Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 12 21
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 286 554 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.91% 8.96% 6.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.29% 43.32% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 339 166
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £195 £281 £177
90th Percentile £541 £546 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +1.41% +51.06%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.90 £11.65
90th Percentile £60.80 £45.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -3.51% -5.00% +50.00%

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 859 1279 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.74% 20.68% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 709 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £524 £542 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.58 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -2 67 £470 +38.24% 3
Birmingham -26 64 £450 +11.46% 9
Solihull -4 34 £380 -10.59%
Sutton Coldfield 0 29 £460 +55.93%
Coventry -2 26 £195 -51.25% 4
Herefordshire -2 9 £375 -11.76%
Staffordshire +6 8 £394 -3.96%
Worcestershire -10 7 - - 5
Warwickshire -13 4 £388 +6.90%
Wolverhampton -3 3 £185 -47.14% 5
Dudley - 2 £133 -
West Bromwich +2 1 £175 +25.00%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 217 (75.87%) SC Cleared
2 52 (18.18%) Linux
3 51 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (16.78%) Windows
5 38 (13.29%) Cisco
6 37 (12.94%) Oracle
7 32 (11.19%) Unix
7 32 (11.19%) Jenkins
8 31 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (10.49%) Microsoft
10 29 (10.14%) ITIL
11 28 (9.79%) Puppet
12 27 (9.44%) Solaris
13 26 (9.09%) LAN
13 26 (9.09%) SQL
13 26 (9.09%) DevOps
14 25 (8.74%) WAN
14 25 (8.74%) Migration
15 24 (8.39%) VMware
15 24 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (8.39%) Ansible
16 23 (8.04%) Windows Server
17 22 (7.69%) Git (software)
18 21 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (7.34%) ETL
18 21 (7.34%) AIX
18 21 (7.34%) Shell Script
18 21 (7.34%) HP
18 21 (7.34%) SAN
18 21 (7.34%) Firewall

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 21 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (6.29%) Confluence
3 15 (5.24%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.55%) ArcGIS
5 11 (3.85%) Apache
6 10 (3.50%) MS Exchange
6 10 (3.50%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.80%) SAS
9 7 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (2.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.70%) JBoss
12 2 (0.70%) nginx
13 1 (0.35%) IIS
13 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) GIMP
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (1.05%) Maximo
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.94%) Office 365
4 16 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.50%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (3.50%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (3.15%) GitHub
8 7 (2.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (2.10%) SaaS
10 5 (1.75%) PaaS
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.05%) IaaS
11 3 (1.05%) Route 53
12 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.09%) LAN
2 25 (8.74%) WAN
3 21 (7.34%) Firewall
3 21 (7.34%) SAN
4 18 (6.29%) HTTP
5 14 (4.90%) DNS
6 12 (4.20%) Wireless
7 11 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.85%) VPN
8 10 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (3.50%) VoIP
9 9 (3.15%) Internet
9 9 (3.15%) SSL
9 9 (3.15%) VLAN
10 8 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (2.80%) Network Security
10 8 (2.80%) SSH
11 7 (2.45%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (2.45%) OpenVPN
12 6 (2.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.90%) Pentaho
4 13 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.50%) MySQL
6 10 (3.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (3.15%) OLAP
7 9 (3.15%) Oracle OLAP
8 8 (2.80%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.40%) TimesTen
10 3 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.05%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.05%) QlikView
11 2 (0.70%) Big Data
11 2 (0.70%) CloverETL
11 2 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (11.19%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.29%) JIRA
4 17 (5.94%) Bitbucket
5 12 (4.20%) JUnit
5 12 (4.20%) Maven
6 11 (3.85%) SonarQube
7 10 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (3.50%) Subversion
8 9 (3.15%) Liquibase
8 9 (3.15%) Vagrant
9 8 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.45%) Ant
10 7 (2.45%) FishEye
11 4 (1.40%) DbUnit
11 4 (1.40%) jMock
11 4 (1.40%) Mockito
12 2 (0.70%) JHipster
12 2 (0.70%) JMeter
12 2 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (2.80%) Finance
2 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.35%) Advertising
4 1 (0.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.35%) Electronics
4 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (10.84%) Consultant
2 29 (10.14%) Architect
3 24 (8.39%) Developer
3 24 (8.39%) Network Engineer
4 20 (6.99%) Analyst
5 16 (5.59%) AIX Engineer
6 15 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.24%) Unix Engineer
7 13 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 11 (3.85%) DBA
9 11 (3.85%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.50%) Oracle DBA
10 10 (3.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 10 (3.50%) Solaris Engineer
11 9 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.80%) JIRA Consultant
12 8 (2.80%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.94%) Web Services
2 13 (4.55%) REST
3 11 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (3.15%) HTML
5 7 (2.45%) CSS
5 7 (2.45%) MCollective
5 7 (2.45%) Spring
6 6 (2.10%) .NET
6 6 (2.10%) HTML5
6 6 (2.10%) RESTful
6 6 (2.10%) Spring Boot
7 5 (1.75%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.75%) Apache Camel
7 5 (1.75%) CSS3
7 5 (1.75%) J2EE
7 5 (1.75%) jQuery
7 5 (1.75%) SOAP
8 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.40%) PowerMock
8 4 (1.40%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.20%) User Experience
2 9 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.15%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.15%) CMDB
3 7 (2.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.05%) PKI
4 3 (1.05%) RIA
5 2 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.35%) Life Science
6 1 (0.35%) NHS
6 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.18%) Linux
2 48 (16.78%) Windows
3 32 (11.19%) Unix
4 27 (9.44%) Solaris
5 23 (8.04%) Windows Server
6 21 (7.34%) AIX
7 15 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.90%) SUSE
8 14 (4.90%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (2.45%) CentOS
11 7 (2.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.10%) HPUX
12 6 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (10.14%) ITIL
3 26 (9.09%) DevOps
4 25 (8.74%) Migration
5 21 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (7.34%) ETL
5 21 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.64%) Presales
8 17 (5.94%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (5.94%) Scrum
9 16 (5.59%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.24%) Analytics
10 15 (5.24%) Load Balancing
10 15 (5.24%) Open Source
11 14 (4.90%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.55%) Change Management
12 13 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.09%) SQL
2 21 (7.34%) Shell Script
3 18 (6.29%) Java
4 16 (5.59%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.50%) Perl
6 9 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.80%) Python
8 7 (2.45%) Groovy
8 7 (2.45%) PHP
8 7 (2.45%) Ruby
9 6 (2.10%) C#
9 6 (2.10%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.75%) C
11 4 (1.40%) AWK
11 4 (1.40%) C++
11 4 (1.40%) Korn
11 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.40%) sed
12 2 (0.70%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (75.87%) SC Cleared
2 20 (6.99%) DV Cleared
3 13 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.15%) BC Cleared
4 9 (3.15%) CCNP
5 4 (1.40%) CCIE
6 3 (1.05%) CCNA
6 3 (1.05%) ISEB
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) APMP
7 2 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.70%) CISSP
7 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.45%) Data Quality
1 7 (2.45%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 15 (5.24%) Docker
2 13 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.80%) vCloud
5 7 (2.45%) Postfix
5 7 (2.45%) Squid
5 7 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.10%) Samba
6 6 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.75%) vSphere
8 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (9.79%) Puppet
2 24 (8.39%) Ansible
3 21 (7.34%) Terraform
4 13 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 13 (4.55%) Oracle EDQ
5 12 (4.20%) BladeLogic
6 11 (3.85%) Kibana
6 11 (3.85%) logstash
7 10 (3.50%) SCCM
8 9 (3.15%) Data Guard
8 9 (3.15%) Kubernetes
8 9 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (3.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (2.80%) FortiGate
9 8 (2.80%) Rancher
10 7 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (2.45%) Rsyslog
10 7 (2.45%) Salt
10 7 (2.45%) Sysdig
10 7 (2.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) Cisco
2 37 (12.94%) Oracle
3 30 (10.49%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.39%) VMware
5 21 (7.34%) HP
6 20 (6.99%) BMC
7 18 (6.29%) Juniper
8 16 (5.59%) IBM
9 13 (4.55%) Cognos
10 11 (3.85%) AppDynamics
10 11 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.85%) McAfee
10 11 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.85%) Riverbed
10 11 (3.85%) SAP
11 10 (3.50%) Atlassian
11 10 (3.50%) Citrix
12 9 (3.15%) F5
12 9 (3.15%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.80%) Blue Coat