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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 46 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 79 154 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.28% 6.33% 4.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.90% 36.93% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £598 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £80.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.73% +475.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -14.28%
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England

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
418 417 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.38% 17.14% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 195 156
Average daily rate £350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 28
Average hourly rate £31.44 £21.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.23% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £8.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.76 £37.50 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Birmingham -15 37 £340 -20.00% 12
Worcestershire +7 19 £450 -10.00% 4
Coventry +8 4 £300 - 2
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £330 -29.78%
Solihull -4 3 - - 2
Shropshire -19 3 £418 +81.84%
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 3
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 208 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (19.23%) Cisco
3 32 (15.38%) ITIL
4 31 (14.90%) Windows
5 29 (13.94%) Juniper
6 26 (12.50%) SQL
6 26 (12.50%) Firewall
7 24 (11.54%) .NET
7 24 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (11.54%) IBM
8 23 (11.06%) SOA
9 22 (10.58%) Migration
10 21 (10.10%) C#
10 21 (10.10%) PRINCE2
11 20 (9.62%) Oracle
11 20 (9.62%) CCNP
12 19 (9.13%) SQL Server
13 17 (8.17%) CheckPoint
14 16 (7.69%) CCNA
15 15 (7.21%) Linux
15 15 (7.21%) WAN
15 15 (7.21%) Project Management
15 15 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (7.21%) F5
16 14 (6.73%) High Availability
16 14 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
17 13 (6.25%) VMware
18 12 (5.77%) LAN
18 12 (5.77%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.92%) CMS
2 4 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.92%) Lync
2 4 (1.92%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (1.44%) JBoss
4 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) Documentum
5 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.92%) MS Office
4 3 (1.44%) MS Project
5 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.92%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (1.44%) SAP PS
4 3 (1.44%) Primavera
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.48%) Maximo
6 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.50%) Firewall
2 15 (7.21%) WAN
2 15 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (5.77%) LAN
4 9 (4.33%) OSPF
4 9 (4.33%) DNS
4 9 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.85%) BIG-IP
6 7 (3.37%) Network Security
6 7 (3.37%) Internet
7 6 (2.88%) Extranet
7 6 (2.88%) BGP
7 6 (2.88%) DHCP
8 5 (2.40%) HTTP
8 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.40%) VPN
9 4 (1.92%) Intranet
9 4 (1.92%) MPLS
9 4 (1.92%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.92%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.44%) Big Data
4 2 (0.96%) MySQL
4 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) EDMS
5 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.96%) Subversion
2 2 (0.96%) Selenium
2 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 11 (5.29%) Telecoms
1 11 (5.29%) Finance
2 6 (2.88%) Law
3 3 (1.44%) Banking
3 3 (1.44%) Electronics
4 2 (0.96%) Military
4 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.42%) Developer
2 25 (12.02%) Architect
3 23 (11.06%) Analyst
4 22 (10.58%) Network Engineer
5 20 (9.62%) Consultant
6 11 (5.29%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.85%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Services Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Security Architect
10 6 (2.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 6 (2.88%) Network Architect
10 6 (2.88%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.54%) .NET
2 8 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.37%) CSS
4 5 (2.40%) XML
4 5 (2.40%) HTML
5 4 (1.92%) J2EE
6 2 (0.96%) Flask
6 2 (0.96%) Django
6 2 (0.96%) RESTful
6 2 (0.96%) JSP
6 2 (0.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) HTML5
7 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.81%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.40%) Clustering
4 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.44%) SecurID
5 3 (1.44%) PKI
6 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.96%) User Experience
6 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.48%) DTV
7 1 (0.48%) PDA
7 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.90%) Windows
2 15 (7.21%) Linux
3 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.92%) UNIX
5 4 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.44%) Solaris
6 3 (1.44%) CentOS
7 2 (0.96%) Android
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.38%) ITIL
2 23 (11.06%) SOA
3 22 (10.58%) Migration
4 21 (10.10%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.21%) Project Management
6 14 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.73%) High Availability
7 12 (5.77%) SIEM
7 12 (5.77%) Cyber Security
7 12 (5.77%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (4.81%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.81%) Network Design
9 9 (4.33%) TOGAF
10 8 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.37%) Service Management
11 7 (3.37%) Workflow
11 7 (3.37%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.37%) Change Control
12 6 (2.88%) Analytics
12 6 (2.88%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.50%) SQL
2 21 (10.10%) C#
3 9 (4.33%) Java
4 8 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.37%) C
6 5 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (0.96%) XQuery
8 2 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Tcl
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 208 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (9.62%) CCNP
4 16 (7.69%) CCNA
5 10 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.37%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (1.92%) CCSA
8 3 (1.44%) CCIE
8 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.44%) Degree
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.96%) HND
10 1 (0.48%) HNC
10 1 (0.48%) CCIP
10 1 (0.48%) CCDP
10 1 (0.48%) ISEB
10 1 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.40%) XenApp
4 4 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.96%) Firmware
5 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.48%) vCloud
6 1 (0.48%) XenServer
6 1 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (2.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.40%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.92%) SCOM
4 3 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.96%) OPNET
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.48%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 40 (19.23%) Cisco
2 29 (13.94%) Juniper
3 24 (11.54%) IBM
4 20 (9.62%) Oracle
5 17 (8.17%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.21%) F5
7 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
8 13 (6.25%) VMware
9 8 (3.85%) Sourcefire
10 6 (2.88%) i2
10 6 (2.88%) Citrix
10 6 (2.88%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.40%) SAP
12 4 (1.92%) HP
12 4 (1.92%) Nokia
12 4 (1.92%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.44%) BMC
13 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.44%) Brocade
13 3 (1.44%) Fortinet
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