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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 9 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 287 177 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.92% 6.50% 7.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.97% 34.30% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 91 84
Average daily rate £375 £425 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +75.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £190 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.28 £27.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.31% +30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £17.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.00 £36.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £34.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+16.05% +47.31%
Security 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
611 516 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.12% 18.94% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 277 197
Average daily rate £375 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 44 34
Average hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.65 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £39.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire +8 78 £370 +32.14% 2
Birmingham +7 68 £375 -9.63% 16
Solihull +13 43 £442 - 4
Worcestershire 0 31 £390 -17.89% 4
Warwickshire +1 13 £400 +5.61% 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 11 £344 -
Herefordshire +9 7 £400 +28.00%
Wolverhampton +4 7 £300 -42.85% 1
Coventry -10 4 £340 +134.48% 2
West Bromwich +6 1 £363 +61.11%
Staffordshire -15 1 £250 -41.17% 3
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 349 (74.57%) SC Cleared
2 75 (16.03%) Windows
3 71 (15.17%) Migration
4 69 (14.74%) Microsoft
5 56 (11.97%) PRINCE2
6 53 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (11.11%) Unix
7 52 (11.11%) SQL
8 51 (10.90%) Project Management
8 51 (10.90%) Cisco
9 50 (10.68%) Oracle
10 43 (9.19%) Linux
10 43 (9.19%) ITIL
11 39 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (8.33%) Juniper
12 38 (8.12%) MS Excel
12 38 (8.12%) Oracle Database
13 37 (7.91%) LAN
14 36 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (7.69%) Scrum
15 34 (7.26%) WAN
16 33 (7.05%) Citrix
16 33 (7.05%) Service Management
17 31 (6.62%) Firewall
17 31 (6.62%) Active Directory
17 31 (6.62%) VMware
18 29 (6.20%) JavaScript
18 29 (6.20%) JIRA
19 28 (5.98%) Software Engineering
19 28 (5.98%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (4.49%) Confluence
2 20 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.21%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.78%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.35%) SAS
6 9 (1.92%) Node.js
6 9 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.28%) IIS
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.07%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.43%) CMS
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.13%) MS Office
3 15 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.28%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.64%) MS Project
6 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (2.14%) Oracle 11i
2 10 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
1 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.99%) Office 365
3 13 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.91%) LAN
2 34 (7.26%) WAN
3 31 (6.62%) Firewall
4 22 (4.70%) VPN
5 19 (4.06%) BGP
6 14 (2.99%) Structured Cabling
7 13 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (2.14%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.92%) DNS
9 9 (1.92%) Network Security
9 9 (1.92%) PBX
9 9 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.92%) Wireless
9 9 (1.92%) X.21
10 8 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.71%) DHCP
10 8 (1.71%) HTTP
11 7 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.12%) Oracle Database
2 27 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.91%) Pentaho
3 23 (4.91%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (4.06%) Hadoop
6 18 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.99%) Big Data
8 14 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
9 13 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
11 8 (1.71%) QlikView
12 6 (1.28%) Data Mart
12 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.07%) OLAP
13 5 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (6.20%) JIRA
2 20 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.63%) PVCS
4 16 (3.42%) ClearQuest
5 12 (2.56%) Vagrant
6 10 (2.14%) Subversion
7 9 (1.92%) Toad
7 9 (1.92%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.71%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.71%) ClearCase
8 8 (1.71%) FishEye
8 8 (1.71%) GitLab
8 8 (1.71%) JIRA Agile
8 8 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.07%) Ant
General
1 20 (4.27%) Finance
2 11 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.92%) Aerospace
3 9 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.50%) Electronics
4 7 (1.50%) Military
5 5 (1.07%) Billing
6 4 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Avionics
7 1 (0.21%) Back Office
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (16.24%) Developer
2 52 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 45 (9.62%) Architect
4 41 (8.76%) Analyst
5 30 (6.41%) Network Engineer
6 25 (5.34%) Consultant
7 24 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 23 (4.91%) Designer
9 20 (4.27%) DBA
10 19 (4.06%) Administrator
11 17 (3.63%) Network Designer
11 17 (3.63%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 16 (3.42%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.21%) Business Analyst
13 15 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.21%) Oracle DBA
13 15 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 14 (2.99%) Applications Developer
14 14 (2.99%) Design Engineer
15 13 (2.78%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.06%) .NET
1 19 (4.06%) CSS
2 16 (3.42%) HTML
3 15 (3.21%) jQuery
4 14 (2.99%) Web Services
5 13 (2.78%) Spring
5 13 (2.78%) XML
6 12 (2.56%) ELK Stack
6 12 (2.56%) Sensu
7 10 (2.14%) JSON
8 9 (1.92%) Play Framework
9 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.71%) REST
9 8 (1.71%) Spring Boot
9 8 (1.71%) WebCenter
10 5 (1.07%) Apache CXF
10 5 (1.07%) J2EE
10 5 (1.07%) JSP
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.07%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.14%) NHS
4 10 (2.14%) Performance Metrics
5 9 (1.92%) Data Integration
5 9 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.85%) Statistics
8 3 (0.64%) Arduino
8 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.64%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.64%) Home Automation
8 3 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (0.43%) CMDB
9 2 (0.43%) Derivative
9 2 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.03%) Windows
2 52 (11.11%) Unix
3 43 (9.19%) Linux
4 20 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.21%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 11 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.71%) CentOS
9 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.50%) Solaris
11 6 (1.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.64%) AIX
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.43%) Fedora
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.17%) Migration
2 56 (11.97%) PRINCE2
3 53 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (10.90%) Project Management
5 43 (9.19%) ITIL
6 36 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (7.69%) Scrum
7 33 (7.05%) Service Management
8 28 (5.98%) Software Engineering
9 26 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 26 (5.56%) ETL
10 25 (5.34%) Change Management
11 23 (4.91%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.06%) Analytics
13 17 (3.63%) Supplier Management
14 16 (3.42%) Presales
14 16 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.42%) Test Strategy
15 15 (3.21%) DevOps
16 13 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.11%) SQL
2 29 (6.20%) JavaScript
3 28 (5.98%) Java
4 27 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 22 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 16 (3.42%) C#
7 13 (2.78%) Ruby
8 12 (2.56%) C
9 11 (2.35%) Scala
10 10 (2.14%) VB
11 9 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.71%) C++
13 7 (1.50%) VBScript
14 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.64%) Python
15 2 (0.43%) JCL
15 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.21%) Perl
16 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 349 (74.57%) SC Cleared
2 39 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (5.56%) CCNP
4 25 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.06%) CCNA
6 17 (3.63%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.42%) CCDP
8 13 (2.78%) Degree
8 13 (2.78%) JNCIA
9 9 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.71%) ISEB
10 8 (1.71%) MCSE
11 7 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.28%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.85%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.85%) MCITP
14 4 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.14%) QA
4 8 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.28%) SLA
6 5 (1.07%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.50%) Firmware
5 7 (1.50%) XenApp
6 6 (1.28%) vSphere
6 6 (1.28%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.85%) iptables
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) Postfix
9 2 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (5.34%) Puppet
2 13 (2.78%) Packer
3 12 (2.56%) Graphite
3 12 (2.56%) SCCM
3 12 (2.56%) Uchiwa
4 9 (1.92%) Data Guard
5 7 (1.50%) WSUS
6 6 (1.28%) Oracle EDQ
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Intune
8 4 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.85%) Nagios
9 3 (0.64%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.64%) OpenView
10 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.43%) SCOM
10 2 (0.43%) SCSM
10 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 69 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.90%) Cisco
3 50 (10.68%) Oracle
4 39 (8.33%) Juniper
5 33 (7.05%) Citrix
6 31 (6.62%) VMware
7 22 (4.70%) Atlassian
8 20 (4.27%) Red Hat
9 17 (3.63%) Cloudera
9 17 (3.63%) HP
10 15 (3.21%) Cognos
11 14 (2.99%) IBM
12 13 (2.78%) BMC
12 13 (2.78%) Google
13 12 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.56%) ForgeRock
13 12 (2.56%) Informatica
13 12 (2.56%) MuleSoft
14 9 (1.92%) Dell
14 9 (1.92%) Sophos
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Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
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Staffordshire
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