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 3 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 19 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 171 111 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.47% 5.00% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.01% 30.83% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 55 41
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£369 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.57% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £138 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+320.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -36.84%
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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
462 360 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.17% 16.22% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 163 132
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 11 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.76 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.75% -58.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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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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
Birmingham +5 36 £300 -15.49% 17
Shropshire -8 27 £267 +7.77% 2
Staffordshire +14 24 £425 -2.29% 2
Worcestershire +14 24 £350 -35.18%
Warwickshire +6 14 £250 +81.81% 3
Wolverhampton - 9 £375 -
Solihull 0 6 £363 +45.00% 1
Coventry -3 3 £279 -34.41% 4
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 283 (77.11%) SC Cleared
2 77 (20.98%) Windows
3 64 (17.44%) ITIL
4 53 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 47 (12.81%) Cisco
6 40 (10.90%) Oracle
7 39 (10.63%) DV Cleared
8 37 (10.08%) Telecoms
9 36 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (9.26%) SQL Server
10 34 (9.26%) SQL
11 30 (8.17%) Project Management
11 30 (8.17%) Active Directory
12 28 (7.63%) C#
13 27 (7.36%) DNS
13 27 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (7.36%) Migration
13 27 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (7.08%) IBM
14 26 (7.08%) DHCP
15 25 (6.81%) .NET
15 25 (6.81%) VMware
16 24 (6.54%) MS Office
16 24 (6.54%) SCCM
17 23 (6.27%) WAN
17 23 (6.27%) LAN
18 22 (5.99%) Linux
18 22 (5.99%) MS Excel
18 22 (5.99%) SharePoint
18 22 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 22 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.27%) Apache
4 9 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.63%) JBoss
7 5 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.09%) CMS
8 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.82%) Confluence
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) Lync
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (6.54%) MS Office
2 22 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.63%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.36%) MS Project
5 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.36%) TRIRIGA
3 5 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.36%) DNS
2 26 (7.08%) DHCP
3 23 (6.27%) WAN
3 23 (6.27%) LAN
4 21 (5.72%) Network Security
5 13 (3.54%) Firewall
6 10 (2.72%) MPLS
7 9 (2.45%) VoIP
7 9 (2.45%) VLAN
8 8 (2.18%) VPN
8 8 (2.18%) Internet
9 7 (1.91%) SAN
9 7 (1.91%) BGP
9 7 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.63%) BIG-IP
10 6 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.63%) ASN.1
10 6 (1.63%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.09%) Big Data
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.27%) QlikView
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.63%) Subversion
3 5 (1.36%) Maven
3 5 (1.36%) JIRA
3 5 (1.36%) Hudson
3 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.82%) Selenium
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.27%) Ant
6 1 (0.27%) JUnit
6 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.18%) Finance
3 7 (1.91%) Law
4 6 (1.63%) Military
5 5 (1.36%) Publishing
6 3 (0.82%) Billing
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 54 (14.71%) Analyst
2 40 (10.90%) Network Engineer
3 35 (9.54%) Developer
4 32 (8.72%) Architect
5 27 (7.36%) Consultant
6 21 (5.72%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.72%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.45%) Administrator
8 18 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.54%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.27%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.00%) Service Manager
12 11 (3.00%) Delivery Manager
13 9 (2.45%) Services Delivery Manager
13 9 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (2.45%) DBA
14 8 (2.18%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.18%) Security Engineer
14 8 (2.18%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.81%) .NET
2 18 (4.90%) CSS
3 13 (3.54%) HTML
4 12 (3.27%) XML
5 10 (2.72%) JSP
6 8 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.63%) J2EE
7 6 (1.63%) Web Services
8 4 (1.09%) GTK+
8 4 (1.09%) Middleware
9 3 (0.82%) JSON
9 3 (0.82%) WCF
9 3 (0.82%) jQuery
9 3 (0.82%) SOAP
9 3 (0.82%) RESTful
9 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.54%) CSS3
10 2 (0.54%) HTML5
10 2 (0.54%) Play Framework
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.36%) Open Source
3 7 (1.91%) IVR
4 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.36%) NHS
5 5 (1.36%) Cryptography
5 5 (1.36%) PKI
5 5 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.09%) Physics
6 4 (1.09%) PDA
6 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.09%) CESG
6 4 (1.09%) User Experience
6 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.54%) Social Media
8 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.98%) Windows
2 22 (5.99%) Linux
3 19 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.81%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.54%) UNIX
5 13 (3.54%) Solaris
6 12 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.63%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.36%) AIX
10 3 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.54%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.44%) ITIL
2 36 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.17%) Project Management
4 27 (7.36%) Migration
5 22 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (5.72%) SOA
7 17 (4.63%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (4.09%) Scrum
9 14 (3.81%) Service Management
9 14 (3.81%) Network Design
10 12 (3.27%) Workflow
10 12 (3.27%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.00%) Problem Management
11 11 (3.00%) Cyber Security
12 10 (2.72%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.72%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.45%) Business Analysis
13 9 (2.45%) Change Management
13 9 (2.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.26%) SQL
2 28 (7.63%) C#
3 21 (5.72%) Java
4 11 (3.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.72%) C
5 10 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.72%) Perl
6 6 (1.63%) C++
6 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.36%) Python
8 3 (0.82%) Ruby
9 2 (0.54%) Scala
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 283 (77.11%) SC Cleared
2 39 (10.63%) DV Cleared
3 27 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.72%) CCNA
5 16 (4.36%) CCNP
6 12 (3.27%) BC Cleared
7 9 (2.45%) Degree
8 8 (2.18%) VCP4
8 8 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.36%) HND
10 3 (0.82%) OCP
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.54%) HP AIS
11 2 (0.54%) CCIP
11 2 (0.54%) ISEB
11 2 (0.54%) CISSP
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.27%) MCP
12 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.91%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.36%) BS7799
3 5 (1.36%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 30 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.54%) XenApp
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.82%) XenServer
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.54%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.54%) SCCM
2 10 (2.72%) NetBackup
3 8 (2.18%) SCOM
4 5 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.36%) Puppet
4 5 (1.36%) SCSM
5 4 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.82%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.82%) WSUS
7 2 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.27%) OPNET
8 1 (0.27%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.27%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 53 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 47 (12.81%) Cisco
3 40 (10.90%) Oracle
4 26 (7.08%) IBM
5 25 (6.81%) VMware
6 21 (5.72%) HP
7 20 (5.45%) Citrix
8 12 (3.27%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.00%) Remedy
10 10 (2.72%) McAfee
10 10 (2.72%) F5
11 9 (2.45%) BT
12 8 (2.18%) Symantec
12 8 (2.18%) Juniper
13 7 (1.91%) Sun
13 7 (1.91%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.63%) Avaya
14 6 (1.63%) Mitel
14 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.36%) Fortinet
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Rate: From £28,989 to £35,431 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 22 days ago