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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 406 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.38% 8.83% 13.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.15% 32.39% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 40 59
Median daily rate £300 £324 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +23.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £199 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
- +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 3
Median hourly rate £28.75 £18.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% -46.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 £16.16 £19.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.02%
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
723 213 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 52.32% 27.27% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 108 116
Median daily rate £310 £340 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 4
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -46.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £15.00 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median 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

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +13 398 £300 -7.12% 20
Durham -6 3 £420 -11.57%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 492 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 174 (35.37%) ITIL
3 171 (34.76%) Windows
4 138 (28.05%) Microsoft
5 126 (25.61%) HP
6 119 (24.19%) Active Directory
7 110 (22.36%) Windows Server
8 89 (18.09%) DNS
9 84 (17.07%) DHCP
10 82 (16.67%) Project Management
10 82 (16.67%) VMware
11 81 (16.46%) Service Delivery
12 79 (16.06%) SQL
13 77 (15.65%) Citrix
13 77 (15.65%) Degree
14 73 (14.84%) SQL Server
14 73 (14.84%) Unix
15 70 (14.23%) Linux
16 65 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 62 (12.60%) BPSS Clearance
18 59 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 57 (11.59%) Computer Science
20 55 (11.18%) XenApp
21 52 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 50 (10.16%) SLA
22 50 (10.16%) Oracle
23 49 (9.96%) Change Management
23 49 (9.96%) Incident Management
24 47 (9.55%) Finance
24 47 (9.55%) SAN

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 39 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.47%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.27%) IIS
4 20 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.46%) Apache
5 17 (3.46%) Skype for Business
6 15 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.64%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.24%) JBoss
9 8 (1.63%) CMS
9 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.02%) Tuxedo
11 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.81%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.81%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 43 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.47%) MS Office
3 8 (1.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.20%) Primavera
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.09%) DNS
2 84 (17.07%) DHCP
3 47 (9.55%) SAN
4 40 (8.13%) TCP/IP
5 31 (6.30%) Firewall
6 30 (6.10%) WAN
7 25 (5.08%) LAN
8 11 (2.24%) Internet
8 11 (2.24%) SMS
8 11 (2.24%) VPN
9 10 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.83%) 3G
10 9 (1.83%) Intranet
10 9 (1.83%) SSL
11 7 (1.42%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.42%) LDAP
12 6 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.02%) FTP
13 5 (1.02%) HTTP
14 4 (0.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.46%) DB2
4 16 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.02%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.61%) MySQL
12 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.20%) Big Data
14 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.42%) MSI
3 6 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 6 (1.22%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.02%) Subversion
5 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) Ant
6 1 (0.20%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.20%) Gradle
6 1 (0.20%) Grunt
6 1 (0.20%) JIRA
6 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) Protractor
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 47 (9.55%) Finance
2 16 (3.25%) Legal
3 5 (1.02%) Billing
4 4 (0.81%) Marketing
4 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.61%) Banking
5 3 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.20%) Advertising
6 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 50 (10.16%) Architect
2 49 (9.96%) Support Engineer
3 39 (7.93%) Analyst
4 36 (7.32%) Developer
5 29 (5.89%) Consultant
6 26 (5.28%) Project Manager
7 19 (3.86%) Unix Engineer
8 17 (3.46%) Desktop Support
9 16 (3.25%) DBA
10 15 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (3.05%) Administrator
10 15 (3.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 12 (2.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.44%) SQL DBA
11 12 (2.44%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (2.24%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.03%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.03%) Release Analyst
13 10 (2.03%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.07%) Middleware
2 18 (3.66%) .NET
3 17 (3.46%) Web Services
4 13 (2.64%) XML
5 9 (1.83%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.63%) ADO.NET
6 8 (1.63%) HTML
6 8 (1.63%) J2EE
7 6 (1.22%) CSS
7 6 (1.22%) ISPF
8 4 (0.81%) HTML5
8 4 (0.81%) XHTML
9 3 (0.61%) ADO
9 3 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (0.61%) Java EE
10 2 (0.41%) jQuery
10 2 (0.41%) JSON
10 2 (0.41%) JSP
10 2 (0.41%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (6.30%) Data Centre
5 27 (5.49%) Clustering
6 21 (4.27%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.64%) Replication
8 10 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.83%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.63%) Economics
10 8 (1.63%) PKI
10 8 (1.63%) PMI
11 7 (1.42%) HACMP
12 6 (1.22%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.22%) User Experience
13 5 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 171 (34.76%) Windows
2 110 (22.36%) Windows Server
3 73 (14.84%) Unix
4 70 (14.23%) Linux
5 65 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (9.15%) AIX
8 35 (7.11%) Solaris
9 31 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (4.07%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.83%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.83%) zOS
13 6 (1.22%) HPUX
14 4 (0.81%) Android
14 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.81%) MVS
15 3 (0.61%) OS/390
16 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (35.37%) ITIL
2 82 (16.67%) Project Management
3 81 (16.46%) Service Delivery
4 49 (9.96%) Change Management
4 49 (9.96%) Incident Management
5 45 (9.15%) Problem Management
6 41 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (7.32%) Change Control
8 33 (6.71%) Release Management
9 31 (6.30%) Software Delivery
10 30 (6.10%) Service Management
11 29 (5.89%) Root Cause Analysis
12 28 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.28%) ITIL V3
14 25 (5.08%) Migration
15 24 (4.88%) Business Continuity
15 24 (4.88%) Configuration Management
16 22 (4.47%) High Availability
17 16 (3.25%) Programme Management
18 15 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.06%) SQL
2 36 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.11%) Perl
4 31 (6.30%) Java
5 28 (5.69%) JavaScript
6 27 (5.49%) Shell Script
6 27 (5.49%) VB
7 17 (3.46%) C#
7 17 (3.46%) VBScript
8 14 (2.85%) C
9 13 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.24%) Korn
11 10 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.03%) C++
12 8 (1.63%) C-shell
12 8 (1.63%) Python
13 6 (1.22%) JCL
14 4 (0.81%) REXX
14 4 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 492 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (15.65%) Degree
3 62 (12.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 52 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.08%) MCSE
6 22 (4.47%) PMI Certification
7 17 (3.46%) PMP
8 14 (2.85%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.42%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.42%) CISSP
9 7 (1.42%) IBM AIX Certification
9 7 (1.42%) MCDBA
9 7 (1.42%) MCSA
10 6 (1.22%) CCNA
10 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.22%) MCP
10 6 (1.22%) RHCE
10 6 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.02%) AAT
11 5 (1.02%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.16%) SLA
2 33 (6.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (2.44%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.02%) QA
5 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 119 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.18%) XenApp
3 45 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (6.71%) XenDesktop
6 30 (6.10%) XenServer
7 15 (3.05%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (2.03%) vSphere
10 9 (1.83%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.63%) Samba
12 7 (1.42%) GPFS
13 6 (1.22%) KVM
14 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.81%) Firmware
15 4 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
16 3 (0.61%) Brightmail
16 3 (0.61%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 2 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 36 (7.32%) SCCM
2 24 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 22 (4.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 19 (3.86%) XenMobile
5 17 (3.46%) SafeCom
6 16 (3.25%) HP SiteScope
7 15 (3.05%) MOM
8 14 (2.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 13 (2.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (2.44%) EdgeSight
10 12 (2.44%) NetBackup
11 11 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (2.03%) Perfmon
13 7 (1.42%) OpenView
14 6 (1.22%) WMI
15 5 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
16 4 (0.81%) PureDisk
16 4 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 3 (0.61%) HP SIM
17 3 (0.61%) Simpana
Vendors
1 138 (28.05%) Microsoft
2 126 (25.61%) HP
3 82 (16.67%) VMware
4 77 (15.65%) Citrix
5 50 (10.16%) Oracle
6 46 (9.35%) AppSense
7 36 (7.32%) Red Hat
8 31 (6.30%) IBM
8 31 (6.30%) ServiceNow
9 30 (6.10%) CA
10 29 (5.89%) SAP
11 27 (5.49%) ThinPrint
12 17 (3.46%) BMC
13 14 (2.85%) Cisco
13 14 (2.85%) EMC
14 13 (2.64%) Symantec
15 10 (2.03%) Axway
16 8 (1.63%) Serena
17 6 (1.22%) Altiris
17 6 (1.22%) Borland
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