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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 21 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 255 216 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.78% 5.83% 5.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 28.09% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 67
Median daily rate £425 £391 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £541 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 17
Median hourly rate £43.00 £33.76 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% +87.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £15.83 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.25 £26.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.52 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +63.51%
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
765 769 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.35% 20.76% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 373 302
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 76 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.25 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.35% +5.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.70 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £52.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 June 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 June 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 +35 66 £425 +8.28%
Merseyside +16 65 £400 -21.18% 5
Lancashire -2 53 £425 +10.38% 1
Manchester -5 35 £444 +168.93% 10
Cumbria 0 24 £490 +29.80% 6
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 557 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 155 (27.83%) Migration
3 111 (19.93%) Oracle
4 87 (15.62%) Windows
5 71 (12.75%) Active Directory
6 69 (12.39%) Data Centre
7 65 (11.67%) Data Migration
8 59 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (10.41%) Microsoft
10 56 (10.05%) Linux
11 52 (9.34%) SQL
11 52 (9.34%) Windows Server
12 48 (8.62%) Project Management
13 47 (8.44%) Finance
14 46 (8.26%) VMware
15 43 (7.72%) Oracle EBS R12
16 42 (7.54%) Oracle EBS
16 42 (7.54%) AIX
17 41 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
17 41 (7.36%) Software Engineering
18 40 (7.18%) Unix
18 40 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 37 (6.64%) Java
20 36 (6.46%) Change Management
21 35 (6.28%) PowerShell
22 34 (6.10%) IBM
23 33 (5.92%) PL/SQL
24 32 (5.75%) SAP
24 32 (5.75%) Test Automation
25 31 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure

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 29 (5.21%) MS Exchange
1 29 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 25 (4.49%) Skype for Business
3 15 (2.69%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.44%) IBM Domino
6 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.08%) Tuxedo
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.72%) Apache
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.54%) JBoss
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
10 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 20 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.23%) MS Office
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 43 (7.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (7.54%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (4.31%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.54%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.18%) IaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.95%) Firewall
2 21 (3.77%) Skype
3 20 (3.59%) DHCP
4 15 (2.69%) WAN
5 13 (2.33%) SAN
6 12 (2.15%) LAN
7 11 (1.97%) DNS
8 9 (1.62%) HTTP
8 9 (1.62%) VPN
9 8 (1.44%) SSL
10 7 (1.26%) LDAP
11 6 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.90%) Internet
12 5 (0.90%) Network Security
12 5 (0.90%) RS-422
13 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.72%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.57%) Oracle Database
2 19 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (2.69%) DB2
5 12 (2.15%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (0.72%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.36%) Ingres
10 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Grunt
2 5 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.54%) JIRA
4 3 (0.54%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (0.54%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.36%) CaliberRM
5 2 (0.36%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.36%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.18%) ERwin
6 1 (0.18%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (8.44%) Finance
2 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (0.90%) Military
4 4 (0.72%) Back Office
4 4 (0.72%) Electronics
4 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.54%) Avionics
5 3 (0.54%) Marketing
6 2 (0.36%) Advertising
6 2 (0.36%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (14.72%) Architect
2 78 (14.00%) Developer
3 56 (10.05%) Analyst
4 55 (9.87%) Consultant
5 28 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 26 (4.67%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (3.77%) Designer
8 19 (3.41%) Test Analyst
9 18 (3.23%) Network Engineer
10 15 (2.69%) Oracle Consultant
11 14 (2.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 14 (2.51%) Software Engineer
12 13 (2.33%) Data Migration Developer
13 12 (2.15%) Administrator
13 12 (2.15%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.15%) SAP Developer
13 12 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.15%) Technical Architect
14 11 (1.97%) Wintel Engineer
15 10 (1.80%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.77%) Middleware
2 15 (2.69%) HTML
2 15 (2.69%) Web Services
3 14 (2.51%) .NET
4 13 (2.33%) CSS
4 13 (2.33%) REST
4 13 (2.33%) WebCenter
5 11 (1.97%) XML
6 9 (1.62%) HTML5
6 9 (1.62%) J2EE
7 8 (1.44%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.44%) SAPUI5
8 7 (1.26%) JMS
9 6 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.90%) JSON
10 5 (0.90%) SOAP
11 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.72%) SAP Smart Forms
12 3 (0.54%) EDIFACT
12 3 (0.54%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.39%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.49%) Clustering
4 18 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.80%) PKI
6 7 (1.26%) VAX
7 6 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.90%) CESG
8 5 (0.90%) EMC VNX
8 5 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.54%) DataPower
10 3 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.36%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.62%) Windows
2 56 (10.05%) Linux
3 52 (9.34%) Windows Server
4 42 (7.54%) AIX
5 40 (7.18%) Unix
5 40 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (5.39%) Solaris
7 20 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (3.05%) HPUX
9 15 (2.69%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.26%) VME
10 7 (1.26%) VMS
11 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.36%) MVS
13 2 (0.36%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.18%) OS/390
14 1 (0.18%) OS/400
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (27.83%) Migration
2 65 (11.67%) Data Migration
3 48 (8.62%) Project Management
4 41 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (7.36%) Software Engineering
5 36 (6.46%) Change Management
6 32 (5.75%) Test Automation
7 27 (4.85%) SOA
7 27 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (4.49%) CRM
9 23 (4.13%) Time Management
10 22 (3.95%) ITIL
11 20 (3.59%) PRINCE2
12 19 (3.41%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.41%) Information Security
13 17 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (2.87%) Test Scripting
15 15 (2.69%) Functional Testing
15 15 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (2.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.34%) SQL
2 37 (6.64%) Java
3 35 (6.28%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.92%) PL/SQL
5 19 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.87%) C++
7 13 (2.33%) C
8 9 (1.62%) COBOL
8 9 (1.62%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.26%) DCL
10 6 (1.08%) Python
11 5 (0.90%) ABAP
11 5 (0.90%) C#
12 4 (0.72%) SAPscript
12 4 (0.72%) VB
13 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.54%) PeopleCode
13 3 (0.54%) SQR
14 2 (0.36%) Lua
14 2 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 557 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.77%) DV Cleared
3 16 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.33%) CCNA
6 12 (2.15%) BC Cleared
7 11 (1.97%) CCNP
7 11 (1.97%) CISSP
8 10 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.62%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.44%) CISMP
11 7 (1.26%) CLAS
11 7 (1.26%) Degree
12 6 (1.08%) ISEB
13 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.72%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.36%) CHECK Team Member
15 2 (0.36%) Cyber Scheme
15 2 (0.36%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.90%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) RMADS
3 4 (0.72%) SLA
4 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 71 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.15%) vSphere
5 7 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.72%) Snort
8 1 (0.18%) GPFS
8 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.39%) SCCM
2 27 (4.85%) SCOM
3 20 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.80%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (1.44%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.08%) EMC VPLEX
6 6 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.72%) Puppet
8 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Graylog
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.36%) vRealize
8 2 (0.36%) yum
9 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 111 (19.93%) Oracle
2 58 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 46 (8.26%) VMware
4 34 (6.10%) IBM
5 32 (5.75%) SAP
6 25 (4.49%) Citrix
7 23 (4.13%) EMC
8 21 (3.77%) Cisco
9 16 (2.87%) Juniper
9 16 (2.87%) Veritas
10 15 (2.69%) HP
10 15 (2.69%) Siebel
11 10 (1.80%) IFS
11 10 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.62%) Informatica
13 8 (1.44%) F5
14 7 (1.26%) Brocade
15 6 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 5 (0.90%) Serena
16 5 (0.90%) Sourcefire
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