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 6 December 2016 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 35 47 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -37
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 24 26 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.58% 2.60% 11.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.64% 14.21% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 19
Median daily rate £475 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £375 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £17.77 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +96.05%
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
106 183 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.82% 18.32% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 105 92
Median daily rate £520 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +19.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £235 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.77 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.17% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £33.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +5 12 £578 +28.33%
Runcorn -1 2 £398 +6.00%
Crewe -2 2 - -
Chester -1 1 £425 +6.25%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 59 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.68%) Migration
3 21 (35.59%) Windows
4 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
5 14 (23.73%) Citrix
5 14 (23.73%) HPUX
6 13 (22.03%) Linux
6 13 (22.03%) Oracle
6 13 (22.03%) Project Management
7 11 (18.64%) AIX
7 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
8 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (16.95%) SQL
8 10 (16.95%) EMC
9 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.25%) Mainframe
9 9 (15.25%) DB2
9 9 (15.25%) Solaris
9 9 (15.25%) DHCP
9 9 (15.25%) WAN
10 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
11 7 (11.86%) LAN
11 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
12 6 (10.17%) Blackberry
13 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
13 5 (8.47%) Change Management
13 5 (8.47%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DHCP
1 9 (15.25%) WAN
2 7 (11.86%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) Firewall
3 5 (8.47%) SSL
4 4 (6.78%) Network Security
5 2 (3.39%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) LDAP
5 2 (3.39%) MPLS
5 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.39%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Architect
2 6 (10.17%) Lead Architect
2 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
3 4 (6.78%) AIX Architect
3 4 (6.78%) Analyst
3 4 (6.78%) Consultant
3 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Data Architect
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre Architect
4 3 (5.08%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Migration Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Migration Project Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.69%) CSS
1 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.69%) jQuery
1 1 (1.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Mainframe
3 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (6.78%) CESG
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.78%) Replication
5 4 (6.78%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.39%) PKI
7 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) HPUX
3 13 (22.03%) Linux
4 11 (18.64%) AIX
5 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.25%) Solaris
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.47%) Unix
8 5 (8.47%) Windows Phone
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.69%) Android
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Migration
2 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
4 5 (8.47%) Change Control
4 5 (8.47%) Change Management
4 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.78%) Information Security
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
6 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.08%) ETL
6 3 (5.08%) Load Testing
6 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.39%) SDLC
7 2 (3.39%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) ABAP
3 1 (1.69%) C++
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (6.78%) CISSP
3 4 (6.78%) CITP
3 4 (6.78%) IISP
3 4 (6.78%) MBCS
4 2 (3.39%) CISM
5 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) XenApp
3 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.39%) OpenView
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Citrix
2 13 (22.03%) Oracle
3 10 (16.95%) EMC
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.47%) Juniper
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) IBM
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco
7 3 (5.08%) F5
7 3 (5.08%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.39%) Sybase
8 2 (3.39%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) Apple
9 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) SAP
9 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.69%) Tripwire