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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 218 181 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.91% 4.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.80% 32.91% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 64 46
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£393 £341 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -19.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £132 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £509 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 12
Average hourly rate £30.52 £18.00 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.55% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £27.24 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -2.32%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
757 550 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.37% 17.94% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 272 204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £216 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 50 44
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £16.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.63 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +2 86 £378 -5.62% 23
Lancashire -1 47 £385 +27.11% 5
Manchester -13 31 £135 -70.00% 6
Merseyside -9 20 £508 +13.40% 2
Cheshire -39 20 £393 +40.17% 4
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 428 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 103 (24.07%) Oracle
3 99 (23.13%) Windows
4 76 (17.76%) Microsoft
5 70 (16.36%) Finance
6 60 (14.02%) SQL
7 59 (13.79%) Migration
8 50 (11.68%) SAP
9 47 (10.98%) Oracle EBS R12
10 42 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
11 39 (9.11%) UNIX
12 37 (8.64%) CRM
13 36 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (8.41%) VMware
14 35 (8.18%) ITIL
15 34 (7.94%) SharePoint
16 33 (7.71%) Project Management
16 33 (7.71%) Linux
17 32 (7.48%) MS Excel
18 31 (7.24%) SQL Server
18 31 (7.24%) Manufacturing
19 30 (7.01%) Cisco
19 30 (7.01%) DV Cleared
19 30 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (6.31%) Windows 7
20 27 (6.31%) MS Office
21 25 (5.84%) Java
21 25 (5.84%) Incident Management
21 25 (5.84%) Test Scripting
22 24 (5.61%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 34 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.74%) NetWeaver
3 12 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.40%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.93%) IIS
7 4 (0.93%) JBoss
7 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.70%) Lync
8 3 (0.70%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 32 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.31%) MS Office
3 20 (4.67%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.93%) MS Project
7 2 (0.47%) Windchill
8 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 47 (10.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (3.74%) Primavera
4 15 (3.50%) Teamcenter
5 12 (2.80%) SAP PP
6 11 (2.57%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle Payroll
7 7 (1.64%) SAP PM
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (1.40%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (1.17%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.93%) SAP PLM
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 3 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.44%) Internet
2 14 (3.27%) DNS
3 13 (3.04%) DHCP
4 11 (2.57%) WAN
5 10 (2.34%) SSL
6 9 (2.10%) MPLS
7 8 (1.87%) Firewall
7 8 (1.87%) SAN
7 8 (1.87%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.64%) HTTP
8 7 (1.64%) LAN
9 6 (1.40%) OSPF
9 6 (1.40%) BGP
10 5 (1.17%) Intranet
11 4 (0.93%) VPN
11 4 (0.93%) IPsec
12 3 (0.70%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.70%) VLAN
12 3 (0.70%) SNMP
13 2 (0.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.27%) SAP HANA
4 13 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.57%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.70%) MS Access
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.17%) Maven
3 5 (1.17%) JIRA
4 4 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.70%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.70%) ProC
6 2 (0.47%) MSI
6 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.47%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.47%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 70 (16.36%) Finance
2 31 (7.24%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.44%) Local Government
4 8 (1.87%) Military
4 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.17%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.70%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Avionics
7 2 (0.47%) Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 78 (18.22%) Consultant
2 64 (14.95%) Architect
3 55 (12.85%) Analyst
4 49 (11.45%) Developer
5 34 (7.94%) Project Manager
6 29 (6.78%) Oracle Consultant
7 23 (5.37%) Technical Architect
8 20 (4.67%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
9 19 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
10 16 (3.74%) Functional Consultant
11 13 (3.04%) SAP Architect
12 12 (2.80%) Technical Consultant
12 12 (2.80%) Test Manager
13 11 (2.57%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.57%) Support Engineer
13 11 (2.57%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 10 (2.34%) Business Manager
14 10 (2.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.67%) HTML
1 20 (4.67%) XML
2 14 (3.27%) .NET
3 11 (2.57%) Web Services
4 7 (1.64%) SOAP
4 7 (1.64%) Middleware
4 7 (1.64%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.93%) XSD
5 4 (0.93%) XSLT
5 4 (0.93%) WSDL
5 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.93%) jQuery
5 4 (0.93%) WebCenter
6 3 (0.70%) JSON
6 3 (0.70%) REST
6 3 (0.70%) JSP
7 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.47%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.23%) Spring
8 1 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.40%) Device Driver
4 6 (1.40%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.17%) EMC VNX
6 4 (0.93%) DataPower
6 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.70%) User Experience
7 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.47%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.47%) RMADS
8 2 (0.47%) CESG
8 2 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.47%) Economics
8 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 99 (23.13%) Windows
2 39 (9.11%) UNIX
3 33 (7.71%) Linux
4 27 (6.31%) Windows 7
5 23 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.80%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.57%) Solaris
9 11 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.34%) AIX
11 8 (1.87%) VMS
12 3 (0.70%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) MVS
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.23%) VME
13 1 (0.23%) Android
13 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.79%) Migration
2 37 (8.64%) CRM
3 36 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (8.18%) ITIL
5 33 (7.71%) Project Management
6 25 (5.84%) Incident Management
6 25 (5.84%) Test Scripting
7 23 (5.37%) ERP
8 21 (4.91%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (4.67%) PRINCE2
10 19 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.97%) Test Strategy
13 16 (3.74%) Validation
13 16 (3.74%) Quality Management
14 15 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (3.50%) Data Migration
15 14 (3.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.02%) SQL
2 25 (5.84%) Java
3 21 (4.91%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.34%) VBA
5 9 (2.10%) C#
6 8 (1.87%) C
6 8 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.64%) VBScript
8 6 (1.40%) Perl
9 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.93%) XQuery
9 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.70%) VB
11 2 (0.47%) Ada
12 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.23%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 428 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.01%) DV Cleared
3 22 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.67%) Degree
5 15 (3.50%) ISEB
6 11 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.64%) CISM
8 7 (1.64%) MCTS
8 7 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.64%) MCSE
8 7 (1.64%) MCSA
8 7 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.64%) CCNA
8 7 (1.64%) CISSP
9 6 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.17%) CCNP
11 4 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (0.93%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (0.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.04%) QA
2 12 (2.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.04%) vSphere
3 6 (1.40%) XenApp
3 6 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.17%) XenServer
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.40%) Puppet
3 4 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) Salt
4 2 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.23%) OVSD
5 1 (0.23%) SCOM
5 1 (0.23%) OpenView
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (24.07%) Oracle
2 76 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 50 (11.68%) SAP
4 36 (8.41%) VMware
5 30 (7.01%) Cisco
6 21 (4.91%) HP
7 20 (4.67%) Citrix
8 14 (3.27%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.80%) IBM
10 11 (2.57%) Juniper
11 9 (2.10%) EMC
12 7 (1.64%) Informatica
13 6 (1.40%) Lotus
14 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.17%) McAfee
14 5 (1.17%) NetApp
14 5 (1.17%) Siemens
15 4 (0.93%) Sun
16 3 (0.70%) Cognos
16 3 (0.70%) Dell
Cumbria
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 25 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bolton
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago