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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 15 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.00% 5.93% 6.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.99% 28.28% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 16
Median daily rate £475 £448 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +62.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £376 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £42.48 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.02% -6.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.70 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-11.77% +50.00%

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
79 198 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.80% 20.97% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 84 105
Median daily rate £420 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £17.21 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £35.00 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -2 6 £473 +5.58%
Runcorn -1 3 - -
Chester +7 1 - -
Crewe +5 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 41 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (31.71%) Migration
3 10 (24.39%) Project Management
3 10 (24.39%) Windows
4 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
4 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
5 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
6 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 5 (12.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (12.20%) Windows Phone
7 5 (12.20%) Network Security
8 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
8 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (9.76%) Change Control
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (9.76%) IISP
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
8 4 (9.76%) WAN
8 4 (9.76%) SAP
8 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.76%) CISSP
8 4 (9.76%) CITP

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 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP HCM
1 3 (7.32%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
1 5 (12.20%) Network Security
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 3 (7.32%) DNS
4 2 (4.88%) LDAP
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.44%) IPsec
5 1 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (2.44%) SSH
5 1 (2.44%) SSL
5 1 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Migration Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Migration Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.76%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) SAP HCM Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Domain Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Principal Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
4 5 (12.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (9.76%) CESG
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.76%) Smartphone
6 3 (7.32%) Replication
7 2 (4.88%) PKI
8 1 (2.44%) RIA
8 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Phone
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) HPUX
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Migration
2 10 (24.39%) Project Management
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 4 (9.76%) Change Control
4 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.76%) Information Security
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Network Design
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C#
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) ABAP
2 1 (2.44%) C++
2 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.44%) VB
2 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (9.76%) CISSP
3 4 (9.76%) CITP
3 4 (9.76%) IISP
3 4 (9.76%) MBCS
4 2 (4.88%) CISM
5 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.44%) OpenView
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) F5
5 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) IronPort
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Sophos
5 1 (2.44%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.44%) Sybase
5 1 (2.44%) Trend Micro