Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 23 32
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 216 408 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.51% 6.57% 4.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.32% 31.90% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 239 117
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £195 £295 £166
90th Percentile £539 £538 £535
England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +4.90% +62.50%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.75 £14.58
90th Percentile £64.33 £44.30 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -42.46% +8.33% +57.89%

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 853 1279 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.80% 20.59% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 703 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £238 £198
90th Percentile £524 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 66
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.55 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.77
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 18 November 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
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -5 55 £460 +35.29% 1
Birmingham -25 50 £450 +5.88% 2
Sutton Coldfield -1 27 £460 +55.93%
Solihull -6 27 £380 -10.59%
Coventry +9 12 £195 -50.32%
Staffordshire +5 6 £300 -28.57%
Worcestershire -7 6 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £375 -16.57% 1
Wolverhampton -2 2 - -
Dudley - 2 £133 -
Herefordshire -2 1 £375 +15.38%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (15.28%) Linux
4 31 (14.35%) Oracle
5 29 (13.43%) Windows
6 27 (12.50%) ITIL
7 26 (12.04%) Cisco
8 24 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 22 (10.19%) Migration
9 22 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (9.72%) Puppet
10 21 (9.72%) Unix
10 21 (9.72%) Solaris
11 20 (9.26%) AIX
11 20 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (8.80%) Office 365
13 18 (8.33%) ETL
13 18 (8.33%) SAN
14 17 (7.87%) BMC
14 17 (7.87%) Shell Script
14 17 (7.87%) LAN
14 17 (7.87%) VMware
14 17 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (7.41%) Firewall
15 16 (7.41%) Jenkins
15 16 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (6.94%) Git (software)
16 15 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (6.02%) ArcGIS
2 11 (5.09%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (4.17%) Confluence
5 8 (3.70%) Apache
5 8 (3.70%) SAS
5 8 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.93%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (0.93%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.80%) Office 365
3 16 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (3.70%) Amazon S3
6 8 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.78%) SaaS
8 5 (2.31%) PaaS
9 3 (1.39%) GitHub
9 3 (1.39%) IaaS
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.33%) SAN
2 17 (7.87%) LAN
3 16 (7.41%) Firewall
4 14 (6.48%) WAN
5 11 (5.09%) HTTP
5 11 (5.09%) Wireless
6 10 (4.63%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (3.70%) DNS
7 8 (3.70%) Network Security
8 7 (3.24%) Internet
8 7 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.24%) SSH
8 7 (3.24%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.24%) VPN
9 6 (2.78%) BGP
9 6 (2.78%) HSRP
9 6 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (2.78%) OpenVPN
9 6 (2.78%) OSPF
9 6 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.48%) Pentaho
3 11 (5.09%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (4.17%) OLAP
5 9 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
6 8 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.31%) MySQL
8 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.39%) QlikView
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.93%) CloverETL
10 2 (0.93%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.93%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 16 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.63%) JUnit
3 10 (4.63%) Maven
4 9 (4.17%) JIRA
4 9 (4.17%) SonarQube
5 8 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.70%) Liquibase
6 7 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.78%) Ant
8 5 (2.31%) Subversion
9 3 (1.39%) DbUnit
9 3 (1.39%) jMock
9 3 (1.39%) Mockito
10 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.93%) JHipster
10 2 (0.93%) JMeter
10 2 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (3.24%) Finance
2 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.93%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (10.19%) Architect
1 22 (10.19%) Network Engineer
2 18 (8.33%) Consultant
3 16 (7.41%) Analyst
3 16 (7.41%) Developer
4 15 (6.94%) AIX Engineer
5 14 (6.48%) Unix Engineer
6 13 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 11 (5.09%) DBA
9 10 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Oracle DBA
9 10 (4.63%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 10 (4.63%) Solaris Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.24%) Designer
11 7 (3.24%) Service Architect
11 7 (3.24%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.09%) REST
1 11 (5.09%) Web Services
2 9 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.24%) HTML
4 6 (2.78%) CSS
4 6 (2.78%) MCollective
5 5 (2.31%) .NET
5 5 (2.31%) Spring
5 5 (2.31%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.85%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.85%) CSS3
6 4 (1.85%) HTML5
6 4 (1.85%) RESTful
7 3 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.39%) J2EE
7 3 (1.39%) jQuery
7 3 (1.39%) JSON
7 3 (1.39%) PowerMock
7 3 (1.39%) Sensu
7 3 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.17%) CMDB
2 9 (4.17%) User Experience
3 7 (3.24%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.85%) RIA
6 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.39%) PKI
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.28%) Linux
2 29 (13.43%) Windows
3 21 (9.72%) Solaris
3 21 (9.72%) Unix
4 20 (9.26%) AIX
5 15 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (6.48%) SUSE
7 13 (6.02%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 11 (5.09%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (3.24%) Windows Server
11 6 (2.78%) CentOS
12 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.93%) HPUX
15 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.50%) ITIL
3 22 (10.19%) Migration
4 18 (8.33%) ETL
5 17 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.48%) Load Balancing
7 14 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (6.02%) Analytics
8 13 (6.02%) DevOps
8 13 (6.02%) Scrum
8 13 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.09%) Performance Management
11 10 (4.63%) Coaching
11 10 (4.63%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (4.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.87%) Shell Script
2 15 (6.94%) SQL
3 14 (6.48%) Java
4 11 (5.09%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.78%) Groovy
5 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.31%) C
7 4 (1.85%) C#
8 3 (1.39%) Perl
8 3 (1.39%) PHP
8 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.39%) Python
9 2 (0.93%) AWK
9 2 (0.93%) C++
9 2 (0.93%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 2 (0.93%) Korn
9 2 (0.93%) Ruby
9 2 (0.93%) sed
9 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 216 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.70%) CCNP
4 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.39%) CCIE
6 3 (1.39%) CCNA
6 3 (1.39%) ISEB
6 3 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.39%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.93%) APMP
7 2 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.93%) CISSP
7 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (4.63%) Docker
1 10 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (2.78%) Postfix
2 6 (2.78%) Squid
2 6 (2.78%) vCloud
2 6 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Samba
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (9.72%) Puppet
2 13 (6.02%) Oracle EDQ
3 12 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 12 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 11 (5.09%) SCCM
5 9 (4.17%) Ansible
5 9 (4.17%) Data Guard
5 9 (4.17%) Kibana
5 9 (4.17%) logstash
5 9 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (4.17%) Terraform
6 7 (3.24%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.78%) Rancher
7 6 (2.78%) Rsyslog
7 6 (2.78%) Sysdig
7 6 (2.78%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (14.35%) Oracle
2 26 (12.04%) Cisco
3 24 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.87%) BMC
4 17 (7.87%) VMware
5 13 (6.02%) Cognos
5 13 (6.02%) HP
5 13 (6.02%) IBM
6 12 (5.56%) Juniper
7 11 (5.09%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.63%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.63%) Citrix
9 9 (4.17%) AppDynamics
9 9 (4.17%) McAfee
9 9 (4.17%) Riverbed
10 8 (3.70%) F5
10 8 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.70%) SAP
11 7 (3.24%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.24%) Capita