The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 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 82 33 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.87% 11.42% 29.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.13% 48.53% 73.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 86
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £235 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £349 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -11.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.50 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £20.50 £45.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Security 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
124 68 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.55% 23.53% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 21 106
Average daily rate £350 £300 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £330 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +67.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £25.25 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +11 35 £515 +21.17% 2
Chorley -1 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 155 (75.98%) SC Cleared
2 84 (41.18%) Windows
3 69 (33.82%) Microsoft
4 66 (32.35%) Citrix
5 50 (24.51%) Windows XP
6 45 (22.06%) Active Directory
6 45 (22.06%) Windows 7
7 41 (20.10%) SCCM
7 41 (20.10%) MS Office
8 40 (19.61%) Blackberry
9 39 (19.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (18.63%) AppSense
11 37 (18.14%) Windows Vista
12 35 (17.16%) CA
13 31 (15.20%) Software Deployment
14 30 (14.71%) SLA
15 29 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (14.22%) Lumension
15 29 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (13.73%) ITIL
17 27 (13.24%) DNS
18 26 (12.75%) DHCP
19 25 (12.25%) HP
19 25 (12.25%) Dell
20 24 (11.76%) SQL
21 23 (11.27%) Project Management
22 22 (10.78%) Oracle
22 22 (10.78%) Finance
22 22 (10.78%) XenApp
23 20 (9.80%) SAP

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.47%) Lync
7 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (20.10%) MS Office
2 16 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.37%) ResourceLink
2 5 (2.45%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.37%) SaaS
1 13 (6.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.24%) DNS
2 26 (12.75%) DHCP
3 9 (4.41%) 3G
3 9 (4.41%) SMS
4 8 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.96%) Firewall
6 3 (1.47%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.98%) DMZ
8 1 (0.49%) SAN
8 1 (0.49%) Internet
8 1 (0.49%) VoIP
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.45%) PowerCenter
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.94%) ERwin
2 3 (1.47%) MSI
2 3 (1.47%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.98%) CaliberRM
3 2 (0.98%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 22 (10.78%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.45%) Banking
4 2 (0.98%) Military
4 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 41 (20.10%) Support Engineer
2 39 (19.12%) Desktop Support
3 32 (15.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 28 (13.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 27 (13.24%) Analyst
6 17 (8.33%) Architect
7 13 (6.37%) Developer
8 10 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.92%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Consultant
10 7 (3.43%) Integration Architect
11 6 (2.94%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) Server Engineer
12 5 (2.45%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.45%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.45%) Operations Engineer
13 4 (1.96%) Knowledge Manager
13 4 (1.96%) Deployment Engineer
13 4 (1.96%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.92%) Web Services
2 3 (1.47%) Middleware
2 3 (1.47%) CSS
2 3 (1.47%) HTML
2 3 (1.47%) CSS3
2 3 (1.47%) HTML5
3 2 (0.98%) SGML
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) Java EE
4 1 (0.49%) Velocity
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.61%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.43%) Thin Client
2 7 (3.43%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.45%) Smartcard
3 5 (2.45%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.45%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.47%) PMI
4 3 (1.47%) NHS
5 2 (0.98%) iPhone
5 2 (0.98%) iPad
5 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.98%) CESG
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.49%) RMADS
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 84 (41.18%) Windows
2 50 (24.51%) Windows XP
3 45 (22.06%) Windows 7
4 37 (18.14%) Windows Vista
5 29 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.41%) UNIX
7 2 (0.98%) Solaris
7 2 (0.98%) MVS
8 1 (0.49%) Linux
8 1 (0.49%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.20%) Software Deployment
2 28 (13.73%) ITIL
3 23 (11.27%) Project Management
4 12 (5.88%) TQM
4 12 (5.88%) Migration
5 11 (5.39%) Data Modelling
5 11 (5.39%) Business Analysis
6 10 (4.90%) ETL
7 9 (4.41%) Release Management
7 9 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.43%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.43%) ERP
9 7 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.43%) Supplier Management
9 7 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.94%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.94%) Service Management
11 5 (2.45%) DSDM
11 5 (2.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.76%) SQL
2 16 (7.84%) PL/SQL
2 16 (7.84%) Java
3 14 (6.86%) Shell Script
4 12 (5.88%) VBA
5 11 (5.39%) Perl
5 11 (5.39%) Python
6 8 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.94%) C
8 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.98%) R
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) AWK
10 1 (0.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 155 (75.98%) SC Cleared
2 16 (7.84%) Degree
3 12 (5.88%) MCSE
3 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.41%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.43%) PMP
6 6 (2.94%) ISEB
7 5 (2.45%) BC Cleared
7 5 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.47%) IIBA
9 3 (1.47%) CBAP
10 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.98%) APMP
10 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.49%) CISSP
11 1 (0.49%) MCP
11 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 45 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 39 (19.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (10.78%) XenApp
4 17 (8.33%) XenServer
5 14 (6.86%) XenDesktop
6 13 (6.37%) vSphere
7 12 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.49%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 41 (20.10%) SCCM
2 9 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.98%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.98%) PureDisk
4 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 66 (32.35%) Citrix
3 38 (18.63%) AppSense
4 35 (17.16%) CA
5 29 (14.22%) Lumension
6 25 (12.25%) HP
6 25 (12.25%) Dell
7 22 (10.78%) Oracle
8 20 (9.80%) SAP
9 19 (9.31%) VMware
10 13 (6.37%) Compaq
11 12 (5.88%) webMethods
12 11 (5.39%) Software AG
13 9 (4.41%) F5
13 9 (4.41%) Symantec
14 8 (3.92%) Informatica
15 7 (3.43%) Business Objects
15 7 (3.43%) IronPort
16 6 (2.94%) IBM
17 5 (2.45%) Cognos
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