Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 24 29
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 221 363 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.75% 6.63% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.59% 31.40% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 199 130
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +41.67%
10th Percentile £195 £224 £175
90th Percentile £506 £546 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £17.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.50% -55.94% +70.21%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.63 £20.10
90th Percentile £65.50 £73.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year -50.13% +4.90% +83.57%

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 831 1,156 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.85% 21.10% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 624 495
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +4.19% +5.71%
10th Percentile £195 £225 £179
90th Percentile £527 £541 £531
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £22.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.08% -29.23% +25.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.08 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.45 £37.98 £44.36
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.48% - +38.16%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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
Birmingham -18 71 £425 +6.25% 18
Shropshire -2 58 £460 +35.29% 10
Sutton Coldfield -1 21 £460 -31.85%
Solihull -10 21 £380 - 12
Coventry +3 10 £195 -54.12% 1
Staffordshire +5 6 £320 -24.71% 7
Worcestershire -11 6 - - 8
Dudley - 3 £133 -
Warwickshire +2 2 £375 -16.67%
Wolverhampton -5 2 - - 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (18.55%) Linux
4 33 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (14.48%) Oracle
6 28 (12.67%) Java
7 27 (12.22%) Solaris
8 26 (11.76%) AIX
8 26 (11.76%) ITIL
8 26 (11.76%) Unix
9 24 (10.86%) Puppet
10 23 (10.41%) SAN
10 23 (10.41%) Migration
11 22 (9.95%) IBM
12 21 (9.50%) Shell Script
12 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (9.05%) ITIL V3
14 19 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (8.60%) HP
14 19 (8.60%) SQL
14 19 (8.60%) WAN
14 19 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (8.60%) Service Delivery
14 19 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (8.14%) Firewall
15 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (8.14%) Wireless
15 18 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
15 18 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.43%) ArcGIS
3 11 (4.98%) Confluence
4 10 (4.52%) Apache
4 10 (4.52%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.71%) SAS
6 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.36%) nginx
8 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Maximo
2 2 (0.90%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (6.79%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (4.98%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (4.98%) Amazon S3
5 11 (4.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (3.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (3.17%) Office 365
8 6 (2.71%) SaaS
9 5 (2.26%) PaaS
10 4 (1.81%) IaaS
11 3 (1.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.36%) Route 53
12 2 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.41%) SAN
2 19 (8.60%) WAN
3 18 (8.14%) Firewall
3 18 (8.14%) Wireless
4 14 (6.33%) Internet
4 14 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (4.52%) HTTP
5 10 (4.52%) LAN
6 8 (3.62%) DNS
6 8 (3.62%) MPLS
6 8 (3.62%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (3.62%) OpenVPN
6 8 (3.62%) SSH
7 7 (3.17%) BGP
7 7 (3.17%) Network Security
7 7 (3.17%) OSPF
8 6 (2.71%) HSRP
8 6 (2.71%) Skype
8 6 (2.71%) VLAN
8 6 (2.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.88%) Pentaho
4 11 (4.98%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (4.07%) OLAP
6 9 (4.07%) Oracle OLAP
7 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.26%) MySQL
9 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.36%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.90%) CloverETL
11 2 (0.90%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.90%) QlikView
11 2 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.90%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 18 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.33%) JUnit
4 12 (5.43%) Maven
4 12 (5.43%) SonarQube
5 10 (4.52%) JIRA
5 10 (4.52%) Liquibase
6 8 (3.62%) Ant
6 8 (3.62%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (3.17%) Selenium
8 4 (1.81%) DbUnit
8 4 (1.81%) jMock
8 4 (1.81%) Mockito
9 3 (1.36%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.36%) Subversion
10 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.90%) JMeter
10 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (3.17%) Finance
2 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.36%) Military
4 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 24 (10.86%) Developer
3 20 (9.05%) AIX Engineer
4 19 (8.60%) Analyst
4 19 (8.60%) Architect
5 18 (8.14%) Unix Engineer
6 16 (7.24%) Consultant
7 14 (6.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (5.43%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.52%) DBA
10 10 (4.52%) Network Support
10 10 (4.52%) Network Support Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Solaris Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 8 (3.62%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.62%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.88%) REST
2 11 (4.98%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (3.62%) MCollective
3 8 (3.62%) Web Services
4 7 (3.17%) HTML
4 7 (3.17%) Spring
5 6 (2.71%) J2EE
5 6 (2.71%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.26%) .NET
6 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.26%) jQuery
6 5 (2.26%) RESTful
6 5 (2.26%) SOAP
7 4 (1.81%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.81%) HTML5
7 4 (1.81%) PowerMock
7 4 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.36%) JSON
8 3 (1.36%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.36%) NHS
5 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.90%) PKI
5 2 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.55%) Linux
2 27 (12.22%) Solaris
3 26 (11.76%) AIX
3 26 (11.76%) Unix
4 18 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (7.69%) SUSE
6 12 (5.43%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (4.52%) Windows
8 8 (3.62%) CentOS
9 5 (2.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (11.76%) ITIL
3 23 (10.41%) Migration
4 20 (9.05%) ITIL V3
5 19 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (8.60%) Service Delivery
6 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 16 (7.24%) ETL
8 16 (7.24%) Incident Management
8 16 (7.24%) Load Balancing
8 16 (7.24%) Scrum
9 15 (6.79%) Analytics
9 15 (6.79%) DevOps
10 14 (6.33%) Network Load Balancing
10 14 (6.33%) Network Packet Analysis
10 14 (6.33%) Service Management
10 14 (6.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.67%) Java
2 21 (9.50%) Shell Script
3 19 (8.60%) SQL
4 13 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.62%) Groovy
6 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.26%) C
7 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.81%) C#
9 3 (1.36%) Perl
9 3 (1.36%) PHP
9 3 (1.36%) Python
10 2 (0.90%) AWK
10 2 (0.90%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (0.90%) Korn
10 2 (0.90%) Ruby
10 2 (0.90%) sed
11 1 (0.45%) VB6
11 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 221 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (6.33%) CCNP
4 7 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.81%) CISSP
5 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.36%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.90%) APMP
7 2 (0.90%) CCIE
7 2 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.45%) CCNA
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.45%) OCP
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.98%) SLA
2 6 (2.71%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (6.79%) Docker
2 8 (3.62%) Postfix
2 8 (3.62%) Squid
2 8 (3.62%) vCloud
2 8 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.26%) vSphere
4 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (10.86%) Puppet
2 13 (5.88%) BladeLogic
2 13 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 13 (5.88%) Oracle EDQ
3 12 (5.43%) Ansible
3 12 (5.43%) FortiGate
3 12 (5.43%) Terraform
4 11 (4.98%) Kibana
4 11 (4.98%) logstash
5 9 (4.07%) Data Guard
5 9 (4.07%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (3.62%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (3.62%) Rancher
6 8 (3.62%) Rsyslog
6 8 (3.62%) Sysdig
6 8 (3.62%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.36%) collectd
7 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.36%) StatsD
Vendors
1 32 (14.48%) Oracle
2 22 (9.95%) IBM
3 19 (8.60%) HP
4 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
5 17 (7.69%) Cisco
5 17 (7.69%) VMware
6 16 (7.24%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.24%) McAfee
7 15 (6.79%) BMC
7 15 (6.79%) F5
7 15 (6.79%) Fortinet
8 14 (6.33%) Blue Coat
9 13 (5.88%) Juniper
10 12 (5.43%) Aruba
10 12 (5.43%) Cognos
10 12 (5.43%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.62%) SAP
11 8 (3.62%) Sonatype
12 6 (2.71%) Capita
13 4 (1.81%) Jaspersoft