The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 13 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 31 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.14% 13.47% 19.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.69% 55.93% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 35
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£406 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £180 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +25.00%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.06% 24.08% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 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 £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
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 £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +1 31 £406 -14.47% 2
Security Cleared
North West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 46 (80.70%) SC Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) Scrum
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
3 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
4 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
4 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
4 10 (17.54%) Oracle
4 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
4 10 (17.54%) ISEB
5 9 (15.79%) CRM
5 9 (15.79%) QA
5 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (14.04%) Programme Management
6 8 (14.04%) Finance
6 8 (14.04%) Cisco
7 7 (12.28%) IBM
7 7 (12.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 6 (10.53%) WebCenter
8 6 (10.53%) CESG
8 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (8.77%) Service Management
9 5 (8.77%) ITSM
9 5 (8.77%) LAN
9 5 (8.77%) WAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) LAN
1 5 (8.77%) WAN
2 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.51%) IPsec
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) MPLS
3 2 (3.51%) OSPF
3 2 (3.51%) BGP
3 2 (3.51%) RSVP
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Intranet
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.28%) Analyst
1 7 (12.28%) Network Designer
1 7 (12.28%) Designer
2 6 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
2 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Security Advisor
6 2 (3.51%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) WebCenter
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) CESG
3 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.26%) RMADS
4 3 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Android
2 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
2 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) AIX
3 2 (3.51%) HPUX
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (21.05%) Scrum
2 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
2 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
3 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
3 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
3 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
4 9 (15.79%) CRM
4 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.04%) Programme Management
6 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.77%) Service Management
8 5 (8.77%) ITSM
9 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.02%) ITIL
9 4 (7.02%) ERP
9 4 (7.02%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (80.70%) SC Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) CTC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.02%) CISM
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
4 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) XenApp
1 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Google
5 2 (3.51%) Brocade
5 2 (3.51%) Aruba
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) Juniper
5 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) Fortinet