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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 184 267 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.19% 5.95% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.16% 30.90% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 142 89
Median daily rate £425 £415 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 21
Median hourly rate £42.62 £37.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £17.33 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £59.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +47.72%
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
631 864 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.80% 19.26% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 503 343
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.89 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +11 49 £450 -2.70% 19
Merseyside +8 47 £400 -
Cheshire +18 31 £460 +2.22% 1
Lancashire -7 24 £436 -5.67% 1
Cumbria 0 21 £500 +42.85% 4
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 439 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (32.12%) Migration
3 124 (28.25%) Oracle
4 59 (13.44%) Data Migration
5 53 (12.07%) Data Centre
5 53 (12.07%) Linux
6 52 (11.85%) Windows
7 50 (11.39%) Finance
8 49 (11.16%) Oracle EBS
9 46 (10.48%) SQL
10 43 (9.79%) Project Management
11 42 (9.57%) Oracle EBS R12
12 39 (8.88%) Java
13 37 (8.43%) Unix
14 34 (7.74%) PL/SQL
14 34 (7.74%) Citrix
15 33 (7.52%) SAP
15 33 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (7.29%) Oracle Database
17 31 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
17 31 (7.06%) Active Directory
17 31 (7.06%) SOA
18 30 (6.83%) IBM
18 30 (6.83%) Microsoft
18 30 (6.83%) AIX
19 27 (6.15%) Firewall
20 23 (5.24%) Middleware
20 23 (5.24%) WAN
21 22 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (4.78%) Oracle Payables

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 17 (3.87%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.82%) Apache
4 7 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) CMS
9 2 (0.46%) Confluence
9 2 (0.46%) IIS
9 2 (0.46%) JBoss
9 2 (0.46%) Jetty
9 2 (0.46%) nginx
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle UPK
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.46%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 15 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.73%) MS Office
3 6 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 49 (11.16%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (9.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (4.78%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.68%) Primavera
5 3 (0.68%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.68%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) Office 365
2 4 (0.91%) IaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.46%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.15%) Firewall
2 23 (5.24%) WAN
3 19 (4.33%) LAN
4 16 (3.64%) DHCP
5 12 (2.73%) HTTP
6 11 (2.51%) VPN
7 10 (2.28%) DNS
7 10 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.05%) VoIP
9 8 (1.82%) FTP
9 8 (1.82%) LDAP
10 7 (1.59%) Network Security
10 7 (1.59%) SSL
11 6 (1.37%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.37%) SAN
11 6 (1.37%) SMTP
12 4 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.91%) IPsec
12 4 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.29%) Oracle Database
2 31 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (3.19%) DB2
5 11 (2.51%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (2.05%) SAP HANA
6 9 (2.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.82%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (0.91%) Redis
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.46%) Ingres
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.59%) JIRA
2 6 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.14%) Grunt
3 5 (1.14%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (0.91%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.91%) Rational Robot
5 3 (0.68%) Maven
6 2 (0.46%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.46%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.46%) Selenium
6 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.46%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.23%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.23%) MSI
7 1 (0.23%) TestNG
General
1 50 (11.39%) Finance
2 18 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.91%) Electronics
4 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.68%) Back Office
5 3 (0.68%) Marketing
5 3 (0.68%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.23%) Avionics
6 1 (0.23%) Banking
6 1 (0.23%) Law
6 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (18.22%) Architect
2 64 (14.58%) Developer
3 51 (11.62%) Consultant
4 47 (10.71%) Analyst
5 27 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.92%) Oracle Developer
7 19 (4.33%) Oracle Consultant
8 17 (3.87%) Network Engineer
9 15 (3.42%) Data Migration Developer
9 15 (3.42%) IFS Analyst
10 14 (3.19%) Migration Manager
11 13 (2.96%) DBA
12 12 (2.73%) Data Migration Lead
12 12 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (2.73%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (2.73%) Security Architect
13 11 (2.51%) Administrator
13 11 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 11 (2.51%) SOA Developer
14 10 (2.28%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.24%) Middleware
2 21 (4.78%) Web Services
3 16 (3.64%) XML
4 11 (2.51%) .NET
4 11 (2.51%) J2EE
5 10 (2.28%) JMS
6 9 (2.05%) HTML
7 8 (1.82%) ELK Stack
7 8 (1.82%) REST
7 8 (1.82%) SOAP
8 7 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.59%) CSS
9 6 (1.37%) EDIFACT
9 6 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.14%) HTML5
10 5 (1.14%) SAPUI5
11 4 (0.91%) SAP Smart Forms
11 4 (0.91%) Servlets
11 4 (0.91%) WebCenter
11 4 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.33%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.51%) PKI
6 10 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.59%) CESG
7 7 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.37%) Replication
9 5 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Data Conversion
10 4 (0.91%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.91%) Statistics
11 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.68%) Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.68%) RIA
11 3 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.07%) Linux
2 52 (11.85%) Windows
3 37 (8.43%) Unix
4 30 (6.83%) AIX
5 20 (4.56%) Solaris
6 17 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (3.64%) HPUX
8 12 (2.73%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.59%) VME
11 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.68%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.46%) Android
13 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.46%) CentOS
13 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.46%) MVS
13 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (32.12%) Migration
2 59 (13.44%) Data Migration
3 43 (9.79%) Project Management
4 33 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (7.06%) SOA
6 21 (4.78%) ERP
7 20 (4.56%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.33%) B2B
8 19 (4.33%) BPEL
8 19 (4.33%) Change Management
8 19 (4.33%) TOGAF
9 17 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (3.64%) Information Security
10 16 (3.64%) Test Scripting
11 14 (3.19%) Project Planning
12 13 (2.96%) Configuration Management
12 13 (2.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.48%) SQL
2 39 (8.88%) Java
3 34 (7.74%) PL/SQL
4 12 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.05%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.82%) COBOL
7 7 (1.59%) Python
8 5 (1.14%) ABAP
8 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.14%) C
8 5 (1.14%) VB
9 4 (0.91%) C#
9 4 (0.91%) Ruby
9 4 (0.91%) SAPscript
10 3 (0.68%) C++
11 2 (0.46%) Lua
11 2 (0.46%) Perl
11 2 (0.46%) Scala
11 2 (0.46%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 2 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 439 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.78%) CISSP
3 14 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.51%) CCNA
6 9 (2.05%) CCNP
7 8 (1.82%) CISMP
8 7 (1.59%) Degree
9 6 (1.37%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.37%) SANS
9 6 (1.37%) SSCP
10 5 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.91%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.91%) ISEB
12 2 (0.46%) CCDP
12 2 (0.46%) MBCS
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.46%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.82%) QA
3 7 (1.59%) SLA
4 6 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.59%) XenApp
5 5 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) Puppet
2 6 (1.37%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.37%) QRadar
3 4 (0.91%) Kibana
3 4 (0.91%) logstash
3 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.68%) SCCM
4 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.46%) Graylog
5 2 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.46%) Nagios
5 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.46%) OpenView
5 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.46%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.46%) yum
6 1 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 124 (28.25%) Oracle
2 34 (7.74%) Citrix
3 33 (7.52%) SAP
4 30 (6.83%) IBM
4 30 (6.83%) Microsoft
5 18 (4.10%) Juniper
6 17 (3.87%) Cisco
6 17 (3.87%) EMC
7 16 (3.64%) IFS
8 13 (2.96%) VMware
9 11 (2.51%) HP
10 10 (2.28%) Siebel
11 9 (2.05%) F5
11 9 (2.05%) LogRhythm
12 8 (1.82%) Apple
12 8 (1.82%) Splunk
13 6 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.37%) Informatica
14 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.91%) Tripwire
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