Period
to 23 October 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 23 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 Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 42 13
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 126 53 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.77% 3.49% 9.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.49% 22.27% 45.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 113
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +18.08%
10th Percentile £289 £319 £266
90th Percentile £508 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.23% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -4.11% +2.82%
10th Percentile £13.59 £21.00 £21.55
90th Percentile £23.00 £38.00 £38.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -37.14% -3.45% +31.82%

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 271 238 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.87% 15.66% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 173 218
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 £533 £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% -3.85%
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% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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.

1 112 (88.89%) SC Cleared
2 57 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (43.65%) Java
4 40 (31.75%) TDD
5 37 (29.37%) Spring
6 36 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 35 (27.78%) RESTful
7 35 (27.78%) BDD
8 34 (26.98%) Apache Camel
9 33 (26.19%) Jenkins
9 33 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (26.19%) Web Services
10 31 (24.60%) Spring Boot
11 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 23 (18.25%) CSS
12 23 (18.25%) Migration
12 23 (18.25%) Scrum
13 22 (17.46%) SOAP
14 21 (16.67%) JUnit
15 20 (15.87%) J2EE
15 20 (15.87%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (15.87%) Kanban
15 20 (15.87%) jMock
15 20 (15.87%) Maven
15 20 (15.87%) PowerMock
15 20 (15.87%) DbUnit
15 20 (15.87%) Mockito
15 20 (15.87%) SonarQube
16 19 (15.08%) Docker
16 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS

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 11 (8.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.76%) Confluence
3 3 (2.38%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.38%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) GIMP
1 9 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.38%) Autodesk Inventor
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MicroStation
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.79%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 8 (6.35%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (6.35%) Route 53
5 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.59%) Office 365
6 2 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.79%) npm
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (3.97%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (3.97%) VPN
3 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 4 (3.17%) LAN
3 4 (3.17%) SDH
4 3 (2.38%) BGP
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.38%) DWDM
4 3 (2.38%) Junos
4 3 (2.38%) MPLS
4 3 (2.38%) WAN
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.59%) OSPF
5 2 (1.59%) SSL
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
6 1 (0.79%) SMS
6 1 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.35%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.38%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 33 (26.19%) Jenkins
3 21 (16.67%) JUnit
4 20 (15.87%) DbUnit
4 20 (15.87%) jMock
4 20 (15.87%) Maven
4 20 (15.87%) Mockito
4 20 (15.87%) SonarQube
5 14 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 14 (11.11%) Selenium
6 10 (7.94%) JIRA
6 10 (7.94%) Subversion
7 7 (5.56%) JMeter
7 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.97%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.59%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.59%) Sahi
10 2 (1.59%) WATIR
11 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 12 (9.52%) Retail
2 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Finance
3 2 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (42.86%) Developer
2 44 (34.92%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.70%) J2EE Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (9.52%) Consultant
5 12 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) UI Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Angular Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Tester
8 8 (6.35%) Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Automation Tester
8 8 (6.35%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (6.35%) HTML Developer
8 8 (6.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.37%) Spring
2 35 (27.78%) RESTful
3 34 (26.98%) Apache Camel
4 33 (26.19%) Web Services
5 31 (24.60%) Spring Boot
6 23 (18.25%) CSS
7 22 (17.46%) SOAP
8 20 (15.87%) J2EE
8 20 (15.87%) PowerMock
9 18 (14.29%) HTML
10 16 (12.70%) Hibernate
11 15 (11.90%) AngularJS
12 12 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (7.94%) CSS3
13 10 (7.94%) HTML5
13 10 (7.94%) React
13 10 (7.94%) Sass
14 9 (7.14%) Angular 2
14 9 (7.14%) Durandal
14 9 (7.14%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.73%) NHS
3 8 (6.35%) User Experience
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Linux
2 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
3 4 (3.17%) Unix
4 3 (2.38%) Windows
4 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.75%) TDD
3 35 (27.78%) BDD
4 33 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (18.25%) Migration
5 23 (18.25%) Scrum
6 20 (15.87%) Kanban
7 17 (13.49%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.32%) DevOps
9 11 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (8.73%) Microservices
9 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (7.14%) API Testing
10 9 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.14%) Open Source
11 8 (6.35%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 8 (6.35%) Wireframes
12 7 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.65%) Java
2 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.90%) SQL
4 13 (10.32%) Java 8
5 7 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.97%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 112 (88.89%) SC Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.56%) CCIE
4 7 (5.56%) CCNP
5 5 (3.97%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.38%) CCNA
6 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) MCITP
6 3 (2.38%) MCSE
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.59%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.59%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.59%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) CCDA
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) PMO
2 6 (4.76%) NEBOSH
3 3 (2.38%) GDPR
4 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 19 (15.08%) Docker
2 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Terraform
2 8 (6.35%) Puppet
3 5 (3.97%) SCOM
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.59%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Cisco
2 12 (9.52%) IBM
3 10 (7.94%) VMware
4 7 (5.56%) Juniper
4 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
5 5 (3.97%) Zend
6 4 (3.17%) F5
7 3 (2.38%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.59%) Splunk
9 1 (0.79%) Adobe
9 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.79%) Aruba
9 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.79%) Cognos
9 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.79%) HP
9 1 (0.79%) Meraki
9 1 (0.79%) Qualys
9 1 (0.79%) SAP