Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 394 403 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.98% 7.98% 5.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.60% 41.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 206 124
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% +4.23%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £195
90th Percentile £605 £527 £515
England median daily rate £475 £458 £430
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.40% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -37.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £17.18 £17.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.00 £66.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £31.07 £30.00
% change year-on-year +35.18% +3.57% +0.84%

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 749 971 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.98% 19.24% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 532 456
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £214 £203 £223
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 55 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.75 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.19% -41.82% +12.24%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.20 £11.45
90th Percentile £47.45 £30.54 £50.00
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -3.85% +0.97%

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

Security 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 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 21 October 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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +1 130 £468 +10.00% 20
Shropshire +29 96 £500 +11.11% 7
Solihull -1 35 £456 +21.67% 10
Worcestershire +1 31 £419 -4.29% 16
Warwickshire +16 18 £390 +5.41% 8
Herefordshire +1 18 £365 -7.30% 3
Coventry -9 17 £425 -5.56% 2
Staffordshire +1 9 £450 - 12
Sutton Coldfield 0 7 £470 -13.16%
Wolverhampton +9 3 £464 +19.90%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 285 (72.34%) SC Cleared
2 99 (25.13%) AWS
3 90 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (21.57%) Java
5 66 (16.75%) Linux
6 63 (15.99%) Windows
6 63 (15.99%) SQL
6 63 (15.99%) Migration
6 63 (15.99%) Public Sector
7 56 (14.21%) Microsoft
8 51 (12.94%) DevOps
9 50 (12.69%) Cisco
9 50 (12.69%) Git (software)
10 48 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
11 47 (11.93%) Jenkins
12 46 (11.68%) Terraform
12 46 (11.68%) Oracle
13 45 (11.42%) Active Directory
13 45 (11.42%) DV Cleared
14 44 (11.17%) Amazon EC2
14 44 (11.17%) Configuration Management
15 40 (10.15%) Unix
15 40 (10.15%) RESTful
16 39 (9.90%) Spring
17 37 (9.39%) WAN
17 37 (9.39%) Amazon RDS
18 36 (9.14%) AngularJS
18 36 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (9.14%) Web Services
18 36 (9.14%) Cisco Certification

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 (9.14%) Confluence
2 19 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2000
5 8 (2.03%) SAS
5 8 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.78%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.02%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.25%) Jetty
9 1 (0.25%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.54%) GIMP
1 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (2.54%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.28%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (25.13%) AWS
2 44 (11.17%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (8.38%) Azure
4 21 (5.33%) Amazon SQS
5 18 (4.57%) Amazon S3
6 16 (4.06%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (3.81%) Route 53
8 11 (2.79%) Office 365
9 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.02%) IaaS
10 4 (1.02%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.76%) GitHub
11 3 (0.76%) Serverless
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.51%) G Suite
12 2 (0.51%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.39%) WAN
2 32 (8.12%) DNS
3 30 (7.61%) Firewall
4 20 (5.08%) LAN
5 18 (4.57%) SSL
6 17 (4.31%) DHCP
7 16 (4.06%) BGP
8 15 (3.81%) IPsec
9 12 (3.05%) OSPF
9 12 (3.05%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.05%) VPN
10 9 (2.28%) HTTP
10 9 (2.28%) Unified Communications
10 9 (2.28%) Wireless
10 9 (2.28%) X.500
11 8 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (2.03%) Junos
11 8 (2.03%) Skype
12 7 (1.78%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (9.39%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.33%) Pentaho
5 20 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 11 (2.79%) MySQL
7 10 (2.54%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.78%) Big Data
9 7 (1.78%) Impala
10 3 (0.76%) Power BI
11 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 50 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 47 (11.93%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.88%) JIRA
4 29 (7.36%) Maven
5 27 (6.85%) jMock
5 27 (6.85%) JUnit
5 27 (6.85%) Mockito
6 26 (6.60%) DbUnit
6 26 (6.60%) SonarQube
7 17 (4.31%) GitLab
8 11 (2.79%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.54%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.28%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.28%) gulp
10 9 (2.28%) Vagrant
10 9 (2.28%) webpack
11 7 (1.78%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.78%) Grunt
11 7 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (1.78%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (15.99%) Public Sector
2 11 (2.79%) Retail
3 9 (2.28%) Military
4 8 (2.03%) Finance
5 5 (1.27%) Electronics
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
6 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.51%) Automotive
7 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (15.23%) Developer
2 43 (10.91%) Network Engineer
3 40 (10.15%) Architect
4 33 (8.38%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (7.36%) AWS DevOps
7 26 (6.60%) Analyst
8 25 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.84%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (5.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 22 (5.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.58%) DBA
11 20 (5.08%) Network Architect
11 20 (5.08%) Oracle DBA
12 18 (4.57%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 17 (4.31%) Software Engineer
14 15 (3.81%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (3.55%) Design Engineer
15 14 (3.55%) Network Design Engineer
16 13 (3.30%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.15%) RESTful
2 39 (9.90%) Spring
3 36 (9.14%) AngularJS
3 36 (9.14%) Web Services
4 27 (6.85%) SOAP
5 26 (6.60%) PowerMock
6 24 (6.09%) CSS
7 23 (5.84%) .NET
7 23 (5.84%) ActiveMQ
7 23 (5.84%) REST
8 22 (5.58%) HTML
8 22 (5.58%) JSON
9 20 (5.08%) J2EE
10 17 (4.31%) Hibernate
10 17 (4.31%) JPA
11 16 (4.06%) Spring Cloud
12 15 (3.81%) XML
13 13 (3.30%) CSS3
13 13 (3.30%) HTML5
14 11 (2.79%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.81%) User Experience
4 12 (3.05%) NHS
5 9 (2.28%) PKI
5 9 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.03%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.02%) ASIC
7 4 (1.02%) Clustering
7 4 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.02%) VHDL
8 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.76%) CPLD
8 3 (0.76%) MPEG
9 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (16.75%) Linux
2 63 (15.99%) Windows
3 40 (10.15%) Unix
4 24 (6.09%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.58%) Windows Server
6 18 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.05%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.76%) CentOS
10 3 (0.76%) HPUX
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
10 3 (0.76%) VMS
10 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (15.99%) Migration
3 51 (12.94%) DevOps
4 44 (11.17%) Configuration Management
5 36 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (8.12%) Scrum
8 30 (7.61%) Open Source
9 28 (7.11%) TDD
10 27 (6.85%) Kanban
11 26 (6.60%) Microservices
12 23 (5.84%) BDD
13 22 (5.58%) ITIL
14 20 (5.08%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.57%) Project Management
16 17 (4.31%) BPMN
16 17 (4.31%) Network Design
16 17 (4.31%) Service Delivery
17 16 (4.06%) Project Delivery
18 14 (3.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.57%) Java
2 63 (15.99%) SQL
3 17 (4.31%) C++
3 17 (4.31%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.81%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.30%) C#
6 12 (3.05%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.79%) Java 8
7 11 (2.79%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.54%) C
8 10 (2.54%) Python
9 9 (2.28%) PHP
10 6 (1.52%) Perl
11 5 (1.27%) VB
11 5 (1.27%) VB6
11 5 (1.27%) VBScript
12 3 (0.76%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.51%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 285 (72.34%) SC Cleared
2 45 (11.42%) DV Cleared
3 36 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.61%) CCNP
5 20 (5.08%) CCIE
6 16 (4.06%) CCDP
7 13 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (2.79%) AWS Certification
9 10 (2.54%) Degree
9 10 (2.54%) JNCIA
9 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.28%) CCNA
11 7 (1.78%) MCSA
12 6 (1.52%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.52%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.27%) CCIE Collaboration
13 5 (1.27%) CISSP
13 5 (1.27%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.27%) RHCE
13 5 (1.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.02%) NIST
3 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.76%) MISRA
3 3 (0.76%) MISRA C
3 3 (0.76%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) COSHH
5 1 (0.25%) DO-254
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 45 (11.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.58%) Docker
3 21 (5.33%) Postfix
4 15 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.05%) vSphere
7 8 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.27%) Firmware
8 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (1.02%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.76%) PowerDNS
10 3 (0.76%) Samba
11 2 (0.51%) vCloud
12 1 (0.25%) KVM
12 1 (0.25%) NFS
12 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (11.68%) Terraform
2 27 (6.85%) Puppet
3 26 (6.60%) Ansible
4 14 (3.55%) WSUS
5 10 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.28%) SCCM
7 8 (2.03%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.02%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.02%) SCOM
10 4 (1.02%) SCSM
10 4 (1.02%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.76%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.69%) Cisco
3 46 (11.68%) Oracle
4 34 (8.63%) VMware
5 25 (6.35%) Juniper
6 19 (4.82%) Cloudera
7 18 (4.57%) Aruba
8 15 (3.81%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.05%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.54%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.54%) Veeam
11 9 (2.28%) HP
11 9 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.03%) webMethods
13 7 (1.78%) F5
14 6 (1.52%) BMC
15 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.27%) Fujitsu
15 5 (1.27%) McAfee
15 5 (1.27%) Splunk