The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Lancashire
Rank 3 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 56 64 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.13% 14.81% 13.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.00% 46.72% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 23
Median daily rate £502 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.08% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £460 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.15 £25.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.90 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £44.00 £26.31
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +67.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 137 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.53% 31.71% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 76 68
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +22.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +2 42 £502 +33.93%
Lancaster 0 1 - -
Chorley -3 1 £375 -1.96%
Blackburn -6 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (32.95%) Oracle
3 28 (31.82%) Migration
4 23 (26.14%) Data Centre
5 18 (20.45%) Windows
5 18 (20.45%) Linux
5 18 (20.45%) Oracle Database
6 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (15.91%) ITIL
7 14 (15.91%) SQL
8 13 (14.77%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (11.36%) Cisco
10 10 (11.36%) IaaS
11 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
11 9 (10.23%) Perl
11 9 (10.23%) Unix
11 9 (10.23%) Change Management
11 9 (10.23%) Data Management
11 9 (10.23%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (10.23%) Open Source
12 8 (9.09%) SaaS
12 8 (9.09%) RIA
12 8 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (9.09%) AIX
12 8 (9.09%) Java
12 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 8 (9.09%) DNS
12 8 (9.09%) SDLC
13 7 (7.95%) HP

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) IaaS
2 8 (9.09%) SaaS
3 7 (7.95%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.41%) HTTP
3 3 (3.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.14%) LDAP
4 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) Oracle Database
2 13 (14.77%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.41%) Firebird
5 3 (3.41%) TKPROF
6 2 (2.27%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.14%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) ClearCase
1 5 (5.68%) JIRA
2 4 (4.55%) Rational Robot
3 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.41%) Toad
4 2 (2.27%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.27%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Electronics
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Avionics
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.14%) Military
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Architect
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) DBA
2 11 (12.50%) Developer
2 11 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (10.23%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Administrator
5 6 (6.82%) Migration Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Migration Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Data Migration Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Middleware
1 5 (5.68%) XML
2 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) Apache Camel
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (3.41%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.41%) SOAP
2 3 (3.41%) Spring
2 3 (3.41%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) WSDL
3 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.27%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.27%) WinForms
3 2 (2.27%) WPF
3 2 (2.27%) XSD
3 2 (2.27%) XSLT
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.09%) RIA
3 7 (7.95%) PKI
4 6 (6.82%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Tandem
7 1 (1.14%) CESG
7 1 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (1.14%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.14%) Informatics
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Statistics
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) Linux
1 18 (20.45%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Unix
3 8 (9.09%) AIX
4 6 (6.82%) HPUX
4 6 (6.82%) Solaris
5 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.27%) OS/2
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Migration
2 14 (15.91%) ITIL
3 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.23%) Change Management
4 9 (10.23%) Data Management
4 9 (10.23%) Open Source
5 8 (9.09%) SDLC
6 7 (7.95%) Business Analysis
6 7 (7.95%) High Availability
7 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.68%) Change Control
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.68%) Release Management
8 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.68%) Test Strategy
8 5 (5.68%) UML
8 5 (5.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) SQL
2 9 (10.23%) Perl
3 8 (9.09%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) C#
4 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.41%) Bourne shell
5 3 (3.41%) C
5 3 (3.41%) Korn
5 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.41%) VBScript
6 2 (2.27%) Ada
6 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) COBOL
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) ISEB
3 5 (5.68%) CBAP
3 5 (5.68%) IIBA
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) CISSP
7 1 (1.14%) CLAS
7 1 (1.14%) HNC
7 1 (1.14%) HND
7 1 (1.14%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (3.41%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (3.41%) Netcool
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.41%) SCOM
2 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Oracle
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.36%) Cisco
4 7 (7.95%) F5
4 7 (7.95%) HP
5 6 (6.82%) IBM
6 5 (5.68%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.55%) Perforce
7 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.41%) Brocade
8 3 (3.41%) CA
8 3 (3.41%) EMC
8 3 (3.41%) VMware
9 1 (1.14%) Juniper
9 1 (1.14%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.14%) SAP