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 25 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 20 58
Rank change year-on-year -11 +38  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 105 214 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.23% 7.17% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.99% 36.46% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 100 38
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £16.75 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.33% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 389 587 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.68% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 326 286
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 25 June 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 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
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 25 June 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 +3 29 £480 +23.87% 8
Birmingham -10 21 £400 -11.11% 5
Solihull -1 20 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 10 £550 +57.14%
Staffordshire - 4 £300 - 9
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (27.23%) Windows
3 38 (17.84%) Cisco
4 35 (16.43%) Linux
4 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (14.55%) JIRA
8 30 (14.08%) LAN
9 27 (12.68%) Microsoft
9 27 (12.68%) Confluence
9 27 (12.68%) Ansible
9 27 (12.68%) Terraform
10 26 (12.21%) Docker
10 26 (12.21%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (12.21%) Bash Shell
10 26 (12.21%) CentOS
10 26 (12.21%) Puppet
10 26 (12.21%) Python
10 26 (12.21%) Ruby
11 24 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (11.27%) Migration
12 23 (10.80%) Firewall
12 23 (10.80%) ITIL
12 23 (10.80%) Public Cloud
13 22 (10.33%) Juniper
14 18 (8.45%) SQL
14 18 (8.45%) Oracle
15 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (7.98%) Configuration Management

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 27 (12.68%) Confluence
2 26 (12.21%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.94%) SAS
6 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.41%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.57%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.47%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.08%) LAN
2 23 (10.80%) Firewall
3 15 (7.04%) WAN
4 11 (5.16%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (3.76%) Wireless
6 7 (3.29%) VoIP
7 6 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.82%) DNS
7 6 (2.82%) HTTP
8 5 (2.35%) SNMP
9 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.41%) BGP
10 3 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.41%) OSPF
11 2 (0.94%) DWDM
11 2 (0.94%) Network Security
11 2 (0.94%) SAN
11 2 (0.94%) TACACS
11 2 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.41%) MySQL
7 3 (1.41%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.41%) QlikView
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) Power BI
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (14.55%) JIRA
2 5 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.41%) GCC
4 3 (1.41%) JMeter
5 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (0.94%) Advertising
2 2 (0.94%) Electronics
2 2 (0.94%) Finance
2 2 (0.94%) Marketing
2 2 (0.94%) Publishing
3 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.72%) Architect
2 19 (8.92%) Analyst
2 19 (8.92%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (8.45%) Consultant
3 18 (8.45%) Developer
4 14 (6.57%) Network Engineer
5 13 (6.10%) Designer
6 11 (5.16%) Network Designer
7 10 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Test Analyst
8 9 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.23%) Senior Architect
8 9 (4.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.23%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.76%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.29%) Network Manager
11 6 (2.82%) Administrator
11 6 (2.82%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.82%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.16%) .NET
2 9 (4.23%) CSS
3 7 (3.29%) HTML
4 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.88%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.88%) WCF
5 4 (1.88%) Web Services
6 3 (1.41%) REST
7 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.94%) CSS3
7 2 (0.94%) HTML5
7 2 (0.94%) J2EE
8 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.47%) JMX
8 1 (0.47%) JSF
8 1 (0.47%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.47%) Middleware
8 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.80%) Public Cloud
2 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.76%) User Experience
6 7 (3.29%) CMDB
6 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.82%) PKI
8 4 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.94%) RIA
10 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.47%) CCTV
11 1 (0.47%) CESG
11 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.47%) Derivative
11 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.23%) Windows
2 35 (16.43%) Linux
3 26 (12.21%) CentOS
4 14 (6.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.35%) Unix
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.94%) HPUX
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (11.27%) Migration
2 23 (10.80%) ITIL
3 17 (7.98%) Configuration Management
4 14 (6.57%) Performance Management
5 12 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.16%) DevOps
6 11 (5.16%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.69%) Data Migration
7 10 (4.69%) Scrum
8 9 (4.23%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (3.76%) Data Modelling
9 8 (3.76%) Network Management
9 8 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.76%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.76%) Project Management
9 8 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (3.76%) Service Management
9 8 (3.76%) Visualisation
10 7 (3.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.21%) Bash Shell
1 26 (12.21%) Python
1 26 (12.21%) Ruby
2 18 (8.45%) SQL
3 10 (4.69%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.35%) C#
5 5 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.41%) C
7 3 (1.41%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.41%) Java
8 2 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.69%) CCNA
3 10 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.29%) ISEB
5 6 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.82%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.41%) CCNP
6 3 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.94%) APMP
7 2 (0.94%) IRCA
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.94%) VCP6
7 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.47%) CISA
8 1 (0.47%) CISM
8 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
1 2 (0.94%) PMO
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) GPG13
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) ISO17020
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (12.21%) Docker
2 11 (5.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.47%) Samba
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (12.68%) Ansible
1 27 (12.68%) Terraform
2 26 (12.21%) Puppet
3 11 (5.16%) SCCM
4 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.47%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (17.84%) Cisco
2 27 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.33%) Juniper
4 18 (8.45%) Oracle
5 12 (5.63%) Fortinet
6 11 (5.16%) Aruba
6 11 (5.16%) Citrix
7 8 (3.76%) BMC
8 7 (3.29%) AppDynamics
8 7 (3.29%) Riverbed
9 6 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.82%) EMC
9 6 (2.82%) Nortel
10 5 (2.35%) VMware
11 4 (1.88%) HP
11 4 (1.88%) SevOne
12 3 (1.41%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.41%) BT
13 2 (0.94%) Informatica
13 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
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