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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / West Midlands
Rank 31 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 127 159 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.27% 6.08% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.73% 30.69% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 80 75
Median daily rate £400 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £230 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.85 £44.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.94% +57.01%

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
458 518 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.02% 19.79% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 276 211
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 55
Median hourly rate £24.50 £15.93 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -45.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.75 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Solihull +7 32 - - 1
Birmingham -5 29 £368 +13.07% 3
Shropshire +16 25 £429 +2.08% 6
Worcestershire +6 12 £350 -26.31% 1
Staffordshire -3 4 £375 -15.49%
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £675 +50.00%
Warwickshire -8 3 £550 +29.79%
Coventry -4 2 £120 -65.21%
Wolverhampton -2 1 £600 +84.61% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £700 - 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 344 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (23.84%) Cisco
3 71 (20.64%) LAN
4 56 (16.28%) Juniper
5 52 (15.12%) Firewall
6 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
7 47 (13.66%) ITIL
8 46 (13.37%) Data Centre
9 45 (13.08%) WAN
10 44 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (9.59%) Migration
12 33 (9.59%) Network Design
12 33 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (9.30%) Windows
14 31 (9.01%) Linux
14 31 (9.01%) DV Cleared
15 29 (8.43%) DNS
16 28 (8.14%) CCNA
17 26 (7.56%) Incident Management
18 25 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (7.27%) PRINCE2
18 25 (7.27%) Project Management
19 24 (6.98%) CheckPoint
19 24 (6.98%) Mentoring
20 23 (6.69%) SIEM
20 23 (6.69%) Active Directory
21 22 (6.40%) VPN
21 22 (6.40%) Degree
22 21 (6.10%) Amazon AWS

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 11 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.62%) Confluence
3 7 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.45%) Apache
6 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.87%) nginx
7 3 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.58%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (5.23%) MS Office
2 10 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) assyst
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.78%) Office 365
4 7 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.74%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.45%) Yammer
7 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.87%) IaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Route 53
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) PaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Boomi
10 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.64%) LAN
2 52 (15.12%) Firewall
3 45 (13.08%) WAN
4 29 (8.43%) DNS
5 22 (6.40%) VPN
6 19 (5.52%) HTTP
6 19 (5.52%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.94%) BGP
8 16 (4.65%) VoIP
9 15 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (3.78%) Network Security
11 13 (3.78%) Wireless
12 12 (3.49%) DHCP
13 11 (3.20%) OSPF
14 10 (2.91%) Kerberos
14 10 (2.91%) LDAP
14 10 (2.91%) PBX
15 9 (2.62%) MPLS
16 8 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.91%) Big Data
3 9 (2.62%) MySQL
3 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.58%) HBase
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.36%) JIRA
3 13 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.16%) Subversion
8 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.87%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.87%) Protractor
8 3 (0.87%) Selenium
9 2 (0.58%) MSI
10 1 (0.29%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.29%) jMock
10 1 (0.29%) JUnit
10 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.29%) Mockito
10 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (6.10%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.65%) Finance
3 4 (1.16%) Automotive
4 3 (0.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.58%) Electronics
5 2 (0.58%) Marketing
5 2 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Law
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (13.37%) Architect
2 43 (12.50%) Analyst
3 34 (9.88%) Network Engineer
4 32 (9.30%) Developer
5 31 (9.01%) Designer
5 31 (9.01%) Network Designer
6 18 (5.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 18 (5.23%) Security Analyst
6 18 (5.23%) Software Engineer
7 16 (4.65%) Consultant
8 15 (4.36%) Lead Architect
8 15 (4.36%) Telecoms Architect
9 14 (4.07%) CRM Developer
9 14 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 12 (3.49%) Network Architect
10 12 (3.49%) Security Architect
11 10 (2.91%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Developer
11 10 (2.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 9 (2.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.81%) CSS
1 20 (5.81%) HTML
2 19 (5.52%) .NET
3 16 (4.65%) WCF
4 13 (3.78%) .NET Framework
4 13 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (3.49%) Web Services
6 8 (2.33%) XML
7 7 (2.03%) jQuery
8 6 (1.74%) SOAP
9 5 (1.45%) OpenGL
9 5 (1.45%) Spring
10 4 (1.16%) Spring MVC
10 4 (1.16%) Struts
11 3 (0.87%) HTML5
11 3 (0.87%) Middleware
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.87%) React
11 3 (0.87%) Sensu
11 3 (0.87%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.37%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.07%) PKI
4 12 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (1.74%) User Experience
6 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.16%) CESG
7 4 (1.16%) Replication
8 3 (0.87%) CMDB
8 3 (0.87%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.30%) Windows
2 31 (9.01%) Linux
3 13 (3.78%) Unix
4 8 (2.33%) CentOS
5 7 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.58%) SUSE
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.66%) ITIL
2 38 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (9.59%) Migration
3 33 (9.59%) Network Design
4 26 (7.56%) Incident Management
5 25 (7.27%) PRINCE2
5 25 (7.27%) Project Management
6 24 (6.98%) Mentoring
7 23 (6.69%) SIEM
8 20 (5.81%) Information Security
9 19 (5.52%) Presales
9 19 (5.52%) Software Engineering
10 17 (4.94%) Service Management
11 16 (4.65%) CRM
12 15 (4.36%) Customer Engagement
13 14 (4.07%) ITIL V3
13 14 (4.07%) Multithreading
13 14 (4.07%) UML
14 13 (3.78%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.81%) JavaScript
2 13 (3.78%) C++
3 12 (3.49%) Python
4 11 (3.20%) SQL
5 10 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.33%) Ruby
7 7 (2.03%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.03%) Java
8 5 (1.45%) C#
8 5 (1.45%) PHP
9 3 (0.87%) C
9 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) R
10 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.29%) Jython
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 344 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (9.01%) DV Cleared
4 28 (8.14%) CCNA
5 22 (6.40%) Degree
6 21 (6.10%) CCNP
7 20 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (4.94%) BICSI Certification
8 17 (4.94%) BICSI RCDD
8 17 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (2.62%) CCDA
10 8 (2.33%) CEH
11 7 (2.03%) CCSA
11 7 (2.03%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.74%) CCDP
12 6 (1.74%) GCFA
12 6 (1.74%) GCIH
12 6 (1.74%) MCP
13 5 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.03%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.74%) SLA
4 5 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.16%) MISRA
6 3 (0.87%) GPG13
6 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.87%) QA
7 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.58%) RMADS
8 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.58%) HDFS
4 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) Ansible
1 9 (2.62%) Nagios
1 9 (2.62%) Puppet
2 8 (2.33%) Terraform
3 7 (2.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.45%) SCOM
5 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.16%) Salt
6 3 (0.87%) collectd
6 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.87%) Kibana
6 3 (0.87%) logstash
6 3 (0.87%) StatsD
7 2 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.29%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.29%) SCCM
8 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (23.84%) Cisco
2 56 (16.28%) Juniper
3 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 20 (5.81%) Oracle
6 19 (5.52%) BT
6 19 (5.52%) Fortinet
7 17 (4.94%) IBM
8 16 (4.65%) Intel Security
9 14 (4.07%) Aruba
9 14 (4.07%) TOWER Software
10 12 (3.49%) Capita
10 12 (3.49%) HP
11 11 (3.20%) EMC
12 10 (2.91%) Blue Coat
12 10 (2.91%) F5
12 10 (2.91%) Nortel
12 10 (2.91%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.33%) VMware
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