Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 187 360 407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.59% 10.77% 8.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.36% 55.47% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 269 264
Median daily rate £409 £463 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.68% +6.63% +2.06%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £294
90th Percentile £568 £588 £538
England median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 19
Median hourly rate £25.33 £15.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.42% -51.56% -32.63%
10th Percentile £14.67 £11.59 £17.44
90th Percentile £48.50 £40.00 £57.60
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +19.40% +59.52%

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 344 649 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.33% 19.42% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 452 600
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.94% +6.19%
10th Percentile £196 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £600 £544
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 41
Median hourly rate £22.91 £15.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.53% -22.88% -32.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £35.25 £56.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.67% +31.50% +16.89%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -2 52 £375 -21.05% 17
Shropshire -11 49 £410 -17.59% 5
Herefordshire 0 18 £438 +2.94% 1
Warwickshire +22 17 £400 +114.77% 2
Worcestershire +1 10 £493 +17.61% 23
Staffordshire +1 4 - - 4
Solihull -5 3 £143 - 1
Coventry +29 2 - -
Wolverhampton -1 2 £150 -71.15%
Sutton Coldfield -2 2 £547 +7.68%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 130 (69.52%) SC Cleared
2 46 (24.60%) DV Cleared
2 46 (24.60%) Public Sector
3 41 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (18.18%) Windows
5 32 (17.11%) Migration
6 31 (16.58%) SQL
7 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
7 25 (13.37%) Scrum
8 24 (12.83%) Configuration Management
8 24 (12.83%) Oracle
8 24 (12.83%) Unix
9 23 (12.30%) WAN
10 22 (11.76%) Cisco
10 22 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (11.23%) LAN
11 21 (11.23%) Test Strategy
12 19 (10.16%) Data Modelling
13 18 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (9.63%) ITIL
13 18 (9.63%) Linux
13 18 (9.63%) Java
13 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
13 18 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (9.63%) VMware
14 17 (9.09%) AWS
15 16 (8.56%) PowerShell
15 16 (8.56%) CCNP
16 15 (8.02%) Juniper
16 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Office

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 13 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.88%) Confluence
3 8 (4.28%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.14%) Apache
5 3 (1.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) Mule
5 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.14%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.09%) AWS
2 15 (8.02%) Azure
3 9 (4.81%) Office 365
4 4 (2.14%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.30%) WAN
2 21 (11.23%) LAN
3 12 (6.42%) Firewall
3 12 (6.42%) OSPF
4 11 (5.88%) BGP
5 9 (4.81%) EIGRP
6 8 (4.28%) VoIP
7 7 (3.74%) DMVPN
7 7 (3.74%) DNS
8 6 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (3.21%) VPN
9 5 (2.67%) Internet
10 4 (2.14%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (2.14%) IPsec
10 4 (2.14%) Network Security
10 4 (2.14%) Skype
11 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.60%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.07%) 3G
12 2 (1.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.95%) Pentaho
2 9 (4.81%) MySQL
2 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.74%) Apache Hive
3 7 (3.74%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.14%) Impala
5 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.60%) Power BI
7 2 (1.07%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (6.95%) JIRA
2 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.28%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (3.74%) CA Gen
5 5 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.67%) SoapUI
5 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.14%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.14%) Selenium
7 3 (1.60%) Postman
7 3 (1.60%) Subversion
7 3 (1.60%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.60%) Toad
8 2 (1.07%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.53%) GitLab
9 1 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.53%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (24.60%) Public Sector
2 15 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.28%) Finance
3 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.21%) Electronics
4 6 (3.21%) Law
4 6 (3.21%) Marketing
4 6 (3.21%) Military
5 5 (2.67%) Police
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (10.70%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.63%) Analyst
2 18 (9.63%) Developer
3 15 (8.02%) Architect
4 11 (5.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 10 (5.35%) Consultant
6 8 (4.28%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.28%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.21%) Project Officer
7 6 (3.21%) Project Support Officer
7 6 (3.21%) SharePoint Analyst
7 6 (3.21%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 6 (3.21%) Support Officer
8 5 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 5 (2.67%) Server Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) CSS
1 10 (5.35%) HTML
1 10 (5.35%) XML
2 5 (2.67%) .NET
2 5 (2.67%) J2EE
2 5 (2.67%) SOAP
3 4 (2.14%) jQuery
4 3 (1.60%) JSON
4 3 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.60%) REST
5 2 (1.07%) Web Services
6 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.53%) CSS3
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.53%) HTML5
6 1 (0.53%) Kafka
6 1 (0.53%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.14%) CCTV
5 3 (1.60%) PKI
5 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.60%) Robotics
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.07%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) IVR
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) SCADA
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.18%) Windows
2 24 (12.83%) Unix
3 18 (9.63%) Linux
4 9 (4.81%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.28%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.67%) Solaris
6 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.60%) AIX
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.07%) Android
8 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.11%) Migration
3 25 (13.37%) Scrum
4 24 (12.83%) Configuration Management
5 22 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.23%) Test Strategy
7 19 (10.16%) Data Modelling
8 18 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (9.63%) ITIL
9 15 (8.02%) Process Improvement
10 14 (7.49%) ETL
11 13 (6.95%) Problem Management
11 13 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.42%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.88%) Data Migration
13 11 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 11 (5.88%) Test Scripting
13 11 (5.88%) User Stories
14 10 (5.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.58%) SQL
2 18 (9.63%) Java
3 16 (8.56%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 11 (5.88%) Python
5 9 (4.81%) C
6 7 (3.74%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.21%) C#
7 6 (3.21%) VB
8 5 (2.67%) COBOL
8 5 (2.67%) Perl
9 4 (2.14%) VBScript
10 3 (1.60%) C++
10 3 (1.60%) Scala
11 2 (1.07%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.53%) Ada
12 1 (0.53%) Korn
12 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (69.52%) SC Cleared
2 46 (24.60%) DV Cleared
3 18 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.56%) CCNP
5 10 (5.35%) CCNA
6 9 (4.81%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.74%) CCDA
7 7 (3.74%) CCIE
8 6 (3.21%) ISEB
8 6 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.67%) BC Cleared
9 5 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.67%) Degree
10 4 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.07%) CCIE Collaboration
12 2 (1.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (1.07%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.07%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) COBIT
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.53%) MISRA
2 1 (0.53%) NCSC
2 1 (0.53%) NIST
2 1 (0.53%) NIST 800
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.81%) vSphere
3 7 (3.74%) HDFS
4 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.07%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.07%) Docker
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) Ansible
2 5 (2.67%) SCCM
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.60%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.60%) WSUS
4 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.07%) Puppet
4 2 (1.07%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) Nessus
5 1 (0.53%) Rancher
5 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.83%) Oracle
3 22 (11.76%) Cisco
4 18 (9.63%) VMware
5 15 (8.02%) Juniper
6 9 (4.81%) SAP
6 9 (4.81%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.21%) Dell
7 6 (3.21%) Pega
7 6 (3.21%) UiPath
8 5 (2.67%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.67%) BEA
8 5 (2.67%) Citrix
8 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.67%) Splunk
8 5 (2.67%) webMethods
9 4 (2.14%) Blue Prism
9 4 (2.14%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.14%) Talend
10 3 (1.60%) Avaya