The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 12 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 312 142 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.67% 5.80% 7.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.15% 31.91% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 75 128
Average daily rate £382 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 7 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% +16.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.55 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £28.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +16.00%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 445 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 18.16% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 194 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Security Cleared
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +5 101 £282 -33.25% 3
Cheshire +12 99 £459 +11.27% 6
Manchester +13 42 £270 -20.00% 6
Cumbria +1 34 £422 -2.42% 2
Merseyside -12 12 £375 -11.76% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 378 (74.26%) SC Cleared
2 132 (25.93%) Windows
3 81 (15.91%) ITIL
4 78 (15.32%) Microsoft
5 73 (14.34%) Windows 7
6 62 (12.18%) Active Directory
7 61 (11.98%) Finance
8 60 (11.79%) Oracle
9 51 (10.02%) Citrix
10 46 (9.04%) MS Office
10 46 (9.04%) Service Management
11 43 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (8.45%) SQL
12 42 (8.25%) Windows XP
13 38 (7.47%) SCCM
14 36 (7.07%) Telecoms
15 35 (6.88%) MS Excel
16 33 (6.48%) HP
16 33 (6.48%) DNS
16 33 (6.48%) Migration
17 32 (6.29%) DHCP
17 32 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 31 (6.09%) Oracle EBS R12
19 30 (5.89%) VMware
19 30 (5.89%) Oracle EBS
20 29 (5.70%) SLA
21 27 (5.30%) Service Delivery
21 27 (5.30%) Oracle Database
22 26 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
23 25 (4.91%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (3.93%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 10 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) Lync
10 1 (0.20%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.20%) IIS
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.20%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 46 (9.04%) MS Office
2 35 (6.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.38%) MS Project
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (6.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 30 (5.89%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (3.93%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 8 (1.57%) Teamcenter
5 8 (1.57%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 7 (1.38%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle SCM
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.59%) Summit
10 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.16%) PaaS
1 11 (2.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.48%) DNS
2 32 (6.29%) DHCP
3 15 (2.95%) SAN
4 14 (2.75%) WAN
4 14 (2.75%) LAN
5 9 (1.77%) Firewall
6 8 (1.57%) Intranet
7 7 (1.38%) SMS
8 6 (1.18%) VoIP
8 6 (1.18%) 3G
8 6 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.98%) NAS
9 5 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.98%) Internet
9 5 (0.98%) Connectrix
9 5 (0.98%) VPN
10 3 (0.59%) Wireless
11 2 (0.39%) FWSM
11 2 (0.39%) CTI
12 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.30%) Oracle Database
2 14 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.36%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (2.16%) Big Data
6 10 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
6 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.20%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (0.79%) MSI
2 4 (0.79%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (0.59%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.59%) Rational Robot
3 3 (0.59%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.39%) ProC
5 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (11.98%) Finance
2 36 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.98%) Back Office
5 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.79%) Banking
6 3 (0.59%) Retail
6 3 (0.59%) Local Government
6 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.20%) French Language
8 1 (0.20%) Greek Language
8 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (12.97%) Analyst
2 60 (11.79%) Architect
3 44 (8.64%) Consultant
4 40 (7.86%) Desktop Support
5 37 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 31 (6.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 30 (5.89%) Developer
8 28 (5.50%) Project Manager
9 24 (4.72%) Enterprise Architect
10 21 (4.13%) DBA
11 18 (3.54%) Oracle DBA
12 17 (3.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 17 (3.34%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.14%) Deployment Engineer
14 15 (2.95%) Migration Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.75%) Oracle Consultant
15 14 (2.75%) Storage Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.75%) HTML
1 14 (2.75%) .NET
2 13 (2.55%) XML
3 9 (1.77%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.77%) CSS
3 9 (1.77%) HTML5
4 8 (1.57%) Web Services
4 8 (1.57%) J2EE
5 6 (1.18%) CSS3
5 6 (1.18%) jQuery
6 5 (0.98%) SOAP
6 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.79%) XHTML
7 4 (0.79%) Spring
7 4 (0.79%) Ajax
8 3 (0.59%) XSLT
8 3 (0.59%) JSP
8 3 (0.59%) MFC
8 3 (0.59%) Microformats
8 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.52%) Blackberry
2 16 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.95%) CESG
4 8 (1.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.57%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.38%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.38%) Replication
5 7 (1.38%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.98%) NHS
6 5 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.79%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.59%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.59%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.59%) Ontologies
8 3 (0.59%) Informatics
8 3 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.59%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.39%) iPad
9 2 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 132 (25.93%) Windows
2 73 (14.34%) Windows 7
3 42 (8.25%) Windows XP
4 32 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.91%) UNIX
7 19 (3.73%) Windows Vista
8 16 (3.14%) Linux
9 12 (2.36%) MVS
9 12 (2.36%) VME
10 10 (1.96%) Solaris
11 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.59%) AIX
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (15.91%) ITIL
2 46 (9.04%) Service Management
3 43 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (6.48%) Migration
5 27 (5.30%) Service Delivery
6 25 (4.91%) Project Management
7 20 (3.93%) Asset Management
7 20 (3.93%) TOGAF
8 18 (3.54%) Zachman Framework
8 18 (3.54%) Test Scripting
9 16 (3.14%) Data Migration
9 16 (3.14%) Supplier Management
10 15 (2.95%) Strategic Planning
11 14 (2.75%) E-business
11 14 (2.75%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (2.75%) Performance Management
12 13 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (2.55%) Data Analysis
13 12 (2.36%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.45%) SQL
2 17 (3.34%) PL/SQL
3 14 (2.75%) Java
4 11 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.18%) C#
8 4 (0.79%) R
8 4 (0.79%) VBScript
8 4 (0.79%) VB
9 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.59%) VC++
9 3 (0.59%) C++
9 3 (0.59%) C
9 3 (0.59%) XPath
10 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.20%) JCL
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 378 (74.26%) SC Cleared
2 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (2.16%) CISSP
3 10 (1.96%) Degree
4 9 (1.77%) BC Cleared
5 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.57%) CISA
5 8 (1.57%) MCP
5 8 (1.57%) MCSE
6 6 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.98%) CCNA
8 4 (0.79%) ISEB
9 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.59%) MCTS
9 3 (0.59%) MCITP
9 3 (0.59%) APMP
9 3 (0.59%) CCNP
9 3 (0.59%) OCP
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.70%) SLA
2 7 (1.38%) BS7799
3 6 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.59%) SNOMED CT
5 3 (0.59%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) WAI
7 1 (0.20%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 62 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.91%) vSphere
3 24 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (4.13%) XenApp
5 11 (2.16%) XenServer
5 11 (2.16%) XenDesktop
5 11 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.98%) NFS
10 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.39%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.20%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 38 (7.47%) SCCM
2 13 (2.55%) PureDisk
3 7 (1.38%) Data Guard
3 7 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (1.38%) OpenView
3 7 (1.38%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.98%) SCOM
6 4 (0.79%) WSUS
7 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.20%) Legato
9 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 78 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.79%) Oracle
3 51 (10.02%) Citrix
4 33 (6.48%) HP
5 30 (5.89%) VMware
6 22 (4.32%) Cisco
7 20 (3.93%) IBM
7 20 (3.93%) AppSense
8 14 (2.75%) EMC
8 14 (2.75%) CA
8 14 (2.75%) Symantec
9 13 (2.55%) Lotus
10 12 (2.36%) Dell
10 12 (2.36%) Lumension
11 11 (2.16%) NetApp
11 11 (2.16%) Remedy
12 9 (1.77%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.77%) Compaq
13 8 (1.57%) Brocade
14 7 (1.38%) Siemens
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