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 29 April 2016 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 16 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 233 130 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.06% 4.85% 5.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.13% 25.90% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 67 61
Average daily rate £388 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £17.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £37.00 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £33.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.53% +84.38%
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
611 502 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.13% 18.75% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 270 203
Average daily rate £375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 34
Average hourly rate £18.28 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.08% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire +13 71 £380 +35.71% 2
Birmingham +11 52 £375 +7.91% 9
Solihull +11 35 £442 - 4
Worcestershire 0 27 £390 -22.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield 0 10 £344 -
Warwickshire 0 8 £424 +21.07%
Wolverhampton +2 5 £300 -42.85% 1
Coventry - 3 £375 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £363 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 349 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (15.19%) Windows
3 52 (14.90%) Migration
4 49 (14.04%) PRINCE2
4 49 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 46 (13.18%) Oracle
6 44 (12.61%) Unix
7 43 (12.32%) Project Management
8 42 (12.03%) Cisco
9 39 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (10.60%) SQL
11 36 (10.32%) Oracle Database
12 34 (9.74%) Linux
12 34 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (9.46%) Scrum
13 33 (9.46%) Juniper
14 30 (8.60%) ITIL
15 29 (8.31%) Citrix
16 28 (8.02%) JIRA
17 27 (7.74%) LAN
18 26 (7.45%) VMware
18 26 (7.45%) Data Centre
19 25 (7.16%) Shell Script
19 25 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
19 25 (7.16%) Java
19 25 (7.16%) Software Engineering
20 24 (6.88%) CCNP
20 24 (6.88%) WAN
20 24 (6.88%) Puppet
21 23 (6.59%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (6.02%) Confluence
2 14 (4.01%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.72%) OpenStack
4 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.58%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (2.58%) SAS
6 8 (2.29%) Node.js
7 6 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.73%) MS Office
3 12 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.58%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (2.29%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.72%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.44%) Office 365
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.74%) LAN
2 24 (6.88%) WAN
3 23 (6.59%) Firewall
4 19 (5.44%) BGP
4 19 (5.44%) VPN
5 14 (4.01%) Structured Cabling
6 12 (3.44%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (2.87%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.58%) PBX
8 9 (2.58%) X.21
9 8 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.01%) DNS
10 7 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (2.01%) Network Security
11 6 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.72%) MPLS
11 6 (1.72%) Wireless
12 5 (1.43%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (1.43%) OSPF
12 5 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.32%) Oracle Database
2 23 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (6.59%) Pentaho
3 21 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (5.44%) Hadoop
5 14 (4.01%) Big Data
5 14 (4.01%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.15%) Oracle OWB
8 11 (3.15%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.58%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.72%) QlikView
11 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.43%) OLAP
12 5 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (8.02%) JIRA
2 20 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.58%) PVCS
4 15 (4.30%) ClearQuest
5 12 (3.44%) Vagrant
6 10 (2.87%) Subversion
7 8 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.29%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.29%) ClearCase
7 8 (2.29%) FishEye
7 8 (2.29%) GitLab
7 8 (2.29%) JIRA Agile
7 8 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (2.29%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (2.01%) Toad
9 6 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.43%) Ant
10 5 (1.43%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (2.58%) Aerospace
1 9 (2.58%) Manufacturing
2 8 (2.29%) Finance
3 7 (2.01%) Electronics
4 5 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.29%) Advertising
5 1 (0.29%) Avionics
5 1 (0.29%) Military
5 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (14.90%) Developer
2 47 (13.47%) Project Manager
3 34 (9.74%) Architect
4 27 (7.74%) Network Engineer
5 22 (6.30%) Analyst
6 20 (5.73%) Consultant
7 19 (5.44%) DBA
8 18 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.87%) Designer
9 17 (4.87%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 15 (4.30%) Network Designer
10 15 (4.30%) Oracle DBA
10 15 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (4.01%) Applications Developer
11 14 (4.01%) Design Engineer
11 14 (4.01%) Technical Architect
12 13 (3.72%) Administrator
12 13 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.72%) SC Cleared DBA
13 11 (3.15%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.44%) ELK Stack
1 12 (3.44%) Sensu
1 12 (3.44%) Spring
2 9 (2.58%) JSON
2 9 (2.58%) Web Services
3 8 (2.29%) CSS
3 8 (2.29%) jQuery
3 8 (2.29%) Play Framework
3 8 (2.29%) Spring Boot
3 8 (2.29%) WebCenter
4 6 (1.72%) REST
4 6 (1.72%) XML
5 5 (1.43%) Apache CXF
6 4 (1.15%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.15%) HTML
6 4 (1.15%) J2EE
6 4 (1.15%) JSP
6 4 (1.15%) Middleware
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.87%) Performance Metrics
4 9 (2.58%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.86%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.86%) NHS
7 3 (0.86%) Statistics
8 2 (0.57%) CESG
8 2 (0.57%) Clustering
8 2 (0.57%) CMDB
8 2 (0.57%) Derivative
8 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) Replication
9 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.19%) Windows
2 44 (12.61%) Unix
3 34 (9.74%) Linux
4 14 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.44%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.87%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.29%) CentOS
7 8 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.29%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.01%) Solaris
9 6 (1.72%) SUSE
10 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.86%) AIX
12 2 (0.57%) Fedora
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.90%) Migration
2 49 (14.04%) PRINCE2
3 43 (12.32%) Project Management
4 39 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (9.46%) Scrum
6 30 (8.60%) ITIL
7 25 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (7.16%) Software Engineering
8 22 (6.30%) Mentoring
9 21 (6.02%) Configuration Management
9 21 (6.02%) Service Management
10 20 (5.73%) ETL
11 16 (4.58%) Test Strategy
12 15 (4.30%) Analytics
12 15 (4.30%) Supplier Management
13 14 (4.01%) DevOps
13 14 (4.01%) Presales
13 14 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (3.72%) Change Management
15 12 (3.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.60%) SQL
2 25 (7.16%) Java
2 25 (7.16%) Shell Script
3 20 (5.73%) PL/SQL
4 18 (5.16%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.72%) Ruby
6 10 (2.87%) C
6 10 (2.87%) Scala
7 6 (1.72%) VB
8 5 (1.43%) C++
9 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.86%) C#
9 3 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.86%) Python
10 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) LotusScript
11 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 349 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (6.88%) CCNP
4 17 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.58%) CCDP
6 14 (4.01%) CCNA
7 13 (3.72%) JNCIA
8 10 (2.87%) Degree
9 8 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.72%) ISEB
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.15%) APMP
12 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.15%) MCSE
12 4 (1.15%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.86%) CCDA
13 3 (0.86%) CCIE
13 3 (0.86%) CCSP
13 3 (0.86%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.43%) SLA
3 4 (1.15%) QA
4 3 (0.86%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (2.01%) XenApp
5 6 (1.72%) Firmware
5 6 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.43%) vSphere
7 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) iptables
8 2 (0.57%) NFS
8 2 (0.57%) Postfix
8 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.88%) Puppet
2 13 (3.72%) Packer
3 12 (3.44%) Graphite
3 12 (3.44%) Uchiwa
4 11 (3.15%) SCCM
5 9 (2.58%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.72%) Oracle EDQ
6 6 (1.72%) WSUS
7 5 (1.43%) Windows Intune
8 4 (1.15%) Nagios
9 3 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.57%) SCSM
11 1 (0.29%) Ansible
11 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.18%) Oracle
3 42 (12.03%) Cisco
4 33 (9.46%) Juniper
5 29 (8.31%) Citrix
6 26 (7.45%) VMware
7 22 (6.30%) Atlassian
8 18 (5.16%) Red Hat
9 17 (4.87%) Cloudera
10 14 (4.01%) Cognos
11 13 (3.72%) Google
12 12 (3.44%) ForgeRock
12 12 (3.44%) Informatica
12 12 (3.44%) MuleSoft
13 11 (3.15%) CheckPoint
14 10 (2.87%) BMC
15 9 (2.58%) Dell
15 9 (2.58%) Sophos
16 8 (2.29%) HP
17 6 (1.72%) IBM
Malvern, Worcestershire
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Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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