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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 25 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 21 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.41% 5.89% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.71% 27.43% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 23
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.70% +23.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 175 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.80% 21.47% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 127 124
Median daily rate £400 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 9 (21.43%) SQL
5 8 (19.05%) Oracle
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.05%) Migration
6 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 7 (16.67%) Windows
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
7 6 (14.29%) CSS
7 6 (14.29%) .NET
7 6 (14.29%) HTML
7 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 6 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (9.52%) CRM
9 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.52%) CCNA
9 4 (9.52%) Active Directory

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:

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) HSRP
4 1 (2.38%) IPsec
4 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) SSH
4 1 (2.38%) TACACS
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.38%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.76%) JMeter
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.76%) Electronics
1 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Data Migration Specialist
3 5 (11.90%) Migration Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) CRM Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
1 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (14.29%) CSS
1 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.52%) WCF
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.76%) CSS3
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) MVC
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Management
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.38%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) CCNP
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.76%) VCP6
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.38%) APMP
6 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE
6 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) AppDNA
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Juniper
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) NVIDIA
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Sophos
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