Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 167 167
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 -18
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 62 16 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.33% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 1.91% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 42
West Midlands median daily rate £406 £360 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +12.50% -30.81%
10th Percentile £277 £161 £293
90th Percentile £575 £600 £475
England median daily rate £460 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.36% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% -29.87% +24.60%

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 1,014 839 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.49% 17.19% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 464 704
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +5.80%
10th Percentile £216 £195 £231
90th Percentile £546 £527 £541
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.89% +28.42% -24.46%
10th Percentile £14.58 £11.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.90 £50.00 £41.95
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +4 44 £385 +6.94%
Worcestershire -6 4 £525 - 7
Birmingham +2 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.16%) Military
4 25 (40.32%) ITIL
5 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
6 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
8 16 (25.81%) Electronics
8 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
8 16 (25.81%) Finance
8 16 (25.81%) Manufacturing
8 16 (25.81%) SAP
8 16 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (25.81%) Programme Management
8 16 (25.81%) Marketing
8 16 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
9 13 (20.97%) Project Management
9 13 (20.97%) Windows
9 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (14.52%) SOA
10 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
10 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (14.52%) Decision-Making
11 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
11 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
11 8 (12.90%) ITIL V3
11 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (12.90%) MCSE

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 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) OSPF
2 4 (6.45%) DHCP
2 4 (6.45%) DMVPN
2 4 (6.45%) IPsec
2 4 (6.45%) Multicast
2 4 (6.45%) SNMP
2 4 (6.45%) Wireless
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 2 (3.23%) Junos
3 2 (3.23%) NAS
3 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.23%) VoIP
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) BGP
4 1 (1.61%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.61%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (45.16%) Military
2 16 (25.81%) Electronics
2 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 16 (25.81%) Manufacturing
2 16 (25.81%) Marketing
2 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Project Manager
2 15 (24.19%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 6 (9.68%) ITIL Manager
4 5 (8.06%) ITIL Project Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Product Owner
4 5 (8.06%) Project Officer
4 5 (8.06%) Project Support Officer
4 5 (8.06%) Support Officer
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Author
5 4 (6.45%) Designer
5 4 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Author
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Designer
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) ITIL
3 18 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
5 16 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (25.81%) Programme Management
6 13 (20.97%) Project Management
7 9 (14.52%) Decision-Making
7 9 (14.52%) SOA
8 8 (12.90%) ITIL V3
8 8 (12.90%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Service Design
10 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.06%) Network Design
11 5 (8.06%) Service Management
12 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
12 4 (6.45%) Earned Value Management
12 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) MCSE
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.68%) CISSP
3 6 (9.68%) MCITP
3 6 (9.68%) MCP
4 5 (8.06%) APMP
5 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.84%) CISMP
7 2 (3.23%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.23%) VCP6
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) Juniper
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) ILOG