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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 6 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 61 22 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.25% 7.72% 19.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.59% 33.85% 47.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 54
Average daily rate
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£325 £235 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -47.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £235 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £275 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.87 £45.25 £31.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.67% +42.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £25.45 £16.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £65.05 £47.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.12 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -22.33%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
123 65 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.75% 22.81% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 21 108
Average daily rate £350 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £330 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £70.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +473.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £18.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £70.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Preston +16 29 £565 - 1
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (50.34%) Windows
3 60 (40.27%) Citrix
4 59 (39.60%) Microsoft
5 43 (28.86%) Windows XP
6 42 (28.19%) Active Directory
7 40 (26.85%) SCCM
7 40 (26.85%) Windows 7
8 36 (24.16%) Blackberry
8 36 (24.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (24.16%) Windows Vista
9 35 (23.49%) AppSense
10 34 (22.82%) MS Office
11 33 (22.15%) CA
12 30 (20.13%) Software Deployment
13 28 (18.79%) Lumension
14 26 (17.45%) SLA
14 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (16.11%) DNS
17 23 (15.44%) DHCP
17 23 (15.44%) Dell
18 22 (14.77%) SQL
19 21 (14.09%) ITIL
20 20 (13.42%) SAP
20 20 (13.42%) HP
21 19 (12.75%) XenApp
22 18 (12.08%) VMware
23 17 (11.41%) Oracle
24 16 (10.74%) XenServer

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (8.05%) MS Exchange
1 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (7.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.34%) Lync
5 1 (0.67%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (22.82%) MS Office
2 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.68%) MS Project
4 3 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (8.72%) ResourceLink
2 5 (3.36%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) SaaS
1 13 (8.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.11%) DNS
2 23 (15.44%) DHCP
3 9 (6.04%) SMS
4 8 (5.37%) 3G
5 7 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.68%) Firewall
7 2 (1.34%) DMZ
7 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.67%) Internet
8 1 (0.67%) VPN
8 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.34%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) ERwin
1 3 (2.01%) MSI
1 3 (2.01%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.34%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.34%) CaliberRM
2 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (4.70%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) Desktop Support
2 35 (23.49%) Support Engineer
3 29 (19.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 26 (17.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 18 (12.08%) Analyst
6 14 (9.40%) Architect
7 10 (6.71%) Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.03%) Consultant
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.36%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.36%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.68%) Knowledge Manager
11 4 (2.68%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.01%) TM1 Developer
12 3 (2.01%) TM1 Analyst
12 3 (2.01%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) Web Services
2 2 (1.34%) Middleware
2 2 (1.34%) HTML
2 2 (1.34%) CSS
2 2 (1.34%) HTML5
2 2 (1.34%) CSS3
3 1 (0.67%) Java EE
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.16%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.36%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.68%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.68%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.68%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.67%) RMADS
4 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.67%) NHS
4 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.67%) CESG
4 1 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 75 (50.34%) Windows
2 43 (28.86%) Windows XP
3 40 (26.85%) Windows 7
4 36 (24.16%) Windows Vista
5 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.70%) UNIX
8 2 (1.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.67%) Linux
9 1 (0.67%) MVS
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.13%) Software Deployment
2 21 (14.09%) ITIL
3 15 (10.07%) Project Management
4 11 (7.38%) TQM
5 8 (5.37%) Migration
6 7 (4.70%) ETL
6 7 (4.70%) Data Modelling
6 7 (4.70%) Release Management
7 6 (4.03%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.03%) Service Management
8 5 (3.36%) ERP
8 5 (3.36%) DSDM
8 5 (3.36%) Data Management
9 4 (2.68%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.68%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.68%) Data Architecture
10 3 (2.01%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.01%) Metadata Management
10 3 (2.01%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.77%) SQL
2 14 (9.40%) Java
2 14 (9.40%) PL/SQL
3 13 (8.72%) Shell Script
4 12 (8.05%) VBA
5 11 (7.38%) Python
5 11 (7.38%) Perl
6 6 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.36%) C
8 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.34%) R
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.07%) Degree
3 10 (6.71%) MCSE
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) APMP
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 42 (28.19%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (12.75%) XenApp
4 16 (10.74%) XenServer
5 13 (8.72%) XenDesktop
6 11 (7.38%) vSphere
6 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (26.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.34%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.67%) OpenView
4 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.67%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 60 (40.27%) Citrix
2 59 (39.60%) Microsoft
3 35 (23.49%) AppSense
4 33 (22.15%) CA
5 28 (18.79%) Lumension
6 23 (15.44%) Dell
7 20 (13.42%) HP
7 20 (13.42%) SAP
8 18 (12.08%) VMware
9 17 (11.41%) Oracle
10 12 (8.05%) Compaq
11 11 (7.38%) Software AG
11 11 (7.38%) webMethods
12 7 (4.70%) Symantec
12 7 (4.70%) F5
13 6 (4.03%) Business Objects
14 5 (3.36%) Cognos
14 5 (3.36%) IBM
14 5 (3.36%) IronPort
15 4 (2.68%) Informatica
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