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 25 August 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 23 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 52 50 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.80% 6.82% 8.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.77% 36.50% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 23
Median daily rate £430 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £108 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £39.25 £80.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +77.50%
SC Cleared
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
169 137 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.09% 18.69% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 74 82
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +94.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.81%) Cisco
3 25 (24.04%) Firewall
4 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (23.08%) Windows
5 22 (21.15%) SQL
5 22 (21.15%) Juniper
6 21 (20.19%) Oracle
7 18 (17.31%) Oracle Database
8 17 (16.35%) Data Centre
8 17 (16.35%) Java
8 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.42%) UML
9 15 (14.42%) LAN
9 15 (14.42%) PL/SQL
9 15 (14.42%) Project Management
10 14 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (13.46%) ITIL
10 14 (13.46%) WAN
10 14 (13.46%) CCNP
10 14 (13.46%) JIRA
10 14 (13.46%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (12.50%) ClearQuest
12 12 (11.54%) CCNA
12 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
12 12 (11.54%) OOP
12 12 (11.54%) OO
12 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.88%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) Firewall
2 15 (14.42%) LAN
3 14 (13.46%) WAN
4 12 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (7.69%) IPv4
6 7 (6.73%) SAN
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.85%) Network Security
7 4 (3.85%) VoIP
8 3 (2.88%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.92%) 3G
9 2 (1.92%) 4G
9 2 (1.92%) DMVPN
9 2 (1.92%) MPLS
9 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.92%) VPN
10 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.96%) FCAPS
10 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) Oracle Database
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (11.54%) Oracle OWB
3 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 10 (9.62%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.96%) OLTP
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) JIRA
2 13 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.58%) Ant
4 11 (10.58%) Toad
5 10 (9.62%) JUnit
6 9 (8.65%) Artifactory
6 9 (8.65%) Eclipse
6 9 (8.65%) Maven
7 6 (5.77%) PVCS
8 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.92%) MSI
10 1 (0.96%) MyEclipse
10 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (2.88%) Finance
1 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.31%) Developer
3 13 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.58%) Oracle Developer
5 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Architect
7 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) Apache CXF
1 12 (11.54%) Web Services
2 11 (10.58%) HTML
2 11 (10.58%) JSP
2 11 (10.58%) XML
3 10 (9.62%) Hibernate
3 10 (9.62%) Spring
3 10 (9.62%) Struts
4 9 (8.65%) J2EE
4 9 (8.65%) Servlets
5 2 (1.92%) Ajax
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 2 (1.92%) EJB
5 2 (1.92%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (1.92%) JDBC
5 2 (1.92%) JMS
5 2 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (0.96%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.92%) CESG
5 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) CMDB
6 1 (0.96%) e-Health
6 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 11 (10.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.69%) Unix
5 7 (6.73%) Linux
5 7 (6.73%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.96%) AIX
8 1 (0.96%) Solaris
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.42%) Project Management
1 15 (14.42%) UML
2 14 (13.46%) Defect Tracking
2 14 (13.46%) ITIL
3 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (11.54%) OO
4 12 (11.54%) OOP
4 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.58%) Service Management
6 9 (8.65%) ETL
6 9 (8.65%) ITSM
7 7 (6.73%) Presales
7 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.77%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.81%) Workflow
10 4 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.85%) Migration
10 4 (3.85%) Scrum
10 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) Java
3 15 (14.42%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.62%) C++
4 10 (9.62%) VB
5 3 (2.88%) C
6 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.92%) R
7 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (13.46%) CCNP
4 12 (11.54%) CCNA
5 9 (8.65%) Degree
5 9 (8.65%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.73%) MCSA
7 7 (6.73%) MCSE
7 7 (6.73%) OCPJP
8 6 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.81%) PMI Certification
9 5 (4.81%) PMP
9 5 (4.81%) Sun Certification
10 3 (2.88%) ISEB
10 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.88%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.92%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.92%) CLAS
11 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) vSphere
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Firmware
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) XenApp
3 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.96%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (0.96%) DameWare
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (29.81%) Cisco
2 22 (21.15%) Juniper
3 21 (20.19%) Oracle
4 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.65%) VMware
6 8 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.81%) Citrix
7 5 (4.81%) F5
8 4 (3.85%) EMC
9 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.88%) Pega
10 2 (1.92%) CA
10 2 (1.92%) HP
10 2 (1.92%) Informatica
10 2 (1.92%) Mitel
10 2 (1.92%) Sophos
10 2 (1.92%) Trillium
11 1 (0.96%) BT
11 1 (0.96%) Dell
11 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds