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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 231 221 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.96% 7.21% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.52% 36.29% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 96 52
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£390 £375 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £163 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £543 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 6
Average hourly rate £46.09 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.05% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £16.47 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.20 £32.47 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -28.35%
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
810 609 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.89% 19.86% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 297 196
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 83 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.30 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.06 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 76 £385 +45.97% 8
Cumbria 0 70 £396 -7.20% 14
Cheshire -37 30 £375 -11.45% 1
Manchester +1 27 £475 +28.03% 1
Merseyside -3 14 £325 +195.45%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 408 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (31.62%) Oracle
3 90 (22.06%) Windows
4 88 (21.57%) SQL
5 81 (19.85%) Finance
6 63 (15.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 57 (13.97%) Oracle EBS
8 53 (12.99%) Migration
8 53 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (12.99%) Microsoft
9 41 (10.05%) UNIX
10 39 (9.56%) Linux
10 39 (9.56%) CRM
10 39 (9.56%) ITIL
10 39 (9.56%) VMware
11 37 (9.07%) SQL Server
12 36 (8.82%) PL/SQL
13 31 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (7.60%) MS Excel
14 30 (7.35%) XML
15 29 (7.11%) Cisco
16 27 (6.62%) SAP
17 24 (5.88%) .NET
17 24 (5.88%) ERP
17 24 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (5.64%) SharePoint
18 23 (5.64%) Java
19 22 (5.39%) Project Management
19 22 (5.39%) Workflow
19 22 (5.39%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 15 (3.68%) NetWeaver
4 10 (2.45%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.49%) JBoss
8 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.17%) MS Office
3 12 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.23%) MS Project
7 3 (0.74%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.49%) Windchill
9 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 63 (15.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 57 (13.97%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (4.90%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 13 (3.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (2.94%) Primavera
7 11 (2.70%) Teamcenter
8 8 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Payroll
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 4 (0.98%) TRIRIGA
13 3 (0.74%) SAP PM
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.49%) PaaS
2 2 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.43%) Internet
2 11 (2.70%) DNS
2 11 (2.70%) Firewall
3 10 (2.45%) WAN
3 10 (2.45%) DHCP
4 9 (2.21%) SSL
5 8 (1.96%) LAN
5 8 (1.96%) MPLS
6 7 (1.72%) SAN
6 7 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.47%) HTTP
7 6 (1.47%) OSPF
7 6 (1.47%) BGP
8 3 (0.74%) IPsec
8 3 (0.74%) VLAN
8 3 (0.74%) SNMP
8 3 (0.74%) VPN
9 2 (0.49%) DWDM
9 2 (0.49%) ADSL
9 2 (0.49%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.90%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.43%) SAP HANA
5 13 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.96%) MS Access
9 7 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.23%) Maven
2 5 (1.23%) JIRA
3 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.74%) Subversion
4 3 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.49%) LSMW
5 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.25%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 81 (19.85%) Finance
2 19 (4.66%) Local Government
3 15 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.96%) Military
5 8 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.47%) Marketing
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 86 (21.08%) Developer
2 71 (17.40%) Consultant
3 54 (13.24%) Architect
4 43 (10.54%) Analyst
5 35 (8.58%) Oracle Consultant
6 33 (8.09%) Oracle Developer
7 28 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.41%) Technical Architect
9 17 (4.17%) Cognos Developer
10 16 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
11 14 (3.43%) SAP Architect
12 13 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.19%) SQL Developer
13 12 (2.94%) Security Consultant
13 12 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (2.94%) Cognos BI Developer
14 11 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.70%) Service Analyst
14 11 (2.70%) Desktop Support
14 11 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.35%) XML
2 24 (5.88%) .NET
3 18 (4.41%) HTML
4 7 (1.72%) SAP Basis
5 6 (1.47%) Middleware
5 6 (1.47%) XML Messaging
5 6 (1.47%) SOAP
6 5 (1.23%) Web Services
7 4 (0.98%) XSD
7 4 (0.98%) XSLT
7 4 (0.98%) WSDL
8 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) REST
9 1 (0.25%) CSS3
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.25%) Qt
9 1 (0.25%) GTK+
9 1 (0.25%) HTML5
9 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.98%) Device Driver
4 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
4 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
4 4 (0.98%) Data Extraction
4 4 (0.98%) DataPower
5 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.74%) SCADA
5 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.74%) Reference Data
5 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.49%) Economics
6 2 (0.49%) Open Source
7 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.25%) PKI
7 1 (0.25%) CMDB
7 1 (0.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 90 (22.06%) Windows
2 41 (10.05%) UNIX
3 39 (9.56%) Linux
4 24 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.45%) AIX
8 10 (2.45%) VMS
9 9 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.96%) Solaris
11 6 (1.47%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.74%) HPUX
13 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.25%) VME
13 1 (0.25%) Android
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.99%) Migration
2 39 (9.56%) ITIL
2 39 (9.56%) CRM
3 24 (5.88%) ERP
4 22 (5.39%) Project Management
4 22 (5.39%) Service Management
4 22 (5.39%) Workflow
5 19 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (4.41%) Incident Management
6 18 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (4.17%) Validation
7 17 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 15 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.19%) High Availability
10 12 (2.94%) Data Migration
10 12 (2.94%) E-business
10 12 (2.94%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.57%) SQL
2 36 (8.82%) PL/SQL
3 23 (5.64%) Java
4 15 (3.68%) C#
5 11 (2.70%) VBA
6 7 (1.72%) Perl
7 6 (1.47%) C
7 6 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.98%) VB
10 2 (0.49%) Python
10 2 (0.49%) Ada
10 2 (0.49%) C++
10 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.49%) VBScript
10 2 (0.49%) XPath
11 1 (0.25%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 408 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.68%) Degree
2 15 (3.68%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.45%) CISSP
4 9 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.47%) CISM
5 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.47%) MCP
5 6 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.23%) MCSE
6 5 (1.23%) ISEB
6 5 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.98%) CCNP
8 3 (0.74%) MCSD
8 3 (0.74%) CCA
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.74%) CCEA
8 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.41%) SLA
2 5 (1.23%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.43%) vSphere
3 6 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.98%) XenApp
6 3 (0.74%) XenServer
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.72%) OpenView
2 6 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (1.47%) Puppet
3 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) SCCM
5 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) Ansible
5 2 (0.49%) Salt
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) OVSD
Vendors
1 129 (31.62%) Oracle
2 53 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.56%) VMware
4 29 (7.11%) Cisco
5 27 (6.62%) SAP
6 21 (5.15%) HP
7 19 (4.66%) Cognos
8 18 (4.41%) Citrix
9 16 (3.92%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.45%) Lotus
10 10 (2.45%) Juniper
10 10 (2.45%) Informatica
11 9 (2.21%) IBM
11 9 (2.21%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.72%) EMC
13 5 (1.23%) Siemens
13 5 (1.23%) McAfee
14 4 (0.98%) Sun
15 3 (0.74%) NetApp
15 3 (0.74%) Mitel
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