The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 2 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 85 28 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.41% 10.22% 33.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.93% 45.16% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 91
Average daily rate
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£355 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £330 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.87% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.40 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £20.85 £28.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 62 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.00% 22.63% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 111
Average daily rate £375 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £243 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £328 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.25 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Security Cleared
North West

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Lancashire region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Lancashire region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +12 38 £525 +61.53% 6
Chorley - - - -
Security Cleared
North West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 143 (74.09%) SC Cleared
2 82 (42.49%) Windows
3 68 (35.23%) Microsoft
4 59 (30.57%) Citrix
5 50 (25.91%) Windows 7
6 45 (23.32%) Windows XP
7 42 (21.76%) Active Directory
7 42 (21.76%) MS Office
8 38 (19.69%) SCCM
9 37 (19.17%) Blackberry
10 36 (18.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (18.13%) AppSense
12 34 (17.62%) Windows Vista
13 31 (16.06%) CA
13 31 (16.06%) Software Deployment
14 30 (15.54%) SLA
15 28 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (13.47%) Lumension
17 25 (12.95%) DNS
17 25 (12.95%) ITIL
18 24 (12.44%) DHCP
18 24 (12.44%) Dell
19 22 (11.40%) Finance
20 21 (10.88%) HP
21 19 (9.84%) Telecoms
21 19 (9.84%) XenApp
22 18 (9.33%) SAP
22 18 (9.33%) SQL
22 18 (9.33%) Project Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.55%) Lync
5 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (21.76%) MS Office
2 17 (8.81%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.63%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.74%) ResourceLink
2 5 (2.59%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.74%) SaaS
1 13 (6.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.95%) DNS
2 24 (12.44%) DHCP
3 9 (4.66%) SMS
3 9 (4.66%) 3G
4 8 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.55%) Firewall
5 3 (1.55%) VPN
6 2 (1.04%) DMZ
6 2 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) SAN
7 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.55%) PowerCenter
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) ERwin
2 3 (1.55%) MSI
2 3 (1.55%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.04%) CaliberRM
3 2 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
General
1 22 (11.40%) Finance
2 19 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (20.21%) Desktop Support
2 38 (19.69%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 25 (12.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 23 (11.92%) Analyst
6 17 (8.81%) Architect
7 12 (6.22%) Developer
8 10 (5.18%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Integration Architect
10 7 (3.63%) Consultant
11 6 (3.11%) Server Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.59%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.59%) Deployment Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) Operations Engineer
13 4 (2.07%) Windows Server Engineer
13 4 (2.07%) Knowledge Manager
13 4 (2.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.63%) Web Services
2 3 (1.55%) HTML
2 3 (1.55%) HTML5
2 3 (1.55%) CSS3
2 3 (1.55%) CSS
3 2 (1.04%) Middleware
3 2 (1.04%) SGML
4 1 (0.52%) Velocity
4 1 (0.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.17%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.15%) Thin Client
2 8 (4.15%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.59%) Smartcard
3 5 (2.59%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.07%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.55%) PMI
5 3 (1.55%) NHS
6 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.04%) CESG
6 2 (1.04%) iPhone
6 2 (1.04%) iPad
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) RMADS
7 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 82 (42.49%) Windows
2 50 (25.91%) Windows 7
3 45 (23.32%) Windows XP
4 34 (17.62%) Windows Vista
5 28 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.15%) UNIX
8 2 (1.04%) Solaris
8 2 (1.04%) MVS
9 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.06%) Software Deployment
2 25 (12.95%) ITIL
3 18 (9.33%) Project Management
4 13 (6.74%) TQM
5 11 (5.70%) Migration
6 10 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.66%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.66%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.66%) Data Modelling
7 9 (4.66%) Release Management
8 8 (4.15%) Supplier Management
9 7 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.63%) ERP
9 7 (3.63%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.11%) ETL
10 6 (3.11%) Service Management
10 6 (3.11%) Scrum
11 5 (2.59%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.59%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.33%) SQL
2 15 (7.77%) PL/SQL
2 15 (7.77%) Java
3 13 (6.74%) Shell Script
4 12 (6.22%) VBA
5 11 (5.70%) Python
5 11 (5.70%) Perl
6 8 (4.15%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.59%) C
8 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.04%) R
10 1 (0.52%) sed
10 1 (0.52%) AWK
10 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 143 (74.09%) SC Cleared
2 15 (7.77%) Degree
3 11 (5.70%) MCSE
3 11 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.18%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.15%) PMP
6 5 (2.59%) ISEB
6 5 (2.59%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.04%) IIBA
9 2 (1.04%) CBAP
9 2 (1.04%) APMP
9 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.52%) MCP
10 1 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.54%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 42 (21.76%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (9.84%) XenApp
4 14 (7.25%) XenDesktop
4 14 (7.25%) vSphere
5 13 (6.74%) XenServer
5 13 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.52%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (19.69%) SCCM
2 9 (4.66%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.55%) PureDisk
3 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 68 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (30.57%) Citrix
3 35 (18.13%) AppSense
4 31 (16.06%) CA
5 26 (13.47%) Lumension
6 24 (12.44%) Dell
7 21 (10.88%) HP
8 18 (9.33%) SAP
9 16 (8.29%) Oracle
9 16 (8.29%) VMware
10 12 (6.22%) Compaq
10 12 (6.22%) webMethods
11 11 (5.70%) Software AG
12 9 (4.66%) F5
12 9 (4.66%) Symantec
13 8 (4.15%) Business Objects
14 7 (3.63%) IronPort
15 6 (3.11%) IBM
16 5 (2.59%) Cognos
16 5 (2.59%) Informatica