Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 19 26
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 337 431 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.82% 8.69% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.99% 44.39% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 246 140
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -1.16% +11.47%
10th Percentile £213 £288 £195
90th Percentile £586 £575 £522
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% -28.89% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.00 £20.80
90th Percentile £26.00 £57.60 £56.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +28.44% -27.33%

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 636 971 862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.42% 19.58% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 575 472
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +2.24%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £201
90th Percentile £586 £570 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £29.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.81% +2.63% +16.33%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.90 £57.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +20 111 £475 +8.57% 21
Shropshire +11 61 £477 +6.06% 16
Herefordshire +1 45 £425 +21.43% 5
Solihull +1 27 - - 8
Worcestershire -2 17 £450 - 13
Coventry +19 13 £433 +13.44% 3
Warwickshire +14 13 £186 -37.92% 14
Staffordshire +2 9 £350 -22.22% 10
Wolverhampton +9 6 £515 +33.01%
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £471 -3.08%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 210 (62.31%) SC Cleared
2 86 (25.52%) AWS
3 79 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (22.55%) Public Sector
5 74 (21.96%) Cisco
6 73 (21.66%) Oracle
7 67 (19.88%) DV Cleared
8 64 (18.99%) Migration
9 61 (18.10%) Java
10 60 (17.80%) SQL
11 58 (17.21%) Git (software)
12 57 (16.91%) WAN
13 54 (16.02%) Windows
13 54 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (14.54%) Microsoft
15 48 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
16 46 (13.65%) Jenkins
17 45 (13.35%) CCNP
18 44 (13.06%) Spring
19 43 (12.76%) Linux
20 42 (12.46%) Active Directory
20 42 (12.46%) Microservices
21 41 (12.17%) AngularJS
22 39 (11.57%) Web Services
23 38 (11.28%) LAN
23 38 (11.28%) RESTful
23 38 (11.28%) Amazon EC2
23 38 (11.28%) Azure
23 38 (11.28%) Maven
23 38 (11.28%) Continuous Integration

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 28 (8.31%) Confluence
2 17 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.56%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2000
4 9 (2.67%) SAS
5 8 (2.37%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.89%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.37%) GIMP
3 8 (2.37%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) assyst
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 86 (25.52%) AWS
2 38 (11.28%) Amazon EC2
2 38 (11.28%) Azure
3 30 (8.90%) Amazon SQS
4 12 (3.56%) Office 365
5 11 (3.26%) PaaS
6 10 (2.97%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.08%) IaaS
8 6 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.78%) Route 53
9 4 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.89%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.89%) SaaS
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon Alexa
11 2 (0.59%) Siri
12 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.30%) GCP
12 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.91%) WAN
2 38 (11.28%) LAN
3 33 (9.79%) Firewall
4 31 (9.20%) OSPF
5 27 (8.01%) BGP
5 27 (8.01%) DHCP
6 23 (6.82%) DNS
7 21 (6.23%) EIGRP
8 20 (5.93%) DMVPN
9 19 (5.64%) VPN
10 14 (4.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (3.56%) IPsec
11 12 (3.56%) SSH
12 11 (3.26%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (2.97%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.37%) Internet
14 8 (2.37%) MPLS
14 8 (2.37%) VoIP
14 8 (2.37%) X.500
15 6 (1.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (10.98%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (7.42%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.45%) Pentaho
5 14 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 13 (3.86%) SQL Server
7 12 (3.56%) MySQL
8 9 (2.67%) Big Data
9 6 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.78%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.78%) Impala
9 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.89%) Power BI
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.30%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 58 (17.21%) Git (software)
2 46 (13.65%) Jenkins
3 38 (11.28%) Maven
4 35 (10.39%) JUnit
5 32 (9.50%) DbUnit
5 32 (9.50%) jMock
5 32 (9.50%) Mockito
5 32 (9.50%) SonarQube
6 28 (8.31%) JIRA
7 10 (2.97%) Artifactory
8 8 (2.37%) gulp
8 8 (2.37%) Vagrant
8 8 (2.37%) webpack
9 7 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.78%) Grunt
10 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.19%) GitLab
11 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.89%) CA Gen
12 3 (0.89%) Zephyr
General
1 76 (22.55%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.34%) Finance
3 17 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.15%) Military
5 12 (3.56%) Retail
6 8 (2.37%) Electronics
6 8 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.08%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Police
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 65 (19.29%) Developer
3 39 (11.57%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.72%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.12%) Architect
6 21 (6.23%) DBA
6 21 (6.23%) Oracle DBA
7 20 (5.93%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 16 (4.75%) Analyst
9 14 (4.15%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 13 (3.86%) Designer
10 13 (3.86%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Network Architect
11 12 (3.56%) SC Cleared DBA
11 12 (3.56%) UI Developer
12 11 (3.26%) Network Design Engineer
12 11 (3.26%) Platform Engineer
13 10 (2.97%) Network Support
13 10 (2.97%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.06%) Spring
2 41 (12.17%) AngularJS
3 39 (11.57%) Web Services
4 38 (11.28%) RESTful
5 34 (10.09%) SOAP
6 33 (9.79%) ActiveMQ
6 33 (9.79%) REST
7 32 (9.50%) Hibernate
7 32 (9.50%) JPA
7 32 (9.50%) PowerMock
8 21 (6.23%) CSS
8 21 (6.23%) Spring Cloud
9 20 (5.93%) HTML
10 13 (3.86%) JSON
11 11 (3.26%) CSS3
11 11 (3.26%) HTML5
12 10 (2.97%) Angular 2
12 10 (2.97%) J2EE
13 9 (2.67%) XML
14 8 (2.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.93%) User Experience
3 14 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.97%) NHS
5 10 (2.97%) PKI
6 9 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.08%) Clustering
9 5 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.30%) ASIC
12 1 (0.30%) CMDB
12 1 (0.30%) CPLD
12 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.30%) Social Media
12 1 (0.30%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.02%) Windows
2 43 (12.76%) Linux
3 35 (10.39%) Unix
4 23 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 22 (6.53%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.56%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
11 1 (0.30%) HPUX
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (18.99%) Migration
3 42 (12.46%) Microservices
4 38 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (10.98%) Open Source
6 36 (10.68%) Scrum
7 33 (9.79%) TDD
8 32 (9.50%) Configuration Management
9 30 (8.90%) BDD
10 28 (8.31%) BPMN
10 28 (8.31%) Service Management
11 27 (8.01%) Cryptography
11 27 (8.01%) Problem Management
12 26 (7.72%) Incident Management
13 25 (7.42%) Change Management
14 24 (7.12%) Kanban
15 23 (6.82%) ITIL
16 22 (6.53%) Validation
17 21 (6.23%) Biometrics
17 21 (6.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 61 (18.10%) Java
2 60 (17.80%) SQL
3 25 (7.42%) Python
4 12 (3.56%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.56%) TypeScript
5 11 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.67%) C#
8 7 (2.08%) C
9 6 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.48%) VB
10 5 (1.48%) VB6
11 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.19%) Perl
12 3 (0.89%) Java 8
12 3 (0.89%) PHP
12 3 (0.89%) VBScript
13 1 (0.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 210 (62.31%) SC Cleared
2 67 (19.88%) DV Cleared
3 54 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (13.35%) CCNP
5 33 (9.79%) CCIE
6 27 (8.01%) CCNA
7 24 (7.12%) CCDA
8 20 (5.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 11 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (2.67%) CCDP
11 8 (2.37%) CCIE Collaboration
12 7 (2.08%) APMP
12 7 (2.08%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.78%) Degree
14 4 (1.19%) BC Cleared
14 4 (1.19%) CCIE Security
15 3 (0.89%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.59%) MCSA
16 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.26%) QA
2 10 (2.97%) SLA
3 4 (1.19%) GDPR
4 3 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (0.89%) NIST
5 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.59%) PMO
6 1 (0.30%) COSHH
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.30%) ISO17020
6 1 (0.30%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.61%) Postfix
3 16 (4.75%) Docker
3 16 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.08%) DFS Replication
7 7 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.30%) Samba
9 1 (0.30%) UAG
9 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (6.82%) Terraform
2 17 (5.04%) Ansible
3 11 (3.26%) WSUS
4 8 (2.37%) SCCM
4 8 (2.37%) SCOM
5 7 (2.08%) Data Guard
5 7 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.08%) Puppet
6 6 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.78%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.48%) SCDPM
7 5 (1.48%) SCSM
7 5 (1.48%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (21.96%) Cisco
2 73 (21.66%) Oracle
3 49 (14.54%) Microsoft
4 29 (8.61%) Juniper
5 25 (7.42%) Dell
6 22 (6.53%) VMware
7 14 (4.15%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.37%) SAP
8 8 (2.37%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.37%) Splunk
8 8 (2.37%) webMethods
9 6 (1.78%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.78%) F5
10 5 (1.48%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.48%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.48%) Veeam
11 4 (1.19%) HP
11 4 (1.19%) Informatica
12 3 (0.89%) BEA
12 3 (0.89%) Trillium