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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / North West
Rank 28 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 152 229 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.79% 6.06% 6.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.22% 32.07% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 98 66
Median daily rate £470 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 40
Median hourly rate £42.48 £43.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £20.96 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £55.25 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.70 £45.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-11.77% +48.76%

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
503 714 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.16% 18.90% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 363 343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 60
Median hourly rate £41.63 £39.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £16.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +2 58 £502 +33.93% 2
Manchester +14 38 £450 - 6
Merseyside +2 34 £403 +7.33% 3
Cheshire -8 15 £475 +6.14%
Cumbria -2 6 £381 -10.47% 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 357 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (23.81%) Oracle
3 72 (20.17%) Windows
3 72 (20.17%) Linux
4 58 (16.25%) Migration
5 53 (14.85%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (12.32%) ITIL
8 42 (11.76%) Security Operations
9 39 (10.92%) Data Centre
9 39 (10.92%) CISSP
10 38 (10.64%) LAN
11 37 (10.36%) WAN
12 36 (10.08%) DevOps
13 35 (9.80%) Active Directory
14 34 (9.52%) Microsoft
14 34 (9.52%) Unix
15 33 (9.24%) SAP
15 33 (9.24%) Firewall
16 29 (8.12%) Oracle EBS
16 29 (8.12%) Finance
16 29 (8.12%) Oracle Database
17 28 (7.84%) VMware
18 27 (7.56%) IBM
19 26 (7.28%) Information Security
19 26 (7.28%) Jenkins
20 25 (7.00%) Open Source
21 24 (6.72%) Project Management
21 24 (6.72%) VoIP
21 24 (6.72%) Apple

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 14 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.40%) Apache
4 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.84%) IIS
5 3 (0.84%) Jetty
5 3 (0.84%) Mongrel
5 3 (0.84%) nginx
5 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.28%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 16 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.52%) MS Office
3 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (8.12%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (6.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.96%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.12%) SAP HCM
5 4 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.80%) IaaS
3 8 (2.24%) SaaS
4 7 (1.96%) PaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.84%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.84%) Office 365
7 2 (0.56%) Datadog
7 2 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.64%) LAN
2 37 (10.36%) WAN
3 33 (9.24%) Firewall
4 24 (6.72%) VoIP
5 23 (6.44%) TCP/IP
6 22 (6.16%) VPN
7 18 (5.04%) DNS
8 14 (3.92%) LDAP
9 12 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (2.24%) Network Security
11 7 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.68%) DHCP
12 6 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (1.68%) HTTP
12 6 (1.68%) SAN
12 6 (1.68%) Wireless
13 4 (1.12%) IPsec
13 4 (1.12%) SSL
14 3 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.12%) Oracle Database
2 15 (4.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (2.80%) SAP HANA
4 9 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.52%) SAP BW
5 8 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (1.96%) Redis
7 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.84%) Firebird
8 3 (0.84%) TKPROF
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.56%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.28%) DB2
10 1 (0.28%) MySQL
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.96%) Maven
3 7 (1.96%) Selenium
4 6 (1.68%) ClearCase
4 6 (1.68%) JIRA
5 4 (1.12%) Rational Robot
6 3 (0.84%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.84%) LSMW
6 3 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.84%) Toad
6 3 (0.84%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.56%) Gradle
7 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.56%) Spock
7 2 (0.56%) Subversion
7 2 (0.56%) VectorCAST
General
1 29 (8.12%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.52%) Aerospace
4 7 (1.96%) Electronics
5 5 (1.40%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.40%) Marketing
5 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.12%) Avionics
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 48 (13.45%) Architect
2 38 (10.64%) Analyst
3 36 (10.08%) Consultant
4 28 (7.84%) DBA
5 27 (7.56%) Developer
6 22 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
7 21 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
8 17 (4.76%) Security Specialist
9 16 (4.48%) Migration Manager
10 14 (3.92%) Network Architect
11 13 (3.64%) Migration Project Manager
12 12 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.36%) Technical Specialist
13 11 (3.08%) Security Analyst
13 11 (3.08%) Security Architect
14 10 (2.80%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.80%) Head of Cybersecurity
14 10 (2.80%) Head of Security
14 10 (2.80%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.44%) Web Services
2 19 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
3 18 (5.04%) Middleware
4 13 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.08%) XML
7 9 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.96%) .NET
8 7 (1.96%) J2EE
9 5 (1.40%) HTML
9 5 (1.40%) MCollective
9 5 (1.40%) Servlets
10 4 (1.12%) Node.js
10 4 (1.12%) RESTful
10 4 (1.12%) SOAP
10 4 (1.12%) Velocity
10 4 (1.12%) WSDL
11 3 (0.84%) BAPI
11 3 (0.84%) CSS
11 3 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.36%) PKI
6 11 (3.08%) RIA
7 10 (2.80%) Cyber Attack
8 9 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.68%) CESG
10 6 (1.68%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.68%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.40%) Replication
11 5 (1.40%) User Experience
12 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.17%) Linux
1 72 (20.17%) Windows
2 34 (9.52%) Unix
3 23 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.24%) AIX
5 8 (2.24%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.96%) CentOS
6 7 (1.96%) HPUX
6 7 (1.96%) Solaris
6 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.40%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.56%) OS/2
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.25%) Migration
2 53 (14.85%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (12.32%) ITIL
5 42 (11.76%) Security Operations
6 36 (10.08%) DevOps
7 26 (7.28%) Information Security
8 25 (7.00%) Open Source
9 24 (6.72%) PRINCE2
9 24 (6.72%) Project Management
10 23 (6.44%) Change Management
10 23 (6.44%) Scrum
11 21 (5.88%) Patch Management
11 21 (5.88%) Service Management
11 21 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 21 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
12 20 (5.60%) Data Migration
13 19 (5.32%) Configuration Management
13 19 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (4.76%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.60%) Java
2 19 (5.32%) SQL
3 18 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.08%) Perl
5 8 (2.24%) C#
5 8 (2.24%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.68%) Python
8 5 (1.40%) Ruby
9 3 (0.84%) Ada
9 3 (0.84%) Bourne shell
9 3 (0.84%) C
9 3 (0.84%) C++
9 3 (0.84%) Korn
9 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.84%) VB
9 3 (0.84%) VBScript
10 2 (0.56%) VB6
11 1 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 357 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.92%) CISSP
3 23 (6.44%) DV Cleared
4 22 (6.16%) SSCP
5 21 (5.88%) SANS
6 15 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (3.64%) ISEB
8 11 (3.08%) Degree
9 8 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.96%) CCNA
11 6 (1.68%) BC Cleared
12 5 (1.40%) CBAP
12 5 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (1.40%) CISM
12 5 (1.40%) CITP
12 5 (1.40%) IIBA
12 5 (1.40%) IISP
12 5 (1.40%) MBCS
13 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.80%) QA
1 10 (2.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.40%) PMO
3 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.68%) vSphere
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.84%) Docker
5 3 (0.84%) Xen
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.28%) Snort
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (5.32%) Puppet
1 19 (5.32%) QRadar
2 11 (3.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 11 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (2.80%) ZABBIX
4 7 (1.96%) Kibana
4 7 (1.96%) logstash
5 6 (1.68%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (1.40%) RSA enVision
7 4 (1.12%) Nessus
7 4 (1.12%) Nexpose
7 4 (1.12%) Nmap
7 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.84%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.84%) Netcool
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.84%) SCCM
8 3 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (23.81%) Oracle
2 34 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.24%) SAP
4 28 (7.84%) VMware
5 27 (7.56%) IBM
6 24 (6.72%) Apple
7 23 (6.44%) ServiceNow
8 21 (5.88%) Cisco
8 21 (5.88%) Splunk
9 19 (5.32%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.92%) LogRhythm
11 12 (3.36%) HP
12 10 (2.80%) Intel Security
13 9 (2.52%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.52%) F5
14 7 (1.96%) Snow
15 6 (1.68%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.68%) Forcepoint
16 5 (1.40%) EMC
16 5 (1.40%) Juniper
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