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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 11 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 354 212 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.11% 7.00% 5.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.42% 38.83% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 86 75
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£425 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £134 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 12
Average hourly rate £44.70 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.23% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £16.11 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £52.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.95 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+52.14% -
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
797 546 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 18.02% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 263 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 53
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £46.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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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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
Cumbria +1 110 £350 -12.50% 15
Lancashire +1 74 £425 +19.71% 11
Manchester +12 65 £456 +7.29% 10
Cheshire -6 48 £400 +46.78% 7
Merseyside -2 33 £493 +10.05% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 460 (68.45%) SC Cleared
2 136 (20.24%) Oracle
3 129 (19.20%) Windows
4 111 (16.52%) Microsoft
5 96 (14.29%) SQL
6 77 (11.46%) Migration
7 75 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (10.71%) Finance
8 72 (10.71%) Java
9 66 (9.82%) SAP
9 66 (9.82%) DV Cleared
10 64 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 59 (8.78%) ITIL
11 59 (8.78%) MS Excel
12 57 (8.48%) Project Management
13 53 (7.89%) HTML
14 52 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (7.29%) MS Office
16 47 (6.99%) Test Scripting
17 46 (6.85%) Oracle EBS R12
18 45 (6.70%) Oracle EBS
19 44 (6.55%) Degree
20 42 (6.25%) Windows 7
20 42 (6.25%) SharePoint
21 41 (6.10%) HP
21 41 (6.10%) CRM
21 41 (6.10%) Linux
22 38 (5.65%) UNIX
22 38 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
23 37 (5.51%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 42 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.64%) JBoss
4 11 (1.64%) NetWeaver
5 10 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.34%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (0.89%) IIS
9 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.60%) Confluence
10 4 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.45%) Lync
11 3 (0.45%) SAS
11 3 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 59 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.29%) MS Office
3 24 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.04%) MS Project
6 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 46 (6.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 45 (6.70%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (3.13%) Primavera
4 15 (2.23%) Teamcenter
5 14 (2.08%) SAP PP
6 11 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (1.34%) SAP PM
7 9 (1.34%) SAP PLM
8 7 (1.04%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.60%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.60%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
2 5 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.74%) PaaS
3 3 (0.45%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.45%) SaaS
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.15%) Boomi
4 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.02%) Internet
2 18 (2.68%) DNS
2 18 (2.68%) WAN
3 17 (2.53%) DHCP
4 16 (2.38%) SSL
4 16 (2.38%) Firewall
5 14 (2.08%) MPLS
6 13 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.79%) HTTP
7 12 (1.79%) LAN
7 12 (1.79%) OSPF
8 9 (1.34%) BGP
9 7 (1.04%) IPsec
10 6 (0.89%) Intranet
11 5 (0.74%) VPN
12 4 (0.60%) SAN
12 4 (0.60%) AMQP
12 4 (0.60%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.45%) VRRP
13 3 (0.45%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.19%) SAP HANA
9 7 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.89%) Big Data
11 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.74%) MS Access
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 17 (2.53%) Ant
2 16 (2.38%) JUnit
3 14 (2.08%) JIRA
4 12 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.19%) Maven
6 8 (1.19%) LoadRunner
7 7 (1.04%) MSI
7 7 (1.04%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.89%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.89%) Subversion
8 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.74%) Facilita Forecast
9 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.74%) ProC
10 4 (0.60%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.60%) Gradle
General
1 72 (10.71%) Finance
2 37 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 18 (2.68%) Local Government
4 11 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.49%) Military
5 10 (1.49%) Law
6 8 (1.19%) Legal
7 5 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.74%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.60%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Avionics
9 3 (0.45%) Publishing
10 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 96 (14.29%) Analyst
2 92 (13.69%) Consultant
3 86 (12.80%) Developer
4 82 (12.20%) Architect
5 50 (7.44%) Project Manager
6 40 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 31 (4.61%) Java Developer
8 28 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
9 27 (4.02%) Technical Architect
10 25 (3.72%) Test Manager
11 24 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
12 23 (3.42%) Test Analyst
12 23 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
13 20 (2.98%) SAP Consultant
14 18 (2.68%) Functional Consultant
15 17 (2.53%) Desktop Support
16 15 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
17 14 (2.08%) Support Engineer
17 14 (2.08%) Oracle Functional Consultant
17 14 (2.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.89%) HTML
2 28 (4.17%) XML
3 25 (3.72%) .NET
4 19 (2.83%) CSS
4 19 (2.83%) Web Services
5 16 (2.38%) J2EE
6 15 (2.23%) jQuery
7 13 (1.93%) Middleware
8 11 (1.64%) JSON
8 11 (1.64%) SOAP
9 7 (1.04%) REST
9 7 (1.04%) WebCenter
10 6 (0.89%) JSP
10 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.74%) SAP Basis
11 5 (0.74%) Java EE
12 4 (0.60%) Spring
12 4 (0.60%) EJB
12 4 (0.60%) JMS
12 4 (0.60%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.93%) User Experience
5 12 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.89%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.74%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.74%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.74%) CESG
11 4 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.60%) GIS
11 4 (0.60%) DataPower
12 3 (0.45%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.45%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.45%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 129 (19.20%) Windows
2 42 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 41 (6.10%) Linux
4 38 (5.65%) UNIX
5 23 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.64%) Solaris
10 9 (1.34%) AIX
11 4 (0.60%) HPUX
12 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.45%) VME
12 3 (0.45%) Android
12 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.46%) Migration
2 75 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (8.78%) ITIL
5 57 (8.48%) Project Management
6 47 (6.99%) Test Scripting
7 41 (6.10%) CRM
8 37 (5.51%) PRINCE2
9 34 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 34 (5.06%) SDLC
10 33 (4.91%) Scrum
11 32 (4.76%) ERP
12 31 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (4.17%) Data Migration
15 24 (3.57%) Configuration Management
16 23 (3.42%) Data Modelling
17 22 (3.27%) Service Management
17 22 (3.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.29%) SQL
2 72 (10.71%) Java
3 26 (3.87%) PL/SQL
4 23 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.08%) C#
5 14 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.93%) VBScript
7 12 (1.79%) C
8 11 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.49%) VBA
9 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.34%) Python
10 9 (1.34%) Perl
11 8 (1.19%) XQuery
12 7 (1.04%) Ruby
12 7 (1.04%) C++
12 7 (1.04%) VB
13 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.60%) COBOL
15 2 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 460 (68.45%) SC Cleared
2 66 (9.82%) DV Cleared
3 44 (6.55%) Degree
4 38 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (3.57%) ISEB
6 22 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.27%) ISTQB
7 16 (2.38%) BC Cleared
8 15 (2.23%) MCITP
8 15 (2.23%) CCNP
9 12 (1.79%) MCSA
10 11 (1.64%) CCNA
11 9 (1.34%) CISSP
11 9 (1.34%) CISM
11 9 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (1.34%) MCTS
12 8 (1.19%) MOS
12 8 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.61%) QA
2 13 (1.93%) SLA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (1.64%) XenApp
4 10 (1.49%) XenServer
5 8 (1.19%) vSphere
6 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 23 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.83%) Puppet
3 8 (1.19%) SCCM
4 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.60%) Salt
5 4 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.45%) OpenView
7 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.30%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.15%) StatsD
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) OVSD
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 136 (20.24%) Oracle
2 111 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.82%) SAP
4 41 (6.10%) HP
5 33 (4.91%) Cisco
5 33 (4.91%) VMware
6 29 (4.32%) Citrix
7 27 (4.02%) IBM
8 20 (2.98%) Juniper
9 10 (1.49%) Informatica
9 10 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.34%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.34%) EMC
10 9 (1.34%) Lotus
10 9 (1.34%) Cognos
11 7 (1.04%) NetApp
12 6 (0.89%) AppSense
12 6 (0.89%) McAfee
13 5 (0.74%) Sun
13 5 (0.74%) Dell
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