Period
to 15 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 26 10
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 414 268 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.03% 5.52% 9.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.28% 32.17% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 126 334
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £191 £258
90th Percentile £538 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +3.91% +5.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £47.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.63% +163.89% -52.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £22.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.70 £61.98 £46.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% -2.91%

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 1,003 833 1,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 17.17% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 463 703
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £218 £195 £231
90th Percentile £544 £527 £541
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.89% +32.61% -26.84%
10th Percentile £14.58 £11.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £50.90 £50.00 £42.60
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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

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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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +21 103 £450 - 26
Shropshire -32 85 £468 +0.54% 10
Herefordshire +5 48 £375 +4.17%
Worcestershire +11 44 £438 - 23
Staffordshire +9 31 £450 +14.29% 13
Solihull +4 26 - - 4
Coventry -8 24 £413 +111.54% 1
Warwickshire +17 9 £300 -22.58% 4
Sutton Coldfield 0 8 £523 +13.59%
Wolverhampton -4 1 £387 +109.19%
Walsall - 1 £169 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 281 (67.87%) SC Cleared
2 143 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (19.32%) Java
4 76 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (17.87%) ITIL
6 73 (17.63%) Oracle
7 63 (15.22%) Cisco
8 62 (14.98%) DV Cleared
9 59 (14.25%) SQL Server
10 57 (13.77%) SQL
10 57 (13.77%) Microsoft
11 56 (13.53%) TDD
12 53 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
13 48 (11.59%) Firewall
13 48 (11.59%) Migration
13 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 47 (11.35%) Kanban
14 47 (11.35%) Web Services
15 43 (10.39%) Git (software)
16 42 (10.14%) Spring
16 42 (10.14%) Windows
16 42 (10.14%) JavaScript
17 41 (9.90%) SOAP
18 40 (9.66%) Middleware
19 38 (9.18%) WAN
19 38 (9.18%) BDD
20 37 (8.94%) CSS
21 36 (8.70%) JIRA
21 36 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (8.45%) Apache Camel

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 18 (4.35%) Documentum
2 15 (3.62%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.90%) Confluence
4 8 (1.93%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.97%) SAS
6 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.72%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.72%) Smallworld
8 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Moodle
9 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.72%) Autodesk Inventor
4 3 (0.72%) GIMP
4 3 (0.72%) MicroStation
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.72%) assyst
3 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.69%) SaaS
5 6 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.45%) Route 53
6 5 (1.21%) PaaS
7 4 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.97%) IaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.48%) Office 365
10 1 (0.24%) Force.com
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.59%) Firewall
2 38 (9.18%) WAN
3 34 (8.21%) Wireless
4 25 (6.04%) Internet
5 17 (4.11%) VPN
6 16 (3.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (3.62%) OSPF
8 10 (2.42%) BGP
8 10 (2.42%) MPLS
9 9 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.93%) HSRP
11 7 (1.69%) VLAN
12 6 (1.45%) SNMP
13 5 (1.21%) DHCP
13 5 (1.21%) DMVPN
13 5 (1.21%) IPsec
13 5 (1.21%) LAN
13 5 (1.21%) Multicast
14 4 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.97%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.21%) MySQL
7 5 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.72%) GIS
9 2 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.48%) OLAP
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.48%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.48%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.24%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 43 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.70%) JIRA
3 30 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 27 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 22 (5.31%) JUnit
6 21 (5.07%) DbUnit
6 21 (5.07%) jMock
6 21 (5.07%) Maven
6 21 (5.07%) Mockito
6 21 (5.07%) SonarQube
7 16 (3.86%) GitLab
7 16 (3.86%) Subversion
8 11 (2.66%) SoapUI
9 8 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.93%) JMeter
9 8 (1.93%) Selenium
10 6 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.45%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (7.97%) Military
2 25 (6.04%) Electronics
2 25 (6.04%) Finance
3 21 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.86%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.86%) Marketing
5 15 (3.62%) Retail
6 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (22.22%) Developer
2 53 (12.80%) Network Engineer
3 45 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 30 (7.25%) Analyst
4 30 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 27 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 26 (6.28%) Consultant
7 22 (5.31%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 21 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.62%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 14 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.38%) Systems Support Engineer
13 13 (3.14%) J2EE Developer
13 13 (3.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 12 (2.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 12 (2.90%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.90%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.35%) Web Services
2 42 (10.14%) Spring
3 41 (9.90%) SOAP
4 40 (9.66%) Middleware
5 37 (8.94%) CSS
6 35 (8.45%) Apache Camel
7 34 (8.21%) Spring Boot
8 33 (7.97%) HTML
9 32 (7.73%) RESTful
10 29 (7.00%) .NET
11 26 (6.28%) REST
12 23 (5.56%) Hibernate
13 21 (5.07%) ASP.NET
13 21 (5.07%) J2EE
13 21 (5.07%) PowerMock
14 17 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (3.86%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.86%) jQuery
16 12 (2.90%) NHibernate
17 9 (2.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.62%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (2.42%) NHS
6 9 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.97%) ASIC
8 4 (0.97%) CPLD
8 4 (0.97%) VHDL
9 3 (0.72%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) User Experience
10 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.24%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.24%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.14%) Windows
2 35 (8.45%) Unix
3 29 (7.00%) Linux
4 22 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.14%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (17.87%) ITIL
4 56 (13.53%) TDD
5 48 (11.59%) Migration
6 47 (11.35%) Kanban
7 38 (9.18%) BDD
8 35 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (8.45%) Scrum
9 31 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (7.00%) ITIL V3
11 28 (6.76%) Open Source
11 28 (6.76%) Project Management
11 28 (6.76%) WAN Optimisation
12 26 (6.28%) Analytics
13 25 (6.04%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.07%) Configuration Management
14 21 (5.07%) DevOps
14 21 (5.07%) PRINCE2
14 21 (5.07%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (19.32%) Java
2 57 (13.77%) SQL
3 42 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.76%) C#
5 19 (4.59%) Java 8
6 16 (3.86%) C
7 14 (3.38%) C++
8 10 (2.42%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.45%) Python
10 5 (1.21%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.97%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.97%) Perl
11 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.24%) ES6
13 1 (0.24%) Go
13 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 281 (67.87%) SC Cleared
2 62 (14.98%) DV Cleared
3 31 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.28%) CCNP
5 24 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (5.07%) Degree
7 12 (2.90%) CISSP
7 12 (2.90%) MCSE
7 12 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.66%) CCNA
9 9 (2.17%) CCIE
9 9 (2.17%) MCITP
10 6 (1.45%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.45%) MCP
11 5 (1.21%) APMP
11 5 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.97%) OCP
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.42%) PMO
2 6 (1.45%) NEBOSH
3 5 (1.21%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.97%) SLA
5 3 (0.72%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.24%) QA
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.14%) vSphere
4 8 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.69%) Docker
6 6 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.97%) Firmware
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (6.04%) Puppet
2 18 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 12 (2.90%) FortiGate
4 10 (2.42%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (1.69%) Ansible
6 7 (1.69%) Terraform
7 6 (1.45%) WSUS
8 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.72%) Salt
9 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.48%) Nessus
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.48%) SCCM
9 2 (0.48%) SCOM
9 2 (0.48%) SELinux
9 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 73 (17.63%) Oracle
2 63 (15.22%) Cisco
3 57 (13.77%) Microsoft
4 33 (7.97%) CheckPoint
4 33 (7.97%) IBM
5 32 (7.73%) McAfee
6 31 (7.49%) Fortinet
7 28 (6.76%) VMware
8 26 (6.28%) F5
9 20 (4.83%) Blue Coat
10 19 (4.59%) Aruba
11 18 (4.35%) Pega
11 18 (4.35%) SAP
12 16 (3.86%) Juniper
13 15 (3.62%) BMC
14 13 (3.14%) HP
15 8 (1.93%) Meraki
16 7 (1.69%) Nokia
17 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
18 5 (1.21%) Splunk