Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 26 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 341 329 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.90% 6.50% 4.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.07% 33.27% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 150 100
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £324 £261 £195
90th Percentile £640 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +25.71% -53.33%
10th Percentile £11.75 £18.00 £16.70
90th Percentile £38.60 £40.63 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £18.70 £32.50
% change year-on-year +124.60% -42.46% -7.14%

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 851 989 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.72% 19.53% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 522 452
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.56% +3.63% +5.26%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £213
90th Percentile £607 £550 £535
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.71 £16.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.45% -39.05% +38.16%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.18 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.35 £30.76 £37.22
England median hourly rate £35.75 £22.66 £29.00
% change year-on-year +57.77% -21.86% +9.43%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -3 105 £463 +5.41% 14
Shropshire +28 98 £510 -3.77% 7
Worcestershire +1 43 £388 -3.00% 5
Solihull -5 23 £463 - 7
Coventry 0 15 £425 -5.56%
Warwickshire +15 14 £395 +3.95% 4
Sutton Coldfield +1 9 £440 -9.90% 1
Staffordshire 0 5 £440 -4.86% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £528 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 341 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 89 (26.10%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (21.11%) Java
5 66 (19.35%) Public Sector
6 63 (18.48%) DevOps
7 56 (16.42%) Jenkins
8 55 (16.13%) Linux
9 54 (15.84%) SQL
10 49 (14.37%) Migration
11 45 (13.20%) Terraform
12 43 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 40 (11.73%) Git (software)
14 38 (11.14%) Cisco
15 37 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (10.56%) Configuration Management
16 36 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (9.97%) Amazon EC2
17 34 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (9.68%) Scrum
19 32 (9.38%) Ansible
19 32 (9.38%) Confluence
20 31 (9.09%) RESTful
20 31 (9.09%) JIRA
20 31 (9.09%) Microsoft
21 30 (8.80%) C++
21 30 (8.80%) Amazon RDS
22 29 (8.50%) Software Engineering
22 29 (8.50%) Oracle
23 27 (7.92%) Web Services

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 32 (9.38%) Confluence
2 7 (2.05%) SAS
2 7 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.76%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) Jetty
5 1 (0.29%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.29%) nginx
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) GIMP
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.52%) assyst
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (26.10%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (9.97%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (4.40%) Amazon S3
4 15 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
5 13 (3.81%) Amazon ELB
5 13 (3.81%) IaaS
5 13 (3.81%) PaaS
6 12 (3.52%) Route 53
7 8 (2.35%) GitHub
8 6 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.47%) Serverless
10 4 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.88%) Office 365
12 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.04%) Firewall
2 16 (4.69%) WAN
3 15 (4.40%) SSL
3 15 (4.40%) Wireless
4 14 (4.11%) LAN
5 12 (3.52%) IPsec
6 11 (3.23%) BGP
6 11 (3.23%) VPN
7 10 (2.93%) OSPF
7 10 (2.93%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.64%) DNS
8 9 (2.64%) Junos
9 8 (2.35%) HTTP
10 7 (2.05%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.47%) SNMP
12 4 (1.17%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.17%) IGMP
12 4 (1.17%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.17%) TACACS
12 4 (1.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (8.80%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (4.99%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 13 (3.81%) Pentaho
5 11 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.47%) Big Data
7 5 (1.47%) MySQL
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.88%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.88%) Impala
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 56 (16.42%) Jenkins
2 40 (11.73%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.09%) JIRA
4 27 (7.92%) Maven
5 25 (7.33%) GitLab
5 25 (7.33%) jMock
5 25 (7.33%) JUnit
5 25 (7.33%) Mockito
6 22 (6.45%) DbUnit
6 22 (6.45%) SonarQube
7 12 (3.52%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.93%) Bitbucket
9 9 (2.64%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.05%) Selenium
11 6 (1.76%) JMeter
11 6 (1.76%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.76%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 66 (19.35%) Public Sector
2 8 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.76%) Retail
4 4 (1.17%) Finance
4 4 (1.17%) Military
5 3 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.88%) Automotive
5 3 (0.88%) Electronics
6 2 (0.59%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 45 (13.20%) Developer
2 39 (11.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (11.14%) Architect
4 30 (8.80%) Network Engineer
5 28 (8.21%) AWS DevOps
6 26 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 23 (6.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 21 (6.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.16%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (6.16%) Software Engineer
9 19 (5.57%) Tester
10 18 (5.28%) Analyst
10 18 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
11 14 (4.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 13 (3.81%) Network Architect
13 11 (3.23%) DBA
13 11 (3.23%) Design Engineer
13 11 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
13 11 (3.23%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.09%) RESTful
2 27 (7.92%) Spring
2 27 (7.92%) Web Services
3 26 (7.62%) SOAP
4 22 (6.45%) PowerMock
5 18 (5.28%) AngularJS
6 17 (4.99%) ActiveMQ
7 16 (4.69%) .NET
7 16 (4.69%) JSON
8 15 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (4.40%) J2EE
9 13 (3.81%) Spring Cloud
10 12 (3.52%) Hibernate
10 12 (3.52%) JPA
11 11 (3.23%) OpenGL
12 10 (2.93%) REST
12 10 (2.93%) XML
13 8 (2.35%) CSS
14 4 (1.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 4 (1.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.64%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.76%) ASIC
6 6 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (1.76%) NHS
6 6 (1.76%) PKI
6 6 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.76%) VHDL
7 5 (1.47%) CPLD
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.88%) MPEG
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.29%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.29%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.13%) Linux
2 26 (7.62%) Windows
3 25 (7.33%) Unix
4 18 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.47%) VMS
5 5 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.48%) DevOps
3 49 (14.37%) Migration
4 36 (10.56%) Configuration Management
4 36 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (9.68%) Scrum
7 29 (8.50%) Software Engineering
8 25 (7.33%) TDD
9 23 (6.74%) UML
10 22 (6.45%) Open Source
11 21 (6.16%) Kanban
12 20 (5.87%) Project Management
13 19 (5.57%) BDD
14 17 (4.99%) SDLC
15 16 (4.69%) Systems Engineering
16 15 (4.40%) Architectural Design
16 15 (4.40%) Test Automation
17 14 (4.11%) ITIL
18 13 (3.81%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (21.11%) Java
2 54 (15.84%) SQL
3 30 (8.80%) C++
4 18 (5.28%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.40%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.11%) C
7 12 (3.52%) C#
8 11 (3.23%) Java 8
8 11 (3.23%) Python
9 7 (2.05%) PHP
10 5 (1.47%) Assembly Language
10 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.59%) Perl
12 2 (0.59%) Prolog
13 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 341 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (7.04%) DV Cleared
3 21 (6.16%) Degree
4 20 (5.87%) CCNP
5 15 (4.40%) CCIE
6 11 (3.23%) CREST Certified
7 10 (2.93%) AWS Certification
7 10 (2.93%) CCNA
8 9 (2.64%) JNCIA
9 8 (2.35%) CCDP
10 7 (2.05%) ISEB
11 6 (1.76%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (1.76%) Master's Degree
11 6 (1.76%) MCSA
11 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.47%) CISSP
13 4 (1.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.47%) MISRA
1 5 (1.47%) MISRA C
2 4 (1.17%) NIST
2 4 (1.17%) SLA
3 3 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.59%) PMO
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) DO-254
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (5.28%) Docker
2 14 (4.11%) Postfix
3 12 (3.52%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.05%) Firmware
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) PowerDNS
7 2 (0.59%) vCloud
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (13.20%) Terraform
2 32 (9.38%) Ansible
3 25 (7.33%) Puppet
4 12 (3.52%) Opsview
5 10 (2.93%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.17%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.59%) SCCM
11 2 (0.59%) SCOM
12 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.29%) Grafana
12 1 (0.29%) Netcool
12 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.29%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 38 (11.14%) Cisco
2 31 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.50%) Oracle
4 22 (6.45%) Juniper
5 17 (4.99%) Aruba
6 15 (4.40%) VMware
7 14 (4.11%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.81%) Cloudera
8 13 (3.81%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.52%) SolarWinds
9 12 (3.52%) Splunk
10 9 (2.64%) Atlassian
10 9 (2.64%) BMC
10 9 (2.64%) Citrix
11 8 (2.35%) McAfee
12 7 (2.05%) IBM
12 7 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.76%) HP
13 6 (1.76%) webMethods
14 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com