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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 24 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 224 165 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.55% 5.92% 4.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.13% 30.16% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 56
Average daily rate
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£378 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £665 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 3
Average hourly rate £46.05 £17.75 £22.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.40% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £15.35 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £25.45 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -31.42%
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
769 547 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.50% 19.62% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 224 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 38
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 0 63 £380 -15.55% 1
Cumbria 0 50 £425 -1.73% 7
Cheshire -3 49 £275 -46.07% 3
Manchester -6 26 £480 +77.77% 8
Merseyside -3 21 £415 -9.39% 2
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 409 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (36.19%) Oracle
3 98 (23.96%) SQL
4 90 (22.00%) Finance
5 80 (19.56%) Windows
6 71 (17.36%) Oracle EBS
7 67 (16.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 66 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (14.67%) Microsoft
10 47 (11.49%) Migration
10 47 (11.49%) CRM
10 47 (11.49%) ITIL
11 44 (10.76%) PL/SQL
11 44 (10.76%) VMware
12 41 (10.02%) MS Excel
13 40 (9.78%) SQL Server
14 36 (8.80%) Linux
15 34 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (8.31%) Workflow
16 32 (7.82%) Cisco
17 31 (7.58%) UNIX
17 31 (7.58%) Oracle Workflow
18 30 (7.33%) Service Management
19 28 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
19 28 (6.85%) XML
19 28 (6.85%) SLA
19 28 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (6.36%) SAP
21 24 (5.87%) MS Office
22 23 (5.62%) Oracle Forms

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 31 (7.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 17 (4.16%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.42%) NetWeaver
4 11 (2.69%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.47%) IIS
6 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.73%) Documentum
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.49%) nginx
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.49%) Apache
8 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.49%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) TPMS
9 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.87%) MS Office
3 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.73%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.49%) MS Project
6 2 (0.49%) Windchill
7 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 71 (17.36%) Oracle EBS
2 67 (16.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (5.62%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (4.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (3.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (3.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 12 (2.93%) Oracle iProcurement
7 12 (2.93%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (2.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (2.20%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (2.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 8 (1.96%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 6 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (1.47%) Oracle Payroll
13 4 (0.98%) Teamcenter
13 4 (0.98%) ResourceLink
13 4 (0.98%) TRIRIGA
14 3 (0.73%) SAP PM
15 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.73%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.18%) Firewall
2 11 (2.69%) DNS
3 9 (2.20%) HTTP
3 9 (2.20%) DHCP
4 8 (1.96%) WAN
4 8 (1.96%) Internet
5 7 (1.71%) SSL
5 7 (1.71%) LAN
6 6 (1.47%) SAN
7 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.98%) SMS
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.73%) IPsec
8 3 (0.73%) MPLS
8 3 (0.73%) OSPF
8 3 (0.73%) BGP
8 3 (0.73%) VLAN
8 3 (0.73%) FTP
9 2 (0.49%) SMTP
9 2 (0.49%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
3 23 (5.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.42%) SAP HANA
6 11 (2.69%) MS Access
7 9 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.49%) BODI
Development Applications
1 23 (5.62%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.73%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) ERwin
3 2 (0.49%) LSMW
3 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.24%) Maven
4 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 90 (22.00%) Finance
2 19 (4.65%) Local Government
3 17 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.69%) General Ledger
5 8 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.71%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 84 (20.54%) Consultant
2 82 (20.05%) Developer
3 53 (12.96%) Architect
4 48 (11.74%) Analyst
4 48 (11.74%) Oracle Consultant
5 35 (8.56%) Oracle Developer
6 22 (5.38%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.40%) Cognos Developer
9 16 (3.91%) Service Analyst
9 16 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (3.67%) SAP Architect
11 14 (3.42%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.18%) Oracle Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.93%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
13 12 (2.93%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.93%) Cognos BI Developer
13 12 (2.93%) E-Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.85%) XML
2 21 (5.13%) .NET
3 9 (2.20%) HTML
4 7 (1.71%) SAP Basis
5 6 (1.47%) Middleware
5 6 (1.47%) XML Messaging
5 6 (1.47%) Web Services
6 3 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.49%) Servlets
7 2 (0.49%) SOAP
7 2 (0.49%) jQuery
7 2 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.49%) REST
8 1 (0.24%) CSS3
8 1 (0.24%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.24%) Qt
8 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.24%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 16 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.98%) Data Extraction
4 4 (0.98%) Data Integration
4 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
4 4 (0.98%) Replication
5 3 (0.73%) SCADA
5 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.73%) Open Source
5 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.49%) Clustering
6 2 (0.49%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.56%) Windows
2 36 (8.80%) Linux
3 31 (7.58%) UNIX
4 28 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.44%) VMS
9 7 (1.71%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.22%) Solaris
11 4 (0.98%) AIX
12 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) HPUX
14 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.24%) VME
14 1 (0.24%) Android
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (11.49%) ITIL
2 47 (11.49%) CRM
2 47 (11.49%) Migration
3 34 (8.31%) Workflow
4 30 (7.33%) Service Management
5 22 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (4.89%) ERP
7 17 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (3.91%) E-business
8 16 (3.91%) Project Management
8 16 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (3.91%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (3.67%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.42%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.18%) Change Management
11 13 (3.18%) High Availability
12 12 (2.93%) Data Modelling
13 11 (2.69%) EAM
13 11 (2.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.96%) SQL
2 44 (10.76%) PL/SQL
3 16 (3.91%) C#
3 16 (3.91%) Java
4 12 (2.93%) VBA
5 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.47%) C
7 5 (1.22%) Perl
7 5 (1.22%) VB
8 4 (0.98%) Python
8 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.73%) C++
10 2 (0.49%) XPath
11 1 (0.24%) Ada
11 1 (0.24%) VC++
11 1 (0.24%) COBOL
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 409 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.69%) MCP
3 10 (2.44%) Degree
4 8 (1.96%) VCP4
5 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.47%) CISSP
6 6 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.47%) CCNP
6 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.98%) ISEB
7 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.98%) MCSE
8 3 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.73%) CCA
8 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.73%) CCEA
8 3 (0.73%) MCSD
8 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (0.98%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.42%) vSphere
3 6 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.22%) XenApp
5 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.73%) XenServer
7 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.49%) Xen
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 12 (2.93%) OpenView
2 11 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.71%) SCCM
4 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.49%) Puppet
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.24%) OVSD
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 148 (36.19%) Oracle
2 60 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.76%) VMware
4 32 (7.82%) Cisco
5 26 (6.36%) SAP
6 23 (5.62%) HP
7 21 (5.13%) Citrix
7 21 (5.13%) Cognos
8 15 (3.67%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.69%) Lotus
10 10 (2.44%) Primavera
11 8 (1.96%) IBM
11 8 (1.96%) Juniper
12 6 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.47%) Informatica
13 5 (1.22%) Siemens
13 5 (1.22%) EMC
13 5 (1.22%) Siebel
14 4 (0.98%) webMethods
14 4 (0.98%) WatchGuard
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester
Orgtel
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Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
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Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Egremont, Cumbria
Damia Group.
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
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Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
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