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 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 21 59 25
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -34
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 218 64 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.22% 2.68% 6.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.45% 13.82% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 37 75
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £157 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £30.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £24.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £36.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +84.61%
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
598 463 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.81% 19.36% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 286 191
Median daily rate £375 £340 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 42
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +9.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +34.00%

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 June 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
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 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire +6 50 £431 +3.11%
Birmingham +8 48 £440 +25.71% 10
Solihull +10 47 £450 - 5
Worcestershire +3 36 £380 -15.55%
Coventry - 9 £313 - 5
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £350 -
Warwickshire -8 2 £385 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £363 - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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.

1 422 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (18.96%) Windows
3 69 (16.35%) Oracle
4 66 (15.64%) Unix
5 61 (14.45%) Cisco
6 59 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (13.03%) Oracle Database
8 52 (12.32%) Linux
9 51 (12.09%) Microsoft
9 51 (12.09%) Migration
10 49 (11.61%) SQL
11 47 (11.14%) JIRA
12 46 (10.90%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (9.95%) Citrix
14 41 (9.72%) Java
15 40 (9.48%) Project Management
16 39 (9.24%) Software Engineering
17 38 (9.00%) Shell Script
17 38 (9.00%) PRINCE2
17 38 (9.00%) Juniper
18 36 (8.53%) ITIL
19 35 (8.29%) Scrum
19 35 (8.29%) Firewall
20 34 (8.06%) VMware
20 34 (8.06%) ClearQuest
20 34 (8.06%) Git (software)
21 33 (7.82%) Data Centre
22 32 (7.58%) CCNP
23 31 (7.35%) WebLogic
23 31 (7.35%) Service Management

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 31 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 28 (6.64%) Confluence
3 19 (4.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 14 (3.32%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.61%) SAS
5 11 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.42%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.18%) Apache
8 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.71%) Documentum
10 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.24%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 27 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.45%) MS Office
3 17 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.24%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.74%) Oracle Applications
1 20 (4.74%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (4.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (4.50%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (1.42%) Maximo
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.84%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.29%) Firewall
2 27 (6.40%) LAN
3 26 (6.16%) NetScaler
4 24 (5.69%) WAN
5 23 (5.45%) BGP
6 22 (5.21%) VPN
7 15 (3.55%) Structured Cabling
8 14 (3.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (3.32%) Wireless
9 13 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (2.61%) DAB
11 10 (2.37%) MPLS
11 10 (2.37%) Network Security
12 9 (2.13%) OSPF
12 9 (2.13%) PBX
12 9 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.13%) VoIP
12 9 (2.13%) X.21
13 8 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.03%) Oracle Database
2 28 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (6.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 27 (6.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (5.69%) Pentaho
5 20 (4.74%) Hadoop
6 19 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (4.50%) Oracle Discoverer
6 19 (4.50%) RDBMS
6 19 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.03%) Oracle OWB
7 17 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (3.32%) Big Data
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.37%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.66%) Cloudera CDH
12 6 (1.42%) QlikView
12 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 47 (11.14%) JIRA
2 34 (8.06%) ClearQuest
2 34 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.87%) PVCS
4 21 (4.98%) Oracle Forms
5 20 (4.74%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.03%) Subversion
7 15 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.55%) ClearCase
7 15 (3.55%) FishEye
7 15 (3.55%) GitLab
7 15 (3.55%) JIRA Agile
7 15 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (3.32%) Toad
9 13 (3.08%) Bitbucket
9 13 (3.08%) Vagrant
10 11 (2.61%) Ant
10 11 (2.61%) Artifactory
10 11 (2.61%) Eclipse
10 11 (2.61%) JUnit
General
1 11 (2.61%) Finance
2 9 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.42%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.24%) Advertising
5 1 (0.24%) Back Office
5 1 (0.24%) Military
5 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (15.64%) Developer
2 49 (11.61%) Architect
3 39 (9.24%) Project Manager
4 36 (8.53%) Network Engineer
5 29 (6.87%) Analyst
6 28 (6.64%) DBA
7 26 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.92%) Oracle DBA
9 22 (5.21%) SC Cleared DBA
10 19 (4.50%) Designer
11 18 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 16 (3.79%) Administrator
12 16 (3.79%) Consultant
12 16 (3.79%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 16 (3.79%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.55%) Network Designer
14 14 (3.32%) Design Engineer
15 13 (3.08%) Applications Developer
15 13 (3.08%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.98%) Spring
2 19 (4.50%) Web Services
3 17 (4.03%) Apache CXF
4 13 (3.08%) ELK Stack
4 13 (3.08%) J2EE
4 13 (3.08%) Sensu
4 13 (3.08%) XML
5 12 (2.84%) Play Framework
6 11 (2.61%) Hibernate
6 11 (2.61%) HTML
6 11 (2.61%) JSON
6 11 (2.61%) JSP
6 11 (2.61%) Servlets
7 10 (2.37%) Node.js
7 10 (2.37%) Spring Boot
8 8 (1.90%) CSS
8 8 (1.90%) jQuery
9 7 (1.66%) REST
9 7 (1.66%) Struts
10 5 (1.18%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.55%) Performance Metrics
3 12 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.13%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.71%) CESG
7 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.71%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.71%) NHS
7 3 (0.71%) Replication
8 2 (0.47%) Clustering
8 2 (0.47%) Derivative
8 2 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.96%) Windows
2 66 (15.64%) Unix
3 52 (12.32%) Linux
4 19 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.61%) CentOS
7 10 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.13%) SUSE
8 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.90%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.66%) Solaris
10 7 (1.66%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.95%) AIX
12 4 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.71%) Fedora
14 1 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.09%) Migration
3 40 (9.48%) Project Management
4 39 (9.24%) Software Engineering
5 38 (9.00%) PRINCE2
6 36 (8.53%) ITIL
7 35 (8.29%) Scrum
8 31 (7.35%) Service Management
9 27 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (6.16%) Configuration Management
10 26 (6.16%) Mentoring
11 25 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (4.74%) Defect Tracking
12 20 (4.74%) ETL
12 20 (4.74%) Network Design
12 20 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (4.74%) UML
13 19 (4.50%) Database Tuning
13 19 (4.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.61%) SQL
2 41 (9.72%) Java
3 38 (9.00%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.64%) PL/SQL
5 23 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.79%) Ruby
7 15 (3.55%) Scala
8 14 (3.32%) C
9 11 (2.61%) VB
10 10 (2.37%) C++
11 6 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.18%) Python
13 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.95%) R
14 3 (0.71%) C#
14 3 (0.71%) Perl
15 2 (0.47%) PHP
15 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 422 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.90%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (7.58%) CCNP
4 22 (5.21%) CCNA
5 17 (4.03%) CCDP
5 17 (4.03%) Oracle Certification
6 14 (3.32%) Degree
6 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (3.08%) JNCIA
8 11 (2.61%) Sun Certification
9 9 (2.13%) OCP
10 8 (1.90%) ISEB
11 6 (1.42%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.42%) MCSE
11 6 (1.42%) OCPJP
12 5 (1.18%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.18%) PMP
12 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.95%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 3 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (4.98%) Virtual Machines
1 21 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.37%) vSphere
5 9 (2.13%) XenApp
6 6 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.71%) Firmware
7 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.47%) iptables
8 2 (0.47%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) Postfix
8 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (6.87%) Puppet
2 19 (4.50%) Data Guard
3 14 (3.32%) Packer
4 13 (3.08%) Graphite
4 13 (3.08%) Uchiwa
5 10 (2.37%) Oracle EDQ
6 8 (1.90%) SCCM
7 6 (1.42%) Nagios
8 5 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.18%) WSUS
9 3 (0.71%) SCOM
9 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.24%) Ansible
11 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 69 (16.35%) Oracle
2 61 (14.45%) Cisco
3 51 (12.09%) Microsoft
4 42 (9.95%) Citrix
5 38 (9.00%) Juniper
6 34 (8.06%) VMware
7 31 (7.35%) Atlassian
8 25 (5.92%) Red Hat
9 18 (4.27%) BMC
9 18 (4.27%) Cloudera
10 15 (3.55%) CheckPoint
10 15 (3.55%) Informatica
11 14 (3.32%) Cognos
11 14 (3.32%) Google
12 13 (3.08%) ForgeRock
12 13 (3.08%) MuleSoft
13 10 (2.37%) F5
13 10 (2.37%) Pega
13 10 (2.37%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.37%) Sophos
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £140 - £175 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago