Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 169 140
Rank change year-on-year +5 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 20 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.91% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 23
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £323 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -28.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £169 £301 £392
90th Percentile £600 £475 £700
England median daily rate £470 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.75 - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -2.88% -10.03% +12.36%

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 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 866 1271 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.89% 20.62% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 703 498
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £206 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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

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 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 21 November 2017.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the West Midlands

DV Cleared
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 21 November 2017. 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 9 £375 -11.76%
Worcestershire +11 5 - - 2
Coventry - 2 £173 -
Birmingham +4 1 £490 +40.00%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £185 -47.14%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Unix
4 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 6 (30.00%) HP
6 6 (30.00%) Solaris
6 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (30.00%) Samba
7 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) HPUX
7 5 (25.00%) Sun
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (20.00%) Break/Fix
9 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.00%) Apache
6 1 (5.00%) IIS
6 1 (5.00%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) X.500
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Unix
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (30.00%) Solaris
6 5 (25.00%) HPUX
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Break/Fix
1 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Demand Management
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Password Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Perl
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Samba
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Netcool
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) Unicenter
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Sun
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Lumension
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Meridio
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle