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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 46 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 34 82 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.39% 10.28% 4.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.21% 49.10% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 40 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £137 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.87% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -18.18%
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
177 167 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.65% 20.93% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 82 49
Average daily rate £405 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £139 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £607 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £53.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 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 4 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 +1 13 - -
Warrington -27 12 £356 -30.27%
Runcorn +1 8 £438 +62.03%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 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 87 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (44.83%) Oracle
3 31 (35.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (33.33%) SQL
5 27 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
6 25 (28.74%) Finance
7 23 (26.44%) Windows
8 21 (24.14%) CRM
9 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
10 15 (17.24%) HTML
11 14 (16.09%) ITIL
11 14 (16.09%) Internet
12 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
13 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (13.79%) SLA
13 12 (13.79%) PL/SQL
13 12 (13.79%) Local Government
14 11 (12.64%) Workflow
15 10 (11.49%) .NET
16 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.34%) C#
16 9 (10.34%) IBM Notes
16 9 (10.34%) Lotus
16 9 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
17 8 (9.20%) XML
18 7 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (8.05%) HP
18 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
18 7 (8.05%) DNS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (10.34%) IBM Notes
1 9 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) DHCP
4 5 (5.75%) WAN
5 4 (4.60%) MPLS
6 2 (2.30%) WAAS
6 2 (2.30%) DMVPN
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) SSL
6 2 (2.30%) HTTP
6 2 (2.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
7 1 (1.15%) Intranet
7 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Local Government
3 5 (5.75%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Consultant
3 21 (24.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 14 (16.09%) Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Service Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (9.20%) SQL Developer
6 8 (9.20%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Desktop Support
7 7 (8.05%) Architect
7 7 (8.05%) E-Business Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.75%) Oracle CRM Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) CRM Consultant
10 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) HTML
2 10 (11.49%) .NET
3 8 (9.20%) XML
4 2 (2.30%) REST
4 2 (2.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
5 1 (1.15%) jQuery
5 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.60%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) SCORM
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) CESG
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (4.60%) UNIX
2 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) CRM
2 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
3 14 (16.09%) ITIL
4 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (12.64%) Workflow
6 7 (8.05%) E-business
6 7 (8.05%) Service Management
6 7 (8.05%) EAM
7 6 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (6.90%) Change Control
7 6 (6.90%) Migration
8 5 (5.75%) Validation
8 5 (5.75%) Data Management
8 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.30%) Cash Management
11 2 (2.30%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (13.79%) PL/SQL
3 9 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (3.45%) C
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.30%) XPath
5 2 (2.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) MCP
3 1 (1.15%) CCIE
3 1 (1.15%) CCDP
3 1 (1.15%) CISSP
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.15%) CISM
3 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.15%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
3 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
3 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) COBIT
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (3.45%) XenApp
2 2 (2.30%) XenServer
2 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) Firmware
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) OpenView
2 5 (5.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.15%) OVSD
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (44.83%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.34%) Lotus
4 7 (8.05%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) NetApp
5 3 (3.45%) Juniper
5 3 (3.45%) EMC
5 3 (3.45%) Citrix
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Websense
7 1 (1.15%) Tableau
7 1 (1.15%) F5
7 1 (1.15%) Mitel