Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 27 13
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 424 262 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.31% 6.06% 8.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.40% 32.96% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 141 314
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £245 £200 £220
90th Percentile £538 £549 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.52% +5.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.19% -21.53%
10th Percentile £10.00 £17.10 £14.13
90th Percentile £34.13 £41.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +20.69% -6.15%

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 1,000 795 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.60% 18.39% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 448 729
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £536 £541
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.77% +3.49% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +31.58% -36.67%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.55 £12.30
90th Percentile £30.76 £37.44 £41.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.79
% change year-on-year -21.74% +7.33% +16.47%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +24 153 £445 -3.78% 18
Shropshire -20 71 £530 +12.05% 2
Solihull +1 52 £375 - 4
Coventry +1 35 £450 +85.04% 1
Worcestershire +8 31 £400 -9.20% 11
Herefordshire +3 19 £425 +13.33% 6
Sutton Coldfield 0 18 £502 -7.10%
Staffordshire +2 15 £450 +50.00% 5
Warwickshire 0 5 £370 -7.50% 6
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 332 (78.30%) SC Cleared
2 117 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (20.99%) Java
4 77 (18.16%) Cisco
5 60 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
6 58 (13.68%) Microsoft
6 58 (13.68%) Windows
6 58 (13.68%) TDD
7 55 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 54 (12.74%) Firewall
9 51 (12.03%) Migration
9 51 (12.03%) SQL
10 50 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (11.08%) Web Services
11 47 (11.08%) RESTful
12 46 (10.85%) Git (software)
12 46 (10.85%) WAN
12 46 (10.85%) BDD
13 45 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (10.61%) Spring
14 43 (10.14%) Apache Camel
15 40 (9.43%) JavaScript
15 40 (9.43%) Scrum
16 39 (9.20%) Jenkins
16 39 (9.20%) DevOps
16 39 (9.20%) Spring Boot
17 38 (8.96%) VPN
18 37 (8.73%) Juniper
18 37 (8.73%) Oracle
19 36 (8.49%) CSS

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 17 (4.01%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.65%) Confluence
2 7 (1.65%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.94%) SAS
4 3 (0.71%) Apache
4 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.47%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Documentum
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.07%) GIMP
2 13 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.47%) Autodesk Inventor
4 2 (0.47%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (5.19%) SaaS
5 17 (4.01%) IaaS
5 17 (4.01%) PaaS
6 11 (2.59%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (2.36%) Route 53
8 8 (1.89%) Office 365
9 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) Force.com
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.24%) npm
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.74%) Firewall
2 46 (10.85%) WAN
3 38 (8.96%) VPN
4 25 (5.90%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (5.90%) Wireless
5 15 (3.54%) BGP
5 15 (3.54%) MPLS
6 14 (3.30%) VLAN
7 12 (2.83%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (2.36%) SDH
9 9 (2.12%) SMS
9 9 (2.12%) X.21
10 8 (1.89%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.89%) Junos
10 8 (1.89%) VPLS
11 7 (1.65%) DSL
12 6 (1.42%) Internet
12 6 (1.42%) KiloStream
12 6 (1.42%) MegaStream
12 6 (1.42%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.47%) Big Data
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
8 2 (0.47%) MySQL
8 2 (0.47%) OLAP
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.47%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.47%) SAS EBI
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.24%) Power BI
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.60%) JUnit
4 24 (5.66%) DbUnit
4 24 (5.66%) jMock
4 24 (5.66%) Maven
4 24 (5.66%) Mockito
4 24 (5.66%) SonarQube
5 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio
6 20 (4.72%) Cucumber
6 20 (4.72%) Selenium
6 20 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.30%) Subversion
8 12 (2.83%) JIRA
9 9 (2.12%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.12%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.65%) JMeter
11 6 (1.42%) PHPUnit
11 6 (1.42%) Toad
12 3 (0.71%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (5.66%) Retail
2 18 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.01%) Finance
4 13 (3.07%) Electronics
4 13 (3.07%) Military
5 8 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.65%) Law
7 6 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 86 (20.28%) Developer
2 59 (13.92%) Java Developer
3 54 (12.74%) Network Engineer
4 38 (8.96%) Analyst
5 36 (8.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 26 (6.13%) Implementation Engineer
7 25 (5.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 23 (5.42%) Consultant
9 22 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.72%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 20 (4.72%) Project Manager
11 19 (4.48%) Architect
12 18 (4.25%) Design Engineer
12 18 (4.25%) Network Design Engineer
12 18 (4.25%) Support Engineer
13 17 (4.01%) Deployment Engineer
13 17 (4.01%) J2EE Developer
13 17 (4.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 17 (4.01%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.08%) RESTful
1 47 (11.08%) Web Services
2 45 (10.61%) Spring
3 43 (10.14%) Apache Camel
4 39 (9.20%) Spring Boot
5 36 (8.49%) CSS
6 33 (7.78%) HTML
7 28 (6.60%) SOAP
8 25 (5.90%) J2EE
9 24 (5.66%) .NET
9 24 (5.66%) PowerMock
10 20 (4.72%) AngularJS
10 20 (4.72%) Hibernate
11 16 (3.77%) CSS3
11 16 (3.77%) HTML5
11 16 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (3.77%) React
12 15 (3.54%) jQuery
12 15 (3.54%) Sass
13 14 (3.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.19%) User Experience
4 14 (3.30%) NHS
5 12 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.42%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.71%) CMDB
10 2 (0.47%) e-Health
10 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) iPad
11 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.68%) Windows
2 31 (7.31%) Linux
3 24 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 23 (5.42%) Unix
5 20 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.36%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.94%) Solaris
10 2 (0.47%) CentOS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.68%) TDD
3 51 (12.03%) Migration
4 46 (10.85%) BDD
5 45 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (9.43%) Scrum
7 39 (9.20%) DevOps
8 33 (7.78%) ITIL
8 33 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (7.31%) Kanban
10 29 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (6.13%) Test Automation
12 25 (5.90%) Service Management
13 24 (5.66%) WAN Optimisation
14 23 (5.42%) Service Delivery
15 19 (4.48%) Project Management
16 18 (4.25%) Network Design
16 18 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (4.25%) Software Engineering
17 17 (4.01%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 89 (20.99%) Java
2 51 (12.03%) SQL
3 40 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.42%) C#
5 17 (4.01%) C
5 17 (4.01%) C++
5 17 (4.01%) Java 8
6 15 (3.54%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.07%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.83%) Embedded C++
9 11 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.89%) PHP
10 8 (1.89%) Python
11 5 (1.18%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.18%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.94%) Ruby
13 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.24%) Scala
13 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 332 (78.30%) SC Cleared
2 27 (6.37%) DV Cleared
3 26 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.07%) CCNA
5 12 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (2.83%) CCNP
6 11 (2.59%) CCIE
7 9 (2.12%) ISEB
7 9 (2.12%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.89%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.65%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.65%) Degree
9 7 (1.65%) JNCIA
9 7 (1.65%) JNCIP
9 7 (1.65%) JNCIS
10 6 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.18%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.18%) HNC
11 5 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.59%) PMO
2 8 (1.89%) GDPR
3 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.42%) SLA
4 5 (1.18%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 3 (0.71%) QA
6 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.24%) GCP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (6.60%) Docker
2 27 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.07%) vSphere
5 6 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.47%) iptables
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (5.66%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.77%) WSUS
3 13 (3.07%) Puppet
4 12 (2.83%) SCOM
5 10 (2.36%) Terraform
6 9 (2.12%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (1.42%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.42%) SELinux
8 4 (0.94%) Ansible
8 4 (0.94%) SCCM
8 4 (0.94%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.47%) Netcool
9 2 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.47%) SCSM
9 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 77 (18.16%) Cisco
2 58 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.73%) Juniper
3 37 (8.73%) Oracle
4 25 (5.90%) CheckPoint
4 25 (5.90%) Fortinet
5 24 (5.66%) Aruba
5 24 (5.66%) McAfee
6 21 (4.95%) Nokia
6 21 (4.95%) VMware
7 18 (4.25%) BMC
7 18 (4.25%) IBM
7 18 (4.25%) Meraki
8 15 (3.54%) HP
9 9 (2.12%) SAP
10 8 (1.89%) Splunk
11 7 (1.65%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.65%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.65%) F5
11 7 (1.65%) Fujitsu