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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 14 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 262 160 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.29% 5.49% 8.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.67% 32.13% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 72 165
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £236 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +116.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £17.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.80 £51.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -32.69%
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
614 498 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.42% 17.10% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 235 339
Average daily rate £380 £305 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 51 48
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.25 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +3 90 £380 +38.18% 8
Cheshire +30 77 £440 +22.22% 7
Merseyside -3 39 £425 -5.55% 3
Manchester +14 32 £350 +7.69% 9
Cumbria -3 14 £450 +80.00% 5
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 384 (73.70%) SC Cleared
2 121 (23.22%) Windows
3 102 (19.58%) Finance
4 98 (18.81%) Oracle
5 88 (16.89%) Microsoft
6 76 (14.59%) ITIL
7 71 (13.63%) SQL
7 71 (13.63%) Windows 7
8 70 (13.44%) Citrix
9 56 (10.75%) MS Office
10 51 (9.79%) SLA
11 48 (9.21%) Active Directory
11 48 (9.21%) SCCM
12 46 (8.83%) Service Management
12 46 (8.83%) Windows XP
13 45 (8.64%) MS Excel
14 44 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (8.25%) Telecoms
16 42 (8.06%) Project Management
17 41 (7.87%) Java
18 39 (7.49%) Windows Vista
18 39 (7.49%) Oracle EBS R12
19 38 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (6.91%) Oracle EBS
21 35 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
21 35 (6.72%) HP
22 34 (6.53%) CA
22 34 (6.53%) Service Delivery
22 34 (6.53%) Microsoft App-V
23 33 (6.33%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 12 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.54%) Confluence
6 6 (1.15%) CICS
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.58%) Lync
9 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.58%) IIS
9 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.38%) Apache
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.38%) Jetty
10 2 (0.38%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (10.75%) MS Office
2 45 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.07%) MS Project
4 12 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (7.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 36 (6.91%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (3.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 14 (2.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 14 (2.69%) ResourceLink
5 12 (2.30%) Oracle Payroll
6 6 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.58%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.88%) SaaS
2 14 (2.69%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.41%) DHCP
2 22 (4.22%) DNS
3 7 (1.34%) Firewall
4 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.15%) SMS
4 6 (1.15%) 3G
5 5 (0.96%) HTTP
5 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.77%) Wireless
6 4 (0.77%) AMQP
7 3 (0.58%) Internet
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
8 2 (0.38%) DMZ
8 2 (0.38%) Intranet
8 2 (0.38%) SSL
8 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 2 (0.38%) FTP
8 2 (0.38%) VoIP
8 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 16 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.54%) PowerCenter
6 6 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.77%) Big Data
8 4 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.58%) DB2
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.73%) ERwin
1 9 (1.73%) JIRA
2 7 (1.34%) JUnit
3 6 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.15%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.15%) Gradle
4 4 (0.77%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.58%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.38%) MSI
6 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.38%) CaliberRM
7 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 102 (19.58%) Finance
2 43 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.69%) Local Government
4 8 (1.54%) Banking
5 6 (1.15%) Billing
6 5 (0.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.38%) Military
7 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.38%) Front Office
7 2 (0.38%) Back Office
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (12.28%) Analyst
2 57 (10.94%) Architect
3 52 (9.98%) Developer
4 47 (9.02%) Desktop Support
5 41 (7.87%) Consultant
6 37 (7.10%) Support Engineer
7 33 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 32 (6.14%) Project Manager
9 28 (5.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 23 (4.41%) Oracle Consultant
11 21 (4.03%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
11 21 (4.03%) Payroll Consultant
12 19 (3.65%) Service Manager
13 17 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
14 16 (3.07%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.69%) Services Delivery Manager
16 12 (2.30%) Change Manager
16 12 (2.30%) Oracle HR Consultant
17 11 (2.11%) Service Desk Analyst
17 11 (2.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.57%) Web Services
2 13 (2.50%) Middleware
3 10 (1.92%) EJB
3 10 (1.92%) JMS
4 9 (1.73%) XML
5 8 (1.54%) Java EE
5 8 (1.54%) .NET
6 5 (0.96%) J2EE
6 5 (0.96%) JSON
7 3 (0.58%) jQuery
7 3 (0.58%) HTML
7 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.58%) CSS
7 3 (0.58%) Servlets
8 2 (0.38%) Django
8 2 (0.38%) DOM
8 2 (0.38%) XSLT
8 2 (0.38%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.38%) RESTful
8 2 (0.38%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 20 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.26%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.11%) CESG
6 10 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.73%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.54%) NHS
9 6 (1.15%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.15%) Open Source
9 6 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.77%) RMADS
10 4 (0.77%) CMDB
10 4 (0.77%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.58%) PMI
11 3 (0.58%) PDA
11 3 (0.58%) Clustering
12 2 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (23.22%) Windows
2 71 (13.63%) Windows 7
3 46 (8.83%) Windows XP
4 39 (7.49%) Windows Vista
5 35 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (4.99%) Linux
7 26 (4.99%) UNIX
8 10 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.34%) Solaris
10 5 (0.96%) AIX
10 5 (0.96%) MVS
11 2 (0.38%) CentOS
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.59%) ITIL
2 46 (8.83%) Service Management
3 44 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (8.06%) Project Management
5 34 (6.53%) Service Delivery
6 33 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (6.14%) CRM
8 28 (5.37%) Software Deployment
9 23 (4.41%) ETL
10 22 (4.22%) Risk Management
10 22 (4.22%) Supplier Management
11 20 (3.84%) Migration
12 18 (3.45%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (3.07%) PRINCE2
15 15 (2.88%) Business Analysis
16 14 (2.69%) Performance Management
16 14 (2.69%) Configuration Management
17 13 (2.50%) TOGAF
18 12 (2.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.63%) SQL
2 41 (7.87%) Java
3 26 (4.99%) PL/SQL
4 17 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 16 (3.07%) Python
6 15 (2.88%) VBA
6 15 (2.88%) C
7 13 (2.50%) Perl
8 7 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.15%) C#
10 4 (0.77%) C++
11 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.38%) R
12 2 (0.38%) JCL
12 2 (0.38%) COBOL
12 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.19%) ABAP
13 1 (0.19%) VB
13 1 (0.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 384 (73.70%) SC Cleared
2 26 (4.99%) Degree
3 14 (2.69%) MCP
4 13 (2.50%) ISEB
4 13 (2.50%) BC Cleared
5 9 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.54%) CISSP
6 8 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.34%) PMP
7 7 (1.34%) CISA
8 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.96%) MCSE
10 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.58%) IIBA
11 3 (0.58%) CBAP
12 2 (0.38%) APMP
12 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.79%) SLA
2 7 (1.34%) BS7799
3 5 (0.96%) QA
4 4 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (3.07%) XenApp
4 9 (1.73%) XenServer
5 8 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.77%) vSphere
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.38%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 48 (9.21%) SCCM
2 14 (2.69%) OpenView
2 14 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.15%) SCOM
5 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.38%) Puppet
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.19%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (18.81%) Oracle
2 88 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 70 (13.44%) Citrix
4 35 (6.72%) HP
5 34 (6.53%) CA
6 32 (6.14%) AppSense
7 29 (5.57%) VMware
7 29 (5.57%) SAP
8 25 (4.80%) Lumension
9 19 (3.65%) IBM
10 17 (3.26%) Dell
11 13 (2.50%) Cisco
11 13 (2.50%) Lotus
11 13 (2.50%) webMethods
12 12 (2.30%) Informatica
12 12 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.30%) Software AG
13 8 (1.54%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.54%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.34%) Cognos
North West
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago