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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 14 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 285 198 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.88% 6.99% 6.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.39% 36.40% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 99 107
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£400 £388 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £212 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £603 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.09% -6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 9
Average hourly rate £31.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £32.80 £33.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -41.93%
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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
642 544 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.99% 19.21% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 250 272
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £33.62 £31.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Cheshire +18 107 £300 -37.82% 4
Lancashire -5 66 £363 +38.09% 4
Manchester -2 42 £323 +29.00% 7
Merseyside +6 41 £513 +36.86%
Cumbria -1 11 £495 +41.42% 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 390 (71.56%) SC Cleared
2 140 (25.69%) Oracle
3 107 (19.63%) SQL
4 104 (19.08%) Finance
5 84 (15.41%) Windows
6 79 (14.50%) Microsoft
7 77 (14.13%) ITIL
8 65 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (11.01%) Oracle EBS
10 54 (9.91%) Oracle EBS R12
11 53 (9.72%) MS Excel
12 51 (9.36%) Java
13 47 (8.62%) Telecoms
13 47 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (8.44%) SLA
15 45 (8.26%) PL/SQL
15 45 (8.26%) CRM
16 42 (7.71%) Service Management
16 42 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
17 39 (7.16%) MS Office
18 37 (6.79%) Workflow
19 35 (6.42%) Project Management
19 35 (6.42%) Windows 7
20 34 (6.24%) Service Delivery
21 31 (5.69%) SQL Server
21 31 (5.69%) Linux
21 31 (5.69%) HP
22 30 (5.50%) SAP
23 29 (5.32%) Citrix
23 29 (5.32%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (4.95%) Oracle Workflow
2 17 (3.12%) IBM Notes
3 10 (1.83%) Confluence
4 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.10%) IIS
7 5 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.55%) SAS
9 3 (0.55%) CICS
9 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.37%) Documentum
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
10 2 (0.37%) Apache
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.37%) Jetty
10 2 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.16%) MS Office
3 11 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.65%) MS Project
6 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.55%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.37%) Mingle
9 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 60 (11.01%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (9.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (3.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (2.75%) ResourceLink
5 15 (2.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 13 (2.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (2.20%) Oracle iProcurement
8 10 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 8 (1.47%) Oracle Payroll
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.73%) TRIRIGA
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
14 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
14 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
14 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.75%) SuccessFactors
2 14 (2.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.75%) DNS
2 13 (2.39%) DHCP
3 11 (2.02%) Firewall
4 9 (1.65%) HTTP
5 7 (1.28%) AMQP
6 6 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.10%) Internet
7 5 (0.92%) SSL
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.73%) FTP
8 4 (0.73%) SMS
8 4 (0.73%) WAN
9 3 (0.55%) LAN
9 3 (0.55%) 3G
9 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.37%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.37%) Intranet
10 2 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.59%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (4.59%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.02%) MS Access
5 8 (1.47%) PowerCenter
5 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.28%) Big Data
6 7 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (3.67%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (2.57%) JIRA
3 10 (1.83%) JUnit
4 9 (1.65%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.47%) ERwin
5 8 (1.47%) Gradle
6 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.73%) Subversion
8 3 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.55%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.37%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.37%) Toad
9 2 (0.37%) Ant
9 2 (0.37%) LSMW
9 2 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.18%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 104 (19.08%) Finance
2 47 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.20%) Local Government
4 11 (2.02%) General Ledger
5 10 (1.83%) Banking
6 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.28%) Billing
7 6 (1.10%) Marketing
7 6 (1.10%) Retail
8 3 (0.55%) Back Office
8 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 115 (21.10%) Developer
2 73 (13.39%) Analyst
3 65 (11.93%) Consultant
4 58 (10.64%) Architect
5 38 (6.97%) Oracle Consultant
6 29 (5.32%) Oracle Developer
7 27 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.77%) Desktop Support
9 22 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.49%) Service Analyst
10 19 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.30%) Functional Consultant
11 18 (3.30%) Service Manager
11 18 (3.30%) Cognos Developer
12 16 (2.94%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (2.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (2.57%) Services Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.57%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.14%) Web Services
2 21 (3.85%) XML
3 19 (3.49%) .NET
4 12 (2.20%) JMS
5 11 (2.02%) EJB
6 10 (1.83%) Java EE
7 9 (1.65%) Middleware
8 7 (1.28%) J2EE
8 7 (1.28%) HTML
8 7 (1.28%) JSON
9 4 (0.73%) CSS
9 4 (0.73%) SOAP
9 4 (0.73%) REST
10 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.55%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.55%) Servlets
10 3 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.55%) jQuery
10 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.12%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.20%) Open Source
5 11 (2.02%) Data Structures
5 11 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.47%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.47%) CESG
8 7 (1.28%) NHS
9 6 (1.10%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (0.73%) Replication
12 3 (0.55%) Clustering
12 3 (0.55%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.55%) GIS
12 3 (0.55%) PDA
12 3 (0.55%) SCADA
12 3 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.41%) Windows
2 35 (6.42%) Windows 7
3 31 (5.69%) Linux
4 25 (4.59%) Windows XP
5 23 (4.22%) UNIX
6 20 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (2.57%) Windows Vista
8 13 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.47%) Solaris
10 4 (0.73%) AIX
11 3 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.37%) HPUX
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) MVS
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.13%) ITIL
2 65 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (8.26%) CRM
4 42 (7.71%) Service Management
4 42 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (6.79%) Workflow
6 35 (6.42%) Project Management
7 34 (6.24%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.14%) Data Modelling
9 27 (4.95%) Migration
9 27 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (4.04%) Risk Management
10 22 (4.04%) ETL
11 17 (3.12%) Configuration Management
11 17 (3.12%) E-business
12 16 (2.94%) Change Management
13 15 (2.75%) Scrum
13 15 (2.75%) TOGAF
13 15 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (2.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (19.63%) SQL
2 51 (9.36%) Java
3 45 (8.26%) PL/SQL
4 20 (3.67%) Shell Script
5 19 (3.49%) C#
6 18 (3.30%) VBA
7 17 (3.12%) Python
8 14 (2.57%) C
8 14 (2.57%) Perl
9 12 (2.20%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.10%) VB
11 5 (0.92%) C++
12 3 (0.55%) COBOL
12 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.37%) ABAP
13 2 (0.37%) JCL
13 2 (0.37%) Ruby
13 2 (0.37%) XPath
13 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 390 (71.56%) SC Cleared
2 29 (5.32%) Degree
3 19 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 16 (2.94%) MCP
5 13 (2.39%) CISSP
5 13 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.47%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) ISEB
8 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.10%) CCNP
9 5 (0.92%) CISA
10 4 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.55%) PMP
11 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.37%) MCSE
12 2 (0.37%) IIBA
12 2 (0.37%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.44%) SLA
2 8 (1.47%) QA
3 5 (0.92%) BS7799
4 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.47%) XenApp
5 5 (0.92%) XenServer
6 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.37%) Xen
7 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) SRDF
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.85%) SCCM
2 17 (3.12%) OpenView
2 17 (3.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.92%) Puppet
5 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 140 (25.69%) Oracle
2 79 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.69%) HP
4 30 (5.50%) SAP
5 29 (5.32%) Citrix
6 25 (4.59%) VMware
7 21 (3.85%) Cognos
8 17 (3.12%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.12%) Lotus
9 16 (2.94%) CA
10 14 (2.57%) Dell
10 14 (2.57%) IBM
11 13 (2.39%) Cisco
11 13 (2.39%) webMethods
11 13 (2.39%) AppSense
12 12 (2.20%) Informatica
13 11 (2.02%) Software AG
13 11 (2.02%) Atlassian
13 11 (2.02%) Lumension
14 10 (1.83%) Siebel
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