Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 November 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 272 288 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.01% 5.59% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.78% 28.51% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 130 91
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.12% +9.69% -
10th Percentile £198 £300 £195
90th Percentile £591 £530 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.39 £36.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.54% -23.68% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £18.55 £17.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £57.85 £64.33
England median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +15.71% +81.82% -35.29%

SC 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 720 1,010 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.56% 19.60% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 570 476
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £207
90th Percentile £592 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.21 £18.03 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -40.89% +24.49%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.36 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.21% +3.32%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC 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 SC Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
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 SC Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC 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 SC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Birmingham +4 105 £475 +11.76% 16
Shropshire +43 85 £498 +13.07% 7
Worcestershire -2 17 £265 -37.65% 5
Warwickshire +6 11 £133 -58.03% 5
Solihull -12 10 £463 - 2
Coventry +15 9 £450 +22.78%
Sutton Coldfield +1 7 £470 -6.31%
Wolverhampton +11 6 £515 +33.01% 1
Herefordshire +14 5 £400 -
Staffordshire +1 5 £458 -1.08% 8
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 272 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (33.09%) AWS
3 73 (26.84%) Java
4 72 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (21.32%) Public Sector
6 53 (19.49%) Linux
7 50 (18.38%) SQL
8 47 (17.28%) Migration
9 45 (16.54%) Git (software)
9 45 (16.54%) DevOps
10 43 (15.81%) Jenkins
10 43 (15.81%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (15.44%) Terraform
12 38 (13.97%) Amazon RDS
12 38 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (13.24%) Oracle
13 36 (13.24%) Configuration Management
14 35 (12.87%) Web Services
15 34 (12.50%) Cisco
15 34 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 34 (12.50%) RESTful
16 33 (12.13%) Spring
16 33 (12.13%) AngularJS
16 33 (12.13%) Unix
17 31 (11.40%) Windows
18 30 (11.03%) Open Source
18 30 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (10.66%) Maven
19 29 (10.66%) Azure
19 29 (10.66%) Confluence

SC 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 29 (10.66%) Confluence
2 7 (2.57%) SAS
2 7 (2.57%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.84%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) Jetty
6 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.57%) GIMP
2 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.57%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.68%) assyst
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.09%) AWS
2 43 (15.81%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (10.66%) Azure
4 22 (8.09%) Amazon SQS
5 16 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 16 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 15 (5.51%) Route 53
7 6 (2.21%) Office 365
8 4 (1.47%) IaaS
9 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.74%) GCP
10 2 (0.74%) GitHub
10 2 (0.74%) PaaS
10 2 (0.74%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.37%) G Suite
11 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.37%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.46%) Firewall
2 16 (5.88%) SSL
3 15 (5.51%) LAN
4 13 (4.78%) WAN
5 12 (4.41%) BGP
5 12 (4.41%) VPN
6 11 (4.04%) DNS
6 11 (4.04%) OSPF
7 10 (3.68%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.31%) HTTP
8 9 (3.31%) IPsec
8 9 (3.31%) Wireless
9 7 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.21%) DHCP
10 6 (2.21%) VLAN
11 5 (1.84%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.84%) Network Security
11 5 (1.84%) SNMP
12 4 (1.47%) Junos
12 4 (1.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.97%) Amazon RDS
1 38 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (8.09%) Oracle Database
3 19 (6.99%) Oracle Database 12c
3 19 (6.99%) Pentaho
4 11 (4.04%) MySQL
5 7 (2.57%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.84%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.84%) Big Data
6 5 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.84%) Impala
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.37%) Power BI
8 1 (0.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.37%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 45 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 43 (15.81%) Jenkins
3 29 (10.66%) Maven
4 28 (10.29%) JIRA
5 27 (9.93%) jMock
5 27 (9.93%) JUnit
5 27 (9.93%) Mockito
6 26 (9.56%) DbUnit
6 26 (9.56%) SonarQube
7 17 (6.25%) GitLab
8 11 (4.04%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.57%) gulp
9 7 (2.57%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.57%) webpack
10 6 (2.21%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.84%) Grunt
12 3 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.74%) JMeter
13 2 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 58 (21.32%) Public Sector
2 11 (4.04%) Retail
3 5 (1.84%) Finance
3 5 (1.84%) Military
4 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.10%) Electronics
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (18.75%) Developer
2 30 (11.03%) Network Engineer
3 27 (9.93%) AWS DevOps
3 27 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (9.93%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Architect
5 21 (7.72%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (7.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (6.99%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 17 (6.25%) DBA
9 16 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
10 15 (5.51%) Analyst
10 15 (5.51%) Design Engineer
10 15 (5.51%) Network Design Engineer
11 14 (5.15%) Platform Engineer
12 11 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared DBA
12 11 (4.04%) UI Developer
13 10 (3.68%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.87%) Web Services
2 34 (12.50%) RESTful
3 33 (12.13%) AngularJS
3 33 (12.13%) Spring
4 27 (9.93%) SOAP
5 26 (9.56%) PowerMock
6 25 (9.19%) REST
7 24 (8.82%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (7.72%) Hibernate
8 21 (7.72%) JPA
9 19 (6.99%) J2EE
10 18 (6.62%) .NET
11 16 (5.88%) CSS
11 16 (5.88%) JSON
12 15 (5.51%) HTML
12 15 (5.51%) Spring Cloud
13 10 (3.68%) CSS3
13 10 (3.68%) HTML5
14 9 (3.31%) Angular 2
14 9 (3.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.04%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.04%) NHS
3 10 (3.68%) User Experience
4 8 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.10%) MPEG
5 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.37%) ASIC
7 1 (0.37%) Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) CPLD
7 1 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.37%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.37%) PKI
7 1 (0.37%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.49%) Linux
2 33 (12.13%) Unix
3 31 (11.40%) Windows
4 18 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.15%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.84%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.10%) CentOS
8 3 (1.10%) VMS
8 3 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.37%) Debian
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.28%) Migration
3 45 (16.54%) DevOps
4 36 (13.24%) Configuration Management
5 30 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (11.03%) Open Source
6 29 (10.66%) Microservices
7 26 (9.56%) Scrum
8 24 (8.82%) Kanban
8 24 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (8.82%) TDD
9 23 (8.46%) BDD
10 21 (7.72%) BPMN
11 17 (6.25%) Network Design
12 14 (5.15%) ITIL
12 14 (5.15%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.31%) Problem Management
14 8 (2.94%) Biometrics
14 8 (2.94%) Load Balancing
14 8 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.84%) Java
2 50 (18.38%) SQL
3 11 (4.04%) Shell Script
3 11 (4.04%) TypeScript
4 10 (3.68%) PL/SQL
4 10 (3.68%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.68%) Python
5 9 (3.31%) PHP
6 7 (2.57%) C
7 6 (2.21%) C#
7 6 (2.21%) C++
7 6 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.84%) Java 8
9 4 (1.47%) VB
9 4 (1.47%) VB6
10 3 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) Prolog
12 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 272 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (8.82%) CCNP
4 20 (7.35%) CCIE
5 11 (4.04%) CCDP
5 11 (4.04%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.68%) AWS Certification
7 8 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.94%) CCNA
8 7 (2.57%) Degree
8 7 (2.57%) MCSA
8 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.84%) RHCE
9 5 (1.84%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.47%) ISEB
10 4 (1.47%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.10%) CISSP
11 3 (1.10%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.10%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.47%) NIST
2 3 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.37%) COSHH
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) MISRA
4 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 21 (7.72%) Postfix
2 18 (6.62%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.88%) Docker
4 8 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.10%) PowerDNS
6 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.10%) vSphere
7 2 (0.74%) vCloud
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) NFS
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (15.44%) Terraform
2 26 (9.56%) Puppet
3 24 (8.82%) Ansible
4 9 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.94%) Data Guard
5 8 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.10%) SCCM
8 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.74%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Grafana
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (13.24%) Oracle
2 34 (12.50%) Cisco
2 34 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.62%) Aruba
4 17 (6.25%) Cloudera
5 16 (5.88%) VMware
6 14 (5.15%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.04%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.68%) Juniper
8 10 (3.68%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.94%) F5
11 7 (2.57%) webMethods
12 6 (2.21%) BMC
12 6 (2.21%) HP
13 5 (1.84%) Avaya
13 5 (1.84%) Splunk
14 4 (1.47%) Citrix
14 4 (1.47%) Google
14 4 (1.47%) Snow