Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 45 16
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 84 63 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.97% 3.88% 7.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.43% 23.51% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 81
Birmingham median daily rate £441 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +9.76% +36.67%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £325
90th Percentile £524 £545 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £391
% change year-on-year +4.71% +8.63% -5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 - £16.50
10th Percentile £18.71 - £13.05
90th Percentile £23.00 - £17.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +75.93% -36.47%

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 244 268 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.34% 16.49% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 175 178
Birmingham median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.42%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £508 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -13.51% -52.87%
10th Percentile £16.79 £9.61 £14.15
90th Percentile £28.80 £66.25 £23.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -40.89% +32.61% -26.84%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018, 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 84 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (48.81%) Java
2 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.86%) Spring
4 32 (38.10%) TDD
5 31 (36.90%) Git (software)
5 31 (36.90%) Apache Camel
6 30 (35.71%) BDD
6 30 (35.71%) Spring Boot
7 26 (30.95%) RESTful
7 26 (30.95%) Migration
8 25 (29.76%) Jenkins
9 24 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (26.19%) Web Services
11 20 (23.81%) CSS
12 19 (22.62%) Hibernate
12 19 (22.62%) Scrum
13 18 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (20.24%) Kanban
14 17 (20.24%) jMock
14 17 (20.24%) Maven
14 17 (20.24%) SOAP
14 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
14 17 (20.24%) J2EE
14 17 (20.24%) JUnit
14 17 (20.24%) PowerMock
14 17 (20.24%) Mockito
14 17 (20.24%) DbUnit
14 17 (20.24%) SonarQube
15 16 (19.05%) Java 8

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 13 (15.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.14%) Confluence
3 3 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 3 (3.57%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (3.57%) GIMP
1 3 (3.57%) MicroStation
1 3 (3.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.76%) Route 53
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.38%) Office 365
7 1 (1.19%) GitHub
7 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Firewall
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
1 4 (4.76%) SDH
2 3 (3.57%) DWDM
2 3 (3.57%) VPN
3 2 (2.38%) BGP
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) MPLS
3 2 (2.38%) OSPF
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) Converged Networks
4 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.19%) HSRP
4 1 (1.19%) Junos
4 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 31 (36.90%) Git (software)
2 25 (29.76%) Jenkins
3 17 (20.24%) DbUnit
3 17 (20.24%) jMock
3 17 (20.24%) JUnit
3 17 (20.24%) Maven
3 17 (20.24%) Mockito
3 17 (20.24%) SonarQube
4 14 (16.67%) Subversion
5 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.52%) Selenium
6 7 (8.33%) JIRA
6 7 (8.33%) JMeter
7 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.19%) Hudson
9 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.10%) Retail
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (45.24%) Developer
2 37 (44.05%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.48%) J2EE Developer
3 13 (15.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (14.29%) Consultant
5 10 (11.90%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Network Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Developer
10 3 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Project Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) Spring
2 31 (36.90%) Apache Camel
3 30 (35.71%) Spring Boot
4 26 (30.95%) RESTful
5 22 (26.19%) Web Services
6 20 (23.81%) CSS
7 19 (22.62%) Hibernate
8 17 (20.24%) J2EE
8 17 (20.24%) PowerMock
8 17 (20.24%) SOAP
9 15 (17.86%) HTML
10 12 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.95%) JPA
13 3 (3.57%) Angular 2
13 3 (3.57%) Durandal
13 3 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (3.57%) LESS
13 3 (3.57%) React
13 3 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Linux
1 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (3.57%) Windows
1 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) TDD
3 30 (35.71%) BDD
4 26 (30.95%) Migration
5 24 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (22.62%) Scrum
7 17 (20.24%) Kanban
8 13 (15.48%) Microservices
9 12 (14.29%) Trunk-Based Development
10 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 7 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 6 (7.14%) API Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Load Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Regression Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.81%) Java
2 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.05%) Java 8
4 15 (17.86%) SQL
5 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.57%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.57%) CCNA
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.57%) MCITP
3 3 (3.57%) MCSE
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCIE
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) CCDA
5 1 (1.19%) CCDP
5 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) PMO
2 6 (7.14%) NEBOSH
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.52%) vSphere
3 6 (7.14%) Docker
4 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Terraform
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) IBM
2 10 (11.90%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.76%) F5
4 4 (4.76%) Juniper
5 3 (3.57%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Meraki
6 1 (1.19%) Splunk