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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 180 116 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.81% 3.98% 6.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.30% 23.06% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 107
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£350 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £235 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £548 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 8
Average hourly rate £17.25 £32.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.92% +86.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £17.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £47.80 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -25.92%
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
594 503 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.18% 17.27% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 238 327
Average daily rate £350 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 56
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +11 61 £325 +38.29% 1
Cheshire +29 57 £375 +4.16% 10
Manchester +17 27 £300 -7.69% 11
Cumbria -2 9 £475 +90.00% 4
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (32.75%) Windows
3 88 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 76 (19.00%) Citrix
5 75 (18.75%) Oracle
6 69 (17.25%) Windows 7
7 66 (16.50%) ITIL
8 61 (15.25%) SQL
8 61 (15.25%) Active Directory
9 59 (14.75%) Finance
10 51 (12.75%) MS Office
10 51 (12.75%) SCCM
11 48 (12.00%) Windows XP
12 46 (11.50%) SLA
13 45 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (10.00%) Windows Vista
16 39 (9.75%) HP
17 38 (9.50%) Service Management
17 38 (9.50%) Microsoft App-V
18 36 (9.00%) Blackberry
18 36 (9.00%) MS Excel
19 35 (8.75%) AppSense
19 35 (8.75%) VMware
20 34 (8.50%) Oracle EBS R12
21 33 (8.25%) Oracle EBS
21 33 (8.25%) CA
22 30 (7.50%) DNS
22 30 (7.50%) DHCP
22 30 (7.50%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 19 (4.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.75%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.00%) Confluence
5 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.00%) CICS
7 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Lync
7 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (12.75%) MS Office
2 36 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.75%) MS Project
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (8.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (8.25%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (4.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (4.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 13 (3.25%) ResourceLink
6 11 (2.75%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (1.50%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.75%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.25%) SaaS
1 13 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.50%) DHCP
1 30 (7.50%) DNS
2 9 (2.25%) SMS
3 8 (2.00%) 3G
4 7 (1.75%) Firewall
4 7 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.00%) Wireless
5 4 (1.00%) AMQP
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 2 (0.50%) DMZ
6 2 (0.50%) Intranet
6 2 (0.50%) Internet
6 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.25%) HTTP
7 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.25%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.75%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.00%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.75%) DB2
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.00%) JIRA
2 7 (1.75%) JUnit
2 7 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.50%) Gradle
4 5 (1.25%) ERwin
5 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.75%) MSI
7 2 (0.50%) CaliberRM
7 2 (0.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
General
1 59 (14.75%) Finance
2 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.00%) Local Government
4 2 (0.50%) Front Office
4 2 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (13.75%) Desktop Support
2 48 (12.00%) Analyst
3 45 (11.25%) Architect
4 43 (10.75%) Developer
5 42 (10.50%) Support Engineer
6 37 (9.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 35 (8.75%) Consultant
8 32 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 20 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
9 20 (5.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 20 (5.00%) Payroll Consultant
10 19 (4.75%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.00%) Server Engineer
12 11 (2.75%) Enterprise Architect
12 11 (2.75%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.75%) Service Manager
13 10 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (2.50%) Oracle HR Consultant
14 9 (2.25%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (2.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.75%) Web Services
2 10 (2.50%) Middleware
3 9 (2.25%) JMS
3 9 (2.25%) EJB
4 8 (2.00%) Java EE
5 5 (1.25%) JSON
5 5 (1.25%) .NET
6 4 (1.00%) XML
7 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.50%) DOM
8 2 (0.50%) JavaBeans
8 2 (0.50%) MFC
8 2 (0.50%) jQuery
8 2 (0.50%) WPF
8 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.50%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.50%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.25%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.75%) Mainframe
3 7 (1.75%) CESG
4 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.25%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.00%) RMADS
6 4 (1.00%) CMDB
6 4 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.50%) Clustering
8 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Open Source
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.25%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 131 (32.75%) Windows
2 69 (17.25%) Windows 7
3 48 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 45 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 22 (5.50%) Linux
8 20 (5.00%) UNIX
9 10 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.75%) Solaris
11 4 (1.00%) MVS
12 2 (0.50%) AIX
12 2 (0.50%) CentOS
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.50%) ITIL
2 38 (9.50%) Service Management
3 30 (7.50%) CRM
4 29 (7.25%) Software Deployment
5 28 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (6.75%) Project Management
7 21 (5.25%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.00%) TOGAF
9 15 (3.75%) Zachman Framework
9 15 (3.75%) Migration
10 14 (3.50%) Supplier Management
11 13 (3.25%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.25%) ETL
11 13 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (2.75%) Data Modelling
13 10 (2.50%) TQM
14 9 (2.25%) Risk Management
14 9 (2.25%) Information Security
14 9 (2.25%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (2.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.25%) SQL
2 29 (7.25%) Java
3 22 (5.50%) PL/SQL
4 13 (3.25%) VBA
4 13 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 12 (3.00%) Python
6 11 (2.75%) Perl
7 8 (2.00%) C
8 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.50%) C#
9 6 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.00%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) VC++
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 400 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.75%) Degree
3 11 (2.75%) MCP
3 11 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (2.50%) MCSE
4 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.75%) CISSP
5 7 (1.75%) CISA
5 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.00%) ISEB
7 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CITP
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) CEH
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.50%) SLA
2 7 (1.75%) BS7799
3 4 (1.00%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 61 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (6.25%) XenApp
4 17 (4.25%) XenServer
5 15 (3.75%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (3.00%) vSphere
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 51 (12.75%) SCCM
2 12 (3.00%) OpenView
2 12 (3.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.50%) SCOM
4 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.25%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.00%) Citrix
3 75 (18.75%) Oracle
4 39 (9.75%) HP
5 35 (8.75%) VMware
5 35 (8.75%) AppSense
6 33 (8.25%) CA
7 27 (6.75%) Lumension
8 26 (6.50%) SAP
9 23 (5.75%) Dell
10 12 (3.00%) Compaq
10 12 (3.00%) IBM
10 12 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.75%) webMethods
11 11 (2.75%) Lotus
11 11 (2.75%) Software AG
12 8 (2.00%) Symantec
12 8 (2.00%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.75%) F5
13 7 (1.75%) Informatica
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Rate: competitive
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