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 2 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 184 219 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.06% 7.06% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.93% 36.38% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 85 55
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£410 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £156 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 8
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £16.08 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £32.74 £20.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -16.27%
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
738 602 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 19.41% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 308 192
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 38
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 -1 64 £385 +46.66% 5
Cumbria +1 59 £390 -5.68% 15
Cheshire -43 22 £475 +2.70% 4
Merseyside -2 17 £504 +10.10% 1
Manchester -14 14 £414 +3.43% 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 105 (25.55%) Oracle
3 98 (23.84%) Windows
4 75 (18.25%) SQL
5 72 (17.52%) Finance
6 59 (14.36%) Microsoft
7 52 (12.65%) Migration
8 47 (11.44%) Oracle EBS R12
9 44 (10.71%) SAP
10 43 (10.46%) Oracle EBS
11 41 (9.98%) UNIX
12 40 (9.73%) Linux
13 39 (9.49%) VMware
14 38 (9.25%) SQL Server
15 36 (8.76%) ITIL
16 34 (8.27%) MS Excel
17 33 (8.03%) CRM
18 32 (7.79%) Cisco
18 32 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (7.06%) Project Management
20 29 (7.06%) DV Cleared
21 28 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
21 28 (6.81%) XML
22 27 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
23 26 (6.33%) ERP
23 26 (6.33%) .NET
23 26 (6.33%) PL/SQL
24 25 (6.08%) SharePoint
25 24 (5.84%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 25 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.65%) NetWeaver
3 9 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.95%) IBM Notes
4 8 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.97%) IIS
7 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.49%) JBoss
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.24%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 34 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.38%) MS Office
4 11 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.97%) MS Project
7 3 (0.73%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.49%) Windchill
9 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 47 (11.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (10.46%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.16%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (2.92%) Primavera
5 11 (2.68%) Teamcenter
6 9 (2.19%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.70%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (1.46%) SAP PP
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.97%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.73%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.73%) SAP PM
11 3 (0.73%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.49%) PaaS
2 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Boomi
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.14%) Internet
2 13 (3.16%) DNS
3 12 (2.92%) DHCP
4 11 (2.68%) WAN
4 11 (2.68%) SSL
5 9 (2.19%) MPLS
5 9 (2.19%) Firewall
5 9 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.95%) LAN
7 7 (1.70%) OSPF
7 7 (1.70%) BGP
7 7 (1.70%) SAN
7 7 (1.70%) HTTP
8 4 (0.97%) VPN
8 4 (0.97%) IPsec
9 3 (0.73%) Intranet
9 3 (0.73%) SNMP
9 3 (0.73%) VLAN
10 2 (0.49%) DMVPN
10 2 (0.49%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.41%) SAP HANA
4 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.46%) MS Access
9 5 (1.22%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.22%) Maven
3 5 (1.22%) JIRA
4 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.73%) Subversion
5 3 (0.73%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.49%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) ProC
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 72 (17.52%) Finance
2 19 (4.62%) Local Government
3 18 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.95%) Military
6 4 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Avionics
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 66 (16.06%) Developer
2 63 (15.33%) Consultant
3 59 (14.36%) Architect
4 45 (10.95%) Analyst
5 30 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 23 (5.60%) Oracle Consultant
6 23 (5.60%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (5.11%) Technical Architect
8 14 (3.41%) SAP Consultant
8 14 (3.41%) Test Manager
9 13 (3.16%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.16%) SAP Architect
10 12 (2.92%) Functional Consultant
10 12 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (2.92%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (2.68%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.68%) Security Consultant
11 11 (2.68%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.43%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.81%) XML
2 26 (6.33%) .NET
3 21 (5.11%) HTML
4 9 (2.19%) Web Services
5 7 (1.70%) Middleware
5 7 (1.70%) SAP Basis
6 6 (1.46%) SOAP
6 6 (1.46%) XML Messaging
7 4 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.97%) WSDL
7 4 (0.97%) XSD
7 4 (0.97%) XSLT
8 2 (0.49%) REST
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
9 1 (0.24%) Struts
9 1 (0.24%) J2EE
9 1 (0.24%) CSS
9 1 (0.24%) JSP
9 1 (0.24%) Spring
9 1 (0.24%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.60%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.46%) Device Driver
6 4 (0.97%) Reference Data
6 4 (0.97%) DataPower
6 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.73%) User Experience
8 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.49%) SCADA
8 2 (0.49%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.49%) Economics
9 1 (0.24%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.84%) Windows
2 41 (9.98%) UNIX
3 40 (9.73%) Linux
4 24 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.87%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.43%) VMS
8 10 (2.43%) AIX
9 9 (2.19%) Solaris
10 8 (1.95%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.73%) HPUX
12 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) MVS
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.24%) VME
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (12.65%) Migration
2 36 (8.76%) ITIL
3 33 (8.03%) CRM
4 32 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (7.06%) Project Management
6 28 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (6.33%) ERP
9 23 (5.60%) Test Scripting
10 22 (5.35%) Incident Management
11 20 (4.87%) Technical Architecture
12 19 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (4.38%) PRINCE2
13 18 (4.38%) Service Management
13 18 (4.38%) Validation
14 17 (4.14%) Test Strategy
15 14 (3.41%) Quality Management
15 14 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (3.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.25%) SQL
2 26 (6.33%) PL/SQL
3 24 (5.84%) Java
4 17 (4.14%) C#
5 13 (3.16%) VBA
6 7 (1.70%) C
7 6 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.46%) Perl
8 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.73%) Ada
11 2 (0.49%) XPath
11 2 (0.49%) VBScript
11 2 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) COBOL
12 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 411 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.06%) DV Cleared
3 20 (4.87%) Degree
4 15 (3.65%) ISEB
4 15 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.19%) CISSP
6 8 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.70%) MCTS
7 7 (1.70%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.46%) CISM
9 5 (1.22%) MCSE
10 4 (0.97%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 4 (0.97%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.97%) CCNP
11 3 (0.73%) MCP
11 3 (0.73%) MCSD
11 3 (0.73%) CCA
11 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.38%) SLA
2 15 (3.65%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.41%) vSphere
3 6 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.97%) XenApp
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.73%) XenServer
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.46%) Puppet
2 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.97%) OpenView
4 3 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) Ansible
5 2 (0.49%) Salt
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) SCCM
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.24%) OVSD
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 105 (25.55%) Oracle
2 59 (14.36%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.71%) SAP
4 39 (9.49%) VMware
5 32 (7.79%) Cisco
6 18 (4.38%) HP
6 18 (4.38%) Citrix
7 17 (4.14%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.92%) Juniper
9 11 (2.68%) IBM
10 10 (2.43%) Informatica
11 9 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.95%) EMC
12 8 (1.95%) Lotus
13 7 (1.70%) Cognos
14 5 (1.22%) McAfee
14 5 (1.22%) Siemens
15 4 (0.97%) Sun
15 4 (0.97%) NetApp
16 3 (0.73%) webMethods
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