Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 29 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 26 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.28% 2.24% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.24% 17.65% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £463 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.53% -24.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £404 £310 £381
90th Percentile £516 £354 £563
West Midlands median daily rate £447 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.18% +13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £53.50 £45.00 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.89% -52.63% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £42.50 £92.50
90th Percentile £60.25 £47.50 £97.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year -10.53% +169.50% -55.94%

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 68 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.88% 12.69% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 26
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £340 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +5.43% -15.69%
10th Percentile £281 £272 £215
90th Percentile £495 £419 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.63% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -52.63% +451.04%
10th Percentile £42.50 £18.10 £42.30
90th Percentile £61.38 £49.50 £97.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year -27.87% +37.08% -29.23%

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 18 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2019. 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 -2 9 £500 +56.25% 1
Tamworth - 4 £450 - 3
Stafford - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
SC Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 26 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (92.31%) SQL
3 21 (80.77%) Oracle
4 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
4 20 (76.92%) SOAP
4 20 (76.92%) Web Services
4 20 (76.92%) REST
5 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
5 19 (73.08%) .NET
6 17 (65.38%) MVC
6 17 (65.38%) .NET Framework
7 16 (61.54%) TDD
8 15 (57.69%) Middleware
8 15 (57.69%) C#
8 15 (57.69%) HTML
8 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
8 15 (57.69%) CSS
9 14 (53.85%) Visual Studio
10 13 (50.00%) NHibernate
10 13 (50.00%) jQuery
11 12 (46.15%) Use Case
12 11 (42.31%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (19.23%) Degree
14 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
14 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
14 5 (19.23%) Entity Framework
14 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
14 5 (19.23%) SOA

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 5 (19.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) REST
1 20 (76.92%) SOAP
1 20 (76.92%) Web Services
2 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 17 (65.38%) .NET Framework
4 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
4 15 (57.69%) CSS
4 15 (57.69%) HTML
4 15 (57.69%) Middleware
5 13 (50.00%) jQuery
5 13 (50.00%) NHibernate
6 5 (19.23%) Entity Framework
6 5 (19.23%) XML
7 2 (7.69%) Spring
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) MVC
2 16 (61.54%) TDD
3 12 (46.15%) Use Case
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) SOA
5 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
6 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) V-Model
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
3 15 (57.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft