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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / West Midlands
Rank 34 19 28
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 108 204 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.69% 7.60% 5.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.11% 36.82% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 112 69
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £246 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £14.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 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 448 554 444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.44% 20.65% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 314 223
Median daily rate £375 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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
Shropshire +12 31 £479 +22.12% 3
Birmingham -23 22 £368 -2.00% 6
Solihull 0 20 - - 2
Worcestershire +2 11 £350 -33.33% 2
Staffordshire -1 3 £375 -15.49% 1
Coventry 0 2 £120 -68.00%
Warwickshire -13 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 £600 +86.04%
Herefordshire - 1 £700 - 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 280 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (21.79%) Cisco
3 51 (18.21%) LAN
4 47 (16.79%) Microsoft
5 43 (15.36%) Firewall
6 41 (14.64%) Windows
6 41 (14.64%) Juniper
7 35 (12.50%) Linux
8 34 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (11.43%) ITIL
9 32 (11.43%) WAN
10 31 (11.07%) Migration
11 30 (10.71%) Data Centre
12 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (8.93%) CCNA
13 25 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (8.21%) Incident Management
16 22 (7.86%) Network Design
17 21 (7.50%) DNS
17 21 (7.50%) Fortinet
18 20 (7.14%) DV Cleared
18 20 (7.14%) .NET
18 20 (7.14%) Information Security
19 19 (6.79%) CheckPoint
19 19 (6.79%) JIRA
20 18 (6.43%) Aruba
20 18 (6.43%) MS Office
21 17 (6.07%) Visual Studio

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 15 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.00%) Confluence
3 12 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.43%) Apache
6 4 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.07%) nginx
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (6.43%) MS Office
2 11 (3.93%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.71%) assyst
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.71%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.93%) Office 365
4 7 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.14%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.79%) Yammer
7 4 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.07%) IaaS
8 3 (1.07%) Route 53
8 3 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) PaaS
10 1 (0.36%) Boomi
10 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (18.21%) LAN
2 43 (15.36%) Firewall
3 32 (11.43%) WAN
4 21 (7.50%) DNS
5 17 (6.07%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.71%) Wireless
7 15 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (5.00%) BGP
8 14 (5.00%) HTTP
8 14 (5.00%) VPN
9 13 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (4.64%) VoIP
10 12 (4.29%) DHCP
11 11 (3.93%) OSPF
12 10 (3.57%) Network Security
13 8 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (2.86%) SSL
14 7 (2.50%) Kerberos
14 7 (2.50%) LDAP
14 7 (2.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.93%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.86%) MySQL
4 7 (2.50%) Big Data
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (6.79%) JIRA
2 17 (6.07%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.43%) Subversion
7 3 (1.07%) GCC
7 3 (1.07%) Selenium
8 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.71%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.71%) MSI
8 2 (0.71%) Protractor
9 1 (0.36%) JMeter
9 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (6.07%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (1.07%) Legal
4 2 (0.71%) Advertising
4 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.71%) Electronics
4 2 (0.71%) Marketing
4 2 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.36%) Law
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (13.57%) Analyst
2 35 (12.50%) Architect
3 28 (10.00%) Developer
4 25 (8.93%) Network Engineer
5 24 (8.57%) Designer
5 24 (8.57%) Network Designer
6 17 (6.07%) Consultant
7 15 (5.36%) CRM Developer
7 15 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 14 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 14 (5.00%) Security Analyst
9 12 (4.29%) Lead Architect
9 12 (4.29%) Telecoms Architect
10 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
10 10 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 8 (2.86%) Service Analyst
13 7 (2.50%) Design Engineer
13 7 (2.50%) Security Officer
14 6 (2.14%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.14%) .NET
2 17 (6.07%) CSS
2 17 (6.07%) HTML
3 16 (5.71%) WCF
4 13 (4.64%) .NET Framework
4 13 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (3.21%) Web Services
6 5 (1.79%) jQuery
7 4 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.43%) SOAP
7 4 (1.43%) XML
8 3 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.07%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (1.07%) Sensu
9 2 (0.71%) HTML5
9 2 (0.71%) Middleware
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (0.71%) React
9 2 (0.71%) Struts
9 2 (0.71%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.29%) PKI
3 10 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.14%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.79%) User Experience
7 4 (1.43%) CESG
7 4 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.07%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) CCTV
10 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.64%) Windows
2 35 (12.50%) Linux
3 16 (5.71%) CentOS
4 7 (2.50%) Unix
5 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.43%) ITIL
3 31 (11.07%) Migration
4 25 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (8.21%) Incident Management
6 22 (7.86%) Network Design
7 20 (7.14%) Information Security
8 17 (6.07%) CRM
9 16 (5.71%) SIEM
10 15 (5.36%) Presales
11 14 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.00%) Service Management
12 13 (4.64%) PRINCE2
13 12 (4.29%) Configuration Management
14 11 (3.93%) Data Security
14 11 (3.93%) Project Management
15 10 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (3.57%) ITIL V3
15 10 (3.57%) Open Source
15 10 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.71%) JavaScript
1 16 (5.71%) Python
1 16 (5.71%) Ruby
2 15 (5.36%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.86%) SQL
4 6 (2.14%) C#
5 4 (1.43%) C
5 4 (1.43%) PHP
6 3 (1.07%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.71%) Java
7 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 280 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (8.93%) CCNA
4 20 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.00%) CCNP
5 14 (5.00%) Degree
6 10 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.86%) BICSI Certification
7 8 (2.86%) BICSI RCDD
7 8 (2.86%) CCDA
7 8 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (2.50%) CEH
9 6 (2.14%) CCSA
10 5 (1.79%) GCFA
10 5 (1.79%) GCIH
10 5 (1.79%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.79%) MCP
11 4 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.43%) ISEB
11 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.14%) SLA
3 5 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.43%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.07%) GPG13
5 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.07%) QA
6 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.71%) PMO
6 2 (0.71%) RMADS
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.29%) Docker
3 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (6.07%) Ansible
2 16 (5.71%) Puppet
2 16 (5.71%) Terraform
3 9 (3.21%) Nagios
4 7 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.79%) SCOM
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.43%) Salt
7 3 (1.07%) collectd
7 3 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.07%) Kibana
7 3 (1.07%) logstash
7 3 (1.07%) StatsD
8 2 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.36%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (21.79%) Cisco
2 47 (16.79%) Microsoft
3 41 (14.64%) Juniper
4 21 (7.50%) Fortinet
5 19 (6.79%) CheckPoint
6 18 (6.43%) Aruba
7 17 (6.07%) Oracle
8 14 (5.00%) IBM
9 13 (4.64%) BT
10 11 (3.93%) Intel Security
10 11 (3.93%) TOWER Software
11 10 (3.57%) Nortel
12 9 (3.21%) Capita
13 8 (2.86%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.86%) F5
14 6 (2.14%) EMC
14 6 (2.14%) HP
14 6 (2.14%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.79%) Remedy
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