The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 130 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 31 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.19% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 1.01% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£500 £500 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £26.79 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+15.36% +24.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
831 595 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.80% 18.94% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 316 234
Average daily rate £400 £341 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 52 52
Average hourly rate £33.76 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.04% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the North West region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the North West region.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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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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
Cumbria - 15 £520 - 1
Manchester -7 10 £444 -11.25% 1
Cheshire -14 2 - -
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England

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DV 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 DV Cleared.

1 72 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 26 (36.11%) Java
4 21 (29.17%) SAP
5 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (23.61%) OO
8 16 (22.22%) Ant
8 16 (22.22%) TDD
8 16 (22.22%) SDLC
9 15 (20.83%) JUnit
9 15 (20.83%) J2EE
9 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.83%) SQL
10 12 (16.67%) OOP
10 12 (16.67%) CSS
10 12 (16.67%) HTML
10 12 (16.67%) OOD
10 12 (16.67%) jQuery
11 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
11 11 (15.28%) Manufacturing
12 10 (13.89%) Oracle
12 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
13 9 (12.50%) Quality Management
14 8 (11.11%) Project Management
14 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
15 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
15 7 (9.72%) Finance
15 7 (9.72%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DV 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 DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) SAP PP
2 3 (4.17%) Primavera
2 3 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 3 (4.17%) SAP PM
2 3 (4.17%) SAP QM
2 3 (4.17%) SAP PLM
3 2 (2.78%) SAP GRC
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.78%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.78%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) AMQP
3 2 (2.78%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.39%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.56%) Big Data
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Ant
2 15 (20.83%) JUnit
3 6 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.94%) JIRA
5 4 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.17%) Gradle
7 2 (2.78%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.39%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.39%) Maven
8 1 (1.39%) ProC
8 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (15.28%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Developer
2 20 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 15 (20.83%) Consultant
4 9 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.33%) Process Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.17%) SAP PP Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) SAP PM Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Applications Support Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.78%) SAP HR Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) J2EE
2 12 (16.67%) HTML
2 12 (16.67%) CSS
2 12 (16.67%) jQuery
3 5 (6.94%) EJB
4 4 (5.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.17%) JMS
5 3 (4.17%) Java EE
5 3 (4.17%) JSON
6 2 (2.78%) SWT
6 2 (2.78%) Swing
6 2 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (1.39%) JSP
7 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) PMI
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) CESG
3 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) UNIX
2 5 (6.94%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) HPUX
4 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (23.61%) OO
4 16 (22.22%) TDD
4 16 (22.22%) SDLC
5 12 (16.67%) OOP
5 12 (16.67%) OOD
6 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
7 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 8 (11.11%) Project Management
9 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.72%) Migration
10 7 (9.72%) Scrum
11 6 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
11 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (8.33%) BPMN
11 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
11 6 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) Java
2 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 15 (20.83%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) C
4 3 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (2.78%) Perl
5 2 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) Lua
6 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.33%) MCTS
4 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (5.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 4 (5.56%) ISEB
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.17%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.39%) OCPJP
7 1 (1.39%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) SAP
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Sun
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.78%) Sybase
7 1 (1.39%) HP