.65%) SSL
11 9 (1.65%) VLAN
12 7 (1.29%) NAS
13 6 (1.10%) BGP
14 5 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.92%) LDAP
14 5 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.57%) Pentaho
6 13 (2.39%) Big Data
7 11 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.84%) MySQL
8 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.65%) OLAP
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.74%) Power BI
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.74%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 29 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.23%) JIRA
4 15 (2.76%) LSMW
5 14 (2.57%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.02%) Subversion
7 10 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.65%) JUnit
8 9 (1.65%) Maven
8 9 (1.65%) Vagrant
9 8 (1.47%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.29%) FishEye
11 6 (1.10%) Liquibase
11 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.92%) Selenium
12 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.74%) DbUnit
13 4 (0.74%) jMock
13 4 (0.74%) Mockito
General
1 63 (11.58%) Manufacturing
2 44 (8.09%) Finance
3 26 (4.78%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.10%) Automotive
4 6 (1.10%) Military
4 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.92%) Avionics
5 5 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.37%) Publishing
6 2 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.18%) Advertising
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (11.58%) Architect
2 60 (11.03%) Consultant
3 47 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 40 (7.35%) Unix Engineer
5 36 (6.62%) Analyst
6 35 (6.43%) Developer
7 26 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.23%) Network Engineer
9 22 (4.04%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 22 (4.04%) Solaris Engineer
10 21 (3.86%) SAP Consultant
10 21 (3.86%) Technical Leader
11 18 (3.31%) Design Engineer
11 18 (3.31%) Desktop Support
11 18 (3.31%) Support Engineer
12 16 (2.94%) Network Architect
13 15 (2.76%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.57%) DBA
15 13 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.39%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.33%) .NET
2 21 (3.86%) Web Services
3 13 (2.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.39%) J2EE
3 13 (2.39%) REST
4 9 (1.65%) CSS
4 9 (1.65%) HTML
5 7 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.10%) DCOM
6 6 (1.10%) HTML5
6 6 (1.10%) JSON
6 6 (1.10%) SOAP
6 6 (1.10%) Spring
6 6 (1.10%) Spring Boot
6 6 (1.10%) WPF
6 6 (1.10%) XML
7 5 (0.92%) COM
7 5 (0.92%) CSS3
7 5 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.49%) User Experience
3 17 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.84%) Clustering
7 9 (1.65%) CMDB
8 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.92%) PKI
10 4 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.74%) RIA
10 4 (0.74%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.37%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.37%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 86 (15.81%) Windows
2 83 (15.26%) Linux
3 64 (11.76%) Unix
4 52 (9.56%) Solaris
5 26 (4.78%) AIX
5 26 (4.78%) Windows Server
6 22 (4.04%) SUSE
6 22 (4.04%) Windows 10
6 22 (4.04%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.94%) HPUX
9 10 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.65%) CentOS
11 8 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (10.85%) Migration
3 57 (10.48%) ERP
4 51 (9.38%) Project Management
5 47 (8.64%) ITIL
6 40 (7.35%) Logistics
7 34 (6.25%) Presales
8 33 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (5.15%) Change Management
9 28 (5.15%) DevOps
10 27 (4.96%) Data Migration
11 25 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (4.60%) ETL
12 23 (4.23%) Load Balancing
13 22 (4.04%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.04%) Scrum
14 21 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (3.86%) Incident Management
15 20 (3.68%) Matrix Organization
15 20 (3.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.19%) SQL
2 45 (8.27%) Python
3 32 (5.88%) Perl
4 30 (5.51%) ABAP
5 26 (4.78%) Shell Script
6 25 (4.60%) Korn
7 23 (4.23%) Bash Shell
8 20 (3.68%) C#
9 17 (3.13%) Java
10 16 (2.94%) C
11 14 (2.57%) Ruby
12 12 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.84%) JavaScript
14 7 (1.29%) PHP
14 7 (1.29%) VB
15 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.92%) C-shell
16 5 (0.92%) Groovy
17 4 (0.74%) AWK
17 4 (0.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 402 (73.90%) SC Cleared
2 42 (7.72%) Degree
3 24 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 21 (3.86%) PMI Certification
5 20 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 20 (3.68%) PMP
6 18 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.02%) CCNP
8 10 (1.84%) BC Cleared
9 9 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.29%) CCNA
10 7 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.10%) CCIE
11 6 (1.10%) ISEB
11 6 (1.10%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.55%) CCDP
13 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.84%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.47%) SLA
3 7 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.92%) MIL-STD-1553
4 5 (0.92%) PMO
5 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) QA
7 1 (0.18%) JTAG
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 34 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (3.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (2.76%) Docker
6 11 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.84%) Samba
8 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.29%) KVM
9 7 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (0.92%) vCloud
10 5 (0.92%) vSphere
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.74%) Postfix
11 4 (0.74%) Squid
11 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.37%) Snort
12 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (5.15%) Puppet
2 26 (4.78%) Ansible
3 22 (4.04%) Terraform
4 14 (2.57%) MOM
5 13 (2.39%) Oracle EDQ
5 13 (2.39%) SCCM
6 10 (1.84%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.65%) BladeLogic
7 9 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.29%) Kibana
9 7 (1.29%) logstash
9 7 (1.29%) Salt
10 6 (1.10%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.92%) Rancher
12 4 (0.74%) Rsyslog
12 4 (0.74%) SCOM
12 4 (0.74%) Sysdig
12 4 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (20.40%) SAP
2 88 (16.18%) Oracle
3 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 50 (9.19%) Cisco
5 36 (6.62%) Sun
6 32 (5.88%) VMware
7 29 (5.33%) Veritas
8 26 (4.78%) HP
9 23 (4.23%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.31%) Juniper
11 17 (3.13%) Cognos
12 14 (2.57%) F5
13 13 (2.39%) BMC
13 13 (2.39%) Citrix
14 12 (2.21%) Riverbed
15 11 (2.02%) AppDynamics
15 11 (2.02%) Siemens
16 10 (1.84%) Atlassian
17 9 (1.65%) Capita
17 9 (1.65%) EMC