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 3 months to 27 June 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 130 111
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 1.82% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £519 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.06 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.48% +5.36%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 398 604 448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.25% 19.92% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 340 277
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 32
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

DV Cleared
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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire -5 6 £375 -26.82% 1
Birmingham +11 2 - -
Shropshire +10 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) Migration
6 7 (22.58%) Unix
6 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco
6 7 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2000
6 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (19.35%) WAN
7 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
7 6 (19.35%) Perl
7 6 (19.35%) Samba
8 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
8 5 (16.13%) HP
8 5 (16.13%) HPUX
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) DNS
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) Break/Fix
8 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (12.90%) Video Conferencing

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 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2000
1 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) VoIP
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) X.500
5 2 (6.45%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) Skype
5 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.23%) Broadband
6 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.23%) ISDN
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory Consultant
1 5 (16.13%) Consultant
1 5 (16.13%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) CRM Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) Leaflet
2 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) CESG
4 1 (3.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
3 7 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (16.13%) HPUX
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.90%) Solaris
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Break/Fix
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) High Availability
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Demand Management
6 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) Samba
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) WSUS
2 2 (6.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Lumension
6 1 (3.23%) Tandberg
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