Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 64 148 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.01% 9.73% 8.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.06% 47.90% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 102 65
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £404 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% +24.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £326 £253 £132
90th Percentile £547 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +4.78% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -54.14% +118.06%
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £38.00 £18.00 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +1.41% +51.06%

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 266 309 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.68% 20.32% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 187 161
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -43.95% +112.16%
10th Percentile £13.85 £18.15 £9.91
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

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 November 2017.

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

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 52 (81.25%) SC Cleared
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
4 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
6 15 (23.44%) Ansible
6 15 (23.44%) Puppet
6 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (23.44%) Scrum
6 15 (23.44%) Java
6 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
7 14 (21.88%) HTTP
7 14 (21.88%) Linux
7 14 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (21.88%) DevOps
8 13 (20.31%) Docker
8 13 (20.31%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (20.31%) Web Services
9 12 (18.75%) JUnit
9 12 (18.75%) VMware
9 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (18.75%) Open Source
9 12 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 12 (18.75%) Terraform
10 11 (17.19%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (17.19%) Kibana
10 11 (17.19%) SonarQube
10 11 (17.19%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (17.19%) logstash

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 13 (20.31%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (14.06%) Apache
2 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
3 8 (12.50%) Confluence
4 2 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (15.63%) Amazon S3
3 10 (15.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (10.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.69%) Route 53
5 3 (4.69%) SaaS
6 2 (3.13%) GitHub
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.13%) PaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) HTTP
2 9 (14.06%) DNS
3 8 (12.50%) SSH
4 7 (10.94%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (10.94%) OpenVPN
4 7 (10.94%) SSL
4 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) DHCP
6 1 (1.56%) HSRP
6 1 (1.56%) IPsec
6 1 (1.56%) Network Security
6 1 (1.56%) SMS
6 1 (1.56%) SNMP
6 1 (1.56%) TACACS
6 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (17.19%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (12.50%) MySQL
4 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.13%) MariaDB
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.56%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
3 12 (18.75%) JUnit
4 11 (17.19%) Maven
4 11 (17.19%) SonarQube
5 9 (14.06%) Liquibase
6 8 (12.50%) JIRA
7 7 (10.94%) Ant
7 7 (10.94%) Bitbucket
7 7 (10.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (9.38%) Subversion
9 4 (6.25%) DbUnit
9 4 (6.25%) jMock
9 4 (6.25%) Mockito
10 2 (3.13%) JHipster
11 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.56%) JMeter
11 1 (1.56%) Selenium
11 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Electronics
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) WebOps Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) Web Services
2 11 (17.19%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (14.06%) REST
4 7 (10.94%) MCollective
5 6 (9.38%) Spring
5 6 (9.38%) Spring Boot
6 5 (7.81%) CSS
6 5 (7.81%) HTML
6 5 (7.81%) RESTful
7 4 (6.25%) Apache Camel
7 4 (6.25%) CSS3
7 4 (6.25%) HTML5
7 4 (6.25%) J2EE
7 4 (6.25%) PowerMock
7 4 (6.25%) Sensu
7 4 (6.25%) SOAP
8 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.13%) JSON
9 2 (3.13%) Node.js
9 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.56%) Life Science
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) CentOS
3 6 (9.38%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
3 15 (23.44%) Scrum
4 14 (21.88%) DevOps
5 12 (18.75%) Open Source
5 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.94%) Coaching
6 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (10.94%) Kanban
6 7 (10.94%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.94%) Service Management
6 7 (10.94%) Web Operations
7 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.38%) TDD
7 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.25%) BDD
9 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 8 (12.50%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) Groovy
4 7 (10.94%) PHP
4 7 (10.94%) Ruby
4 7 (10.94%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.69%) C
7 2 (3.13%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) C++
8 1 (1.56%) Go
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (81.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.56%) APMP
4 1 (1.56%) CCIE
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) PgMP
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) VCP6
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Docker
2 7 (10.94%) Postfix
2 7 (10.94%) Squid
2 7 (10.94%) vCloud
2 7 (10.94%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) Ansible
1 15 (23.44%) Puppet
2 12 (18.75%) Terraform
3 11 (17.19%) Kibana
3 11 (17.19%) logstash
4 8 (12.50%) Kubernetes
4 8 (12.50%) Rancher
5 7 (10.94%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (10.94%) Rsyslog
5 7 (10.94%) Salt
5 7 (10.94%) Sysdig
5 7 (10.94%) ZABBIX
6 4 (6.25%) collectd
6 4 (6.25%) StatsD
7 1 (1.56%) Mesos
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (1.56%) rkt
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) VMware
2 7 (10.94%) Sonatype
3 6 (9.38%) Rackspace
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) SaltStack
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Sophos
8 1 (1.56%) Tableau