The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 166 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.01% 2.84% 3.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.34% 20.55% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 30 40
Average daily rate £248 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £551 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.00 £15.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.04% -35.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.45 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £17.05 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +16.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
422 253 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.82% 13.80% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 123 144
Average daily rate £328 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Security Cleared
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +15 40 £212 -59.29% 2
Birmingham +11 40 £240 -37.04% 3
Solihull +8 27 £286 -9.72% 1
Coventry +5 14 £400 +16.78%
Warwickshire -5 5 £160 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £540 - 1
Staffordshire 0 3 - - 2
Walsall - - - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 179 (74.58%) SC Cleared
2 43 (17.92%) ITIL
3 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 38 (15.83%) Cisco
5 34 (14.17%) PRINCE2
5 34 (14.17%) Windows
6 32 (13.33%) LAN
7 31 (12.92%) WAN
8 29 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (9.58%) Project Management
10 22 (9.17%) McAfee
10 22 (9.17%) SharePoint
10 22 (9.17%) Firewall
11 21 (8.75%) HP
12 20 (8.33%) MS Excel
12 20 (8.33%) Telecoms
12 20 (8.33%) Migration
13 19 (7.92%) Blue Coat
14 18 (7.50%) Network Design
14 18 (7.50%) Finance
15 17 (7.08%) CCNP
15 17 (7.08%) C
15 17 (7.08%) .NET
16 16 (6.67%) MS Office
16 16 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (6.25%) Oracle
17 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
17 15 (6.25%) CheckPoint
18 14 (5.83%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.50%) Oracle UPK
5 5 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.67%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.42%) Drupal
8 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.92%) MS Project
4 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.83%) Simulink
5 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (2.92%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.33%) LAN
2 31 (12.92%) WAN
3 22 (9.17%) Firewall
4 16 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (5.42%) BIG-IP
6 13 (5.42%) MPLS
7 11 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (4.58%) DMVPN
8 9 (3.75%) Internet
9 7 (2.92%) Intranet
9 7 (2.92%) WLAN
10 6 (2.50%) Network Security
11 4 (1.67%) SAN
11 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.67%) VoIP
12 3 (1.25%) DNS
13 2 (0.83%) HTTP
13 2 (0.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.25%) MySQL
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.42%) MSI
2 1 (0.42%) Log4j
2 1 (0.42%) NWDI
2 1 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.50%) Finance
3 4 (1.67%) Legal
3 4 (1.67%) Military
4 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.42%) Back Office
4 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (10.83%) Analyst
2 25 (10.42%) Project Manager
3 22 (9.17%) Network Engineer
4 18 (7.50%) Developer
5 17 (7.08%) Consultant
6 12 (5.00%) Architect
7 10 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (3.33%) Design Engineer
9 7 (2.92%) Installations Engineer
10 6 (2.50%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.50%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.50%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (2.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 5 (2.08%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (2.08%) Network Support
11 5 (2.08%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.08%) DBA
11 5 (2.08%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.08%) .NET
2 13 (5.42%) CSS
3 10 (4.17%) JSP
3 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (2.50%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.25%) HTML
7 2 (0.83%) Smarty
7 2 (0.83%) jQuery
7 2 (0.83%) XML
7 2 (0.83%) XHTML
8 1 (0.42%) JMS
8 1 (0.42%) WinForms
8 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.42%) Spring
8 1 (0.42%) XSLT
8 1 (0.42%) Java EE
8 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.42%) COM
8 1 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.67%) Clustering
4 3 (1.25%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.25%) RMADS
4 3 (1.25%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.42%) iPhone
5 1 (0.42%) Open Source
5 1 (0.42%) NHS
5 1 (0.42%) CESG
5 1 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.42%) Economics
5 1 (0.42%) CCTV
5 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.42%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.17%) Windows
2 13 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.33%) UNIX
4 8 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.50%) Linux
6 4 (1.67%) Solaris
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.92%) ITIL
2 34 (14.17%) PRINCE2
3 23 (9.58%) Project Management
4 20 (8.33%) Migration
5 18 (7.50%) Network Design
6 14 (5.83%) Service Management
7 13 (5.42%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.00%) Change Control
9 11 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (4.58%) WAN Optimisation
10 10 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.33%) TDD
12 8 (3.33%) MVC
13 7 (2.92%) Change Management
13 7 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (2.92%) CAD
14 6 (2.50%) Risk Management
14 6 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.08%) C
2 10 (4.17%) C#
2 10 (4.17%) SQL
3 5 (2.08%) Java
4 3 (1.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.25%) PHP
5 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.42%) Korn
6 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 179 (74.58%) SC Cleared
2 29 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (7.08%) CCNP
4 12 (5.00%) CCNA
5 11 (4.58%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.75%) ISEB
7 7 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.50%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.08%) CCIE
10 4 (1.67%) Degree
10 4 (1.67%) CISSP
10 4 (1.67%) BC Cleared
11 3 (1.25%) APMP
11 3 (1.25%) MCSE
11 3 (1.25%) CISM
12 2 (0.83%) MCSA
13 1 (0.42%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 5 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.42%) Nmap
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
4 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.92%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.25%) SCCM
2 3 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (0.83%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.83%) WSUS
3 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.42%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.42%) SCSM
4 1 (0.42%) Nessus
4 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.83%) Cisco
3 22 (9.17%) McAfee
4 21 (8.75%) HP
5 19 (7.92%) Blue Coat
6 15 (6.25%) Oracle
6 15 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 11 (4.58%) Citrix
7 11 (4.58%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.58%) VMware
8 8 (3.33%) Remedy
9 7 (2.92%) EMC
9 7 (2.92%) BMC
9 7 (2.92%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.50%) F5
11 3 (1.25%) NetApp
11 3 (1.25%) Juniper
11 3 (1.25%) IBM
12 2 (0.83%) SAP
12 2 (0.83%) Fujitsu
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