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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 27 35 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +30
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 136 101 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.31% 4.61% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.70% 26.51% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 18
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£400 £250 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £437 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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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
443 381 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.30% 17.39% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 184 118
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 16 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +4 30 £350 +25.00% 6
Staffordshire +12 25 £425 -2.29%
Worcestershire +13 22 £500 -7.40% 1
Shropshire -18 17 £240 +12.94%
Warwickshire +7 13 £250 +56.25% 1
Solihull -9 4 £185 -35.20% 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (20.58%) Windows
3 52 (18.77%) ITIL
4 44 (15.88%) Cisco
5 40 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 32 (11.55%) Telecoms
7 28 (10.11%) Oracle
8 26 (9.39%) C#
9 25 (9.03%) Active Directory
10 24 (8.66%) SQL
11 23 (8.30%) MS Office
11 23 (8.30%) IBM
12 22 (7.94%) Project Management
13 21 (7.58%) .NET
13 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (7.22%) SQL Server
14 20 (7.22%) SOA
14 20 (7.22%) LAN
14 20 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (6.86%) DNS
16 18 (6.50%) WAN
16 18 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (6.50%) DHCP
16 18 (6.50%) Migration
16 18 (6.50%) DV Cleared
17 17 (6.14%) Juniper
18 16 (5.78%) CCNA
18 16 (5.78%) SharePoint
18 16 (5.78%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.89%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.53%) Apache
4 6 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.81%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.44%) CMS
6 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.08%) Lync
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 23 (8.30%) MS Office
2 15 (5.42%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.44%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.08%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.22%) LAN
2 19 (6.86%) DNS
3 18 (6.50%) WAN
3 18 (6.50%) DHCP
4 16 (5.78%) Firewall
5 15 (5.42%) Network Security
6 9 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.25%) VLAN
7 7 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.53%) VPN
8 6 (2.17%) SAN
8 6 (2.17%) MPLS
8 6 (2.17%) Internet
8 6 (2.17%) ASN.1
8 6 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 6 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.81%) Intranet
9 5 (1.81%) BGP
10 4 (1.44%) X.509
10 4 (1.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.44%) Big Data
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) EDMS
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (11.55%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.78%) Finance
3 7 (2.53%) Law
3 7 (2.53%) Military
4 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.72%) Electronics
5 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (15.16%) Analyst
2 26 (9.39%) Network Engineer
2 26 (9.39%) Architect
3 24 (8.66%) Developer
4 21 (7.58%) Consultant
5 18 (6.50%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (5.78%) Administrator
7 13 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.97%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.97%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.25%) Services Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.53%) Security Engineer
11 7 (2.53%) Storage Administrator
12 6 (2.17%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 6 (2.17%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.89%) JSP
3 7 (2.53%) CSS
4 4 (1.44%) Middleware
4 4 (1.44%) HTML
4 4 (1.44%) GTK+
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.72%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.61%) Open Source
3 8 (2.89%) PKI
4 7 (2.53%) IVR
5 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.81%) PDA
6 5 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.44%) CESG
7 4 (1.44%) User Experience
8 3 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.08%) Clustering
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
9 2 (0.72%) DTV
9 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.36%) RMADS
10 1 (0.36%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.58%) Windows
2 13 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.25%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.25%) Solaris
5 9 (3.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.89%) Linux
7 6 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.44%) UNIX
9 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.72%) AIX
9 2 (0.72%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) VMS
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.77%) ITIL
2 22 (7.94%) Project Management
3 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.22%) SOA
4 20 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.50%) Migration
6 15 (5.42%) Network Design
7 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.05%) PRINCE2
8 13 (4.69%) Service Management
8 13 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.25%) Scrum
9 9 (3.25%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.25%) Cyber Security
10 8 (2.89%) Information Management
10 8 (2.89%) ITSM
10 8 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.53%) Change Management
11 7 (2.53%) Business Continuity
11 7 (2.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.39%) C#
2 24 (8.66%) SQL
3 10 (3.61%) C
3 10 (3.61%) Java
4 8 (2.89%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.53%) Perl
6 6 (2.17%) C++
6 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.72%) Python
7 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (6.50%) DV Cleared
3 16 (5.78%) CCNA
4 10 (3.61%) CCNP
5 6 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 5 (1.81%) HND
7 4 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.72%) CISSP
9 2 (0.72%) CCIP
9 2 (0.72%) Degree
9 2 (0.72%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.36%) PMP
10 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CISM
10 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.36%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) BS7799
3 3 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.97%) XenApp
4 5 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.44%) XenServer
5 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (5.78%) SCCM
2 8 (2.89%) SCOM
3 5 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.44%) SCSM
4 4 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.72%) OPNET
5 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.36%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.36%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (0.36%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.36%) Nessus
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 44 (15.88%) Cisco
2 40 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.11%) Oracle
4 23 (8.30%) IBM
5 17 (6.14%) Juniper
6 15 (5.42%) VMware
7 14 (5.05%) Citrix
8 10 (3.61%) HP
8 10 (3.61%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.25%) F5
10 7 (2.53%) Remedy
10 7 (2.53%) Sun
11 6 (2.17%) Avaya
11 6 (2.17%) McAfee
11 6 (2.17%) Mitel
11 6 (2.17%) Symantec
12 5 (1.81%) Sourcefire
12 5 (1.81%) i2
13 4 (1.44%) Dell
13 4 (1.44%) EMC
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