The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 17 29 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 213 142 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.19% 5.41% 9.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.19% 28.74% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 67 183
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£355 £400 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £16.60 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.80 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -6.52%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
530 494 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.88% 18.81% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 219 336
Average daily rate £328 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 45
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.20% +45.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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England

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared across the North West region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared across the North West region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 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 +14 86 £350 -9.67% 11
Cheshire +12 57 £280 -22.22% 5
Manchester +17 36 £450 +25.00% 8
Merseyside -9 20 £460 +6.05% 2
Cumbria -1 6 £464 +68.63% 7
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 395 (76.25%) SC Cleared
2 152 (29.34%) Windows
3 103 (19.88%) Microsoft
4 89 (17.18%) Finance
4 89 (17.18%) Windows 7
5 76 (14.67%) Oracle
6 75 (14.48%) ITIL
6 75 (14.48%) Citrix
7 68 (13.13%) Active Directory
8 67 (12.93%) SQL
9 59 (11.39%) MS Office
10 54 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (10.23%) SCCM
12 50 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (9.07%) Windows XP
14 46 (8.88%) MS Excel
15 44 (8.49%) Service Management
16 42 (8.11%) SLA
16 42 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (7.92%) Telecoms
18 40 (7.72%) HP
18 40 (7.72%) Oracle EBS R12
19 38 (7.34%) VMware
20 35 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
20 35 (6.76%) Windows Vista
21 34 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
22 31 (5.98%) CRM
22 31 (5.98%) DHCP
22 31 (5.98%) DNS
22 31 (5.98%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.12%) IBM Notes
3 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.77%) CICS
8 3 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.58%) Lync
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 59 (11.39%) MS Office
2 46 (8.88%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.90%) MS Project
4 7 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (7.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 34 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (3.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (3.09%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 13 (2.51%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (2.32%) Oracle Payroll
7 11 (2.12%) ResourceLink
8 6 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.97%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle SCM
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
13 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.12%) SaaS
1 11 (2.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.98%) DHCP
1 31 (5.98%) DNS
2 9 (1.74%) 3G
3 8 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (1.54%) Intranet
3 8 (1.54%) SAN
3 8 (1.54%) SMS
4 5 (0.97%) VPN
4 5 (0.97%) Connectrix
4 5 (0.97%) Firewall
5 4 (0.77%) Internet
6 3 (0.58%) Wireless
6 3 (0.58%) VoIP
7 2 (0.39%) DMZ
7 2 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.19%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.19%) 4G
8 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.21%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.32%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.58%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.58%) DB2
10 2 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.19%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.77%) ERwin
2 4 (0.77%) MSI
3 3 (0.58%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.39%) JUnit
4 2 (0.39%) ProC
4 2 (0.39%) JIRA
4 2 (0.39%) CaliberRM
5 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.19%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) Lombardi
General
1 89 (17.18%) Finance
2 41 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.93%) Local Government
4 9 (1.74%) Banking
5 5 (0.97%) Back Office
6 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.58%) Retail
7 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 2 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (11.00%) Analyst
2 55 (10.62%) Desktop Support
3 49 (9.46%) Architect
4 47 (9.07%) Consultant
5 46 (8.88%) Support Engineer
6 39 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 37 (7.14%) Developer
8 34 (6.56%) Project Manager
9 29 (5.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 26 (5.02%) Oracle Consultant
11 22 (4.25%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
11 22 (4.25%) Payroll Consultant
12 20 (3.86%) Business Analyst
13 14 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
14 13 (2.51%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (2.51%) Operations Engineer
15 12 (2.32%) Oracle HR Consultant
15 12 (2.32%) Server Engineer
16 11 (2.12%) Deployment Engineer
16 11 (2.12%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.90%) Web Services
2 11 (2.12%) .NET
3 7 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.97%) XML
4 5 (0.97%) CSS
4 5 (0.97%) Middleware
4 5 (0.97%) HTML5
4 5 (0.97%) HTML
5 4 (0.77%) WPF
5 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (0.77%) CSS3
5 4 (0.77%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.77%) jQuery
5 4 (0.77%) MFC
6 3 (0.58%) EJB
6 3 (0.58%) JMS
6 3 (0.58%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.98%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.74%) Thin Client
4 9 (1.74%) CESG
4 9 (1.74%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.16%) NHS
7 5 (0.97%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.77%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.58%) PMI
9 3 (0.58%) RMADS
10 2 (0.39%) Clustering
10 2 (0.39%) Life Science
10 2 (0.39%) CMDB
10 2 (0.39%) iPhone
10 2 (0.39%) iPad
11 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.19%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 152 (29.34%) Windows
2 89 (17.18%) Windows 7
3 54 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (9.07%) Windows XP
6 35 (6.76%) Windows Vista
7 18 (3.47%) UNIX
8 12 (2.32%) Linux
9 6 (1.16%) AIX
10 5 (0.97%) Solaris
10 5 (0.97%) MVS
11 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.48%) ITIL
2 44 (8.49%) Service Management
3 42 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (5.98%) Project Management
4 31 (5.98%) CRM
5 26 (5.02%) Service Delivery
6 25 (4.83%) Software Deployment
7 24 (4.63%) Migration
7 24 (4.63%) Supplier Management
8 18 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (3.28%) PRINCE2
10 15 (2.90%) TOGAF
10 15 (2.90%) Performance Management
11 14 (2.70%) Zachman Framework
12 13 (2.51%) ETL
12 13 (2.51%) TQM
12 13 (2.51%) Data Migration
13 12 (2.32%) Risk Management
13 12 (2.32%) Software Engineering
13 12 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (12.93%) SQL
2 30 (5.79%) PL/SQL
3 22 (4.25%) Java
4 14 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.12%) VBA
5 11 (2.12%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.12%) Python
6 10 (1.93%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.93%) Perl
6 10 (1.93%) C
7 8 (1.54%) C#
8 7 (1.35%) C++
9 5 (0.97%) VB
10 4 (0.77%) VBScript
10 4 (0.77%) VC++
11 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) AWK
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 395 (76.25%) SC Cleared
2 21 (4.05%) Degree
3 14 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.51%) MCP
5 11 (2.12%) MCSE
5 11 (2.12%) BC Cleared
6 10 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.93%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.54%) PMP
9 7 (1.35%) ISEB
10 5 (0.97%) CISSP
11 4 (0.77%) CISA
11 4 (0.77%) APMP
12 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.58%) MCTS
13 2 (0.39%) MCITP
13 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.11%) SLA
2 6 (1.16%) QA
3 5 (0.97%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.77%) BS7799
5 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 68 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (4.83%) XenApp
4 17 (3.28%) vSphere
5 15 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 15 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (2.70%) XenServer
7 5 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.19%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 53 (10.23%) SCCM
2 12 (2.32%) OpenView
2 12 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.93%) SCOM
5 4 (0.77%) PureDisk
5 4 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.58%) WSUS
6 3 (0.58%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) Legato
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 103 (19.88%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.67%) Oracle
3 75 (14.48%) Citrix
4 40 (7.72%) HP
5 38 (7.34%) VMware
6 30 (5.79%) AppSense
7 27 (5.21%) CA
8 22 (4.25%) SAP
9 21 (4.05%) Dell
9 21 (4.05%) Lumension
10 18 (3.47%) IBM
11 14 (2.70%) Lotus
12 13 (2.51%) Cisco
13 12 (2.32%) Compaq
13 12 (2.32%) Symantec
14 9 (1.74%) Software AG
14 9 (1.74%) Business Objects
14 9 (1.74%) webMethods
14 9 (1.74%) F5
15 7 (1.35%) IronPort
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