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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 115 132 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.62% 5.21% 3.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.14% 29.33% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 39
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£356 £290 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.84% -26.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £151 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £497 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.31% +5.57%
SC Cleared
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
440 450 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.69% 17.77% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 212 150
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 50 £330 -9.58% 8
Worcestershire +3 18 £468 +94.79%
Shropshire -18 10 £418 +67.29%
Solihull +1 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Coventry +4 7 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton -2 4 £250 +1.01% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £330 -12.00%
Staffordshire -5 3 - -
Herefordshire 0 1 - -
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England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (22.45%) Cisco
3 30 (15.31%) Juniper
4 29 (14.80%) ITIL
4 29 (14.80%) Windows
5 26 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (13.27%) Firewall
6 24 (12.24%) Migration
7 21 (10.71%) WAN
7 21 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 20 (10.20%) CCNP
9 19 (9.69%) F5
10 18 (9.18%) CCNA
11 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
11 17 (8.67%) Linux
11 17 (8.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (8.16%) LAN
12 16 (8.16%) CheckPoint
13 15 (7.65%) Project Management
13 15 (7.65%) Oracle
13 15 (7.65%) Network Design
13 15 (7.65%) High Availability
13 15 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (6.63%) Load Balancing
14 13 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (6.12%) SIEM
15 12 (6.12%) Change Control
15 12 (6.12%) Cyber Security
15 12 (6.12%) Protective Monitoring
16 11 (5.61%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.57%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.53%) JBoss
3 3 (1.53%) Lync
4 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.51%) nginx
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.55%) MS Office
4 3 (1.53%) MS Project
4 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.02%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.04%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.53%) SAP PS
3 3 (1.53%) Primavera
3 3 (1.53%) SAP ECC
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.02%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.51%) Maximo
5 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
1 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.27%) Firewall
2 21 (10.71%) WAN
3 17 (8.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (8.16%) LAN
5 15 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (4.59%) BIG-IP
7 8 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (4.08%) OSPF
7 8 (4.08%) DNS
8 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.06%) VPN
9 6 (3.06%) HTTP
9 6 (3.06%) MPLS
10 5 (2.55%) SSL
10 5 (2.55%) BGP
10 5 (2.55%) Wireless
11 4 (2.04%) VRRP
11 4 (2.04%) Internet
11 4 (2.04%) Junos
11 4 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.53%) MySQL
3 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.02%) Big Data
3 2 (1.02%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.51%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.51%) EDMS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.53%) Selenium
2 3 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (5.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.04%) Electronics
2 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Local Government
4 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (12.24%) Analyst
2 23 (11.73%) Network Engineer
3 20 (10.20%) Consultant
3 20 (10.20%) Architect
4 15 (7.65%) Developer
5 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.61%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.61%) Test Analyst
6 11 (5.61%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.08%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.57%) Functional Consultant
9 7 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
9 7 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.57%) Tester
9 7 (3.57%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) XML
2 5 (2.55%) HTML
2 5 (2.55%) .NET
2 5 (2.55%) CSS
3 4 (2.04%) HTML5
3 4 (2.04%) J2EE
4 3 (1.53%) Web Services
4 3 (1.53%) RESTful
5 2 (1.02%) Flask
5 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.02%) jQuery
5 2 (1.02%) JSP
5 2 (1.02%) Django
5 2 (1.02%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.51%) Spring
6 1 (0.51%) Java EE
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) GWT
6 1 (0.51%) REST
6 1 (0.51%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.55%) Clustering
4 4 (2.04%) SecurID
5 3 (1.53%) PKI
5 3 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) PDA
7 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.80%) Windows
2 17 (8.67%) Linux
3 5 (2.55%) UNIX
4 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.53%) CentOS
5 3 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.53%) Solaris
5 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Debian
7 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.80%) ITIL
2 24 (12.24%) Migration
3 21 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 15 (7.65%) Project Management
4 15 (7.65%) Network Design
4 15 (7.65%) High Availability
5 13 (6.63%) Load Balancing
5 13 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.12%) SIEM
6 12 (6.12%) Change Control
6 12 (6.12%) Protective Monitoring
6 12 (6.12%) Cyber Security
7 8 (4.08%) TOGAF
8 7 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.57%) Network Management
9 6 (3.06%) SDLC
9 6 (3.06%) Service Management
9 6 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.06%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.61%) Java
2 9 (4.59%) SQL
3 8 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.02%) C
4 2 (1.02%) Python
4 2 (1.02%) XQuery
5 1 (0.51%) Tcl
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
5 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.51%) Scala
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 196 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (10.20%) CCNP
4 18 (9.18%) CCNA
5 11 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.08%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (2.04%) CCSA
7 4 (2.04%) CCIE
8 3 (1.53%) ISEB
8 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.53%) Degree
8 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.02%) CCDA
10 1 (0.51%) CCDP
10 1 (0.51%) CCIP
10 1 (0.51%) HNC
10 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) QA
2 6 (3.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) Squid
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
5 1 (0.51%) XenServer
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.53%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.53%) SCCM
2 3 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.51%) OPNET
4 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (22.45%) Cisco
2 30 (15.31%) Juniper
3 19 (9.69%) F5
4 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (8.16%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.65%) Oracle
7 10 (5.10%) VMware
8 7 (3.57%) SAP
9 6 (3.06%) Sourcefire
9 6 (3.06%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.55%) IBM
10 5 (2.55%) Citrix
11 4 (2.04%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.53%) Baan
12 3 (1.53%) Brocade
12 3 (1.53%) Nokia
12 3 (1.53%) HP
13 2 (1.02%) Dell
13 2 (1.02%) Siemens
13 2 (1.02%) BMC
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