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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 139 83 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.07% 3.74% 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.09% 23.06% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £134 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -31.42%
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
462 360 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.17% 16.22% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 163 132
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 11 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.76 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.75% -58.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +11 31 £220 -18.51% 13
Staffordshire +15 23 £425 -2.29% 2
Worcestershire +13 23 £350 -35.18%
Shropshire -15 15 £245 -2.00% 1
Warwickshire +5 13 £250 +81.81% 2
Wolverhampton - 9 £375 -
Solihull +1 5 £287 +14.80%
Coventry - - - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (19.79%) Windows
3 51 (18.02%) ITIL
4 43 (15.19%) Cisco
5 40 (14.13%) Microsoft
6 33 (11.66%) Telecoms
7 30 (10.60%) Oracle
8 29 (10.25%) SQL
9 28 (9.89%) Active Directory
10 27 (9.54%) C#
11 24 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (7.77%) IBM
12 22 (7.77%) .NET
12 22 (7.77%) SQL Server
12 22 (7.77%) Project Management
12 22 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (7.42%) MS Office
14 20 (7.07%) LAN
14 20 (7.07%) DNS
14 20 (7.07%) CCNA
14 20 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (6.71%) DHCP
15 19 (6.71%) SOA
16 18 (6.36%) DV Cleared
16 18 (6.36%) Network Security
17 17 (6.01%) Finance
17 17 (6.01%) WAN
18 16 (5.65%) Citrix
19 15 (5.30%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.83%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.47%) Apache
4 6 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.06%) CMS
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.71%) Lync
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.35%) Documentum
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (7.42%) MS Office
2 15 (5.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (1.06%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.07%) LAN
1 20 (7.07%) DNS
2 19 (6.71%) DHCP
3 18 (6.36%) Network Security
4 17 (6.01%) WAN
5 11 (3.89%) Firewall
6 9 (3.18%) VLAN
7 8 (2.83%) VPN
7 8 (2.83%) MPLS
8 7 (2.47%) Internet
8 7 (2.47%) BGP
8 7 (2.47%) VoIP
9 6 (2.12%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.12%) OSPF
9 6 (2.12%) ASN.1
9 6 (2.12%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.77%) SAN
11 4 (1.41%) Intranet
11 4 (1.41%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.41%) Big Data
3 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.35%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (11.66%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.01%) Finance
3 7 (2.47%) Law
4 6 (2.12%) Military
5 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 45 (15.90%) Analyst
2 35 (12.37%) Network Engineer
3 26 (9.19%) Developer
4 21 (7.42%) Consultant
4 21 (7.42%) Architect
5 18 (6.36%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.36%) Administrator
5 18 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (4.59%) Project Manager
7 11 (3.89%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.53%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (3.18%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.18%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (2.83%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (2.47%) Storage Administrator
11 7 (2.47%) Network Manager
11 7 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.12%) DBA
12 6 (2.12%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.77%) .NET
2 10 (3.53%) JSP
3 7 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.12%) CSS
5 4 (1.41%) Middleware
5 4 (1.41%) GTK+
6 3 (1.06%) XML
6 3 (1.06%) HTML
7 2 (0.71%) Web Services
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.35%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.35%) WinForms
8 1 (0.35%) WCF
8 1 (0.35%) WPF
8 1 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.53%) Open Source
3 7 (2.47%) IVR
4 6 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.77%) PKI
5 5 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.41%) CESG
6 4 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.41%) PDA
6 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.06%) User Experience
7 3 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.71%) NHS
8 2 (0.71%) DTV
9 1 (0.35%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.35%) Clustering
9 1 (0.35%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.79%) Windows
2 12 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (3.89%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.18%) Solaris
4 9 (3.18%) Linux
4 9 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.12%) Windows 2000
7 6 (2.12%) UNIX
8 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) AIX
8 2 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.02%) ITIL
2 22 (7.77%) Project Management
2 22 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (6.71%) SOA
5 15 (5.30%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.95%) Migration
6 14 (4.95%) Network Design
7 12 (4.24%) Service Management
8 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.18%) ITSM
9 9 (3.18%) Scrum
9 9 (3.18%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.18%) Cyber Security
10 8 (2.83%) Network Architecture
10 8 (2.83%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.83%) Information Management
10 8 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.47%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.25%) SQL
2 27 (9.54%) C#
3 10 (3.53%) Java
4 9 (3.18%) C
4 9 (3.18%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.47%) Perl
6 6 (2.12%) C++
6 6 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.71%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (7.07%) CCNA
4 18 (6.36%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.95%) CCNP
6 7 (2.47%) VCP4
7 6 (2.12%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.77%) HND
9 3 (1.06%) Degree
9 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.71%) CCIP
10 2 (0.71%) CISSP
10 2 (0.71%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.35%) ISEB
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.35%) OCP
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.35%) PMP
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.77%) BS7799
3 4 (1.41%) SLA
4 3 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 28 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.53%) XenApp
4 4 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.06%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.06%) XenServer
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (5.30%) SCCM
2 7 (2.47%) SCOM
3 4 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.41%) SCSM
4 2 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.35%) OPNET
5 1 (0.35%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.35%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.35%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.35%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 43 (15.19%) Cisco
2 40 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.60%) Oracle
4 22 (7.77%) IBM
5 16 (5.65%) Citrix
6 13 (4.59%) HP
6 13 (4.59%) VMware
7 11 (3.89%) Remedy
8 9 (3.18%) BT
9 8 (2.83%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.83%) Juniper
10 7 (2.47%) Sun
10 7 (2.47%) McAfee
10 7 (2.47%) F5
11 6 (2.12%) Symantec
11 6 (2.12%) Mitel
11 6 (2.12%) Avaya
12 4 (1.41%) EMC
12 4 (1.41%) Sophos
12 4 (1.41%) i2
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Experis Ltd
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VIQU
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Orgtel
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
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Lawrence Harvey
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: £500 - £530 per day
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