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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 35 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 30 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.96% 2.52% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.73% 15.91% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £199 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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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
132 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.41% 15.86% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 48 46
Average daily rate £345 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 - £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.15%) ITIL
3 15 (23.08%) Cisco
4 13 (20.00%) Oracle
4 13 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
6 9 (13.85%) Service Management
6 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
6 9 (13.85%) Juniper
7 8 (12.31%) Windows
7 8 (12.31%) Finance
8 7 (10.77%) Firewall
8 7 (10.77%) ITSM
8 7 (10.77%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (10.77%) Remedy
8 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
9 6 (9.23%) F5
9 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
9 6 (9.23%) CCNA
9 6 (9.23%) WebLogic
9 6 (9.23%) DSDM
9 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
10 5 (7.69%) IVR
10 5 (7.69%) MPLS
10 5 (7.69%) Apache
10 5 (7.69%) Java
10 5 (7.69%) Perl

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (9.23%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.69%) Apache
3 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.54%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS Project
4 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Firewall
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (7.69%) WAN
2 5 (7.69%) MPLS
3 4 (6.15%) VPN
4 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.62%) ADSL
4 3 (4.62%) xDSL
4 3 (4.62%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) BGP
4 3 (4.62%) DSL
5 2 (3.08%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.08%) SDH
5 2 (3.08%) ATM
5 2 (3.08%) RIP
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.08%) OSPF
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Architect
3 9 (13.85%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) DBA
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) IP Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Programme Planner
8 2 (3.08%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Middleware
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) IVR
2 4 (6.15%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (3.08%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.85%) Scrum
3 9 (13.85%) Service Management
4 7 (10.77%) ITSM
4 7 (10.77%) Migration
5 6 (9.23%) DSDM
6 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.15%) RUP
7 4 (6.15%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.62%) Process Management
8 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.62%) User Stories
8 3 (4.62%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) Data Security
9 2 (3.08%) Change Management
9 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) Java
1 5 (7.69%) Perl
2 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.23%) CCNA
4 5 (7.69%) CCNP
5 3 (4.62%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) CCIP
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PMP
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CISM
7 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.54%) CISSP
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) XenApp
2 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.54%) Nessus
2 1 (1.54%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Cisco
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) Juniper
4 7 (10.77%) Remedy
5 6 (9.23%) F5
6 5 (7.69%) Sourcefire
6 5 (7.69%) Sun
7 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.62%) Citrix
9 2 (3.08%) SAP
9 2 (3.08%) VMware
10 1 (1.54%) Mercator
10 1 (1.54%) Symantec
10 1 (1.54%) Splunk
10 1 (1.54%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.54%) Nokia
10 1 (1.54%) BT
10 1 (1.54%) NEC
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