Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 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 Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 35 11
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 111 72 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.81% 4.41% 10.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.05% 26.97% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 96
Birmingham median daily rate £447 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £250
90th Percentile £534 £548 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £384
% change year-on-year +1.18% +10.68% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.31% +119.70% -61.18%
10th Percentile £18.71 £35.13 £13.05
90th Percentile £23.00 £38.38 £17.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £47.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -32.63% +91.92% -34.87%

Security 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 252 267 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.73% 16.36% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 177 177
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.27%
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% -56.47%
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 £24.50
% change year-on-year -40.89% +24.49% -22.07%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 92 (82.88%) SC Cleared
2 57 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (44.14%) Java
4 41 (36.94%) Spring
5 40 (36.04%) Git (software)
6 38 (34.23%) BDD
6 38 (34.23%) TDD
7 34 (30.63%) Apache Camel
8 33 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 33 (29.73%) Spring Boot
9 32 (28.83%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (27.03%) RESTful
10 30 (27.03%) Migration
11 27 (24.32%) Web Services
12 25 (22.52%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (19.82%) Hibernate
13 22 (19.82%) Scrum
13 22 (19.82%) CSS
13 22 (19.82%) SOAP
14 20 (18.02%) JUnit
14 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
14 20 (18.02%) J2EE
14 20 (18.02%) Kanban
14 20 (18.02%) Maven
14 20 (18.02%) jMock
14 20 (18.02%) PowerMock
14 20 (18.02%) DbUnit
14 20 (18.02%) Mockito
14 20 (18.02%) SonarQube
15 19 (17.12%) Relational Database

Security 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 15 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.41%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.70%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (2.70%) GIMP
1 3 (2.70%) MicroStation
1 3 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.90%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.71%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.60%) Route 53
5 3 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.80%) Office 365
6 2 (1.80%) SaaS
7 1 (0.90%) GitHub
7 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Firewall
2 4 (3.60%) Internet
2 4 (3.60%) SDH
3 3 (2.70%) DWDM
3 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 2 (1.80%) BGP
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.80%) MPLS
4 2 (1.80%) OSPF
4 2 (1.80%) SSL
4 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
5 1 (0.90%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.90%) RTP
5 1 (0.90%) SMS
5 1 (0.90%) SNMP
5 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.52%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
3 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.70%) GIS
7 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (36.04%) Git (software)
2 33 (29.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (18.02%) DbUnit
3 20 (18.02%) jMock
3 20 (18.02%) JUnit
3 20 (18.02%) Maven
3 20 (18.02%) Mockito
3 20 (18.02%) SonarQube
4 16 (14.41%) Subversion
5 10 (9.01%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.01%) Selenium
6 9 (8.11%) JIRA
7 7 (6.31%) JMeter
7 7 (6.31%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.50%) PHPUnit
8 5 (4.50%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.80%) Sahi
9 2 (1.80%) WATIR
10 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.91%) Retail
2 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Finance
4 2 (1.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (43.24%) Developer
2 42 (37.84%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.71%) Consultant
3 13 (11.71%) Full Stack Developer
3 13 (11.71%) J2EE Developer
3 13 (11.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Analyst
4 8 (7.21%) Network Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Automation Tester
6 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Tester
7 4 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.70%) PHP Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Project Leader
8 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (36.94%) Spring
2 34 (30.63%) Apache Camel
3 33 (29.73%) Spring Boot
4 30 (27.03%) RESTful
5 27 (24.32%) Web Services
6 22 (19.82%) CSS
6 22 (19.82%) Hibernate
6 22 (19.82%) SOAP
7 20 (18.02%) J2EE
7 20 (18.02%) PowerMock
8 17 (15.32%) HTML
9 14 (12.61%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (8.11%) AngularJS
11 8 (7.21%) REST
12 6 (5.41%) JPA
13 5 (4.50%) Doctrine
14 3 (2.70%) Angular 2
14 3 (2.70%) Durandal
14 3 (2.70%) React
14 3 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.01%) NHS
3 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Mac OS X
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Windows
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.23%) BDD
2 38 (34.23%) TDD
3 32 (28.83%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (27.03%) Migration
5 22 (19.82%) Scrum
6 20 (18.02%) Kanban
7 17 (15.32%) Microservices
8 14 (12.61%) Trunk-Based Development
9 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.91%) E-Commerce
11 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (8.11%) Open Source
12 9 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 8 (7.21%) API Testing
14 7 (6.31%) OO
14 7 (6.31%) Performance Testing
15 6 (5.41%) Load Testing
15 6 (5.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) Java
2 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.12%) SQL
4 18 (16.22%) Java 8
5 6 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.80%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 92 (82.88%) SC Cleared
2 14 (12.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.70%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.70%) CCIE
4 3 (2.70%) CCNA
4 3 (2.70%) CCNP
4 3 (2.70%) MCITP
4 3 (2.70%) MCSE
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) CCDA
5 1 (0.90%) CCDP
5 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.90%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) PMO
2 6 (5.41%) NEBOSH
3 3 (2.70%) GDPR
4 2 (1.80%) QA
5 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Docker
2 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Terraform
2 4 (3.60%) Puppet
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.80%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.90%) Nessus
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) IBM
2 11 (9.91%) VMware
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco
5 5 (4.50%) Zend
6 4 (3.60%) F5
6 4 (3.60%) Juniper
7 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
7 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
8 2 (1.80%) Splunk
9 1 (0.90%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.90%) Dell
9 1 (0.90%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.90%) Isilon
9 1 (0.90%) Meraki
9 1 (0.90%) Qualys
9 1 (0.90%) SAP
9 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds