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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 22 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 132 133 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.21% 6.17% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.72% 34.28% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 31
Average daily rate £425 £267 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.33% -19.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £168 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £461 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
494 388 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 18.00% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 205 152
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.20 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Birmingham -11 29 £350 -7.89% 20
Shropshire -11 23 £400 +54.81% 2
Sutton Coldfield 0 15 £450 -1.63% 3
Warwickshire +4 11 £424 +69.50%
Staffordshire -5 7 £444 +36.53% 2
Solihull -9 7 - - 4
Wolverhampton -3 6 £388 +29.16%
Coventry 0 3 £450 - 2
Worcestershire -6 3 £425 +49.12% 1
Herefordshire 0 2 - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.08%) Windows
3 45 (16.61%) Migration
4 42 (15.50%) ITIL
5 40 (14.76%) Project Management
6 39 (14.39%) PRINCE2
7 38 (14.02%) Microsoft
8 37 (13.65%) Cisco
9 35 (12.92%) Oracle
10 26 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (8.86%) Unix
11 24 (8.86%) WAN
12 20 (7.38%) LAN
13 19 (7.01%) Linux
13 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
13 19 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (7.01%) Windows Server
14 18 (6.64%) Oracle Database
14 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (6.64%) Juniper
14 18 (6.64%) Citrix
15 17 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (5.54%) ETL
16 15 (5.54%) Solaris
16 15 (5.54%) Service Delivery
16 15 (5.54%) Change Management
16 15 (5.54%) Network Management
17 14 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (5.17%) MS Office
17 14 (5.17%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 9 (3.32%) Lync
2 6 (2.21%) Confluence
2 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 4 (1.48%) SAS
5 3 (1.11%) Apache
5 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Documentum
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (5.17%) MS Office
2 6 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.11%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.85%) Maximo
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.11%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.37%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.37%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.86%) WAN
2 20 (7.38%) LAN
3 14 (5.17%) MPLS
4 12 (4.43%) VPN
5 11 (4.06%) BGP
6 10 (3.69%) Firewall
7 9 (3.32%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.95%) DNS
8 8 (2.95%) PBX
8 8 (2.95%) VoIP
9 7 (2.58%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (2.58%) Wireless
10 6 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (2.21%) DHCP
10 6 (2.21%) SDH
10 6 (2.21%) X.21
11 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.85%) Internet
11 5 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.64%) Oracle Database
2 17 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (4.06%) Pentaho
5 6 (2.21%) Big Data
6 5 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.85%) OLAP
6 5 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.37%) MySQL
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.21%) JIRA
3 5 (1.85%) JDeveloper
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.74%) PVCS
5 2 (0.74%) Subversion
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.37%) FishEye
6 1 (0.37%) GitLab
6 1 (0.37%) Hudson
6 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (4.43%) Manufacturing
2 8 (2.95%) Aerospace
2 8 (2.95%) Electronics
2 8 (2.95%) Finance
3 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (0.37%) Avionics
5 1 (0.37%) Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (13.65%) Project Manager
2 29 (10.70%) Architect
3 24 (8.86%) Developer
4 23 (8.49%) Analyst
5 21 (7.75%) Consultant
5 21 (7.75%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.17%) Design Engineer
6 14 (5.17%) Designer
7 13 (4.80%) Network Designer
7 13 (4.80%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 12 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (2.95%) DBA
12 7 (2.58%) Network Manager
12 7 (2.58%) Security Architect
12 7 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.69%) WebCenter
2 6 (2.21%) Middleware
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle ADF
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.11%) REST
4 3 (1.11%) Web Services
4 3 (1.11%) XML
5 2 (0.74%) .NET
5 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.74%) CSS
5 2 (0.74%) HTML
5 2 (0.74%) HTML5
5 2 (0.74%) jQuery
5 2 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.37%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.37%) J2EE
6 1 (0.37%) JSON
6 1 (0.37%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.37%) Spring
6 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.95%) e-Health
5 6 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.48%) Statistics
7 3 (1.11%) CMDB
7 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.74%) CESG
8 2 (0.74%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.74%) EPoS
8 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.37%) PKI
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.08%) Windows
2 24 (8.86%) Unix
3 19 (7.01%) Linux
3 19 (7.01%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.54%) Solaris
5 13 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.11%) AIX
9 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) SUSE
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.61%) Migration
2 42 (15.50%) ITIL
3 40 (14.76%) Project Management
4 39 (14.39%) PRINCE2
5 19 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.54%) Change Management
6 15 (5.54%) ETL
6 15 (5.54%) Network Management
6 15 (5.54%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.80%) ERP
9 11 (4.06%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.69%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.69%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.69%) Network Design
10 10 (3.69%) Project Planning
10 10 (3.69%) Scrum
10 10 (3.69%) Supplier Management
11 9 (3.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.17%) SQL
2 13 (4.80%) PL/SQL
3 11 (4.06%) Java
4 10 (3.69%) Perl
5 6 (2.21%) C
6 5 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.11%) Ruby
9 2 (0.74%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 271 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.80%) CCNP
4 13 (4.80%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.43%) CCNA
6 11 (4.06%) JNCIA
7 10 (3.69%) APMP
8 8 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.58%) CCDP
9 7 (2.58%) CISSP
10 6 (2.21%) Degree
11 5 (1.85%) CCIE
12 4 (1.48%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.48%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.48%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.48%) MCITP
12 4 (1.48%) MCP
12 4 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.32%) SLA
2 6 (2.21%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.21%) Firmware
3 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.11%) NFS
5 3 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.43%) SCCM
2 8 (2.95%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (2.95%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (1.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.11%) WSUS
5 2 (0.74%) Packer
5 2 (0.74%) SCSM
6 1 (0.37%) Graphite
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 38 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.65%) Cisco
3 35 (12.92%) Oracle
4 18 (6.64%) Citrix
4 18 (6.64%) Juniper
5 12 (4.43%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.06%) EMC
6 11 (4.06%) VMware
7 10 (3.69%) SAP
8 9 (3.32%) Dell
9 8 (2.95%) CA
9 8 (2.95%) F5
9 8 (2.95%) Sophos
10 7 (2.58%) HP
11 6 (2.21%) Baan
11 6 (2.21%) Cognos
12 3 (1.11%) Adobe
12 3 (1.11%) Cognizant
12 3 (1.11%) IBM
12 3 (1.11%) Informatica
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