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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 14 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 128 268 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.21% 8.94% 4.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.25% 45.19% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 147 68
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +9.21% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £16.75 £37.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.33% +76.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £18.14 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £43.75 £28.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +29.31% +5.45%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 385 593 458
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.69% 19.78% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 753 554
Median daily rate £413 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 53
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £40.25 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

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

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 35 £485 +2.10% 10
Birmingham -10 25 £438 -0.56% 6
Solihull -1 22 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 11 £550 +57.14%
Herefordshire -7 6 £375 -26.82% 2
Coventry +2 4 £425 +30.76%
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £288 +7.47% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 212 (74.39%) SC Cleared
2 79 (27.72%) Windows
3 48 (16.84%) Linux
4 46 (16.14%) Cisco
5 42 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
7 40 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 37 (12.98%) JIRA
10 36 (12.63%) Microsoft
10 36 (12.63%) Ansible
11 34 (11.93%) Terraform
12 33 (11.58%) Python
12 33 (11.58%) LAN
12 33 (11.58%) Ruby
13 32 (11.23%) Confluence
13 32 (11.23%) Puppet
13 32 (11.23%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (10.88%) DV Cleared
14 31 (10.88%) Migration
15 30 (10.53%) Bash Shell
16 29 (10.18%) Docker
17 27 (9.47%) CentOS
17 27 (9.47%) ITIL
18 25 (8.77%) Firewall
19 24 (8.42%) Configuration Management
19 24 (8.42%) Public Cloud
20 23 (8.07%) Juniper
21 22 (7.72%) Active Directory
21 22 (7.72%) SQL

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 32 (11.23%) Confluence
1 32 (11.23%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2000
7 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.05%) SAS
9 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.35%) JBoss
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 20 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.91%) Office 365
4 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.35%) Boomi
5 1 (0.35%) Route 53
5 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.58%) LAN
2 25 (8.77%) Firewall
3 21 (7.37%) WAN
4 12 (4.21%) DNS
5 11 (3.86%) HTTP
5 11 (3.86%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.51%) VoIP
6 10 (3.51%) Wireless
7 6 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.75%) Network Security
8 5 (1.75%) SNMP
9 4 (1.40%) DHCP
9 4 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.40%) SAN
9 4 (1.40%) SSL
10 3 (1.05%) DWDM
10 3 (1.05%) OSPF
10 3 (1.05%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.46%) MySQL
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.05%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.05%) QlikView
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.70%) Big Data
8 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (12.98%) JIRA
2 11 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.40%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.40%) JMeter
5 4 (1.40%) Subversion
5 4 (1.40%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.05%) GCC
6 3 (1.05%) Selenium
7 2 (0.70%) FishEye
7 2 (0.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.35%) Grunt
8 1 (0.35%) gulp
8 1 (0.35%) Protractor
8 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.40%) Finance
3 2 (0.70%) Advertising
3 2 (0.70%) Electronics
3 2 (0.70%) Marketing
3 2 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (16.14%) Architect
2 27 (9.47%) Consultant
3 26 (9.12%) Analyst
4 21 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (6.67%) Developer
6 18 (6.32%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.91%) Designer
8 12 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.86%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.51%) Senior Architect
10 10 (3.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.16%) Migration Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Network Architect
11 9 (3.16%) Network Designer
11 9 (3.16%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.16%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 7 (2.46%) Administrator
12 7 (2.46%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.56%) CSS
2 12 (4.21%) .NET
3 11 (3.86%) HTML
4 10 (3.51%) Web Services
5 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.40%) CSS3
6 4 (1.40%) REST
6 4 (1.40%) WCF
7 3 (1.05%) HTML5
8 2 (0.70%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.70%) J2EE
8 2 (0.70%) Sensu
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.35%) Doctrine
9 1 (0.35%) LESS
9 1 (0.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.42%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.26%) User Experience
4 10 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.51%) CMDB
5 9 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.46%) PKI
7 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) RIA
9 2 (0.70%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) SCADA
9 2 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (27.72%) Windows
2 48 (16.84%) Linux
3 27 (9.47%) CentOS
4 20 (7.02%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.32%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 12 (4.21%) Unix
8 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.11%) HPUX
11 4 (1.40%) Solaris
12 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.88%) Migration
3 27 (9.47%) ITIL
4 24 (8.42%) Configuration Management
5 19 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (6.67%) DevOps
6 16 (5.61%) Performance Management
7 15 (5.26%) Project Management
7 15 (5.26%) Scrum
8 13 (4.56%) Change Management
8 13 (4.56%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.21%) Presales
9 12 (4.21%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.86%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.86%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (3.86%) Service Management
10 11 (3.86%) Visualisation
11 10 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.58%) Python
1 33 (11.58%) Ruby
2 30 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 22 (7.72%) SQL
4 11 (3.86%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.81%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.46%) Perl
6 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.11%) C#
8 5 (1.75%) PHP
8 5 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.40%) C
9 4 (1.40%) Java
10 3 (1.05%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.70%) Scala
12 1 (0.35%) ABAP
12 1 (0.35%) C++
12 1 (0.35%) Go
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 212 (74.39%) SC Cleared
2 31 (10.88%) DV Cleared
3 14 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.21%) CCNA
5 10 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.81%) Degree
7 7 (2.46%) ISEB
8 6 (2.11%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.11%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.40%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.40%) CCNP
9 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.05%) IRCA
11 2 (0.70%) APMP
11 2 (0.70%) CEH
11 2 (0.70%) GIAC
11 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.70%) MCSE
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 3 (1.05%) PMO
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) ISO17020
3 2 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.35%) GPG13
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (10.18%) Docker
2 22 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.11%) Samba
5 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.70%) Snort
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (12.63%) Ansible
2 34 (11.93%) Terraform
3 32 (11.23%) Puppet
4 11 (3.86%) SCCM
5 5 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.40%) Salt
7 3 (1.05%) WSUS
8 2 (0.70%) collectd
8 2 (0.70%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.70%) Kibana
8 2 (0.70%) logstash
8 2 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.70%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.70%) StatsD
9 1 (0.35%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.35%) Rancher
9 1 (0.35%) rkt
9 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (16.14%) Cisco
2 36 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.07%) Juniper
4 18 (6.32%) Oracle
5 12 (4.21%) Fortinet
6 11 (3.86%) Aruba
7 10 (3.51%) BMC
7 10 (3.51%) Citrix
8 9 (3.16%) AppDynamics
8 9 (3.16%) Riverbed
8 9 (3.16%) VMware
9 8 (2.81%) HP
10 6 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.11%) EMC
11 5 (1.75%) Nortel
12 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.40%) SAP
12 4 (1.40%) SevOne
12 4 (1.40%) Sun
13 3 (1.05%) Rackspace
Staffordshire
Washington Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Modis International
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 400-450/day (DOE)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago