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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 34 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 33 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.25% 3.34% 7.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.28% 26.67% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £147 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £510 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -43.54%
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
109 75 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.33% 12.52% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 33
Average daily rate £360 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £136 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £20.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 22 December 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 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.09%) Oracle
3 27 (30.68%) Telecoms
4 14 (15.91%) ITIL
4 14 (15.91%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (14.77%) SQL
6 11 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 10 (11.36%) Cisco
8 9 (10.23%) Windows
9 8 (9.09%) Perl
9 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.09%) SLA
9 8 (9.09%) CCNP
9 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (9.09%) Service Management
9 8 (9.09%) ITSM
9 8 (9.09%) Finance
9 8 (9.09%) Migration
10 7 (7.95%) Solaris
10 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.95%) Remedy
10 7 (7.95%) BGP
10 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.95%) Oracle Payroll
10 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
11 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
11 6 (6.82%) MS Office
11 6 (6.82%) Sun
11 6 (6.82%) Citrix
11 6 (6.82%) OSPF

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.68%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (5.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) BGP
2 6 (6.82%) OSPF
3 5 (5.68%) Internet
3 5 (5.68%) VPN
3 5 (5.68%) LAN
3 5 (5.68%) WAN
3 5 (5.68%) Firewall
4 4 (4.55%) Network Security
4 4 (4.55%) DSL
4 4 (4.55%) xDSL
4 4 (4.55%) ADSL
4 4 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.55%) MPLS
5 3 (3.41%) RIP
5 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.41%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.27%) DSLAM
6 2 (2.27%) Junos
6 2 (2.27%) LLU
6 2 (2.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.27%) DataStage
3 2 (2.27%) QualityStage
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (2.27%) Essbase
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (30.68%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
4 2 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Consultant
3 12 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Functional Consultant
4 10 (11.36%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 10 (11.36%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Payroll Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Tester
7 4 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) DBA
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Middleware
2 3 (3.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.14%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.14%) WCF
4 1 (1.14%) XML
4 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) IVR
3 3 (3.41%) Statistics
3 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Clustering
3 3 (3.41%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.27%) NHS
4 2 (2.27%) RMADS
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Solaris
3 5 (5.68%) UNIX
4 3 (3.41%) Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 8 (9.09%) Service Management
2 8 (9.09%) ITSM
2 8 (9.09%) Migration
3 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
4 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.68%) CRM
5 5 (5.68%) ERP
5 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.68%) Change Control
6 4 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.41%) User Stories
7 3 (3.41%) Integration Testing
7 3 (3.41%) Project Management
7 3 (3.41%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) SQL
2 11 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 8 (9.09%) Perl
4 5 (5.68%) Java
5 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) Tcl
6 3 (3.41%) C#
7 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) CCNP
2 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.68%) CCNA
4 3 (3.41%) ISEB
4 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) CCSA
5 2 (2.27%) CCIP
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PMP
6 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.14%) MCITP
6 1 (1.14%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (34.09%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) Cisco
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.95%) Remedy
4 6 (6.82%) Citrix
4 6 (6.82%) Sun
5 5 (5.68%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.55%) Mercator
6 4 (4.55%) SAP
6 4 (4.55%) Juniper
7 3 (3.41%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.41%) HP
7 3 (3.41%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.27%) F5
8 2 (2.27%) Talend
8 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 2 (2.27%) Trillium
8 2 (2.27%) Informatica
8 2 (2.27%) BT
8 2 (2.27%) Cramer