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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 90 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 24 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 1.10% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 6
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£425 £475 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +77.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £335 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -25.69%
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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
448 272 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.25% 12.75% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 156 143
Average daily rate £350 £343 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £210 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 8 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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

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 19 December 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

DV Cleared
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 19 December 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 0 7 £450 -5.26%
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
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England

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) ITIL
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) VMware
5 11 (30.56%) DHCP
5 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 11 (30.56%) HP
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (27.78%) NetBackup
7 9 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (25.00%) SCCM
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
9 7 (19.44%) Migration
9 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (16.67%) InfoPath
10 6 (16.67%) Mitel
10 6 (16.67%) IP Telephony
10 6 (16.67%) CSS
10 6 (16.67%) XML
10 6 (16.67%) HTML
10 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.67%) Avaya
10 6 (16.67%) Cisco
10 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 6 (16.67%) Workflow
11 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) DHCP
1 11 (30.56%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) NAS
3 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Server Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Server Support
3 8 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Telephony Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
1 6 (16.67%) XML
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 4 (11.11%) Physics
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Coaching
6 1 (2.78%) Information Security
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) NetBackup
2 9 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) VMware
2 11 (30.56%) HP
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) Mitel
4 6 (16.67%) Avaya
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper