Period
to 5 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 27 15
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +32
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 52 85 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.01% 6.12% 8.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.62% 37.44% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 63 67
Median daily rate £400 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £197 £272 £244
90th Percentile £608 £534 £523
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £41.00
10th Percentile £14.25 - £36.35
90th Percentile £21.16 - £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +58.33% -69.43% +124.29%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 122 227 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.14% 16.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 151 199
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £192 £250 £212
90th Percentile £653 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -71.05% +153.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.13 £11.00 £57.73
Median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -15.79% +5.56%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 52 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) AWS
3 12 (23.08%) Migration
4 10 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Windows
4 10 (19.23%) Public Sector
5 9 (17.31%) Linux
6 8 (15.38%) Oracle
6 8 (15.38%) Azure
6 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
7 7 (13.46%) Internet
7 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
7 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.54%) GIAC
8 6 (11.54%) Information Security
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.54%) CISSP
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
8 6 (11.54%) Office 365
8 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.62%) Microservices
9 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
9 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (9.62%) Spring
9 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.62%) JUnit

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) AWS
2 8 (15.38%) Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Office 365
4 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.77%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.85%) PaaS
5 2 (3.85%) SaaS
6 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 5 (9.62%) VPN
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) MPLS
4 3 (5.77%) VoIP
5 2 (3.85%) ADSL
5 2 (3.85%) BGP
5 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.92%) ATM
6 1 (1.92%) DMS-100
6 1 (1.92%) DSL
6 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.92%) IPsec
6 1 (1.92%) OSPF
6 1 (1.92%) PSTN
6 1 (1.92%) RIP
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.77%) MS Access
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) JUnit
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Maven
3 3 (5.77%) DbUnit
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) jMock
3 3 (5.77%) Mockito
3 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
3 3 (5.77%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.92%) Spock
General
1 10 (19.23%) Public Sector
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Police
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 5 (9.62%) Architect
2 5 (9.62%) Developer
2 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
2 5 (9.62%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) OAT Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Data Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Data Migration Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (3.85%) IT Operations Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Spring
2 4 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.69%) JPA
2 4 (7.69%) RESTful
3 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.77%) PowerMock
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) J2EE
5 1 (1.92%) Java EE
5 1 (1.92%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) React
5 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.85%) NHS
5 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
3 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
3 6 (11.54%) Information Security
4 5 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.62%) Microservices
4 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.69%) BDD
5 4 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 4 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Resilience Testing
5 4 (7.69%) TDD
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) ES6
5 1 (1.92%) Java 8
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) CISSP
2 6 (11.54%) GIAC
3 3 (5.77%) BC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCIP
5 1 (1.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) COBIT
2 2 (3.85%) NIST
2 2 (3.85%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.77%) Postfix
4 2 (3.85%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco
3 2 (3.85%) Dell
3 2 (3.85%) Juniper
3 2 (3.85%) Meraki
3 2 (3.85%) Qualys
3 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.85%) Talend
4 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (1.92%) BT
4 1 (1.92%) Nortel
4 1 (1.92%) Openreach
4 1 (1.92%) Veeam
4 1 (1.92%) VMware