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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 29 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 33 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.50% 4.27% 7.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.73% 28.72% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 14
Average daily rate
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£389 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £313 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.61%
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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
111 94 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.14% 14.87% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 41
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.25 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.52%) Oracle
3 25 (23.81%) Telecoms
4 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (12.38%) SQL
5 13 (12.38%) Windows
6 12 (11.43%) ITIL
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
7 11 (10.48%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.48%) TRIRIGA
8 10 (9.52%) ERP
9 9 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
9 9 (8.57%) Java
9 9 (8.57%) Migration
9 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.62%) Programme Management
10 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.62%) Finance
10 8 (7.62%) Perl
10 8 (7.62%) Cisco
10 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (6.67%) SLA
11 7 (6.67%) Citrix
11 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.67%) .NET
11 7 (6.67%) Solaris
11 7 (6.67%) CRM

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (4.76%) Apache
1 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (10.48%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.90%) Agresso
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Network Security
1 6 (5.71%) Firewall
2 4 (3.81%) BGP
2 4 (3.81%) OSPF
3 3 (2.86%) LAN
3 3 (2.86%) WAN
3 3 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.90%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.90%) Junos
4 2 (1.90%) Extranet
4 2 (1.90%) DHCP
4 2 (1.90%) VPN
4 2 (1.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.95%) ADSL
5 1 (0.95%) Broadband
5 1 (0.95%) ISDN
5 1 (0.95%) PSTN
5 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.90%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.90%) Essbase
3 2 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) DataStage
3 2 (1.90%) QualityStage
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.62%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Law
4 2 (1.90%) Billing
4 2 (1.90%) Local Government
4 2 (1.90%) Legal
4 2 (1.90%) Advertising
4 2 (1.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (16.19%) Consultant
2 15 (14.29%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Architect
5 7 (6.67%) Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (6.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 6 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Payroll Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Integration Project Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Integration Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
2 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) SOAP
3 1 (0.95%) WCF
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.95%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (0.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) IVR
4 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.86%) RMADS
4 3 (2.86%) Statistics
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
4 3 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) CESG
5 1 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Solaris
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.81%) UNIX
4 3 (2.86%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.43%) ITIL
2 11 (10.48%) Project Management
2 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (9.52%) ERP
4 9 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 9 (8.57%) Migration
4 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.62%) Programme Management
5 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.67%) CRM
7 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (5.71%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.71%) UML
8 5 (4.76%) Service Management
8 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.76%) ITSM
8 5 (4.76%) Validation
8 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) SQL
2 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
2 9 (8.57%) Java
3 8 (7.62%) Perl
4 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.86%) C#
5 3 (2.86%) Tcl
6 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.71%) CCNP
4 5 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.86%) CCNA
5 3 (2.86%) ISEB
6 2 (1.90%) CCSA
6 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (1.90%) CCIE
6 2 (1.90%) CCSP
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.95%) MCSE
7 1 (0.95%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (29.52%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) Cisco
3 7 (6.67%) Citrix
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.71%) Remedy
4 6 (5.71%) Sun
5 5 (4.76%) Juniper
6 4 (3.81%) Talend
6 4 (3.81%) VMware
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) IBM
7 3 (2.86%) HP
7 3 (2.86%) Mercator
7 3 (2.86%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.86%) F5
7 3 (2.86%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.90%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.90%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.90%) Informatica