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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 310 186 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.98% 5.07% 7.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.53% 25.00% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 81 86
Median daily rate £425 £411 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £512 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 36
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.65 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £59.00 £32.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +61.99%
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
826 744 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.26% 20.29% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 335 325
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £503 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 84 75
Median hourly rate £39.22 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.77 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +43 110 £425 -1.87% 1
Merseyside +19 58 £406 -18.13% 4
Lancashire -1 53 £375 -7.40% 2
Cumbria 0 45 £490 +22.50% 6
Manchester +5 33 £438 +5.74% 11
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 540 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 125 (23.15%) Migration
3 87 (16.11%) Oracle
4 81 (15.00%) Windows
5 62 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (11.30%) Microsoft
6 61 (11.30%) Active Directory
7 56 (10.37%) Data Centre
8 53 (9.81%) Data Migration
9 51 (9.44%) Windows Server
9 51 (9.44%) Finance
10 50 (9.26%) VMware
10 50 (9.26%) Project Management
11 49 (9.07%) Software Engineering
12 43 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (7.59%) Linux
13 41 (7.59%) Oracle EBS R12
14 38 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 35 (6.48%) PowerShell
15 35 (6.48%) Change Management
16 34 (6.30%) SQL
17 33 (6.11%) DV Cleared
17 33 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (5.93%) Test Automation
18 32 (5.93%) Unix
18 32 (5.93%) SharePoint
19 31 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
19 31 (5.74%) SCCM
20 30 (5.56%) SAP
21 29 (5.37%) MS Exchange

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 32 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.37%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.85%) IBM Domino
7 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.11%) Tuxedo
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.56%) Apache
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.37%) Confluence
11 2 (0.37%) JBoss
11 2 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 20 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 20 (3.70%) MS Office
2 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 41 (7.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 31 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (1.11%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.37%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.19%) Primavera
10 1 (0.19%) SAP CS
10 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.19%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.44%) Firewall
2 21 (3.89%) Skype
3 16 (2.96%) DNS
4 15 (2.78%) DHCP
5 12 (2.22%) LAN
5 12 (2.22%) SAN
6 11 (2.04%) Network Security
7 10 (1.85%) VPN
7 10 (1.85%) WAN
8 9 (1.67%) SSL
9 8 (1.48%) Bluetooth
10 7 (1.30%) HTTP
10 7 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.30%) SSH
11 6 (1.11%) Internet
11 6 (1.11%) LDAP
12 5 (0.93%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.93%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.93%) RS-422
13 4 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 13 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.74%) DB2
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.56%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Grunt
2 4 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.56%) JIRA
3 3 (0.56%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.37%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.37%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.37%) PeopleTools
4 2 (0.37%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.19%) MSI
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) Rational Robot
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (9.44%) Finance
2 6 (1.11%) Manufacturing
2 6 (1.11%) Military
3 4 (0.74%) Back Office
4 3 (0.56%) Advertising
4 3 (0.56%) Avionics
5 2 (0.37%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.19%) Banking
6 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (13.52%) Architect
2 70 (12.96%) Developer
3 60 (11.11%) Analyst
4 42 (7.78%) Consultant
5 30 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 23 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 21 (3.89%) Network Engineer
8 20 (3.70%) Designer
8 20 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 18 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
9 18 (3.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 13 (2.41%) Functional Analyst
10 13 (2.41%) Functional Test Analyst
11 12 (2.22%) SAP Developer
11 12 (2.22%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (2.04%) C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (2.04%) Data Migration Developer
12 11 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.04%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.96%) HTML
2 15 (2.78%) WebCenter
3 14 (2.59%) .NET
3 14 (2.59%) CSS
3 14 (2.59%) Middleware
4 12 (2.22%) REST
4 12 (2.22%) Web Services
4 12 (2.22%) XML
5 9 (1.67%) HTML5
6 8 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.48%) SAPUI5
7 5 (0.93%) J2EE
7 5 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.74%) JSON
8 4 (0.74%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (0.74%) SOAP
9 3 (0.56%) Ajax
9 3 (0.56%) EDIFACT
9 3 (0.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (10.37%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.44%) Clustering
4 10 (1.85%) PKI
5 8 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.48%) VAX
6 7 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.93%) EMC VNX
8 5 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.74%) BYOD
9 4 (0.74%) CESG
9 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.56%) DataPower
10 3 (0.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.00%) Windows
2 51 (9.44%) Windows Server
3 41 (7.59%) Linux
4 38 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (5.93%) Unix
6 24 (4.44%) AIX
7 17 (3.15%) Solaris
8 15 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.48%) VMS
11 7 (1.30%) HPUX
12 6 (1.11%) VME
13 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.37%) MVS
14 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.19%) OS/390
15 1 (0.19%) OS/400
15 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (23.15%) Migration
2 53 (9.81%) Data Migration
3 50 (9.26%) Project Management
4 49 (9.07%) Software Engineering
5 43 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (6.48%) Change Management
7 32 (5.93%) Test Automation
8 29 (5.37%) Information Security
9 27 (5.00%) CRM
9 27 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (4.44%) Time Management
11 23 (4.26%) ITIL
12 21 (3.89%) PRINCE2
13 20 (3.70%) ERP
13 20 (3.70%) Test Scripting
14 19 (3.52%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.33%) Functional Testing
16 16 (2.96%) Service Management
16 16 (2.96%) SOA
17 15 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.48%) PowerShell
2 34 (6.30%) SQL
3 28 (5.19%) Java
4 26 (4.81%) C++
5 24 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.33%) C
8 9 (1.67%) Python
9 8 (1.48%) DCL
9 8 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.30%) COBOL
11 6 (1.11%) C#
12 4 (0.74%) ABAP
12 4 (0.74%) SAPscript
12 4 (0.74%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.56%) PeopleCode
13 3 (0.56%) SQR
14 2 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 540 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.11%) DV Cleared
3 19 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (3.15%) CCNA
5 15 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.78%) CCNP
6 12 (2.22%) BC Cleared
7 11 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (1.85%) CISSP
9 8 (1.48%) CISMP
10 7 (1.30%) CLAS
11 6 (1.11%) Degree
12 5 (0.93%) ISEB
13 4 (0.74%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.37%) CREST Certified
15 2 (0.37%) Cyber Scheme
15 2 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (0.74%) RMADS
3 4 (0.74%) SLA
4 3 (0.56%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.56%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.22%) vSphere
5 7 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.74%) Snort
8 1 (0.19%) GPFS
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (5.74%) SCCM
2 27 (5.00%) SCOM
3 12 (2.22%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.85%) XenMobile
5 8 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.11%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (0.74%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.74%) Puppet
8 2 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.37%) Graylog
8 2 (0.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.37%) vRealize
8 2 (0.37%) yum
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (16.11%) Oracle
2 61 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.26%) VMware
4 30 (5.56%) SAP
5 29 (5.37%) IBM
6 25 (4.63%) Cisco
7 17 (3.15%) Veritas
8 12 (2.22%) Citrix
8 12 (2.22%) Juniper
8 12 (2.22%) Siebel
9 11 (2.04%) EMC
9 11 (2.04%) HP
9 11 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.67%) Informatica
11 8 (1.48%) IFS
12 7 (1.30%) Brocade
12 7 (1.30%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.11%) Serena
14 5 (0.93%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.93%) Sourcefire
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £11.00 - £12.30 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago