Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 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 Clearance
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 13 1
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 57 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 39.58% 8.60% 26.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 89.06% 23.53% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 1 27
Worcestershire median daily rate £438 £170 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +157.35% -53.10% -21.20%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £217
90th Percentile £538 £170 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +4.24% +10.00% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Worcestershire median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +270.37% -
10th Percentile £41.63 £47.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £44.88 £50.00 £14.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £47.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year -32.63% +169.50% -51.04%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 64 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 44.44% 36.56% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 35
Worcestershire median daily rate £438 £213 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -41.38% -14.71%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £538 £308 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Worcestershire median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +185.71% -51.05%
10th Percentile £41.63 £47.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £44.88 £50.00 £21.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -27.87% +32.61% -26.84%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
Malvern 0 47 £450 - 23
Worcester +13 6 £308 +80.88% 1
Kidderminster - 3 £133 -
Security Cleared
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 45 (78.95%) SC Cleared
2 16 (28.07%) C++
2 16 (28.07%) Configuration Management
2 16 (28.07%) Change Management
3 15 (26.32%) C
4 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
5 13 (22.81%) Degree
5 13 (22.81%) UML
6 12 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 11 (19.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (19.30%) Windows
7 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
8 10 (17.54%) Military
8 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.79%) VMware
9 9 (15.79%) Electronics
10 8 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
11 7 (12.28%) Business Development
11 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineering
12 6 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
12 6 (10.53%) Project Management
12 6 (10.53%) MCSE
12 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
12 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
12 6 (10.53%) Computer Science

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Co-occurring 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 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) DNS
1 2 (3.51%) Network Security
1 2 (3.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 10 (17.54%) Military
2 9 (15.79%) Electronics
3 4 (7.02%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Software Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Server Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) FPGA Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Security Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Ember.js
1 3 (5.26%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
3 6 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (8.77%) ASIC
4 5 (8.77%) CPLD
4 5 (8.77%) VHDL
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Change Management
1 16 (28.07%) Configuration Management
2 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
3 13 (22.81%) UML
4 7 (12.28%) Business Development
4 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineering
5 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
5 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) Cryptography
6 5 (8.77%) Digital Signal Processing
6 5 (8.77%) FPGA Design
6 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.77%) Signal Processing
7 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) C++
2 15 (26.32%) C
3 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
4 5 (8.77%) MATLAB
5 4 (7.02%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) Java
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Java 8
7 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (78.95%) SC Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) Degree
3 12 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) MCSE
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (8.77%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (8.77%) VCP6
6 4 (7.02%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.51%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.77%) Firmware
3 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) SELinux
1 2 (3.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (3.51%) Veeam