Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 57 22
Rank change year-on-year +41 -35 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 111 43 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.80% 2.84% 7.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.73% 18.07% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 24 92
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £410 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -4.65% +30.30%
10th Percentile £285 £314 £340
90th Percentile £509 £534 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -52.05% +1.39%
10th Percentile £18.71 £17.50 £21.55
90th Percentile £23.00 £17.50 £38.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% -6.67% +14.50%

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 266 238 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.69% 15.74% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 173 218
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £253 £250
90th Percentile £528 £500 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.19% +5.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.18 £16.30
90th Percentile £35.50 £37.63 £37.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -20.25%

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 October 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 21 October 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (45.05%) Java
3 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (32.43%) TDD
5 34 (30.63%) Spring
6 32 (28.83%) Git (software)
6 32 (28.83%) RESTful
7 31 (27.93%) BDD
8 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
8 30 (27.03%) Apache Camel
8 30 (27.03%) Web Services
9 27 (24.32%) Spring Boot
10 22 (19.82%) CSS
10 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
10 22 (19.82%) Migration
11 20 (18.02%) Scrum
12 19 (17.12%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (17.12%) SOAP
13 18 (16.22%) JUnit
13 18 (16.22%) Docker
14 17 (15.32%) SonarQube
14 17 (15.32%) PowerMock
14 17 (15.32%) Kanban
14 17 (15.32%) jMock
14 17 (15.32%) Mockito
14 17 (15.32%) DbUnit
14 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
14 17 (15.32%) HTML
14 17 (15.32%) J2EE

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 10 (9.01%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.41%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.70%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) GIMP
1 9 (8.11%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.70%) Autodesk Inventor
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MicroStation
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.61%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (8.11%) Amazon S3
4 8 (7.21%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (7.21%) Route 53
5 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.80%) Office 365
7 1 (0.90%) GitHub
7 1 (0.90%) npm
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.91%) Firewall
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (3.60%) VPN
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.70%) DWDM
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) SDH
5 2 (1.80%) BGP
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.80%) Junos
5 2 (1.80%) MPLS
5 2 (1.80%) SSL
6 1 (0.90%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.90%) LAN
6 1 (0.90%) OSPF
6 1 (0.90%) RSVP
6 1 (0.90%) RTP
6 1 (0.90%) SAN
6 1 (0.90%) SMS
6 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (11.71%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.21%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 32 (28.83%) Git (software)
2 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
3 18 (16.22%) JUnit
4 17 (15.32%) DbUnit
4 17 (15.32%) jMock
4 17 (15.32%) Maven
4 17 (15.32%) Mockito
4 17 (15.32%) SonarQube
5 14 (12.61%) Cucumber
5 14 (12.61%) Selenium
6 9 (8.11%) JIRA
6 9 (8.11%) Subversion
7 7 (6.31%) JMeter
7 7 (6.31%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.41%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.50%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.80%) Sahi
10 2 (1.80%) WATIR
11 1 (0.90%) Toad
General
1 12 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.80%) Finance
3 2 (1.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Developer
2 40 (36.04%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.51%) J2EE Developer
3 15 (13.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Consultant
4 11 (9.91%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (9.01%) UI Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Angular Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Tester
7 8 (7.21%) Automation Tester
7 8 (7.21%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (7.21%) HTML Developer
7 8 (7.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (30.63%) Spring
2 32 (28.83%) RESTful
3 30 (27.03%) Apache Camel
3 30 (27.03%) Web Services
4 27 (24.32%) Spring Boot
5 22 (19.82%) CSS
6 19 (17.12%) SOAP
7 17 (15.32%) HTML
7 17 (15.32%) J2EE
7 17 (15.32%) PowerMock
8 14 (12.61%) AngularJS
8 14 (12.61%) Hibernate
9 11 (9.91%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (9.01%) CSS3
10 10 (9.01%) HTML5
10 10 (9.01%) React
10 10 (9.01%) Sass
11 9 (8.11%) Backbone.js
11 9 (8.11%) Durandal
11 9 (8.11%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) NHS
3 8 (7.21%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Linux
2 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Mac OS X
3 4 (3.60%) Unix
4 3 (2.70%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.43%) TDD
3 31 (27.93%) BDD
4 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.82%) Migration
6 20 (18.02%) Scrum
7 17 (15.32%) Kanban
7 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.81%) DevOps
9 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (9.01%) Microservices
11 9 (8.11%) API Testing
11 9 (8.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 9 (8.11%) Open Source
11 9 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (7.21%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.21%) Wireframes
13 7 (6.31%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.31%) Load Testing
13 7 (6.31%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.05%) Java
2 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.61%) SQL
4 12 (10.81%) Java 8
5 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.41%) CCIE
3 6 (5.41%) CCNP
4 5 (4.50%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.70%) MCITP
5 3 (2.70%) MCSE
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CCNA
6 2 (1.80%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.80%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.80%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) ISEB
7 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) PMO
2 6 (5.41%) NEBOSH
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Docker
2 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Terraform
2 8 (7.21%) Puppet
3 5 (4.50%) SCOM
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.80%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Cisco
2 11 (9.91%) IBM
3 8 (7.21%) VMware
4 5 (4.50%) Juniper
4 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
4 5 (4.50%) Zend
5 4 (3.60%) F5
6 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe
7 1 (0.90%) Aruba
7 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.90%) Cognos
7 1 (0.90%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.90%) HP
7 1 (0.90%) Meraki
7 1 (0.90%) Splunk