Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 398 292 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.12% 6.77% 9.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.03% 35.05% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 136 272
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £213
90th Percentile £538 £588 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +46.34% -48.10%
10th Percentile £12.40 £14.90 £13.20
90th Percentile £46.88 £58.50 £43.25
England median hourly rate £18.85 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.04% +2.67% +31.58%

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 925 833 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.87% 19.31% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 460 622
West Midlands median daily rate £424 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £215
90th Percentile £550 £530 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -7.89% -33.77%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.95 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +17 154 £450 +9.09% 20
Shropshire -3 84 £493 +6.49% 5
Solihull -5 36 £375 +114.29% 12
Worcestershire +1 27 £400 +14.14% 1
Coventry -9 22 £450 +8.43% 2
Staffordshire +8 18 £344 +5.77% 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 15 £473 -30.00%
Herefordshire 0 6 £320 -48.80% 1
Warwickshire -5 5 £328 -40.45% 5
West Bromwich +9 2 £115 -63.20%
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 315 (79.15%) SC Cleared
2 90 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (16.58%) Java
5 57 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 48 (12.06%) Cisco
7 47 (11.81%) VPN
7 47 (11.81%) Firewall
8 44 (11.06%) Microsoft
9 43 (10.80%) TDD
10 41 (10.30%) Web Services
11 39 (9.80%) Linux
11 39 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (9.55%) Git (software)
12 38 (9.55%) DevOps
13 37 (9.30%) RESTful
13 37 (9.30%) Windows
13 37 (9.30%) ITIL
13 37 (9.30%) Oracle
14 35 (8.79%) SQL
14 35 (8.79%) Data Centre
15 34 (8.54%) Aruba
15 34 (8.54%) CheckPoint
15 34 (8.54%) Fortinet
16 33 (8.29%) Scrum
17 32 (8.04%) WAN
17 32 (8.04%) Test Automation
17 32 (8.04%) Docker
17 32 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
18 31 (7.79%) BDD

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 8 (2.01%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.51%) Confluence
3 6 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.26%) Apache
4 5 (1.26%) nginx
5 2 (0.50%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) Documentum
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) Jetty
6 1 (0.25%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.51%) GIMP
2 10 (2.51%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.75%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Maximo
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (4.02%) IaaS
5 15 (3.77%) SaaS
6 13 (3.27%) PaaS
7 11 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.76%) Office 365
9 6 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.01%) Route 53
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.25%) GitHub
13 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.81%) Firewall
1 47 (11.81%) VPN
2 32 (8.04%) WAN
3 31 (7.79%) Wireless
4 26 (6.53%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (6.03%) MPLS
6 22 (5.53%) BGP
6 22 (5.53%) VLAN
6 22 (5.53%) X.21
7 17 (4.27%) SDH
8 15 (3.77%) Ethernet
8 15 (3.77%) VPLS
9 13 (3.27%) KiloStream
9 13 (3.27%) MegaStream
10 12 (3.02%) DSL
11 7 (1.76%) Internet
11 7 (1.76%) SMS
12 6 (1.51%) DNS
12 6 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.51%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.75%) MySQL
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) Big Data
6 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.50%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.50%) Semantic Layer
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 30 (7.54%) JUnit
4 25 (6.28%) Maven
4 25 (6.28%) SonarQube
5 23 (5.78%) DbUnit
5 23 (5.78%) jMock
5 23 (5.78%) Mockito
6 20 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.77%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.52%) Selenium
9 9 (2.26%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.51%) JIRA
10 6 (1.51%) Subversion
11 5 (1.26%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.01%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.50%) Ant
General
1 10 (2.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.26%) Electronics
2 9 (2.26%) Finance
2 9 (2.26%) Retail
3 7 (1.76%) Law
4 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.75%) Legal
5 3 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.25%) Automotive
6 1 (0.25%) Local Government
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (18.59%) Developer
2 59 (14.82%) Network Engineer
3 44 (11.06%) Java Developer
4 43 (10.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 36 (9.05%) Analyst
6 28 (7.04%) Design Engineer
7 25 (6.28%) Implementation Engineer
7 25 (6.28%) Network Design Engineer
7 25 (6.28%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 24 (6.03%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.53%) Architect
10 18 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.52%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (4.27%) Network Support
11 17 (4.27%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Firewall Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.30%) Web Services
2 37 (9.30%) RESTful
3 30 (7.54%) Apache Camel
3 30 (7.54%) HTML
4 29 (7.29%) J2EE
5 27 (6.78%) Spring
6 25 (6.28%) Spring Boot
7 24 (6.03%) SOAP
8 23 (5.78%) CSS
8 23 (5.78%) PowerMock
9 20 (5.03%) AngularJS
10 19 (4.77%) HTML5
11 17 (4.27%) .NET
12 16 (4.02%) CSS3
13 15 (3.77%) jQuery
14 14 (3.52%) React
15 13 (3.27%) Angular 2
15 13 (3.27%) Sass
16 12 (3.02%) KnockoutJS
16 12 (3.02%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.53%) User Experience
4 21 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.51%) NHS
6 9 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.76%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
9 4 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.50%) ASIC
10 2 (0.50%) CMDB
10 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Social Media
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.25%) iPad
11 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.80%) Linux
2 37 (9.30%) Windows
3 25 (6.28%) Unix
4 15 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.76%) Solaris
7 10 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.01%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.51%) AIX
10 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.01%) CentOS
12 3 (0.75%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) Android
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (10.80%) TDD
3 39 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (9.55%) DevOps
5 37 (9.30%) ITIL
6 33 (8.29%) Scrum
7 32 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.04%) Test Automation
8 31 (7.79%) BDD
8 31 (7.79%) WAN Optimisation
9 28 (7.04%) Service Management
10 27 (6.78%) Service Delivery
11 26 (6.53%) Kanban
12 25 (6.28%) Network Design
13 24 (6.03%) Project Management
14 23 (5.78%) Incident Management
15 21 (5.28%) Migration
16 20 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (4.77%) Configuration Management
17 19 (4.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.58%) Java
2 35 (8.79%) SQL
3 30 (7.54%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.78%) C#
5 19 (4.77%) C
6 18 (4.52%) C++
6 18 (4.52%) Python
7 15 (3.77%) Embedded C++
8 13 (3.27%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.51%) Java 8
10 9 (2.26%) MATLAB
10 9 (2.26%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.51%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.51%) PHP
14 4 (1.01%) Ruby
15 2 (0.50%) ABAP
15 2 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 315 (79.15%) SC Cleared
2 18 (4.52%) DV Cleared
3 12 (3.02%) CCNP
3 12 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.76%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.51%) CCIE
7 5 (1.26%) Degree
7 5 (1.26%) HNC
7 5 (1.26%) HND
7 5 (1.26%) JNCIA
7 5 (1.26%) JNCIP
7 5 (1.26%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.75%) CISSP
10 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.77%) SLA
2 8 (2.01%) GDPR
2 8 (2.01%) PMO
3 7 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.75%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.50%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (8.04%) Docker
2 21 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.77%) vSphere
5 5 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.01%) Firmware
6 4 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.75%) Squid
8 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.50%) iptables
8 2 (0.50%) Postfix
8 2 (0.50%) vCloud
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (7.79%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.27%) Puppet
3 12 (3.02%) Ansible
4 11 (2.76%) WSUS
5 10 (2.51%) Terraform
6 8 (2.01%) SCOM
6 8 (2.01%) SELinux
7 7 (1.76%) Kibana
7 7 (1.76%) logstash
8 6 (1.51%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.26%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.01%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.75%) SCCM
11 3 (0.75%) Sysdig
12 2 (0.50%) Rancher
12 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (12.06%) Cisco
2 44 (11.06%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.30%) Oracle
4 34 (8.54%) Aruba
4 34 (8.54%) CheckPoint
4 34 (8.54%) Fortinet
5 31 (7.79%) Juniper
5 31 (7.79%) McAfee
6 25 (6.28%) Nokia
7 23 (5.78%) HP
7 23 (5.78%) VMware
8 18 (4.52%) BMC
9 14 (3.52%) IBM
10 6 (1.51%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.51%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.51%) F5
10 6 (1.51%) Fujitsu
10 6 (1.51%) Jaspersoft
10 6 (1.51%) Riverbed
10 6 (1.51%) Splunk