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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 54 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.32% 6.03% 8.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.13% 27.69% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 18
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£275 £505 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.54% +77.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £338 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £668 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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
192 195 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.02% 21.79% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 49
Average daily rate £350 £420 £247
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +70.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.11% +34.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Warrington -1 44 £275 -49.07% 2
Crewe +6 6 - - 1
Runcorn -1 3 £400 -4.76%
Chester - - - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 67 (45.58%) Oracle
3 49 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (31.97%) SQL
4 47 (31.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 44 (29.93%) Finance
6 31 (21.09%) CRM
7 30 (20.41%) ITIL
8 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (16.33%) Workflow
9 22 (14.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 22 (14.97%) Service Management
10 21 (14.29%) SLA
11 20 (13.61%) PL/SQL
12 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
13 17 (11.56%) HP
13 17 (11.56%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (11.56%) Oracle BI EE
14 16 (10.88%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (10.20%) MS Excel
15 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
15 15 (10.20%) E-business
16 14 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
16 14 (9.52%) XML
16 14 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
17 13 (8.84%) MS Office
18 12 (8.16%) MCP
18 12 (8.16%) Windows
18 12 (8.16%) IBM Notes
18 12 (8.16%) Lotus

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (14.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (8.16%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) Documentum
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 49 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (31.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (8.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 11 (7.48%) Oracle iProcurement
6 8 (5.44%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (5.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (5.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (5.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 7 (4.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 6 (4.08%) Oracle CRM
9 4 (2.72%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Internet
2 5 (3.40%) Firewall
3 4 (2.72%) DNS
3 4 (2.72%) DHCP
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) Oracle Reports
1 17 (11.56%) Oracle BI EE
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.36%) BODI
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (29.93%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Local Government
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.44%) General Ledger
5 6 (4.08%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Consultant
2 37 (25.17%) Oracle Consultant
3 31 (21.09%) Developer
4 20 (13.61%) Oracle Developer
5 17 (11.56%) Analyst
6 16 (10.88%) Functional Consultant
7 15 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (10.20%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.48%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 11 (7.48%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 10 (6.80%) E-Business Consultant
10 9 (6.12%) Architect
10 9 (6.12%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
10 9 (6.12%) Payroll Consultant
11 8 (5.44%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (5.44%) SQL Developer
11 8 (5.44%) .NET Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Service Manager
12 7 (4.76%) Oracle Financials Consultant
12 7 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) XML
2 10 (6.80%) .NET
3 6 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (1.36%) REST
4 2 (1.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.68%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) CSS3
5 1 (0.68%) jQuery
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.08%) CESG
2 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.72%) Replication
3 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.36%) SCORM
6 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Physics
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) UNIX
3 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.08%) Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Solaris
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.36%) CentOS
6 2 (1.36%) AIX
6 2 (1.36%) HPUX
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.09%) CRM
2 30 (20.41%) ITIL
3 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (16.33%) Workflow
4 22 (14.97%) Service Management
5 15 (10.20%) E-business
6 11 (7.48%) Service Delivery
6 11 (7.48%) EAM
7 8 (5.44%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.44%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (5.44%) Cash Management
8 7 (4.76%) Migration
8 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.76%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.08%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.08%) Information Security
9 6 (4.08%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.40%) ITSM
10 5 (3.40%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) SQL
2 20 (13.61%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.12%) C#
4 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.36%) XPath
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.16%) MCP
3 6 (4.08%) CISSP
4 5 (3.40%) CISA
5 4 (2.72%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.29%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) BS7799
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) SRDF
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) OpenView
1 12 (8.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (45.58%) Oracle
2 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.56%) HP
4 12 (8.16%) Lotus
5 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.40%) IBM
6 5 (3.40%) VMware
7 4 (2.72%) F5
7 4 (2.72%) Cisco
8 3 (2.04%) Mitel
9 2 (1.36%) Brocade
9 2 (1.36%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.36%) EMC
9 2 (1.36%) Compuware
10 1 (0.68%) Citrix
10 1 (0.68%) CA
10 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint