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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / North West
Rank 27 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 157 235 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.02% 6.18% 5.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.91% 32.32% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 101 67
Median daily rate £475 £414 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% +7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £338 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £520 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 20
Median hourly rate £37.25 £40.00 £28.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +38.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.77 £17.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +123.68%

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
477 727 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.30% 19.12% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 392 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £20.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +66.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £46.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +28 49 £500 +5.26% 10
Lancashire +2 49 £502 +22.50% 2
Merseyside -2 31 £413 -5.71%
Cheshire +2 17 £470 +7.42% 1
Cumbria +1 8 £381 +5.69% 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 368 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (25.54%) Oracle
3 65 (17.66%) Migration
4 64 (17.39%) Windows
5 63 (17.12%) Linux
6 47 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (11.14%) ITIL
8 40 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (10.87%) Data Centre
9 38 (10.33%) Microsoft
10 34 (9.24%) Active Directory
11 33 (8.97%) LAN
11 33 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
12 32 (8.70%) WAN
12 32 (8.70%) CISSP
13 31 (8.42%) VMware
13 31 (8.42%) Security Operations
14 29 (7.88%) Finance
14 29 (7.88%) SAP
14 29 (7.88%) Unix
15 28 (7.61%) DevOps
15 28 (7.61%) Oracle Database
16 27 (7.34%) Firewall
17 26 (7.07%) Java
18 25 (6.79%) Project Management
19 23 (6.25%) Change Management
19 23 (6.25%) Web Services
19 23 (6.25%) SOA
19 23 (6.25%) Jenkins
19 23 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12

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 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.09%) Apache
5 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.54%) CMS
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) Jetty
6 2 (0.54%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.54%) nginx
6 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 18 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.99%) MS Office
3 10 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 33 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.36%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.36%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.09%) SAP HR
4 4 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.82%) Primavera
5 3 (0.82%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.72%) IaaS
3 8 (2.17%) SaaS
4 7 (1.90%) PaaS
5 6 (1.63%) Office 365
6 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.54%) G Suite
7 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.27%) Datadog
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.97%) LAN
2 32 (8.70%) WAN
3 27 (7.34%) Firewall
4 18 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 18 (4.89%) VoIP
5 17 (4.62%) DNS
6 14 (3.80%) VPN
7 12 (3.26%) LDAP
8 11 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.45%) Network Security
10 7 (1.90%) DHCP
11 6 (1.63%) FTP
11 6 (1.63%) SAN
11 6 (1.63%) SMTP
12 5 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.36%) HTTP
12 5 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.09%) SSL
13 4 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.61%) Oracle Database
2 15 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (2.72%) SAP HANA
5 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (2.45%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (1.90%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.09%) Redis
10 3 (0.82%) Firebird
10 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.54%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 23 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.17%) JIRA
4 7 (1.90%) Maven
5 6 (1.63%) ClearCase
5 6 (1.63%) Selenium
6 4 (1.09%) Rational Robot
7 3 (0.82%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.82%) LSMW
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.54%) Subversion
8 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.54%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.54%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.27%) Spock
9 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (7.88%) Finance
2 14 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.45%) Aerospace
4 7 (1.90%) Electronics
5 5 (1.36%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.36%) Marketing
5 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Avionics
6 2 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Military
7 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 59 (16.03%) Architect
2 39 (10.60%) Consultant
3 35 (9.51%) Analyst
4 30 (8.15%) Developer
5 27 (7.34%) DBA
6 21 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.16%) Oracle DBA
8 17 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
9 15 (4.08%) Migration Manager
9 15 (4.08%) Network Architect
10 12 (3.26%) SC Cleared DBA
11 11 (2.99%) Migration Project Manager
11 11 (2.99%) Security Architect
12 10 (2.72%) Head of Cybersecurity
12 10 (2.72%) Head of Security
12 10 (2.72%) Network Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Oracle Consultant
12 10 (2.72%) Security Specialist
13 9 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.25%) Web Services
2 21 (5.71%) Middleware
3 18 (4.89%) XML
4 13 (3.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (3.26%) ELK Stack
6 11 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.17%) SOAP
7 8 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.63%) .NET
8 6 (1.63%) HTML
8 6 (1.63%) J2EE
9 5 (1.36%) EDIFACT
9 5 (1.36%) MCollective
10 4 (1.09%) Node.js
10 4 (1.09%) Servlets
10 4 (1.09%) Velocity
10 4 (1.09%) WSDL
11 3 (0.82%) BAPI
11 3 (0.82%) Spring
11 3 (0.82%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.26%) PKI
6 9 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
8 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.63%) CESG
9 6 (1.63%) Replication
9 6 (1.63%) RIA
10 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.36%) User Experience
10 5 (1.36%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.09%) Ergonomics
11 4 (1.09%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.09%) Statistics
12 3 (0.82%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.39%) Windows
2 63 (17.12%) Linux
3 29 (7.88%) Unix
4 21 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.26%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.72%) AIX
7 9 (2.45%) HPUX
7 9 (2.45%) Solaris
7 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.36%) CentOS
10 5 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.36%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.82%) Android
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.66%) Migration
2 47 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (11.14%) ITIL
4 40 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (8.42%) Security Operations
6 28 (7.61%) DevOps
7 25 (6.79%) Project Management
8 23 (6.25%) Change Management
8 23 (6.25%) SOA
9 22 (5.98%) Data Migration
9 22 (5.98%) PRINCE2
10 21 (5.71%) Configuration Management
10 21 (5.71%) Scrum
11 20 (5.43%) Open Source
11 20 (5.43%) Service Management
12 19 (5.16%) Information Security
13 16 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.35%) Release Management
14 15 (4.08%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.07%) Java
2 18 (4.89%) SQL
3 17 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.17%) C#
5 7 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.90%) Perl
6 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.36%) Ruby
7 4 (1.09%) Python
8 3 (0.82%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.82%) C
8 3 (0.82%) Korn
8 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.82%) VB
8 3 (0.82%) VBScript
9 2 (0.54%) Ada
9 2 (0.54%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) ABAP
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 368 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.70%) CISSP
3 22 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (3.80%) SSCP
6 13 (3.53%) Degree
6 13 (3.53%) SANS
7 10 (2.72%) ISEB
8 9 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.17%) CCNA
10 6 (1.63%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.36%) CISM
11 5 (1.36%) CITP
11 5 (1.36%) IISP
11 5 (1.36%) MBCS
12 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.82%) PMP
13 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.26%) SLA
2 9 (2.45%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.90%) XenApp
4 6 (1.63%) vSphere
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.54%) Xen
8 1 (0.27%) Docker
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) Snort
8 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (4.08%) Puppet
2 11 (2.99%) QRadar
3 10 (2.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 10 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (2.72%) ZABBIX
4 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.36%) SCCM
4 5 (1.36%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.09%) Kibana
5 4 (1.09%) logstash
5 4 (1.09%) Nessus
5 4 (1.09%) Nexpose
5 4 (1.09%) Nmap
6 3 (0.82%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.82%) Netcool
6 3 (0.82%) SCOM
7 2 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 94 (25.54%) Oracle
2 38 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.42%) VMware
4 29 (7.88%) SAP
5 22 (5.98%) Cisco
5 22 (5.98%) ServiceNow
6 20 (5.43%) IBM
7 18 (4.89%) Apple
8 17 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.53%) Splunk
10 12 (3.26%) HP
11 10 (2.72%) F5
11 10 (2.72%) Intel Security
12 9 (2.45%) Citrix
13 8 (2.17%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.63%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.63%) Forcepoint
14 6 (1.63%) IFS
14 6 (1.63%) Juniper
14 6 (1.63%) LogRhythm
Cumbria
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston
People Source Consulting
Rate: £430 - £530 per day
Posted: 19 days ago