The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 13 30 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 84 37 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.43% 4.89% 8.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.12% 23.13% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 31
Average daily rate £424 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £162 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-28.35% +25.62%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
171 160 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.24% 21.16% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 51 71
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £135 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £53.11 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
SC Cleared
North West

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +11 51 £505 +12.22% 1
Runcorn -1 17 £270 -55.00%
Crewe -2 7 £134 -51.27%
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (29.41%) ITIL
3 28 (20.59%) Service Management
4 27 (19.85%) Finance
5 19 (13.97%) Oracle
6 17 (12.50%) Windows
6 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
8 15 (11.03%) SQL
8 15 (11.03%) Zachman Framework
9 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
10 10 (7.35%) Security Architecture
10 10 (7.35%) Performance Management
10 10 (7.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (7.35%) Asset Management
10 10 (7.35%) Supplier Management
10 10 (7.35%) Strategic Planning
10 10 (7.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 10 (7.35%) Citrix
10 10 (7.35%) CESG
10 10 (7.35%) Data Analysis
10 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.35%) Management Information System
10 10 (7.35%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.62%) CISA
11 9 (6.62%) Information Security Management
11 9 (6.62%) Security Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 8 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.21%) Summit
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.62%) PaaS
1 9 (6.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) LAN
1 9 (6.62%) WAN
2 8 (5.88%) SAN
3 5 (3.68%) Connectrix
3 5 (3.68%) NAS
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.94%) Firewall
5 3 (2.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.74%) DSL
6 1 (0.74%) Wireless
6 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.74%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) Big Data
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.74%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (19.85%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.21%) Back Office
3 3 (2.21%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (22.79%) Architect
2 16 (11.76%) Analyst
3 14 (10.29%) Storage Engineer
4 13 (9.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (8.82%) Consultant
6 11 (8.09%) Senior Architect
7 10 (7.35%) Security Architect
7 10 (7.35%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Payroll Consultant
10 7 (5.15%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Security Architect
11 6 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Management Information System
1 10 (7.35%) CESG
2 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.21%) Replication
4 2 (1.47%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.74%) CMDB
5 1 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) MVS
2 9 (6.62%) VME
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.15%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.41%) ITIL
2 28 (20.59%) Service Management
3 16 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 15 (11.03%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (7.35%) Asset Management
5 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.35%) Data Analysis
5 10 (7.35%) Supplier Management
5 10 (7.35%) Strategic Planning
5 10 (7.35%) Performance Management
5 10 (7.35%) Security Architecture
5 10 (7.35%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.62%) Information Security Management
6 9 (6.62%) Security Management
6 9 (6.62%) High Availability
6 9 (6.62%) Information Security
6 9 (6.62%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) SQL
2 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.62%) CISA
2 9 (6.62%) CISSP
3 7 (5.15%) MCP
4 4 (2.94%) CCNA
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) BS7799
2 7 (5.15%) SLA
3 3 (2.21%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 5 (3.68%) NFS
4 4 (2.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) XenServer
6 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.15%) OpenView
1 7 (5.15%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.68%) SCCM
3 5 (3.68%) SCOM
4 4 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (13.97%) Oracle
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.35%) Citrix
4 9 (6.62%) VMware
5 8 (5.88%) Brocade
5 8 (5.88%) Lotus
5 8 (5.88%) EMC
5 8 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (4.41%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.41%) Symantec
7 5 (3.68%) NetApp
8 4 (2.94%) Cisco
9 1 (0.74%) Dell
9 1 (0.74%) JBoss
9 1 (0.74%) Cognos