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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 14 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 272 112 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.05% 4.81% 7.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.33% 25.00% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 63 85
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £197 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.25 £26.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -20.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £14.25 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.25 £75.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
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
600 448 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 19.25% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 277 180
Median daily rate £380 £345 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 42
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +9.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 65 £430 +22.85% 22
Shropshire -2 55 £388 +24.00% 1
Solihull +10 54 £450 - 8
Worcestershire +2 37 £390 -13.33%
Coventry +3 16 £325 -23.52% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £350 -
Herefordshire +1 6 £513 -
Staffordshire +2 5 £268 -37.79% 6
Warwickshire -4 4 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton +2 2 - -
West Bromwich +8 1 £363 +61.11% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 427 (79.81%) SC Cleared
2 104 (19.44%) Windows
3 79 (14.77%) Microsoft
4 78 (14.58%) Oracle
5 75 (14.02%) Cisco
6 73 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (13.46%) Unix
8 71 (13.27%) Migration
9 69 (12.90%) Linux
10 68 (12.71%) SQL
11 59 (11.03%) Oracle Database
12 57 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
13 50 (9.35%) Project Management
13 50 (9.35%) Java
14 49 (9.16%) Juniper
14 49 (9.16%) Firewall
14 49 (9.16%) JIRA
15 48 (8.97%) Citrix
16 46 (8.60%) MS Excel
17 45 (8.41%) ITIL
18 42 (7.85%) PRINCE2
18 42 (7.85%) Software Engineering
19 41 (7.66%) VMware
19 41 (7.66%) Shell Script
19 41 (7.66%) Data Centre
20 40 (7.48%) Service Management
20 40 (7.48%) CCNP
20 40 (7.48%) Scrum
21 38 (7.10%) LAN
22 36 (6.73%) WAN

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 33 (6.17%) WebLogic
2 28 (5.23%) Confluence
3 21 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.55%) Oracle Application Server
5 14 (2.62%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.06%) SAS
7 9 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.31%) IIS
9 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.93%) Apache
10 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.56%) Documentum
12 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 46 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.05%) MS Office
3 19 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.37%) Simulink
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (4.30%) Oracle Applications
2 22 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (3.74%) Oracle 11i
3 20 (3.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.12%) Maximo
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (2.62%) Office 365
4 2 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.16%) Firewall
2 38 (7.10%) LAN
3 36 (6.73%) WAN
4 26 (4.86%) NetScaler
5 25 (4.67%) BGP
5 25 (4.67%) VPN
6 18 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (3.18%) Wireless
8 16 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (2.80%) Structured Cabling
10 12 (2.24%) DNS
10 12 (2.24%) MPLS
10 12 (2.24%) Network Security
10 12 (2.24%) OSPF
11 11 (2.06%) DAB
11 11 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (1.87%) DHCP
13 9 (1.68%) PBX
13 9 (1.68%) VoIP
13 9 (1.68%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.03%) Oracle Database
2 29 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (5.42%) Oracle Database 10g
2 29 (5.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 27 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 24 (4.49%) Pentaho
4 24 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
6 22 (4.11%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.11%) RDBMS
7 19 (3.55%) Oracle Discoverer
7 19 (3.55%) Oracle OWB
7 19 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (2.62%) Big Data
9 11 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.50%) QlikView
12 7 (1.31%) Cloudera CDH
12 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (9.16%) JIRA
2 36 (6.73%) ClearQuest
3 35 (6.54%) Git (software)
4 30 (5.61%) PVCS
5 24 (4.49%) Oracle Forms
6 21 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 17 (3.18%) Subversion
7 17 (3.18%) Toad
8 15 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (2.80%) ClearCase
8 15 (2.80%) FishEye
8 15 (2.80%) GitLab
8 15 (2.80%) JIRA Agile
8 15 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (2.43%) Bitbucket
9 13 (2.43%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.43%) JUnit
9 13 (2.43%) Vagrant
10 12 (2.24%) Ant
10 12 (2.24%) Maven
General
1 24 (4.49%) Finance
2 12 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.31%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.31%) Military
4 6 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.12%) Electronics
5 4 (0.75%) Billing
5 4 (0.75%) Retail
6 3 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (17.38%) Developer
2 57 (10.65%) Architect
3 45 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 42 (7.85%) Analyst
5 39 (7.29%) Network Engineer
6 31 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.42%) DBA
8 25 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.67%) Oracle DBA
9 22 (4.11%) Administrator
9 22 (4.11%) SC Cleared DBA
10 20 (3.74%) Consultant
10 20 (3.74%) Designer
11 18 (3.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 18 (3.36%) Technical Architect
12 16 (2.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 15 (2.80%) Network Designer
14 14 (2.62%) Design Engineer
14 14 (2.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 14 (2.62%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.49%) Web Services
2 23 (4.30%) Spring
3 22 (4.11%) .NET
3 22 (4.11%) HTML
4 21 (3.93%) CSS
5 20 (3.74%) XML
6 18 (3.36%) Apache CXF
7 15 (2.80%) J2EE
8 13 (2.43%) ELK Stack
8 13 (2.43%) Hibernate
8 13 (2.43%) jQuery
8 13 (2.43%) JSP
8 13 (2.43%) Play Framework
8 13 (2.43%) Sensu
8 13 (2.43%) Servlets
9 12 (2.24%) JSON
10 11 (2.06%) Node.js
11 10 (1.87%) REST
11 10 (1.87%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.80%) Performance Metrics
5 11 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.87%) NHS
7 9 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.75%) Replication
9 4 (0.75%) User Experience
10 3 (0.56%) Arduino
10 3 (0.56%) CESG
10 3 (0.56%) Clustering
10 3 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.56%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.56%) Home Automation
10 3 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.56%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (19.44%) Windows
2 72 (13.46%) Unix
3 69 (12.90%) Linux
4 32 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.24%) CentOS
7 12 (2.24%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.87%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.68%) SUSE
11 8 (1.50%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.31%) Solaris
13 4 (0.75%) AIX
13 4 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.56%) Fedora
15 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (13.27%) Migration
3 50 (9.35%) Project Management
4 45 (8.41%) ITIL
5 42 (7.85%) PRINCE2
5 42 (7.85%) Software Engineering
6 40 (7.48%) Scrum
6 40 (7.48%) Service Management
7 33 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (5.61%) Configuration Management
10 27 (5.05%) Mentoring
11 22 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (4.11%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (4.11%) ETL
12 21 (3.93%) Network Design
12 21 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
12 21 (3.93%) Presales
12 21 (3.93%) UML
13 20 (3.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 68 (12.71%) SQL
2 50 (9.35%) Java
3 41 (7.66%) Shell Script
4 33 (6.17%) JavaScript
5 31 (5.79%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.55%) C
7 17 (3.18%) C++
8 16 (2.99%) Ruby
8 16 (2.99%) Scala
8 16 (2.99%) VB
9 15 (2.80%) C#
10 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.12%) VBScript
12 5 (0.93%) Python
13 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.75%) PHP
13 4 (0.75%) R
13 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 427 (79.81%) SC Cleared
2 57 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (7.48%) CCNP
4 29 (5.42%) CCNA
5 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.36%) Oracle Certification
7 17 (3.18%) CCDP
7 17 (3.18%) Degree
7 17 (3.18%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.43%) JNCIA
9 12 (2.24%) MCSE
10 11 (2.06%) Sun Certification
11 10 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.68%) OCP
13 8 (1.50%) PMP
14 7 (1.31%) ISEB
14 7 (1.31%) OCPJP
15 6 (1.12%) BC Cleared
15 6 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.12%) QA
5 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.93%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (2.62%) vSphere
6 10 (1.87%) XenApp
7 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.12%) Firmware
8 6 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.93%) iptables
10 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.37%) HDFS
11 2 (0.37%) NFS
11 2 (0.37%) Postfix
11 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (5.79%) Puppet
2 19 (3.55%) Data Guard
3 14 (2.62%) Packer
4 13 (2.43%) Graphite
4 13 (2.43%) Uchiwa
5 12 (2.24%) SCCM
6 10 (1.87%) Oracle EDQ
7 8 (1.50%) SCOM
8 7 (1.31%) Nagios
9 6 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.12%) WSUS
10 5 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 78 (14.58%) Oracle
3 75 (14.02%) Cisco
4 49 (9.16%) Juniper
5 48 (8.97%) Citrix
6 41 (7.66%) VMware
7 31 (5.79%) Atlassian
8 29 (5.42%) Red Hat
9 23 (4.30%) BMC
10 18 (3.36%) CheckPoint
10 18 (3.36%) Cloudera
11 15 (2.80%) Cognos
11 15 (2.80%) HP
11 15 (2.80%) Informatica
12 14 (2.62%) Google
13 13 (2.43%) ForgeRock
13 13 (2.43%) MuleSoft
14 12 (2.24%) F5
14 12 (2.24%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.06%) Sophos
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