Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 February 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 138 169
Rank change year-on-year +51 +31 -22
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 69 73 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.21% 1.47% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.76% 7.43% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 54 5
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -30.83% +87.50%
10th Percentile £290 £219 £227
90th Percentile £625 £600 £645
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.36% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -28.57%

DV 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 641 983 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.56% 19.73% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 569 465
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +2.24%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £32.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.47% +15.32% +13.27%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.38 £57.75 £50.23
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire +1 39 £438 +25.00% 8
Worcestershire -4 4 £450 -16.28%
Birmingham +7 3 £550 - 5
Shropshire +50 2 £388 +55.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £470 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing DV 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (53.62%) Cisco
3 34 (49.28%) WAN
4 30 (43.48%) CCNP
4 30 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (40.58%) LAN
6 26 (37.68%) OSPF
6 26 (37.68%) Cryptography
7 25 (36.23%) CCIE
8 23 (33.33%) Dell
9 22 (31.88%) CCDA
9 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
10 21 (30.43%) Python
11 20 (28.99%) DHCP
11 20 (28.99%) Service Management
12 19 (27.54%) CCNA
12 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
12 19 (27.54%) EIGRP
12 19 (27.54%) DMVPN
12 19 (27.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 18 (26.09%) BGP
13 18 (26.09%) Oracle
13 18 (26.09%) Incident Management
14 17 (24.64%) ITIL
14 17 (24.64%) Windows
15 16 (23.19%) Change Management
16 15 (21.74%) VMware
16 15 (21.74%) Problem Management
16 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
17 13 (18.84%) Windows Server

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (14.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 34 (49.28%) WAN
2 28 (40.58%) LAN
3 26 (37.68%) OSPF
4 20 (28.99%) DHCP
5 19 (27.54%) DMVPN
5 19 (27.54%) EIGRP
6 18 (26.09%) BGP
7 13 (18.84%) Firewall
8 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (15.94%) DNS
10 10 (14.49%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (14.49%) SSH
11 9 (13.04%) Unified Communications
12 5 (7.25%) VoIP
12 5 (7.25%) X.500
13 2 (2.90%) Diameter Protocol
13 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.90%) TACACS
14 1 (1.45%) Skype
14 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Military
2 7 (10.14%) Public Sector
3 6 (8.70%) Electronics
3 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Marketing
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Author
3 9 (13.04%) Technical Author
4 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) IT Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Transition Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Transition Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.70%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) User Experience
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Cryptography
2 20 (28.99%) Service Management
3 18 (26.09%) Incident Management
4 17 (24.64%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Change Management
6 15 (21.74%) Problem Management
7 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
7 13 (18.84%) ITSM
7 13 (18.84%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (18.84%) Validation
8 9 (13.04%) ITIL V3
9 8 (11.59%) Migration
9 8 (11.59%) Project Delivery
9 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
10 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.14%) Project Management
11 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.70%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Python
2 3 (4.35%) C#
2 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) C
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (43.48%) CCNP
2 30 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (36.23%) CCIE
4 22 (31.88%) CCDA
5 19 (27.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 19 (27.54%) CCNA
6 8 (11.59%) CCIE Collaboration
7 7 (10.14%) APMP
8 4 (5.80%) CCIE Security
9 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.90%) MCSA
10 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.45%) ISEB
11 1 (1.45%) MCSD
11 1 (1.45%) MCSE
11 1 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 7 (10.14%) QA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.70%) DFS Replication
5 6 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.35%) vSphere
8 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) WSUS
2 7 (10.14%) SCOM
3 6 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (5.80%) SCCM
4 4 (5.80%) SCDPM
4 4 (5.80%) SCSM
4 4 (5.80%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Cisco
2 23 (33.33%) Dell
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.09%) Oracle
5 15 (21.74%) VMware
6 10 (14.49%) Juniper
7 7 (10.14%) SolarWinds
7 7 (10.14%) Splunk
8 6 (8.70%) SAP
9 5 (7.25%) ArcSight
10 3 (4.35%) Veeam
11 2 (2.90%) Remedy
12 1 (1.45%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.45%) HP
12 1 (1.45%) Lumension
12 1 (1.45%) McAfee