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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 22 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 33 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.87% 6.28% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.24% 33.93% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Average daily rate £335 £360 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £469 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
142 112 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.94% 18.51% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 43
Average daily rate £375 £345 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.67%) Windows
4 15 (20.00%) Migration
5 14 (18.67%) ITIL
6 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (14.67%) SCCM
8 10 (13.33%) Citrix
8 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 10 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (12.00%) Oracle
9 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) Dell
10 8 (10.67%) Sophos
11 7 (9.33%) Aerospace
11 7 (9.33%) SLA
12 6 (8.00%) Cisco
12 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.00%) SDH
12 6 (8.00%) Electronics
12 6 (8.00%) Office 365
13 5 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
13 5 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (6.67%) SysML
13 5 (6.67%) DHCP
13 5 (6.67%) Ethernet

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Office
1 2 (2.67%) Siemens NX
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (8.00%) SDH
2 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.67%) DHCP
3 5 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (5.33%) BGP
4 4 (5.33%) DNS
4 4 (5.33%) L2TP
4 4 (5.33%) LAN
4 4 (5.33%) MPLS
4 4 (5.33%) OSPF
4 4 (5.33%) VPLS
4 4 (5.33%) VPN
4 4 (5.33%) WAN
5 3 (4.00%) ATM
5 3 (4.00%) DWDM
5 3 (4.00%) Internet
5 3 (4.00%) SONET
5 3 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.33%) MySQL
1 1 (1.33%) OLAP
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (1.33%) Pentaho
1 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (9.33%) Aerospace
2 6 (8.00%) Electronics
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) HTML
1 2 (2.67%) HTML5
1 2 (2.67%) jQuery
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) RESTful
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.67%) CMDB
2 2 (2.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) CESG
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.33%) Unix
6 3 (4.00%) AIX
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Migration
2 14 (18.67%) ITIL
3 8 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.67%) SysML
4 5 (6.67%) UML
5 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Change Control
5 3 (4.00%) Network Design
5 3 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
5 3 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Service Management
5 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.00%) Validation
6 2 (2.67%) Master Data Management
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.67%) SDLC
6 2 (2.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) C
2 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.33%) CCIE
4 4 (5.33%) CCNP
4 4 (5.33%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.33%) JNCIE
4 4 (5.33%) JNCIP
4 4 (5.33%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.67%) APMP
5 2 (2.67%) CISSP
5 2 (2.67%) ISEB
6 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) CCNA
6 1 (1.33%) CISM
6 1 (1.33%) CLAS
6 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) GIAC
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) Firmware
3 3 (4.00%) NFS
3 3 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
4 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Intune
3 3 (4.00%) WSUS
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Citrix
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle
4 8 (10.67%) Dell
4 8 (10.67%) Sophos
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) Juniper
7 3 (4.00%) Cognizant
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.00%) Veritas
8 2 (2.67%) Cognos
8 2 (2.67%) EMC
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.67%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.67%) Siemens
9 1 (1.33%) Informatica
9 1 (1.33%) Trillium
9 1 (1.33%) VMware