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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 22 39 53
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 177 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.88% 4.07% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.48% 30.18% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 47 27
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£350 £393 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +7.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £252 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.83 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.34% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -30.76%
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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
460 285 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 13.50% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 156 189
Average daily rate £334 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -17.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 63 £360 -10.00% 8
Shropshire +8 29 £265 -27.39% 1
Wolverhampton +6 20 £275 - 1
Warwickshire +8 18 £375 +127.27% 4
Worcestershire - 15 £240 - 3
Solihull +9 6 £488 +145.28%
Coventry -13 3 £413 +13.79%
Staffordshire -1 2 £300 - 2
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England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 281 (79.60%) SC Cleared
2 67 (18.98%) Windows
3 51 (14.45%) Microsoft
4 42 (11.90%) ITIL
5 41 (11.61%) Oracle
5 41 (11.61%) Cisco
6 38 (10.76%) Telecoms
7 35 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (9.07%) MS Office
8 32 (9.07%) LAN
9 31 (8.78%) Project Management
9 31 (8.78%) TRIRIGA
10 30 (8.50%) Firewall
10 30 (8.50%) VMware
10 30 (8.50%) WAN
10 30 (8.50%) SQL
10 30 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (7.65%) Active Directory
13 26 (7.37%) Citrix
14 23 (6.52%) SLA
14 23 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (6.23%) DHCP
15 22 (6.23%) MS Excel
15 22 (6.23%) Finance
16 21 (5.95%) PRINCE2
16 21 (5.95%) CCNP
16 21 (5.95%) CheckPoint
16 21 (5.95%) SCCM
17 20 (5.67%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) Oracle UPK
6 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.28%) TPMS
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (9.07%) MS Office
2 22 (6.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (8.78%) TRIRIGA
2 12 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.57%) Agresso
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.07%) LAN
2 30 (8.50%) Firewall
2 30 (8.50%) WAN
3 22 (6.23%) DHCP
4 20 (5.67%) DNS
5 18 (5.10%) SAN
6 17 (4.82%) Network Security
7 16 (4.53%) VLAN
8 13 (3.68%) NAS
8 13 (3.68%) OSPF
9 12 (3.40%) BGP
9 12 (3.40%) BIG-IP
10 10 (2.83%) MPLS
11 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.98%) VPN
13 7 (1.98%) VoIP
14 6 (1.70%) Internet
15 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (1.13%) Essbase
3 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (0.85%) Big Data
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.57%) MySQL
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.57%) DataStage
5 2 (0.57%) QualityStage
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (10.76%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.23%) Finance
3 9 (2.55%) Military
4 8 (2.27%) Publishing
5 7 (1.98%) Legal
6 4 (1.13%) Law
7 3 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (12.18%) Analyst
2 34 (9.63%) Consultant
3 33 (9.35%) Architect
4 31 (8.78%) Network Engineer
5 24 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.67%) Support Engineer
7 14 (3.97%) Developer
8 13 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (3.40%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.12%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.27%) Security Consultant
12 8 (2.27%) Server Engineer
12 8 (2.27%) Lead Architect
12 8 (2.27%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (1.98%) Oracle Consultant
13 7 (1.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (1.98%) Oracle Functional Consultant
13 7 (1.98%) Incident Manager
13 7 (1.98%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.40%) .NET
2 8 (2.27%) CSS
2 8 (2.27%) JSP
3 5 (1.42%) HTML
4 3 (0.85%) WPF
4 3 (0.85%) Middleware
4 3 (0.85%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.57%) Web Services
5 2 (0.57%) WinForms
5 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.57%) CSS3
5 2 (0.57%) HTML5
5 2 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.28%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.28%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.82%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.68%) PDA
5 8 (2.27%) NHS
6 6 (1.70%) RMADS
7 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.42%) Statistics
8 3 (0.85%) User Experience
8 3 (0.85%) Economics
8 3 (0.85%) Clustering
8 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.57%) GIS
9 2 (0.57%) CESG
9 2 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.57%) Social Media
9 2 (0.57%) Wiki
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.98%) Windows
2 28 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (4.82%) UNIX
5 15 (4.25%) Windows XP
6 11 (3.12%) Linux
7 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.98%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.42%) Solaris
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.90%) ITIL
2 31 (8.78%) Project Management
3 21 (5.95%) PRINCE2
4 20 (5.67%) Migration
4 20 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 14 (3.97%) ERP
6 14 (3.97%) Programme Management
6 14 (3.97%) Network Design
7 13 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (3.68%) Validation
7 13 (3.68%) Service Management
8 12 (3.40%) Test Scripting
9 11 (3.12%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.12%) People Management
10 10 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (2.83%) UML
10 10 (2.83%) Information Security
10 10 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.50%) SQL
2 12 (3.40%) PL/SQL
3 11 (3.12%) Java
4 5 (1.42%) C
4 5 (1.42%) C#
5 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.85%) Tcl
5 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.85%) Perl
5 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.28%) sed
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) XAML
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.28%) Python
6 1 (0.28%) VB
6 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 281 (79.60%) SC Cleared
2 30 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (5.95%) CCNP
4 18 (5.10%) CCNA
5 15 (4.25%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.68%) ISEB
7 11 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.27%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.98%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.85%) Degree
11 3 (0.85%) CCIE
11 3 (0.85%) CCSP
11 3 (0.85%) MCSE
12 2 (0.57%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.57%) CCDP
12 2 (0.57%) CCSA
12 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.57%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.52%) SLA
2 6 (1.70%) QA
2 6 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.13%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.25%) XenApp
4 13 (3.68%) XenServer
4 13 (3.68%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.27%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) VMFS
8 1 (0.28%) Nmap
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.95%) SCCM
2 5 (1.42%) SCOM
2 5 (1.42%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.85%) OPNET
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.28%) SCSM
5 1 (0.28%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Nessus
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 51 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.61%) Oracle
2 41 (11.61%) Cisco
3 30 (8.50%) VMware
4 26 (7.37%) Citrix
5 21 (5.95%) CheckPoint
6 17 (4.82%) F5
6 17 (4.82%) Juniper
6 17 (4.82%) HP
7 13 (3.68%) Dell
7 13 (3.68%) IBM
8 10 (2.83%) Nokia
8 10 (2.83%) McAfee
9 8 (2.27%) BT
10 7 (1.98%) Talend
11 6 (1.70%) BMC
11 6 (1.70%) SAP
11 6 (1.70%) Remedy
12 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.42%) Blue Coat
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Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
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Telford, Shropshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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