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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 22 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 208 198 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.77% 6.99% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.89% 35.36% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 83 46
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£400 £427 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +10.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £204 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £574 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 £18.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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
720 560 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.96% 19.76% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 90 33
Average hourly rate £46.71 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.50% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 70 £400 +48.15% 6
Cumbria 0 57 £250 -42.66% 9
Cheshire -24 31 £383 -20.18% 1
Manchester 0 24 £475 +39.70% 6
Merseyside -3 18 £363 -20.76%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 415 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 150 (36.14%) Oracle
3 94 (22.65%) SQL
4 88 (21.20%) Windows
5 87 (20.96%) Finance
6 69 (16.63%) Oracle EBS
7 66 (15.90%) Oracle EBS R12
8 63 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
10 48 (11.57%) Migration
11 44 (10.60%) VMware
12 43 (10.36%) PL/SQL
13 42 (10.12%) ITIL
13 42 (10.12%) CRM
14 38 (9.16%) Linux
14 38 (9.16%) SQL Server
15 36 (8.67%) MS Excel
16 35 (8.43%) UNIX
16 35 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (7.95%) Cisco
17 33 (7.95%) Workflow
18 30 (7.23%) Oracle Workflow
18 30 (7.23%) XML
19 28 (6.75%) Oracle Reports
20 27 (6.51%) SAP
21 26 (6.27%) Oracle Applications
22 25 (6.02%) SLA
22 25 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (5.78%) ERP
23 24 (5.78%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (7.23%) Oracle Workflow
2 23 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.37%) NetWeaver
4 12 (2.89%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.96%) IIS
8 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.72%) Documentum
8 3 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.24%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.58%) MS Office
3 11 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.45%) MS Project
6 3 (0.72%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.48%) Windchill
8 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 69 (16.63%) Oracle EBS
2 66 (15.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (6.27%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (4.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 17 (4.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (2.89%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (2.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 11 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (2.41%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (2.17%) Oracle iProcurement
10 9 (2.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 7 (1.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 6 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (1.45%) Oracle Payroll
13 4 (0.96%) Teamcenter
13 4 (0.96%) TRIRIGA
14 3 (0.72%) SAP PM
15 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
15 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.48%) PaaS
2 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.37%) Firewall
2 11 (2.65%) DNS
3 10 (2.41%) WAN
3 10 (2.41%) Internet
4 8 (1.93%) DHCP
4 8 (1.93%) LAN
5 7 (1.69%) SSL
5 7 (1.69%) SAN
5 7 (1.69%) HTTP
5 7 (1.69%) MPLS
6 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.96%) OSPF
7 4 (0.96%) BGP
7 4 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.72%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) xDSL
9 2 (0.48%) DWDM
9 2 (0.48%) IPsec
9 2 (0.48%) VPN
9 2 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.75%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.37%) SAP HANA
6 12 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.65%) MS Access
8 6 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (5.54%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.20%) Maven
2 5 (1.20%) JIRA
3 4 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.72%) Subversion
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) LSMW
5 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.24%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) ERwin
6 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 87 (20.96%) Finance
2 17 (4.10%) Local Government
3 16 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.89%) General Ledger
5 10 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.45%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Military
7 3 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (20.72%) Developer
2 83 (20.00%) Consultant
3 61 (14.70%) Architect
4 45 (10.84%) Oracle Consultant
5 42 (10.12%) Analyst
6 38 (9.16%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (5.06%) Functional Consultant
7 21 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.34%) Cognos Developer
9 16 (3.86%) Technical Architect
10 15 (3.61%) SAP Architect
11 14 (3.37%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 13 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.13%) Service Analyst
13 12 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.89%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.89%) Cognos BI Developer
13 12 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 11 (2.65%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.23%) XML
2 22 (5.30%) .NET
3 14 (3.37%) HTML
4 7 (1.69%) Middleware
4 7 (1.69%) SAP Basis
5 6 (1.45%) XML Messaging
6 4 (0.96%) SOAP
7 3 (0.72%) Web Services
8 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.48%) XSD
8 2 (0.48%) XSLT
8 2 (0.48%) WSDL
8 2 (0.48%) jQuery
8 2 (0.48%) REST
9 1 (0.24%) CSS3
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.24%) Qt
9 1 (0.24%) GTK+
9 1 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.82%) Management Information System
2 11 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 4 (0.96%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.72%) SCADA
5 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.48%) DataPower
6 2 (0.48%) Clustering
6 2 (0.48%) SCORM
6 2 (0.48%) Economics
6 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.24%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 88 (21.20%) Windows
2 38 (9.16%) Linux
3 35 (8.43%) UNIX
4 25 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.34%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.41%) Solaris
8 10 (2.41%) VMS
9 9 (2.17%) AIX
9 9 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.96%) HPUX
12 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) VME
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (11.57%) Migration
3 42 (10.12%) ITIL
3 42 (10.12%) CRM
4 33 (7.95%) Workflow
5 24 (5.78%) Service Management
5 24 (5.78%) ERP
6 18 (4.34%) Project Management
7 16 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (3.86%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 15 (3.61%) E-business
9 14 (3.37%) Test Scripting
10 13 (3.13%) High Availability
10 13 (3.13%) Mentoring
11 12 (2.89%) Cash Management
11 12 (2.89%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.65%) SQL
2 43 (10.36%) PL/SQL
3 18 (4.34%) Java
4 15 (3.61%) C#
5 13 (3.13%) VBA
6 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.45%) C
7 5 (1.20%) Perl
7 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.20%) VB
8 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.96%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.48%) C++
9 2 (0.48%) XPath
9 2 (0.48%) Python
9 2 (0.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) Ada
10 1 (0.24%) COBOL
10 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 415 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.13%) Degree
3 10 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.17%) MCP
4 9 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.93%) CCNP
5 8 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.69%) CISSP
7 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.96%) MCSE
9 3 (0.72%) CCA
9 3 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.72%) CCEA
9 3 (0.72%) MCSD
9 3 (0.72%) CISM
9 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.02%) SLA
2 4 (0.96%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.37%) vSphere
3 8 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.96%) XenApp
5 4 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.72%) XenServer
7 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (2.41%) OpenView
2 9 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.45%) Puppet
4 3 (0.72%) SCCM
4 3 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.48%) Salt
5 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.24%) OVSD
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 150 (36.14%) Oracle
2 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.60%) VMware
4 33 (7.95%) Cisco
5 27 (6.51%) SAP
6 21 (5.06%) HP
7 20 (4.82%) Cognos
8 19 (4.58%) Citrix
9 15 (3.61%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.89%) Lotus
10 12 (2.89%) Primavera
11 10 (2.41%) Juniper
11 10 (2.41%) IBM
12 9 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.69%) EMC
14 5 (1.20%) Siemens
14 5 (1.20%) McAfee
14 5 (1.20%) Siebel
14 5 (1.20%) Informatica
15 4 (0.96%) Sun
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £47.33 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £340 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago