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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 19 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 21 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.69% 5.95% 13.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.00% 28.95% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 19
Average daily rate
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£508 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £445 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £20.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -5.52%
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
75 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.33% 20.54% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 30
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £491 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Liverpool +2 21 £508 +10.62% 2
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 9 (22.50%) ISEB
4 9 (22.50%) Supplier Management
4 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.00%) QA
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) CRM
7 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.00%) IBM
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.00%) ITSM
9 4 (10.00%) SAN
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
9 4 (10.00%) EMC
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (10.00%) UNIX

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.50%) Documentum
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) SMS
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Consultant
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (7.50%) Security Advisor
4 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) DBA
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.50%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) WebCenter
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) CESG
2 3 (7.50%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.50%) RMADS
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
3 2 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Scrum
2 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (22.50%) Supplier Management
3 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (15.00%) CRM
6 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.00%) ITSM
8 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Programme Office Management
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Java
1 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) ISEB
3 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) CISSP
4 3 (7.50%) CISM
5 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
1 6 (15.00%) IBM
2 4 (10.00%) EMC
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) OpenText
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds