The first table below looks at the demand for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 55 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.77% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £375 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.77% -8.52%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.69% 12.33% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 50
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £238 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% +47.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
DV Cleared
West Midlands

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the Birmingham region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the Birmingham region.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) CESG
5 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) CLAS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (16.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) F5