Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 14 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 +29 -19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 81 130 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.06% 8.75% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.16% 41.14% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 26
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.94% -8.43%
10th Percentile £297 £221 £184
90th Percentile £525 £523 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £41.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.61% -21.23%
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £39.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -69.43% +124.29% -53.33%

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 218 316 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.31% 21.28% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 200 141
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £254 £212 £235
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.00 £38.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.05% +153.33% -40.00%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +12.68% -9.23%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019, 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 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.74%) Java
3 28 (34.57%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (32.10%) Jenkins
5 25 (30.86%) Migration
6 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (27.16%) RESTful
7 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
8 20 (24.69%) DevOps
8 20 (24.69%) Spring
9 19 (23.46%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (23.46%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (20.99%) SOAP
10 17 (20.99%) Web Services
11 16 (19.75%) JUnit
11 16 (19.75%) Maven
11 16 (19.75%) Open Source
11 16 (19.75%) DbUnit
11 16 (19.75%) Mockito
11 16 (19.75%) jMock
11 16 (19.75%) PowerMock
11 16 (19.75%) SonarQube
12 15 (18.52%) Scrum
12 15 (18.52%) SQL
13 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
14 13 (16.05%) Kanban
14 13 (16.05%) BDD
14 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL

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 6 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.23%) GIMP
2 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (13.58%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (9.88%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (9.88%) Amazon S3
5 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (8.64%) Route 53
6 5 (6.17%) GitHub
7 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (3.70%) IaaS
8 3 (3.70%) PaaS
9 2 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
1 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) BGP
2 3 (3.70%) OSPF
2 3 (3.70%) VPN
3 2 (2.47%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) IGMP
3 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) IPsec
3 2 (2.47%) Junos
3 2 (2.47%) Multicast
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
3 2 (2.47%) RTP
3 2 (2.47%) RTSP
3 2 (2.47%) TACACS
3 2 (2.47%) VLAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Jenkins
2 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (19.75%) DbUnit
3 16 (19.75%) jMock
3 16 (19.75%) JUnit
3 16 (19.75%) Maven
3 16 (19.75%) Mockito
3 16 (19.75%) SonarQube
4 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.64%) Selenium
5 6 (7.41%) JIRA
5 6 (7.41%) JMeter
5 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.23%) Grunt
6 1 (1.23%) gulp
6 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 4 (4.94%) Retail
2 2 (2.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 9 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (9.88%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Tester
8 6 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.41%) Consultant
8 6 (7.41%) DBA
9 5 (6.17%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Developer in Test
11 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
12 2 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.16%) RESTful
2 20 (24.69%) Spring
3 17 (20.99%) SOAP
3 17 (20.99%) Web Services
4 16 (19.75%) PowerMock
5 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
6 13 (16.05%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (12.35%) Spring Cloud
8 9 (11.11%) CSS
9 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
9 8 (9.88%) JPA
10 7 (8.64%) REST
11 5 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (4.94%) J2EE
12 4 (4.94%) JSON
13 3 (3.70%) CSS3
13 3 (3.70%) HTML
13 3 (3.70%) HTML5
14 2 (2.47%) .NET
14 2 (2.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) NHS
2 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.70%) User Experience
3 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) MPEG
4 1 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.17%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) CentOS
4 2 (2.47%) VMS
4 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.86%) Migration
3 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (24.69%) DevOps
5 16 (19.75%) Open Source
6 15 (18.52%) Scrum
7 13 (16.05%) BDD
7 13 (16.05%) Kanban
7 13 (16.05%) TDD
8 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.88%) BPMN
11 7 (8.64%) Microservices
12 6 (7.41%) Load Testing
13 5 (6.17%) Performance Testing
13 5 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (4.94%) Analytical Thinking
14 4 (4.94%) API Testing
14 4 (4.94%) Creative Thinking
14 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.74%) Java
2 15 (18.52%) SQL
3 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
4 11 (13.58%) Java 8
5 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.70%) CCIE
2 3 (3.70%) CCNP
2 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) JNCIE
3 2 (2.47%) MCSA
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.23%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (1.23%) CISA
4 1 (1.23%) CISM
4 1 (1.23%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.23%) CRISC
4 1 (1.23%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.23%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) NIST
2 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) Postfix
2 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) vCloud
4 1 (1.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Terraform
2 10 (12.35%) Puppet
3 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.94%) Ansible
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle
2 5 (6.17%) Cisco
3 3 (3.70%) Juniper
3 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
3 3 (3.70%) VMware
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe
4 2 (2.47%) Aruba
4 2 (2.47%) McAfee
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.47%) Synology
5 1 (1.23%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.23%) Cognos
5 1 (1.23%) Intel
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.23%) Splunk
5 1 (1.23%) Symantec