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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 124 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.95% 2.68% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.43% 20.36% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 22
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£275 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £254 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 - £15.47
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 - £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 - £17.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -43.54%
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
452 275 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.04% 13.18% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 159 186
Average daily rate £334 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £150
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 33 12 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.11 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £31.75 £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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +5 46 £360 -10.00% 7
Shropshire +11 24 £248 -20.16%
Worcestershire - 16 £333 - 3
Solihull +9 5 £450 +81.81%
Warwickshire -6 3 £325 +26.21% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Coventry - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 273 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (18.32%) Windows
3 38 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 36 (13.19%) Oracle
5 31 (11.36%) TRIRIGA
6 30 (10.99%) Cisco
7 29 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (10.26%) Telecoms
8 28 (10.26%) ITIL
8 28 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (9.89%) SQL
10 26 (9.52%) MS Office
11 25 (9.16%) LAN
12 24 (8.79%) Citrix
12 24 (8.79%) Firewall
13 23 (8.42%) VMware
13 23 (8.42%) Active Directory
14 22 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (7.69%) CCNP
15 21 (7.69%) WAN
15 21 (7.69%) DHCP
16 20 (7.33%) DNS
16 20 (7.33%) Project Management
17 19 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (6.59%) Management Information System
18 18 (6.59%) CCNA
18 18 (6.59%) SLA
18 18 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (6.23%) Network Security
19 17 (6.23%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (5.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (1.83%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 26 (9.52%) MS Office
2 15 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (11.36%) TRIRIGA
2 12 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.73%) Agresso
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.37%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.16%) LAN
2 24 (8.79%) Firewall
3 21 (7.69%) WAN
3 21 (7.69%) DHCP
4 20 (7.33%) DNS
5 17 (6.23%) Network Security
5 17 (6.23%) VLAN
5 17 (6.23%) SAN
6 13 (4.76%) NAS
7 10 (3.66%) OSPF
8 9 (3.30%) BIG-IP
8 9 (3.30%) BGP
8 9 (3.30%) MPLS
9 8 (2.93%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.20%) VPN
11 5 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.83%) VoIP
12 4 (1.47%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (1.83%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (1.47%) Essbase
3 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.73%) DataStage
4 2 (0.73%) QualityStage
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.73%) Big Data
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.13%) Finance
3 7 (2.56%) Publishing
3 7 (2.56%) Military
4 5 (1.83%) Legal
5 4 (1.47%) Law
6 3 (1.10%) Billing
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.73%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (12.09%) Analyst
2 32 (11.72%) Network Engineer
3 29 (10.62%) Consultant
4 22 (8.06%) Architect
5 19 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.59%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.40%) Developer
8 11 (4.03%) Test Analyst
8 11 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (2.93%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (2.56%) Incident Manager
11 7 (2.56%) Functional Consultant
11 7 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (2.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 7 (2.56%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.56%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.56%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.03%) .NET
2 8 (2.93%) JSP
3 4 (1.47%) XML
4 3 (1.10%) CSS
4 3 (1.10%) HTML
5 2 (0.73%) WinForms
5 2 (0.73%) Web Services
5 2 (0.73%) WPF
6 1 (0.37%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.37%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.37%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.37%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.23%) Blackberry
4 14 (5.13%) PDA
5 8 (2.93%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.83%) RMADS
7 4 (1.47%) Clustering
8 3 (1.10%) Statistics
9 2 (0.73%) CESG
9 2 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.73%) Economics
10 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
10 1 (0.37%) Wiki
10 1 (0.37%) SCADA
10 1 (0.37%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.32%) Windows
2 22 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.13%) UNIX
5 12 (4.40%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.30%) Linux
7 6 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.47%) Solaris
9 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.26%) ITIL
2 20 (7.33%) Project Management
3 19 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.23%) Migration
5 16 (5.86%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 15 (5.49%) Network Design
7 14 (5.13%) Validation
8 12 (4.40%) Test Scripting
9 11 (4.03%) Service Management
9 11 (4.03%) Programme Management
9 11 (4.03%) ERP
10 10 (3.66%) Time Management
10 10 (3.66%) People Management
11 9 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.30%) Integration Testing
11 9 (3.30%) UML
11 9 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.93%) Information Security
12 8 (2.93%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.89%) SQL
2 12 (4.40%) PL/SQL
3 11 (4.03%) Java
4 6 (2.20%) C
5 5 (1.83%) C#
6 3 (1.10%) Perl
6 3 (1.10%) Tcl
7 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) sed
8 1 (0.37%) Python
8 1 (0.37%) VB
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 273 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (7.69%) CCNP
4 18 (6.59%) CCNA
5 10 (3.66%) ISEB
6 6 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.83%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.47%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.10%) CCIE
9 3 (1.10%) CCSP
10 2 (0.73%) CCSA
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.73%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.37%) Degree
11 1 (0.37%) MCITP
11 1 (0.37%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.59%) SLA
2 6 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.83%) QA
4 4 (1.47%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.13%) XenApp
3 13 (4.76%) XenServer
3 13 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.93%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.37%) VMFS
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.37%) Nmap
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (5.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.37%) SCSM
3 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.37%) Nessus
3 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 38 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.19%) Oracle
3 30 (10.99%) Cisco
4 24 (8.79%) Citrix
5 23 (8.42%) VMware
6 17 (6.23%) CheckPoint
7 14 (5.13%) HP
8 13 (4.76%) F5
8 13 (4.76%) Dell
8 13 (4.76%) Juniper
9 12 (4.40%) IBM
10 9 (3.30%) McAfee
10 9 (3.30%) BT
11 8 (2.93%) Remedy
12 7 (2.56%) Nokia
13 6 (2.20%) Talend
14 5 (1.83%) SAP
14 5 (1.83%) Hyperion
14 5 (1.83%) Blue Coat
15 3 (1.10%) webMethods
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago