Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 40 15
Rank change year-on-year +28 -25 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 153 52 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.35% 3.89% 9.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.35% 26.00% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 32 114
Birmingham median daily rate £445 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% +15.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £230 £317 £225
90th Percentile £518 £548 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.29% -5.41% +3.50%
10th Percentile £10.00 £21.00 £35.80
90th Percentile £23.00 £38.00 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -40.00% +6.19% -21.53%

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 310 200 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.97% 14.96% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 137 249
Birmingham median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £500 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +5.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.13 £11.30
90th Percentile £27.80 £37.63 £37.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -39.05% +38.16% -36.67%

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 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Birmingham

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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 18 August 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.

1 135 (88.24%) SC Cleared
2 71 (46.41%) Java
3 68 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (33.99%) TDD
5 43 (28.10%) Spring
5 43 (28.10%) Git (software)
6 42 (27.45%) RESTful
6 42 (27.45%) BDD
7 41 (26.80%) Apache Camel
7 41 (26.80%) Web Services
8 38 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (24.18%) Spring Boot
10 36 (23.53%) Jenkins
11 34 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 33 (21.57%) CSS
13 31 (20.26%) Migration
14 28 (18.30%) HTML
15 27 (17.65%) Scrum
15 27 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
16 26 (16.99%) JUnit
17 25 (16.34%) Docker
18 24 (15.69%) SOAP
18 24 (15.69%) Test Automation
19 23 (15.03%) Kanban
19 23 (15.03%) SQL
19 23 (15.03%) J2EE
20 22 (14.38%) jMock
20 22 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
20 22 (14.38%) DbUnit
20 22 (14.38%) Maven

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 16 (10.46%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.58%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.31%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) GIMP
1 13 (8.50%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.31%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.31%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP PS
1 1 (0.65%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.42%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.88%) Amazon S3
4 8 (5.23%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (5.23%) Route 53
5 6 (3.92%) Office 365
6 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.31%) PaaS
7 2 (1.31%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) GitHub
8 1 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.15%) Firewall
2 6 (3.92%) VPN
3 5 (3.27%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (2.61%) BGP
4 4 (2.61%) Junos
4 4 (2.61%) MPLS
5 3 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.96%) LAN
5 3 (1.96%) RSVP
5 3 (1.96%) SMS
5 3 (1.96%) VLAN
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.31%) DWDM
6 2 (1.31%) Internet
6 2 (1.31%) SDH
6 2 (1.31%) SSL
6 2 (1.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.65%) HSRP
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.23%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.31%) Big Data
6 2 (1.31%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (28.10%) Git (software)
2 36 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 26 (16.99%) JUnit
4 22 (14.38%) DbUnit
4 22 (14.38%) jMock
4 22 (14.38%) Maven
4 22 (14.38%) Mockito
4 22 (14.38%) SonarQube
5 19 (12.42%) Cucumber
5 19 (12.42%) Selenium
6 14 (9.15%) Subversion
7 10 (6.54%) JIRA
8 9 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 7 (4.58%) JMeter
9 7 (4.58%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.27%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.31%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.31%) Sahi
11 2 (1.31%) WATIR
12 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 15 (9.80%) Retail
2 4 (2.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.31%) Law
3 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (45.10%) Developer
2 56 (36.60%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
3 17 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 15 (9.80%) Consultant
5 14 (9.15%) Angular Developer
5 14 (9.15%) Full Stack Developer
5 14 (9.15%) UI Developer
6 12 (7.84%) HTML CSS Developer
6 12 (7.84%) HTML Developer
6 12 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (7.84%) Tester
7 11 (7.19%) Analyst
8 10 (6.54%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.23%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (5.23%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.23%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (28.10%) Spring
2 42 (27.45%) RESTful
3 41 (26.80%) Apache Camel
3 41 (26.80%) Web Services
4 37 (24.18%) Spring Boot
5 33 (21.57%) CSS
6 28 (18.30%) HTML
7 24 (15.69%) SOAP
8 23 (15.03%) J2EE
9 22 (14.38%) PowerMock
10 20 (13.07%) AngularJS
11 18 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 16 (10.46%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (10.46%) React
13 15 (9.80%) CSS3
13 15 (9.80%) HTML5
13 15 (9.80%) Sass
14 14 (9.15%) Ajax
14 14 (9.15%) jQuery
14 14 (9.15%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.50%) NHS
2 13 (8.50%) User Experience
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Blog
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) Podcast
5 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Linux
2 7 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.27%) Unix
4 3 (1.96%) Windows
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (33.99%) TDD
3 42 (27.45%) BDD
4 38 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (20.26%) Migration
6 27 (17.65%) Scrum
7 24 (15.69%) Test Automation
8 23 (15.03%) Kanban
9 16 (10.46%) Microservices
10 13 (8.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 13 (8.50%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.84%) DevOps
11 12 (7.84%) Wireframes
12 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.19%) Creative Thinking
12 11 (7.19%) Open Source
12 11 (7.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 10 (6.54%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (6.54%) Load Testing
13 10 (6.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (46.41%) Java
2 34 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.03%) SQL
4 17 (11.11%) Java 8
5 10 (6.54%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.27%) PHP
7 3 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) Go
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 135 (88.24%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.58%) DBS Check
3 6 (3.92%) CCIE
3 6 (3.92%) CCNP
4 5 (3.27%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.96%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.96%) JNCIS
6 2 (1.31%) CCNA
6 2 (1.31%) MCITP
6 2 (1.31%) MCSE
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) PMO
2 6 (3.92%) GDPR
3 2 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (16.34%) Docker
2 13 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.19%) vSphere
4 6 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) Puppet
1 8 (5.23%) Terraform
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.27%) SCOM
4 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.31%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (11.11%) VMware
2 15 (9.80%) IBM
3 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.54%) Cisco
5 8 (5.23%) Juniper
6 5 (3.27%) SolarWinds
6 5 (3.27%) Zend
7 4 (2.61%) F5
8 2 (1.31%) Adobe
8 2 (1.31%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.31%) Oracle
8 2 (1.31%) SAP
9 1 (0.65%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.65%) Aruba
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.65%) Meraki
9 1 (0.65%) Qualys
9 1 (0.65%) Siebel
9 1 (0.65%) Splunk