Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 39 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 278 222 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.66% 4.70% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.02% 26.37% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 93 191
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £290 £195 £293
90th Percentile £538 £506 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +169.50% -55.94%
10th Percentile £17.31 £17.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.80 £65.50 £73.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.25
% change year-on-year +87.17% -49.80% +2.05%

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 958 842 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.49% 17.84% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 456 615
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £234 £195 £236
90th Percentile £550 £527 £541
England median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.87% +32.61% -26.84%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £57.20 £50.30 £38.65
England median hourly rate £28.53 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.13% -8.65% -3.70%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Shropshire -22 99 £459 -0.27% 9
Birmingham +5 61 £447 +8.36% 22
Worcestershire +12 46 £425 - 26
Staffordshire +8 26 £463 +44.53% 8
Solihull +5 20 - - 9
Warwickshire +10 6 £300 -20.00% 8
Sutton Coldfield +1 4 £486 +5.71%
Wolverhampton +2 1 £387 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 278 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 84 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (25.90%) Oracle
4 60 (21.58%) Java
5 56 (20.14%) SQL
6 55 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (19.42%) SQL Server
8 47 (16.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 46 (16.55%) ITIL
10 45 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
11 43 (15.47%) Cisco
12 42 (15.11%) TDD
13 41 (14.75%) Kanban
14 40 (14.39%) JavaScript
15 38 (13.67%) Middleware
16 37 (13.31%) Unix
16 37 (13.31%) JIRA
17 36 (12.95%) Firewall
18 35 (12.59%) Web Services
19 34 (12.23%) Git (software)
20 33 (11.87%) CSS
20 33 (11.87%) SOAP
21 31 (11.15%) WAN
22 30 (10.79%) HTML
22 30 (10.79%) Spring
23 29 (10.43%) IBM
23 29 (10.43%) McAfee
24 28 (10.07%) CheckPoint
24 28 (10.07%) Open Source
24 28 (10.07%) Fortinet

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 18 (6.47%) Documentum
2 13 (4.68%) Confluence
2 13 (4.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.44%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.08%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.08%) MicroStation
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) GIMP
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.44%) Office 365
6 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.08%) PaaS
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.95%) Firewall
2 31 (11.15%) WAN
3 27 (9.71%) Wireless
4 23 (8.27%) Internet
5 17 (6.12%) VPN
6 14 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.88%) BGP
7 8 (2.88%) MPLS
7 8 (2.88%) OSPF
8 7 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (2.52%) HSRP
8 7 (2.52%) VLAN
9 4 (1.44%) Junos
9 4 (1.44%) LAN
9 4 (1.44%) SDH
10 3 (1.08%) DWDM
10 3 (1.08%) Network Security
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.72%) SAN
11 2 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (6.47%) Oracle Database
4 15 (5.40%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.80%) MySQL
6 5 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.80%) Power BI
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.08%) GIS
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.72%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.72%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 37 (13.31%) JIRA
2 34 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.99%) Visual Studio
4 18 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 17 (6.12%) GitLab
6 15 (5.40%) Maven
7 14 (5.04%) JUnit
7 14 (5.04%) Subversion
8 13 (4.68%) DbUnit
8 13 (4.68%) jMock
8 13 (4.68%) Mockito
8 13 (4.68%) SonarQube
9 8 (2.88%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.52%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (2.16%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.80%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.80%) Selenium
13 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.44%) PVCS
14 3 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 9 (3.24%) Electronics
2 8 (2.88%) Military
3 6 (2.16%) Retail
4 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.72%) Finance
6 2 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (22.30%) Developer
2 41 (14.75%) Network Engineer
3 32 (11.51%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.79%) Support Engineer
5 21 (7.55%) Analyst
5 21 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
6 19 (6.83%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (6.47%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.12%) Software Engineer
9 16 (5.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 15 (5.40%) Systems Support Engineer
11 14 (5.04%) Consultant
12 13 (4.68%) Systems Support
13 12 (4.32%) Test Analyst
14 11 (3.96%) Embedded Engineer
14 11 (3.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (3.96%) Monitoring Engineer
14 11 (3.96%) Network Support
14 11 (3.96%) Network Support Engineer
14 11 (3.96%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.67%) Middleware
2 35 (12.59%) Web Services
3 33 (11.87%) CSS
3 33 (11.87%) SOAP
4 30 (10.79%) HTML
4 30 (10.79%) Spring
5 27 (9.71%) Apache Camel
6 26 (9.35%) Spring Boot
7 23 (8.27%) REST
8 20 (7.19%) .NET
9 19 (6.83%) Hibernate
10 17 (6.12%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.76%) RESTful
12 15 (5.40%) ASP.NET
13 14 (5.04%) jQuery
13 14 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (4.68%) J2EE
14 13 (4.68%) NHibernate
14 13 (4.68%) PowerMock
15 9 (3.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.19%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (2.88%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.44%) ASIC
9 4 (1.44%) CPLD
9 4 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.44%) NHS
9 4 (1.44%) VHDL
10 3 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.08%) User Experience
11 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.72%) PKI
11 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.31%) Unix
2 26 (9.35%) Linux
3 20 (7.19%) Windows
4 10 (3.60%) Oracle Linux
4 10 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.08%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (16.55%) ITIL
4 42 (15.11%) TDD
5 41 (14.75%) Kanban
6 28 (10.07%) Open Source
7 27 (9.71%) Scrum
8 26 (9.35%) Analytics
8 26 (9.35%) BDD
8 26 (9.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 23 (8.27%) Migration
9 23 (8.27%) Software Engineering
10 20 (7.19%) ITIL V3
11 18 (6.47%) Data Analytics
11 18 (6.47%) Network Load Balancing
12 17 (6.12%) Coaching
12 17 (6.12%) Configuration Management
12 17 (6.12%) MVC
13 16 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.76%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.58%) Java
2 56 (20.14%) SQL
3 40 (14.39%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.19%) C#
5 17 (6.12%) C++
5 17 (6.12%) Java 8
6 15 (5.40%) C
7 9 (3.24%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.16%) Assembly Language
10 5 (1.80%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.72%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 278 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.71%) Degree
3 26 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (8.27%) CCNP
5 9 (3.24%) CCNA
5 9 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.52%) CCIE
8 5 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (1.80%) CISSP
8 5 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.80%) MCSE
8 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.80%) OCP
8 5 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.44%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.44%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.08%) CCDP
10 3 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.16%) NEBOSH
2 4 (1.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.16%) vSphere
4 4 (1.44%) Firmware
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (7.19%) Puppet
2 19 (6.83%) ZABBIX
3 11 (3.96%) FortiGate
4 10 (3.60%) Ansible
4 10 (3.60%) Data Guard
4 10 (3.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.08%) Salt
5 3 (1.08%) Terraform
6 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.72%) Netcool
6 2 (0.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.72%) SCOM
6 2 (0.72%) SELinux
6 2 (0.72%) ServerView Suite
6 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (25.90%) Oracle
2 43 (15.47%) Cisco
3 29 (10.43%) IBM
3 29 (10.43%) McAfee
4 28 (10.07%) CheckPoint
4 28 (10.07%) Fortinet
5 26 (9.35%) Microsoft
6 21 (7.55%) VMware
7 20 (7.19%) F5
8 19 (6.83%) Pega
9 18 (6.47%) Aruba
9 18 (6.47%) Blue Coat
10 15 (5.40%) BMC
11 13 (4.68%) HP
12 7 (2.52%) Nokia
13 6 (2.16%) Juniper
13 6 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.80%) Meraki
15 4 (1.44%) Informatica
15 4 (1.44%) Splunk