Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 613 728 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.76% 8.16% 7.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.36% 42.13% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 455 343
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 £533 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 17 28
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% -21.71% +5.83%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.65 £15.78
90th Percentile £56.88 £46.20 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.25 £34.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -38.41% +11.65% +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 1,519 1,728 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.23% 19.36% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1,010 839
Midlands median daily rate £398 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £213
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 58 99
Midlands median hourly rate £19.15 £19.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -7.44% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £40.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.44 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.09% -0.62% +35.05%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 +14 336 £380 -1.87% 32
West Midlands -14 274 £425 +13.64% 68
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 453 (73.90%) SC Cleared
2 98 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (12.72%) Linux
4 72 (11.75%) Windows
5 71 (11.58%) SAP
6 69 (11.26%) Oracle
7 65 (10.60%) SQL
8 63 (10.28%) Manufacturing
8 63 (10.28%) Migration
9 61 (9.95%) Microsoft
10 59 (9.62%) Unix
11 52 (8.48%) ITIL
12 51 (8.32%) Cisco
12 51 (8.32%) Project Management
13 44 (7.18%) Solaris
14 43 (7.01%) Java
15 42 (6.85%) SAN
15 42 (6.85%) AIX
16 41 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (6.36%) Service Delivery
17 39 (6.36%) Firewall
18 38 (6.20%) IBM
19 37 (6.04%) HP
19 37 (6.04%) WAN
19 37 (6.04%) Finance
20 36 (5.87%) Git (software)
21 35 (5.71%) DevOps
21 35 (5.71%) Degree
21 35 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
22 34 (5.55%) 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 21 (3.43%) Tomcat
2 19 (3.10%) Apache
2 19 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.28%) Confluence
5 12 (1.96%) ArcGIS
5 12 (1.96%) JBoss
6 8 (1.31%) SAS
7 7 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.14%) iPlanet
7 7 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.49%) nginx
10 3 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.82%) 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 (1.63%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.65%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.49%) Maximo
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 GTS
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (3.10%) SaaS
4 18 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (2.28%) PaaS
6 11 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (1.47%) Office 365
8 8 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.82%) Boomi
9 5 (0.82%) IaaS
10 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.49%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.49%) Route 53
12 2 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.85%) SAN
2 39 (6.36%) Firewall
3 37 (6.04%) WAN
4 28 (4.57%) Wireless
5 26 (4.24%) LAN
6 25 (4.08%) DNS
7 18 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.45%) Internet
8 15 (2.45%) NAS
9 14 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.96%) DHCP
10 12 (1.96%) HTTP
10 12 (1.96%) VPN
11 11 (1.79%) VLAN
12 8 (1.31%) MPLS
12 8 (1.31%) Network Security
12 8 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (1.31%) OpenVPN
12 8 (1.31%) Skype
12 8 (1.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.94%) Big Data
5 17 (2.77%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.61%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.12%) Pentaho
8 12 (1.96%) Power BI
9 11 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.47%) OLAP
11 9 (1.47%) Oracle OLAP
11 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.31%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 8 (1.31%) Cognos Report Studio
12 8 (1.31%) DecisionStream
12 8 (1.31%) MySQL
12 8 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.31%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 36 (5.87%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.94%) JUnit
4 16 (2.61%) JIRA
5 15 (2.45%) Maven
5 15 (2.45%) SonarQube
6 11 (1.79%) LSMW
6 11 (1.79%) Selenium
7 10 (1.63%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.63%) Liquibase
8 8 (1.31%) Ant
8 8 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.14%) DbUnit
9 7 (1.14%) jMock
9 7 (1.14%) Mockito
10 6 (0.98%) Subversion
10 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 63 (10.28%) Manufacturing
2 37 (6.04%) Finance
3 22 (3.59%) Aerospace
4 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.82%) Games
6 4 (0.65%) Automotive
6 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.49%) Military
7 3 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (13.38%) Architect
2 70 (11.42%) Developer
3 54 (8.81%) Consultant
4 43 (7.01%) Analyst
5 41 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 35 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 30 (4.89%) Support Engineer
7 30 (4.89%) Unix Engineer
8 28 (4.57%) Network Architect
9 23 (3.75%) AIX Engineer
10 20 (3.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 19 (3.10%) Desktop Support
11 19 (3.10%) Java Developer
12 17 (2.77%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (2.61%) Solaris Engineer
14 15 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
15 14 (2.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 14 (2.28%) Security Architect
16 13 (2.12%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.24%) .NET
2 24 (3.92%) REST
3 17 (2.77%) Web Services
4 14 (2.28%) HTML
5 13 (2.12%) J2EE
5 13 (2.12%) SOAP
6 12 (1.96%) CSS
7 11 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (1.79%) JSON
7 11 (1.79%) XML
8 10 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (1.63%) RESTful
8 10 (1.63%) Spring
9 9 (1.47%) 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 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.45%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.12%) Clustering
5 12 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.63%) User Experience
8 9 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.31%) Replication
10 7 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.14%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.14%) HACMP
10 7 (1.14%) HP Storage
11 6 (0.98%) LPAR
12 5 (0.82%) NHS
13 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.65%) PKI
13 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.49%) PMI
15 2 (0.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.72%) Linux
2 72 (11.75%) Windows
3 59 (9.62%) Unix
4 44 (7.18%) Solaris
5 42 (6.85%) AIX
6 31 (5.06%) Windows 10
7 25 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (3.75%) SUSE
9 17 (2.77%) Windows 7
10 13 (2.12%) HPUX
11 12 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (1.96%) Windows Server
12 8 (1.31%) CentOS
12 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.33%) Android
16 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (10.28%) Migration
3 52 (8.48%) ITIL
4 51 (8.32%) Project Management
5 39 (6.36%) Service Delivery
6 35 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (5.71%) DevOps
7 34 (5.55%) Analytics
8 33 (5.38%) Presales
9 31 (5.06%) Change Management
10 30 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (4.89%) PLM
10 30 (4.89%) Test Automation
11 29 (4.73%) Logistics
11 29 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (4.57%) ETL
12 28 (4.57%) Scrum
13 27 (4.40%) TDD
14 26 (4.24%) ERP
14 26 (4.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.60%) SQL
2 43 (7.01%) Java
3 28 (4.57%) Shell Script
4 26 (4.24%) Python
5 23 (3.75%) ABAP
5 23 (3.75%) C#
6 21 (3.43%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.10%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.79%) C
8 11 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.47%) Korn
9 9 (1.47%) Perl
9 9 (1.47%) R
10 8 (1.31%) Groovy
11 7 (1.14%) Scala
12 5 (0.82%) Ruby
13 4 (0.65%) AWK
13 4 (0.65%) PHP
13 4 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 453 (73.90%) SC Cleared
2 35 (5.71%) Degree
3 30 (4.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 30 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (4.57%) DV Cleared
5 27 (4.40%) CCNP
6 18 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 16 (2.61%) PMP
8 10 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.31%) CCIE
10 7 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.65%) CISSP
12 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.49%) CCDP
13 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.49%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.61%) SLA
2 12 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.31%) PMO
5 7 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.14%) QA
6 6 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.82%) RMADS
8 4 (0.65%) GDPR
8 4 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.65%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.10%) Docker
3 17 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.45%) vSphere
6 13 (2.12%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.63%) KVM
8 9 (1.47%) vCloud
8 9 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (1.31%) Postfix
9 8 (1.31%) Squid
10 7 (1.14%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.98%) Xen
12 4 (0.65%) Samba
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.49%) XenApp
14 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (4.40%) Puppet
2 16 (2.61%) Ansible
3 15 (2.45%) Terraform
4 14 (2.28%) NetBackup
5 13 (2.12%) BladeLogic
5 13 (2.12%) Oracle EDQ
6 12 (1.96%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.79%) Kibana
7 11 (1.79%) logstash
8 10 (1.63%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.47%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.47%) 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 (1.14%) EMC VPLEX
11 7 (1.14%) MOM
12 5 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (11.58%) SAP
2 69 (11.26%) Oracle
3 61 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 51 (8.32%) Cisco
5 38 (6.20%) IBM
6 37 (6.04%) HP
7 33 (5.38%) VMware
8 25 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 24 (3.92%) Cognos
10 23 (3.75%) F5
11 21 (3.43%) CheckPoint
12 19 (3.10%) Juniper
13 17 (2.77%) BMC
13 17 (2.77%) McAfee
14 15 (2.45%) Blue Coat
14 15 (2.45%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.28%) Tableau
15 14 (2.28%) Veritas
16 13 (2.12%) EMC
17 12 (1.96%) Aruba