Period
to 26 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 May 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 Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 451 408 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.80% 8.28% 6.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.76% 43.50% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 206 134
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +7.20%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £224
90th Percentile £643 £538 £593
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.62% +65.71% -9.74%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +72.84% -47.40% +2.67%

Security 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 925 938 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.10% 19.03% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 504 460
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £258 £223 £213
90th Percentile £604 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.09% +25.71% -4.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.16 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.40 £48.75 £35.60
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

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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 Security Cleared in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

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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 Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Shropshire -1 139 £500 +1.52% 8
Worcestershire +1 108 £525 +31.41% 5
Birmingham -21 66 £450 - 7
Solihull +4 41 £525 +40.00% 7
Coventry +3 31 £425 -5.56% 2
Warwickshire +21 15 £383 +16.79% 3
Herefordshire +10 10 £350 +9.38%
Sutton Coldfield 0 8 £465 -1.59%
Staffordshire -2 5 £338 -1.82% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 359 (79.60%) SC Cleared
2 104 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (13.97%) Microsoft
5 58 (12.86%) DV Cleared
6 57 (12.64%) Windows
7 51 (11.31%) DevOps
8 50 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 49 (10.86%) Software Engineering
9 49 (10.86%) SQL
10 48 (10.64%) C++
10 48 (10.64%) Linux
10 48 (10.64%) Jenkins
11 47 (10.42%) Java
12 43 (9.53%) Migration
13 42 (9.31%) VMware
14 40 (8.87%) JIRA
15 39 (8.65%) Degree
15 39 (8.65%) Oracle
16 38 (8.43%) Unix
16 38 (8.43%) Systems Engineering
17 37 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (7.98%) Scrum
18 36 (7.98%) Configuration Management
18 36 (7.98%) Confluence
19 34 (7.54%) Cisco
20 33 (7.32%) UML
21 32 (7.10%) Terraform
22 31 (6.87%) Ansible
23 30 (6.65%) Continuous Integration

Security 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 36 (7.98%) Confluence
2 20 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.55%) SAS
4 5 (1.11%) Documentum
4 5 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.89%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) IIS
6 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.67%) Jetty
6 3 (0.67%) Mongrel
6 3 (0.67%) nginx
6 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.22%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) assyst
2 5 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.44%) C-CURE
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 71 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (3.99%) PaaS
5 16 (3.55%) IaaS
6 13 (2.88%) Serverless
7 11 (2.44%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.00%) AWS CloudTrail
8 9 (2.00%) GitHub
9 8 (1.77%) Office 365
10 7 (1.55%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.67%) Route 53
13 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.32%) Firewall
2 22 (4.88%) WAN
3 16 (3.55%) DNS
4 14 (3.10%) VPN
4 14 (3.10%) Wireless
5 11 (2.44%) IPsec
6 9 (2.00%) Junos
6 9 (2.00%) LAN
7 8 (1.77%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.55%) Skype
8 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.33%) DHCP
9 6 (1.33%) OSPF
9 6 (1.33%) SSL
10 5 (1.11%) BGP
10 5 (1.11%) SAN
11 4 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.89%) Internet
11 4 (0.89%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (2.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.55%) Pentaho
7 6 (1.33%) Power BI
8 5 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.11%) Big Data
9 4 (0.89%) MySQL
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.67%) Impala
10 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.44%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 48 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 40 (8.87%) JIRA
3 28 (6.21%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.88%) GitLab
5 18 (3.99%) Visual Studio
6 15 (3.33%) Maven
6 15 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (2.88%) jMock
7 13 (2.88%) JUnit
7 13 (2.88%) Mockito
8 12 (2.66%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.66%) Selenium
9 11 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 10 (2.22%) DbUnit
10 10 (2.22%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.22%) StarTeam
10 10 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.00%) PVCS
12 8 (1.77%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (5.10%) Military
2 18 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.00%) Electronics
4 5 (1.11%) Finance
4 5 (1.11%) Retail
5 4 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.67%) Automotive
6 3 (0.67%) Legal
7 2 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (10.20%) Developer
2 45 (9.98%) Architect
3 33 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 32 (7.10%) Analyst
4 32 (7.10%) Tester
5 31 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (5.10%) Network Engineer
7 19 (4.21%) Server Engineer
8 18 (3.99%) Java Developer
8 18 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (3.99%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 16 (3.55%) Senior Server Engineer
11 15 (3.33%) Consultant
12 14 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.44%) DBA
13 11 (2.44%) Network Architect
13 11 (2.44%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.10%) RESTful
1 23 (5.10%) Spring
2 18 (3.99%) CSS
3 17 (3.77%) SOAP
3 17 (3.77%) Web Services
4 16 (3.55%) JSON
4 16 (3.55%) XML
5 14 (3.10%) AngularJS
5 14 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (2.66%) .NET
6 12 (2.66%) HTML
7 10 (2.22%) OpenGL
7 10 (2.22%) PowerMock
8 7 (1.55%) REST
8 7 (1.55%) Spring Boot
9 6 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (1.33%) J2EE
10 5 (1.11%) Middleware
10 5 (1.11%) Spring Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.43%) Algorithms
4 19 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.44%) ASIC
6 11 (2.44%) VHDL
7 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.00%) PKI
9 8 (1.77%) CPLD
9 8 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.11%) CMDB
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.89%) NHS
12 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.64%) Windows
2 48 (10.64%) Linux
3 38 (8.43%) Unix
4 28 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.55%) Solaris
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.89%) AIX
10 3 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.44%) HPUX
11 2 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (11.31%) DevOps
3 49 (10.86%) Software Engineering
4 43 (9.53%) Migration
5 38 (8.43%) Systems Engineering
6 37 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (7.98%) Configuration Management
7 36 (7.98%) Scrum
8 33 (7.32%) UML
9 30 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (6.43%) Project Management
11 27 (5.99%) Business Development
12 25 (5.54%) Analytics
13 22 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.21%) Change Management
14 19 (4.21%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.21%) Open Source
14 19 (4.21%) Test Automation
15 18 (3.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.86%) SQL
2 48 (10.64%) C++
3 47 (10.42%) Java
4 27 (5.99%) C#
5 21 (4.66%) C
6 15 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.88%) Python
8 11 (2.44%) Java 8
9 10 (2.22%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.00%) Assembly Language
11 8 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.55%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.67%) Delphi
13 3 (0.67%) Perl
14 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.44%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) ABAP
15 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 359 (79.60%) SC Cleared
2 58 (12.86%) DV Cleared
3 39 (8.65%) Degree
4 21 (4.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (4.43%) CREST Certified
6 17 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.55%) MCSE
7 16 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.10%) VCP6
10 13 (2.88%) CCNA
11 12 (2.66%) Chartered Engineer
11 12 (2.66%) Master's Degree
12 10 (2.22%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.77%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.55%) CCNP
15 5 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (1.11%) CISSP
16 4 (0.89%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.11%) MISRA
1 5 (1.11%) MISRA C
2 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.89%) PMO
3 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.22%) DO-254
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (5.32%) Docker
1 24 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
2 19 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.22%) Firmware
3 10 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.11%) Postfix
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.67%) Xen
7 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.44%) Samba
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 32 (7.10%) Terraform
2 31 (6.87%) Ansible
3 16 (3.55%) Puppet
4 14 (3.10%) Kubernetes
4 14 (3.10%) Opsview
5 8 (1.77%) Netcool
6 7 (1.55%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.33%) SCOM
8 5 (1.11%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.89%) OpenView
9 4 (0.89%) WSUS
10 3 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 3 (0.67%) SCCM
10 3 (0.67%) ServerView Suite
10 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.31%) VMware
3 39 (8.65%) Oracle
4 34 (7.54%) Cisco
5 23 (5.10%) Juniper
6 13 (2.88%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.66%) Citrix
8 11 (2.44%) BMC
8 11 (2.44%) HP
9 10 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.22%) Informatica
10 9 (2.00%) McAfee
10 9 (2.00%) Splunk
11 8 (1.77%) Pega
12 7 (1.55%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.55%) Fujitsu
12 7 (1.55%) Google
12 7 (1.55%) IBM
13 6 (1.33%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.11%) Green Hills