Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 69 125 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 17.47% 15.92% 7.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 70.41% 57.08% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 92 11
Shropshire median daily rate £470 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.24% +4.62% +22.18%
10th Percentile £413 £293 £158
90th Percentile £522 £513 £451
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% -4.93% +51.06%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Shropshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 219 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 24.81% 27.90% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 86 20
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.67% +15.38% +2.36%
10th Percentile £405 £296 £218
90th Percentile £529 £535 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £19.03
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Shropshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Shropshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Shropshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Shropshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Shropshire

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Telford -2 64 £470 +38.24% 3
Security Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 57 (82.61%) SC Cleared
2 29 (42.03%) Linux
3 20 (28.99%) Solaris
3 20 (28.99%) AIX
4 19 (27.54%) Cisco
4 19 (27.54%) BMC
5 18 (26.09%) Unix
6 17 (24.64%) SAN
7 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
7 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (23.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (20.29%) SUSE
9 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (17.39%) Puppet
10 12 (17.39%) BladeLogic
10 12 (17.39%) NetBackup
10 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 11 (15.94%) Oracle
11 11 (15.94%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (15.94%) Performance Management
11 11 (15.94%) Riverbed
11 11 (15.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (15.94%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (15.94%) User Experience
11 11 (15.94%) AppDynamics
11 11 (15.94%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 10 (14.49%) Bitbucket
12 10 (14.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (14.49%) ITIL V3

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 10 (14.49%) Confluence
2 8 (11.59%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.80%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.14%) GitHub
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) Firewall
3 8 (11.59%) Internet
3 8 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (11.59%) WAN
3 8 (11.59%) Wireless
4 5 (7.25%) BGP
4 5 (7.25%) HSRP
4 5 (7.25%) MPLS
4 5 (7.25%) OSPF
4 5 (7.25%) VLAN
4 5 (7.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.45%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (14.49%) Bitbucket
1 10 (14.49%) JIRA
2 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.59%) Vagrant
4 7 (10.14%) FishEye
5 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (2.90%) Publishing
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Consultant
2 16 (23.19%) AIX Engineer
3 15 (21.74%) Unix Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Network Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Solaris Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) JIRA Consultant
7 7 (10.14%) Unix Scripting Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Architect
9 5 (7.25%) Service Architect
10 4 (5.80%) Network Support
10 4 (5.80%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (4.35%) Designer
11 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
12 2 (2.90%) Digital Content Designer
12 2 (2.90%) Monitoring Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) User Experience
2 9 (13.04%) CMDB
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 20 (28.99%) AIX
2 20 (28.99%) Solaris
3 18 (26.09%) Unix
4 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (20.29%) SUSE
5 11 (15.94%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (13.04%) Windows
7 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.45%) HPUX
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Root Cause Analysis
2 15 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 11 (15.94%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 11 (15.94%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (15.94%) Performance Management
4 11 (15.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (14.49%) ITIL
5 10 (14.49%) ITIL V3
6 9 (13.04%) DevOps
6 9 (13.04%) Visualisation
7 8 (11.59%) Network Load Balancing
7 8 (11.59%) Network Packet Analysis
7 8 (11.59%) Presales
7 8 (11.59%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (7.25%) IT Strategy
9 4 (5.80%) Coaching
9 4 (5.80%) Migration
10 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (82.61%) SC Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) BC Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) CCNP
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) CCIE
4 2 (2.90%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (2.90%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.45%) vCloud
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) BladeLogic
1 12 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 12 (17.39%) Puppet
2 8 (11.59%) Ansible
2 8 (11.59%) Terraform
3 6 (8.70%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) BMC
1 19 (27.54%) Cisco
2 11 (15.94%) AppDynamics
2 11 (15.94%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) Riverbed
3 10 (14.49%) Atlassian
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 9 (13.04%) F5
5 8 (11.59%) Blue Coat
5 8 (11.59%) Fortinet
5 8 (11.59%) IBM
5 8 (11.59%) McAfee
6 7 (10.14%) HP
7 6 (8.70%) Aruba
8 4 (5.80%) VMware
9 2 (2.90%) Dynatrace
10 1 (1.45%) SAP