The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 170 115 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.60% 4.31% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.14% 22.64% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 115
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £368 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.02% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £16.60 £14.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £35.00 £21.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 508 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.99% 19.03% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 231 324
Average daily rate £326 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.70 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
Lancashire +12 62 £350 +27.27% 5
Cheshire +20 58 £280 -22.22% 4
Manchester +10 26 - - 5
Cumbria -1 5 £464 +85.50% 7
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 395 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (34.18%) Windows
3 93 (23.54%) Microsoft
4 80 (20.25%) Windows 7
5 74 (18.73%) Citrix
6 68 (17.22%) Oracle
7 64 (16.20%) Active Directory
8 62 (15.70%) SQL
9 61 (15.44%) ITIL
10 59 (14.94%) Finance
11 54 (13.67%) MS Office
12 53 (13.42%) SCCM
13 49 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 48 (12.15%) SLA
15 47 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 46 (11.65%) Windows XP
17 39 (9.87%) Service Management
17 39 (9.87%) Windows Vista
18 38 (9.62%) Oracle EBS R12
18 38 (9.62%) MS Excel
18 38 (9.62%) HP
19 37 (9.37%) Microsoft App-V
20 35 (8.86%) VMware
21 34 (8.61%) AppSense
22 33 (8.35%) Oracle EBS
22 33 (8.35%) Blackberry
23 30 (7.59%) CA
24 29 (7.34%) CRM
24 29 (7.34%) PL/SQL
24 29 (7.34%) Software Deployment

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 17 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.04%) IBM Notes
3 8 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.01%) CICS
7 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.51%) Confluence
7 2 (0.51%) Lync
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 54 (13.67%) MS Office
2 38 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.28%) MS Project
4 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (9.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (8.35%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (4.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (4.05%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 12 (3.04%) ResourceLink
5 12 (3.04%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (3.04%) Oracle Payroll
6 6 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (1.01%) Teamcenter
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.04%) SaaS
1 12 (3.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.84%) DHCP
1 27 (6.84%) DNS
2 9 (2.28%) SMS
3 8 (2.03%) 3G
4 7 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.77%) SAN
4 7 (1.77%) Intranet
5 5 (1.27%) Connectrix
5 5 (1.27%) Firewall
6 3 (0.76%) Wireless
6 3 (0.76%) VPN
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) DMZ
7 2 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.25%) HTTP
8 1 (0.25%) DSL
8 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.25%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.84%) Oracle BI EE
2 12 (3.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.76%) DB2
8 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.76%) MSI
2 3 (0.76%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.51%) JUnit
3 2 (0.51%) ERwin
3 2 (0.51%) ProC
3 2 (0.51%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) CaliberRM
3 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 59 (14.94%) Finance
2 12 (3.04%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.53%) Local Government
4 5 (1.27%) Back Office
5 3 (0.76%) Retail
5 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (13.67%) Desktop Support
2 46 (11.65%) Analyst
3 44 (11.14%) Consultant
3 44 (11.14%) Support Engineer
4 39 (9.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 36 (9.11%) Architect
6 33 (8.35%) Developer
7 30 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 26 (6.58%) Oracle Consultant
9 22 (5.57%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 22 (5.57%) Payroll Consultant
10 20 (5.06%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.54%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Operations Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.04%) Oracle HR Consultant
14 11 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (2.78%) Server Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.04%) Web Services
2 6 (1.52%) .NET
3 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.01%) MFC
4 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.01%) Middleware
4 4 (1.01%) WPF
4 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (1.01%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (0.76%) HTML5
5 3 (0.76%) CSS3
5 3 (0.76%) EJB
5 3 (0.76%) CSS
5 3 (0.76%) XML
5 3 (0.76%) HTML
5 3 (0.76%) JMS
6 2 (0.51%) DOM
6 2 (0.51%) Java EE
6 2 (0.51%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.35%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.77%) Thin Client
3 7 (1.77%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.27%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.76%) CESG
7 3 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (0.76%) RMADS
7 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.76%) CMDB
8 2 (0.51%) Life Science
9 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.25%) Statistics
9 1 (0.25%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.25%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.25%) NHS
9 1 (0.25%) Firmware
9 1 (0.25%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 135 (34.18%) Windows
2 80 (20.25%) Windows 7
3 49 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (11.65%) Windows XP
6 39 (9.87%) Windows Vista
7 14 (3.54%) UNIX
8 11 (2.78%) Linux
9 4 (1.01%) Solaris
9 4 (1.01%) MVS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.44%) ITIL
2 39 (9.87%) Service Management
3 29 (7.34%) CRM
3 29 (7.34%) Software Deployment
4 26 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (4.56%) Migration
5 18 (4.56%) Project Management
6 15 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (3.54%) Performance Management
8 13 (3.29%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.29%) TQM
9 11 (2.78%) Configuration Management
9 11 (2.78%) ETL
9 11 (2.78%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (2.78%) TOGAF
10 10 (2.53%) Data Migration
11 9 (2.28%) Test Scripting
11 9 (2.28%) Software Engineering
11 9 (2.28%) Incident Management
11 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.70%) SQL
2 29 (7.34%) PL/SQL
3 19 (4.81%) Java
4 12 (3.04%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.04%) VBA
5 11 (2.78%) Python
6 10 (2.53%) Perl
7 8 (2.03%) C
8 7 (1.77%) C#
8 7 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.52%) C++
9 6 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.01%) VC++
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 395 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.80%) Degree
3 14 (3.54%) MCP
4 9 (2.28%) MCSE
4 9 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.01%) ISEB
7 3 (0.76%) CISSP
7 3 (0.76%) CISA
7 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) APMP
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) CEH
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.15%) SLA
2 5 (1.27%) QA
3 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.76%) BS7799
5 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (6.08%) XenApp
4 16 (4.05%) vSphere
5 15 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.29%) XenServer
6 13 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 53 (13.42%) SCCM
2 14 (3.54%) OpenView
3 13 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.53%) SCOM
5 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.01%) PureDisk
5 4 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) Legato
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 93 (23.54%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.73%) Citrix
3 68 (17.22%) Oracle
4 38 (9.62%) HP
5 35 (8.86%) VMware
6 34 (8.61%) AppSense
7 30 (7.59%) CA
8 25 (6.33%) Lumension
9 22 (5.57%) SAP
10 21 (5.32%) Dell
11 15 (3.80%) Lotus
12 11 (2.78%) Compaq
13 10 (2.53%) Software AG
13 10 (2.53%) IBM
13 10 (2.53%) webMethods
13 10 (2.53%) Symantec
14 8 (2.03%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.77%) EMC
15 7 (1.77%) F5
16 6 (1.52%) Capita
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