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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 328 235 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.15% 5.91% 7.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.05% 27.65% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 77 93
Median daily rate £400 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.07% +4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £513 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 51 39
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% +152.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.34 £15.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.68 £59.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% +52.77%
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
862 850 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.38% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 375 303
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 92 83
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £55.00 £35.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire +34 112 £425 +10.93% 1
Lancashire 0 70 £375 -2.59%
Cumbria 0 56 £425 +7.25% 7
Merseyside +21 44 £388 +19.23% 1
Manchester 0 33 £438 -7.89% 3
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 561 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 108 (19.25%) Migration
3 89 (15.86%) Oracle
4 84 (14.97%) Windows
5 71 (12.66%) SAP
6 64 (11.41%) Microsoft
7 63 (11.23%) Active Directory
8 61 (10.87%) DV Cleared
9 58 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (9.45%) Data Centre
11 52 (9.27%) VMware
12 51 (9.09%) Finance
12 51 (9.09%) Windows Server
13 49 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 47 (8.38%) Project Management
15 46 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
16 45 (8.02%) Oracle EBS R12
17 42 (7.49%) Data Migration
18 38 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (6.42%) Linux
20 35 (6.24%) Change Management
20 35 (6.24%) PowerShell
21 33 (5.88%) SharePoint
22 32 (5.70%) Unix
22 32 (5.70%) Oracle EBS
22 32 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (5.70%) Test Automation
23 31 (5.53%) SCCM
24 30 (5.35%) SQL
25 29 (5.17%) Information Security

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 33 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 27 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.78%) IBM Domino
6 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.89%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.53%) Apache
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
12 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Project
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (8.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 32 (5.70%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (4.81%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (3.39%) SAP PM
5 15 (2.67%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (1.43%) SAP CS
6 8 (1.43%) SAP HR
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
7 7 (1.25%) SAP MM
7 7 (1.25%) SAP SM
8 6 (1.07%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.89%) SAP WM
10 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.71%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.53%) SAP HCM
12 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) IaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.92%) Firewall
2 21 (3.74%) Skype
3 19 (3.39%) DNS
4 16 (2.85%) DHCP
5 13 (2.32%) LAN
6 11 (1.96%) SAN
6 11 (1.96%) VPN
6 11 (1.96%) WAN
7 10 (1.78%) Bluetooth
7 10 (1.78%) Network Security
7 10 (1.78%) SSL
8 7 (1.25%) Internet
8 7 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.25%) LDAP
8 7 (1.25%) SSH
9 5 (0.89%) HTTP
9 5 (0.89%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.71%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.74%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.71%) DB2
7 4 (0.71%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.53%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Grunt
2 4 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.53%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.36%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.36%) PeopleTools
4 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.18%) ERwin
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.18%) MSI
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Robot
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 51 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.07%) Military
4 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.53%) Advertising
5 3 (0.53%) Avionics
6 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.18%) Back Office
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (16.04%) Consultant
2 69 (12.30%) Developer
3 64 (11.41%) Architect
4 49 (8.73%) Analyst
5 43 (7.66%) SAP Consultant
6 27 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.10%) Test Analyst
8 22 (3.92%) Network Engineer
9 21 (3.74%) Designer
10 19 (3.39%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 18 (3.21%) Software Engineer
12 17 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (2.32%) Functional Analyst
13 13 (2.32%) Functional Test Analyst
13 13 (2.32%) Tester
13 13 (2.32%) Wintel Engineer
14 12 (2.14%) SAP Developer
14 12 (2.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 11 (1.96%) SAP PM Consultant
15 11 (1.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.21%) HTML
2 16 (2.85%) XML
3 14 (2.50%) .NET
3 14 (2.50%) CSS
3 14 (2.50%) WebCenter
4 12 (2.14%) Middleware
5 10 (1.78%) REST
6 9 (1.60%) HTML5
7 8 (1.43%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.43%) SAPUI5
7 8 (1.43%) Web Services
8 5 (0.89%) J2EE
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.71%) JSON
9 4 (0.71%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.53%) Ajax
10 3 (0.53%) EDIFACT
11 2 (0.36%) SAML
11 2 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (9.45%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.46%) Clustering
4 19 (3.39%) User Experience
5 10 (1.78%) PKI
6 8 (1.43%) VAX
7 7 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.89%) EMC VNX
8 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.71%) BYOD
9 4 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.53%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.36%) CESG
11 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.97%) Windows
2 51 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 38 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (6.42%) Linux
5 32 (5.70%) Unix
6 19 (3.39%) Solaris
7 17 (3.03%) AIX
8 15 (2.67%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.60%) VMS
11 7 (1.25%) HPUX
12 5 (0.89%) VME
12 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.36%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.18%) Android
15 1 (0.18%) MVS
15 1 (0.18%) OS/390
15 1 (0.18%) OS/400
15 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.25%) Migration
2 49 (8.73%) Software Engineering
3 47 (8.38%) Project Management
4 46 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.49%) Data Migration
6 35 (6.24%) Change Management
7 32 (5.70%) Test Automation
8 29 (5.17%) Information Security
9 28 (4.99%) CRM
10 26 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (4.46%) Time Management
12 23 (4.10%) Test Scripting
13 21 (3.74%) ITIL
14 19 (3.39%) ERP
14 19 (3.39%) PRINCE2
15 18 (3.21%) Functional Testing
16 17 (3.03%) SOA
17 16 (2.85%) Configuration Management
18 15 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (2.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.24%) PowerShell
2 30 (5.35%) SQL
3 26 (4.63%) C++
4 21 (3.74%) Java
5 19 (3.39%) C
5 19 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.96%) Python
8 8 (1.43%) DCL
9 7 (1.25%) COBOL
9 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.07%) C#
11 4 (0.71%) ABAP
11 4 (0.71%) SAPscript
11 4 (0.71%) VB
12 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.53%) PeopleCode
12 3 (0.53%) SQR
13 2 (0.36%) Lua
13 2 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 561 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.87%) DV Cleared
3 18 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.85%) CCNA
5 15 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.67%) CCNP
6 12 (2.14%) BC Cleared
7 10 (1.78%) CISSP
7 10 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (1.43%) CISMP
9 7 (1.25%) CLAS
10 5 (0.89%) ISEB
11 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.53%) Degree
12 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.18%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (0.71%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) RMADS
4 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.53%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (11.23%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.32%) vSphere
5 7 (1.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.71%) Snort
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.36%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) GPFS
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.53%) SCCM
2 27 (4.81%) SCOM
3 12 (2.14%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.78%) XenMobile
5 8 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.07%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Puppet
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.36%) vRealize
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (15.86%) Oracle
2 71 (12.66%) SAP
3 64 (11.41%) Microsoft
4 52 (9.27%) VMware
5 27 (4.81%) IBM
6 26 (4.63%) Cisco
7 17 (3.03%) Veritas
8 15 (2.67%) Informatica
9 12 (2.14%) HP
9 12 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.96%) EMC
10 11 (1.96%) Juniper
11 9 (1.60%) Siebel
12 7 (1.25%) Brocade
12 7 (1.25%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.07%) Serena
14 5 (0.89%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.89%) Citrix
15 4 (0.71%) NetApp
15 4 (0.71%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Maxegan
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Cumbria
Maxegan
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 27 days ago