The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 19 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 266 400 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.51% 9.05% 8.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.70% 46.73% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 231 131
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 27
Median hourly rate £42.73 £25.12 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.10% +22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £16.16 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.50 £64.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+11.65% +28.75%
Security 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
623 856 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 19.36% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 499 335
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Manchester -1 73 £475 +7.04% 25
Cheshire +7 57 £473 +2.16% 1
Merseyside +8 49 £400 - 4
Lancashire -6 40 £436 -3.05% 3
Cumbria 0 19 £488 +39.28% 6
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 436 (71.24%) SC Cleared
2 161 (26.31%) Migration
3 155 (25.33%) Oracle
4 92 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (14.38%) Linux
6 83 (13.56%) Windows
7 73 (11.93%) Java
8 60 (9.80%) Finance
9 58 (9.48%) SQL
9 58 (9.48%) Data Migration
9 58 (9.48%) Data Centre
10 57 (9.31%) Unix
11 53 (8.66%) Microsoft
11 53 (8.66%) Project Management
11 53 (8.66%) Oracle EBS
11 53 (8.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 52 (8.50%) Active Directory
13 46 (7.52%) Oracle EBS R12
14 41 (6.70%) Citrix
15 40 (6.54%) AIX
15 40 (6.54%) Oracle Database
16 39 (6.37%) SOA
17 38 (6.21%) IBM
17 38 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (5.88%) PL/SQL
19 34 (5.56%) JavaScript
20 33 (5.39%) Middleware
20 33 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (5.23%) SAP
21 32 (5.23%) Oracle Reports

Security 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 25 (4.08%) Apache
2 17 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
3 16 (2.61%) JBoss
4 13 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 10 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.14%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.82%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.65%) CMS
10 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.65%) SAS
10 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.49%) Confluence
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle UPK
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.78%) MS Office
3 9 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (8.66%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (7.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (3.59%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.49%) Primavera
7 3 (0.49%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.49%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.80%) IaaS
3 10 (1.63%) Office 365
4 9 (1.47%) PaaS
5 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.31%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.49%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.07%) Firewall
2 27 (4.41%) HTTP
3 25 (4.08%) WAN
4 23 (3.76%) LAN
5 20 (3.27%) DHCP
6 17 (2.78%) LDAP
7 14 (2.29%) DNS
8 13 (2.12%) HTTPS
9 12 (1.96%) VPN
10 11 (1.80%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.63%) VoIP
12 9 (1.47%) SAN
13 8 (1.31%) FTP
13 8 (1.31%) Network Security
14 7 (1.14%) SSL
15 6 (0.98%) SMTP
16 5 (0.82%) Wireless
17 4 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
17 4 (0.65%) IPsec
17 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.54%) Oracle Database
2 32 (5.23%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (3.27%) DB2
3 20 (3.27%) SQL Server
4 18 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
7 9 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.47%) SAP HANA
8 8 (1.31%) SAP BW
8 8 (1.31%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.98%) MySQL
10 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.29%) JIRA
3 10 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.98%) Grunt
6 5 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.82%) Eclipse RCP
6 5 (0.82%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.49%) Maven
8 3 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.49%) Rational Robot
8 3 (0.49%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.33%) CaliberRM
9 2 (0.33%) Introscope
9 2 (0.33%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (9.80%) Finance
2 22 (3.59%) Manufacturing
3 12 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.31%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.82%) Banking
6 4 (0.65%) Electronics
7 3 (0.49%) Back Office
7 3 (0.49%) Marketing
7 3 (0.49%) Welsh Language
8 2 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Avionics
9 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (17.81%) Developer
2 105 (17.16%) Architect
3 66 (10.78%) Analyst
4 60 (9.80%) Consultant
5 33 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 29 (4.74%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (3.43%) Java Developer
8 20 (3.27%) Oracle Consultant
9 19 (3.10%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.94%) Administrator
10 18 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
11 17 (2.78%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.61%) DBA
12 16 (2.61%) Technical Architect
13 15 (2.45%) Data Migration Developer
13 15 (2.45%) IFS Analyst
13 15 (2.45%) Migration Manager
14 13 (2.12%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (1.96%) Designer
15 12 (1.96%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.39%) Middleware
2 26 (4.25%) Web Services
3 23 (3.76%) XML
4 20 (3.27%) .NET
4 20 (3.27%) J2EE
5 15 (2.45%) JSON
5 15 (2.45%) REST
6 14 (2.29%) CSS
6 14 (2.29%) HTML
6 14 (2.29%) SOAP
7 10 (1.63%) JMS
8 9 (1.47%) HTML5
8 9 (1.47%) SAML
9 8 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.31%) ELK Stack
9 8 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (1.14%) JDBC
10 7 (1.14%) RESTful
10 7 (1.14%) SAPUI5
11 6 (0.98%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 14 (2.29%) PKI
5 13 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.80%) CESG
6 11 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.31%) Replication
9 6 (0.98%) Statistics
9 6 (0.98%) User Experience
10 5 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.82%) Clustering
10 5 (0.82%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.65%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.65%) NHS
12 3 (0.49%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.49%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.38%) Linux
2 83 (13.56%) Windows
3 57 (9.31%) Unix
4 40 (6.54%) AIX
5 30 (4.90%) Solaris
6 27 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (4.08%) HPUX
8 22 (3.59%) Windows Server
9 17 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.80%) VME
11 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.65%) SUSE
13 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (26.31%) Migration
2 92 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (9.48%) Data Migration
4 53 (8.66%) Project Management
5 39 (6.37%) SOA
6 33 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (4.90%) Open Source
8 29 (4.74%) ITIL
9 28 (4.58%) Change Management
10 26 (4.25%) PRINCE2
11 22 (3.59%) TOGAF
12 21 (3.43%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.43%) CRM
12 21 (3.43%) DevOps
12 21 (3.43%) ERP
12 21 (3.43%) Mentoring
12 21 (3.43%) TDD
13 20 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (3.27%) Microservices
13 20 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.93%) Java
2 58 (9.48%) SQL
3 36 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 34 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.61%) C#
6 14 (2.29%) C
6 14 (2.29%) VB
7 12 (1.96%) COBOL
7 12 (1.96%) Python
7 12 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.47%) C++
8 9 (1.47%) Lua
9 8 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.98%) Ruby
11 5 (0.82%) ABAP
12 4 (0.65%) Perl
12 4 (0.65%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.49%) Scala
13 3 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 436 (71.24%) SC Cleared
2 53 (8.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 26 (4.25%) DV Cleared
4 22 (3.59%) CISSP
5 16 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.45%) Degree
7 14 (2.29%) BC Cleared
8 11 (1.80%) CCNA
9 9 (1.47%) CCNP
10 8 (1.31%) CISMP
11 6 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (0.98%) SANS
11 6 (0.98%) SSCP
12 5 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.82%) ISEB
13 4 (0.65%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.49%) CCIE
14 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.96%) QA
3 10 (1.63%) SLA
4 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 52 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (1.63%) XenApp
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.82%) vSphere
6 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.16%) NDS
8 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (3.43%) Puppet
2 14 (2.29%) Tivoli
3 11 (1.80%) SCCM
4 9 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.98%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.98%) QRadar
6 5 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.82%) SCOM
7 4 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.65%) Kibana
7 4 (0.65%) logstash
8 3 (0.49%) Ansible
8 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.33%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.33%) nmon
9 2 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.33%) WSUS
9 2 (0.33%) yum
Vendors
1 155 (25.33%) Oracle
2 53 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.70%) Citrix
4 38 (6.21%) IBM
5 32 (5.23%) SAP
6 27 (4.41%) VMware
7 23 (3.76%) Cisco
7 23 (3.76%) EMC
8 20 (3.27%) Juniper
9 19 (3.10%) HP
10 16 (2.61%) IFS
11 10 (1.63%) LogRhythm
11 10 (1.63%) Siebel
12 9 (1.47%) F5
12 9 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.31%) Apple
13 8 (1.31%) Splunk
13 8 (1.31%) Sybase
14 7 (1.14%) Informatica
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