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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 18 13 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 198 170 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.82% 7.89% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.08% 43.81% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 45
Average daily rate £401 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £166 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
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
494 388 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 18.00% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 205 152
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.20 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Birmingham -2 50 £325 -9.72% 25
Shropshire -18 25 £395 +48.08% 2
Warwickshire +15 22 £425 +70.00%
Solihull +2 19 - - 5
Sutton Coldfield 0 17 £463 +5.11% 3
Coventry 0 10 £315 +32.63% 4
Staffordshire -2 10 £438 +34.61% 3
Wolverhampton -3 7 £325 +8.33%
Herefordshire +3 6 £425 +42.25% 1
Worcestershire -5 5 £288 +0.87% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 271 (70.94%) SC Cleared
2 65 (17.02%) Windows
3 64 (16.75%) Migration
4 63 (16.49%) ITIL
5 53 (13.87%) Microsoft
6 51 (13.35%) PRINCE2
7 48 (12.57%) Cisco
7 48 (12.57%) Project Management
8 41 (10.73%) Oracle
9 31 (8.12%) WAN
9 31 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (7.59%) Unix
11 28 (7.33%) LAN
12 27 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (7.07%) Juniper
13 26 (6.81%) Windows Server
14 25 (6.54%) Active Directory
15 23 (6.02%) Linux
15 23 (6.02%) SQL
15 23 (6.02%) Change Management
15 23 (6.02%) DV Cleared
16 22 (5.76%) Citrix
17 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (5.50%) ETL
17 21 (5.50%) Service Delivery
18 20 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (4.97%) Service Management
19 19 (4.97%) MPLS
19 19 (4.97%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 18 (4.71%) Lync
2 12 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.57%) Confluence
4 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.57%) SAS
5 4 (1.05%) Apache
5 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 2 (0.52%) nginx
7 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (4.71%) MS Office
2 12 (3.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.05%) MS Project
4 3 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.31%) Maximo
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.79%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.83%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.12%) WAN
2 28 (7.33%) LAN
3 19 (4.97%) MPLS
4 13 (3.40%) Firewall
4 13 (3.40%) VoIP
4 13 (3.40%) VPN
5 12 (3.14%) BGP
6 9 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.36%) Wireless
7 8 (2.09%) DNS
7 8 (2.09%) PBX
8 7 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.83%) HTTP
8 7 (1.83%) Network Security
8 7 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (1.57%) DHCP
9 6 (1.57%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.57%) SDH
9 6 (1.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.71%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (3.14%) Pentaho
4 7 (1.83%) Big Data
4 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.31%) Data Mart
6 5 (1.31%) OLAP
6 5 (1.31%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.52%) MS Access
8 2 (0.52%) MySQL
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (1.57%) JIRA
3 5 (1.31%) JDeveloper
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.52%) PVCS
6 2 (0.52%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.26%) FishEye
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) Hudson
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (3.93%) Finance
1 15 (3.93%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.40%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.09%) Aerospace
3 8 (2.09%) Electronics
4 4 (1.05%) Retail
5 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.26%) Avionics
6 1 (0.26%) Banking
6 1 (0.26%) Billing
6 1 (0.26%) Marketing
6 1 (0.26%) Military
6 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (12.04%) Project Manager
2 44 (11.52%) Architect
3 39 (10.21%) Developer
4 36 (9.42%) Analyst
5 34 (8.90%) Consultant
6 22 (5.76%) Designer
6 22 (5.76%) Network Engineer
7 17 (4.45%) Network Designer
8 16 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.66%) Design Engineer
10 13 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (3.40%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 13 (3.40%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.14%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (2.36%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 9 (2.36%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.09%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.09%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.14%) .NET
1 12 (3.14%) CSS
1 12 (3.14%) HTML
2 10 (2.62%) WebCenter
3 8 (2.09%) XML
4 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.83%) jQuery
5 6 (1.57%) Middleware
5 6 (1.57%) Web Services
6 5 (1.31%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.79%) HTML5
7 3 (0.79%) REST
7 3 (0.79%) RESTful
8 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.52%) ISPF
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.19%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.09%) e-Health
5 7 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.05%) NHS
8 4 (1.05%) Statistics
9 3 (0.79%) CMDB
9 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.52%) Blog
10 2 (0.52%) CESG
10 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.52%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.52%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.52%) EPoS
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (17.02%) Windows
2 29 (7.59%) Unix
3 26 (6.81%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.02%) Linux
5 15 (3.93%) Solaris
5 15 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.66%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.62%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.79%) AIX
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) HPUX
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.75%) Migration
2 63 (16.49%) ITIL
3 51 (13.35%) PRINCE2
4 48 (12.57%) Project Management
5 31 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.02%) Change Management
7 21 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.50%) ETL
7 21 (5.50%) Service Delivery
8 19 (4.97%) Network Management
8 19 (4.97%) Service Management
9 17 (4.45%) ITIL V3
9 17 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (3.93%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.40%) ERP
12 12 (3.14%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.14%) Supplier Management
13 11 (2.88%) Analytics
13 11 (2.88%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.02%) SQL
2 16 (4.19%) PL/SQL
3 13 (3.40%) Java
4 12 (3.14%) C#
4 12 (3.14%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.62%) Perl
6 8 (2.09%) C
7 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.79%) Ruby
8 3 (0.79%) VBScript
9 2 (0.52%) JCL
9 2 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 271 (70.94%) SC Cleared
2 27 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.45%) APMP
6 14 (3.66%) CCNP
7 13 (3.40%) CCNA
8 12 (3.14%) CISSP
9 11 (2.88%) JNCIA
10 10 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.36%) Degree
12 7 (1.83%) CCDP
13 6 (1.57%) ISEB
13 6 (1.57%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.57%) MCITP
14 5 (1.31%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.31%) CCIE
14 5 (1.31%) CISMP
14 5 (1.31%) MCP
15 4 (1.05%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.14%) SLA
2 9 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.09%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.31%) QA
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.57%) Firmware
4 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.79%) NFS
5 3 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) IAG
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) UAG
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.93%) SCCM
2 10 (2.62%) CA Spectrum
3 8 (2.09%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.79%) OpenView
5 3 (0.79%) Puppet
5 3 (0.79%) SCSM
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.79%) WSUS
6 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.52%) Packer
6 2 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.26%) Graphite
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.26%) Terraform
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 53 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.57%) Cisco
3 41 (10.73%) Oracle
4 27 (7.07%) Juniper
5 22 (5.76%) Citrix
6 17 (4.45%) VMware
7 15 (3.93%) SAP
8 14 (3.66%) EMC
9 13 (3.40%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.14%) HP
11 10 (2.62%) CA
12 9 (2.36%) Dell
12 9 (2.36%) F5
12 9 (2.36%) IBM
13 8 (2.09%) Sophos
14 6 (1.57%) Baan
14 6 (1.57%) Cognos
14 6 (1.57%) Northgate
15 5 (1.31%) Brocade
16 4 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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