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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 33 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 125 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.92% 2.62% 3.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.82% 20.38% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.39% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 - £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 - £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -34.61%
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
466 265 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.32% 12.88% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 160 176
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -23.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.12 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 38 £365 -8.75% 12
Shropshire +6 24 £267 -23.71%
Worcestershire - 19 £233 - 4
Warwickshire -6 5 £325 -
Solihull +6 4 £450 +81.81% 4
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Coventry - - - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (20.37%) Windows
3 41 (15.19%) Oracle
4 38 (14.07%) Microsoft
5 32 (11.85%) Cisco
6 29 (10.74%) ITIL
6 29 (10.74%) Telecoms
7 27 (10.00%) TRIRIGA
8 26 (9.63%) SQL
8 26 (9.63%) LAN
8 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
8 26 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (8.89%) Citrix
9 24 (8.89%) MS Office
10 23 (8.52%) DHCP
10 23 (8.52%) Firewall
10 23 (8.52%) VMware
11 22 (8.15%) WAN
11 22 (8.15%) DNS
11 22 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (7.41%) Project Management
13 19 (7.04%) CCNP
13 19 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (7.04%) VLAN
14 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (6.67%) Network Security
14 18 (6.67%) CCNA
15 17 (6.30%) SAN
15 17 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (6.30%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.59%) Apache
5 6 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (8.89%) MS Office
2 13 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (10.00%) TRIRIGA
2 13 (4.81%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (1.85%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.74%) Agresso
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.37%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.63%) LAN
2 23 (8.52%) DHCP
2 23 (8.52%) Firewall
3 22 (8.15%) WAN
3 22 (8.15%) DNS
4 19 (7.04%) VLAN
5 18 (6.67%) Network Security
6 17 (6.30%) SAN
7 13 (4.81%) NAS
8 10 (3.70%) OSPF
9 9 (3.33%) BGP
10 8 (2.96%) MPLS
10 8 (2.96%) BIG-IP
10 8 (2.96%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.22%) VPN
11 6 (2.22%) VoIP
12 4 (1.48%) RIP
12 4 (1.48%) BT 21CN
12 4 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (1.85%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (1.48%) Essbase
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.74%) DataStage
5 2 (0.74%) QualityStage
5 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.74%) Big Data
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (10.74%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.81%) Finance
3 7 (2.59%) Publishing
4 5 (1.85%) Military
4 5 (1.85%) Legal
5 4 (1.48%) Law
6 3 (1.11%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Local Government
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (12.59%) Analyst
1 34 (12.59%) Network Engineer
2 27 (10.00%) Consultant
3 24 (8.89%) Architect
4 20 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.93%) Support Engineer
6 13 (4.81%) Developer
7 11 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 10 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (2.96%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (2.96%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.59%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.59%) Security Consultant
10 7 (2.59%) Functional Consultant
10 7 (2.59%) Administrator
10 7 (2.59%) Oracle Consultant
10 7 (2.59%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 6 (2.22%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.70%) .NET
2 8 (2.96%) JSP
3 4 (1.48%) XML
4 2 (0.74%) HTML
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
4 2 (0.74%) CSS
4 2 (0.74%) WPF
4 2 (0.74%) WinForms
5 1 (0.37%) WCF
5 1 (0.37%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.37%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (0.37%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.30%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.19%) PDA
5 8 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.59%) IVR
7 5 (1.85%) RMADS
8 4 (1.48%) CESG
8 4 (1.48%) Clustering
9 3 (1.11%) Statistics
10 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.74%) Economics
11 1 (0.37%) PKI
11 1 (0.37%) GIS
11 1 (0.37%) CMDB
11 1 (0.37%) Wiki
11 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.37%) Windows
2 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.19%) UNIX
5 11 (4.07%) Solaris
6 9 (3.33%) Linux
6 9 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.74%) ITIL
2 20 (7.41%) Project Management
3 19 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.30%) Migration
5 16 (5.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 15 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.56%) Network Design
7 14 (5.19%) Validation
8 11 (4.07%) Programme Management
8 11 (4.07%) ERP
9 10 (3.70%) Information Security
9 10 (3.70%) People Management
10 9 (3.33%) Test Scripting
10 9 (3.33%) UML
10 9 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.33%) Risk Management
11 8 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.96%) Service Management
11 8 (2.96%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (2.96%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.63%) SQL
2 17 (6.30%) Java
3 12 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 10 (3.70%) Perl
5 6 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.85%) C
6 5 (1.85%) C#
7 3 (1.11%) Tcl
8 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 270 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (7.04%) CCNP
4 18 (6.67%) CCNA
5 6 (2.22%) ISEB
5 6 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.48%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) CCSA
8 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.74%) JNCIE
8 2 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.74%) HND
8 2 (0.74%) CCIE
8 2 (0.74%) CCSP
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) CCDA
9 1 (0.37%) CCDP
9 1 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) SLA
2 6 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.85%) QA
4 4 (1.48%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.74%) BS7799
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.19%) XenApp
2 14 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.81%) XenServer
3 13 (4.81%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.96%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) VMFS
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (6.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 41 (15.19%) Oracle
2 38 (14.07%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.85%) Cisco
4 24 (8.89%) Citrix
5 23 (8.52%) VMware
6 15 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 13 (4.81%) Dell
8 12 (4.44%) HP
8 12 (4.44%) F5
9 11 (4.07%) Remedy
9 11 (4.07%) BT
9 11 (4.07%) Juniper
10 10 (3.70%) IBM
11 8 (2.96%) Sun
11 8 (2.96%) McAfee
12 7 (2.59%) Nokia
13 6 (2.22%) Talend
14 5 (1.85%) SAP
14 5 (1.85%) Hyperion
15 4 (1.48%) Blue Coat
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