The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 18 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 171 118 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.22% 6.00% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.64% 37.11% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 60 28
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£381 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £261 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £550 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.62 £15.75 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.03% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.12 £14.35 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.05 £17.15 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
401 318 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.92% 16.17% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 155 170
Average daily rate £350 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.95% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.95 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.45 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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England

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared across the West Midlands region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared across the West Midlands region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +11 80 £425 +6.25% 4
Shropshire +10 23 £206 -45.72% 2
Worcestershire +4 11 £500 +53.84% 3
Solihull +4 8 £580 +146.80%
Warwickshire +1 8 £398 +22.30% 3
Wolverhampton +6 7 £425 -15.00%
Coventry -17 4 £365 -1.01%
Staffordshire - 2 £388 -
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England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 276 (80.47%) SC Cleared
2 66 (19.24%) Windows
3 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 52 (15.16%) ITIL
5 40 (11.66%) PRINCE2
6 36 (10.50%) LAN
7 35 (10.20%) Telecoms
8 33 (9.62%) Project Management
9 31 (9.04%) MS Office
9 31 (9.04%) Oracle
9 31 (9.04%) TRIRIGA
10 30 (8.75%) WAN
10 30 (8.75%) Migration
11 29 (8.45%) Cisco
12 28 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (8.16%) VMware
13 27 (7.87%) Active Directory
13 27 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (7.58%) Finance
15 25 (7.29%) MS Excel
16 22 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (5.83%) Citrix
19 18 (5.25%) SQL
19 18 (5.25%) Firewall
19 18 (5.25%) Change Control
20 17 (4.96%) SCCM
20 17 (4.96%) Management Information System
20 17 (4.96%) MS Exchange
20 17 (4.96%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.75%) Oracle UPK
5 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.87%) Lync
7 2 (0.58%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (9.04%) MS Office
2 25 (7.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.75%) MS Project
4 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (9.04%) TRIRIGA
2 6 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.58%) Agresso
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.50%) LAN
2 30 (8.75%) WAN
3 18 (5.25%) Firewall
4 15 (4.37%) DNS
4 15 (4.37%) SAN
5 14 (4.08%) DHCP
6 10 (2.92%) VLAN
6 10 (2.92%) Network Security
6 10 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.92%) NAS
7 8 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.33%) MPLS
8 7 (2.04%) OSPF
8 7 (2.04%) BGP
8 7 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.75%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.46%) VPN
10 5 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (1.17%) IPsec
12 3 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (0.87%) Big Data
3 3 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.58%) Essbase
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.58%) DataStage
4 2 (0.58%) QualityStage
4 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) MSI
3 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 35 (10.20%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.58%) Finance
3 9 (2.62%) Military
4 8 (2.33%) Publishing
5 7 (2.04%) Legal
6 4 (1.17%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (13.41%) Analyst
2 38 (11.08%) Project Manager
3 29 (8.45%) Architect
4 27 (7.87%) Consultant
5 17 (4.96%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 11 (3.21%) Test Analyst
8 10 (2.92%) Technical Architect
8 10 (2.92%) Developer
8 10 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (2.62%) Service Analyst
9 9 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (2.33%) Lead Architect
11 7 (2.04%) Implementation Manager
11 7 (2.04%) Network Architect
11 7 (2.04%) Incident Manager
12 6 (1.75%) Security Consultant
12 6 (1.75%) Service Manager
12 6 (1.75%) Coordinator
12 6 (1.75%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.08%) .NET
2 5 (1.46%) CSS
2 5 (1.46%) JSP
3 3 (0.87%) HTML
4 2 (0.58%) WPF
4 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.58%) XML
4 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) WinForms
5 1 (0.29%) COM
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.96%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.21%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.92%) PDA
4 6 (1.75%) NHS
4 6 (1.75%) RMADS
5 5 (1.46%) Clustering
6 4 (1.17%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.87%) Economics
7 3 (0.87%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.58%) Social Media
8 2 (0.58%) Wiki
8 2 (0.58%) CESG
8 2 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.58%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.29%) BBC
9 1 (0.29%) CCTV
9 1 (0.29%) SCADA
9 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.24%) Windows
2 28 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.66%) Windows XP
5 11 (3.21%) UNIX
5 11 (3.21%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.04%) Solaris
8 6 (1.75%) Linux
9 2 (0.58%) AIX
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.16%) ITIL
2 40 (11.66%) PRINCE2
3 33 (9.62%) Project Management
4 30 (8.75%) Migration
5 22 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.25%) Change Control
7 16 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 15 (4.37%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.79%) ERP
10 13 (3.79%) Requirements Management
11 12 (3.50%) Supplier Management
11 12 (3.50%) Service Management
12 11 (3.21%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.21%) Validation
12 11 (3.21%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.21%) Data Migration
13 10 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (2.92%) Network Design
13 10 (2.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.25%) SQL
2 12 (3.50%) Java
3 11 (3.21%) C
4 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.87%) C#
5 3 (0.87%) Perl
5 3 (0.87%) Tcl
5 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) VB
7 1 (0.29%) PHP
7 1 (0.29%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.29%) sed
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.29%) XAML
7 1 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 276 (80.47%) SC Cleared
2 21 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.37%) CCNP
5 10 (2.92%) ISEB
6 9 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 7 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.04%) CCIE
7 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.75%) CCNA
9 5 (1.46%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.17%) Degree
10 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.17%) MCSE
10 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.87%) MCSA
11 3 (0.87%) CCSP
12 2 (0.58%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.17%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.50%) XenApp
4 11 (3.21%) XenDesktop
5 10 (2.92%) XenServer
6 5 (1.46%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.29%) Nmap
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.96%) SCCM
2 5 (1.46%) SCOM
3 3 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
4 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.29%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
5 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.04%) Oracle
3 29 (8.45%) Cisco
4 28 (8.16%) VMware
5 20 (5.83%) Citrix
6 17 (4.96%) HP
7 13 (3.79%) IBM
8 12 (3.50%) Juniper
8 12 (3.50%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.50%) McAfee
9 10 (2.92%) Dell
10 8 (2.33%) EMC
10 8 (2.33%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.33%) F5
11 7 (2.04%) Talend
12 6 (1.75%) SAP
13 4 (1.17%) Remedy
14 3 (0.87%) Sourcefire
14 3 (0.87%) Fortinet
14 3 (0.87%) Hyperion
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