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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 38 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.48% 13.79% 8.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.93% 47.62% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 6
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£425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £566 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Average hourly rate £36.26 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.00% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.67 £18.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £22.00 £20.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+105.47% -13.09%
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
119 126 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.95% 28.97% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 21
Average daily rate £420 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.97 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £47.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 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
Preston -2 15 £500 -11.50% 1
Blackpool 0 11 £420 +29.23% 2
Lytham St Annes +7 3 £350 -9.53%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.17%) SQL
3 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.24%) Java
4 20 (17.24%) Oracle
4 20 (17.24%) Windows
4 20 (17.24%) Migration
5 18 (15.52%) Degree
5 18 (15.52%) SharePoint
6 14 (12.07%) Project Management
6 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
6 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (11.21%) Validation
7 13 (11.21%) ITIL
7 13 (11.21%) HP
8 12 (10.34%) UNIX
9 11 (9.48%) Linux
9 11 (9.48%) XML
9 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (8.62%) VMware
10 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.62%) PL/SQL
10 10 (8.62%) CRM
11 9 (7.76%) MS Visio
11 9 (7.76%) Web Services
11 9 (7.76%) VBA
11 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (7.76%) Test Scripting
11 9 (7.76%) SDLC
12 8 (6.90%) Data Centre

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (15.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.17%) JBoss
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.72%) Tuxedo
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.17%) MS Office
4 4 (3.45%) MS Project
4 4 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.86%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (2.59%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.72%) PaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Boomi
3 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) SSL
2 6 (5.17%) OSPF
2 6 (5.17%) BGP
2 6 (5.17%) Firewall
3 4 (3.45%) IPsec
4 3 (2.59%) DNS
4 3 (2.59%) MPLS
4 3 (2.59%) LAN
4 3 (2.59%) WAN
4 3 (2.59%) DHCP
4 3 (2.59%) SNMP
5 2 (1.72%) ADSL
6 1 (0.86%) ISDN
6 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.86%) FTP
6 1 (0.86%) SAN
6 1 (0.86%) DWDM
6 1 (0.86%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.59%) MS Access
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.86%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.86%) OLAP
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Maven
1 5 (4.31%) JIRA
2 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.59%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.59%) ProC
4 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.86%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.86%) JMeter
5 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (6.03%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Avionics
3 3 (2.59%) Military
3 3 (2.59%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Architect
2 15 (12.93%) Developer
2 15 (12.93%) Analyst
3 12 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.03%) Software Engineer
5 6 (5.17%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.31%) Applications Architect
6 5 (4.31%) Programmer
6 5 (4.31%) SQL Programmer
7 4 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) Technical Architect
7 4 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) SQL Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) XML
2 9 (7.76%) Web Services
3 8 (6.90%) .NET
4 6 (5.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.45%) JSP
5 4 (3.45%) SOAP
5 4 (3.45%) XSD
5 4 (3.45%) XSLT
5 4 (3.45%) WSDL
6 3 (2.59%) Middleware
6 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) jQuery
7 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.86%) Spring
7 1 (0.86%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.45%) DataPower
3 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Economics
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) GIS
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Windows
2 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (10.34%) UNIX
4 11 (9.48%) Linux
5 8 (6.90%) Solaris
6 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.45%) AIX
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.86%) HPUX
10 1 (0.86%) VMS
10 1 (0.86%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) Migration
2 14 (12.07%) Project Management
3 13 (11.21%) ITIL
3 13 (11.21%) Validation
4 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.62%) CRM
5 9 (7.76%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.76%) SDLC
6 7 (6.03%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.03%) UML
7 6 (5.17%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.17%) Performance Testing
7 6 (5.17%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.17%) DevOps
8 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.31%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.31%) ERP
8 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.45%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.17%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) Java
3 10 (8.62%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.76%) VBA
5 6 (5.17%) Perl
5 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.45%) VBScript
7 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.59%) VB
8 3 (2.59%) C
8 3 (2.59%) C#
9 2 (1.72%) Ada
10 1 (0.86%) Python
10 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.52%) Degree
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.31%) ISEB
5 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.45%) MCSE
7 3 (2.59%) CCNP
7 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.72%) MCITP
8 2 (1.72%) CCNA
8 2 (1.72%) MCSA
8 2 (1.72%) PMP
8 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.72%) VCP4
8 2 (1.72%) VCP5
9 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.45%) vSphere
4 3 (2.59%) XenApp
4 3 (2.59%) XenServer
5 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Puppet
2 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.72%) Ansible
2 2 (1.72%) Salt
2 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.86%) WSUS
3 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.24%) Oracle
3 13 (11.21%) HP
4 10 (8.62%) VMware
5 8 (6.90%) Cisco
6 7 (6.03%) Juniper
7 6 (5.17%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.45%) IBM
9 4 (3.45%) Sun
10 3 (2.59%) SAP
10 3 (2.59%) Dell
10 3 (2.59%) Citrix
10 3 (2.59%) FireEye
10 3 (2.59%) AppSense
10 3 (2.59%) Curam
11 2 (1.72%) Altiris
11 2 (1.72%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.72%) Symantec
11 2 (1.72%) Compaq
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