The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / West Midlands
Rank 23 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 145 103 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.02% 4.30% 6.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.02% 22.74% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 81
Median daily rate £415 £428 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £493 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Median hourly rate £32.38 £42.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.82% +93.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £26.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.75 £43.10 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +123.68%

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
483 453 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.05% 18.89% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 237 232
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 57
Median hourly rate £20.88 £14.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.10% -41.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SC 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 SC Cleared across the West Midlands region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 43 £410 +105.00% 5
Solihull +9 29 - - 2
Shropshire +25 24 £375 - 1
Coventry -8 14 £475 +5.55%
Worcestershire +10 8 £410 -3.52% 1
Staffordshire +4 6 £450 +2.85% 1
Wolverhampton +3 3 £600 +54.83%
Sutton Coldfield +1 3 £675 +50.00%
Warwickshire 0 3 £550 - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 362 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 87 (24.03%) Cisco
3 72 (19.89%) LAN
4 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
5 55 (15.19%) Juniper
5 55 (15.19%) ITIL
6 51 (14.09%) Firewall
6 51 (14.09%) Data Centre
7 47 (12.98%) WAN
8 45 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (9.94%) DNS
11 35 (9.67%) Windows
12 31 (8.56%) Project Management
12 31 (8.56%) Network Design
12 31 (8.56%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (8.29%) Active Directory
14 29 (8.01%) Migration
14 29 (8.01%) DV Cleared
15 28 (7.73%) Linux
16 27 (7.46%) CCNA
17 26 (7.18%) PRINCE2
18 25 (6.91%) MS Office
19 24 (6.63%) SIEM
19 24 (6.63%) Mentoring
19 24 (6.63%) Service Management
19 24 (6.63%) VPN
20 23 (6.35%) JavaScript
20 23 (6.35%) Telecoms
20 23 (6.35%) Finance

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.66%) Confluence
3 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (1.66%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.38%) Apache
5 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.83%) nginx
6 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.55%) CMS
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (6.91%) MS Office
2 13 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.55%) assyst
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.14%) Office 365
3 13 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.66%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.38%) Yammer
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.83%) IaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Route 53
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Boomi
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.89%) LAN
2 51 (14.09%) Firewall
3 47 (12.98%) WAN
4 36 (9.94%) DNS
5 24 (6.63%) VPN
6 18 (4.97%) DHCP
7 17 (4.70%) VoIP
8 16 (4.42%) HTTP
8 16 (4.42%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.14%) BGP
10 14 (3.87%) Network Security
10 14 (3.87%) VLAN
11 13 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (3.04%) MPLS
13 11 (3.04%) PBX
13 11 (3.04%) Wireless
14 10 (2.76%) Kerberos
14 10 (2.76%) LDAP
15 9 (2.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.04%) Big Data
2 9 (2.49%) MySQL
2 9 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.38%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.55%) HBase
6 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.55%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.49%) JIRA
4 4 (1.10%) Subversion
5 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.83%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (0.83%) MSI
5 3 (0.83%) Protractor
5 3 (0.83%) Selenium
6 2 (0.55%) Ant
6 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Mockito
7 1 (0.28%) MyEclipse
7 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (6.35%) Finance
1 23 (6.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (1.66%) Legal
3 4 (1.10%) Automotive
4 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.55%) Marketing
4 2 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.28%) Advertising
5 1 (0.28%) Billing
5 1 (0.28%) Electronics
5 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (13.54%) Architect
2 46 (12.71%) Analyst
3 33 (9.12%) Network Engineer
4 30 (8.29%) Developer
5 25 (6.91%) Designer
5 25 (6.91%) Network Designer
6 19 (5.25%) Network Architect
7 18 (4.97%) Software Engineer
8 16 (4.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 16 (4.42%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.14%) Consultant
9 15 (4.14%) Lead Architect
9 15 (4.14%) Telecoms Architect
10 13 (3.59%) CRM Developer
10 13 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Security Architect
12 11 (3.04%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.76%) C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Developer
13 10 (2.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.80%) HTML
2 20 (5.52%) CSS
3 18 (4.97%) .NET
4 16 (4.42%) WCF
5 13 (3.59%) Web Services
6 12 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (2.76%) jQuery
7 10 (2.76%) XML
8 6 (1.66%) SOAP
8 6 (1.66%) Struts
9 5 (1.38%) OpenGL
9 5 (1.38%) Spring
10 4 (1.10%) Spring MVC
11 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.83%) ELK Stack
11 3 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.83%) React
11 3 (0.83%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.04%) PKI
4 7 (1.93%) CMDB
5 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.66%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (1.66%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.66%) PDA
5 6 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (1.66%) User Experience
6 5 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.10%) CESG
7 4 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.10%) Replication
7 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.83%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.83%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.67%) Windows
2 28 (7.73%) Linux
3 18 (4.97%) Unix
4 14 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.10%) CentOS
7 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.10%) SUSE
8 2 (0.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.19%) ITIL
2 39 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (8.56%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (8.56%) Network Design
3 31 (8.56%) Project Management
4 29 (8.01%) Migration
5 26 (7.18%) PRINCE2
6 24 (6.63%) Mentoring
6 24 (6.63%) Service Management
6 24 (6.63%) SIEM
7 23 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.80%) Customer Engagement
9 20 (5.52%) Presales
9 20 (5.52%) Software Engineering
10 19 (5.25%) Information Security
11 18 (4.97%) CRM
11 18 (4.97%) ITIL V3
12 16 (4.42%) UML
13 15 (4.14%) ITSM
14 14 (3.87%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.35%) JavaScript
2 13 (3.59%) C++
3 12 (3.31%) SQL
4 11 (3.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.76%) Java
6 9 (2.49%) Python
7 6 (1.66%) C#
8 5 (1.38%) PHP
8 5 (1.38%) Ruby
9 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.83%) C
10 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.55%) R
12 1 (0.28%) Jython
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 362 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (8.01%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.46%) CCNA
5 22 (6.08%) CCNP
5 22 (6.08%) Degree
6 21 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (5.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (4.70%) BICSI Certification
8 17 (4.70%) BICSI RCDD
9 9 (2.49%) CCDA
10 8 (2.21%) CEH
10 8 (2.21%) JNCIA
10 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.93%) CCSA
12 6 (1.66%) CCDP
12 6 (1.66%) GCFA
12 6 (1.66%) GCIH
12 6 (1.66%) MCP
13 5 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.66%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.38%) SLA
4 4 (1.10%) MISRA
4 4 (1.10%) QA
5 3 (0.83%) GPG13
5 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.55%) RMADS
7 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.66%) XenApp
3 6 (1.66%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.38%) XenServer
5 4 (1.10%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.55%) HDFS
7 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Docker
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) Nagios
1 9 (2.49%) SCCM
2 7 (1.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (1.66%) Puppet
4 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.38%) SCOM
5 4 (1.10%) Ansible
5 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.10%) Salt
6 3 (0.83%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.83%) collectd
6 3 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.83%) Kibana
6 3 (0.83%) logstash
6 3 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.83%) StatsD
6 3 (0.83%) Terraform
7 2 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 87 (24.03%) Cisco
2 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 55 (15.19%) Juniper
4 22 (6.08%) BT
4 22 (6.08%) CheckPoint
5 20 (5.52%) IBM
5 20 (5.52%) Oracle
6 19 (5.25%) VMware
7 17 (4.70%) TOWER Software
8 16 (4.42%) EMC
8 16 (4.42%) Intel Security
9 15 (4.14%) Capita
9 15 (4.14%) HP
10 13 (3.59%) Fortinet
11 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.76%) Aruba
12 10 (2.76%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.49%) F5
14 8 (2.21%) Dell
14 8 (2.21%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £372.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago