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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 205 235 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.60% 6.14% 5.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.29% 29.56% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 131 59
Median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £242 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £555 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 17
Median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +127.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.36 £16.16 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.80 £20.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
700 795 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.13% 20.77% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 425 299
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 51
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Merseyside +11 68 £400 -20.00% 2
Cheshire +22 42 £425 -10.52%
Manchester +3 41 £413 -5.71% 6
Lancashire -12 30 £425 -
Cumbria -1 11 £631 +80.35% 7
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 529 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 168 (31.76%) Migration
3 120 (22.68%) Oracle
4 83 (15.69%) Windows
5 75 (14.18%) Data Migration
6 66 (12.48%) Active Directory
7 59 (11.15%) Data Centre
8 58 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 53 (10.02%) Linux
10 52 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (9.64%) Windows Server
11 51 (9.64%) SQL
12 43 (8.13%) Finance
12 43 (8.13%) Oracle EBS
13 42 (7.94%) Project Management
13 42 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
14 41 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (7.75%) VMware
15 37 (6.99%) Change Management
15 37 (6.99%) AIX
15 37 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (6.81%) Unix
16 36 (6.81%) Java
17 35 (6.62%) PowerShell
18 33 (6.24%) PL/SQL
19 32 (6.05%) SAP
20 31 (5.86%) Software Engineering
20 31 (5.86%) Test Automation
21 30 (5.67%) Oracle Database
21 30 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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 30 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 24 (4.54%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.84%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.95%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.76%) Apache
10 4 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.57%) JBoss
12 2 (0.38%) Confluence
12 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle UPK
12 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 20 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 43 (8.13%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (4.16%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.13%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.57%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.97%) Skype
2 20 (3.78%) Firewall
3 17 (3.21%) DHCP
4 14 (2.65%) WAN
5 13 (2.46%) SAN
6 10 (1.89%) HTTP
7 9 (1.70%) LAN
8 8 (1.51%) VPN
9 7 (1.32%) DNS
9 7 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.32%) SSL
10 5 (0.95%) LDAP
11 4 (0.76%) FTP
12 3 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.57%) Internet
12 3 (0.57%) Intranet
12 3 (0.57%) Network Security
12 3 (0.57%) SMTP
13 2 (0.38%) 4G
13 2 (0.38%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.67%) Oracle Database
2 27 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (2.65%) DB2
5 12 (2.27%) SQL Server
6 9 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (0.76%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.38%) Ingres
10 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (1.51%) Grunt
2 5 (0.95%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (0.57%) JIRA
3 3 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.57%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) CaliberRM
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) PeopleTools
General
1 43 (8.13%) Finance
2 9 (1.70%) Manufacturing
3 5 (0.95%) Military
4 4 (0.76%) Back Office
4 4 (0.76%) Electronics
4 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.57%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Avionics
6 2 (0.38%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (14.56%) Architect
1 77 (14.56%) Developer
2 58 (10.96%) Consultant
3 49 (9.26%) Analyst
4 26 (4.91%) Oracle Developer
5 25 (4.73%) Project Manager
6 22 (4.16%) Designer
7 19 (3.59%) Test Analyst
8 17 (3.21%) Network Engineer
8 17 (3.21%) Oracle Consultant
9 14 (2.65%) Data Migration Developer
10 13 (2.46%) Data Migration Lead
10 13 (2.46%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 12 (2.27%) Migration Manager
11 12 (2.27%) SAP Developer
12 11 (2.08%) Administrator
12 11 (2.08%) Technical Architect
13 10 (1.89%) Security Architect
13 10 (1.89%) Storage Specialist
13 10 (1.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.54%) Middleware
2 19 (3.59%) Web Services
3 14 (2.65%) HTML
4 13 (2.46%) .NET
4 13 (2.46%) CSS
4 13 (2.46%) REST
4 13 (2.46%) XML
5 11 (2.08%) WebCenter
6 9 (1.70%) HTML5
6 9 (1.70%) J2EE
7 8 (1.51%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.51%) SAPUI5
8 7 (1.32%) JMS
8 7 (1.32%) SOAP
9 6 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.95%) EDIFACT
10 5 (0.95%) JSON
11 4 (0.76%) SAP Smart Forms
12 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.57%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.15%) Data Centre
2 52 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.97%) Clustering
4 18 (3.40%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.89%) PKI
6 6 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.95%) CESG
7 5 (0.95%) EMC VNX
7 5 (0.95%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.76%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.57%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.57%) DataPower
9 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.69%) Windows
2 53 (10.02%) Linux
3 51 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 41 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (6.99%) AIX
6 36 (6.81%) Unix
7 26 (4.91%) Solaris
8 18 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.84%) HPUX
9 15 (2.84%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.70%) VME
11 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.38%) MVS
13 2 (0.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.19%) OS/390
14 1 (0.19%) OS/400
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (31.76%) Migration
2 75 (14.18%) Data Migration
3 42 (7.94%) Project Management
4 37 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (6.99%) Change Management
5 31 (5.86%) Software Engineering
5 31 (5.86%) Test Automation
6 28 (5.29%) SOA
7 24 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (4.35%) CRM
9 21 (3.97%) ITIL
9 21 (3.97%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.21%) B2B
11 16 (3.02%) Service Management
11 16 (3.02%) Time Management
12 15 (2.84%) Configuration Management
12 15 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (2.65%) Mentoring
13 14 (2.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.64%) SQL
2 36 (6.81%) Java
3 35 (6.62%) PowerShell
4 33 (6.24%) PL/SQL
5 19 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.08%) COBOL
7 9 (1.70%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.51%) C
9 7 (1.32%) C++
10 5 (0.95%) ABAP
10 5 (0.95%) C#
11 4 (0.76%) SAPscript
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.57%) Python
12 3 (0.57%) VB
13 2 (0.38%) Lua
13 2 (0.38%) PHP
13 2 (0.38%) Ruby
13 2 (0.38%) Scala
13 2 (0.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 529 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
2 16 (3.02%) DV Cleared
3 15 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.27%) BC Cleared
4 12 (2.27%) CCNA
5 11 (2.08%) CCNP
5 11 (2.08%) CISSP
6 9 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.51%) CISMP
8 7 (1.32%) CLAS
8 7 (1.32%) Degree
9 6 (1.13%) ISEB
10 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.76%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.38%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.38%) Cyber Scheme
12 2 (0.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (0.95%) SLA
4 4 (0.76%) RMADS
5 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 66 (12.48%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.27%) vSphere
5 7 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) GPFS
8 1 (0.19%) Snort
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.67%) SCCM
2 27 (5.10%) SCOM
3 16 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.13%) EMC VPLEX
5 6 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.76%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.76%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.38%) Graylog
7 2 (0.38%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.38%) vRealize
7 2 (0.38%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.38%) yum
8 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 120 (22.68%) Oracle
2 58 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.75%) VMware
4 32 (6.05%) SAP
5 29 (5.48%) IBM
6 28 (5.29%) Citrix
7 23 (4.35%) EMC
8 17 (3.21%) Cisco
8 17 (3.21%) Siebel
9 16 (3.02%) HP
9 16 (3.02%) Juniper
10 13 (2.46%) Veritas
11 10 (1.89%) IFS
12 9 (1.70%) Informatica
13 8 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.32%) Brocade
14 7 (1.32%) F5
15 6 (1.13%) CheckPoint
16 4 (0.76%) Micro Focus
16 4 (0.76%) NetApp
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
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