Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 51 110 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.22% 7.27% 6.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.47% 36.07% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 86 45
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -21.21%
10th Percentile £330 £340 £99
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -57.65% +136.11%
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% +4.17% +63.64%

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 262 305 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.55% 20.15% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 184 159
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £526
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -43.95% +112.16%
10th Percentile £13.85 £18.15 £9.91
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 51 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
4 13 (25.49%) Java
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (21.57%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (19.61%) Docker
7 10 (19.61%) VMware
7 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (19.61%) JUnit
8 9 (17.65%) Linux
8 9 (17.65%) HTTP
8 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (17.65%) Maven
8 9 (17.65%) Ansible
8 9 (17.65%) logstash
8 9 (17.65%) DevOps
8 9 (17.65%) Kibana
8 9 (17.65%) SonarQube
8 9 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell
8 9 (17.65%) Puppet
8 9 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (17.65%) Terraform
9 8 (15.69%) REST

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 11 (21.57%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (15.69%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
3 7 (13.73%) Confluence
4 2 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.92%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (21.57%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (15.69%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (15.69%) Amazon S3
3 8 (15.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (5.88%) SaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.92%) GitHub
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.92%) PaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Route 53
7 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) HTTP
2 8 (15.69%) DNS
3 7 (13.73%) SSH
4 6 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (11.76%) OpenVPN
5 3 (5.88%) SSL
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.92%) Firewall
6 2 (3.92%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) DHCP
7 1 (1.96%) HSRP
7 1 (1.96%) IPsec
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) SMS
7 1 (1.96%) SNMP
7 1 (1.96%) TACACS
7 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.92%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
3 10 (19.61%) JUnit
4 9 (17.65%) Maven
4 9 (17.65%) SonarQube
5 8 (15.69%) Liquibase
6 7 (13.73%) JIRA
7 6 (11.76%) Ant
7 6 (11.76%) Bitbucket
7 6 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (5.88%) DbUnit
8 3 (5.88%) jMock
8 3 (5.88%) Mockito
9 2 (3.92%) JHipster
9 2 (3.92%) Subversion
10 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.96%) JMeter
10 1 (1.96%) Selenium
10 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (15.69%) REST
2 8 (15.69%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) MCollective
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) Spring
4 5 (9.80%) Spring Boot
5 4 (7.84%) CSS3
5 4 (7.84%) HTML5
5 4 (7.84%) RESTful
6 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.88%) Apache Camel
6 3 (5.88%) J2EE
6 3 (5.88%) PowerMock
6 3 (5.88%) Sensu
6 3 (5.88%) SOAP
7 2 (3.92%) .NET
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.96%) Life Science
3 1 (1.96%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) CentOS
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (23.53%) Scrum
4 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 9 (17.65%) DevOps
4 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.69%) Open Source
6 6 (11.76%) Coaching
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.76%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) Kanban
7 5 (9.80%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.88%) ERP
9 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) Java
2 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.76%) Groovy
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) C
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
3 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.96%) APMP
4 1 (1.96%) CCIE
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.96%) VCP6
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Docker
2 6 (11.76%) Postfix
2 6 (11.76%) Squid
2 6 (11.76%) vCloud
2 6 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Ansible
1 9 (17.65%) Kibana
1 9 (17.65%) logstash
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
1 9 (17.65%) Terraform
2 6 (11.76%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.76%) Rancher
2 6 (11.76%) Rsyslog
2 6 (11.76%) Sysdig
2 6 (11.76%) ZABBIX
3 3 (5.88%) collectd
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Salt
3 3 (5.88%) StatsD
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) VMware
2 6 (11.76%) Sonatype
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Juniper
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.92%) SaltStack
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
4 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.96%) Sophos