Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 28 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 298 238 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.16% 5.25% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.26% 26.56% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 100 189
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £287 £200 £232
90th Percentile £550 £600 £505
England median daily rate £450 £444 £413
% change year-on-year +1.27% +7.73% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -25.00% +81.82%
10th Percentile £19.70 £14.90 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £39.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -52.66% -2.47% +87.94%

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 896 896 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.52% 19.77% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 496 598
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £391 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +0.64% +11.07%
10th Percentile £217 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.38 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.88% -11.15% -14.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £23.44 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +9.09% +37.50%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +15 115 £425 +9.68% 7
Shropshire -1 75 £500 +11.11% 6
Solihull -2 31 - - 2
Worcestershire 0 21 £400 -2.56% 5
Staffordshire +5 13 £344 -25.68% 6
Sutton Coldfield 0 12 £473 -30.00% 2
Coventry -5 7 £425 -19.05% 1
Herefordshire +2 1 - -
Warwickshire -7 1 £250 -54.55% 2
Dudley - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (15.44%) Java
6 44 (14.77%) VPN
6 44 (14.77%) Cisco
7 42 (14.09%) Firewall
8 37 (12.42%) Linux
8 37 (12.42%) CheckPoint
8 37 (12.42%) Aruba
8 37 (12.42%) Fortinet
9 34 (11.41%) WAN Optimisation
9 34 (11.41%) McAfee
9 34 (11.41%) Oracle
9 34 (11.41%) WAN
9 34 (11.41%) Wireless
9 34 (11.41%) FortiGate
10 30 (10.07%) ITIL
11 29 (9.73%) Docker
12 28 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (9.40%) Test Automation
13 26 (8.72%) SQL
13 26 (8.72%) Microsoft
13 26 (8.72%) HP
13 26 (8.72%) Service Delivery
13 26 (8.72%) Data Centre
14 25 (8.39%) Juniper
14 25 (8.39%) Unix
14 25 (8.39%) Git (software)

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 10 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.68%) Confluence
3 6 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.68%) nginx
5 4 (1.34%) Apache
5 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.35%) GIMP
1 7 (2.35%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.01%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.36%) IaaS
5 8 (2.68%) PaaS
6 7 (2.35%) SaaS
7 6 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.01%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.01%) Office 365
7 6 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.67%) Route 53
11 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.77%) VPN
2 42 (14.09%) Firewall
3 34 (11.41%) WAN
3 34 (11.41%) Wireless
4 24 (8.05%) MPLS
5 22 (7.38%) BGP
5 22 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (7.38%) VLAN
6 20 (6.71%) X.21
7 15 (5.03%) SDH
8 13 (4.36%) Ethernet
8 13 (4.36%) VPLS
9 12 (4.03%) Internet
9 12 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (4.03%) KiloStream
9 12 (4.03%) MegaStream
9 12 (4.03%) SAN
10 11 (3.69%) DSL
11 6 (2.01%) Network Security
12 5 (1.68%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (4.36%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.67%) Big Data
7 2 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 25 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.38%) JUnit
4 15 (5.03%) Maven
4 15 (5.03%) SonarQube
5 13 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.03%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.69%) DbUnit
7 11 (3.69%) jMock
7 11 (3.69%) Mockito
7 11 (3.69%) Selenium
8 7 (2.35%) JIRA
9 6 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.68%) Subversion
11 4 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.34%) Liquibase
11 4 (1.34%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.34%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (2.68%) Retail
2 6 (2.01%) Finance
2 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.34%) Electronics
4 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.01%) Military
5 2 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (19.80%) Network Engineer
2 46 (15.44%) Developer
3 40 (13.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 30 (10.07%) Java Developer
5 25 (8.39%) Design Engineer
6 23 (7.72%) Analyst
7 22 (7.38%) Implementation Engineer
7 22 (7.38%) Network Design Engineer
7 22 (7.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 22 (7.38%) Support Engineer
8 20 (6.71%) Network Support
9 19 (6.38%) Network Support Engineer
10 17 (5.70%) Architect
11 16 (5.37%) Consultant
11 16 (5.37%) Software Engineer
12 15 (5.03%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (5.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 14 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (4.70%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.72%) Web Services
2 20 (6.71%) RESTful
3 19 (6.38%) HTML
3 19 (6.38%) Spring
4 17 (5.70%) Apache Camel
4 17 (5.70%) Spring Boot
5 15 (5.03%) CSS
5 15 (5.03%) J2EE
6 14 (4.70%) AngularJS
7 12 (4.03%) HTML5
7 12 (4.03%) REST
7 12 (4.03%) SOAP
8 11 (3.69%) jQuery
8 11 (3.69%) PowerMock
9 10 (3.36%) .NET
9 10 (3.36%) CSS3
9 10 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (3.36%) React
10 9 (3.02%) Angular 2
10 9 (3.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.70%) User Experience
4 11 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.68%) NHS
6 7 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.67%) ASIC
12 1 (0.34%) Blog
12 1 (0.34%) CPLD
12 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.34%) iPhone
12 1 (0.34%) Podcast
12 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.34%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.42%) Linux
2 25 (8.39%) Unix
3 17 (5.70%) Solaris
4 16 (5.37%) Windows
5 14 (4.70%) AIX
6 8 (2.68%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.68%) SUSE
8 5 (1.68%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.34%) CentOS
9 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (11.41%) WAN Optimisation
3 30 (10.07%) ITIL
4 28 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (9.40%) Test Automation
5 26 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 25 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.05%) TDD
8 23 (7.72%) ITIL V3
9 22 (7.38%) Network Design
9 22 (7.38%) Scrum
9 22 (7.38%) Service Management
10 21 (7.05%) DevOps
11 20 (6.71%) Incident Management
12 19 (6.38%) Project Management
12 19 (6.38%) UML
13 18 (6.04%) BDD
13 18 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (5.70%) Configuration Management
14 17 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.44%) Java
2 26 (8.72%) SQL
3 20 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.04%) C
5 16 (5.37%) C#
5 16 (5.37%) C++
6 15 (5.03%) Embedded C++
7 13 (4.36%) Python
8 10 (3.36%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.36%) Java 8
9 9 (3.02%) MATLAB
10 8 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.01%) Assembly Language
12 6 (2.01%) PHP
13 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.34%) Groovy
15 2 (0.67%) Ruby
15 2 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.03%) CCNP
2 15 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.34%) JNCIA
4 4 (1.34%) JNCIP
4 4 (1.34%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.01%) CCIE
5 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.01%) Degree
5 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.67%) APMP
6 2 (0.67%) CISSP
6 2 (0.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) IRCA
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.34%) OCP
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.36%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) GDPR
3 7 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.35%) PMO
4 6 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.01%) QA
6 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.67%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (9.73%) Docker
2 12 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.01%) vSphere
4 4 (1.34%) Firmware
4 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.34%) Postfix
4 4 (1.34%) Squid
4 4 (1.34%) vCloud
4 4 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (11.41%) FortiGate
2 14 (4.70%) Ansible
2 14 (4.70%) Puppet
3 10 (3.36%) Kibana
3 10 (3.36%) logstash
3 10 (3.36%) Terraform
4 8 (2.68%) BladeLogic
5 6 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.01%) SELinux
6 5 (1.68%) Sysdig
6 5 (1.68%) WSUS
7 4 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.34%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.34%) Rancher
7 4 (1.34%) Rsyslog
7 4 (1.34%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.01%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.67%) collectd
9 2 (0.67%) StatsD
Vendors
1 44 (14.77%) Cisco
2 37 (12.42%) Aruba
2 37 (12.42%) CheckPoint
2 37 (12.42%) Fortinet
3 34 (11.41%) McAfee
3 34 (11.41%) Oracle
4 26 (8.72%) HP
4 26 (8.72%) Microsoft
5 25 (8.39%) Juniper
6 22 (7.38%) Nokia
7 21 (7.05%) IBM
8 19 (6.38%) BMC
9 14 (4.70%) VMware
10 12 (4.03%) Blue Coat
10 12 (4.03%) F5
11 4 (1.34%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.34%) Remedy
11 4 (1.34%) Sonatype
11 4 (1.34%) Zend