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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 48 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.79% 15.23% 16.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.44% 44.67% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 31
Median daily rate £400 £385 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +45.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £321 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £502 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 25
Median hourly rate £36.26 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £31.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +59.49%
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
108 150 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.54% 34.09% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 68 121
Median daily rate £450 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £495 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 31
Median hourly rate £36.26 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £59.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool +17 19 £495 +27.58%
Preston -4 14 £370 -3.89%
Chorley 0 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Lytham St Annes -5 2 £286 -10.29%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (18.40%) Clustering
4 22 (17.60%) Project Management
4 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
5 21 (16.80%) VMware
5 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
5 21 (16.80%) Time Management
6 20 (16.00%) Windows
7 17 (13.60%) Veritas
8 16 (12.80%) Java
9 15 (12.00%) Finance
9 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (11.20%) Windows Server
11 12 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (8.00%) IBM Domino
12 10 (8.00%) AirWatch
12 10 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (8.00%) XenMobile
13 9 (7.20%) Presales
13 9 (7.20%) CISSP
13 9 (7.20%) TOGAF
13 9 (7.20%) Supplier Management
13 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (6.40%) DCL
14 8 (6.40%) VAX
14 8 (6.40%) CISMP
14 8 (6.40%) Migration

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 10 (8.00%) IBM Domino
2 6 (4.80%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.80%) Tuxedo
3 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.80%) JBoss
5 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.80%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) DNS
2 4 (3.20%) DHCP
2 4 (3.20%) HTTP
3 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 3 (2.40%) Internet
4 2 (1.60%) BGP
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.60%) FWSM
4 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.60%) LDAP
4 2 (1.60%) SMTP
4 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.80%) QlikView
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) MSI
3 1 (0.80%) Rational Robot
3 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Avionics
3 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (10.40%) Architect
1 13 (10.40%) Developer
2 12 (9.60%) Analyst
2 12 (9.60%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (7.20%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) IFS Analyst
4 8 (6.40%) Mobile Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Project Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) VMS Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) .NET
2 2 (1.60%) J2EE
2 2 (1.60%) JSON
2 2 (1.60%) SAML
3 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.80%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.80%) JavaBeans
3 1 (0.80%) JSP
3 1 (0.80%) Servlets
3 1 (0.80%) WinForms
3 1 (0.80%) WPF
3 1 (0.80%) XML
3 1 (0.80%) XSD
3 1 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (18.40%) Clustering
3 8 (6.40%) VAX
4 7 (5.60%) PKI
5 6 (4.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.60%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.00%) Windows
2 14 (11.20%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.40%) Linux
3 8 (6.40%) VMS
4 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 7 (5.60%) VME
5 5 (4.00%) AIX
5 5 (4.00%) Solaris
6 2 (1.60%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.80%) OS/390
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) Project Management
2 21 (16.80%) Time Management
3 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (7.20%) Presales
6 9 (7.20%) Supplier Management
6 9 (7.20%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.40%) Migration
7 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.40%) SABSA
8 7 (5.60%) Information Security
8 7 (5.60%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.80%) DDoS Mitigation
9 6 (4.80%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.80%) Line Management
9 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) Java
2 8 (6.40%) COBOL
2 8 (6.40%) DCL
2 8 (6.40%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.80%) C++
4 4 (3.20%) SQL
5 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.40%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.60%) Lua
6 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) Ada
7 1 (0.80%) C#
7 1 (0.80%) LINC
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 125 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.20%) CISSP
3 8 (6.40%) CISMP
4 4 (3.20%) CCNA
4 4 (3.20%) CCNP
4 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.80%) CLAS
6 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) AirWatch
1 10 (8.00%) XenMobile
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (16.80%) VMware
2 17 (13.60%) Veritas
3 8 (6.40%) IFS
3 8 (6.40%) Oracle
4 4 (3.20%) IronPort
5 3 (2.40%) Citrix
5 3 (2.40%) Micro Focus
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.60%) Axway
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.60%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) IBM
6 2 (1.60%) Juniper
6 2 (1.60%) Serena
7 1 (0.80%) ICL
7 1 (0.80%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.80%) Sun