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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 15 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 273 383 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.58% 9.22% 7.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.73% 48.67% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 187 119
Median daily rate £478 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £529 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £384
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 17
Median hourly rate £41.13 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.60% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £17.43 £14.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.80 £62.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £31.45 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.83% +65.52%
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
597 787 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.77% 18.95% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 434 317
Median daily rate £450 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £535 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 50
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.19 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +79.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +22 118 £499 +30.90% 39
Lancashire -4 51 £450 +1.12% 1
Cheshire -3 38 £500 +11.11% 1
Merseyside -7 33 £400 - 1
Cumbria -1 12 £689 +94.01%
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 379 (72.05%) SC Cleared
2 151 (28.71%) Oracle
3 102 (19.39%) Migration
4 93 (17.68%) Linux
5 89 (16.92%) Windows
6 77 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (11.22%) Java
8 55 (10.46%) Microsoft
9 52 (9.89%) ITIL
10 49 (9.32%) Unix
10 49 (9.32%) Active Directory
11 47 (8.94%) Oracle EBS
12 46 (8.75%) SQL
13 45 (8.56%) Finance
14 42 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 42 (7.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 39 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
15 39 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
16 38 (7.22%) Oracle Database
16 38 (7.22%) Data Centre
17 37 (7.03%) LAN
18 36 (6.84%) WAN
18 36 (6.84%) Project Management
18 36 (6.84%) VMware
19 35 (6.65%) Change Management
19 35 (6.65%) AIX
19 35 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (6.65%) Data Migration
20 34 (6.46%) Firewall
21 33 (6.27%) JavaScript

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 21 (3.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (2.47%) Apache
2 13 (2.47%) Oracle Application Server
2 13 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.52%) JBoss
5 7 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.14%) GlassFish
6 6 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.95%) SAS
8 4 (0.76%) CMS
9 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.57%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.38%) IIS
10 2 (0.38%) Jetty
10 2 (0.38%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.38%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.23%) MS Office
3 16 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (8.94%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (1.33%) SAP CO
7 6 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.95%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.57%) Primavera
10 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.38%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (3.42%) IaaS
2 16 (3.04%) SaaS
3 15 (2.85%) PaaS
4 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.71%) Office 365
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) G Suite
5 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.03%) LAN
2 36 (6.84%) WAN
3 34 (6.46%) Firewall
4 22 (4.18%) DHCP
5 20 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.80%) VoIP
6 17 (3.23%) VPN
7 16 (3.04%) LDAP
8 14 (2.66%) DNS
9 12 (2.28%) HTTP
10 10 (1.90%) HTTPS
10 10 (1.90%) Network Security
11 8 (1.52%) FTP
12 6 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.14%) SAN
12 6 (1.14%) SMTP
12 6 (1.14%) SSL
13 5 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 24 (4.56%) Oracle Reports
3 21 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.80%) DB2
5 16 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.66%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.90%) SAP HANA
9 9 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
9 9 (1.71%) SAP BW
10 8 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
11 7 (1.33%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.14%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (3.99%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.47%) JIRA
4 8 (1.52%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.14%) Eclipse RCP
5 6 (1.14%) Maven
5 6 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.95%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.95%) Rational Robot
7 3 (0.57%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.57%) LSMW
7 3 (0.57%) Selenium
8 2 (0.38%) JUnit
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.38%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.38%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
General
1 45 (8.56%) Finance
2 18 (3.42%) Manufacturing
3 10 (1.90%) Aerospace
3 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.52%) General Ledger
5 6 (1.14%) Electronics
5 6 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Legal
6 2 (0.38%) Military
7 1 (0.19%) Advertising
7 1 (0.19%) Automotive
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
7 1 (0.19%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 80 (15.21%) Architect
2 75 (14.26%) Developer
3 55 (10.46%) Consultant
4 53 (10.08%) Analyst
5 29 (5.51%) DBA
6 23 (4.37%) Project Manager
7 17 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
7 17 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (2.85%) Java Developer
9 14 (2.66%) Migration Manager
9 14 (2.66%) Network Engineer
9 14 (2.66%) Oracle Consultant
10 13 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (2.28%) Administrator
11 12 (2.28%) Data Migration Lead
11 12 (2.28%) Oracle Developer
11 12 (2.28%) Service Manager
11 12 (2.28%) Team Leader
12 11 (2.09%) SC Cleared DBA
12 11 (2.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.75%) Web Services
2 21 (3.99%) Middleware
3 18 (3.42%) .NET
3 18 (3.42%) XML
4 16 (3.04%) J2EE
5 12 (2.28%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.28%) ELK Stack
6 10 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (1.52%) JMS
7 8 (1.52%) JSON
7 8 (1.52%) SAML
8 7 (1.33%) CSS
8 7 (1.33%) EJB
8 7 (1.33%) RESTful
9 6 (1.14%) SOAP
9 6 (1.14%) Swing
9 6 (1.14%) SWT
10 5 (0.95%) EDIFACT
10 5 (0.95%) HTML
10 5 (0.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.42%) Mainframe
4 16 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
8 8 (1.52%) Statistics
9 7 (1.33%) CESG
9 7 (1.33%) NHS
9 7 (1.33%) Replication
10 6 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.14%) RIA
10 6 (1.14%) User Experience
11 5 (0.95%) Ergonomics
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.68%) Linux
2 89 (16.92%) Windows
3 49 (9.32%) Unix
4 42 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (6.65%) AIX
6 29 (5.51%) Solaris
7 25 (4.75%) HPUX
8 18 (3.42%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.95%) CentOS
13 5 (0.95%) VME
13 5 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.57%) Android
14 3 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.39%) Migration
2 77 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (9.89%) ITIL
4 39 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (6.84%) Project Management
6 35 (6.65%) Change Management
6 35 (6.65%) Data Migration
7 33 (6.27%) DevOps
8 32 (6.08%) Open Source
9 30 (5.70%) Service Management
10 29 (5.51%) SOA
11 27 (5.13%) Security Operations
12 26 (4.94%) Configuration Management
13 22 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (4.18%) Data Management
13 22 (4.18%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.18%) Scrum
13 22 (4.18%) Service Delivery
14 21 (3.99%) Information Security
14 21 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.22%) Java
2 46 (8.75%) SQL
3 33 (6.27%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.42%) C#
5 13 (2.47%) C
6 12 (2.28%) Ruby
7 11 (2.09%) PL/SQL
7 11 (2.09%) Python
8 10 (1.90%) VB
9 9 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.71%) Perl
10 8 (1.52%) COBOL
10 8 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.33%) Lua
12 4 (0.76%) C++
13 3 (0.57%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.57%) Korn
13 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.57%) Scala
13 3 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 379 (72.05%) SC Cleared
2 42 (7.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 33 (6.27%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.51%) CISSP
5 14 (2.66%) Degree
5 14 (2.66%) ISEB
6 13 (2.47%) SANS
6 13 (2.47%) SSCP
7 9 (1.71%) BC Cleared
8 8 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.14%) CCNA
9 6 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (0.95%) CITP
10 5 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.95%) IISP
10 5 (0.95%) MBCS
11 4 (0.76%) CISM
11 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (3.23%) QA
3 14 (2.66%) SLA
4 7 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.09%) XenApp
4 8 (1.52%) vSphere
5 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.38%) NDS
7 2 (0.38%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.38%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.19%) Snort
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (3.23%) Puppet
2 13 (2.47%) Tivoli
3 11 (2.09%) QRadar
3 11 (2.09%) ZABBIX
4 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (1.14%) Nessus
4 6 (1.14%) SCCM
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.76%) Kibana
6 4 (0.76%) logstash
6 4 (0.76%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.76%) Nmap
6 4 (0.76%) SCOM
7 3 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.57%) Netcool
7 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 151 (28.71%) Oracle
2 55 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.84%) VMware
4 33 (6.27%) SAP
5 31 (5.89%) Citrix
6 21 (3.99%) IBM
6 21 (3.99%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.80%) EMC
8 19 (3.61%) Cisco
9 18 (3.42%) Apple
10 16 (3.04%) HP
10 16 (3.04%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.47%) Splunk
12 12 (2.28%) Intel Security
13 10 (1.90%) F5
14 9 (1.71%) Sybase
15 8 (1.52%) LogRhythm
15 8 (1.52%) Siebel
16 7 (1.33%) ArcSight
16 7 (1.33%) IFS
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