The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 21 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 55 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.17% 5.50% 3.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.41% 35.29% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 9
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£365 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £285 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £361 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.42% -3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -32.69%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
147 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.17% 15.57% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 55
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.03%) Oracle
3 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
4 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (11.71%) ITIL
5 13 (11.71%) SQL
5 13 (11.71%) TRIRIGA
6 12 (10.81%) Project Management
6 12 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.91%) Finance
7 11 (9.91%) ERP
8 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2
8 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
8 10 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (9.01%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (9.01%) Migration
9 9 (8.11%) Juniper
9 9 (8.11%) Cisco
9 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
10 8 (7.21%) SLA
10 8 (7.21%) Firewall
10 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.21%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (6.31%) Network Security
11 7 (6.31%) CheckPoint
11 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
11 7 (6.31%) CCNP
11 7 (6.31%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Office
1 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (11.71%) TRIRIGA
2 10 (9.01%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.80%) Agresso
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) Firewall
2 7 (6.31%) Network Security
3 4 (3.60%) OSPF
3 4 (3.60%) BGP
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) LAN
4 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 2 (1.80%) DHCP
5 2 (1.80%) Extranet
5 2 (1.80%) VPN
5 2 (1.80%) DNS
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.80%) Junos
5 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.80%) Wireless
5 2 (1.80%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.90%) LLU
6 1 (0.90%) xDSL
6 1 (0.90%) MPLS
6 1 (0.90%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.80%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (1.80%) DataStage
2 2 (1.80%) QualityStage
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (1.80%) Essbase
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.91%) Finance
3 4 (3.60%) Law
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Publishing
4 2 (1.80%) Billing
4 2 (1.80%) Local Government
5 1 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (18.02%) Consultant
2 14 (12.61%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.61%) Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Architect
4 8 (7.21%) Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 6 (5.41%) Integration Project Manager
6 6 (5.41%) Integration Manager
6 6 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.50%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Payroll Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Lead Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) Clustering
3 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) Statistics
3 3 (2.70%) RMADS
4 2 (1.80%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.90%) CESG
5 1 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) UNIX
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.80%) Solaris
4 2 (1.80%) Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.71%) ITIL
2 12 (10.81%) Project Management
2 12 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (9.91%) ERP
4 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2
4 10 (9.01%) Migration
5 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
5 8 (7.21%) Test Scripting
5 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.41%) UML
7 6 (5.41%) CRM
7 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.41%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.41%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (4.50%) Time Management
8 5 (4.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (4.50%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (4.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) SQL
2 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.60%) Java
4 3 (2.70%) Perl
4 3 (2.70%) Tcl
5 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.80%) C#
6 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.31%) CCNP
4 5 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.60%) ISEB
6 3 (2.70%) CCNA
6 3 (2.70%) CCIE
6 3 (2.70%) CCSP
7 2 (1.80%) CCSA
7 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.90%) APMP
8 1 (0.90%) MCSE
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Oracle
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco
3 9 (8.11%) Juniper
4 7 (6.31%) CheckPoint
4 7 (6.31%) Citrix
5 6 (5.41%) Talend
6 5 (4.50%) F5
7 4 (3.60%) VMware
7 4 (3.60%) IBM
7 4 (3.60%) SAP
8 3 (2.70%) HP
8 3 (2.70%) Mercator
8 3 (2.70%) Remedy
8 3 (2.70%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.80%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.80%) Informatica
9 2 (1.80%) Trillium