The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 43 10
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -33
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 64 30 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.12% 3.29% 10.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.82% 18.29% 48.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 36
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£430 £360 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.33 £35.00 £11.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.34% +192.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
SC Cleared
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 164 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.75% 17.98% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 98
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.30 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 +16 37 £400 +11.11% 4
Crewe +5 15 £450 -
Runcorn -1 12 £430 +34.37% 1
Daresbury - - - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (29.85%) Finance
3 37 (27.61%) Oracle
4 34 (25.37%) SQL
5 33 (24.63%) ITIL
6 32 (23.88%) Oracle EBS R12
7 31 (23.13%) Oracle EBS
8 28 (20.90%) Service Management
8 28 (20.90%) CRM
8 28 (20.90%) Oracle BI EE
9 25 (18.66%) Windows
10 22 (16.42%) Microsoft
11 21 (15.67%) SLA
12 20 (14.93%) HP
12 20 (14.93%) MS Excel
13 15 (11.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 15 (11.19%) Linux
13 15 (11.19%) Active Directory
14 14 (10.45%) MS Office
15 13 (9.70%) MCP
15 13 (9.70%) IBM Notes
15 13 (9.70%) OpenView
15 13 (9.70%) Lotus
15 13 (9.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (9.70%) Service Delivery
15 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.70%) VMware
15 13 (9.70%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 13 (9.70%) Local Government
16 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (9.70%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) CICS
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (23.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 31 (23.13%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (11.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 13 (9.70%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 11 (8.21%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) DNS
1 3 (2.24%) DHCP
2 1 (0.75%) Connectrix
2 1 (0.75%) Wireless
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) SAN
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.75%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.75%) Adabas
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (29.85%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Local Government
3 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Consultant
2 22 (16.42%) Oracle Consultant
3 20 (14.93%) Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
3 20 (14.93%) Payroll Consultant
4 12 (8.96%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 11 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) Architect
7 9 (6.72%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.22%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.22%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Service Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) Web Services
1 3 (2.24%) XML
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.75%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) RESTful
2 1 (0.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.75%) JSON
2 1 (0.75%) jQuery
2 1 (0.75%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.48%) CESG
2 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) CMDB
4 2 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Open Source
5 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.66%) Windows
2 15 (11.19%) Linux
3 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.72%) UNIX
6 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.99%) Solaris
8 2 (1.49%) CentOS
8 2 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.63%) ITIL
2 28 (20.90%) Service Management
2 28 (20.90%) CRM
3 13 (9.70%) Service Delivery
3 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (5.97%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (5.97%) TOGAF
4 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.22%) Information Security
5 7 (5.22%) Supplier Management
6 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.48%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (4.48%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.73%) Workflow
7 5 (3.73%) Information Security Management
7 5 (3.73%) Security Management
7 5 (3.73%) Data Protection
7 5 (3.73%) Security Architecture
8 4 (2.99%) Performance Management
8 4 (2.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.37%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.49%) C
3 2 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (0.75%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) C++
4 1 (0.75%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.75%) VB
4 1 (0.75%) Scala
4 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.70%) MCP
3 7 (5.22%) CISSP
3 7 (5.22%) CISA
4 4 (2.99%) Degree
5 3 (2.24%) ISEB
6 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.67%) SLA
2 7 (5.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 15 (11.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) XenApp
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) OpenView
1 13 (9.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.73%) SCCM
3 3 (2.24%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (27.61%) Oracle
2 22 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.93%) HP
4 13 (9.70%) Lotus
4 13 (9.70%) VMware
5 8 (5.97%) Citrix
6 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.49%) Brocade
7 2 (1.49%) EMC
7 2 (1.49%) IBM
7 2 (1.49%) CA
8 1 (0.75%) AppSense
8 1 (0.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) Primavera
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco
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