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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 27 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 123 178 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.11% 7.32% 5.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.43% 42.69% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 82 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.83 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% +70.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.17 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £131.00 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+69.13% -5.81%
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
418 417 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.38% 17.14% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 195 156
Average daily rate £350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 28
Average hourly rate £31.44 £21.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.23% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £8.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.76 £37.50 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 49 £350 -17.64% 17
Worcestershire +8 21 £450 -10.00% 4
Coventry +15 14 £350 -4.10% 2
Shropshire -11 12 £335 +45.65% 1
Herefordshire - 8 £415 - 2
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £330 -29.78%
Solihull -4 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -6 2 £435 +12.25% 3
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 4
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 208 (70.03%) SC Cleared
2 61 (20.54%) Cisco
3 49 (16.50%) Windows
4 48 (16.16%) ITIL
5 36 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 35 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (11.78%) Firewall
7 32 (10.77%) IBM
8 31 (10.44%) CCNP
8 31 (10.44%) Juniper
8 31 (10.44%) Migration
9 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
10 28 (9.43%) SQL
11 27 (9.09%) .NET
11 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (8.75%) SOA
13 25 (8.42%) Oracle
13 25 (8.42%) WAN
14 24 (8.08%) Microsoft
14 24 (8.08%) F5
15 23 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (7.74%) Linux
16 22 (7.41%) SQL Server
16 22 (7.41%) C#
17 21 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (6.73%) Network Security
19 19 (6.40%) Project Management
19 19 (6.40%) Finance
20 18 (6.06%) MS Excel
20 18 (6.06%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.02%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (1.68%) CMS
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.35%) Lync
4 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.01%) JBoss
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
7 1 (0.34%) Moodle
7 1 (0.34%) Documentum
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.37%) MS Office
3 9 (3.03%) MS Project
4 8 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.68%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.35%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.01%) SAP PS
5 3 (1.01%) Primavera
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.34%) Maximo
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
1 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.78%) Firewall
2 25 (8.42%) WAN
3 23 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (6.73%) Network Security
6 16 (5.39%) BIG-IP
7 15 (5.05%) LAN
8 13 (4.38%) DNS
9 11 (3.70%) MPLS
10 10 (3.37%) OSPF
10 10 (3.37%) DHCP
10 10 (3.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (2.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.69%) VoIP
12 8 (2.69%) WLAN
12 8 (2.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (2.69%) DMVPN
13 7 (2.36%) Internet
14 6 (2.02%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.35%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.01%) Big Data
3 3 (1.01%) MySQL
4 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.34%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Subversion
1 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.35%) Selenium
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.35%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.67%) MorphX
4 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.34%) Grunt
5 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 19 (6.40%) Finance
2 15 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.36%) Law
4 3 (1.01%) Electronics
4 3 (1.01%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Local Government
5 2 (0.67%) Marketing
5 2 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (14.81%) Network Engineer
2 41 (13.80%) Developer
3 30 (10.10%) Architect
4 29 (9.76%) Analyst
5 26 (8.75%) Consultant
6 22 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 17 (5.72%) Design Engineer
8 16 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 15 (5.05%) Network Design Engineer
10 13 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (4.04%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.37%) Functional Consultant
12 10 (3.37%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 10 (3.37%) Oracle Consultant
13 9 (3.03%) Service Manager
13 9 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.03%) Service Analyst
14 8 (2.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.09%) .NET
2 17 (5.72%) CSS
3 9 (3.03%) HTML
3 9 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.69%) 802.1X
5 7 (2.36%) XML
6 5 (1.68%) RESTful
7 4 (1.35%) Django
7 4 (1.35%) J2EE
7 4 (1.35%) Flask
8 3 (1.01%) Web Services
8 3 (1.01%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) JSP
9 2 (0.67%) XSLT
10 1 (0.34%) LAMP
10 1 (0.34%) TopLink
10 1 (0.34%) JSON
10 1 (0.34%) jQuery
10 1 (0.34%) Google Maps API
10 1 (0.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.39%) Clustering
3 11 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.01%) User Experience
5 3 (1.01%) SecurID
5 3 (1.01%) PKI
6 2 (0.67%) CMDB
6 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.34%) Social Media
7 1 (0.34%) New Media
7 1 (0.34%) Handset
7 1 (0.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.34%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.34%) PDA
7 1 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.50%) Windows
2 23 (7.74%) Linux
3 12 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.69%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.35%) UNIX
8 3 (1.01%) Debian
8 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.01%) Solaris
8 3 (1.01%) CentOS
9 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.16%) ITIL
2 31 (10.44%) Migration
3 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.75%) SOA
6 19 (6.40%) Project Management
7 16 (5.39%) Service Management
8 15 (5.05%) Service Delivery
9 14 (4.71%) High Availability
10 13 (4.38%) Network Design
11 12 (4.04%) SIEM
11 12 (4.04%) Cyber Security
11 12 (4.04%) Protective Monitoring
11 12 (4.04%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.70%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.70%) Data Migration
12 11 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.37%) Change Control
14 9 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (2.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.43%) SQL
2 22 (7.41%) C#
3 11 (3.70%) Java
4 10 (3.37%) C
4 10 (3.37%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.02%) Python
7 3 (1.01%) C++
7 3 (1.01%) PHP
8 2 (0.67%) X++
8 2 (0.67%) XQuery
9 1 (0.34%) Tcl
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 208 (70.03%) SC Cleared
2 35 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (10.44%) CCNP
4 18 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.72%) CCNA
6 13 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (3.03%) BC Cleared
8 7 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.02%) Degree
10 4 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.35%) CCSA
11 3 (1.01%) CCIE
12 2 (0.67%) HND
12 2 (0.67%) CCDP
12 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.34%) CCVP
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.37%) QA
2 6 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 18 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.68%) XenApp
4 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.67%) Firmware
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) Squid
6 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
6 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (3.03%) SCCM
2 8 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (1.68%) SCOM
3 5 (1.68%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.01%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.67%) SCSM
5 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.67%) OPNET
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.34%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 61 (20.54%) Cisco
2 36 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 32 (10.77%) IBM
4 31 (10.44%) Juniper
5 25 (8.42%) Oracle
6 24 (8.08%) Microsoft
6 24 (8.08%) F5
7 17 (5.72%) VMware
8 11 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 10 (3.37%) Fortinet
9 10 (3.37%) BMC
9 10 (3.37%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.03%) McAfee
11 8 (2.69%) Sourcefire
11 8 (2.69%) Citrix
12 7 (2.36%) SAP
13 6 (2.02%) HP
13 6 (2.02%) i2
13 6 (2.02%) LogRhythm
14 4 (1.35%) ArcSight
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago