The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 23 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 242 170 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 5.60% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.29% 31.14% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 59 55
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £120 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £18.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.77% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.02 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £25.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -14.28%
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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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
799 546 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 17.98% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 266 231
Average daily rate £400 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 51
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SC 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 SC Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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 +3 108 £350 -24.52% 11
Lancashire -5 42 £425 +21.42% 7
Manchester -7 36 £438 - 7
Merseyside -2 28 £500 +6.38% 2
Cheshire -32 18 £475 +69.64% 2
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 471 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 104 (22.08%) Oracle
3 92 (19.53%) Windows
4 83 (17.62%) Microsoft
5 68 (14.44%) Migration
6 62 (13.16%) SAP
7 58 (12.31%) SQL
8 57 (12.10%) Finance
9 54 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (8.49%) Oracle EBS R12
11 39 (8.28%) DV Cleared
11 39 (8.28%) Oracle EBS
12 38 (8.07%) Project Management
12 38 (8.07%) CRM
13 37 (7.86%) ITIL
13 37 (7.86%) Manufacturing
14 36 (7.64%) SharePoint
15 35 (7.43%) UNIX
16 32 (6.79%) MS Excel
17 31 (6.58%) ERP
17 31 (6.58%) MS Office
17 31 (6.58%) Cisco
18 30 (6.37%) Java
18 30 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (5.94%) PRINCE2
20 27 (5.73%) SQL Server
21 26 (5.52%) Incident Management
21 26 (5.52%) Test Scripting
22 25 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
22 25 (5.31%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.40%) NetWeaver
3 11 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.49%) JBoss
5 7 (1.49%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (1.06%) IIS
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.64%) Lync
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.58%) MS Office
3 21 (4.46%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 40 (8.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 39 (8.28%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (4.46%) Primavera
4 18 (3.82%) Teamcenter
5 14 (2.97%) SAP PP
6 11 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (1.91%) SAP PM
7 9 (1.91%) SAP PLM
8 6 (1.27%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.64%) SAP QM
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.64%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.82%) Internet
2 15 (3.18%) WAN
3 13 (2.76%) DNS
3 13 (2.76%) MPLS
3 13 (2.76%) Firewall
4 12 (2.55%) DHCP
5 11 (2.34%) SSL
5 11 (2.34%) OSPF
6 9 (1.91%) BGP
6 9 (1.91%) HTTP
6 9 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.91%) LAN
7 5 (1.06%) VPN
7 5 (1.06%) Intranet
7 5 (1.06%) IPsec
8 4 (0.85%) SAN
9 3 (0.64%) SNMP
9 3 (0.64%) VLAN
9 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.97%) SAP HANA
4 12 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.64%) MS Access
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.21%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.21%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (2.34%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.06%) Maven
3 5 (1.06%) JIRA
3 5 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.64%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (0.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.64%) ProC
5 3 (0.64%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.42%) MSI
6 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) JMeter
7 1 (0.21%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 57 (12.10%) Finance
2 37 (7.86%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.82%) Local Government
4 8 (1.70%) Military
5 7 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.06%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.85%) Avionics
8 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 85 (18.05%) Consultant
2 69 (14.65%) Architect
3 60 (12.74%) Analyst
4 47 (9.98%) Developer
5 39 (8.28%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.52%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.10%) Technical Architect
8 23 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
9 22 (4.67%) Oracle Consultant
10 21 (4.46%) SAP Consultant
10 21 (4.46%) Oracle Developer
11 16 (3.40%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.40%) Test Manager
12 13 (2.76%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (2.76%) SAP Architect
13 12 (2.55%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.34%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.12%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.25%) HTML
2 18 (3.82%) XML
3 11 (2.34%) .NET
3 11 (2.34%) Web Services
4 10 (2.12%) SOAP
5 7 (1.49%) Middleware
5 7 (1.49%) SAP Basis
6 6 (1.27%) JSON
6 6 (1.27%) WebCenter
6 6 (1.27%) REST
7 4 (0.85%) JSP
7 4 (0.85%) XSD
7 4 (0.85%) XSLT
7 4 (0.85%) WSDL
8 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.64%) jQuery
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.27%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.06%) Device Driver
7 4 (0.85%) DataPower
8 3 (0.64%) User Experience
8 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.64%) RMADS
8 3 (0.64%) CESG
8 3 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.42%) Economics
9 2 (0.42%) SecurID
9 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (19.53%) Windows
2 35 (7.43%) UNIX
3 25 (5.31%) Linux
3 25 (5.31%) Windows 7
4 20 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.34%) Solaris
8 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.12%) AIX
10 3 (0.64%) HPUX
10 3 (0.64%) Android
10 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.44%) Migration
2 54 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (8.07%) CRM
3 38 (8.07%) Project Management
4 37 (7.86%) ITIL
5 31 (6.58%) ERP
6 28 (5.94%) PRINCE2
7 26 (5.52%) Incident Management
7 26 (5.52%) Test Scripting
8 25 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
11 22 (4.67%) Data Migration
12 21 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (4.25%) Quality Management
14 18 (3.82%) Test Strategy
15 17 (3.61%) Data Modelling
16 16 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (3.40%) Waterfall
17 15 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.31%) SQL
2 30 (6.37%) Java
3 19 (4.03%) PL/SQL
4 9 (1.91%) VBA
5 8 (1.70%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.70%) C
6 7 (1.49%) XQuery
6 7 (1.49%) VBScript
7 6 (1.27%) Perl
7 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.06%) C#
9 4 (0.85%) VB
9 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.42%) Ada
12 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 471 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.28%) DV Cleared
3 24 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.67%) Degree
5 18 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.18%) ISEB
7 14 (2.97%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.55%) CCNP
9 9 (1.91%) CCNA
9 9 (1.91%) MCTS
10 8 (1.70%) CISM
10 8 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.70%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (1.70%) CISSP
11 7 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.49%) MCSE
11 7 (1.49%) MCSA
12 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.46%) QA
2 12 (2.55%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.27%) XenApp
3 5 (1.06%) XenServer
3 5 (1.06%) vSphere
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) SRDF
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.27%) Puppet
3 4 (0.85%) SCCM
4 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.42%) Ansible
4 2 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.42%) Salt
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.21%) OVSD
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 104 (22.08%) Oracle
2 83 (17.62%) Microsoft
3 62 (13.16%) SAP
4 31 (6.58%) Cisco
5 24 (5.10%) VMware
6 23 (4.88%) HP
7 21 (4.46%) IBM
8 18 (3.82%) Citrix
9 17 (3.61%) Juniper
10 10 (2.12%) EMC
11 8 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.49%) Lotus
12 7 (1.49%) Informatica
12 7 (1.49%) NetApp
13 5 (1.06%) Siemens
13 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.85%) Sourcefire
14 4 (0.85%) Sun
14 4 (0.85%) Brocade
15 3 (0.64%) Google
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