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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 9 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 157 264 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.02% 9.61% 6.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.34% 46.40% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 151 92
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -54.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.69 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

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 432 569 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.30% 20.71% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 323 233
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 +9 41 £438 +15.13% 3
Birmingham -18 29 £419 +12.04% 3
Solihull -2 20 - -
Coventry +13 14 £413 +10.20% 1
Worcestershire 0 11 £350 -15.66% 1
Herefordshire -6 9 £650 +52.94% 1
Staffordshire +3 8 £325 -25.71%
Warwickshire -18 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton -5 1 £600 +87.50%
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £313 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 269 (69.15%) SC Cleared
2 75 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 74 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (17.99%) Cisco
5 56 (14.40%) Windows
5 56 (14.40%) LAN
6 50 (12.85%) CSS
7 49 (12.60%) HTML
8 47 (12.08%) Migration
9 44 (11.31%) Juniper
10 43 (11.05%) Linux
11 42 (10.80%) Firewall
12 39 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (9.77%) WAN
14 36 (9.25%) SQL
14 36 (9.25%) DV Cleared
15 35 (9.00%) .NET
16 33 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (7.97%) JavaScript
17 31 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
18 30 (7.71%) Telecoms
19 29 (7.46%) Active Directory
19 29 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (7.20%) Data Centre
20 28 (7.20%) DNS
20 28 (7.20%) ITIL
21 27 (6.94%) Oracle
22 26 (6.68%) Cybersecurity
22 26 (6.68%) Visual Studio
22 26 (6.68%) Project Management

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 21 (5.40%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.86%) Confluence
4 13 (3.34%) CMS
5 11 (2.83%) Drupal
6 10 (2.57%) NServiceBus
6 10 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (2.06%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.03%) Apache
10 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.77%) nginx
11 2 (0.51%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (6.43%) MS Excel
1 25 (6.43%) MS Office
2 6 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.03%) MS Project
4 3 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.51%) assyst
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.51%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.34%) Office 365
4 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.29%) Yammer
7 4 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.03%) IaaS
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.77%) GitHub
8 3 (0.77%) Route 53
8 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) PaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Boomi
10 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.40%) LAN
2 42 (10.80%) Firewall
3 38 (9.77%) WAN
4 28 (7.20%) DNS
5 21 (5.40%) HTTP
6 19 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.37%) Wireless
8 15 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (3.86%) DHCP
9 14 (3.60%) VoIP
10 13 (3.34%) BGP
10 13 (3.34%) VPN
11 12 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (2.83%) OSPF
13 10 (2.57%) Broadband
13 10 (2.57%) Network Security
14 9 (2.31%) Skype
14 9 (2.31%) SSL
15 8 (2.06%) Kerberos
15 8 (2.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.83%) MySQL
3 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.57%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.80%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.54%) Big Data
7 6 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (6.68%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.40%) JIRA
3 18 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (2.31%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.06%) Subversion
7 7 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.77%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.77%) Capybara
9 3 (0.77%) GCC
9 3 (0.77%) git-flow
9 3 (0.77%) JUnit
9 3 (0.77%) RSpec
10 2 (0.51%) Selenium
11 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.26%) MSI
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (7.71%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.40%) Finance
3 8 (2.06%) Marketing
4 4 (1.03%) Publishing
5 3 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.51%) Advertising
6 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.51%) Electronics
6 2 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (12.34%) Developer
2 45 (11.57%) Analyst
3 40 (10.28%) Architect
4 28 (7.20%) Network Engineer
5 27 (6.94%) Designer
6 22 (5.66%) Consultant
6 22 (5.66%) Network Designer
7 18 (4.63%) CRM Developer
8 15 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 14 (3.60%) Software Engineer
10 13 (3.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 13 (3.34%) Security Analyst
11 12 (3.08%) Lead Architect
11 12 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.08%) Telecoms Architect
12 11 (2.83%) Drupal Developer
12 11 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (2.83%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.57%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.85%) CSS
2 49 (12.60%) HTML
3 35 (9.00%) .NET
4 23 (5.91%) WCF
5 17 (4.37%) Web Services
6 16 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (3.60%) HTML5
7 14 (3.60%) Middleware
8 13 (3.34%) .NET Framework
8 13 (3.34%) XML
9 12 (3.08%) SOAP
10 11 (2.83%) jQuery
11 10 (2.57%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (2.57%) StructureMap
12 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
13 3 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.60%) User Experience
4 13 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.34%) PKI
5 9 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.80%) NHS
6 7 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.03%) CESG
9 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.77%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.77%) Social Media
10 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.40%) Windows
2 43 (11.05%) Linux
3 18 (4.63%) CentOS
4 14 (3.60%) Unix
4 14 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (12.08%) Migration
3 28 (7.20%) ITIL
4 26 (6.68%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (6.68%) Project Management
4 26 (6.68%) Scrum
5 21 (5.40%) CRM
5 21 (5.40%) Information Security
5 21 (5.40%) Network Design
6 19 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 19 (4.88%) Web Development
7 18 (4.63%) Configuration Management
8 17 (4.37%) Incident Management
8 17 (4.37%) MVC
8 17 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.11%) Open Source
9 16 (4.11%) Presales
9 16 (4.11%) SIEM
10 15 (3.86%) Service Management
10 15 (3.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.25%) SQL
2 31 (7.97%) JavaScript
3 25 (6.43%) Ruby
4 23 (5.91%) Python
5 18 (4.63%) C#
6 17 (4.37%) Bash Shell
7 16 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.31%) Java
8 9 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.54%) Scala
10 5 (1.29%) C
10 5 (1.29%) PHP
10 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.77%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 269 (69.15%) SC Cleared
2 36 (9.25%) DV Cleared
3 33 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (6.43%) CCNA
5 18 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (4.63%) Degree
6 15 (3.86%) CCNP
7 8 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.80%) CCDA
8 7 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.54%) BICSI Certification
9 6 (1.54%) BICSI RCDD
9 6 (1.54%) CEH
10 5 (1.29%) CCSA
10 5 (1.29%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.29%) MCP
10 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.03%) GCFA
11 4 (1.03%) GCIH
11 4 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.80%) SLA
4 5 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.03%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.03%) PMO
5 4 (1.03%) QA
6 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.77%) GPG13
6 3 (0.77%) RMADS
7 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.60%) Docker
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.26%) Samba
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (5.14%) Ansible
2 19 (4.88%) Puppet
3 18 (4.63%) Terraform
4 9 (2.31%) Nagios
5 6 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.29%) Salt
6 5 (1.29%) SCOM
7 3 (0.77%) collectd
7 3 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.77%) Kibana
7 3 (0.77%) logstash
7 3 (0.77%) StatsD
7 3 (0.77%) WSUS
8 2 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.26%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 70 (17.99%) Cisco
3 44 (11.31%) Juniper
4 27 (6.94%) Oracle
5 21 (5.40%) Fortinet
6 19 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 18 (4.63%) Aruba
8 14 (3.60%) IBM
9 13 (3.34%) BT
10 11 (2.83%) TOWER Software
11 10 (2.57%) F5
11 10 (2.57%) Intel Security
11 10 (2.57%) Nortel
12 9 (2.31%) Capita
13 8 (2.06%) Blue Coat
14 7 (1.80%) VMware
15 6 (1.54%) EMC
15 6 (1.54%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.54%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.29%) HP
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