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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 55 12 32
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +20
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 25 88 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.52% 10.68% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.03% 50.57% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 40 9
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£433 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £134 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+59.49% -8.13%
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
156 174 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.73% 21.12% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 87 49
Average daily rate £420 £385 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £579 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.20 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Crewe +6 13 - -
Runcorn 0 7 £500 +85.18% 2
Warrington -33 4 £391 -23.28% 1
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) Oracle
3 24 (32.88%) Windows
4 21 (28.77%) SQL
5 20 (27.40%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (27.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 17 (23.29%) Finance
7 16 (21.92%) Incident Management
8 15 (20.55%) HTML
8 15 (20.55%) CRM
9 14 (19.18%) Internet
10 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
10 13 (17.81%) ITIL
11 12 (16.44%) Local Government
12 11 (15.07%) SLA
13 10 (13.70%) .NET
14 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
14 9 (12.33%) C#
14 9 (12.33%) IBM Notes
14 9 (12.33%) Lotus
15 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
16 7 (9.59%) Migration
16 7 (9.59%) DNS
16 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
17 6 (8.22%) WAN
17 6 (8.22%) DHCP
17 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (8.22%) HP
17 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
17 6 (8.22%) Service Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 9 (12.33%) IBM Notes
2 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) Internet
2 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.22%) WAN
3 6 (8.22%) DHCP
4 5 (6.85%) MPLS
5 3 (4.11%) SSL
6 2 (2.74%) HTTP
6 2 (2.74%) VPN
6 2 (2.74%) LAN
6 2 (2.74%) DMVPN
6 2 (2.74%) WAAS
7 1 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.37%) Firewall
7 1 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Local Government
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Consultant
3 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) Oracle Consultant
4 11 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Service Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Architect
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Developer
5 8 (10.96%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Technical Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support
7 6 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (8.22%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (6.85%) E-Business Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.48%) CRM Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Business Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle CRM Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Functional Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) HTML
2 10 (13.70%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) XML
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
4 2 (2.74%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.37%) CSS3
5 1 (1.37%) HTML5
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.11%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) CMDB
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
2 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
2 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.37%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Incident Management
2 15 (20.55%) CRM
3 13 (17.81%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Migration
5 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
5 6 (8.22%) Change Control
6 5 (6.85%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (6.85%) Data Management
6 5 (6.85%) Validation
7 4 (5.48%) Workflow
7 4 (5.48%) EAM
7 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.74%) SOA
8 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) C
5 2 (2.74%) VBScript
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.74%) XPath
6 1 (1.37%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) MCP
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
3 1 (1.37%) JNCIE
3 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.37%) CISM
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CCIE
3 1 (1.37%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) XenApp
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.74%) XenServer
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) OpenView
2 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) OVSD
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Oracle
2 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) Lotus
4 6 (8.22%) HP
5 4 (5.48%) Juniper
5 4 (5.48%) EMC
5 4 (5.48%) NetApp
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) Websense
8 1 (1.37%) Tableau
8 1 (1.37%) F5
8 1 (1.37%) Informatica
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat