Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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 Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 11 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 73 155 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.80% 10.08% 5.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.68% 49.52% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 83 33
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £333 £226 £203
90th Percentile £540 £538 £524
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £38.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.18% -24.66%
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -65.71% +16.67% +46.34%

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 199 313 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.81% 20.35% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 193 126
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -0.68%
10th Percentile £254 £216 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.00 £38.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.05% +176.36% -8.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.08 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.74% +27.14% -7.89%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019, 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 59 (80.82%) SC Cleared
2 32 (43.84%) Java
3 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
5 23 (31.51%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
6 22 (30.14%) Spring
7 21 (28.77%) Migration
8 18 (24.66%) RESTful
8 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (23.29%) DevOps
9 17 (23.29%) Java 8
10 16 (21.92%) BDD
10 16 (21.92%) TDD
11 14 (19.18%) SQL
11 14 (19.18%) CSS
12 13 (17.81%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (16.44%) Open Source
13 12 (16.44%) Spring Boot
13 12 (16.44%) SOAP
13 12 (16.44%) Web Services
13 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
13 12 (16.44%) Scrum
14 11 (15.07%) Maven
14 11 (15.07%) jMock
14 11 (15.07%) JUnit
14 11 (15.07%) SonarQube
14 11 (15.07%) DbUnit
14 11 (15.07%) Mockito

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 10 (13.70%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) Jetty
3 3 (4.11%) Mongrel
3 3 (4.11%) nginx
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.37%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.81%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (9.59%) GitHub
5 6 (8.22%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (6.85%) IaaS
6 5 (6.85%) PaaS
7 4 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
8 3 (4.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (4.11%) Google App Engine
8 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (4.11%) Route 53
9 2 (2.74%) Azure Functions
9 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.74%) Office 365
9 2 (2.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) DHCP
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) FTP
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) IPsec
3 3 (4.11%) SSL
4 2 (2.74%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) MPLS
5 1 (1.37%) OSPF
5 1 (1.37%) SDH
5 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
2 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.07%) DbUnit
3 11 (15.07%) jMock
3 11 (15.07%) JUnit
3 11 (15.07%) Maven
3 11 (15.07%) Mockito
3 11 (15.07%) SonarQube
4 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.59%) SoapUI
5 7 (9.59%) Subversion
6 6 (8.22%) Selenium
7 5 (6.85%) JMeter
7 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.48%) JIRA
9 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
10 2 (2.74%) GitLab
11 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.48%) Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) DBA
8 2 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration Lead
8 2 (2.74%) Developer in Test
8 2 (2.74%) Java Developer in Test
8 2 (2.74%) PowerShell Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) Spring
2 18 (24.66%) RESTful
3 14 (19.18%) CSS
4 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
4 12 (16.44%) SOAP
4 12 (16.44%) Spring Boot
4 12 (16.44%) Web Services
5 11 (15.07%) AngularJS
5 11 (15.07%) PowerMock
6 10 (13.70%) HTML
7 9 (12.33%) Apache Camel
8 6 (8.22%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (8.22%) J2EE
8 6 (8.22%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (6.85%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (6.85%) JPA
9 5 (6.85%) Spring Cloud
10 4 (5.48%) REST
11 3 (4.11%) CSS3
11 3 (4.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (28.77%) Migration
4 17 (23.29%) DevOps
5 16 (21.92%) BDD
5 16 (21.92%) TDD
6 12 (16.44%) Open Source
6 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 10 (13.70%) Kanban
7 10 (13.70%) Microservices
7 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.22%) Trunk-Based Development
9 5 (6.85%) Analytical Thinking
9 5 (6.85%) Creative Thinking
9 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.85%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) Java
2 17 (23.29%) Java 8
3 14 (19.18%) SQL
4 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
5 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (80.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) APMP
3 1 (1.37%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CCDA
3 1 (1.37%) CCDP
3 1 (1.37%) CCIE
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.37%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Docker
2 5 (6.85%) Postfix
3 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Xen
5 1 (1.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Puppet
1 8 (10.96%) Terraform
2 6 (8.22%) Ansible
3 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) IBM
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.11%) Google
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco
7 1 (1.37%) Cognos
7 1 (1.37%) Intel