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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 5 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 294 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.65% 8.11% 9.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.66% 29.03% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 48 41
Median daily rate £323 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £421 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 6
Median hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £17.77 £17.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £36.90 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.51 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +43.22%
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
592 310 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.59% 27.93% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 179 110
Median daily rate £331 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £32.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £12.20 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +11 283 £320 - 14
Northumberland - 3 £338 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 330 (39.57%) Windows
3 273 (32.73%) ITIL
3 273 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 236 (28.30%) Active Directory
4 236 (28.30%) Windows Server
5 226 (27.10%) HP
6 165 (19.78%) SQL
7 161 (19.30%) Unix
8 160 (19.18%) Linux
8 160 (19.18%) DNS
9 158 (18.94%) SQL Server
10 147 (17.63%) Degree
11 134 (16.07%) Oracle
12 130 (15.59%) DHCP
13 127 (15.23%) VMware
14 119 (14.27%) BPSS Clearance
15 112 (13.43%) Service Delivery
16 110 (13.19%) Citrix
17 108 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 108 (12.95%) Project Management
18 107 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
19 101 (12.11%) Computer Science
20 94 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
20 94 (11.27%) MS Excel
20 94 (11.27%) PowerShell
21 93 (11.15%) SAN
22 90 (10.79%) TCP/IP
23 89 (10.67%) AIX
23 89 (10.67%) Incident Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (6.35%) MS Exchange
1 53 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 50 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 50 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 40 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 40 (4.80%) Skype for Business
4 39 (4.68%) IIS
5 34 (4.08%) Apache
6 31 (3.72%) OpenStack
7 18 (2.16%) Oracle Application Server
8 17 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.80%) JBoss
10 15 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (1.68%) iPlanet
11 14 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (1.44%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.08%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 94 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.32%) MS Office
3 15 (1.80%) MS Project
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (0.48%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.76%) Office 365
2 15 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.24%) IaaS
3 2 (0.24%) PaaS
3 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (19.18%) DNS
2 130 (15.59%) DHCP
3 93 (11.15%) SAN
4 90 (10.79%) TCP/IP
5 60 (7.19%) Firewall
6 37 (4.44%) WAN
7 27 (3.24%) LAN
8 26 (3.12%) Skype
9 24 (2.88%) HTTP
10 23 (2.76%) Internet
11 21 (2.52%) LDAP
12 20 (2.40%) Intranet
13 16 (1.92%) iSCSI
14 15 (1.80%) HTTPS
15 13 (1.56%) Kerberos
16 12 (1.44%) SSL
17 11 (1.32%) NAS
17 11 (1.32%) SMS
17 11 (1.32%) VPN
18 10 (1.20%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.68%) DB2
3 37 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (2.16%) RDBMS
7 17 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.80%) MySQL
9 12 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.92%) MSI
2 14 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.96%) LoadRunner
5 8 (0.96%) StarTeam
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.84%) Subversion
7 6 (0.72%) GCC
7 6 (0.72%) GDB
8 5 (0.60%) Maven
8 5 (0.60%) Protractor
9 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.36%) GitLab
10 3 (0.36%) JMeter
10 3 (0.36%) webpack
11 2 (0.24%) Ant
11 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 53 (6.35%) Finance
2 13 (1.56%) Legal
3 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 7 (0.84%) Banking
4 7 (0.84%) Billing
5 5 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.24%) Advertising
7 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (9.23%) Support Engineer
2 61 (7.31%) Architect
3 50 (6.00%) Project Manager
4 49 (5.88%) Analyst
5 42 (5.04%) Consultant
6 37 (4.44%) Developer
7 35 (4.20%) Administrator
8 29 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
9 28 (3.36%) DBA
10 25 (3.00%) Unix Engineer
11 21 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (2.52%) Active Directory Engineer
12 20 (2.40%) Desktop Support
12 20 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.40%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 19 (2.28%) Linux Engineer
13 19 (2.28%) Technical Leader
13 19 (2.28%) Wintel Support
14 17 (2.04%) SQL DBA
14 17 (2.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.16%) Middleware
2 24 (2.88%) J2EE
3 21 (2.52%) .NET
4 18 (2.16%) XML
5 13 (1.56%) Web Services
6 12 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.96%) HTML
7 8 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (0.96%) Node.js
8 7 (0.84%) ISPF
8 7 (0.84%) OAuth
8 7 (0.84%) OAuth2
8 7 (0.84%) OpenID
9 6 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.72%) CSS
10 5 (0.60%) Spring
11 4 (0.48%) JSON
11 4 (0.48%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.36%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.11%) Computer Science
2 64 (7.67%) Clustering
3 50 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.76%) Management Information System
5 36 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 31 (3.72%) Mainframe
7 26 (3.12%) Replication
8 16 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.92%) User Experience
9 14 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.68%) PKI
10 12 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (1.32%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.20%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.20%) Economics
12 10 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 330 (39.57%) Windows
2 236 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 161 (19.30%) Unix
4 160 (19.18%) Linux
5 107 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 89 (10.67%) AIX
8 79 (9.47%) Solaris
9 48 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (3.72%) Windows 7
12 17 (2.04%) Android
12 17 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.92%) HPUX
14 13 (1.56%) zOS
15 11 (1.32%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.96%) OS/390
17 6 (0.72%) SUSE
18 5 (0.60%) MVS
19 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (32.73%) ITIL
2 112 (13.43%) Service Delivery
3 108 (12.95%) Project Management
4 89 (10.67%) Incident Management
5 81 (9.71%) Change Management
6 76 (9.11%) Migration
7 64 (7.67%) Problem Management
8 55 (6.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 49 (5.88%) High Availability
10 45 (5.40%) Change Control
10 45 (5.40%) Mentoring
11 44 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (5.04%) Release Management
13 40 (4.80%) Configuration Management
14 39 (4.68%) Software Delivery
15 38 (4.56%) Load Balancing
16 37 (4.44%) Business Continuity
17 31 (3.72%) Service Management
18 27 (3.24%) ITSM
18 27 (3.24%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 165 (19.78%) SQL
2 94 (11.27%) PowerShell
3 68 (8.15%) Perl
4 62 (7.43%) VB
5 56 (6.71%) Shell Script
6 51 (6.12%) Java
7 33 (3.96%) C
8 28 (3.36%) C#
8 28 (3.36%) T-SQL
8 28 (3.36%) VBScript
9 26 (3.12%) JavaScript
10 16 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.68%) Korn
12 13 (1.56%) C++
12 13 (1.56%) C-shell
13 12 (1.44%) Python
14 7 (0.84%) JCL
15 5 (0.60%) Jython
15 5 (0.60%) REXX
16 4 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 147 (17.63%) Degree
3 119 (14.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 108 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (6.47%) MCSE
6 19 (2.28%) AAT
6 19 (2.28%) PMI Certification
7 18 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.80%) MCP
8 15 (1.80%) MCTS
8 15 (1.80%) PMP
8 15 (1.80%) RHCE
9 10 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.20%) MCDBA
9 10 (1.20%) MCSA
10 9 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.08%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.96%) CISSP
11 8 (0.96%) MCITP
11 8 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (10.07%) SLA
2 57 (6.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (2.28%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.96%) QA
5 6 (0.72%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 236 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (8.51%) XenApp
4 67 (8.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 47 (5.64%) XenDesktop
6 41 (4.92%) XenServer
7 26 (3.12%) Hyper-V
8 25 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 15 (1.80%) KVM
11 14 (1.68%) vSphere
12 13 (1.56%) Firmware
13 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (1.44%) Samba
13 12 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (1.32%) Terminal Services
15 10 (1.20%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
16 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 5 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (6.12%) SCCM
1 51 (6.12%) Tivoli
2 41 (4.92%) HP SiteScope
3 36 (4.32%) MOM
4 28 (3.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 25 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (2.88%) XenMobile
7 23 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 23 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (2.52%) SafeCom
9 18 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (2.04%) NetBackup
11 15 (1.80%) EdgeSight
12 14 (1.68%) Perfmon
13 13 (1.56%) OpenView
14 12 (1.44%) Puppet
15 10 (1.20%) Cisco IPCC
16 8 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 8 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 273 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 226 (27.10%) HP
3 134 (16.07%) Oracle
4 127 (15.23%) VMware
5 110 (13.19%) Citrix
6 68 (8.15%) CA
7 63 (7.55%) AppSense
8 61 (7.31%) ServiceNow
9 53 (6.35%) Red Hat
10 44 (5.28%) BMC
10 44 (5.28%) SAP
11 41 (4.92%) IBM
12 33 (3.96%) EMC
13 32 (3.84%) Cisco
13 32 (3.84%) ThinPrint
14 21 (2.52%) Sun
15 20 (2.40%) Symantec
16 19 (2.28%) Veritas
17 15 (1.80%) F5
18 14 (1.68%) 3PAR
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