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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 5 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 76 76 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.18% 18.10% 8.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.35% 48.41% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 3
Average daily rate
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£385 £264 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.97% -37.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £200 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 6
Average hourly rate £44.72 £18.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.41% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.31 £17.70 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.83 £32.47 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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
148 157 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.41% 37.38% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 86 26
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 11
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +20.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.65 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.83 £34.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 30 £385 -14.44% 1
Chorley - 11 £350 - 2
Blackpool -20 5 £321 +29.64% 1
Lytham St Annes +6 3 £340 +32.49%
Blackburn - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (27.42%) SQL
3 28 (22.58%) Windows
4 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
4 23 (18.55%) Oracle
5 22 (17.74%) VMware
6 20 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (15.32%) Linux
8 18 (14.52%) Cisco
8 18 (14.52%) Migration
8 18 (14.52%) Finance
9 16 (12.90%) XML
10 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (11.29%) Java
11 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
11 14 (11.29%) CheckPoint
12 13 (10.48%) Degree
13 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
13 12 (9.68%) ITIL
14 11 (8.87%) VBA
14 11 (8.87%) UNIX
14 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.87%) vSphere
15 10 (8.06%) UML
15 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (8.06%) Validation
16 9 (7.26%) .NET
16 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
16 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
17 8 (6.45%) Project Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.81%) TPMS
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
3 8 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (4.03%) MS Project
5 5 (4.03%) MS Office
6 3 (2.42%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.81%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.61%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) SSL
2 5 (4.03%) Firewall
2 5 (4.03%) BGP
2 5 (4.03%) OSPF
3 4 (3.23%) LAN
3 4 (3.23%) WAN
4 3 (2.42%) IPsec
4 3 (2.42%) DNS
4 3 (2.42%) DHCP
4 3 (2.42%) SNMP
4 3 (2.42%) MPLS
5 2 (1.61%) SAN
5 2 (1.61%) ADSL
6 1 (0.81%) xDSL
6 1 (0.81%) ISDN
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) FTP
6 1 (0.81%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.65%) MS Access
4 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (0.81%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.81%) SSDT
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) JIRA
1 5 (4.03%) Maven
2 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.61%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.61%) Subversion
4 2 (1.61%) LSMW
5 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Military
2 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.61%) Automotive
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (20.16%) Architect
2 16 (12.90%) Developer
3 14 (11.29%) Analyst
4 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.84%) Administrator
8 5 (4.03%) SQL Programmer
8 5 (4.03%) Report Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Applications Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Cognos Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Programmer
9 4 (3.23%) Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) XML
2 9 (7.26%) .NET
3 6 (4.84%) HTML
3 6 (4.84%) XML Messaging
4 4 (3.23%) WSDL
4 4 (3.23%) SOAP
4 4 (3.23%) XSD
4 4 (3.23%) XSLT
4 4 (3.23%) Web Services
5 3 (2.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.81%) Qt
6 1 (0.81%) GTK+
6 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.81%) jQuery
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.81%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) Struts
6 1 (0.81%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) DataPower
3 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.42%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Economics
4 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Open Source
5 1 (0.81%) GIS
5 1 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Windows
2 19 (15.32%) Linux
3 11 (8.87%) UNIX
4 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.45%) VMS
4 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Solaris
6 4 (3.23%) AIX
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) VME
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) Migration
2 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.68%) ITIL
4 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.06%) UML
5 10 (8.06%) Validation
6 8 (6.45%) Project Management
6 8 (6.45%) CRM
6 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 8 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.65%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.84%) Service Management
8 6 (4.84%) ERP
8 6 (4.84%) DevOps
9 5 (4.03%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.03%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.23%) DSDM
10 4 (3.23%) ETL
10 4 (3.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.42%) SQL
2 14 (11.29%) Java
3 11 (8.87%) VBA
4 8 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.65%) Perl
6 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.42%) VB
7 3 (2.42%) C#
8 2 (1.61%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) Ada
8 2 (1.61%) C++
8 2 (1.61%) C
9 1 (0.81%) COBOL
9 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.48%) Degree
3 8 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.03%) ISEB
5 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.61%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.61%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) APMP
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.87%) vSphere
3 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) XenServer
5 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) Puppet
2 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.61%) Ansible
2 2 (1.61%) Salt
2 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
1 23 (18.55%) Oracle
2 22 (17.74%) VMware
3 18 (14.52%) Cisco
4 14 (11.29%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.65%) HP
6 6 (4.84%) Juniper
6 6 (4.84%) Cognos
7 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.23%) Sun
8 4 (3.23%) IBM
8 4 (3.23%) SAP
9 3 (2.42%) Citrix
9 3 (2.42%) McAfee
10 2 (1.61%) webMethods
10 2 (1.61%) Symantec
10 2 (1.61%) Compaq
10 2 (1.61%) Dell
10 2 (1.61%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.81%) Stellent
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