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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 23 8 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 37 73 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.97% 10.22% 7.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.62% 43.20% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 17
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£340 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 £80.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -14.28%
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
139 169 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.68% 23.67% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 94 52
Average daily rate £348 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.38%) Cisco
3 20 (27.03%) ITIL
4 16 (21.62%) Juniper
5 15 (20.27%) Migration
6 14 (18.92%) Firewall
6 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (17.57%) CheckPoint
8 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
8 12 (16.22%) F5
9 10 (13.51%) CCNP
10 9 (12.16%) CCNA
10 9 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.81%) TOGAF
11 8 (10.81%) Sourcefire
12 7 (9.46%) OSPF
12 7 (9.46%) Service Management
12 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (9.46%) Windows
13 6 (8.11%) Oracle
13 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.11%) Finance
13 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
14 5 (6.76%) BIG-IP
14 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
14 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
14 5 (6.76%) Network Security
14 5 (6.76%) Change Control
14 5 (6.76%) FortiGate
14 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (5.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Documentum
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.35%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.35%) Lync
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.35%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Firewall
2 9 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (9.46%) OSPF
4 5 (6.76%) BIG-IP
4 5 (6.76%) Network Security
5 4 (5.41%) Junos
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.41%) BGP
5 4 (5.41%) VPN
5 4 (5.41%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) DNS
6 3 (4.05%) Internet
6 3 (4.05%) HSRP
6 3 (4.05%) VRRP
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.05%) MPLS
7 2 (2.70%) Extranet
7 2 (2.70%) SSL
7 2 (2.70%) HTTP
7 2 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Subversion
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
2 9 (12.16%) Consultant
3 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Service Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) JSP
1 2 (2.70%) Django
1 2 (2.70%) RESTful
1 2 (2.70%) Flask
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) SecurID
4 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) UNIX
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.35%) Debian
4 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) Migration
3 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 8 (10.81%) TOGAF
5 7 (9.46%) Service Management
6 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.76%) Change Control
7 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.05%) PRINCE
9 3 (4.05%) Project Management
9 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.70%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.70%) BDD
10 2 (2.70%) UML
10 2 (2.70%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) Python
2 2 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
3 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (13.51%) CCNP
4 9 (12.16%) CCNA
5 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.41%) CCSA
6 4 (5.41%) BC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.05%) Degree
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) CCVP
9 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.35%) CCDP
9 1 (1.35%) CCIP
9 1 (1.35%) HNC
9 1 (1.35%) HND
9 1 (1.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) XenApp
2 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Cisco
2 16 (21.62%) Juniper
3 13 (17.57%) CheckPoint
4 12 (16.22%) F5
5 8 (10.81%) Sourcefire
6 6 (8.11%) Oracle
7 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.41%) IBM
9 3 (4.05%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.05%) Brocade
10 2 (2.70%) VMware
10 2 (2.70%) Citrix
10 2 (2.70%) Sun
10 2 (2.70%) HP
11 1 (1.35%) Dell
11 1 (1.35%) EMC
11 1 (1.35%) Nortel
11 1 (1.35%) Remedy
11 1 (1.35%) BT
11 1 (1.35%) Cramer
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