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 3 months to 22 June 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 Check (SC) Clearance
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.51% - 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% - 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 22 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 17.54% 12.72% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 14
Median daily rate £450 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +987.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 2 £288 -
Tamworth - 1 £550 -
SC Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) IRCA
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) QMS
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (14.29%) RIA
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) ISO17020
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning

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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Change Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) QMS
1 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (14.29%) ISO17020