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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 29 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 186 122 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.86% 4.10% 5.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.44% 24.06% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 49 101
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£394 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £235 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +57.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £16.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £52.90 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -46.15%
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
611 507 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.24% 17.04% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 239 342
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 49
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.75 £28.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +6 65 £350 +48.93% 7
Cheshire +29 63 £430 +19.44% 4
Manchester +4 21 £288 -11.53% 5
Cumbria -4 10 £475 +90.00%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 394 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 119 (30.20%) Windows
3 84 (21.32%) Microsoft
4 82 (20.81%) Oracle
5 70 (17.77%) Citrix
6 67 (17.01%) Windows 7
7 66 (16.75%) SQL
8 64 (16.24%) Finance
9 58 (14.72%) ITIL
10 54 (13.71%) Active Directory
11 53 (13.45%) MS Office
12 50 (12.69%) SCCM
13 48 (12.18%) SLA
14 47 (11.93%) Windows XP
15 40 (10.15%) MS Excel
15 40 (10.15%) Windows Vista
16 39 (9.90%) Oracle EBS R12
17 38 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (9.14%) Service Management
18 36 (9.14%) Oracle EBS
18 36 (9.14%) Microsoft App-V
18 36 (9.14%) HP
19 35 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
20 34 (8.63%) CA
20 34 (8.63%) CRM
20 34 (8.63%) AppSense
21 33 (8.38%) Blackberry
22 31 (7.87%) VMware
22 31 (7.87%) Java
22 31 (7.87%) Oracle BI EE

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.30%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.03%) Confluence
6 4 (1.02%) CICS
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.76%) IIS
7 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.51%) Lync
8 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Jetty
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (13.45%) MS Office
2 40 (10.15%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.79%) MS Project
4 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (9.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 36 (9.14%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (4.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (4.06%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 14 (3.55%) ResourceLink
6 12 (3.05%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.76%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.55%) SaaS
1 14 (3.55%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.60%) DHCP
1 26 (6.60%) DNS
2 8 (2.03%) SMS
3 7 (1.78%) 3G
3 7 (1.78%) Firewall
4 6 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.02%) Wireless
5 4 (1.02%) HTTP
5 4 (1.02%) AMQP
6 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.51%) VPN
7 2 (0.51%) SSL
7 2 (0.51%) SAN
7 2 (0.51%) DMZ
7 2 (0.51%) Intranet
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.87%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.27%) PowerCenter
5 5 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.76%) DB2
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) JIRA
2 7 (1.78%) JUnit
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.52%) ERwin
3 6 (1.52%) Gradle
4 4 (1.02%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.76%) MSI
6 2 (0.51%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.51%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (16.24%) Finance
2 15 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.55%) Local Government
4 2 (0.51%) Front Office
4 2 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.25%) Banking
5 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (12.94%) Analyst
2 48 (12.18%) Desktop Support
3 43 (10.91%) Developer
4 40 (10.15%) Support Engineer
5 38 (9.64%) Consultant
5 38 (9.64%) Architect
6 34 (8.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 29 (7.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 24 (6.09%) Oracle Consultant
9 22 (5.58%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 22 (5.58%) Payroll Consultant
10 20 (5.08%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.30%) Service Manager
11 13 (3.30%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 12 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
13 11 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (2.79%) Server Engineer
13 11 (2.79%) Change Manager
13 11 (2.79%) Service Analyst
14 10 (2.54%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.09%) Web Services
2 11 (2.79%) Middleware
3 9 (2.28%) JMS
3 9 (2.28%) EJB
4 8 (2.03%) Java EE
5 6 (1.52%) .NET
5 6 (1.52%) XML
6 5 (1.27%) JSON
7 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.76%) Servlets
8 2 (0.51%) DOM
8 2 (0.51%) J2EE
8 2 (0.51%) MFC
8 2 (0.51%) JavaBeans
8 2 (0.51%) jQuery
8 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.51%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.51%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 27 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.78%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.78%) CESG
4 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.52%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.02%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.02%) CMDB
7 4 (1.02%) RMADS
8 3 (0.76%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.76%) Open Source
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.51%) Replication
9 2 (0.51%) Clustering
9 2 (0.51%) NHS
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 119 (30.20%) Windows
2 67 (17.01%) Windows 7
3 47 (11.93%) Windows XP
4 40 (10.15%) Windows Vista
5 38 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (6.35%) Linux
8 20 (5.08%) UNIX
9 10 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.78%) Solaris
11 4 (1.02%) MVS
12 2 (0.51%) AIX
12 2 (0.51%) CentOS
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.72%) ITIL
2 36 (9.14%) Service Management
3 34 (8.63%) CRM
4 29 (7.36%) Software Deployment
5 27 (6.85%) Project Management
6 26 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (5.33%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.06%) Migration
9 14 (3.55%) Risk Management
9 14 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.55%) ETL
9 14 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.55%) Supplier Management
10 13 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.05%) Data Modelling
12 10 (2.54%) TOGAF
13 9 (2.28%) Zachman Framework
13 9 (2.28%) Information Security
13 9 (2.28%) Problem Management
13 9 (2.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.75%) SQL
2 31 (7.87%) Java
3 23 (5.84%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.81%) Shell Script
5 14 (3.55%) VBA
6 13 (3.30%) Python
7 12 (3.05%) Perl
8 9 (2.28%) C
9 6 (1.52%) C#
9 6 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.02%) C++
11 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.51%) VC++
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) R
13 1 (0.25%) Scala
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 394 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.33%) Degree
3 13 (3.30%) MCP
4 8 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.78%) CISA
5 7 (1.78%) CISSP
6 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.52%) MCSE
6 6 (1.52%) ISEB
6 6 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) CEH
9 1 (0.25%) APMP
9 1 (0.25%) CITP
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.78%) BS7799
3 4 (1.02%) QA
3 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (4.82%) XenApp
4 12 (3.05%) XenServer
5 11 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.78%) vSphere
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.51%) Xen
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 50 (12.69%) SCCM
2 14 (3.55%) OpenView
2 14 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.52%) SCOM
4 3 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.51%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.25%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 82 (20.81%) Oracle
3 70 (17.77%) Citrix
4 36 (9.14%) HP
5 34 (8.63%) CA
5 34 (8.63%) AppSense
6 31 (7.87%) VMware
7 27 (6.85%) SAP
8 26 (6.60%) Lumension
9 19 (4.82%) Dell
10 13 (3.30%) Lotus
11 12 (3.05%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.05%) webMethods
11 12 (3.05%) Software AG
11 12 (3.05%) IBM
12 8 (2.03%) Informatica
12 8 (2.03%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.78%) Cognos
13 7 (1.78%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.78%) Compaq
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