Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 20 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 189 364 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.51% 7.90% 6.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.20% 39.52% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 228 162
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £325 £265
90th Percentile £593 £629 £550
England median daily rate £496 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.52% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -69.43% +65.26%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £21.16 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -12.50% +113.90% -48.77%

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 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 508 921 1,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.25% 20.00% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 529 523
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.01% +2.91%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £218
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 55
Median hourly rate £15.85 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.48% +9.01% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.32 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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 +3 50 £475 -5.00% 2
Birmingham +10 47 £400 -13.51% 5
Warwickshire +28 32 £375 -6.25%
Staffordshire +16 10 £375 +7.14% 1
Worcestershire -1 10 £625 +47.06% 8
Coventry +34 9 £525 +31.25%
Wolverhampton - 8 £550 -
Herefordshire -3 5 £438 +16.67% 1
Solihull -11 2 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 189 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (23.28%) Azure
2 44 (23.28%) Migration
3 41 (21.69%) Public Sector
4 36 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (16.40%) Oracle
6 28 (14.81%) AWS
7 27 (14.29%) Confluence
7 27 (14.29%) JIRA
8 25 (13.23%) DevOps
8 25 (13.23%) SQL
9 23 (12.17%) Windows
9 23 (12.17%) Project Management
10 22 (11.64%) Telecoms
10 22 (11.64%) Terraform
11 20 (10.58%) Software Engineering
11 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database
11 20 (10.58%) PowerShell
12 19 (10.05%) Linux
12 19 (10.05%) Microsoft
13 17 (8.99%) Data Migration
13 17 (8.99%) Unix
14 16 (8.47%) Analytics
15 15 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
16 14 (7.41%) Finance
16 14 (7.41%) Java
16 14 (7.41%) SDLC
17 13 (6.88%) Test Strategy
18 12 (6.35%) Data Centre

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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 12 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.82%) SAS
4 6 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.12%) Mule
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) assyst
2 4 (2.12%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.06%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.53%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.28%) Azure
2 28 (14.81%) AWS
3 11 (5.82%) Office 365
4 8 (4.23%) PaaS
5 7 (3.70%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.65%) IaaS
6 5 (2.65%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.65%) Yammer
7 4 (2.12%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.59%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (1.59%) SaaS
9 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.06%) GitHub
9 2 (1.06%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) Firewall
1 7 (3.70%) Internet
2 6 (3.17%) Skype
3 5 (2.65%) Unified Communications
3 5 (2.65%) VPN
3 5 (2.65%) WAN
4 4 (2.12%) LAN
4 4 (2.12%) Softphone
5 3 (1.59%) MPLS
5 3 (1.59%) VoIP
5 3 (1.59%) Wireless
6 2 (1.06%) ADSL
6 2 (1.06%) BGP
6 2 (1.06%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.06%) SAN
7 1 (0.53%) ATM
7 1 (0.53%) DSL
7 1 (0.53%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.53%) IPsec
7 1 (0.53%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.17%) MySQL
4 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.65%) Power BI
5 4 (2.12%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.12%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.59%) MS Access
6 3 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.06%) Big Data
7 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (14.29%) JIRA
2 11 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.17%) GitLab
4 5 (2.65%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.65%) Selenium
4 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.12%) Postman
5 4 (2.12%) Toad
6 3 (1.59%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.59%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.59%) Maven
6 3 (1.59%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.06%) CA Gen
7 2 (1.06%) JUnit
8 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.53%) Spock
8 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (21.69%) Public Sector
2 22 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.41%) Finance
4 8 (4.23%) Police
5 4 (2.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Law
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (19.05%) Analyst
2 18 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.41%) Architect
4 14 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.88%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (6.35%) Azure DevOps
6 12 (6.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.35%) DBA
6 12 (6.35%) Oracle DBA
7 9 (4.76%) Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 8 (4.23%) Administrator
8 8 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Senior Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Consultant
9 7 (3.70%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.70%) XML
2 6 (3.17%) JSON
2 6 (3.17%) Node.js
3 5 (2.65%) SOAP
4 4 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.59%) CSS
6 2 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (1.06%) J2EE
6 2 (1.06%) OpenID
6 2 (1.06%) Velocity
7 1 (0.53%) .NET
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.53%) EJS
7 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.53%) OAuth
7 1 (0.53%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.53%) React
7 1 (0.53%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.12%) IVR
6 3 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.59%) Equities
6 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.06%) NHS
7 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.06%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) CCTV
8 1 (0.53%) CESG
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.17%) Windows
2 19 (10.05%) Linux
3 17 (8.99%) Unix
4 11 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.17%) Android
7 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) HPUX
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.28%) Migration
2 36 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.23%) DevOps
4 23 (12.17%) Project Management
5 20 (10.58%) Software Engineering
6 17 (8.99%) Data Migration
7 16 (8.47%) Analytics
8 14 (7.41%) SDLC
9 13 (6.88%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.35%) Change Management
10 12 (6.35%) ITIL
10 12 (6.35%) Project Delivery
10 12 (6.35%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.82%) Process Improvement
11 11 (5.82%) Test Management
12 10 (5.29%) Information Security
12 10 (5.29%) Scrum
13 9 (4.76%) Business Analysis
13 9 (4.76%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.76%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.23%) SQL
2 20 (10.58%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.41%) Java
4 11 (5.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.59%) Python
5 3 (1.59%) Ruby
5 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) Ada
6 2 (1.06%) C#
6 2 (1.06%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) ES6
7 1 (0.53%) Go
7 1 (0.53%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 189 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (4.23%) CISSP
2 8 (4.23%) Degree
3 7 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.17%) GIAC
5 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) ISEB
6 4 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.59%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.59%) MCSA
7 3 (1.59%) MCSE
7 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.06%) CCNP
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) COBIT
2 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.59%) NIST
2 3 (1.59%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 31000
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.53%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.12%) HDFS
2 4 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.59%) Docker
4 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.53%) SRDF
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (11.64%) Terraform
2 8 (4.23%) ZABBIX
3 7 (3.70%) Ansible
4 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.59%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.06%) Consul
6 2 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.06%) Packer
7 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.53%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.53%) Grafana
7 1 (0.53%) Graphite
7 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Oracle
2 19 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.23%) AppDynamics
3 8 (4.23%) Dynatrace
4 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.65%) Juniper
6 4 (2.12%) Cisco
6 4 (2.12%) Google
6 4 (2.12%) SAP
6 4 (2.12%) VMware
7 3 (1.59%) BMC
7 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.59%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.59%) IBM
7 3 (1.59%) Informatica
7 3 (1.59%) Remedy
7 3 (1.59%) Splunk
7 3 (1.59%) Trillium
8 2 (1.06%) BEA
8 2 (1.06%) Meraki