Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 23 24
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6 4 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.14% 2.34% 8.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 20.00% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 11
Median daily rate £388 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +39.71%
10th Percentile £377 £424 £438
90th Percentile £407 £471 £518
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -15.79% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £11.78 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +324.45% -77.98% +18.89%
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year +111.18% -63.79% -10.53%

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 18 20 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.43% 11.70% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 43
Median daily rate £365 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +1.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £321 £266 £313
90th Percentile £416 £479 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -10.81% +15.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -34.58% +18.89%
Median hourly rate £25.42 £15.85 £18.03
% change year-on-year +60.35% -12.09% -41.66%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Staffordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Staffordshire.

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 29 November 2020. 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
Lichfield +5 2 - -
Leek - 2 £388 -
SC Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Business Case
1 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamic Code Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) V-Model
1 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Intel