Period
to 10 July 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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 312 487 426
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.87% 10.50% 8.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.35% 51.92% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 302 213
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £251
90th Percentile £638 £625 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -60.00% +26.32%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £21.16 £46.35 £46.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +105.26% -49.33%

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 517 938 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.96% 20.22% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 536 524
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.94% +2.97%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £213
90th Percentile £637 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 55
Median hourly rate £15.85 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.48% +9.01% -11.63%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.32 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

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 10 July 2020.

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
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 10 July 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 +9 63 £413 -9.59% 9
Shropshire +3 50 £475 -4.76% 2
Warwickshire +21 36 £375 -6.25% 2
Herefordshire 0 36 £500 +28.21% 6
Solihull -1 19 - - 3
Worcestershire 0 13 £550 +10.00% 10
Staffordshire +20 12 £375 +9.09% 2
Coventry +11 11 £525 +23.53% 2
Wolverhampton - 8 £550 -
Sutton Coldfield 0 2 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 189 (60.58%) SC Cleared
2 90 (28.85%) DV Cleared
3 74 (23.72%) Microsoft
4 70 (22.44%) Cisco
5 67 (21.47%) Oracle
6 61 (19.55%) Migration
7 60 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (18.91%) Public Sector
9 56 (17.95%) Azure
10 45 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (13.78%) WAN
12 41 (13.14%) Juniper
13 40 (12.82%) AWS
14 38 (12.18%) Linux
14 38 (12.18%) SQL
15 37 (11.86%) Firewall
16 36 (11.54%) Dell
17 34 (10.90%) VoIP
18 33 (10.58%) CCNP
18 33 (10.58%) Project Management
19 32 (10.26%) BGP
20 31 (9.94%) SharePoint
20 31 (9.94%) VMware
21 30 (9.62%) VPN
21 30 (9.62%) Confluence
21 30 (9.62%) Unified Communications
21 30 (9.62%) JIRA
22 29 (9.29%) PowerShell
22 29 (9.29%) LAN
22 29 (9.29%) Telecoms

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 31 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 30 (9.62%) Confluence
3 19 (6.09%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.53%) SAS
5 8 (2.56%) IIS
6 6 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.28%) Mule
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.56%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) assyst
2 4 (1.28%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.64%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.95%) Azure
2 40 (12.82%) AWS
3 11 (3.53%) Office 365
4 9 (2.88%) PaaS
5 7 (2.24%) IaaS
5 7 (2.24%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.92%) GCP
6 6 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.60%) Yammer
8 4 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.96%) GitHub
9 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.96%) SaaS
10 2 (0.64%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.64%) Trello
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.32%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.78%) WAN
2 37 (11.86%) Firewall
3 34 (10.90%) VoIP
4 32 (10.26%) BGP
5 30 (9.62%) Unified Communications
5 30 (9.62%) VPN
6 29 (9.29%) LAN
7 21 (6.73%) EIGRP
7 21 (6.73%) OSPF
7 21 (6.73%) Skype
8 20 (6.41%) Cisco ISE
8 20 (6.41%) IPsec
9 18 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (5.77%) DMVPN
10 13 (4.17%) MPLS
11 11 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (2.88%) Junos
12 9 (2.88%) Wireless
13 7 (2.24%) Internet
14 4 (1.28%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.41%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.92%) MySQL
4 6 (1.92%) Power BI
5 4 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.28%) Pentaho
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.96%) MS Access
6 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.64%) Big Data
7 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 30 (9.62%) JIRA
2 16 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.24%) Maven
4 7 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.92%) GitLab
5 6 (1.92%) JUnit
6 5 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.60%) Selenium
6 5 (1.60%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.28%) Mockito
7 4 (1.28%) Postman
7 4 (1.28%) Toad
8 3 (0.96%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.96%) DbUnit
8 3 (0.96%) jMock
8 3 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (18.91%) Public Sector
2 29 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.41%) Finance
4 10 (3.21%) Military
4 10 (3.21%) Police
5 7 (2.24%) Electronics
5 7 (2.24%) Marketing
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.28%) Law
7 4 (1.28%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 51 (16.35%) Analyst
2 46 (14.74%) Network Engineer
3 33 (10.58%) Architect
4 24 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 19 (6.09%) Developer
5 19 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.49%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
8 13 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.17%) Consultant
8 13 (4.17%) Network Support
8 13 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
9 12 (3.85%) Author
9 12 (3.85%) DBA
9 12 (3.85%) Design Engineer
9 12 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 12 (3.85%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.81%) XML
2 14 (4.49%) HTML
3 12 (3.85%) .NET
4 11 (3.53%) CSS
5 8 (2.56%) jQuery
5 8 (2.56%) SOAP
6 7 (2.24%) JSON
6 7 (2.24%) Node.js
7 5 (1.60%) Spring
8 4 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (1.28%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.28%) JPA
8 4 (1.28%) Middleware
8 4 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.28%) RESTful
8 4 (1.28%) Web Services
9 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.96%) J2EE
9 3 (0.96%) PowerMock
10 2 (0.64%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.13%) PKI
3 13 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.28%) IVR
6 4 (1.28%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.28%) User Experience
7 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.96%) Equities
8 2 (0.64%) Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) NHS
9 1 (0.32%) CCTV
9 1 (0.32%) CESG
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.18%) Linux
2 25 (8.01%) Windows
3 17 (5.45%) Unix
4 11 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.92%) Android
7 5 (1.60%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.60%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.32%) HPUX
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.55%) Migration
2 60 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.58%) Project Management
4 28 (8.97%) DevOps
5 26 (8.33%) ITIL
6 24 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 22 (7.05%) Software Engineering
8 21 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (6.09%) Data Migration
9 19 (6.09%) Project Delivery
10 18 (5.77%) Change Management
11 17 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.45%) Service Management
12 16 (5.13%) User Stories
13 15 (4.81%) Analytics
13 15 (4.81%) Network Design
14 14 (4.49%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.49%) Incident Management
14 14 (4.49%) Scrum
14 14 (4.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.18%) SQL
2 29 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.69%) Python
4 19 (6.09%) Java
5 15 (4.81%) C#
6 11 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.56%) VBScript
8 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.96%) Ruby
8 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.64%) Ada
9 2 (0.64%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.64%) Perl
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) ES6
10 1 (0.32%) Go
10 1 (0.32%) Java 8
10 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 189 (60.58%) SC Cleared
2 90 (28.85%) DV Cleared
3 45 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (10.58%) CCNP
5 27 (8.65%) CISSP
6 26 (8.33%) CCIE
7 25 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (6.73%) CCDP
9 18 (5.77%) Degree
10 17 (5.45%) CCNA
11 15 (4.81%) CCIE Collaboration
12 14 (4.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (2.56%) CCDA
13 8 (2.56%) MCSE
14 7 (2.24%) GIAC
14 7 (2.24%) ISTQB
14 7 (2.24%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.60%) CCDE
15 5 (1.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.73%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) SLA
3 4 (1.28%) COBIT
3 4 (1.28%) NIST
3 4 (1.28%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 27 (8.65%) Hyper-V
2 24 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.28%) HDFS
6 3 (0.96%) Docker
6 3 (0.96%) Postfix
6 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.32%) SRDF
8 1 (0.32%) vCloud
8 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (7.69%) Terraform
2 8 (2.56%) ZABBIX
3 7 (2.24%) Ansible
4 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.64%) Consul
6 2 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.64%) Packer
6 2 (0.64%) SCCM
6 2 (0.64%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) SCSM
6 2 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.64%) vRealize
6 2 (0.64%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 74 (23.72%) Microsoft
2 70 (22.44%) Cisco
3 67 (21.47%) Oracle
4 41 (13.14%) Juniper
5 36 (11.54%) Dell
6 31 (9.94%) VMware
7 20 (6.41%) Splunk
8 18 (5.77%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.88%) SAP
10 8 (2.56%) AppDynamics
10 8 (2.56%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.56%) Google
11 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.96%) BMC
13 3 (0.96%) IBM
13 3 (0.96%) Informatica
13 3 (0.96%) Remedy
13 3 (0.96%) Trillium
13 3 (0.96%) Veeam