Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 5 20
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 6 11 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.84% 13.92% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.27% 47.83% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
10th Percentile £415 £296 £157
25th Percentile £427 £338 £192
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £511 £400 £440
Median % change year-on-year +27.72% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £450 £473
90th Percentile £639 £505 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £465 £473 £463
% change year-on-year -1.59% +2.16% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £19.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year -22.68% +61.67% -46.67%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 22 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.74% 29.11% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
10th Percentile £305 £228 £171
25th Percentile £360 £334 £191
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £426
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.16% +11.80%
75th Percentile £555 £461 £474
90th Percentile £620 £531 £509
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £52.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £15.85
% change year-on-year -17.81% +15.14% -11.94%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Staffordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Staffordshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Staffordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Staffordshire

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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 Security Cleared within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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 £469 -
Security Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (33.33%) GDPR
3 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 2 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
3 2 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (16.67%) NCSC
4 1 (16.67%) Conflict Resolution
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (16.67%) IISP
4 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ISACA
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
4 1 (16.67%) RMADS
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) CISM

Security 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 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
General
1 2 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Advisor
1 3 (50.00%) Security Advisor
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 2 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Conflict Resolution
4 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) IISP
2 1 (16.67%) ISACA
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (16.67%) NCSC
3 1 (16.67%) RMADS