Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 August 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 Check (SC) Clearance
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 28 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.07% 2.62% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.43% 17.65% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £463 £338 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.04% -19.64% -1.18%
10th Percentile £370 £261 £404
90th Percentile £531 £536 £564
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - £46.00
10th Percentile £46.25 - £45.50
90th Percentile £48.75 - £46.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% -35.81% +2.78%

SC 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 46 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.67% 14.85% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 34
Staffordshire median daily rate £371 £338 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.50% -16.88%
10th Percentile £233 £255 £204
90th Percentile £527 £475 £514
West Midlands median daily rate £421 £410 £380
% change year-on-year +2.74% +7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £30.35 £29.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -36.96% +222.81%
10th Percentile £16.51 £28.50 £43.10
90th Percentile £45.20 £29.50 £135.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year -39.05% +40.00% -37.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Tamworth +10 7 £475 -13.64%
Lichfield 0 2 £368 +22.50%
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
SC Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
2 5 (35.71%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Electronics
2 5 (35.71%) Law
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (28.57%) HNC
3 4 (28.57%) HND
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Communications Security
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Network Management
3 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 2 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 1 (7.14%) WPF

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
1 5 (35.71%) Law
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Developer
1 2 (14.29%) Security Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
2 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
2 1 (7.14%) C# GUI Developer
2 1 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) GUI Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
2 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
2 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
1 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
1 5 (35.71%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Communications Security
2 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
2 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Microservices
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) HNC
2 4 (28.57%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Juniper