The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 8 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 62 47 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.90% 12.24% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.06% 36.72% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 1
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£351 £220 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.44% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £16.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.12% -34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
SC Cleared
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
151 128 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.12% 33.33% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 18
Average daily rate £331 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.20% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £196 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £13.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Tyne and Wear +2 55 £355 +71.82%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (34.07%) Windows
3 44 (32.59%) ITIL
4 42 (31.11%) HP
5 31 (22.96%) Microsoft
5 31 (22.96%) SQL
6 29 (21.48%) MS Excel
7 28 (20.74%) Problem Management
8 27 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 27 (20.00%) Finance
8 27 (20.00%) Oracle
8 27 (20.00%) Service Management
9 24 (17.78%) Java
10 23 (17.04%) SQL Server
11 22 (16.30%) MS Office
11 22 (16.30%) Linux
12 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (14.07%) Oracle Database
14 18 (13.33%) Firewall
15 17 (12.59%) VMware
15 17 (12.59%) Project Management
15 17 (12.59%) Middleware
15 17 (12.59%) Red Hat
15 17 (12.59%) WebLogic
15 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (11.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (11.85%) SOA
16 16 (11.85%) OpenView
16 16 (11.85%) Incident Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 17 (12.59%) WebLogic
2 14 (10.37%) AquaLogic
3 7 (5.19%) IIS
4 5 (3.70%) Apache
5 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.48%) Tuxedo
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.48%) CMS
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (21.48%) MS Excel
2 22 (16.30%) MS Office
3 6 (4.44%) MS Project
4 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) Firewall
2 13 (9.63%) SAN
3 10 (7.41%) LAN
3 10 (7.41%) WAN
4 9 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.93%) DNS
6 6 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.70%) DHCP
7 5 (3.70%) SSL
7 5 (3.70%) Network Security
7 5 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (2.96%) Junos
8 4 (2.96%) LDAP
9 1 (0.74%) VPN
9 1 (0.74%) HTTP
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.07%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (2.22%) DTS
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.96%) Ant
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.48%) Selenium
4 1 (0.74%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.74%) JMeter
4 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Billing
3 3 (2.22%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.48%) Military
4 2 (1.48%) Electronics
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.33%) Developer
2 11 (8.15%) Consultant
2 11 (8.15%) Administrator
3 10 (7.41%) Service Manager
3 10 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.93%) Designer
5 8 (5.93%) Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Network Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) DBA
6 6 (4.44%) UX Designer
6 6 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (3.70%) Coordinator
7 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Architect
8 4 (2.96%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (2.22%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) Middleware
2 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET
2 14 (10.37%) .NET
3 12 (8.89%) Java EE
3 12 (8.89%) Web Services
4 8 (5.93%) MDX
5 6 (4.44%) SOAP
5 6 (4.44%) J2EE
6 4 (2.96%) JDBC
6 4 (2.96%) JMS
6 4 (2.96%) JNDI
7 3 (2.22%) XML
8 2 (1.48%) CSS
9 1 (0.74%) JPA
9 1 (0.74%) Django
9 1 (0.74%) JSON
9 1 (0.74%) HTML
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Clustering
2 12 (8.89%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.19%) User Experience
4 5 (3.70%) Economics
4 5 (3.70%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.22%) Replication
6 2 (1.48%) Open Source
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) HACMP
7 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.07%) Windows
2 22 (16.30%) Linux
3 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (8.15%) UNIX
7 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.74%) VME
10 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.74%) AIX
10 1 (0.74%) Solaris
10 1 (0.74%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.59%) ITIL
2 28 (20.74%) Problem Management
3 27 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 27 (20.00%) Service Management
4 17 (12.59%) Project Management
5 16 (11.85%) SOA
5 16 (11.85%) Incident Management
6 15 (11.11%) Data Management
7 14 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.89%) Network Management
9 12 (8.89%) Change Management
10 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
10 11 (8.15%) Time Management
10 11 (8.15%) Change Control
11 10 (7.41%) Web Design
12 8 (5.93%) Network Design
13 7 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.96%) SQL
2 24 (17.78%) Java
3 14 (10.37%) VB.NET
3 14 (10.37%) C#
4 13 (9.63%) VB
5 12 (8.89%) VBScript
5 12 (8.89%) VBA
6 8 (5.93%) C
7 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) VB6
10 1 (0.74%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) COBOL
10 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.67%) MCSE
4 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) ISEB
8 1 (0.74%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) QA
2 10 (7.41%) SLA
3 6 (4.44%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) vSphere
2 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.96%) XenApp
6 4 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.74%) SRDF
7 1 (0.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 16 (11.85%) OpenView
2 6 (4.44%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (4.44%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.74%) WMI
5 1 (0.74%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.74%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 42 (31.11%) HP
2 31 (22.96%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.00%) Oracle
4 17 (12.59%) VMware
4 17 (12.59%) Red Hat
5 11 (8.15%) Cisco
6 10 (7.41%) Citrix
7 9 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.93%) EMC
9 7 (5.19%) Informatica
10 6 (4.44%) Splunk
10 6 (4.44%) F5
10 6 (4.44%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.44%) Veritas
10 6 (4.44%) Juniper
10 6 (4.44%) McAfee
11 5 (3.70%) TippingPoint
11 5 (3.70%) Business Objects
12 3 (2.22%) CA
13 2 (1.48%) Serena