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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 14 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 30 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.67% 8.30% 15.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.48% 33.90% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 25
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£413 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+70.49% +5.57%
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
69 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.65% 24.48% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 45
Average daily rate £400 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +6 30 £413 -16.66% 1
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) Scrum
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
3 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (21.28%) Oracle
4 9 (19.15%) CRM
4 9 (19.15%) ISEB
4 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.15%) Supplier Management
4 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
5 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.02%) QA
5 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco
5 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.89%) IBM
6 7 (14.89%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
7 6 (12.77%) WebCenter
7 6 (12.77%) Finance
8 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (10.64%) CESG
8 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.51%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.51%) LAN
9 4 (8.51%) WAN
9 4 (8.51%) CCNP

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.26%) IPsec
3 2 (4.26%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) MPLS
3 2 (4.26%) OSPF
3 2 (4.26%) BGP
3 2 (4.26%) RSVP
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Network Designer
1 7 (14.89%) Designer
2 6 (12.77%) Functional Test Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Functional Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Security Advisor
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (4.26%) DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) WebCenter
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) CESG
3 3 (6.38%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.38%) RMADS
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) AIX
3 2 (4.26%) HPUX
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Scrum
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
3 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
3 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.15%) Supplier Management
3 9 (19.15%) CRM
4 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.38%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.38%) Workflow
8 3 (6.38%) Service Management
8 3 (6.38%) ERP
8 3 (6.38%) SOA
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) CCNP
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CISM
4 3 (6.38%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) IBM
4 3 (6.38%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Brocade
5 2 (4.26%) Aruba
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) Juniper
5 2 (4.26%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.13%) Siebel