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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 20 49 26
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 223 73 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.11% 3.06% 6.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.52% 17.02% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 39 70
Median daily rate £400 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £182 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.42 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.26% +40.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
646 429 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.59% 17.99% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 261 198
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 33
Median hourly rate £25.12 £30.00 £20.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.06 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +7 59 £430 +30.30% 6
Solihull +10 52 £430 - 2
Shropshire +5 40 £475 +13.57%
Worcestershire +1 19 £295 -34.44% 1
Coventry -4 13 £313 -37.50% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 6 £295 -10.60%
Staffordshire +3 5 £420 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £325 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 459 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 98 (21.35%) Windows
3 89 (19.39%) Cisco
4 69 (15.03%) Microsoft
5 64 (13.94%) Oracle
5 64 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (13.51%) Unix
7 58 (12.64%) Linux
8 56 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (11.55%) SQL
10 51 (11.11%) Juniper
11 50 (10.89%) Oracle Database
12 49 (10.68%) Citrix
12 49 (10.68%) JIRA
13 45 (9.80%) Java
13 45 (9.80%) Firewall
13 45 (9.80%) Data Centre
14 44 (9.59%) VMware
15 42 (9.15%) Migration
15 42 (9.15%) ITIL
15 42 (9.15%) CCNP
16 41 (8.93%) Project Management
17 40 (8.71%) Software Engineering
18 38 (8.28%) Scrum
18 38 (8.28%) PRINCE2
19 37 (8.06%) LAN
19 37 (8.06%) Service Management
19 37 (8.06%) ClearQuest
20 36 (7.84%) Shell Script
20 36 (7.84%) WAN

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 (7.19%) WebLogic
2 27 (5.88%) Confluence
3 19 (4.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 16 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.05%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.61%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 11 (2.40%) SAS
8 8 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.31%) Apache
10 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.65%) Documentum
12 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.44%) CMS
13 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.88%) MS Office
3 17 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.36%) Oracle Applications
1 20 (4.36%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (4.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (4.14%) Oracle 11i
3 13 (2.83%) Maximo
4 5 (1.09%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.96%) Office 365
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.80%) Firewall
2 37 (8.06%) LAN
3 36 (7.84%) WAN
4 30 (6.54%) NetScaler
5 24 (5.23%) VPN
5 24 (5.23%) Wireless
6 23 (5.01%) BGP
6 23 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (3.92%) VoIP
8 14 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (3.05%) SAN
9 13 (2.83%) Structured Cabling
10 12 (2.61%) DAB
11 11 (2.40%) DHCP
11 11 (2.40%) DNS
11 11 (2.40%) MPLS
11 11 (2.40%) Network Security
11 11 (2.40%) OSPF
12 10 (2.18%) IPv4
12 10 (2.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.89%) Oracle Database
2 30 (6.54%) Oracle Database 10g
3 26 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (4.58%) RDBMS
6 21 (4.58%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.36%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.14%) Oracle Discoverer
9 18 (3.92%) Oracle OWB
9 18 (3.92%) Pentaho
10 11 (2.40%) Big Data
10 11 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.53%) Cloudera CDH
12 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 49 (10.68%) JIRA
2 37 (8.06%) ClearQuest
3 35 (7.63%) Git (software)
4 30 (6.54%) PVCS
5 24 (5.23%) Jenkins
6 23 (5.01%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (3.70%) Subversion
8 16 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.49%) FishEye
8 16 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (3.49%) Toad
9 15 (3.27%) ClearCase
9 15 (3.27%) GitLab
9 15 (3.27%) JIRA Agile
10 14 (3.05%) Ant
10 14 (3.05%) Artifactory
10 14 (3.05%) Bitbucket
10 14 (3.05%) JUnit
10 14 (3.05%) Maven
11 13 (2.83%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (3.49%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.18%) Finance
3 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.09%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.09%) Legal
5 3 (0.65%) Advertising
5 3 (0.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.44%) Back Office
6 2 (0.44%) Law
6 2 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (15.90%) Architect
2 68 (14.81%) Developer
3 37 (8.06%) Network Engineer
3 37 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 30 (6.54%) Analyst
4 30 (6.54%) Support Engineer
5 27 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (4.58%) DBA
7 20 (4.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 19 (4.14%) SC Cleared DBA
9 18 (3.92%) Administrator
9 18 (3.92%) Designer
9 18 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
10 17 (3.70%) Consultant
10 17 (3.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 15 (3.27%) Network Architect
12 14 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (3.05%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.05%) Network Designer
12 14 (3.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.23%) Spring
2 23 (5.01%) Web Services
3 20 (4.36%) Apache CXF
4 16 (3.49%) J2EE
4 16 (3.49%) XML
5 14 (3.05%) Hibernate
6 13 (2.83%) ELK Stack
6 13 (2.83%) HTML
6 13 (2.83%) JSP
6 13 (2.83%) Play Framework
6 13 (2.83%) Sensu
6 13 (2.83%) Servlets
7 10 (2.18%) JSON
7 10 (2.18%) Node.js
7 10 (2.18%) Spring Boot
7 10 (2.18%) Struts
8 9 (1.96%) jQuery
9 8 (1.74%) CSS
10 7 (1.53%) REST
11 4 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.05%) Performance Metrics
4 12 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.96%) CESG
5 9 (1.96%) Data Integration
6 8 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.87%) Clustering
7 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.87%) PDA
7 4 (0.87%) Replication
7 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.65%) CMDB
8 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.65%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.44%) Derivative
9 2 (0.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.35%) Windows
2 62 (13.51%) Unix
3 58 (12.64%) Linux
4 34 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 24 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.40%) CentOS
8 10 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.96%) SUSE
10 8 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.74%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.31%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.87%) AIX
13 4 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.87%) Solaris
14 3 (0.65%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (9.15%) ITIL
2 42 (9.15%) Migration
3 41 (8.93%) Project Management
4 40 (8.71%) Software Engineering
5 38 (8.28%) PRINCE2
5 38 (8.28%) Scrum
6 37 (8.06%) Service Management
7 27 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 27 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 24 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (5.23%) Presales
10 23 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (5.01%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (4.79%) UML
12 21 (4.58%) Network Design
12 21 (4.58%) Test Strategy
13 20 (4.36%) OOP
13 20 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.55%) SQL
2 45 (9.80%) Java
3 36 (7.84%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.10%) PL/SQL
5 24 (5.23%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.70%) Ruby
7 16 (3.49%) Scala
8 14 (3.05%) C
8 14 (3.05%) VB
9 13 (2.83%) C++
10 7 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.31%) Python
12 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.87%) R
13 3 (0.65%) C#
13 3 (0.65%) Perl
14 2 (0.44%) PHP
14 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 459 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (9.15%) CCNP
4 25 (5.45%) CCNA
5 20 (4.36%) Oracle Certification
6 19 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.92%) CCDP
8 16 (3.49%) Degree
9 15 (3.27%) JNCIA
10 13 (2.83%) MCSE
11 11 (2.40%) Sun Certification
12 9 (1.96%) ISEB
12 9 (1.96%) OCP
12 9 (1.96%) OCPJP
13 8 (1.74%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.53%) MCSA
15 6 (1.31%) ISTQB
16 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.31%) QA
4 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (3.49%) vSphere
5 16 (3.49%) XenApp
6 12 (2.61%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.09%) XenServer
8 4 (0.87%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.44%) Firmware
10 2 (0.44%) iptables
10 2 (0.44%) NFS
10 2 (0.44%) Postfix
10 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (6.32%) Puppet
2 19 (4.14%) Data Guard
3 14 (3.05%) Packer
4 13 (2.83%) Graphite
4 13 (2.83%) Uchiwa
5 12 (2.61%) SCCM
6 6 (1.31%) Nagios
7 5 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.09%) Oracle EDQ
8 4 (0.87%) SCOM
8 4 (0.87%) WSUS
9 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.22%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 89 (19.39%) Cisco
2 69 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 64 (13.94%) Oracle
4 51 (11.11%) Juniper
5 49 (10.68%) Citrix
6 44 (9.59%) VMware
7 31 (6.75%) Atlassian
8 25 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.14%) Cloudera
10 18 (3.92%) BMC
10 18 (3.92%) CheckPoint
11 14 (3.05%) Dell
11 14 (3.05%) Google
11 14 (3.05%) Informatica
12 13 (2.83%) F5
12 13 (2.83%) ForgeRock
12 13 (2.83%) MuleSoft
13 10 (2.18%) Aruba
13 10 (2.18%) Pega
13 10 (2.18%) SolarWinds
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