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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 33 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.60% 10.97% 6.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.04% 36.17% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 19
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£365 £263 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.04% -45.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £223 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £385 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -48.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%
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
103 47 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.73% 30.32% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 71
Average daily rate £400 £250 £472
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -47.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -5 12 £538 - 1
Chorley +2 6 £350 -
Blackpool -15 6 £353 +58.42%
Skelmersdale - - - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
3 31 (32.98%) Windows
4 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 26 (27.66%) Citrix
5 24 (25.53%) Windows XP
6 20 (21.28%) SCCM
6 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (20.21%) Java
8 18 (19.15%) SAP
8 18 (19.15%) Windows 7
9 17 (18.09%) Windows Vista
9 17 (18.09%) Degree
9 17 (18.09%) CA
9 17 (18.09%) Blackberry
9 17 (18.09%) Oracle
10 15 (15.96%) PL/SQL
10 15 (15.96%) MS Office
10 15 (15.96%) VBA
10 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
10 15 (15.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (15.96%) AppSense
11 14 (14.89%) SaaS
11 14 (14.89%) Lumension
11 14 (14.89%) Software Deployment
11 14 (14.89%) Dell
11 14 (14.89%) SLA
11 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 14 (14.89%) Shell Script
12 13 (13.83%) Python

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.13%) Jetty
3 2 (2.13%) nginx
3 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Office
2 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.32%) MS Project
4 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (13.83%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.13%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) SaaS
2 13 (13.83%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) DNS
1 9 (9.57%) DHCP
2 4 (4.26%) SMS
3 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.19%) 3G
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.13%) SSL
4 2 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.06%) WAN
5 1 (1.06%) FTP
5 1 (1.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) MS Access
3 4 (4.26%) PowerCenter
3 4 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) ERwin
2 3 (3.19%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.13%) Rational Rose
3 2 (2.13%) LSMW
3 2 (2.13%) CaliberRM
4 1 (1.06%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Analyst
2 17 (18.09%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) Architect
3 14 (14.89%) Desktop Support
4 11 (11.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Integration Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Consultant
8 2 (2.13%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.13%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.13%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.13%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.13%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.13%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (2.13%) Servlets
3 1 (1.06%) GTK+
3 1 (1.06%) Qt
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.06%) Java EE
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) J2EE
3 1 (1.06%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.09%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.32%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.13%) Open Source
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.06%) GIS
6 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.98%) Windows
2 24 (25.53%) Windows XP
3 18 (19.15%) Windows 7
4 17 (18.09%) Windows Vista
5 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.32%) Linux
8 3 (3.19%) UNIX
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Software Deployment
2 13 (13.83%) ITIL
3 12 (12.77%) Project Management
4 8 (8.51%) ETL
4 8 (8.51%) Data Modelling
4 8 (8.51%) Migration
5 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.32%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.26%) TQM
7 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.26%) Data Management
7 4 (4.26%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.26%) Data Architecture
7 4 (4.26%) Metadata Management
7 4 (4.26%) Data Transformation
8 3 (3.19%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (3.19%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) SQL
2 19 (20.21%) Java
3 15 (15.96%) PL/SQL
3 15 (15.96%) VBA
4 14 (14.89%) Shell Script
5 13 (13.83%) Python
5 13 (13.83%) Perl
6 4 (4.26%) C
6 4 (4.26%) VB
7 2 (2.13%) R
8 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) Degree
3 6 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) MCSE
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (8.51%) XenApp
3 6 (6.38%) XenServer
4 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.13%) Xen
6 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (21.28%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.13%) Puppet
3 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView
4 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.66%) Citrix
3 18 (19.15%) SAP
4 17 (18.09%) CA
4 17 (18.09%) Oracle
5 15 (15.96%) AppSense
6 14 (14.89%) Lumension
6 14 (14.89%) Dell
7 11 (11.70%) Software AG
7 11 (11.70%) webMethods
8 9 (9.57%) VMware
8 9 (9.57%) HP
9 5 (5.32%) Informatica
10 3 (3.19%) Talend
10 3 (3.19%) Compaq
11 2 (2.13%) Cognos
11 2 (2.13%) F5
12 1 (1.06%) Curam
12 1 (1.06%) Google
12 1 (1.06%) Cisco