Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 43 39 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.66% 7.47% 7.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.96% 39.00% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 73
10th Percentile £370 £195 £206
25th Percentile £413 £310 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +2.56%
75th Percentile £525 £578 £494
90th Percentile £625 £675 £536
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £439 £463
% change year-on-year +8.26% -5.14% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £11.78 £19.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -38.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.03 £19.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year -27.68% +61.67% -70.73%

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 123 100 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.34% 19.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 56 165
10th Percentile £301 £196 £230
25th Percentile £400 £379 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £488 £438
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% +2.94%
75th Percentile £500 £588 £506
90th Percentile £586 £675 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £14.03 £15.50 £11.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.48% +40.91% -50.00%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £15.85
% change year-on-year -17.81% +15.14% -11.94%

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 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021, 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 43 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) Azure
2 14 (32.56%) AWS
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) Social Skills
3 12 (27.91%) Migration
4 11 (25.58%) ITIL
4 11 (25.58%) VMware
5 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
5 10 (23.26%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (20.93%) Public Cloud
6 9 (20.93%) Public Sector
7 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
7 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (16.28%) Windows
8 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (16.28%) Project Delivery
9 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
10 4 (9.30%) Finance
10 4 (9.30%) CSS
10 4 (9.30%) Java
10 4 (9.30%) Python
10 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.30%) Information Security
10 4 (9.30%) Banking
10 4 (9.30%) DevOps
10 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (9.30%) Terraform

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 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) AWS
1 14 (32.56%) Azure
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (6.98%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (6.98%) Serverless
4 2 (4.65%) GitHub
4 2 (4.65%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.33%) AWS IoT
5 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
1 2 (4.65%) Wireless
2 1 (2.33%) BGP
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.33%) DWDM
2 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) MPLS
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) OSPF
2 1 (2.33%) SDH
2 1 (2.33%) SD-WAN
2 1 (2.33%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) Power BI
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) Postman
General
1 14 (32.56%) Social Skills
2 9 (20.93%) Public Sector
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (11.63%) Architect
2 4 (9.30%) Consultant
2 4 (9.30%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) Developer
2 4 (9.30%) IT Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) AWS Architect
3 3 (6.98%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Report Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Migration
2 11 (25.58%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Project Delivery
4 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps
4 4 (9.30%) Escalation Management
4 4 (9.30%) Information Security
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) Information Assurance
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITSM
6 2 (4.65%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (4.65%) Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CISSP
3 2 (4.65%) CCNA
3 2 (4.65%) GIAC
4 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) CCNP
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 2 (4.65%) NIST
2 2 (4.65%) NIST 800
3 1 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
3 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Terraform
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Aruba
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.33%) Talend