The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 35 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 51 92 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.18% 11.72% 5.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.55% 57.14% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 14
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£463 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £135 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £637 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.09%
Security 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
152 161 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.43% 20.51% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 80 51
Average daily rate £420 £397 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £142 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £610 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 13
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Cheshire region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Cheshire region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 18 £450 -14.69%
Crewe +5 13 - -
Runcorn -1 7 £500 +85.18% 3
Chester 0 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 75 (60.48%) SC Cleared
2 39 (31.45%) Oracle
3 32 (25.81%) SQL
4 31 (25.00%) Windows
5 27 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (20.16%) HTML
7 23 (18.55%) Oracle EBS
8 22 (17.74%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (16.13%) Finance
9 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 19 (15.32%) CRM
11 16 (12.90%) Java
11 16 (12.90%) Incident Management
12 15 (12.10%) ITIL
12 15 (12.10%) Internet
13 13 (10.48%) SLA
14 12 (9.68%) Local Government
14 12 (9.68%) DV Cleared
14 12 (9.68%) CSS
15 11 (8.87%) .NET
15 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
15 11 (8.87%) Management Information System
16 10 (8.06%) Lotus
16 10 (8.06%) IBM Notes
16 10 (8.06%) JUnit
16 10 (8.06%) jQuery
16 10 (8.06%) Data Management
17 9 (7.26%) TDD
17 9 (7.26%) SQL Server

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.06%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.03%) Oracle Spatial
2 5 (4.03%) ArcGIS
2 5 (4.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
4 2 (1.61%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Node.js
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (4.03%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) GitHub
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) Internet
2 7 (5.65%) WAN
2 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.65%) DNS
3 6 (4.84%) DHCP
4 5 (4.03%) MPLS
5 3 (2.42%) LAN
5 3 (2.42%) SSL
6 2 (1.61%) WAAS
6 2 (1.61%) DMVPN
6 2 (1.61%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) VLAN
7 1 (0.81%) Firewall
7 1 (0.81%) Intranet
7 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.61%) Big Data
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (8.06%) JUnit
2 9 (7.26%) Ant
3 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.81%) MSI
6 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.81%) Capybara
6 1 (0.81%) RSpec
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Local Government
3 4 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Developer
2 23 (18.55%) Analyst
3 19 (15.32%) Consultant
4 16 (12.90%) Architect
4 16 (12.90%) Oracle Consultant
5 13 (10.48%) Service Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) Java Developer
7 11 (8.87%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.65%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.84%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Functional Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (4.03%) E-Business Consultant
12 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.16%) HTML
2 12 (9.68%) CSS
3 11 (8.87%) .NET
4 10 (8.06%) jQuery
5 9 (7.26%) J2EE
6 5 (4.03%) XML
7 3 (2.42%) Dojo
7 3 (2.42%) Spring
7 3 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.61%) REST
8 2 (1.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.61%) Web Services
9 1 (0.81%) RESTful
9 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.81%) Middleware
9 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.81%) Sass
9 1 (0.81%) HTML5
9 1 (0.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.45%) GIS
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.84%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.42%) Open Source
6 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.61%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.61%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.81%) SCORM
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) CESG
8 1 (0.81%) CMDB
8 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.84%) Linux
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.42%) UNIX
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.32%) CRM
3 16 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 15 (12.10%) ITIL
5 10 (8.06%) Data Management
6 9 (7.26%) TDD
6 9 (7.26%) OOP
6 9 (7.26%) OO
6 9 (7.26%) OOD
7 8 (6.45%) Project Management
7 8 (6.45%) Service Management
7 8 (6.45%) Migration
8 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.65%) Scrum
8 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.84%) Change Control
9 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.81%) SQL
2 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.90%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) C#
5 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.23%) Ruby
7 3 (2.42%) C
7 3 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) VBScript
8 2 (1.61%) VBA
8 2 (1.61%) XPath
8 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (60.48%) SC Cleared
2 12 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) Degree
4 6 (4.84%) MCP
5 3 (2.42%) ISEB
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.81%) CISM
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
7 1 (0.81%) CCIE
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) CCDP
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (2.42%) XenApp
2 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.61%) XenServer
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) OpenView
2 4 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.42%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.81%) OVSD
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) StatsD
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (31.45%) Oracle
2 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.06%) Lotus
4 8 (6.45%) HP
5 5 (4.03%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.03%) ESRI
6 4 (3.23%) EMC
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix
6 4 (3.23%) NetApp
6 4 (3.23%) Juniper
7 3 (2.42%) VMware
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
8 2 (1.61%) Tableau
8 2 (1.61%) Websense
8 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.81%) Teradata
9 1 (0.81%) Informatica
9 1 (0.81%) F5
9 1 (0.81%) Apigee
9 1 (0.81%) Mashery