Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 25 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 401 271 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.90% 5.90% 9.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.43% 33.58% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 130 332
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.36% +7.67% -6.54%
10th Percentile £287 £195 £275
90th Percentile £530 £515 £525
England median daily rate £455 £430 £419
% change year-on-year +5.81% +2.69% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -2.78% +30.91%
10th Percentile £17.18 £17.43 £13.05
90th Percentile £56.00 £66.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £31.59 £30.75 £28.63
% change year-on-year +2.72% +7.42% +2.23%

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 968 807 1,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.08% 17.55% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 452 705
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £246
90th Percentile £538 £525 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -20.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £42.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.18 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.03% +6.60% +13.33%

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 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +36 125 £425 -5.56% 17
Shropshire -28 76 £473 -0.53% 16
Solihull +2 43 £375 -1.32% 3
Coventry -3 34 £450 +130.77% 4
Herefordshire +3 29 £388 +3.33% 6
Worcestershire +10 24 £438 - 10
Staffordshire +3 19 £450 +23.71% 6
Sutton Coldfield 0 15 £531 +15.49% 1
Warwickshire +11 8 £370 -4.52% 6
Wolverhampton -6 1 £387 +109.19%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 295 (73.57%) SC Cleared
2 121 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.95%) Java
4 79 (19.70%) Cisco
5 60 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (13.72%) Firewall
7 53 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (12.97%) Microsoft
8 52 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (12.72%) SQL
9 51 (12.72%) TDD
10 49 (12.22%) Windows
11 47 (11.72%) Oracle
12 46 (11.47%) WAN
13 45 (11.22%) Migration
14 44 (10.97%) Web Services
14 44 (10.97%) ITIL
14 44 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (9.98%) RESTful
16 39 (9.73%) Git (software)
16 39 (9.73%) BDD
16 39 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (9.73%) JavaScript
17 38 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
17 38 (9.48%) Scrum
17 38 (9.48%) Spring
18 36 (8.98%) Jenkins
18 36 (8.98%) Apache Camel
19 35 (8.73%) DevOps
20 34 (8.48%) Kanban

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 12 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.74%) Confluence
3 10 (2.49%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.00%) Documentum
5 4 (1.00%) SAS
6 3 (0.75%) Apache
6 3 (0.75%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.75%) Smallworld
6 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Moodle
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.24%) GIMP
3 9 (2.24%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.75%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.75%) MicroStation
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.75%) assyst
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (4.49%) SaaS
5 13 (3.24%) IaaS
6 12 (2.99%) PaaS
7 11 (2.74%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.49%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (2.49%) Route 53
9 8 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.75%) Office 365
11 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.25%) Force.com
12 1 (0.25%) GitHub
12 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.25%) npm
12 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.72%) Firewall
2 46 (11.47%) WAN
3 30 (7.48%) Wireless
4 20 (4.99%) VPN
5 19 (4.74%) Internet
6 14 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (2.99%) Cisco ISE
7 12 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.00%) BGP
8 8 (2.00%) MPLS
8 8 (2.00%) OSPF
8 8 (2.00%) SNMP
9 7 (1.75%) VLAN
10 6 (1.50%) DHCP
10 6 (1.50%) Junos
10 6 (1.50%) LAN
10 6 (1.50%) SDH
11 4 (1.00%) IPsec
11 4 (1.00%) Multicast
11 4 (1.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.75%) GIS
7 2 (0.50%) MySQL
7 2 (0.50%) OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.50%) SAS EBI
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.25%) Power BI
8 1 (0.25%) Semantic Layer
8 1 (0.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 39 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.98%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 24 (5.99%) JUnit
5 23 (5.74%) JIRA
6 22 (5.49%) DbUnit
6 22 (5.49%) jMock
6 22 (5.49%) Maven
6 22 (5.49%) Mockito
6 22 (5.49%) SonarQube
7 15 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.74%) Selenium
8 13 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.49%) Subversion
10 9 (2.24%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.75%) JMeter
12 6 (1.50%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.50%) Toad
12 6 (1.50%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (5.99%) Electronics
2 21 (5.24%) Retail
3 20 (4.99%) Finance
4 19 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.24%) Military
6 11 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.74%) Marketing
7 6 (1.50%) Law
8 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.75%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 92 (22.94%) Developer
2 59 (14.71%) Network Engineer
3 47 (11.72%) Java Developer
4 31 (7.73%) Analyst
5 27 (6.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 23 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (4.74%) Consultant
8 19 (4.74%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.49%) Implementation Engineer
10 17 (4.24%) Deployment Engineer
11 16 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (3.74%) J2EE Developer
12 15 (3.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 13 (3.24%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Design Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.97%) Web Services
2 40 (9.98%) RESTful
3 38 (9.48%) Spring
4 36 (8.98%) Apache Camel
5 33 (8.23%) Spring Boot
6 32 (7.98%) SOAP
7 30 (7.48%) CSS
8 29 (7.23%) .NET
9 27 (6.73%) HTML
10 22 (5.49%) J2EE
10 22 (5.49%) PowerMock
11 21 (5.24%) Middleware
12 19 (4.74%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.74%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.74%) jQuery
13 15 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (3.24%) REST
15 11 (2.74%) .NET Framework
16 10 (2.49%) CSS3
16 10 (2.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.49%) User Experience
5 11 (2.74%) NHS
6 10 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.75%) ASIC
10 3 (0.75%) CMDB
10 3 (0.75%) CPLD
10 3 (0.75%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) VHDL
11 2 (0.50%) e-Health
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.22%) Windows
2 28 (6.98%) Linux
2 28 (6.98%) Unix
3 25 (6.23%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.24%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (12.72%) TDD
4 45 (11.22%) Migration
5 44 (10.97%) ITIL
6 39 (9.73%) BDD
6 39 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.48%) Scrum
8 35 (8.73%) DevOps
9 34 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (8.48%) Kanban
10 24 (5.99%) WAN Optimisation
11 21 (5.24%) Analytics
11 21 (5.24%) Project Management
12 20 (4.99%) Configuration Management
12 20 (4.99%) Service Delivery
13 19 (4.74%) Open Source
13 19 (4.74%) Service Management
14 18 (4.49%) ITIL V3
14 18 (4.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.95%) Java
2 51 (12.72%) SQL
3 39 (9.73%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.74%) C#
5 14 (3.49%) Java 8
6 10 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.49%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.24%) C
7 9 (2.24%) C++
7 9 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.00%) PHP
8 8 (2.00%) Python
8 8 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.25%) Perl
10 4 (1.00%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.00%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.75%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.25%) Go
12 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 295 (73.57%) SC Cleared
2 38 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (8.23%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.99%) CCNP
5 18 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (3.74%) CCNA
6 15 (3.74%) Degree
7 13 (3.24%) CCIE
8 9 (2.24%) ISEB
8 9 (2.24%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.75%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.75%) CISSP
10 6 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.50%) MCITP
10 6 (1.50%) MCSE
10 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.25%) APMP
11 5 (1.25%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.25%) HNC
11 5 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) PMO
2 6 (1.50%) NEBOSH
3 5 (1.25%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) GDPR
4 3 (0.75%) QA
4 3 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.24%) Docker
3 15 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.99%) vSphere
5 3 (0.75%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) iptables
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) Squid
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (3.99%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.74%) Puppet
3 12 (2.99%) WSUS
4 11 (2.74%) Terraform
5 9 (2.24%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (2.24%) SCOM
6 7 (1.75%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.00%) SELinux
8 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.75%) SCCM
9 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.50%) Netcool
9 2 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.50%) Opsview
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 79 (19.70%) Cisco
2 52 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 47 (11.72%) Oracle
4 28 (6.98%) CheckPoint
4 28 (6.98%) Fortinet
5 27 (6.73%) McAfee
6 24 (5.99%) BMC
6 24 (5.99%) IBM
7 23 (5.74%) Juniper
8 22 (5.49%) Meraki
9 21 (5.24%) Aruba
10 20 (4.99%) F5
11 18 (4.49%) VMware
12 14 (3.49%) Blue Coat
13 13 (3.24%) SAP
14 11 (2.74%) HP
15 10 (2.49%) Nokia
16 9 (2.24%) Splunk
17 7 (1.75%) Pega
17 7 (1.75%) Riverbed