The first table below looks at the demand for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 54 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.78% 4.04% 7.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.58% 19.87% 45.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £320 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £435 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £366 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.09% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.12 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-13.09% -7.69%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
171 156 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.46% 20.34% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 65
Average daily rate £310 £320 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £428 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 10
Average hourly rate £16.84 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cheshire region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cheshire region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 33 £100 -72.22% 3
Runcorn -1 10 £280 -12.50%
Crewe - 6 £132 - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (29.50%) Finance
3 34 (24.46%) SQL
3 34 (24.46%) Oracle
4 33 (23.74%) Windows
5 32 (23.02%) ITIL
6 31 (22.30%) Oracle EBS
7 27 (19.42%) Service Management
7 27 (19.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 25 (17.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 25 (17.99%) CRM
9 24 (17.27%) Microsoft
10 22 (15.83%) MS Excel
11 21 (15.11%) Active Directory
12 20 (14.39%) VMware
13 19 (13.67%) HP
14 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (12.95%) SLA
14 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (12.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 15 (10.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 15 (10.79%) Citrix
17 13 (9.35%) OpenView
17 13 (9.35%) MCP
17 13 (9.35%) MS Office
17 13 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (9.35%) Windows 7
18 12 (8.63%) Performance Management
19 11 (7.91%) Lotus
19 11 (7.91%) IBM Notes

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.91%) IBM Notes
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) CICS
Applications
1 22 (15.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (22.30%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (19.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (12.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 15 (10.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 10 (7.19%) Oracle Payroll
6 6 (4.32%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Connectrix
1 5 (3.60%) SAN
2 3 (2.16%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.99%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (29.50%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Local Government
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.16%) Back Office
4 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (17.27%) Consultant
2 21 (15.11%) Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 19 (13.67%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
3 19 (13.67%) Payroll Consultant
4 12 (8.63%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (8.63%) Architect
5 11 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.91%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 8 (5.76%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.04%) Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.32%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.32%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) jQuery
2 1 (0.72%) Dojo
2 1 (0.72%) RESTful
2 1 (0.72%) JSON
2 1 (0.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.88%) CMDB
3 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.44%) CESG
5 1 (0.72%) Statistics
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.74%) Windows
2 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (9.35%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.19%) Linux
5 7 (5.04%) Windows Vista
6 4 (2.88%) UNIX
7 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) ITIL
2 27 (19.42%) Service Management
3 25 (17.99%) CRM
4 13 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.63%) Performance Management
6 9 (6.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.47%) Zachman Framework
6 9 (6.47%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (5.04%) Workflow
8 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.32%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (3.60%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.88%) Project Management
10 4 (2.88%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.16%) Supplier Management
11 3 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.16%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.16%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) SQL
2 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.44%) C
3 2 (1.44%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) Scala
4 1 (0.72%) Ruby
4 1 (0.72%) C++
4 1 (0.72%) Java
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
4 1 (0.72%) VB
4 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) MCP
3 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.16%) CISA
4 3 (2.16%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 21 (15.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.04%) XenApp
3 5 (3.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (1.44%) vSphere
4 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.72%) XenServer
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) OpenView
2 10 (7.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (5.76%) SCCM
4 7 (5.04%) SCOM
5 3 (2.16%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (24.46%) Oracle
2 24 (17.27%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.39%) VMware
4 19 (13.67%) HP
5 15 (10.79%) Citrix
6 11 (7.91%) Lotus
7 5 (3.60%) Brocade
7 5 (3.60%) EMC
8 3 (2.16%) Symantec
9 1 (0.72%) AppSense
9 1 (0.72%) SAP
9 1 (0.72%) Primavera
9 1 (0.72%) CA