Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 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 Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 301 487 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.34% 9.31% 7.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.37% 45.09% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 267 213
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £384 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.93% -9.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £215 £293 £179
90th Percentile £524 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -0.83% +37.50%
10th Percentile £29.00 £11.60 £10.42
90th Percentile £57.75 £58.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +7.14% +57.30%

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 851 1,080 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.92% 20.64% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 573 527
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £200
90th Percentile £538 £540 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.33% -4.52% +12.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £9.52
90th Percentile £50.15 £43.75 £44.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 February 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 -12 103 £450 +12.50% 16
Shropshire -5 72 £460 +35.29% 9
Solihull -1 34 £380 +117.14% 4
Coventry -18 18 £398 -6.36% 5
Worcestershire -5 13 £400 -2.44% 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 12 £460 -31.85%
Staffordshire +3 9 £340 -19.53% 3
Warwickshire -4 5 £330 -23.26% 3
Wolverhampton -1 4 £185 -69.17% 3
West Bromwich - 2 £145 -
Herefordshire -5 1 £650 +44.44%
Dudley - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 241 (80.07%) SC Cleared
2 64 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (16.28%) Linux
4 48 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (12.96%) Java
6 37 (12.29%) Oracle
6 37 (12.29%) Cisco
7 33 (10.96%) Unix
8 31 (10.30%) Firewall
9 30 (9.97%) ITIL
9 30 (9.97%) SQL
9 30 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (9.63%) WAN
11 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
12 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (8.64%) Git (software)
13 26 (8.64%) Docker
14 25 (8.31%) Jenkins
14 25 (8.31%) Test Automation
14 25 (8.31%) CheckPoint
15 24 (7.97%) Solaris
15 24 (7.97%) Wireless
15 24 (7.97%) Fortinet
15 24 (7.97%) DevOps
16 23 (7.64%) McAfee
16 23 (7.64%) Juniper
16 23 (7.64%) VPN
17 22 (7.31%) IBM
17 22 (7.31%) HP
17 22 (7.31%) Scrum

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 14 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.32%) Confluence
2 10 (3.32%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.66%) Apache
4 7 (2.33%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.99%) nginx
5 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.33%) SAS
7 3 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.66%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) Jetty
9 1 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.33%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.00%) GIMP
2 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Maximo
2 3 (1.00%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.33%) PaaS
8 3 (1.00%) GitHub
8 3 (1.00%) IaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.66%) Route 53
9 2 (0.66%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.30%) Firewall
2 29 (9.63%) WAN
3 24 (7.97%) Wireless
4 23 (7.64%) VPN
5 21 (6.98%) SAN
6 16 (5.32%) VLAN
7 15 (4.98%) LAN
7 15 (4.98%) MPLS
8 14 (4.65%) BGP
8 14 (4.65%) Internet
8 14 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (4.32%) X.21
10 11 (3.65%) DNS
11 10 (3.32%) Network Security
11 10 (3.32%) SDH
12 9 (2.99%) HTTP
13 7 (2.33%) Ethernet
13 7 (2.33%) KiloStream
13 7 (2.33%) MegaStream
13 7 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.65%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.66%) Pentaho
5 7 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.66%) OLAP
7 5 (1.66%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (1.33%) MySQL
9 3 (1.00%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.66%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.66%) MS Access
10 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 26 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.31%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.65%) JUnit
4 15 (4.98%) Maven
4 15 (4.98%) SonarQube
5 10 (3.32%) DbUnit
5 10 (3.32%) jMock
5 10 (3.32%) Mockito
6 9 (2.99%) JIRA
7 8 (2.66%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.33%) Liquibase
8 7 (2.33%) Selenium
8 7 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.99%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.66%) Ant
10 5 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.66%) Subversion
11 4 (1.33%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (2.66%) Finance
2 4 (1.33%) Electronics
2 4 (1.33%) Military
2 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.00%) Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Automotive
4 1 (0.33%) Law
4 1 (0.33%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Local Government
4 1 (0.33%) Marketing
4 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (15.61%) Developer
2 45 (14.95%) Network Engineer
3 29 (9.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 21 (6.98%) Analyst
4 21 (6.98%) Architect
5 19 (6.31%) Java Developer
6 18 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) AIX Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) Design Engineer
8 15 (4.98%) Consultant
8 15 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Network Support
10 13 (4.32%) Network Support Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Unix Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) Designer
13 9 (2.99%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.99%) Implementation Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.31%) Web Services
2 17 (5.65%) HTML
2 17 (5.65%) RESTful
3 16 (5.32%) J2EE
4 15 (4.98%) AngularJS
5 13 (4.32%) REST
5 13 (4.32%) Spring
6 12 (3.99%) HTML5
7 11 (3.65%) Apache Camel
7 11 (3.65%) CSS
7 11 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (3.65%) jQuery
7 11 (3.65%) SOAP
8 10 (3.32%) .NET
8 10 (3.32%) PowerMock
8 10 (3.32%) Spring Boot
9 9 (2.99%) CSS3
10 6 (1.99%) Ajax
11 5 (1.66%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.32%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.65%) User Experience
3 7 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.99%) NHS
5 5 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.66%) ASIC
8 2 (0.66%) Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) PKI
8 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) CPLD
9 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.33%) Life Science
9 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.28%) Linux
2 33 (10.96%) Unix
3 24 (7.97%) Solaris
4 21 (6.98%) AIX
5 17 (5.65%) Windows
6 14 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.99%) SUSE
8 10 (3.32%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.66%) CentOS
11 4 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) Android
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (9.97%) ITIL
3 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (8.31%) Test Automation
5 24 (7.97%) DevOps
6 22 (7.31%) Scrum
7 21 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (6.98%) Project Management
8 20 (6.64%) Incident Management
8 20 (6.64%) ITIL V3
8 20 (6.64%) Migration
8 20 (6.64%) Service Delivery
8 20 (6.64%) WAN Optimisation
9 18 (5.98%) Configuration Management
10 17 (5.65%) Open Source
10 17 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (5.65%) TDD
11 15 (4.98%) Network Design
11 15 (4.98%) Service Management
12 14 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.96%) Java
2 30 (9.97%) SQL
3 19 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.32%) Shell Script
5 13 (4.32%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.32%) C#
6 12 (3.99%) Python
7 11 (3.65%) C
8 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.99%) C++
9 6 (1.99%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.99%) PHP
10 5 (1.66%) Groovy
10 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.33%) Ruby
12 3 (1.00%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.00%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.00%) Perl
13 2 (0.66%) ABAP
13 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (80.07%) SC Cleared
2 15 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.65%) CCNP
3 14 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.66%) CISSP
5 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.33%) Degree
7 3 (1.00%) CCIE
7 3 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.66%) APMP
8 2 (0.66%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (0.66%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) CISMP
9 1 (0.33%) OCP
9 1 (0.33%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.99%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.66%) PMO
4 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.00%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) GDPR
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (8.64%) Docker
2 11 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.32%) vSphere
4 9 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.99%) vCloud
6 5 (1.66%) Postfix
6 5 (1.66%) Squid
6 5 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.33%) Firmware
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (6.31%) Puppet
2 18 (5.98%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.32%) Ansible
4 12 (3.99%) Terraform
5 11 (3.65%) Kibana
5 11 (3.65%) logstash
6 10 (3.32%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.99%) BladeLogic
8 8 (2.66%) Oracle EDQ
9 7 (2.33%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.99%) Sysdig
11 5 (1.66%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.66%) Rancher
11 5 (1.66%) Rsyslog
11 5 (1.66%) WSUS
11 5 (1.66%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (12.29%) Cisco
1 37 (12.29%) Oracle
2 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.31%) CheckPoint
4 24 (7.97%) Fortinet
5 23 (7.64%) Juniper
5 23 (7.64%) McAfee
6 22 (7.31%) HP
6 22 (7.31%) IBM
7 21 (6.98%) Aruba
7 21 (6.98%) VMware
8 17 (5.65%) BMC
9 15 (4.98%) F5
10 14 (4.65%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.32%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.99%) SAP
13 6 (1.99%) Cognos
13 6 (1.99%) Nokia
14 5 (1.66%) Jaspersoft
14 5 (1.66%) Sonatype