Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 151 157
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 14 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.88% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 4.26% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 39 20
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £320 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -34.36% +27.45%
10th Percentile £169 £277 £413
90th Percentile £645 £475 £700
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.75 - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £30.90
% change year-on-year -29.94% +27.02% +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 851 1,080 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.92% 20.64% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 573 527
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £200
90th Percentile £538 £540 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.33% -4.52% +12.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £9.52
90th Percentile £50.15 £43.75 £44.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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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 19 February 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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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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 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
Worcestershire - 5 - - 1
Solihull +10 4 - - 1
Herefordshire -4 1 £650 +44.44%
Coventry - 1 £173 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) SDH
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) X.21
4 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) KiloStream
5 3 (21.43%) MegaStream
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) VPLS
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business

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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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) MPLS
1 4 (28.57%) SDH
1 4 (28.57%) X.21
2 3 (21.43%) BGP
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) KiloStream
2 3 (21.43%) MegaStream
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 3 (21.43%) VPLS
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Customer Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.14%) Unicenter
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Juniper
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) Meridio
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas