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 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 3 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 266 71 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.95% 9.42% 20.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.96% 36.41% 57.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 40 92
Average daily rate £306 £312 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £454 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% +52.77%
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
522 195 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 45.04% 25.86% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 107 155
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 £239 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £518 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% -7.65%
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 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 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 255 £295 -8.66% 5
Durham -2 6 £420 -
Northumberland - 1 £350 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 354 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 133 (37.57%) ITIL
3 112 (31.64%) Windows
4 79 (22.32%) Microsoft
4 79 (22.32%) HP
5 76 (21.47%) Windows Server
6 69 (19.49%) Active Directory
6 69 (19.49%) Project Management
7 62 (17.51%) Unix
8 59 (16.67%) VMware
9 58 (16.38%) DHCP
9 58 (16.38%) DNS
10 57 (16.10%) Service Delivery
11 56 (15.82%) Degree
12 48 (13.56%) Linux
12 48 (13.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 47 (13.28%) Finance
14 46 (12.99%) Citrix
15 45 (12.71%) SQL
16 44 (12.43%) SQL Server
17 43 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
19 40 (11.30%) XenApp
20 39 (11.02%) Computer Science
20 39 (11.02%) Oracle
21 38 (10.73%) SAN
22 37 (10.45%) Management Information System
23 35 (9.89%) Incident Management
24 34 (9.60%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 30 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.24%) Apache
3 14 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.67%) IIS
5 11 (3.11%) CMS
5 11 (3.11%) JBoss
6 8 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.41%) Tuxedo
9 5 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.13%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.13%) Node.js
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.85%) CICS
11 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 23 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.39%) MS Office
3 6 (1.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.28%) assyst
4 1 (0.28%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.28%) Primavera
4 1 (0.28%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.54%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.38%) DHCP
1 58 (16.38%) DNS
2 38 (10.73%) SAN
3 26 (7.34%) WAN
4 24 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 21 (5.93%) LAN
6 19 (5.37%) Firewall
7 10 (2.82%) SMS
7 10 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.54%) 3G
8 9 (2.54%) Internet
8 9 (2.54%) VPN
9 8 (2.26%) LDAP
10 7 (1.98%) Intranet
10 7 (1.98%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.41%) NAS
13 4 (1.13%) HTTP
14 3 (0.85%) FTP
14 3 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.95%) DB2
4 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.54%) StarTeam
2 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.41%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.13%) Subversion
5 3 (0.85%) MSI
6 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.28%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 47 (13.28%) Finance
2 14 (3.95%) Legal
3 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.26%) Marketing
4 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.13%) Electronics
6 3 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (11.86%) Architect
2 40 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 35 (9.89%) Developer
4 33 (9.32%) Analyst
5 22 (6.21%) Consultant
5 22 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.08%) Unix Engineer
7 16 (4.52%) Desktop Support
8 13 (3.67%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.39%) Release Analyst
10 11 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.11%) CRM Developer
10 11 (3.11%) DBA
10 11 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 10 (2.82%) Service Architect
12 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 9 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.54%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 8 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.08%) Web Services
2 16 (4.52%) Middleware
3 13 (3.67%) .NET
4 9 (2.54%) HTML
5 8 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.26%) J2EE
5 8 (2.26%) XML
6 7 (1.98%) ADO.NET
6 7 (1.98%) CSS
7 6 (1.69%) Java EE
8 5 (1.41%) HTML5
8 5 (1.41%) ISPF
9 4 (1.13%) XHTML
10 3 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.85%) Java EE 5
10 3 (0.85%) Java SE
10 3 (0.85%) JSON
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Camel
11 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 29 (8.19%) Data Centre
4 27 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.67%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.39%) Mainframe
7 11 (3.11%) Clustering
8 10 (2.82%) Replication
9 9 (2.54%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.54%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.98%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.98%) PMI
11 6 (1.69%) Economics
11 6 (1.69%) HACMP
11 6 (1.69%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.41%) AS400
13 4 (1.13%) Celerra
13 4 (1.13%) CLARiiON
13 4 (1.13%) EMC VNX
13 4 (1.13%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 112 (31.64%) Windows
2 76 (21.47%) Windows Server
3 62 (17.51%) Unix
4 48 (13.56%) Linux
5 43 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (9.60%) Solaris
8 31 (8.76%) AIX
9 17 (4.80%) Windows 7
10 15 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.26%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.98%) zOS
14 5 (1.41%) HPUX
15 3 (0.85%) MVS
15 3 (0.85%) OS/390
16 2 (0.56%) Android
16 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.28%) CentOS
17 1 (0.28%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (37.57%) ITIL
2 69 (19.49%) Project Management
3 57 (16.10%) Service Delivery
4 42 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (9.89%) Incident Management
6 34 (9.60%) Change Management
7 32 (9.04%) Change Control
8 31 (8.76%) Mentoring
9 29 (8.19%) Problem Management
10 28 (7.91%) Release Management
11 26 (7.34%) Service Management
12 24 (6.78%) Configuration Management
12 24 (6.78%) Migration
12 24 (6.78%) Software Delivery
13 22 (6.21%) ITIL V3
14 21 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (5.37%) Programme Management
16 16 (4.52%) Business Continuity
17 15 (4.24%) CRM
18 14 (3.95%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.71%) SQL
2 30 (8.47%) Java
3 29 (8.19%) Perl
4 22 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 22 (6.21%) Shell Script
5 19 (5.37%) VB
6 16 (4.52%) C
7 10 (2.82%) C++
7 10 (2.82%) Korn
7 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.82%) Python
7 10 (2.82%) VBScript
8 9 (2.54%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.54%) C#
9 8 (2.26%) C-shell
10 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.41%) JCL
12 4 (1.13%) COBOL
13 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 354 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (15.82%) Degree
3 48 (13.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (5.65%) PMI Certification
5 18 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.24%) DV Cleared
6 15 (4.24%) PMP
7 8 (2.26%) MCSE
8 7 (1.98%) BC Cleared
8 7 (1.98%) MCDBA
9 6 (1.69%) CCNA
9 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.69%) IBM AIX Certification
9 6 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.41%) CCNP
10 5 (1.41%) OCP
10 5 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.13%) MCP
12 3 (0.85%) MCSA
12 3 (0.85%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.91%) SLA
2 25 (7.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.54%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.41%) QA
5 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.30%) XenApp
3 33 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (8.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (5.93%) XenServer
6 20 (5.65%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.67%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.26%) Samba
10 6 (1.69%) GPFS
10 6 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.69%) vSphere
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.28%) NFS
14 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (6.78%) SCCM
2 17 (4.80%) Tivoli
3 13 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (3.67%) XenMobile
4 12 (3.39%) HP SiteScope
5 11 (3.11%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.11%) MOM
6 9 (2.54%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.54%) WMI
7 7 (1.98%) OpenView
7 7 (1.98%) Perfmon
8 5 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
10 3 (0.85%) WSUS
11 2 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 79 (22.32%) HP
1 79 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.67%) VMware
3 46 (12.99%) Citrix
4 39 (11.02%) Oracle
5 32 (9.04%) AppSense
6 26 (7.34%) Red Hat
7 23 (6.50%) ServiceNow
7 23 (6.50%) ThinPrint
8 22 (6.21%) SAP
9 21 (5.93%) CA
9 21 (5.93%) IBM
10 13 (3.67%) BMC
10 13 (3.67%) SafeCom
11 11 (3.11%) Serena
12 10 (2.82%) Axway
12 10 (2.82%) Cisco
13 9 (2.54%) Borland
14 7 (1.98%) Symantec
15 6 (1.69%) Veritas
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