The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 254 58 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 27.82% 11.60% 24.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.48% 35.80% 57.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 39 86
Average daily rate £301 £323 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +33.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £457 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 0
Average hourly rate £28.25 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% +52.77%
SC Cleared
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
484 162 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 53.01% 32.40% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 97 147
Average daily rate £300 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £517 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 0
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

1 331 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 130 (39.27%) ITIL
3 106 (32.02%) Windows
4 76 (22.96%) HP
4 76 (22.96%) Windows Server
5 73 (22.05%) Microsoft
6 68 (20.54%) Project Management
7 67 (20.24%) Active Directory
8 61 (18.43%) Unix
9 57 (17.22%) DHCP
9 57 (17.22%) DNS
9 57 (17.22%) VMware
10 56 (16.92%) Service Delivery
11 55 (16.62%) Degree
12 48 (14.50%) Linux
12 48 (14.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 46 (13.90%) Citrix
14 45 (13.60%) Finance
15 43 (12.99%) SQL
16 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 40 (12.08%) XenApp
17 40 (12.08%) SQL Server
18 39 (11.78%) Oracle
18 39 (11.78%) Computer Science
19 38 (11.48%) SAN
19 38 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
20 36 (10.88%) Management Information System
21 34 (10.27%) Change Management
21 34 (10.27%) Incident Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 20 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.53%) Apache
3 14 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.93%) IIS
5 11 (3.32%) CMS
5 11 (3.32%) JBoss
6 8 (2.42%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.11%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.51%) Tuxedo
9 5 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.21%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.21%) Node.js
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.91%) CICS
11 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.60%) iPlanet
Applications
1 21 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.63%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Office 365
2 2 (0.60%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (17.22%) DHCP
1 57 (17.22%) DNS
2 38 (11.48%) SAN
3 26 (7.85%) WAN
4 24 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.34%) LAN
6 19 (5.74%) Firewall
7 10 (3.02%) SMS
7 10 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.72%) 3G
8 9 (2.72%) VPN
9 8 (2.42%) Internet
10 7 (2.11%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.81%) Intranet
11 6 (1.81%) LDAP
11 6 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.51%) NAS
13 4 (1.21%) HTTP
14 3 (0.91%) FTP
14 3 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.23%) DB2
4 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.81%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.51%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.30%) Big Data
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.72%) StarTeam
2 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.51%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.21%) Subversion
5 3 (0.91%) MSI
6 2 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 45 (13.60%) Finance
2 14 (4.23%) Legal
3 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.81%) Marketing
4 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.91%) Law
6 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (12.08%) Architect
2 39 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 33 (9.97%) Developer
4 32 (9.67%) Analyst
5 21 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.44%) Unix Engineer
7 15 (4.53%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.23%) Consultant
9 13 (3.93%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.63%) Release Analyst
11 11 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.02%) DBA
12 10 (3.02%) Service Architect
13 9 (2.72%) CRM Developer
13 9 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 9 (2.72%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 9 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.72%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 8 (2.42%) Administrator
14 8 (2.42%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.44%) Web Services
2 16 (4.83%) Middleware
3 12 (3.63%) .NET
4 8 (2.42%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.42%) HTML
4 8 (2.42%) J2EE
4 8 (2.42%) XML
5 7 (2.11%) ADO.NET
5 7 (2.11%) CSS
6 6 (1.81%) Java EE
7 5 (1.51%) HTML5
7 5 (1.51%) ISPF
8 4 (1.21%) XHTML
9 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.91%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (0.91%) Java EE 5
9 3 (0.91%) Java SE
9 3 (0.91%) JSON
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.78%) Computer Science
2 36 (10.88%) Management Information System
3 26 (7.85%) Data Centre
4 25 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.93%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.63%) Mainframe
7 10 (3.02%) Clustering
7 10 (3.02%) Replication
8 9 (2.72%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.72%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.11%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (2.11%) PMI
10 6 (1.81%) Economics
10 6 (1.81%) HACMP
10 6 (1.81%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.51%) AS400
12 4 (1.21%) Celerra
12 4 (1.21%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.21%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.21%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 106 (32.02%) Windows
2 76 (22.96%) Windows Server
3 61 (18.43%) Unix
4 48 (14.50%) Linux
5 41 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (9.67%) Solaris
8 31 (9.37%) AIX
9 15 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.53%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.42%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.11%) zOS
13 5 (1.51%) HPUX
14 3 (0.91%) MVS
14 3 (0.91%) OS/390
15 2 (0.60%) Android
15 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.30%) CentOS
16 1 (0.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (39.27%) ITIL
2 68 (20.54%) Project Management
3 56 (16.92%) Service Delivery
4 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (10.27%) Change Management
5 34 (10.27%) Incident Management
6 31 (9.37%) Change Control
6 31 (9.37%) Mentoring
7 29 (8.76%) Problem Management
8 28 (8.46%) Release Management
9 26 (7.85%) Service Management
10 24 (7.25%) Configuration Management
11 22 (6.65%) ITIL V3
11 22 (6.65%) Software Delivery
12 21 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (5.14%) Programme Management
14 15 (4.53%) Business Continuity
15 14 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (4.23%) Migration
15 14 (4.23%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.99%) SQL
2 30 (9.06%) Java
3 29 (8.76%) Perl
4 22 (6.65%) JavaScript
4 22 (6.65%) Shell Script
5 19 (5.74%) VB
6 16 (4.83%) C
7 10 (3.02%) C++
7 10 (3.02%) Korn
7 10 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.02%) Python
8 9 (2.72%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.72%) C#
9 8 (2.42%) C-shell
9 8 (2.42%) VBScript
10 7 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.51%) JCL
12 4 (1.21%) COBOL
13 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 331 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.62%) Degree
3 48 (14.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (6.04%) PMI Certification
5 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.53%) DV Cleared
6 15 (4.53%) PMP
7 7 (2.11%) BC Cleared
7 7 (2.11%) MCDBA
7 7 (2.11%) MCSE
8 6 (1.81%) IBM AIX Certification
9 5 (1.51%) OCP
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.21%) CCNA
10 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.21%) MCP
10 4 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.91%) CCNP
11 3 (0.91%) MCSA
11 3 (0.91%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.46%) SLA
2 25 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.72%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.51%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (20.24%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.08%) XenApp
3 33 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (9.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (6.34%) XenServer
6 20 (6.04%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.32%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.42%) Samba
8 8 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.81%) GPFS
9 6 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.81%) vSphere
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.30%) NFS
13 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (6.65%) SCCM
2 17 (5.14%) Tivoli
3 13 (3.93%) XenMobile
4 12 (3.63%) HP SiteScope
5 11 (3.32%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.32%) MOM
5 11 (3.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.72%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.72%) WMI
7 7 (2.11%) OpenView
7 7 (2.11%) Perfmon
8 5 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.91%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.91%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.60%) Control-M
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 76 (22.96%) HP
2 73 (22.05%) Microsoft
3 57 (17.22%) VMware
4 46 (13.90%) Citrix
5 39 (11.78%) Oracle
6 32 (9.67%) AppSense
7 26 (7.85%) Red Hat
8 23 (6.95%) ServiceNow
8 23 (6.95%) ThinPrint
9 21 (6.34%) CA
9 21 (6.34%) IBM
10 18 (5.44%) SAP
11 13 (3.93%) BMC
11 13 (3.93%) SafeCom
12 11 (3.32%) Serena
13 10 (3.02%) Axway
14 9 (2.72%) Borland
15 8 (2.42%) Cisco
16 7 (2.11%) Symantec
17 6 (1.81%) Veritas
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