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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 27 43 66
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 138 70 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.37% 3.31% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.81% 24.14% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 35 16
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£300 £413 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -46.15%
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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
463 290 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.02% 13.69% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 157 192
Average daily rate £330 £333 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -12.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.56 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +5 56 £363 -9.37% 5
Shropshire +9 23 £250 -19.35% 1
Worcestershire - 15 £240 - 3
Solihull +8 5 £450 +126.41%
Warwickshire -12 2 £325 +96.96% 1
Coventry -5 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
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England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (17.24%) Windows
3 40 (13.79%) Oracle
4 39 (13.45%) Microsoft
5 32 (11.03%) ITIL
5 32 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (10.69%) Telecoms
7 30 (10.34%) TRIRIGA
8 28 (9.66%) Cisco
8 28 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (9.31%) MS Office
9 27 (9.31%) SQL
10 25 (8.62%) LAN
11 24 (8.28%) Citrix
11 24 (8.28%) Project Management
11 24 (8.28%) Firewall
12 22 (7.59%) VMware
12 22 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (7.59%) Active Directory
13 21 (7.24%) WAN
13 21 (7.24%) PRINCE2
14 20 (6.90%) DHCP
14 20 (6.90%) CCNP
14 20 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.21%) Management Information System
15 18 (6.21%) Migration
15 18 (6.21%) DNS
15 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (5.86%) CCNA
16 17 (5.86%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (2.07%) Oracle UPK
4 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (9.31%) MS Office
2 16 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (10.34%) TRIRIGA
2 12 (4.14%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.72%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.69%) Agresso
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.62%) LAN
2 24 (8.28%) Firewall
3 21 (7.24%) WAN
4 20 (6.90%) DHCP
5 18 (6.21%) DNS
6 17 (5.86%) SAN
7 16 (5.52%) VLAN
7 16 (5.52%) Network Security
8 13 (4.48%) NAS
9 9 (3.10%) BIG-IP
9 9 (3.10%) MPLS
9 9 (3.10%) OSPF
10 8 (2.76%) BGP
10 8 (2.76%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.07%) VPN
12 5 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.38%) BT 21CN
13 4 (1.38%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (1.38%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (1.38%) Essbase
3 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.69%) DataStage
4 2 (0.69%) QualityStage
4 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.69%) Big Data
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (10.69%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.52%) Finance
3 7 (2.41%) Legal
3 7 (2.41%) Publishing
3 7 (2.41%) Military
4 4 (1.38%) Law
5 2 (0.69%) Billing
5 2 (0.69%) Local Government
5 2 (0.69%) Advertising
5 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (11.72%) Analyst
2 31 (10.69%) Consultant
3 28 (9.66%) Network Engineer
4 24 (8.28%) Architect
5 21 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.21%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.14%) Developer
8 11 (3.79%) Test Analyst
8 11 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (2.76%) Lead Architect
10 8 (2.76%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (2.41%) Incident Manager
11 7 (2.41%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (2.41%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 7 (2.41%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.41%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.41%) Administrator
11 7 (2.41%) Functional Consultant
12 6 (2.07%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.45%) .NET
2 7 (2.41%) JSP
3 3 (1.03%) HTML
3 3 (1.03%) CSS
3 3 (1.03%) XML
4 2 (0.69%) WinForms
4 2 (0.69%) WPF
5 1 (0.34%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.86%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.48%) PDA
5 5 (1.72%) RMADS
6 3 (1.03%) Statistics
6 3 (1.03%) Economics
6 3 (1.03%) Clustering
6 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.69%) CESG
7 2 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.34%) NHS
8 1 (0.34%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) SCADA
8 1 (0.34%) CMDB
8 1 (0.34%) Wiki
8 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.34%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.24%) Windows
2 22 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.48%) UNIX
4 13 (4.48%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.41%) Linux
6 6 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.38%) Solaris
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.03%) ITIL
2 24 (8.28%) Project Management
3 21 (7.24%) PRINCE2
4 20 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.21%) Migration
6 16 (5.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 13 (4.48%) Programme Management
7 13 (4.48%) Validation
7 13 (4.48%) Network Design
8 12 (4.14%) Test Scripting
8 12 (4.14%) Service Management
9 11 (3.79%) ERP
9 11 (3.79%) People Management
10 10 (3.45%) UML
10 10 (3.45%) Time Management
10 10 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.10%) Information Security
11 9 (3.10%) Integration Testing
12 8 (2.76%) Test Management
12 8 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.31%) SQL
2 12 (4.14%) PL/SQL
3 11 (3.79%) Java
4 5 (1.72%) C
5 4 (1.38%) C#
6 3 (1.03%) Perl
6 3 (1.03%) Tcl
7 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 290 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.90%) CCNP
4 17 (5.86%) CCNA
5 13 (4.48%) ISEB
6 7 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.41%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.38%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.03%) CCIE
9 3 (1.03%) CCSP
10 2 (0.69%) CCSA
10 2 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.69%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.34%) ACSA
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.34%) APMP
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.34%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.72%) QA
4 4 (1.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.83%) XenApp
3 13 (4.48%) XenServer
3 13 (4.48%) XenDesktop
3 13 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.76%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.34%) Nmap
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.34%) VMFS
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.34%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.34%) SCSM
3 1 (0.34%) Nessus
3 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (13.79%) Oracle
2 39 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.66%) Cisco
4 24 (8.28%) Citrix
5 22 (7.59%) VMware
6 17 (5.86%) CheckPoint
7 13 (4.48%) Juniper
7 13 (4.48%) Dell
7 13 (4.48%) F5
8 12 (4.14%) IBM
8 12 (4.14%) HP
9 11 (3.79%) McAfee
10 8 (2.76%) BT
11 7 (2.41%) Nokia
12 6 (2.07%) Remedy
12 6 (2.07%) Talend
13 5 (1.72%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.72%) SAP
13 5 (1.72%) Hyperion
14 3 (1.03%) EMC
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