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 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 210 129 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.57% 5.09% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.29% 24.90% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 64 75
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £170 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £42.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.64% +139.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £27.45 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.60 £43.55 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +96.05%
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
595 518 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.45% 20.43% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 262 232
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 54
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.37 £10.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 5 December 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 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 +29 62 £340 +18.26% 2
Birmingham +9 59 £400 +100.00% 4
Solihull +9 35 - - 6
Coventry -2 14 £475 -
Worcestershire +9 11 £475 +11.76% 5
Warwickshire - 5 £450 - 1
Staffordshire -4 4 £450 +45.16%
Wolverhampton +2 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 £550 +18.91%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 399 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 95 (23.81%) Cisco
3 72 (18.05%) Microsoft
4 67 (16.79%) LAN
5 65 (16.29%) ITIL
6 63 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 56 (14.04%) WAN
8 55 (13.78%) Firewall
9 54 (13.53%) Windows
10 53 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (13.28%) Juniper
11 39 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (9.02%) Project Management
12 36 (9.02%) DNS
12 36 (9.02%) Linux
13 33 (8.27%) CCNP
14 32 (8.02%) Active Directory
15 31 (7.77%) PRINCE2
15 31 (7.77%) Network Design
16 29 (7.27%) VMware
16 29 (7.27%) Migration
17 28 (7.02%) Telecoms
17 28 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
18 27 (6.77%) Mentoring
18 27 (6.77%) Windows Server
18 27 (6.77%) DV Cleared
19 26 (6.52%) Service Management
19 26 (6.52%) Oracle
19 26 (6.52%) CCNA
19 26 (6.52%) VPN

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 22 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.01%) Skype for Business
3 13 (3.26%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.75%) Confluence
5 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.25%) Apache
6 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.75%) nginx
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.75%) SAS
8 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.50%) CMS
9 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.02%) MS Office
2 12 (3.01%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.01%) Maximo
3 6 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.25%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.50%) assyst
7 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.51%) Office 365
3 12 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.50%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.25%) Yammer
6 4 (1.00%) SaaS
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.75%) Route 53
7 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (16.79%) LAN
2 56 (14.04%) WAN
3 55 (13.78%) Firewall
4 36 (9.02%) DNS
5 26 (6.52%) VPN
6 25 (6.27%) VoIP
7 23 (5.76%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (5.26%) DHCP
9 20 (5.01%) Wireless
10 17 (4.26%) BGP
10 17 (4.26%) SAN
11 16 (4.01%) MPLS
11 16 (4.01%) TCP/IP
12 15 (3.76%) VLAN
13 13 (3.26%) HTTP
13 13 (3.26%) NetScaler
13 13 (3.26%) Unified Communications
14 12 (3.01%) Network Security
15 11 (2.76%) OSPF
15 11 (2.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.26%) Big Data
3 9 (2.26%) MySQL
4 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (3.01%) Jenkins
1 12 (3.01%) JIRA
2 10 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.25%) Ant
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.00%) JUnit
5 4 (1.00%) MSI
5 4 (1.00%) Subversion
6 3 (0.75%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.75%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.75%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (0.75%) Maven
6 3 (0.75%) Protractor
6 3 (0.75%) Selenium
6 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (7.02%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.26%) Finance
3 7 (1.75%) Legal
4 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.00%) Automotive
6 2 (0.50%) Advertising
6 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.50%) Back Office
6 2 (0.50%) Law
6 2 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (18.80%) Architect
2 46 (11.53%) Analyst
3 31 (7.77%) Network Engineer
4 29 (7.27%) Network Architect
5 28 (7.02%) Developer
6 20 (5.01%) Software Engineer
7 16 (4.01%) Designer
8 15 (3.76%) Consultant
8 15 (3.76%) Lead Architect
8 15 (3.76%) Network Designer
8 15 (3.76%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.76%) Security Analyst
8 15 (3.76%) Telecoms Architect
9 13 (3.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 12 (3.01%) Cisco Architect
10 12 (3.01%) Security Architect
11 11 (2.76%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.51%) C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.51%) HTML
2 16 (4.01%) Web Services
3 15 (3.76%) CSS
4 13 (3.26%) XML
5 12 (3.01%) WCF
6 11 (2.76%) jQuery
7 10 (2.51%) .NET
8 9 (2.26%) Struts
9 8 (2.01%) Spring
10 7 (1.75%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.50%) SOAP
12 5 (1.25%) 802.1X
12 5 (1.25%) J2EE
12 5 (1.25%) OpenGL
13 4 (1.00%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.00%) JSP
13 4 (1.00%) Middleware
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (1.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.76%) CESG
5 10 (2.51%) PKI
6 9 (2.26%) CMDB
7 7 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.75%) PDA
7 7 (1.75%) Replication
8 6 (1.50%) User Experience
9 5 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.75%) Clustering
10 3 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.75%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.53%) Windows
2 36 (9.02%) Linux
3 27 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 22 (5.51%) Unix
5 16 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.75%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.00%) CentOS
8 4 (1.00%) SUSE
9 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.29%) ITIL
2 39 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.02%) Project Management
4 31 (7.77%) Network Design
4 31 (7.77%) PRINCE2
5 29 (7.27%) Migration
6 28 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (6.77%) Mentoring
8 26 (6.52%) Service Management
9 24 (6.02%) Customer Engagement
9 24 (6.02%) Presales
10 23 (5.76%) Software Engineering
11 22 (5.51%) ITIL V3
12 21 (5.26%) Incident Management
13 20 (5.01%) SIEM
14 18 (4.51%) ITSM
14 18 (4.51%) UML
15 17 (4.26%) Scrum
16 16 (4.01%) Configuration Management
16 16 (4.01%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.26%) SQL
2 19 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (4.26%) Java
4 16 (4.01%) C++
5 13 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.01%) Python
7 8 (2.01%) Ruby
8 7 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.50%) C#
10 5 (1.25%) PHP
11 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.75%) C
12 3 (0.75%) Scala
12 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.75%) VB
13 2 (0.50%) R
14 1 (0.25%) Jython
14 1 (0.25%) Perl
14 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 399 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (8.27%) CCNP
4 27 (6.77%) DV Cleared
5 26 (6.52%) CCNA
6 22 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (5.26%) Degree
8 19 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 17 (4.26%) BICSI Certification
9 17 (4.26%) BICSI RCDD
10 13 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.51%) JNCIA
12 9 (2.26%) CCDP
12 9 (2.26%) MCSA
12 9 (2.26%) MCSE
13 8 (2.01%) CCDA
13 8 (2.01%) CCSA
13 8 (2.01%) CEH
14 6 (1.50%) GCIH
14 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.50%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.25%) QA
3 5 (1.25%) SLA
4 4 (1.00%) MISRA
5 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) GPG13
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) RMADS
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.76%) XenApp
4 10 (2.51%) vSphere
5 8 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.25%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.25%) XenServer
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.50%) HDFS
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) Docker
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.01%) SCCM
2 9 (2.26%) Nagios
3 6 (1.50%) Puppet
3 6 (1.50%) SCOM
4 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.00%) Ansible
5 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.00%) Salt
6 3 (0.75%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.75%) collectd
6 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.75%) Kibana
6 3 (0.75%) logstash
6 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.75%) StatsD
6 3 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 95 (23.81%) Cisco
2 72 (18.05%) Microsoft
3 53 (13.28%) Juniper
4 29 (7.27%) VMware
5 26 (6.52%) Oracle
6 25 (6.27%) BT
7 22 (5.51%) EMC
8 21 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 20 (5.01%) IBM
10 18 (4.51%) Citrix
11 17 (4.26%) TOWER Software
12 16 (4.01%) HP
13 15 (3.76%) Capita
13 15 (3.76%) Intel Security
14 13 (3.26%) Aruba
14 13 (3.26%) SolarWinds
15 12 (3.01%) Dell
16 11 (2.76%) Brocade
16 11 (2.76%) CA
17 10 (2.51%) F5
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £100 - £101 per day + Expense allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Network ITR
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Network ITR
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Rate: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Rate: £15,000 - £20,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago