Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +27
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 48 128 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.90% 9.23% 11.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.06% 51.41% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 92 91
Median daily rate £400 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £196 £221 £255
90th Percentile £675 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Median hourly rate £19.20 - £16.00
10th Percentile £13.88 - £10.00
90th Percentile £21.16 - £36.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.56 £12.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +71.29% -33.33% -40.00%

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 94 249 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.38% 17.95% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 163 197
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £196 £206 £213
90th Percentile £675 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 8
Median hourly rate £17.25 £11.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.82% -47.62% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.54 £11.00 £57.73
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.71 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.30% +15.07% -26.15%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 35 (72.92%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
3 10 (20.83%) CISSP
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) Windows
4 8 (16.67%) Information Security
4 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 7 (14.58%) GIAC
5 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
6 6 (12.50%) C#
6 6 (12.50%) WAN
6 6 (12.50%) Change Management
6 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.50%) Azure
6 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.42%) Service Management
7 5 (10.42%) MPLS
7 5 (10.42%) VoIP
7 5 (10.42%) HTML
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle

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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Azure
2 4 (8.33%) AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) WAN
2 5 (10.42%) MPLS
2 5 (10.42%) VoIP
3 4 (8.33%) BGP
3 4 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) LAN
3 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) IPsec
4 3 (6.25%) Junos
4 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.17%) ADSL
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
5 2 (4.17%) Skype
6 1 (2.08%) ATM
6 1 (2.08%) OSPF
6 1 (2.08%) PSTN
6 1 (2.08%) RIP
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MS Access
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.17%) Police
4 1 (2.08%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.42%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Information Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.25%) PKI
5 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Information Assurance
1 8 (16.67%) Information Security
2 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
4 5 (10.42%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (8.33%) Security Management
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) R
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (72.92%) SC Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) CISSP
3 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (14.58%) GIAC
5 4 (8.33%) CCNP
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) BC Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.17%) CCIE
6 2 (4.17%) CCIE Collaboration
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) COBIT
1 4 (8.33%) NIST
1 4 (8.33%) NIST 800
2 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.17%) QA
4 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.08%) vCloud
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Juniper
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) Meraki
5 2 (4.17%) Qualys
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.08%) BT
6 1 (2.08%) Databricks
6 1 (2.08%) Nortel
6 1 (2.08%) Openreach
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.08%) Talend
6 1 (2.08%) Veeam