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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 12 11 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 328 292 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.46% 9.52% 5.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.49% 47.95% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 131 74
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 9
Average hourly rate £46.09 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.05% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.06 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £38.80 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £23.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -19.82%
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
810 609 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.89% 19.86% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 297 196
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 83 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.30 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.06 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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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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 +1 103 £395 +40.07% 8
Cumbria 0 80 £396 -7.20% 14
Manchester +3 51 £492 +82.03% 3
Cheshire -23 51 £450 - 3
Merseyside -1 24 £325 -13.33% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 408 (70.59%) SC Cleared
2 170 (29.41%) Oracle
3 132 (22.84%) Windows
4 111 (19.20%) SQL
5 102 (17.65%) Finance
6 84 (14.53%) Microsoft
7 72 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (11.42%) Linux
10 63 (10.90%) Oracle EBS R12
11 62 (10.73%) Migration
12 61 (10.55%) MS Excel
13 59 (10.21%) Oracle EBS
14 55 (9.52%) Java
15 54 (9.34%) ITIL
16 52 (9.00%) VMware
17 51 (8.82%) UNIX
18 49 (8.48%) SQL Server
19 43 (7.44%) CRM
20 41 (7.09%) PL/SQL
21 40 (6.92%) DV Cleared
21 40 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (6.57%) Project Management
23 34 (5.88%) .NET
24 33 (5.71%) Cisco
24 33 (5.71%) Test Scripting
25 32 (5.54%) SAP
25 32 (5.54%) XML
26 31 (5.36%) MS Office
26 31 (5.36%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.98%) Oracle Workflow
3 15 (2.60%) NetWeaver
4 12 (2.08%) IBM Notes
5 10 (1.73%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.21%) Confluence
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (0.87%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.69%) JBoss
9 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 61 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.36%) MS Office
3 16 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.25%) MS Project
6 9 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.52%) Mingle
7 3 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.35%) Windchill
9 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 63 (10.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 59 (10.21%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (3.46%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (3.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 15 (2.60%) Primavera
5 13 (2.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (1.90%) Teamcenter
8 8 (1.38%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Payroll
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 4 (0.69%) TRIRIGA
13 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (1.04%) OpenShift
2 5 (0.87%) PaaS
3 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.17%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Boomi
6 1 (0.17%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.81%) Internet
2 17 (2.94%) DNS
3 16 (2.77%) DHCP
4 15 (2.60%) WAN
5 13 (2.25%) LAN
5 13 (2.25%) Firewall
6 11 (1.90%) SSL
7 9 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.56%) HTTP
8 8 (1.38%) MPLS
8 8 (1.38%) AMQP
9 7 (1.21%) OSPF
9 7 (1.21%) SAN
10 6 (1.04%) BGP
11 5 (0.87%) IPsec
12 4 (0.69%) VLAN
13 3 (0.52%) VPN
13 3 (0.52%) SNMP
13 3 (0.52%) FTP
14 2 (0.35%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.15%) Oracle Database
3 21 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.77%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.42%) SAP HANA
6 14 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 12 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.56%) MS Access
10 8 (1.38%) Big Data
10 8 (1.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (3.63%) JIRA
2 17 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (2.25%) Ant
3 13 (2.25%) JUnit
4 12 (2.08%) Eclipse
4 12 (2.08%) Subversion
5 10 (1.73%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.38%) Mercurial
6 8 (1.38%) Maven
6 8 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.21%) Gradle
8 6 (1.04%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.87%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.52%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.35%) LSMW
General
1 102 (17.65%) Finance
2 22 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.29%) Local Government
4 16 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.73%) Military
6 8 (1.38%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.21%) Marketing
8 6 (1.04%) Banking
8 6 (1.04%) Law
8 6 (1.04%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Back Office
9 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 124 (21.45%) Developer
2 76 (13.15%) Architect
2 76 (13.15%) Consultant
3 68 (11.76%) Analyst
4 43 (7.44%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.40%) Oracle Consultant
6 33 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 24 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 22 (3.81%) Java Developer
9 20 (3.46%) Business Analyst
9 20 (3.46%) Cognos Developer
10 17 (2.94%) Functional Consultant
11 15 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 15 (2.60%) Cognos BI Developer
12 14 (2.42%) SAP Architect
12 14 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (2.42%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.25%) Service Analyst
13 13 (2.25%) Security Consultant
13 13 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.88%) .NET
2 32 (5.54%) XML
3 26 (4.50%) HTML
4 17 (2.94%) Web Services
5 10 (1.73%) Middleware
5 10 (1.73%) jQuery
6 9 (1.56%) J2EE
6 9 (1.56%) CSS
7 8 (1.38%) SOAP
7 8 (1.38%) JMS
8 7 (1.21%) Java EE
8 7 (1.21%) JSON
8 7 (1.21%) SAP Basis
8 7 (1.21%) EJB
9 6 (1.04%) XML Messaging
9 6 (1.04%) Spring
10 4 (0.69%) WSDL
10 4 (0.69%) XSD
10 4 (0.69%) XSLT
10 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 28 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.60%) Open Source
4 10 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.56%) GIS
6 8 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
7 5 (0.87%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.87%) NHS
8 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.69%) Device Driver
8 4 (0.69%) CESG
8 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.69%) DataPower
8 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.69%) User Experience
9 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.52%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 132 (22.84%) Windows
2 66 (11.42%) Linux
3 51 (8.82%) UNIX
4 30 (5.19%) Windows 7
5 28 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.73%) Solaris
9 10 (1.73%) AIX
9 10 (1.73%) VMS
10 6 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.69%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) VME
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (10.73%) Migration
4 54 (9.34%) ITIL
5 43 (7.44%) CRM
6 38 (6.57%) Project Management
7 33 (5.71%) Test Scripting
8 28 (4.84%) Service Management
9 26 (4.50%) ERP
9 26 (4.50%) Software Engineering
10 25 (4.33%) Workflow
11 24 (4.15%) Scrum
11 24 (4.15%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (3.98%) Configuration Management
13 22 (3.81%) Validation
14 21 (3.63%) Technical Architecture
15 20 (3.46%) Service Delivery
15 20 (3.46%) Mentoring
16 19 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 111 (19.20%) SQL
2 55 (9.52%) Java
3 41 (7.09%) PL/SQL
4 26 (4.50%) C#
4 26 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.25%) VBA
6 12 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.90%) Perl
8 9 (1.56%) Python
9 7 (1.21%) C
10 6 (1.04%) VB
10 6 (1.04%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.87%) Ruby
11 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.52%) XPath
13 2 (0.35%) XQuery
13 2 (0.35%) VBScript
13 2 (0.35%) Ada
13 2 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 408 (70.59%) SC Cleared
2 40 (6.92%) DV Cleared
3 27 (4.67%) Degree
4 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.25%) CISSP
6 10 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.56%) BC Cleared
8 8 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.38%) MCP
8 8 (1.38%) ISEB
9 7 (1.21%) MCSE
9 7 (1.21%) CISM
9 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.04%) MOS
10 6 (1.04%) MCDST
10 6 (1.04%) MCITP
10 6 (1.04%) CCNP
10 6 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.04%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.46%) SLA
2 11 (1.90%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) P3O
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 40 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.11%) vSphere
3 12 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.56%) XenApp
5 8 (1.38%) XenServer
6 7 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (3.46%) Puppet
2 15 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.38%) OpenView
4 7 (1.21%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.69%) SCCM
6 4 (0.69%) Ansible
6 4 (0.69%) Salt
7 3 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.35%) WSUS
8 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.35%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.17%) StatsD
9 1 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 170 (29.41%) Oracle
2 84 (14.53%) Microsoft
3 52 (9.00%) VMware
4 33 (5.71%) Cisco
5 32 (5.54%) SAP
6 31 (5.36%) HP
7 27 (4.67%) Citrix
7 27 (4.67%) Cognos
8 18 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.11%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.25%) Juniper
10 12 (2.08%) Informatica
10 12 (2.08%) Lotus
11 11 (1.90%) IBM
12 8 (1.38%) McAfee
12 8 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.21%) EMC
14 6 (1.04%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.87%) ESRI
15 5 (0.87%) Siemens
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Cumbria
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
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LA International
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Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £45.47 per hour
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Lancashire
e-Recruiter
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Blackpool, Lancashire
Nationwide People Ltd
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Blackpool
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
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Cumbria
Computer Futures
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Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
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North West England
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Preston
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Cumbria
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Cumbria
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Cumbria
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