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 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 29 54 21
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 42 16 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.45% 1.74% 7.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.17% 11.59% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 24
Median daily rate £425 £475 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +69.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £467 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £16.16 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
144 138 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.68% 15.05% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 70 77
Median daily rate £415 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £256 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £533 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 - 22 £475 -
Crewe +6 4 £394 -
Runcorn +2 2 £400 -13.97%
Macclesfield - 1 £313 -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (44.16%) Migration
3 53 (34.42%) Windows
4 43 (27.92%) Active Directory
5 42 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (22.73%) Windows Server
7 34 (22.08%) Data Centre
8 30 (19.48%) PowerShell
9 27 (17.53%) Test Automation
10 25 (16.23%) Linux
10 25 (16.23%) SharePoint
11 24 (15.58%) SCCM
11 24 (15.58%) Software Engineering
12 23 (14.94%) SCOM
13 22 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (12.34%) AIX
14 19 (12.34%) VMware
15 18 (11.69%) EMC
15 18 (11.69%) Citrix
16 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
16 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
16 17 (11.04%) Skype
17 16 (10.39%) Solaris
17 16 (10.39%) Data Migration
18 15 (9.74%) Juniper
18 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
18 15 (9.74%) SQL
18 15 (9.74%) Firewall
19 14 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 25 (16.23%) SharePoint
2 22 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
3 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.04%) Skype
2 15 (9.74%) Firewall
3 12 (7.79%) DHCP
4 9 (5.84%) WAN
5 6 (3.90%) LAN
6 5 (3.25%) SAN
6 5 (3.25%) SSL
6 5 (3.25%) VPN
7 2 (1.30%) DNS
7 2 (1.30%) MPLS
7 2 (1.30%) Network Security
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.49%) DB2
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 3 (1.95%) Finance
2 2 (1.30%) Military
3 1 (0.65%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Architect
2 15 (9.74%) Designer
3 12 (7.79%) Consultant
3 12 (7.79%) Network Engineer
4 10 (6.49%) Analyst
5 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.90%) Data Centre Manager
8 6 (3.90%) Developer
8 6 (3.90%) Security Architect
8 6 (3.90%) SharePoint Designer
8 6 (3.90%) Storage Specialist
9 5 (3.25%) AIX Architect
9 5 (3.25%) AIX Consultant
9 5 (3.25%) Migration Manager
9 5 (3.25%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (3.25%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.19%) .NET
2 6 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.60%) CSS
4 3 (1.95%) HTML
4 3 (1.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.65%) CSS3
5 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) LINQ
5 1 (0.65%) MFC
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.65%) HACMP
6 1 (0.65%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.65%) PKI
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.42%) Windows
2 35 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (16.23%) Linux
4 19 (12.34%) AIX
5 16 (10.39%) Solaris
6 14 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (8.44%) HPUX
7 13 (8.44%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.49%) Unix
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.65%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.16%) Migration
2 27 (17.53%) Test Automation
3 24 (15.58%) Software Engineering
4 16 (10.39%) Data Migration
5 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.19%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.19%) Service Management
6 7 (4.55%) MVC
7 6 (3.90%) Change Control
7 6 (3.90%) ITIL
7 6 (3.90%) Project Management
8 5 (3.25%) Identity Management
8 5 (3.25%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.60%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.60%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.60%) SIEM
9 4 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.48%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.74%) SQL
3 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.95%) C#
4 3 (1.95%) Java
5 2 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.19%) CCNA
4 7 (4.55%) CCNP
5 5 (3.25%) ISEB
6 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.95%) Degree
7 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.30%) CLAS
8 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CCDP
9 1 (0.65%) CCIE
9 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) HNC
9 1 (0.65%) HND
9 1 (0.65%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.30%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 43 (27.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.49%) vSphere
4 6 (3.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.65%) GPFS
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (15.58%) SCCM
2 23 (14.94%) SCOM
3 6 (3.90%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.30%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) Graylog
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) vRealize
6 1 (0.65%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.34%) VMware
3 18 (11.69%) Citrix
3 18 (11.69%) EMC
4 15 (9.74%) Juniper
5 13 (8.44%) Oracle
6 9 (5.84%) Cisco
7 8 (5.19%) HP
8 6 (3.90%) Brocade
8 6 (3.90%) IBM
9 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.60%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.95%) F5
11 3 (1.95%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.95%) NetApp
11 3 (1.95%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.95%) Sun
12 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.30%) FireEye
12 2 (1.30%) Forcepoint