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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 187 115 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.68% 4.68% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.38% 26.02% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 53 53
Median daily rate £400 £356 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +22.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £362
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.14 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £42.50 £123.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.50 £21.12
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +68.12%
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
659 442 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.03% 17.98% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 248 223
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 27
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.78 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +57.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Birmingham -5 46 £425 +28.78% 5
Solihull +7 39 £423 +5.62% 2
Shropshire +2 34 £475 +13.57% 2
Worcestershire 0 15 £240 -48.66%
Coventry -12 11 £325 +8.33%
Staffordshire +11 9 £410 - 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 5 £295 -10.60%
Herefordshire -3 4 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 £350 +40.00%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £140 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 426 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (22.77%) Windows
3 92 (21.60%) Cisco
4 70 (16.43%) Microsoft
5 60 (14.08%) Oracle
5 60 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (13.85%) Linux
7 56 (13.15%) Unix
8 53 (12.44%) Firewall
8 53 (12.44%) ITIL
9 47 (11.03%) SQL
9 47 (11.03%) Juniper
9 47 (11.03%) Oracle Database
10 45 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (10.56%) Citrix
10 45 (10.56%) JIRA
11 44 (10.33%) Java
11 44 (10.33%) Data Centre
12 40 (9.39%) VMware
12 40 (9.39%) Software Engineering
13 39 (9.15%) Project Management
14 38 (8.92%) Service Management
15 37 (8.69%) ClearQuest
16 36 (8.45%) Windows Server
17 35 (8.22%) PRINCE2
18 33 (7.75%) WebLogic
19 32 (7.51%) MS Office
19 32 (7.51%) CCNP
19 32 (7.51%) WAN
19 32 (7.51%) LAN

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 33 (7.75%) WebLogic
2 23 (5.40%) Confluence
3 19 (4.46%) Oracle Application Server
4 16 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.52%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.82%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.11%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.41%) Apache
10 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.94%) SAS
13 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.47%) CMS
14 2 (0.47%) Documentum
15 1 (0.23%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 32 (7.51%) MS Office
2 30 (7.04%) MS Excel
3 18 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (4.46%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (1.88%) Maximo
4 5 (1.17%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.17%) Office 365
4 3 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.44%) Firewall
2 32 (7.51%) LAN
2 32 (7.51%) WAN
3 30 (7.04%) NetScaler
4 24 (5.63%) Wireless
5 23 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (4.46%) VoIP
7 17 (3.99%) DNS
7 17 (3.99%) SAN
7 17 (3.99%) VPN
8 15 (3.52%) VLAN
9 14 (3.29%) DHCP
10 13 (3.05%) BGP
10 13 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (3.05%) Network Security
11 12 (2.82%) DAB
12 11 (2.58%) OSPF
13 10 (2.35%) IPv4
13 10 (2.35%) MPLS
14 9 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.03%) Oracle Database
2 30 (7.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 26 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
6 19 (4.46%) Oracle Discoverer
7 18 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
7 18 (4.23%) Oracle OWB
7 18 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 18 (4.23%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.88%) Pentaho
12 7 (1.64%) Big Data
13 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (10.56%) JIRA
2 37 (8.69%) ClearQuest
3 32 (7.51%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.81%) PVCS
5 23 (5.40%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.93%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (3.99%) Subversion
8 16 (3.76%) Ant
8 16 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.76%) FishEye
8 16 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (3.76%) Toad
9 15 (3.52%) ClearCase
9 15 (3.52%) GitLab
9 15 (3.52%) JIRA Agile
10 14 (3.29%) Artifactory
10 14 (3.29%) Bitbucket
10 14 (3.29%) JUnit
10 14 (3.29%) Maven
11 13 (3.05%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (4.46%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.29%) Finance
3 6 (1.41%) Legal
3 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.47%) Advertising
5 2 (0.47%) Automotive
5 2 (0.47%) Back Office
5 2 (0.47%) Electronics
5 2 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.23%) Billing
6 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (15.49%) Architect
2 54 (12.68%) Developer
3 41 (9.62%) Network Engineer
4 35 (8.22%) Analyst
5 31 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.57%) Project Manager
7 23 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.93%) Network Architect
9 20 (4.69%) DBA
10 19 (4.46%) SC Cleared DBA
11 18 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
12 17 (3.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) Administrator
13 16 (3.76%) Consultant
13 16 (3.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 13 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (3.05%) Infrastructure Support
14 13 (3.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 13 (3.05%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 13 (3.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.40%) Spring
1 23 (5.40%) Web Services
2 20 (4.69%) Apache CXF
3 18 (4.23%) XML
4 16 (3.76%) J2EE
5 15 (3.52%) HTML
5 15 (3.52%) JSP
6 14 (3.29%) Hibernate
7 13 (3.05%) Servlets
8 12 (2.82%) Play Framework
8 12 (2.82%) Struts
9 9 (2.11%) ELK Stack
9 9 (2.11%) jQuery
9 9 (2.11%) JSON
9 9 (2.11%) Node.js
9 9 (2.11%) Sensu
9 9 (2.11%) Spring Boot
10 7 (1.64%) CSS
11 4 (0.94%) .NET
11 4 (0.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.58%) Performance Metrics
4 9 (2.11%) CESG
5 8 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.64%) PDA
7 6 (1.41%) CMDB
8 5 (1.17%) Clustering
8 5 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.94%) Replication
10 3 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.70%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (22.77%) Windows
2 59 (13.85%) Linux
3 56 (13.15%) Unix
4 36 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 23 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.35%) CentOS
7 10 (2.35%) SUSE
8 8 (1.88%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.94%) Solaris
13 3 (0.70%) AIX
13 3 (0.70%) Fedora
14 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (12.44%) ITIL
3 40 (9.39%) Software Engineering
4 39 (9.15%) Project Management
5 38 (8.92%) Service Management
6 35 (8.22%) PRINCE2
7 31 (7.28%) Scrum
8 26 (6.10%) Configuration Management
8 26 (6.10%) Mentoring
9 25 (5.87%) Presales
9 25 (5.87%) UML
10 23 (5.40%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (5.16%) Migration
11 22 (5.16%) OO
12 21 (4.93%) ITSM
13 20 (4.69%) Network Design
13 20 (4.69%) OOP
13 20 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (4.46%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.03%) SQL
2 44 (10.33%) Java
3 31 (7.28%) Shell Script
4 24 (5.63%) PL/SQL
5 23 (5.40%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.52%) C++
6 15 (3.52%) Scala
7 14 (3.29%) VB
8 13 (3.05%) C
8 13 (3.05%) Ruby
9 7 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.41%) Python
11 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.94%) C#
11 4 (0.94%) R
12 2 (0.47%) Perl
12 2 (0.47%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 426 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (7.51%) CCNP
4 22 (5.16%) CCNA
5 20 (4.69%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (3.52%) MCSE
6 15 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (3.05%) Degree
8 11 (2.58%) Sun Certification
9 9 (2.11%) ISEB
9 9 (2.11%) JNCIP
9 9 (2.11%) MCSA
9 9 (2.11%) OCP
9 9 (2.11%) OCPJP
10 8 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.64%) CCDP
11 7 (1.64%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.41%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.41%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.94%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.70%) SLA
5 2 (0.47%) MISRA
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (3.76%) vSphere
6 13 (3.05%) XenApp
7 10 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.41%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.41%) XenServer
9 5 (1.17%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.47%) iptables
10 2 (0.47%) Postfix
10 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.23%) Docker
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (5.40%) Puppet
2 19 (4.46%) Data Guard
3 12 (2.82%) SCCM
4 9 (2.11%) Graphite
4 9 (2.11%) Packer
4 9 (2.11%) Uchiwa
5 6 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.41%) Nagios
6 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle EDQ
7 4 (0.94%) SCOM
8 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.23%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 92 (21.60%) Cisco
2 70 (16.43%) Microsoft
3 60 (14.08%) Oracle
4 47 (11.03%) Juniper
5 45 (10.56%) Citrix
6 40 (9.39%) VMware
7 27 (6.34%) Atlassian
8 22 (5.16%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 17 (3.99%) BMC
11 15 (3.52%) EMC
12 14 (3.29%) Dell
12 14 (3.29%) F5
12 14 (3.29%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.05%) BT
14 10 (2.35%) Aruba
14 10 (2.35%) HP
14 10 (2.35%) Informatica
15 9 (2.11%) Brocade
15 9 (2.11%) Google
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago