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 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 178 113 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.77% 3.94% 6.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.53% 22.92% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 106
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£350 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £235 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £548 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +86.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £17.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £47.80 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.12 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -28.57%
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
583 493 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.90% 17.20% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 237 326
Average daily rate £346 £320 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +53.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +12 61 £325 +38.29% 3
Cheshire +15 53 £350 -2.77% 7
Manchester +13 29 £303 -6.92% 5
Cumbria -2 8 £475 +90.00% 5
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 133 (33.17%) Windows
3 89 (22.19%) Microsoft
4 79 (19.70%) Citrix
5 74 (18.45%) Oracle
6 68 (16.96%) Windows 7
7 66 (16.46%) ITIL
8 64 (15.96%) Active Directory
9 60 (14.96%) SQL
10 59 (14.71%) Finance
11 53 (13.22%) SCCM
12 52 (12.97%) MS Office
13 48 (11.97%) Windows XP
13 48 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 47 (11.72%) SLA
14 47 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (9.98%) Windows Vista
16 39 (9.73%) HP
17 38 (9.48%) Service Management
17 38 (9.48%) VMware
17 38 (9.48%) Microsoft App-V
18 37 (9.23%) MS Excel
19 36 (8.98%) Blackberry
20 35 (8.73%) AppSense
21 33 (8.23%) CA
21 33 (8.23%) Oracle EBS R12
22 32 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
23 30 (7.48%) DNS
23 30 (7.48%) DHCP
24 29 (7.23%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (4.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.74%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.00%) Confluence
5 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.00%) CICS
7 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Lync
7 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (12.97%) MS Office
2 37 (9.23%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.74%) MS Project
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (8.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 32 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (4.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (3.99%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 13 (3.24%) ResourceLink
6 11 (2.74%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (1.50%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (1.00%) Teamcenter
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.24%) SaaS
1 13 (3.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.48%) DHCP
1 30 (7.48%) DNS
2 9 (2.24%) SMS
3 8 (2.00%) 3G
4 7 (1.75%) Firewall
4 7 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.00%) Wireless
5 4 (1.00%) AMQP
6 3 (0.75%) Intranet
6 3 (0.75%) SAN
7 2 (0.50%) DMZ
7 2 (0.50%) VPN
7 2 (0.50%) Internet
7 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.25%) Connectrix
8 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.25%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.48%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.24%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.00%) PowerCenter
6 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.75%) DB2
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.00%) JIRA
2 7 (1.75%) JUnit
2 7 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.50%) Gradle
4 5 (1.25%) ERwin
5 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.75%) MSI
7 2 (0.50%) CaliberRM
7 2 (0.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 59 (14.71%) Finance
2 13 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.74%) Local Government
4 3 (0.75%) Back Office
5 2 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.25%) Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (13.47%) Desktop Support
2 47 (11.72%) Analyst
3 45 (11.22%) Architect
4 43 (10.72%) Developer
4 43 (10.72%) Support Engineer
5 37 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (8.98%) Consultant
7 32 (7.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (4.99%) Oracle Consultant
8 20 (4.99%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 20 (4.99%) Payroll Consultant
9 18 (4.49%) Project Manager
10 12 (2.99%) Server Engineer
11 11 (2.74%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (2.74%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.49%) Service Analyst
12 10 (2.49%) Service Manager
12 10 (2.49%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.49%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 10 (2.49%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.49%) Web Services
2 9 (2.24%) JMS
2 9 (2.24%) Middleware
2 9 (2.24%) EJB
3 8 (2.00%) Java EE
4 5 (1.25%) JSON
4 5 (1.25%) .NET
5 4 (1.00%) XML
6 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.50%) DOM
7 2 (0.50%) JavaBeans
7 2 (0.50%) HTML
7 2 (0.50%) MFC
7 2 (0.50%) CSS
7 2 (0.50%) jQuery
7 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.50%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.50%) HTML5
7 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.98%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.75%) Mainframe
3 7 (1.75%) CESG
4 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.25%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.00%) RMADS
6 4 (1.00%) CMDB
6 4 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.50%) Clustering
8 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Open Source
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.25%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.17%) Windows
2 68 (16.96%) Windows 7
3 48 (11.97%) Windows XP
3 48 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (9.98%) Windows Vista
6 21 (5.24%) Linux
7 20 (4.99%) UNIX
8 9 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.00%) Solaris
10 4 (1.00%) MVS
11 2 (0.50%) AIX
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.46%) ITIL
2 38 (9.48%) Service Management
3 29 (7.23%) CRM
3 29 (7.23%) Software Deployment
4 28 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (6.48%) Project Management
6 22 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 16 (3.99%) TOGAF
8 15 (3.74%) Migration
8 15 (3.74%) Zachman Framework
9 14 (3.49%) Supplier Management
10 13 (3.24%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.24%) ETL
10 13 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (2.74%) Data Modelling
12 10 (2.49%) TQM
13 9 (2.24%) Information Security
13 9 (2.24%) Risk Management
13 9 (2.24%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (2.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.96%) SQL
2 29 (7.23%) Java
3 22 (5.49%) PL/SQL
4 14 (3.49%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.24%) VBA
6 12 (2.99%) Python
7 11 (2.74%) Perl
8 8 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.00%) C
9 6 (1.50%) C#
9 6 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.00%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) VC++
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.74%) Degree
3 12 (2.99%) MCP
4 11 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.49%) MCSE
5 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.75%) CISSP
6 7 (1.75%) CISA
6 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.00%) ISEB
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CITP
10 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) CEH
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (11.72%) SLA
2 7 (1.75%) BS7799
3 4 (1.00%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 26 (6.48%) XenApp
4 17 (4.24%) XenServer
5 15 (3.74%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (2.99%) vSphere
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 53 (13.22%) SCCM
2 13 (3.24%) OpenView
3 12 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.00%) SCOM
5 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.25%) Legato
7 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 89 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 79 (19.70%) Citrix
3 74 (18.45%) Oracle
4 39 (9.73%) HP
5 38 (9.48%) VMware
6 35 (8.73%) AppSense
7 33 (8.23%) CA
8 27 (6.73%) Lumension
9 26 (6.48%) SAP
10 23 (5.74%) Dell
11 12 (2.99%) Compaq
11 12 (2.99%) IBM
12 11 (2.74%) Software AG
12 11 (2.74%) Lotus
12 11 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.74%) webMethods
13 8 (2.00%) Symantec
13 8 (2.00%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.75%) Informatica
14 7 (1.75%) Business Objects
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