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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 19 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 234 104 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.37% 4.32% 5.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.45% 23.37% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 53 90
Average daily rate £375 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £271 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.70% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.10 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £28.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
642 445 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.23% 18.48% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 193 284
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 37 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.85 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +12 89 £459 +14.68% 4
Lancashire +11 79 £265 -36.90% 2
Cumbria +1 24 £427 -1.32%
Manchester -1 17 £371 -6.37% 3
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 374 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 98 (26.20%) Windows
3 66 (17.65%) ITIL
4 62 (16.58%) Microsoft
5 53 (14.17%) Oracle
6 52 (13.90%) Windows 7
7 50 (13.37%) Active Directory
8 46 (12.30%) Finance
9 43 (11.50%) Citrix
10 38 (10.16%) Service Management
11 37 (9.89%) SQL
12 34 (9.09%) SCCM
13 31 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (8.29%) Windows XP
14 30 (8.02%) HP
14 30 (8.02%) Oracle EBS R12
15 29 (7.75%) MS Office
15 29 (7.75%) Oracle EBS
16 28 (7.49%) SLA
16 28 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (6.95%) VMware
18 25 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (6.42%) DNS
20 23 (6.15%) DHCP
21 22 (5.88%) MS Excel
21 22 (5.88%) Service Delivery
22 21 (5.61%) Migration
22 21 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
22 21 (5.61%) Blackberry
22 21 (5.61%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (2.41%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.53%) Lync
8 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (7.75%) MS Office
2 22 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.80%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (8.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (7.75%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (5.08%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 8 (2.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 7 (1.87%) Teamcenter
6 7 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (1.07%) Oracle SCM
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.80%) Summit
10 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.67%) PaaS
1 10 (2.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.42%) DNS
2 23 (6.15%) DHCP
3 15 (4.01%) SAN
4 11 (2.94%) LAN
4 11 (2.94%) WAN
5 9 (2.41%) Firewall
6 7 (1.87%) Intranet
6 7 (1.87%) SMS
7 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.60%) 3G
8 5 (1.34%) Connectrix
8 5 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.34%) NAS
9 4 (1.07%) Internet
10 3 (0.80%) Wireless
10 3 (0.80%) VPN
10 3 (0.80%) VoIP
11 2 (0.53%) FWSM
12 1 (0.27%) HTTP
12 1 (0.27%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.61%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (3.21%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (2.67%) Big Data
5 10 (2.67%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (2.41%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.27%) DataStage
10 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.80%) Rational Robot
2 3 (0.80%) Rational Rose
2 3 (0.80%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (0.80%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.53%) ProC
3 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.53%) MSI
4 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
General
1 46 (12.30%) Finance
2 9 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.80%) Back Office
4 3 (0.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.27%) Games
6 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (12.57%) Architect
2 39 (10.43%) Analyst
3 37 (9.89%) Consultant
4 34 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 32 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
7 22 (5.88%) Developer
8 20 (5.35%) Project Manager
9 19 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
10 17 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (4.28%) DBA
12 15 (4.01%) Oracle Consultant
13 14 (3.74%) Storage Engineer
13 14 (3.74%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (2.94%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.94%) Senior Architect
15 11 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) Deployment Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) .NET
2 6 (1.60%) HTML
2 6 (1.60%) XML
3 5 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.07%) SOAP
5 3 (0.80%) Web Services
5 3 (0.80%) CSS
5 3 (0.80%) J2EE
5 3 (0.80%) MFC
5 3 (0.80%) HTML5
5 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.80%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (0.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (0.80%) CSS3
5 3 (0.80%) Spring
5 3 (0.80%) WPF
5 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.53%) jQuery
6 2 (0.53%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.61%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.94%) CESG
4 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.87%) Replication
5 7 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.07%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.53%) Life Science
9 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.53%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) BBC
10 1 (0.27%) Clustering
10 1 (0.27%) LPAR
10 1 (0.27%) iPhone
10 1 (0.27%) iPad
10 1 (0.27%) CMDB
10 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 98 (26.20%) Windows
2 52 (13.90%) Windows 7
3 31 (8.29%) Windows XP
4 28 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (5.35%) Windows Vista
6 20 (5.35%) UNIX
7 13 (3.48%) Linux
8 11 (2.94%) MVS
8 11 (2.94%) VME
9 9 (2.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.65%) ITIL
2 38 (10.16%) Service Management
3 31 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 21 (5.61%) Migration
6 18 (4.81%) Asset Management
6 18 (4.81%) TOGAF
7 17 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
8 15 (4.01%) Project Management
8 15 (4.01%) Test Scripting
9 14 (3.74%) Performance Management
9 14 (3.74%) Supplier Management
10 13 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.21%) Strategic Planning
11 12 (3.21%) Software Deployment
12 11 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.94%) Data Analysis
13 10 (2.67%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (2.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.89%) SQL
2 17 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 7 (1.87%) Shell Script
3 7 (1.87%) Java
4 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.34%) C#
6 4 (1.07%) R
7 3 (0.80%) VC++
7 3 (0.80%) C++
7 3 (0.80%) C
7 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 374 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.67%) CISSP
3 9 (2.41%) CISA
4 7 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.87%) MCP
5 6 (1.60%) MCSE
5 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.34%) CCNA
7 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) OCP
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Degree
9 2 (0.53%) APMP
9 2 (0.53%) CCDP
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.49%) SLA
2 8 (2.14%) BS7799
3 6 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (0.27%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (13.37%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (5.35%) vSphere
4 17 (4.55%) XenApp
5 10 (2.67%) XenServer
5 10 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.34%) NFS
11 2 (0.53%) vCloud
11 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (9.09%) SCCM
2 9 (2.41%) PureDisk
3 7 (1.87%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.87%) OpenView
3 7 (1.87%) ServiceCenter
4 6 (1.60%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.34%) SCOM
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.27%) Legato
8 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 53 (14.17%) Oracle
3 43 (11.50%) Citrix
4 30 (8.02%) HP
5 26 (6.95%) VMware
6 19 (5.08%) AppSense
7 14 (3.74%) CA
7 14 (3.74%) EMC
8 12 (3.21%) Lumension
8 12 (3.21%) Lotus
9 11 (2.94%) Dell
9 11 (2.94%) Symantec
9 11 (2.94%) Cisco
9 11 (2.94%) IBM
10 9 (2.41%) NetApp
10 9 (2.41%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.14%) Brocade
11 8 (2.14%) Compaq
12 7 (1.87%) Siemens
13 6 (1.60%) Remedy
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