The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 109 98 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.00% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £365 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.97%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
424 250 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.83% 13.65% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 122 144
Average daily rate £328 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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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

DV Cleared
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

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 4 £375 -31.81%
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Password Management
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) UNIX
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) Solaris
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Clustering
7 2 (18.18%) High Availability
7 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) SQL DBA
3 3 (27.27%) DBA
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) CESG
2 1 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (9.09%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Password Management
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (9.09%) Network Design
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Dell