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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 13 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 298 226 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.69% 8.27% 6.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.37% 42.48% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 84 94
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£400 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £231 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £642 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 44 4
Average hourly rate £46.00 £16.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.78% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £15.00 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £26.50 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.19 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+84.38% -36.84%
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
757 532 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.06% 19.46% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 216 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 39
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £36.53 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Lancashire -1 80 £400 +26.98% 3
Cheshire +6 70 £363 -26.02% 7
Cumbria 0 53 £425 -1.73% 7
Manchester -1 47 £500 +47.05% 13
Merseyside -3 28 £388 -15.30% 3
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 405 (72.58%) SC Cleared
2 181 (32.44%) Oracle
3 115 (20.61%) Finance
4 112 (20.07%) SQL
5 107 (19.18%) Windows
6 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 77 (13.80%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (12.72%) Oracle EBS
9 67 (12.01%) Oracle EBS R12
10 66 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 57 (10.22%) ITIL
12 57 (10.22%) Linux
13 54 (9.68%) SQL Server
13 54 (9.68%) Migration
14 52 (9.32%) CRM
15 48 (8.60%) VMware
16 47 (8.42%) PL/SQL
17 43 (7.71%) Java
18 42 (7.53%) Workflow
19 40 (7.17%) Service Management
20 38 (6.81%) UNIX
21 37 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (6.45%) Project Management
23 35 (6.27%) Telecoms
23 35 (6.27%) Cisco
24 34 (6.09%) Oracle Workflow
25 32 (5.73%) MS Office
25 32 (5.73%) SAP
25 32 (5.73%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (6.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 18 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.69%) IBM Notes
4 14 (2.51%) NetWeaver
5 8 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.25%) IIS
7 6 (1.08%) Confluence
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.90%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.54%) Documentum
9 3 (0.54%) SAS
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 62 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.73%) MS Office
3 14 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.43%) MS Project
7 3 (0.54%) Mingle
7 3 (0.54%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.36%) Windchill
9 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 71 (12.72%) Oracle EBS
2 67 (12.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
4 22 (3.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (2.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 12 (2.15%) Oracle iProcurement
7 12 (2.15%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (1.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 7 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
13 6 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
14 5 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
15 4 (0.72%) ResourceLink
15 4 (0.72%) Teamcenter
15 4 (0.72%) SAP PM
15 4 (0.72%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) SaaS
1 4 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.69%) Internet
2 14 (2.51%) Firewall
3 13 (2.33%) DNS
4 12 (2.15%) LAN
4 12 (2.15%) WAN
5 11 (1.97%) DHCP
5 11 (1.97%) HTTP
6 7 (1.25%) SSL
6 7 (1.25%) AMQP
7 6 (1.08%) SAN
7 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.72%) SMS
8 4 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.72%) OSPF
8 4 (0.72%) VLAN
9 3 (0.54%) BGP
9 3 (0.54%) IPsec
9 3 (0.54%) FTP
9 3 (0.54%) Intranet
9 3 (0.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.20%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (4.30%) Oracle BI EE
4 20 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.51%) SAP HANA
8 12 (2.15%) MS Access
9 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 9 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.25%) Big Data
13 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.08%) Cognos Report Studio
14 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (4.30%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (3.05%) JIRA
3 10 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.61%) Subversion
4 9 (1.61%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.25%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.25%) JUnit
6 6 (1.08%) Ant
6 6 (1.08%) Gradle
7 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.36%) ERwin
9 2 (0.36%) Toad
9 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.36%) LSMW
9 2 (0.36%) Maven
9 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 115 (20.61%) Finance
2 35 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.41%) Local Government
4 11 (1.97%) General Ledger
5 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.61%) Banking
7 8 (1.43%) Marketing
8 6 (1.08%) Billing
9 5 (0.90%) Retail
10 3 (0.54%) Back Office
10 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 120 (21.51%) Developer
2 87 (15.59%) Consultant
3 70 (12.54%) Architect
4 69 (12.37%) Analyst
5 49 (8.78%) Oracle Consultant
6 35 (6.27%) Oracle Developer
7 31 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 23 (4.12%) Functional Consultant
8 23 (4.12%) Cognos Developer
9 19 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 19 (3.41%) Service Analyst
10 17 (3.05%) Support Engineer
11 16 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.87%) Business Analyst
11 16 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (2.87%) Cognos BI Developer
12 15 (2.69%) SAP Architect
12 15 (2.69%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.51%) Java Developer
13 14 (2.51%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.56%) .NET
2 30 (5.38%) XML
3 17 (3.05%) Web Services
4 15 (2.69%) HTML
5 7 (1.25%) JMS
5 7 (1.25%) SAP Basis
6 6 (1.08%) Spring
6 6 (1.08%) Java EE
6 6 (1.08%) JSON
6 6 (1.08%) jQuery
6 6 (1.08%) Middleware
6 6 (1.08%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.08%) EJB
6 6 (1.08%) CSS
7 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.90%) REST
7 5 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.72%) SOAP
8 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.51%) Open Source
4 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.61%) GIS
7 6 (1.08%) NHS
8 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.72%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.72%) Replication
9 4 (0.72%) CESG
9 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.54%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.54%) User Experience
10 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (19.18%) Windows
2 57 (10.22%) Linux
3 38 (6.81%) UNIX
4 29 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (3.76%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.79%) VMS
9 9 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.25%) Solaris
11 4 (0.72%) AIX
12 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.36%) VME
13 2 (0.36%) HPUX
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (13.80%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (10.22%) ITIL
4 54 (9.68%) Migration
5 52 (9.32%) CRM
6 42 (7.53%) Workflow
7 40 (7.17%) Service Management
8 36 (6.45%) Project Management
9 29 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 23 (4.12%) Test Scripting
12 22 (3.94%) Software Engineering
13 21 (3.76%) ERP
14 20 (3.58%) Configuration Management
15 19 (3.41%) Data Modelling
15 19 (3.41%) Scrum
15 19 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
16 18 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (3.05%) Risk Management
18 16 (2.87%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 112 (20.07%) SQL
2 47 (8.42%) PL/SQL
3 43 (7.71%) Java
4 28 (5.02%) C#
5 18 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.51%) VBA
7 13 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.15%) Python
9 8 (1.43%) Perl
10 7 (1.25%) C
10 7 (1.25%) VB
11 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.72%) Ruby
13 3 (0.54%) XPath
13 3 (0.54%) C++
13 3 (0.54%) COBOL
14 1 (0.18%) VBScript
14 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 405 (72.58%) SC Cleared
2 28 (5.02%) DV Cleared
3 18 (3.23%) Degree
4 14 (2.51%) MCP
5 9 (1.61%) CISSP
5 9 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.43%) CCNP
7 7 (1.25%) ISEB
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.08%) VCP4
8 6 (1.08%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.90%) MCSE
9 5 (0.90%) PMP
9 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CCNA
10 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.56%) SLA
2 10 (1.79%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) P3O
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.69%) vSphere
4 8 (1.43%) XenApp
5 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.90%) XenServer
6 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.36%) Xen
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.18%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (2.51%) OpenView
2 13 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.15%) Puppet
4 10 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.25%) SCCM
6 6 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.54%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.36%) WSUS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.18%) OVSD
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 181 (32.44%) Oracle
2 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.60%) VMware
4 35 (6.27%) Cisco
5 32 (5.73%) SAP
6 31 (5.56%) HP
7 27 (4.84%) Citrix
7 27 (4.84%) Cognos
8 16 (2.87%) CheckPoint
9 15 (2.69%) Lotus
10 14 (2.51%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.97%) Primavera
12 10 (1.79%) Juniper
13 9 (1.61%) IBM
14 8 (1.43%) Informatica
15 7 (1.25%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.08%) Siebel
17 5 (0.90%) EMC
17 5 (0.90%) Siemens
17 5 (0.90%) TIBCO
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Egremont, Cumbria
Damia Group.
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago