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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 233 207 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.11% 6.36% 5.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.66% 31.22% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 64 71
Average daily rate £410 £378 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% -12.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +124.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.16 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.00 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+71.17% +39.55%
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
736 663 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.30% 20.36% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 339 230
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.54 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +85.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 59 £380 +0.06% 2
Cheshire -5 54 £448 +62.72% 1
Merseyside +8 41 £400 -15.78%
Manchester -5 39 £475 -3.30% 9
Cumbria 0 32 £400 -5.88% 7
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 538 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (23.98%) Oracle
3 93 (17.29%) Finance
4 88 (16.36%) SAP
5 66 (12.27%) DV Cleared
6 64 (11.90%) Windows
7 60 (11.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 58 (10.78%) Migration
9 53 (9.85%) SQL
10 50 (9.29%) Microsoft
11 45 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (7.43%) Oracle EBS
12 40 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (6.32%) Data Centre
14 34 (6.32%) Oracle Database
15 33 (6.13%) Test Scripting
15 33 (6.13%) VMware
15 33 (6.13%) ERP
16 31 (5.76%) Active Directory
16 31 (5.76%) XML
16 31 (5.76%) Oracle Payables
17 30 (5.58%) MS Excel
17 30 (5.58%) CRM
18 29 (5.39%) SOA
19 27 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (5.02%) Unix
19 27 (5.02%) Information Security
19 27 (5.02%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.67%) Node.js
6 9 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.49%) IBM Domino
8 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
9 3 (0.56%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.37%) Confluence
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 30 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.67%) MS Office
4 8 (1.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 60 (11.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (7.43%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (5.76%) Oracle Payables
4 21 (3.90%) Oracle ERP
5 19 (3.53%) SAP PM
6 12 (2.23%) SAP HR
7 11 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (1.67%) SAP MM
9 8 (1.49%) SAP CS
10 7 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (1.30%) SAP HCM
10 7 (1.30%) SAP SM
11 6 (1.12%) SAP QM
11 6 (1.12%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.93%) SAP WM
12 5 (0.93%) Teamcenter
13 3 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 2 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
14 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.49%) Office 365
2 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.90%) DNS
2 18 (3.35%) DHCP
3 17 (3.16%) Network Security
4 16 (2.97%) Internet
5 15 (2.79%) LAN
6 14 (2.60%) Firewall
7 12 (2.23%) WAN
8 10 (1.86%) Bluetooth
8 10 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.67%) LDAP
9 9 (1.67%) SSL
9 9 (1.67%) VPN
10 7 (1.30%) SSH
11 6 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (0.93%) HTTP
13 4 (0.74%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.74%) IPsec
13 4 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 27 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.28%) SQL Server
4 19 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (3.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
8 12 (2.23%) OLAP
8 12 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
9 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (1.49%) OLTP
13 7 (1.30%) DB2
13 7 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
14 6 (1.12%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.93%) JIRA
7 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.37%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.19%) AppScan
9 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.19%) ERwin
9 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.19%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.19%) MSI
9 1 (0.19%) Rational Robot
9 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 93 (17.29%) Finance
2 8 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.12%) Legal
3 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.56%) Advertising
5 3 (0.56%) Military
6 2 (0.37%) Avionics
6 2 (0.37%) Electronics
6 2 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
7 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (20.45%) Consultant
2 88 (16.36%) Developer
3 57 (10.59%) Analyst
4 55 (10.22%) SAP Consultant
5 47 (8.74%) Architect
6 25 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
6 25 (4.65%) Tester
7 21 (3.90%) Oracle Consultant
7 21 (3.90%) Test Analyst
8 20 (3.72%) Software Engineer
9 19 (3.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 14 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (2.60%) Project Manager
11 13 (2.42%) HR Consultant
11 13 (2.42%) SAP HR Consultant
12 12 (2.23%) Designer
12 12 (2.23%) Network Engineer
13 11 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.04%) Functional Analyst
13 11 (2.04%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.76%) XML
2 24 (4.46%) HTML
3 18 (3.35%) Middleware
4 13 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (2.42%) WebCenter
5 12 (2.23%) .NET
6 10 (1.86%) HTML5
7 9 (1.67%) Web Services
8 8 (1.49%) SOAP
9 7 (1.30%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.30%) REST
10 6 (1.12%) JSON
10 6 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.93%) Spring
12 4 (0.74%) SAPUI5
13 3 (0.56%) jQuery
13 3 (0.56%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.32%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.53%) User Experience
4 14 (2.60%) Clustering
5 11 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.67%) CESG
7 7 (1.30%) VAX
8 6 (1.12%) Statistics
9 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) BYOD
10 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
11 3 (0.56%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.56%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.37%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.37%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.90%) Windows
2 27 (5.02%) Unix
3 25 (4.65%) Linux
4 19 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.97%) Solaris
6 13 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.04%) AIX
8 9 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.49%) HPUX
9 8 (1.49%) VMS
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.56%) VME
11 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.37%) Android
12 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (10.78%) Migration
2 40 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (6.13%) ERP
5 33 (6.13%) Test Scripting
6 30 (5.58%) CRM
7 29 (5.39%) SOA
8 27 (5.02%) Information Security
8 27 (5.02%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.65%) Data Modelling
10 24 (4.46%) Quality Management
11 23 (4.28%) Project Management
12 21 (3.90%) ITIL
13 20 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (3.72%) Requirements Management
13 20 (3.72%) Time Management
14 19 (3.53%) Change Control
15 16 (2.97%) Change Management
15 16 (2.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.85%) SQL
2 23 (4.28%) C++
3 21 (3.90%) Java
4 20 (3.72%) C
5 12 (2.23%) C#
5 12 (2.23%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.04%) Python
7 10 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.30%) DCL
9 5 (0.93%) ABAP
9 5 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.93%) XQuery
10 4 (0.74%) COBOL
11 3 (0.56%) Ada
11 3 (0.56%) PeopleCode
11 3 (0.56%) Scala
11 3 (0.56%) SQR
11 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 538 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (12.27%) DV Cleared
3 14 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (2.23%) MCTS
5 9 (1.67%) BC Cleared
6 7 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.30%) Degree
6 7 (1.30%) ISEB
7 6 (1.12%) CCNP
7 6 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.93%) CCNA
8 5 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.37%) PMP
11 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (0.93%) SLA
2 4 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.74%) XenApp
5 4 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.56%) Snort
6 3 (0.56%) XenServer
7 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.37%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.49%) AirWatch
1 8 (1.49%) XenMobile
2 7 (1.30%) SCCM
3 5 (0.93%) Puppet
4 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.37%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Netcool
7 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 129 (23.98%) Oracle
2 88 (16.36%) SAP
3 50 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.13%) VMware
5 24 (4.46%) Cisco
5 24 (4.46%) Informatica
6 22 (4.09%) IBM
7 17 (3.16%) HP
8 14 (2.60%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.67%) F5
10 8 (1.49%) Veritas
11 7 (1.30%) Citrix
11 7 (1.30%) ProCurve
11 7 (1.30%) Siebel
12 6 (1.12%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.93%) Cognos
13 5 (0.93%) Serena
14 4 (0.74%) AppSense
14 4 (0.74%) EMC
15 3 (0.56%) Sourcefire
North West
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago