The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 43 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.31% 8.50% 9.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.11% 31.71% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 10
Average daily rate £400 £495 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.19% +13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £398 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £516 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 82 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.91% 26.80% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 23
Average daily rate £420 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool +2 43 £400 -19.19%
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 67 (65.69%) Oracle
3 47 (46.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (36.27%) Finance
5 31 (30.39%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
7 22 (21.57%) ERP
7 22 (21.57%) Oracle EBS
8 21 (20.59%) Oracle ERP
8 21 (20.59%) SOA
8 21 (20.59%) XML
9 16 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (14.71%) SQL
11 14 (13.73%) CRM
12 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.75%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (11.76%) WebCenter
14 11 (10.78%) Functional Testing
14 11 (10.78%) Middleware
14 11 (10.78%) IBM
15 9 (8.82%) Migration
15 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database
16 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (7.84%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (7.84%) Informatica
16 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL
17 7 (6.86%) DB2
17 7 (6.86%) Siebel
17 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (6.86%) InterSystems Cache

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 16 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle UPK
4 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 47 (46.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 31 (30.39%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (21.57%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (20.59%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (4.90%) Network Security
2 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.96%) DHCP
3 2 (1.96%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) SNMP
3 2 (1.96%) VoIP
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.98%) BGP
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) MPLS
4 1 (0.98%) OSPF
4 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.98%) RSVP
4 1 (0.98%) SSL
4 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.86%) DB2
3 7 (6.86%) InterSystems Cache
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.98%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Consultant
2 16 (15.69%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Test Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Developer
3 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Tester
4 13 (12.75%) Oracle Consultant
4 13 (12.75%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Functional Analyst
5 11 (10.78%) Functional Test Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 9 (8.82%) SOA Consultant
7 8 (7.84%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Administrator
8 5 (4.90%) Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Oracle Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) OBIEE Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Operations Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Procurement Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Siebel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) XML
2 13 (12.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (11.76%) WebCenter
4 11 (10.78%) Middleware
5 6 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.98%) J2EE
6 1 (0.98%) JAAS
6 1 (0.98%) JMS
6 1 (0.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.98%) WSDL
6 1 (0.98%) XSD
6 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) BYOD
3 4 (3.92%) CESG
4 2 (1.96%) IVR
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Unix
2 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Solaris
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
2 22 (21.57%) ERP
3 21 (20.59%) SOA
4 14 (13.73%) CRM
5 11 (10.78%) Functional Testing
6 9 (8.82%) Migration
7 7 (6.86%) Dashboard Development
7 7 (6.86%) Workflow
8 6 (5.88%) BPEL
8 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.90%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.90%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.90%) Information Assurance
9 5 (4.90%) Information Security
9 5 (4.90%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.90%) OWASP
9 5 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.92%) Requirements Management
10 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.94%) C
4 2 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (1.96%) XenApp
1 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 67 (65.69%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) IBM
3 8 (7.84%) Informatica
4 7 (6.86%) Siebel
5 5 (4.90%) F5
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
6 3 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.96%) Sun
7 2 (1.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.98%) Apple
8 1 (0.98%) Aruba
8 1 (0.98%) Brocade
8 1 (0.98%) Endeca
8 1 (0.98%) Google
8 1 (0.98%) HP
8 1 (0.98%) Juniper