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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 9 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 296 169 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.22% 6.70% 6.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.53% 36.50% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 77 87
Median daily rate £375 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £169 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.25 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.76% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.73 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.03% +23.60%
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
696 463 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.68% 18.34% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 237 231
Median daily rate £400 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £29.26 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% +36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £39.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -3 78 £400 +23.07% 15
Shropshire +11 68 £340 +38.77% 8
Solihull +4 43 £423 +5.62% 7
Coventry -10 17 £351 +17.08% 2
Worcestershire -1 15 £295 -39.17% 1
Herefordshire -1 13 £400 -4.76% 3
Warwickshire - 12 £363 -
Staffordshire +4 10 £410 +32.25% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 4 £295 -10.60%
Walsall - 3 £250 -
Wolverhampton -2 2 £350 +40.00%
West Bromwich - 1 £140 -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 447 (78.98%) SC Cleared
2 129 (22.79%) Cisco
3 114 (20.14%) Windows
4 92 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 87 (15.37%) ITIL
6 78 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (13.07%) Linux
8 73 (12.90%) Firewall
9 71 (12.54%) Data Centre
10 64 (11.31%) Juniper
11 61 (10.78%) Oracle
12 60 (10.60%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (9.89%) Unix
14 54 (9.54%) Project Management
15 53 (9.36%) LAN
16 52 (9.19%) PRINCE2
17 51 (9.01%) SQL
18 48 (8.48%) WAN
18 48 (8.48%) Citrix
19 47 (8.30%) Software Engineering
19 47 (8.30%) VMware
20 46 (8.13%) Java
21 45 (7.95%) CCNP
21 45 (7.95%) Windows Server
22 43 (7.60%) Service Management
23 42 (7.42%) Migration
24 41 (7.24%) MS Excel
25 40 (7.07%) Active Directory
25 40 (7.07%) Oracle Database
26 38 (6.71%) Mentoring

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 28 (4.95%) WebLogic
2 27 (4.77%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.36%) Confluence
3 19 (3.36%) Oracle Application Server
4 17 (3.00%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.83%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.24%) Apache
8 7 (1.24%) IIS
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.53%) CMS
12 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.53%) SAS
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 41 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.83%) MS Office
3 19 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.71%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Simulink
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (4.06%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (3.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (3.53%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (1.59%) Maximo
6 5 (0.88%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.59%) Office 365
5 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (12.90%) Firewall
2 53 (9.36%) LAN
3 48 (8.48%) WAN
4 30 (5.30%) NetScaler
5 28 (4.95%) DNS
6 26 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (4.59%) Wireless
7 23 (4.06%) VoIP
8 22 (3.89%) VPN
9 20 (3.53%) SAN
10 18 (3.18%) VLAN
11 17 (3.00%) BGP
12 16 (2.83%) DHCP
13 15 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (2.65%) Network Security
14 14 (2.47%) OSPF
15 13 (2.30%) MPLS
16 12 (2.12%) DAB
16 12 (2.12%) IPv4
17 11 (1.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.07%) Oracle Database
2 34 (6.01%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 23 (4.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (3.36%) Oracle Discoverer
6 18 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.59%) MySQL
10 9 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
12 7 (1.24%) Big Data
12 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.06%) Pentaho
13 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (6.18%) JIRA
2 30 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.77%) ClearQuest
4 20 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.36%) PVCS
6 18 (3.18%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (2.47%) Subversion
8 13 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.30%) FishEye
8 13 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (2.12%) ClearCase
9 12 (2.12%) GitLab
9 12 (2.12%) JIRA Agile
10 11 (1.94%) Ant
10 11 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.94%) JUnit
11 9 (1.59%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.59%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.59%) Maven
11 9 (1.59%) Toad
General
1 31 (5.48%) Finance
2 20 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.12%) Billing
4 8 (1.41%) Legal
5 7 (1.24%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.24%) Military
6 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.88%) Automotive
7 5 (0.88%) Electronics
8 3 (0.53%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Banking
10 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (14.13%) Architect
2 58 (10.25%) Developer
3 55 (9.72%) Analyst
4 44 (7.77%) Network Engineer
5 34 (6.01%) Project Manager
6 29 (5.12%) Network Architect
7 28 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (3.89%) DBA
10 21 (3.71%) Consultant
11 20 (3.53%) Software Engineer
12 19 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (3.36%) SC Cleared DBA
13 18 (3.18%) Oracle DBA
14 17 (3.00%) Administrator
15 16 (2.83%) Designer
15 16 (2.83%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 14 (2.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 14 (2.47%) Service Manager
17 13 (2.30%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.59%) Web Services
2 22 (3.89%) HTML
3 20 (3.53%) Spring
4 19 (3.36%) CSS
4 19 (3.36%) XML
5 16 (2.83%) .NET
6 15 (2.65%) Apache CXF
7 14 (2.47%) Struts
8 12 (2.12%) J2EE
9 11 (1.94%) Hibernate
9 11 (1.94%) JSP
9 11 (1.94%) Middleware
10 10 (1.77%) Play Framework
10 10 (1.77%) Servlets
11 9 (1.59%) jQuery
11 9 (1.59%) Node.js
12 8 (1.41%) REST
13 7 (1.24%) JSON
13 7 (1.24%) Spring Boot
14 6 (1.06%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.54%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.47%) User Experience
4 11 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.77%) CMDB
6 9 (1.59%) CESG
6 9 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.24%) PDA
9 6 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.06%) Replication
9 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.88%) Clustering
11 4 (0.71%) NHS
12 3 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (0.53%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.53%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (20.14%) Windows
2 74 (13.07%) Linux
3 56 (9.89%) Unix
4 45 (7.95%) Windows Server
5 30 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.94%) CentOS
9 10 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.59%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.41%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.24%) SUSE
13 5 (0.88%) Solaris
14 4 (0.71%) AIX
14 4 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.53%) Fedora
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.37%) ITIL
2 78 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (9.54%) Project Management
4 52 (9.19%) PRINCE2
5 47 (8.30%) Software Engineering
6 43 (7.60%) Service Management
7 42 (7.42%) Migration
8 38 (6.71%) Mentoring
9 36 (6.36%) ITIL V3
9 36 (6.36%) Scrum
10 31 (5.48%) Presales
10 31 (5.48%) UML
11 30 (5.30%) Configuration Management
11 30 (5.30%) Network Design
12 26 (4.59%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (4.24%) ITSM
14 23 (4.06%) OO
15 20 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (3.36%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.01%) SQL
2 46 (8.13%) Java
3 31 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 28 (4.95%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.59%) C++
6 16 (2.83%) C
6 16 (2.83%) PL/SQL
7 13 (2.30%) Scala
7 13 (2.30%) VB
8 12 (2.12%) C#
8 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.77%) Python
9 10 (1.77%) Ruby
10 8 (1.41%) R
11 6 (1.06%) PHP
12 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.53%) Perl
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 447 (78.98%) SC Cleared
2 60 (10.60%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (7.95%) CCNP
4 35 (6.18%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.12%) CCNA
6 27 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.06%) Degree
8 21 (3.71%) MCSE
9 18 (3.18%) Oracle Certification
10 17 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (2.65%) MCSA
12 14 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.59%) BICSI Certification
15 9 (1.59%) CCDP
15 9 (1.59%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.59%) OCP
15 9 (1.59%) OCPJP
15 9 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.24%) QA
4 6 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.71%) MISRA
7 2 (0.35%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) GPG13
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (3.36%) vSphere
5 12 (2.12%) XenApp
6 9 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.06%) XenServer
8 5 (0.88%) Firmware
8 5 (0.88%) iptables
8 5 (0.88%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.71%) HDFS
10 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.35%) Postfix
10 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.18%) Docker
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (3.53%) Puppet
2 19 (3.36%) Data Guard
3 17 (3.00%) SCCM
4 11 (1.94%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.59%) SCOM
6 7 (1.24%) Nagios
7 6 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.06%) Graphite
7 6 (1.06%) OPNET
7 6 (1.06%) Packer
7 6 (1.06%) Uchiwa
8 5 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 129 (22.79%) Cisco
2 92 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 64 (11.31%) Juniper
4 61 (10.78%) Oracle
5 48 (8.48%) Citrix
6 47 (8.30%) VMware
7 25 (4.42%) CheckPoint
8 24 (4.24%) Red Hat
9 22 (3.89%) SolarWinds
10 21 (3.71%) Atlassian
10 21 (3.71%) BMC
11 19 (3.36%) EMC
11 19 (3.36%) F5
11 19 (3.36%) HP
12 18 (3.18%) BT
13 15 (2.65%) CA
13 15 (2.65%) Dell
14 13 (2.30%) Brocade
15 12 (2.12%) Fortinet
15 12 (2.12%) SevOne
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Catchfish
Rate: Dependent on Skills and Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Catchfish
Rate: Dependent on Skills and Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £285 - £315 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Catchfish
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TO £550 PER DAY DEP ON EXPERIENCE - NEGOTIAB
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £330 - £355 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago