The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / West Midlands
Rank 14 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 198 170 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.39% 6.97% 8.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.04% 36.64% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 117
Median daily rate £410 £421 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +24.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £500 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £31.50 £42.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +93.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £26.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £43.10 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £19.45
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +118.50%

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
471 464 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 19.02% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 247 225
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 57
Median hourly rate £20.88 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.10% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +2 53 £400 +23.07% 8
Solihull +4 41 £175 - 1
Coventry +7 31 £424 +10.84% 2
Shropshire +26 28 £375 +35.13%
Worcestershire +8 10 £410 -6.28% 1
Warwickshire -5 8 £363 -14.70% 1
Staffordshire 0 6 - - 2
Wolverhampton +1 3 £600 +84.61%
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £675 +50.00%
Herefordshire +1 1 £225 -45.94% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 352 (72.28%) SC Cleared
2 106 (21.77%) Cisco
3 92 (18.89%) Microsoft
4 79 (16.22%) LAN
5 73 (14.99%) ITIL
6 71 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (13.35%) Juniper
8 59 (12.11%) Firewall
9 57 (11.70%) Data Centre
10 55 (11.29%) HTML
10 55 (11.29%) CSS
11 54 (11.09%) WAN
12 49 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (9.03%) Project Management
14 43 (8.83%) Windows
15 41 (8.42%) PRINCE2
15 41 (8.42%) Migration
16 40 (8.21%) JavaScript
17 38 (7.80%) DNS
18 37 (7.60%) Linux
18 37 (7.60%) Finance
18 37 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
19 36 (7.39%) DV Cleared
20 34 (6.98%) Telecoms
20 34 (6.98%) SQL
21 33 (6.78%) .NET
21 33 (6.78%) Active Directory
21 33 (6.78%) Network Design
22 31 (6.37%) CCNA
22 31 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure

Security 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 21 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.87%) CMS
3 11 (2.26%) Drupal
4 10 (2.05%) NServiceBus
5 6 (1.23%) Confluence
5 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.03%) Apache
7 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.62%) nginx
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.41%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 29 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.75%) MS Office
3 7 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) MS Project
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.41%) assyst
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.11%) Office 365
3 16 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.23%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.03%) IaaS
6 5 (1.03%) Yammer
7 4 (0.82%) GitHub
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.62%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Route 53
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.41%) SaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 79 (16.22%) LAN
2 59 (12.11%) Firewall
3 54 (11.09%) WAN
4 38 (7.80%) DNS
5 25 (5.13%) VPN
6 24 (4.93%) HTTP
7 21 (4.31%) TCP/IP
8 19 (3.90%) VoIP
9 17 (3.49%) DHCP
10 15 (3.08%) BGP
10 15 (3.08%) Network Security
11 14 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (2.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (2.67%) MPLS
13 12 (2.46%) Kerberos
13 12 (2.46%) VLAN
14 11 (2.26%) LDAP
14 11 (2.26%) PBX
14 11 (2.26%) Wireless
15 10 (2.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.67%) MySQL
3 12 (2.46%) Big Data
4 10 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.41%) HBase
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.05%) JIRA
6 8 (1.64%) Subversion
7 6 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.82%) JUnit
9 3 (0.62%) Capybara
9 3 (0.62%) git-flow
9 3 (0.62%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.62%) MSI
9 3 (0.62%) Protractor
9 3 (0.62%) RSpec
9 3 (0.62%) Selenium
10 2 (0.41%) Ant
10 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 37 (7.60%) Finance
2 34 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.44%) Billing
3 7 (1.44%) Marketing
4 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.03%) Automotive
4 5 (1.03%) Legal
5 4 (0.82%) Publishing
6 3 (0.62%) Law
7 2 (0.41%) Electronics
7 2 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (12.94%) Analyst
2 52 (10.68%) Developer
3 49 (10.06%) Architect
4 35 (7.19%) Network Engineer
5 30 (6.16%) Designer
6 27 (5.54%) Network Designer
7 26 (5.34%) Software Engineer
8 20 (4.11%) Consultant
9 18 (3.70%) Network Architect
9 18 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.49%) CRM Developer
10 17 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 17 (3.49%) Security Analyst
11 16 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
12 15 (3.08%) Lead Architect
13 14 (2.87%) Telecoms Architect
14 13 (2.67%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 13 (2.67%) Service Manager
15 12 (2.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.29%) CSS
1 55 (11.29%) HTML
2 33 (6.78%) .NET
3 24 (4.93%) WCF
4 21 (4.31%) Web Services
5 20 (4.11%) XML
6 19 (3.90%) Middleware
7 18 (3.70%) jQuery
8 16 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (3.29%) HTML5
9 14 (2.87%) SOAP
10 13 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.05%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (2.05%) StructureMap
12 7 (1.44%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.23%) Struts
14 5 (1.03%) OpenGL
14 5 (1.03%) Spring
15 4 (0.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.70%) User Experience
4 12 (2.46%) PKI
5 10 (2.05%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.44%) CMDB
8 6 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.23%) NHS
9 5 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.03%) Replication
10 4 (0.82%) CESG
10 4 (0.82%) Clustering
10 4 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.82%) Psychology
11 3 (0.62%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.62%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.83%) Windows
2 37 (7.60%) Linux
3 26 (5.34%) Unix
4 14 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) CentOS
8 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.82%) SUSE
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.62%) Solaris
9 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.41%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.99%) ITIL
2 71 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (9.03%) Project Management
4 41 (8.42%) Migration
4 41 (8.42%) PRINCE2
5 37 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (6.78%) Network Design
7 29 (5.95%) ITIL V3
7 29 (5.95%) Mentoring
7 29 (5.95%) SIEM
7 29 (5.95%) Software Engineering
8 28 (5.75%) Service Management
9 26 (5.34%) Incident Management
10 24 (4.93%) MVC
11 22 (4.52%) Scrum
11 22 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.52%) Web Development
12 21 (4.31%) CRM
13 20 (4.11%) Customer Engagement
13 20 (4.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.21%) JavaScript
2 34 (6.98%) SQL
3 20 (4.11%) C#
3 20 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.29%) Java
5 13 (2.67%) C++
5 13 (2.67%) Python
6 10 (2.05%) Ruby
7 7 (1.44%) PHP
8 6 (1.23%) C
9 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.82%) R
9 4 (0.82%) Scala
10 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) Jython
12 1 (0.21%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 352 (72.28%) SC Cleared
2 49 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (7.39%) DV Cleared
4 31 (6.37%) CCNA
5 28 (5.75%) Degree
6 26 (5.34%) CCNP
7 23 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (4.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 17 (3.49%) BICSI Certification
9 17 (3.49%) BICSI RCDD
10 15 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.85%) CCDA
12 9 (1.85%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.64%) CEH
14 7 (1.44%) CCSA
14 7 (1.44%) MCP
15 6 (1.23%) CCDP
15 6 (1.23%) GCIH
15 6 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.44%) QA
4 6 (1.23%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.23%) SLA
5 5 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.82%) GPG13
6 4 (0.82%) MISRA
6 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.62%) RMADS
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.62%) vSphere
4 3 (0.62%) XenApp
4 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.41%) HDFS
5 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.41%) XenServer
6 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.85%) Nagios
2 7 (1.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (1.44%) Puppet
2 7 (1.44%) SCCM
3 5 (1.03%) Ansible
3 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.03%) Salt
3 5 (1.03%) SCOM
4 3 (0.62%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.62%) collectd
4 3 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.62%) Kibana
4 3 (0.62%) logstash
4 3 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.62%) StatsD
4 3 (0.62%) Terraform
5 2 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.41%) OPNET
6 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 106 (21.77%) Cisco
2 92 (18.89%) Microsoft
3 65 (13.35%) Juniper
4 26 (5.34%) CheckPoint
4 26 (5.34%) Oracle
5 20 (4.11%) BT
5 20 (4.11%) Intel Security
5 20 (4.11%) VMware
6 19 (3.90%) IBM
7 16 (3.29%) EMC
7 16 (3.29%) TOWER Software
8 15 (3.08%) Fortinet
8 15 (3.08%) HP
9 14 (2.87%) Capita
9 14 (2.87%) SolarWinds
10 11 (2.26%) Blue Coat
10 11 (2.26%) F5
11 10 (2.05%) Aruba
12 9 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.64%) Nortel
Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Washington Frank
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago