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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 16 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 79 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.09% 7.71% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.44% 36.71% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 8
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£361 £253 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.88% -22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.87% -36.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.13 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -36.57%
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
211 79 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.95% 21.01% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 42 39
Average daily rate £352 £307 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £207 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £450 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £13.43 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.93 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +4 68 £371 +45.58%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (34.01%) HP
3 48 (32.65%) Windows
4 47 (31.97%) ITIL
5 36 (24.49%) Oracle
6 34 (23.13%) SQL
7 32 (21.77%) Problem Management
8 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
9 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 28 (19.05%) Service Management
10 26 (17.69%) Service Delivery
10 26 (17.69%) Finance
11 25 (17.01%) Linux
11 25 (17.01%) Oracle Database
12 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
12 24 (16.33%) Middleware
13 23 (15.65%) Java
14 22 (14.97%) MS Office
14 22 (14.97%) Firewall
15 21 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (13.61%) Red Hat
16 20 (13.61%) WebLogic
17 19 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (12.24%) VMware
18 18 (12.24%) Incident Management
19 17 (11.56%) QA
19 17 (11.56%) SOA
19 17 (11.56%) OpenView
19 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (13.61%) WebLogic
2 14 (9.52%) AquaLogic
3 7 (4.76%) IIS
3 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.40%) Apache
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 2 (1.36%) Tuxedo
7 2 (1.36%) JBoss
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.97%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (7.48%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.97%) Firewall
2 16 (10.88%) SAN
3 12 (8.16%) DNS
4 11 (7.48%) LAN
4 11 (7.48%) WAN
5 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (4.08%) Junos
7 6 (4.08%) Network Security
7 6 (4.08%) SSL
7 6 (4.08%) DHCP
8 5 (3.40%) LDAP
9 2 (1.36%) VPN
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
10 1 (0.68%) SMS
10 1 (0.68%) SSH
10 1 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) Oracle Database
2 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (2.04%) DTS
9 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.68%) DB2
10 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.72%) Ant
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.04%) JIRA
4 2 (1.36%) Selenium
4 2 (1.36%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.68%) JMeter
5 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.04%) Billing
4 2 (1.36%) Military
4 2 (1.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (11.56%) Developer
2 16 (10.88%) Administrator
3 14 (9.52%) DBA
4 10 (6.80%) Analyst
4 10 (6.80%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (6.80%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.44%) Designer
7 7 (4.76%) Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) UX Designer
9 5 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) Architect
11 3 (2.04%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.04%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.04%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.04%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) Middleware
2 14 (9.52%) .NET
2 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 13 (8.84%) Web Services
3 13 (8.84%) Java EE
4 8 (5.44%) MDX
5 6 (4.08%) SOAP
5 6 (4.08%) J2EE
6 4 (2.72%) XML
6 4 (2.72%) JMS
6 4 (2.72%) JDBC
6 4 (2.72%) JNDI
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.36%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.68%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) JSON
8 1 (0.68%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.16%) N-Tier
2 12 (8.16%) Clustering
3 7 (4.76%) User Experience
4 6 (4.08%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.72%) Open Source
6 3 (2.04%) Economics
6 3 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.65%) Windows
2 25 (17.01%) Linux
3 21 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.52%) UNIX
7 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.04%) Solaris
8 3 (2.04%) AIX
8 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.36%) VME
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.68%) OS/2
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) ITIL
2 32 (21.77%) Problem Management
3 28 (19.05%) Service Management
4 26 (17.69%) Service Delivery
5 18 (12.24%) Incident Management
6 17 (11.56%) SOA
7 16 (10.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (10.88%) Data Management
8 15 (10.20%) Change Management
9 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
9 14 (9.52%) Time Management
10 13 (8.84%) Network Management
10 13 (8.84%) Project Management
10 13 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.80%) Web Design
13 9 (6.12%) Network Design
13 9 (6.12%) Change Control
14 8 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.13%) SQL
2 23 (15.65%) Java
3 14 (9.52%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 12 (8.16%) VBA
4 12 (8.16%) VBScript
4 12 (8.16%) VB
5 9 (6.12%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.76%) C
7 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (1.36%) COBOL
10 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) Korn
10 1 (0.68%) XPath
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.12%) MCSE
4 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.36%) ISEB
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) QA
2 14 (9.52%) SLA
3 6 (4.08%) JSP 440
4 4 (2.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) BS7799
5 1 (0.68%) BS15000
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (10.88%) vSphere
2 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.68%) NFS
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) KVM
8 1 (0.68%) RHEV
8 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) OpenView
2 7 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.04%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (34.01%) HP
2 36 (24.49%) Oracle
3 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 20 (13.61%) Red Hat
5 18 (12.24%) VMware
6 11 (7.48%) Citrix
7 10 (6.80%) Cisco
8 9 (6.12%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.44%) EMC
9 8 (5.44%) Juniper
9 8 (5.44%) F5
10 7 (4.76%) 3PAR
10 7 (4.76%) TippingPoint
10 7 (4.76%) Veritas
10 7 (4.76%) McAfee
11 6 (4.08%) CA
11 6 (4.08%) Informatica
11 6 (4.08%) Splunk
12 5 (3.40%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.36%) Serena