Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 179 151
Rank change year-on-year +66 -28 +35
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 66 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.17% 1.90% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 6 14
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £291 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.26% -22.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £318 £236 £338
90th Percentile £608 £353 £653
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +26.53% -8.41%

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 921 999 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.04% 19.32% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 523 458
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.42% +7.84%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £231
90th Percentile £600 £550 £527
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.71 £18.39 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.64% -22.58% +21.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.63 £37.30
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +8.80%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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
Worcestershire - 37 £550 - 4
Herefordshire +11 11 £405 +28.06%
Warwickshire - 5 £440 -
Birmingham +13 4 £406 +56.25% 3
Shropshire +9 3 £250 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (53.03%) SC Cleared
3 26 (39.39%) Windows
4 22 (33.33%) VMware
5 20 (30.30%) Business Development
5 20 (30.30%) Systems Engineering
6 16 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 15 (22.73%) Project Management
8 14 (21.21%) Data Protection
9 12 (18.18%) Cisco
9 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (18.18%) CREST Certified
10 11 (16.67%) Master's Degree
10 11 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (16.67%) Degree
10 11 (16.67%) Requirements Management
10 11 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (15.15%) MCSE
11 10 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (15.15%) Military
11 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
11 10 (15.15%) Skype
11 10 (15.15%) Windows 10
12 9 (13.64%) VCP6
12 9 (13.64%) Mentoring

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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
1 7 (10.61%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) Skype
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
3 6 (9.09%) Firewall
3 6 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (7.58%) EIGRP
4 5 (7.58%) Multicast
4 5 (7.58%) OSPF
4 5 (7.58%) WAN
5 4 (6.06%) BGP
5 4 (6.06%) DHCP
5 4 (6.06%) IGMP
5 4 (6.06%) IPsec
5 4 (6.06%) Junos
5 4 (6.06%) SSL
5 4 (6.06%) TACACS
5 4 (6.06%) VLAN
5 4 (6.06%) VPN
6 3 (4.55%) NAS
6 3 (4.55%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.15%) Military
3 1 (1.52%) Electronics
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Server Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Tester
4 11 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (15.15%) Senior Server Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Network Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (9.09%) Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) IT Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Security Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) Information Manager
10 3 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
10 3 (4.55%) Security Manager
11 2 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) jQuery
1 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) MPEG
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) CESG
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (15.15%) Windows 10
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.61%) Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Unix
6 3 (4.55%) HPUX
6 3 (4.55%) Solaris
6 3 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.55%) VMS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Business Development
1 20 (30.30%) Systems Engineering
2 15 (22.73%) Project Management
3 14 (21.21%) Data Protection
4 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
5 11 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
8 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (6.06%) Digital Content Management
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL
9 4 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.55%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (4.55%) Commercial Awareness
10 3 (4.55%) Information Security
10 3 (4.55%) Migration
10 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) Perl
1 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.52%) C#
2 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (53.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) CREST Certified
4 11 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Degree
4 11 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (15.15%) MCSE
5 10 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (13.64%) CCIE
6 9 (13.64%) VCP6
7 5 (7.58%) CCIE Collaboration
7 5 (7.58%) CCNP
8 4 (6.06%) JNCIE
9 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) CISM
10 2 (3.03%) CISSP
11 1 (1.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) PMO
2 1 (1.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) Samba
3 3 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) WSUS
2 3 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) VMware
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.18%) Cisco
4 4 (6.06%) Aruba
4 4 (6.06%) Juniper
4 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (4.55%) Sun
5 3 (4.55%) Synology
5 3 (4.55%) Veeam
6 1 (1.52%) F5
6 1 (1.52%) M86 Security
6 1 (1.52%) McAfee
6 1 (1.52%) SAP