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 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 21 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 53 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.81% 4.16% 7.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.65% 16.83% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 26
Median daily rate £430 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £132 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £31.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +59.49%
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
185 202 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.78% 24.69% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 137 84
Median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% -16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.37%) Windows
3 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (20.00%) Oracle
5 16 (16.84%) SQL
5 16 (16.84%) ITIL
5 16 (16.84%) Oracle Database
6 15 (15.79%) Project Management
7 14 (14.74%) Cisco
8 13 (13.68%) Firewall
8 13 (13.68%) PRINCE2
8 13 (13.68%) UML
8 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.63%) Migration
9 12 (12.63%) PL/SQL
9 12 (12.63%) CCNA
9 12 (12.63%) Citrix
9 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (11.58%) Java
10 11 (11.58%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (11.58%) Oracle OWB
10 11 (11.58%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
11 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
11 10 (10.53%) JIRA
11 10 (10.53%) Unix
11 10 (10.53%) RDBMS
11 10 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (10.53%) ClearQuest
11 10 (10.53%) Juniper

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 7 (7.37%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.16%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Maximo
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) Firewall
2 9 (9.47%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (7.37%) LAN
3 7 (7.37%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 3 (3.16%) Network Security
4 3 (3.16%) VoIP
4 3 (3.16%) VPN
5 2 (2.11%) DHCP
5 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.05%) DMVPN
6 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.05%) NAS
6 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.05%) SAN
6 1 (1.05%) Wireless
6 1 (1.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle OWB
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.47%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.05%) OLAP
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.05%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.05%) QlikView
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) ClearQuest
1 10 (10.53%) JIRA
1 10 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (9.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.47%) Toad
3 7 (7.37%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.37%) JUnit
4 6 (6.32%) Ant
4 6 (6.32%) Artifactory
4 6 (6.32%) Maven
4 6 (6.32%) PVCS
5 4 (4.21%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 5 (5.26%) Electronics
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Advertising
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Developer
1 15 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.53%) Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Data Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Apache CXF
1 9 (9.47%) Web Services
2 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
2 7 (7.37%) HTML
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
2 7 (7.37%) JSP
2 7 (7.37%) Servlets
2 7 (7.37%) Spring
2 7 (7.37%) XML
3 5 (5.26%) Struts
4 1 (1.05%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.16%) CESG
5 3 (3.16%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.16%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.16%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Unix
3 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) AIX
7 3 (3.16%) Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Solaris
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) ITIL
2 15 (15.79%) Project Management
3 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.68%) PRINCE2
3 13 (13.68%) UML
4 12 (12.63%) Migration
5 11 (11.58%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (10.53%) Service Management
7 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.47%) ETL
7 9 (9.47%) OO
7 9 (9.47%) OOP
8 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.37%) ITSM
8 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.32%) Workflow
10 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.21%) Change Control
11 4 (4.21%) Data Governance
11 4 (4.21%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) PL/SQL
3 11 (11.58%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) C++
4 7 (7.37%) VB
5 3 (3.16%) C
6 2 (2.11%) R
7 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) CCNA
2 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.42%) Degree
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (5.26%) ISEB
6 5 (5.26%) PMP
6 5 (5.26%) Sun Certification
7 4 (4.21%) OCPJP
7 4 (4.21%) PMI Certification
8 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.11%) APMP
9 2 (2.11%) CCNP
10 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.05%) OSCP
10 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.05%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Firmware
2 4 (4.21%) XenApp
2 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.11%) NFS
4 2 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) Windows Intune
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle EDQ
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 1 (1.05%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.05%) DameWare
4 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.00%) Oracle
3 14 (14.74%) Cisco
4 12 (12.63%) Citrix
5 10 (10.53%) Juniper
6 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.32%) Sophos
8 5 (5.26%) Dell
9 4 (4.21%) VMware
10 3 (3.16%) EMC
10 3 (3.16%) F5
10 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.16%) HP
10 3 (3.16%) Informatica
10 3 (3.16%) Pega
10 3 (3.16%) Trillium
11 2 (2.11%) Cognos
11 2 (2.11%) DataFlux
11 2 (2.11%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.11%) Veritas