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 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 216 295 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.71% 7.00% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.06% 36.37% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 141 71
Median daily rate £484 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 13
Median hourly rate £40.75 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.78% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £17.77 £16.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £48.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £37.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +94.73%
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
616 811 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.13% 19.23% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 460 319
Median daily rate £450 £390 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 51
Median hourly rate £35.63 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Manchester +36 95 £500 +24.22% 5
Merseyside -6 31 £400 - 1
Lancashire -11 30 £467 +3.83% 1
Cheshire +10 25 £475 +15.15%
Cumbria 0 19 £579 +63.02%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 385 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 119 (30.91%) Oracle
3 88 (22.86%) Migration
4 66 (17.14%) Linux
5 63 (16.36%) Windows
6 43 (11.17%) Oracle EBS
7 39 (10.13%) Data Migration
8 37 (9.61%) Finance
9 36 (9.35%) WAN
9 36 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (8.83%) Unix
11 34 (8.83%) ITIL
11 34 (8.83%) Oracle EBS R12
12 33 (8.57%) Data Centre
12 33 (8.57%) SQL
12 33 (8.57%) Java
12 33 (8.57%) LAN
13 32 (8.31%) Microsoft
13 32 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (8.05%) Active Directory
14 31 (8.05%) SAP
15 28 (7.27%) Oracle Database
16 27 (7.01%) Security Operations
16 27 (7.01%) SOA
16 27 (7.01%) CISSP
16 27 (7.01%) Project Management
16 27 (7.01%) VMware
16 27 (7.01%) Firewall
17 26 (6.75%) AIX

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 21 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.04%) Apache
6 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.52%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 2 (0.52%) Jetty
7 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.52%) nginx
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.60%) MS Office
3 8 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (11.17%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (8.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (2.08%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.30%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.78%) Primavera
7 3 (0.78%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.78%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.34%) IaaS
3 8 (2.08%) SaaS
4 7 (1.82%) PaaS
5 6 (1.56%) Office 365
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.52%) G Suite
6 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.35%) WAN
2 33 (8.57%) LAN
3 27 (7.01%) Firewall
4 18 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.42%) VoIP
5 17 (4.42%) VPN
6 16 (4.16%) DHCP
7 10 (2.60%) DNS
8 9 (2.34%) LDAP
9 8 (2.08%) FTP
9 8 (2.08%) Network Security
10 7 (1.82%) SSL
11 6 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.56%) SMTP
12 5 (1.30%) HTTP
13 4 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.04%) SAN
13 4 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.78%) IPsec
14 3 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 21 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.38%) DB2
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (2.34%) SAP HANA
6 8 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (2.08%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.04%) Redis
9 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.52%) Ingres
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.56%) Maven
4 4 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.04%) JIRA
4 4 (1.04%) Rational Robot
5 3 (0.78%) LSMW
6 2 (0.52%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.52%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.52%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.52%) Selenium
6 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.52%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.26%) JUnit
7 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.26%) MSI
7 1 (0.26%) TestNG
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (9.61%) Finance
2 16 (4.16%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.08%) Aerospace
3 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.56%) Electronics
4 6 (1.56%) Marketing
5 5 (1.30%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.26%) Military
7 1 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 59 (15.32%) Architect
2 48 (12.47%) Consultant
3 38 (9.87%) Developer
4 34 (8.83%) Analyst
5 25 (6.49%) DBA
6 18 (4.68%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
8 16 (4.16%) Oracle Consultant
9 15 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
10 13 (3.38%) Migration Manager
11 12 (3.12%) Data Migration Lead
11 12 (3.12%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (2.86%) SC Cleared DBA
12 11 (2.86%) Security Architect
13 10 (2.60%) Data Manager
13 10 (2.60%) Head of Cybersecurity
13 10 (2.60%) Head of Security
14 9 (2.34%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.34%) Security Analyst
14 9 (2.34%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.19%) Middleware
2 18 (4.68%) Web Services
3 15 (3.90%) XML
4 12 (3.12%) ELK Stack
5 10 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (2.34%) J2EE
7 8 (2.08%) JMS
8 7 (1.82%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.56%) .NET
10 5 (1.30%) EDIFACT
10 5 (1.30%) MCollective
10 5 (1.30%) SOAP
10 5 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.04%) HTML
12 3 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.78%) BAPI
12 3 (0.78%) CSS
12 3 (0.78%) Servlets
12 3 (0.78%) Velocity
12 3 (0.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.38%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.56%) CESG
8 6 (1.56%) Replication
8 6 (1.56%) RIA
9 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.30%) User Experience
10 4 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.04%) Data Conversion
10 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.04%) Ergonomics
10 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.14%) Linux
2 63 (16.36%) Windows
3 34 (8.83%) Unix
4 32 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.75%) AIX
6 21 (5.45%) Solaris
7 18 (4.68%) HPUX
8 12 (3.12%) Windows Server
9 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.56%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.30%) CentOS
12 5 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.30%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.78%) Android
13 3 (0.78%) VME
13 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.86%) Migration
2 39 (10.13%) Data Migration
3 36 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (8.83%) ITIL
6 27 (7.01%) Project Management
6 27 (7.01%) Security Operations
6 27 (7.01%) SOA
7 23 (5.97%) Change Management
8 21 (5.45%) Service Management
9 20 (5.19%) Configuration Management
9 20 (5.19%) DevOps
10 19 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (4.68%) Information Security
11 18 (4.68%) PRINCE2
12 16 (4.16%) ERP
12 16 (4.16%) Open Source
12 16 (4.16%) Scrum
13 15 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.57%) Java
1 33 (8.57%) SQL
2 12 (3.12%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.82%) Ruby
5 6 (1.56%) Python
6 5 (1.30%) C#
6 5 (1.30%) COBOL
6 5 (1.30%) Perl
7 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.78%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.78%) C
8 3 (0.78%) Korn
8 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.78%) VBScript
9 2 (0.52%) Scala
9 2 (0.52%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 2 (0.52%) VB
9 2 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 385 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.01%) CISSP
3 20 (5.19%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.38%) SANS
4 13 (3.38%) SSCP
5 11 (2.86%) ISEB
6 10 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.60%) Degree
7 8 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.56%) CCNA
9 5 (1.30%) BC Cleared
9 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.30%) CITP
9 5 (1.30%) IISP
9 5 (1.30%) MBCS
10 4 (1.04%) CISM
11 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.78%) PMP
11 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.52%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.86%) QA
2 10 (2.60%) SLA
3 4 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.08%) XenApp
4 6 (1.56%) vSphere
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.52%) Xen
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.26%) Snort
8 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (3.64%) Puppet
2 11 (2.86%) QRadar
2 11 (2.86%) ZABBIX
3 6 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 5 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.04%) Kibana
5 4 (1.04%) logstash
5 4 (1.04%) Nessus
5 4 (1.04%) Nexpose
5 4 (1.04%) Nmap
6 3 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.78%) Netcool
6 3 (0.78%) SCCM
6 3 (0.78%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.52%) OpenView
7 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 119 (30.91%) Oracle
2 32 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.05%) SAP
4 27 (7.01%) VMware
5 23 (5.97%) Citrix
6 22 (5.71%) IBM
7 18 (4.68%) Apple
8 17 (4.42%) Red Hat
9 16 (4.16%) Cisco
9 16 (4.16%) ServiceNow
10 14 (3.64%) EMC
10 14 (3.64%) HP
11 13 (3.38%) Splunk
12 10 (2.60%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.08%) Forcepoint
13 8 (2.08%) IFS
14 7 (1.82%) Juniper
14 7 (1.82%) LogRhythm
15 6 (1.56%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.56%) F5
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