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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 33 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 35 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.24% 4.36% 4.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.34% 24.32% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £242 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.87% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -18.18%
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
181 111 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.91% 17.93% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 62 39
Average daily rate £340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 72 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.39%) ITIL
3 18 (25.00%) Cisco
4 14 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (18.06%) Telecoms
5 13 (18.06%) Juniper
6 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (15.28%) Finance
7 11 (15.28%) Service Management
8 10 (13.89%) Firewall
8 10 (13.89%) Migration
8 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.50%) Scrum
10 8 (11.11%) Windows
10 8 (11.11%) CCNP
10 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
11 7 (9.72%) CCNA
11 7 (9.72%) Oracle
12 6 (8.33%) BGP
12 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.33%) DSDM
12 6 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (8.33%) SLA
12 6 (8.33%) VPN
12 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
13 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (6.94%) Network Security

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (4.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Documentum
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
3 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.17%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Firewall
2 6 (8.33%) BGP
2 6 (8.33%) VPN
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (6.94%) Network Security
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
3 5 (6.94%) MPLS
3 5 (6.94%) OSPF
4 4 (5.56%) Internet
4 4 (5.56%) Junos
5 3 (4.17%) xDSL
5 3 (4.17%) ADSL
5 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.17%) LAN
5 3 (4.17%) DSL
6 2 (2.78%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.78%) Extranet
6 2 (2.78%) RIP
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
General
1 13 (18.06%) Telecoms
2 11 (15.28%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle HR Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Middleware
1 2 (2.78%) JSP
2 1 (1.39%) HTML5
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Open Source
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) UNIX
2 2 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
3 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.28%) Service Management
5 10 (13.89%) Migration
6 9 (12.50%) Scrum
7 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.33%) DSDM
7 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.56%) RUP
9 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.17%) User Stories
10 3 (4.17%) Process Management
10 3 (4.17%) ITSM
11 2 (2.78%) Data Security
11 2 (2.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) Perl
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.11%) CCNP
4 7 (9.72%) CCNA
5 6 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (5.56%) CCSA
7 3 (4.17%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CCIP
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) Degree
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.39%) CISSP
9 1 (1.39%) PMP
9 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
2 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.39%) Nessus
2 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Cisco
2 13 (18.06%) Juniper
3 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.72%) Oracle
6 5 (6.94%) Sourcefire
6 5 (6.94%) F5
7 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix
7 3 (4.17%) Remedy
8 2 (2.78%) VMware
8 2 (2.78%) Sun
8 2 (2.78%) SAP
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Splunk
9 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.39%) IBM
9 1 (1.39%) HP
9 1 (1.39%) EMC