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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 109 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.38% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 2.76% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
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£430 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.79 £20.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+33.75% -19.90%
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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
460 290 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.80% 13.94% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 150 192
Average daily rate £330 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 21
Average hourly rate £26.42 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.10 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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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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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Birmingham -1 5 £438 -23.91% 1
Warwickshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
6 4 (26.67%) Change Management
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (13.33%) Juniper
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (13.33%) Firewall
8 2 (13.33%) Information Security

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) ATM
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Server Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP GRC Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Password Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
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