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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 267 178 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.08% 5.77% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.94% 30.53% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 48
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£420 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £155 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £32.20 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+70.49% +5.57%
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
863 583 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.66% 18.89% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 310 237
Average daily rate £400 £346 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.77% +7.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Cumbria +3 103 £350 -26.31% 12
Lancashire -4 60 £438 +34.61% 3
Manchester -3 42 £450 +48.76% 12
Merseyside +2 30 £413 -7.82% 1
Cheshire -33 20 £483 +37.85%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 450 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 81 (18.00%) Windows
3 79 (17.56%) Oracle
4 77 (17.11%) Microsoft
5 58 (12.89%) SQL
6 57 (12.67%) SAP
7 52 (11.56%) Migration
7 52 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (10.67%) Finance
9 42 (9.33%) DV Cleared
10 37 (8.22%) ITIL
10 37 (8.22%) CRM
11 36 (8.00%) Java
12 35 (7.78%) Manufacturing
13 34 (7.56%) Oracle EBS R12
13 34 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (7.11%) Project Management
15 31 (6.89%) MS Excel
16 30 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
18 28 (6.22%) PRINCE2
18 28 (6.22%) MS Office
18 28 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (6.00%) SharePoint
19 27 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
20 26 (5.78%) HP
20 26 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (5.78%) Incident Management
20 26 (5.78%) Test Scripting
20 26 (5.78%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.11%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.78%) JBoss
7 7 (1.56%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.11%) IIS
10 4 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.89%) Lync
11 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.44%) Node.js
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.44%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.22%) MS Office
3 21 (4.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.89%) MS Project
6 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 34 (7.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.11%) SAP PP
4 11 (2.44%) Primavera
5 9 (2.00%) SAP PLM
5 9 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.56%) Teamcenter
8 6 (1.33%) SAP PM
8 6 (1.33%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.67%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.67%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.67%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.67%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.22%) Boomi
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.11%) Internet
2 18 (4.00%) DNS
3 16 (3.56%) DHCP
4 14 (3.11%) WAN
5 13 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.67%) MPLS
7 11 (2.44%) Firewall
8 10 (2.22%) OSPF
9 9 (2.00%) SSL
9 9 (2.00%) HTTP
10 8 (1.78%) LAN
10 8 (1.78%) BGP
11 6 (1.33%) VPN
12 5 (1.11%) SAN
12 5 (1.11%) Intranet
12 5 (1.11%) Network Security
13 4 (0.89%) IPsec
14 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (5.11%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.22%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.44%) OLAP
5 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
7 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.33%) OLTP
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.11%) Maven
5 5 (1.11%) JIRA
6 4 (0.89%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.67%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.67%) ProC
8 2 (0.44%) MSI
8 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.22%) Ant
9 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
General
1 48 (10.67%) Finance
2 35 (7.78%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.44%) Local Government
4 8 (1.78%) Military
5 5 (1.11%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.11%) Marketing
5 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.89%) Avionics
6 4 (0.89%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.44%) Law
7 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 77 (17.11%) Consultant
2 57 (12.67%) Analyst
3 54 (12.00%) Developer
4 45 (10.00%) Architect
5 35 (7.78%) Project Manager
6 25 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 21 (4.67%) Oracle Consultant
8 20 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
8 20 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
9 18 (4.00%) Desktop Support
9 18 (4.00%) Test Manager
10 17 (3.78%) Technical Architect
11 12 (2.67%) Software Engineer
11 12 (2.67%) Process Engineer
12 11 (2.44%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.44%) Functional Consultant
13 10 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (2.22%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.56%) HTML
2 24 (5.33%) XML
3 16 (3.56%) SOAP
4 13 (2.89%) REST
5 12 (2.67%) Web Services
5 12 (2.67%) JSON
6 11 (2.44%) Middleware
7 10 (2.22%) .NET
8 7 (1.56%) WebCenter
9 4 (0.89%) JSP
9 4 (0.89%) XSD
9 4 (0.89%) XSLT
9 4 (0.89%) WSDL
10 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.67%) jQuery
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.44%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.22%) Spring
12 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 8 (1.78%) CESG
6 6 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.33%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.89%) DataPower
8 4 (0.89%) RMADS
9 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.67%) User Experience
10 2 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.44%) Statistics
10 2 (0.44%) Replication
10 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.00%) Windows
2 25 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 15 (3.33%) UNIX
4 14 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.67%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.44%) Linux
7 10 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.78%) Solaris
9 6 (1.33%) AIX
9 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.67%) HPUX
10 3 (0.67%) Android
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.56%) Migration
1 52 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (8.22%) ITIL
2 37 (8.22%) CRM
3 32 (7.11%) Project Management
4 30 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (6.22%) PRINCE2
6 26 (5.78%) Incident Management
6 26 (5.78%) Test Scripting
7 25 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (5.11%) Data Migration
9 22 (4.89%) ERP
9 22 (4.89%) Data Modelling
10 21 (4.67%) Quality Management
10 21 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (4.22%) Waterfall
12 17 (3.78%) Change Management
12 17 (3.78%) SOA
13 15 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.89%) SQL
2 36 (8.00%) Java
3 14 (3.11%) T-SQL
3 14 (3.11%) PL/SQL
4 12 (2.67%) XQuery
5 8 (1.78%) VBA
5 8 (1.78%) VBScript
5 8 (1.78%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.56%) C
6 7 (1.56%) C#
7 6 (1.33%) Perl
8 5 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.67%) VB
10 3 (0.67%) Scala
11 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.44%) C++
11 2 (0.44%) Ada
11 2 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 450 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.33%) DV Cleared
3 26 (5.78%) Degree
3 26 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.56%) ISEB
6 15 (3.33%) CCNP
7 14 (3.11%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.67%) MCTS
9 10 (2.22%) CCNA
10 9 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (1.78%) MCSA
11 8 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.56%) CISM
12 7 (1.56%) CISSP
13 6 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 4 (0.89%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.44%) QA
2 12 (2.67%) SLA
3 5 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.11%) XenApp
2 5 (1.11%) XenServer
3 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.67%) vSphere
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) SRDF
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.78%) Puppet
3 6 (1.33%) SCCM
4 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 79 (17.56%) Oracle
2 77 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 57 (12.67%) SAP
4 26 (5.78%) HP
5 25 (5.56%) Cisco
5 25 (5.56%) IBM
6 16 (3.56%) VMware
7 15 (3.33%) Juniper
8 9 (2.00%) Informatica
9 8 (1.78%) EMC
9 8 (1.78%) Citrix
10 7 (1.56%) NetApp
10 7 (1.56%) Lotus
11 6 (1.33%) AppSense
12 5 (1.11%) Brocade
12 5 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.89%) Sun
13 4 (0.89%) Altiris
14 3 (0.67%) Curam
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Good/negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago