The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 11 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 22.92% 26.19% 25.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 78.57% 78.57% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Median daily rate £350 £415 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £120 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £538 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  

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

Academic & Professional Certification
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14 14 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 29.17% 33.33% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Median daily rate £350 £430 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -14.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £37.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Worcestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Worcestershire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Worcestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Worcestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Worcestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Worcester -1 6 £350 -12.50%
Malvern 0 5 £440 -16.19% 2
Security Cleared
West Midlands

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) HTTP
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (16.67%) SIEM
7 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.33%) CentOS
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Management
7 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
7 4 (13.33%) SNMP
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.33%) Nagios
7 4 (13.33%) Apache
7 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) CSS
7 4 (13.33%) PKI
8 3 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Subversion
8 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Migration

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) HTTP
2 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) SNMP
4 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Capybara
2 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) GCC
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) git-flow
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) JUnit
2 3 (10.00%) RSpec
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Analyst
1 4 (13.33%) Developer
1 4 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Designer
3 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) Dropwizard
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (10.00%) Sass
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) CentOS
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (16.67%) SIEM
3 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) Test Management
3 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.00%) High Availability
4 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (10.00%) Web Design
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby
2 3 (10.00%) Scala
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy