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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 15 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 82 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.81% 4.78% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.17% 29.82% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 8 23
Average daily rate
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£352 £279 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.23% -7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £264 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%
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
240 57 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.71% 16.01% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 25 67
Average daily rate £355 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.80% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £16.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 +7 67 £361 -1.76% 6
Durham -7 12 £270 +1.88%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (33.33%) HP
3 46 (31.94%) Windows
4 39 (27.08%) Oracle
5 38 (26.39%) SQL
6 33 (22.92%) ITIL
7 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 27 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 27 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 27 (18.75%) Problem Management
9 25 (17.36%) Oracle Database
10 24 (16.67%) Finance
10 24 (16.67%) Middleware
11 23 (15.97%) Linux
11 23 (15.97%) Firewall
11 23 (15.97%) Service Management
12 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
13 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (14.58%) UNIX
14 20 (13.89%) MS Office
14 20 (13.89%) QA
15 19 (13.19%) Service Delivery
15 19 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (13.19%) WebLogic
15 19 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (12.50%) Configuration Management
16 18 (12.50%) Data Management
17 17 (11.81%) Oracle Applications

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 19 (13.19%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.64%) AquaLogic
3 7 (4.86%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (4.86%) IIS
4 5 (3.47%) Apache
4 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.78%) JBoss
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (1.39%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.89%) MS Office
3 3 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (11.81%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (10.42%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (6.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) Firewall
2 16 (11.11%) DNS
3 13 (9.03%) SAN
4 11 (7.64%) LAN
4 11 (7.64%) WAN
5 10 (6.94%) DHCP
6 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.17%) LDAP
8 5 (3.47%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.47%) VPN
8 5 (3.47%) Junos
8 5 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (2.78%) SSL
9 4 (2.78%) Network Security
10 3 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (2.08%) SSH
11 1 (0.69%) SMS
11 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.36%) Oracle Database
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.08%) DTS
10 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.69%) DB2
11 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.08%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.08%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (2.08%) Ant
4 2 (1.39%) JIRA
4 2 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) CaliberRM
5 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.69%) JMeter
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.08%) Billing
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (11.11%) Developer
2 15 (10.42%) DBA
3 12 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 11 (7.64%) Analyst
4 11 (7.64%) Oracle DBA
5 10 (6.94%) Administrator
6 9 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.86%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Consultant
7 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.86%) Designer
8 6 (4.17%) UX Designer
8 6 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Service Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (2.78%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) Middleware
2 14 (9.72%) Web Services
3 13 (9.03%) .NET
3 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.94%) Java EE
5 8 (5.56%) MDX
6 4 (2.78%) J2EE
6 4 (2.78%) XML
6 4 (2.78%) SOAP
7 3 (2.08%) JMS
7 3 (2.08%) JDBC
7 3 (2.08%) JNDI
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.39%) CSS
9 1 (0.69%) HTML
9 1 (0.69%) HTML5
9 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.69%) Django
9 1 (0.69%) JPA
9 1 (0.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.03%) Clustering
3 12 (8.33%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.86%) Open Source
4 7 (4.86%) User Experience
5 4 (2.78%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.08%) Economics
6 3 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.39%) HACMP
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.94%) Windows
2 23 (15.97%) Linux
3 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (14.58%) UNIX
4 19 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.17%) Solaris
7 6 (4.17%) AIX
8 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.08%) HPUX
9 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.39%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) ITIL
2 27 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 23 (15.97%) Service Management
4 19 (13.19%) Service Delivery
4 19 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 18 (12.50%) Data Management
6 13 (9.03%) SOA
6 13 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.33%) Migration
7 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.33%) Time Management
8 11 (7.64%) Incident Management
8 11 (7.64%) Change Management
9 10 (6.94%) Regression Testing
9 10 (6.94%) Web Design
9 10 (6.94%) Change Control
10 9 (6.25%) Project Management
11 8 (5.56%) Workflow
11 8 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.39%) SQL
2 17 (11.81%) Java
3 13 (9.03%) C#
3 13 (9.03%) VB.NET
4 12 (8.33%) VBA
4 12 (8.33%) VBScript
4 12 (8.33%) VB
5 11 (7.64%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.47%) C
6 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.78%) Perl
8 3 (2.08%) Korn
8 3 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (1.39%) COBOL
10 1 (0.69%) Scala
10 1 (0.69%) VB6
10 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 144 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.25%) MCSE
4 7 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.39%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.89%) QA
2 15 (10.42%) SLA
3 5 (3.47%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.69%) BS7799
4 1 (0.69%) BS15000
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (9.72%) vSphere
2 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.47%) XenApp
6 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.08%) KVM
7 3 (2.08%) RHEV
7 3 (2.08%) NFS
7 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.39%) GPFS
9 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) OpenView
2 7 (4.86%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.47%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.69%) Netcool
6 1 (0.69%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) HP
2 39 (27.08%) Oracle
3 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
5 17 (11.81%) VMware
6 14 (9.72%) Citrix
7 8 (5.56%) CA
7 8 (5.56%) Veritas
8 7 (4.86%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.86%) Cisco
9 6 (4.17%) Juniper
9 6 (4.17%) EMC
9 6 (4.17%) TippingPoint
10 5 (3.47%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.47%) F5
10 5 (3.47%) Business Objects
10 5 (3.47%) McAfee
11 3 (2.08%) Informatica
11 3 (2.08%) Splunk
12 2 (1.39%) IBM
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