Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 288 216 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.61% 4.50% 6.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.66% 25.00% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 93 238
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £300 £195 £295
90th Percentile £519 £539 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.82% +1.86% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +26.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £18.55 £17.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £57.85 £64.33 £44.30
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £32.66
% change year-on-year +87.17% -42.73% +8.74%

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 1,005 864 1,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.58% 17.99% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 481 699
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.63% +13.57%
10th Percentile £210 £208 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £546
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.89% +24.49% -22.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £12.53
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £43.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +28 96 £425 -5.56% 23
Shropshire -31 70 £440 -4.35% 10
Solihull +6 38 - - 4
Worcestershire +11 26 £425 - 14
Staffordshire +11 23 £463 +54.17% 13
Warwickshire +14 6 £318 -15.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 6 £469 +1.90%
Coventry -23 4 £367 +87.95% 2
Wolverhampton -2 1 £387 -
Herefordshire -14 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 288 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 78 (27.08%) Java
2 78 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (24.65%) Cisco
4 65 (22.57%) Oracle
5 56 (19.44%) SQL
6 49 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (16.32%) WAN
7 47 (16.32%) TDD
7 47 (16.32%) Firewall
7 47 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
8 45 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 44 (15.28%) Web Services
10 42 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (13.89%) ITIL
12 39 (13.54%) Migration
13 38 (13.19%) Unix
13 38 (13.19%) SOAP
13 38 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (12.50%) Kanban
14 36 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 35 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (12.15%) JavaScript
16 34 (11.81%) Spring
17 32 (11.11%) Jenkins
17 32 (11.11%) BDD
18 31 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (10.76%) Middleware
19 30 (10.42%) Linux
19 30 (10.42%) JIRA

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 14 (4.86%) Documentum
2 11 (3.82%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.47%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.13%) Confluence
5 5 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.04%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.04%) SAS
6 3 (1.04%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) GIMP
1 5 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.04%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.04%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) assyst
2 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (2.43%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.43%) Route 53
5 4 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.69%) IaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Office 365
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.32%) Firewall
1 47 (16.32%) WAN
2 27 (9.38%) Wireless
3 23 (7.99%) Internet
4 16 (5.56%) VPN
5 15 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (2.78%) BGP
7 8 (2.78%) MPLS
8 7 (2.43%) OSPF
9 6 (2.08%) HSRP
9 6 (2.08%) VLAN
10 5 (1.74%) SDH
11 4 (1.39%) LAN
12 3 (1.04%) DWDM
12 3 (1.04%) Junos
12 3 (1.04%) Network Security
12 3 (1.04%) SMS
12 3 (1.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.86%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.39%) MySQL
8 3 (1.04%) GIS
9 2 (0.69%) Big Data
9 2 (0.69%) OLAP
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.69%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.35%) Power BI
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 30 (10.42%) JIRA
4 24 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 19 (6.60%) JUnit
6 18 (6.25%) DbUnit
6 18 (6.25%) jMock
6 18 (6.25%) Maven
6 18 (6.25%) Mockito
6 18 (6.25%) SonarQube
7 13 (4.51%) GitLab
7 13 (4.51%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.17%) Selenium
9 9 (3.13%) Subversion
10 7 (2.43%) JMeter
11 6 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.08%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.08%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.29%) Retail
2 7 (2.43%) Electronics
3 6 (2.08%) Finance
4 4 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.39%) Military
4 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (25.00%) Developer
2 54 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 39 (13.54%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 19 (6.60%) Consultant
7 18 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
8 17 (5.90%) Analyst
9 16 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (5.21%) .NET Developer
10 15 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (4.86%) Deployment Engineer
11 14 (4.86%) Implementation Engineer
11 14 (4.86%) J2EE Developer
11 14 (4.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 14 (4.86%) Test Analyst
12 13 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (4.17%) Network Support
13 12 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
13 12 (4.17%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.28%) Web Services
2 38 (13.19%) SOAP
3 34 (11.81%) Spring
4 31 (10.76%) Middleware
5 30 (10.42%) Apache Camel
5 30 (10.42%) RESTful
6 29 (10.07%) CSS
7 28 (9.72%) Spring Boot
8 24 (8.33%) HTML
9 23 (7.99%) .NET
9 23 (7.99%) REST
10 18 (6.25%) J2EE
10 18 (6.25%) PowerMock
11 16 (5.56%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.56%) Hibernate
12 15 (5.21%) jQuery
13 13 (4.51%) XML
14 12 (4.17%) ASP.NET
14 12 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (3.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.47%) NHS
5 8 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.39%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.39%) User Experience
7 2 (0.69%) ASIC
7 2 (0.69%) CPLD
7 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.69%) e-Health
7 2 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.69%) VHDL
8 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.35%) EPoS
8 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.19%) Unix
2 30 (10.42%) Linux
3 29 (10.07%) Windows
4 13 (4.51%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (16.32%) TDD
4 40 (13.89%) ITIL
5 39 (13.54%) Migration
6 36 (12.50%) Kanban
7 32 (11.11%) BDD
8 31 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.07%) Open Source
10 26 (9.03%) Analytics
11 25 (8.68%) WAN Optimisation
12 24 (8.33%) Scrum
13 19 (6.60%) Data Analytics
13 19 (6.60%) DevOps
13 19 (6.60%) ITIL V3
14 18 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
14 18 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
14 18 (6.25%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (27.08%) Java
2 56 (19.44%) SQL
3 35 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.25%) C#
5 14 (4.86%) Java 8
6 11 (3.82%) C
6 11 (3.82%) C++
7 10 (3.47%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.08%) PHP
9 4 (1.39%) Assembly Language
9 4 (1.39%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.04%) Ruby
10 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.69%) Perl
11 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.35%) Python
12 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 288 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (9.03%) CCNP
4 18 (6.25%) CCNA
5 17 (5.90%) Degree
6 10 (3.47%) CCIE
7 9 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.78%) ISEB
8 8 (2.78%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.74%) CISSP
11 4 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.39%) OCP
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.04%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.04%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.04%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.47%) PMO
2 6 (2.08%) NEBOSH
3 3 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.17%) Docker
2 10 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.78%) vSphere
4 7 (2.43%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (7.29%) Puppet
2 15 (5.21%) ZABBIX
3 12 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.78%) Terraform
5 7 (2.43%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.74%) Ansible
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.39%) SCOM
7 4 (1.39%) WSUS
8 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.69%) Netcool
9 2 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.69%) Opsview
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.69%) SELinux
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 71 (24.65%) Cisco
2 65 (22.57%) Oracle
3 28 (9.72%) CheckPoint
3 28 (9.72%) Fortinet
4 27 (9.38%) McAfee
4 27 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 25 (8.68%) IBM
6 24 (8.33%) F5
7 21 (7.29%) Meraki
8 19 (6.60%) Aruba
9 18 (6.25%) Blue Coat
10 17 (5.90%) Juniper
11 16 (5.56%) BMC
11 16 (5.56%) VMware
12 15 (5.21%) Pega
13 13 (4.51%) HP
14 6 (2.08%) Nokia
14 6 (2.08%) Zend
15 5 (1.74%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.74%) webMethods