Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 18 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 639 631 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.07% 7.93% 7.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.74% 40.47% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 384 425
Midlands median daily rate £403 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £214
90th Percentile £538 £575 £503
England median daily rate £450 £448 £420
% change year-on-year +0.56% +6.67% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 23 26
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £17.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +70.12% +2.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.75% -3.75% +62.87%

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 1,531 1,559 1,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.35% 19.59% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 929 948
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £231 £215 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £547
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 68 73
Midlands median hourly rate £28.35 £19.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.19% +13.93% -7.89%
10th Percentile £14.54 £11.23 £9.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +37.50%

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 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -3 357 £450 +6.13% 43
East Midlands +7 282 £375 -11.76% 23
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 475 (74.33%) SC Cleared
2 123 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (14.08%) Windows
4 80 (12.52%) Linux
5 71 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
6 69 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 69 (10.80%) Firewall
7 68 (10.64%) Java
7 68 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 65 (10.17%) Cisco
9 64 (10.02%) ITIL
10 61 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 56 (8.76%) SQL
12 54 (8.45%) Unix
13 52 (8.14%) Manufacturing
14 51 (7.98%) Migration
15 49 (7.67%) Service Delivery
16 48 (7.51%) Oracle
17 46 (7.20%) WAN
17 46 (7.20%) TDD
18 45 (7.04%) Git (software)
19 44 (6.89%) Test Automation
20 43 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
20 43 (6.73%) DevOps
20 43 (6.73%) CheckPoint
20 43 (6.73%) Wireless
21 42 (6.57%) Project Management
21 42 (6.57%) VPN
22 40 (6.26%) Data Centre
23 39 (6.10%) Scrum

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 12 (1.88%) Confluence
1 12 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.94%) nginx
6 5 (0.78%) Apache
6 5 (0.78%) JBoss
6 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.31%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) Jetty
10 1 (0.16%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.10%) GIMP
2 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) InVision
3 1 (0.16%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.47%) Maximo
3 3 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.16%) BASE24
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.76%) SaaS
4 19 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (2.50%) PaaS
6 11 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.72%) Office 365
7 10 (1.56%) Boomi
8 9 (1.41%) IaaS
9 7 (1.10%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.63%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.80%) Firewall
2 46 (7.20%) WAN
3 43 (6.73%) Wireless
4 42 (6.57%) VPN
5 23 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (3.60%) MPLS
6 21 (3.29%) BGP
6 21 (3.29%) SAN
6 21 (3.29%) VLAN
7 19 (2.97%) X.21
8 14 (2.19%) SDH
9 13 (2.03%) Internet
10 12 (1.88%) Ethernet
10 12 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.88%) KiloStream
10 12 (1.88%) MegaStream
10 12 (1.88%) VPLS
11 10 (1.56%) DNS
11 10 (1.56%) DSL
11 10 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
1 27 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.03%) Big Data
4 12 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.56%) PowerCenter
5 10 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.56%) Semantic Layer
6 9 (1.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 9 (1.41%) Cognos Report Studio
6 9 (1.41%) DecisionStream
6 9 (1.41%) Power BI
6 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.91%) JUnit
4 20 (3.13%) Maven
4 20 (3.13%) SonarQube
5 16 (2.50%) DbUnit
5 16 (2.50%) jMock
5 16 (2.50%) Mockito
6 15 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.19%) JIRA
7 14 (2.19%) Selenium
8 13 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.25%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.25%) Subversion
11 7 (1.10%) MSI
12 6 (0.94%) PHPUnit
13 5 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.78%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.63%) Liquibase
General
1 52 (8.14%) Manufacturing
2 25 (3.91%) Finance
3 10 (1.56%) Retail
3 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.10%) Games
5 5 (0.78%) Legal
6 4 (0.63%) Electronics
6 4 (0.63%) Law
7 3 (0.47%) Local Government
7 3 (0.47%) Military
8 2 (0.31%) Automotive
8 2 (0.31%) Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (14.87%) Developer
2 68 (10.64%) Architect
3 65 (10.17%) Network Engineer
4 45 (7.04%) Analyst
5 40 (6.26%) Consultant
5 40 (6.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 39 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 28 (4.38%) Design Engineer
9 27 (4.23%) Network Architect
10 22 (3.44%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.29%) Implementation Engineer
11 21 (3.29%) Network Design Engineer
11 21 (3.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 21 (3.29%) Project Manager
12 20 (3.13%) Network Support
13 19 (2.97%) Network Support Engineer
14 17 (2.66%) C++ Software Engineer
15 16 (2.50%) Business Analyst
16 15 (2.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.48%) Web Services
2 31 (4.85%) HTML
3 27 (4.23%) CSS
3 27 (4.23%) RESTful
4 25 (3.91%) REST
5 24 (3.76%) .NET
5 24 (3.76%) SOAP
6 22 (3.44%) Apache Camel
6 22 (3.44%) J2EE
7 21 (3.29%) Spring
8 20 (3.13%) AngularJS
9 18 (2.82%) Spring Boot
10 16 (2.50%) HTML5
10 16 (2.50%) PowerMock
11 15 (2.35%) React
12 14 (2.19%) jQuery
13 13 (2.03%) CSS3
14 12 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
15 11 (1.72%) JSON
16 10 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.26%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.29%) User Experience
5 16 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.88%) NHS
7 9 (1.41%) Clustering
8 8 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (1.25%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.25%) Replication
9 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 7 (1.10%) HACMP
9 7 (1.10%) HP Storage
9 7 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.94%) LPAR
11 5 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.08%) Windows
2 80 (12.52%) Linux
3 54 (8.45%) Unix
4 38 (5.95%) Windows 10
5 24 (3.76%) Solaris
6 21 (3.29%) AIX
7 19 (2.97%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.72%) Windows Server
11 8 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.94%) HPUX
13 5 (0.78%) SUSE
13 5 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.63%) Android
14 4 (0.63%) CentOS
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (10.02%) ITIL
4 51 (7.98%) Migration
5 49 (7.67%) Service Delivery
6 46 (7.20%) TDD
7 44 (6.89%) Test Automation
8 43 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (6.73%) DevOps
9 42 (6.57%) Project Management
10 39 (6.10%) Scrum
11 37 (5.79%) Incident Management
11 37 (5.79%) Service Management
12 34 (5.32%) Kanban
13 33 (5.16%) WAN Optimisation
14 27 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (4.23%) Change Management
14 27 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (4.07%) Configuration Management
15 26 (4.07%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.64%) Java
2 56 (8.76%) SQL
3 36 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 30 (4.69%) C#
5 28 (4.38%) Python
6 26 (4.07%) C
7 21 (3.29%) C++
8 17 (2.66%) Embedded C++
9 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.88%) R
9 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.56%) Java 8
12 9 (1.41%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.25%) PHP
14 7 (1.10%) Scala
15 6 (0.94%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.94%) Ruby
16 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 475 (74.33%) SC Cleared
2 33 (5.16%) DV Cleared
3 32 (5.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 26 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.91%) CCNP
5 25 (3.91%) Degree
6 7 (1.10%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.94%) PMP
8 5 (0.78%) CCIE
8 5 (0.78%) CISSP
8 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.63%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.63%) JNCIP
9 4 (0.63%) JNCIS
9 4 (0.63%) MCSE
9 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.07%) SLA
2 15 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.88%) QA
4 10 (1.56%) GDPR
4 10 (1.56%) PMO
5 7 (1.10%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.78%) RMADS
8 4 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.63%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.31%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.16%) MISRA
11 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (5.48%) Docker
2 34 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.29%) vSphere
4 17 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.10%) PowerHA
7 7 (1.10%) Xen
8 6 (0.94%) KVM
9 5 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.63%) Firmware
10 4 (0.63%) Postfix
10 4 (0.63%) Squid
10 4 (0.63%) vCloud
11 2 (0.31%) XenApp
12 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (5.16%) FortiGate
2 17 (2.66%) Puppet
3 15 (2.35%) Ansible
4 12 (1.88%) Kibana
4 12 (1.88%) logstash
5 11 (1.72%) Terraform
6 8 (1.25%) BladeLogic
7 7 (1.10%) EMC VPLEX
7 7 (1.10%) SCCM
8 6 (0.94%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.94%) SELinux
8 6 (0.94%) WSUS
9 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.78%) SCOM
9 5 (0.78%) Sysdig
10 4 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.63%) Rancher
10 4 (0.63%) Rsyslog
10 4 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.17%) Cisco
3 48 (7.51%) Oracle
4 43 (6.73%) CheckPoint
5 38 (5.95%) IBM
6 37 (5.79%) HP
7 36 (5.63%) Aruba
7 36 (5.63%) Fortinet
8 34 (5.32%) McAfee
9 28 (4.38%) VMware
10 26 (4.07%) Juniper
11 21 (3.29%) Nokia
12 19 (2.97%) BMC
13 16 (2.50%) Remedy
14 13 (2.03%) Blue Coat
14 13 (2.03%) Cognos
14 13 (2.03%) F5
15 12 (1.88%) SAP
16 11 (1.72%) Informatica
17 10 (1.56%) Red Hat