The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV 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
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 120 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 1.44% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£369 £230 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.32% -52.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £204 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £346 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.96% -21.42%
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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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
509 417 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.95% 17.74% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 189 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 19
Average hourly rate £29.41 £16.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.58% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the West Midlands region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the West Midlands region.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Shropshire -10 1 £313 -
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
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DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing DV 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 DV Cleared.

1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 6 (19.35%) Avaya
5 6 (19.35%) Mitel
5 6 (19.35%) IP Telephony
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
7 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.90%) DHCP
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) WFM
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) SCCM
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (6.45%) Military
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
9 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.45%) QA
9 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (3.23%) Alfresco

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing DV 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 DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Alfresco
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) IP Telephony
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Radio Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Server Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Server Support
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Change and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
2 4 (12.90%) WFM
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) SOA
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.23%) Content Management
4 1 (3.23%) Document Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
1 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
1 6 (19.35%) Avaya
1 6 (19.35%) Mitel
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) i2
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) OpenText