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 23 July 2016 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 14 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 308 342 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.31% 9.06% 7.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.54% 41.96% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 86
Median daily rate £425 £420 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £399 £373
% change year-on-year
-4.71% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 19
Median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £16.16 £15.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.27 £56.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.95 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +59.75%
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
724 815 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.54% 21.59% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 433 290
Median daily rate £400 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 49
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 73 £450 +3.74% 19
Merseyside +8 68 £400 -20.59% 4
Cheshire +12 65 £425 +6.25% 1
Lancashire -5 65 £425 +1.19%
Cumbria 0 16 £600 +71.42% 6
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 539 (74.34%) SC Cleared
2 188 (25.93%) Migration
3 153 (21.10%) Oracle
4 115 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (14.76%) Windows
6 94 (12.97%) Linux
7 86 (11.86%) Microsoft
8 85 (11.72%) Active Directory
9 80 (11.03%) Java
10 78 (10.76%) Data Migration
11 66 (9.10%) SQL
11 66 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
12 64 (8.83%) Data Centre
12 64 (8.83%) Windows Server
13 55 (7.59%) Finance
14 54 (7.45%) Software Engineering
14 54 (7.45%) JavaScript
14 54 (7.45%) Unix
15 53 (7.31%) Project Management
16 52 (7.17%) VMware
17 50 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 49 (6.76%) AIX
19 48 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
20 45 (6.21%) PowerShell
20 45 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
21 44 (6.07%) IBM
22 43 (5.93%) Oracle EBS R12
23 42 (5.79%) ITIL
24 41 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
25 40 (5.52%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.28%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 23 (3.17%) Apache
6 18 (2.48%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.34%) JBoss
8 15 (2.07%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (1.66%) Tuxedo
10 11 (1.52%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.83%) Confluence
12 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.69%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.03%) MS Office
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (5.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.41%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.28%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle iSupplier
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.97%) Office 365
2 7 (0.97%) PaaS
3 6 (0.83%) IaaS
3 6 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.14%) HTTP
2 26 (3.59%) Skype
3 25 (3.45%) Firewall
4 22 (3.03%) DHCP
5 17 (2.34%) WAN
6 16 (2.21%) LDAP
7 14 (1.93%) LAN
7 14 (1.93%) SAN
8 12 (1.66%) HTTPS
9 10 (1.38%) DNS
9 10 (1.38%) VPN
10 7 (0.97%) Internet
10 7 (0.97%) SSL
11 5 (0.69%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.55%) Network Security
12 4 (0.55%) RS-422
12 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 27 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 20 (2.76%) DB2
5 17 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (1.10%) MySQL
9 8 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (0.55%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.41%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 17 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.93%) JIRA
3 8 (1.10%) Grunt
3 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.69%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.55%) Selenium
7 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.41%) Eclipse RCP
7 3 (0.41%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.28%) CaliberRM
8 2 (0.28%) ERwin
8 2 (0.28%) PeopleTools
8 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (7.59%) Finance
2 17 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.10%) Local Government
5 7 (0.97%) Banking
6 6 (0.83%) Military
7 5 (0.69%) Marketing
8 4 (0.55%) Back Office
8 4 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Avionics
10 2 (0.28%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Legal
10 2 (0.28%) Retail
10 2 (0.28%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (17.79%) Developer
2 103 (14.21%) Architect
3 75 (10.34%) Analyst
4 66 (9.10%) Consultant
5 32 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 28 (3.86%) Oracle Developer
7 26 (3.59%) Designer
8 25 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 23 (3.17%) Test Analyst
10 20 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
10 20 (2.76%) Oracle Consultant
10 20 (2.76%) Technical Architect
11 17 (2.34%) Business Analyst
11 17 (2.34%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.21%) Software Engineer
13 15 (2.07%) Digital Delivery Manager
13 15 (2.07%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (1.93%) Administrator
14 14 (1.93%) Data Migration Developer
14 14 (1.93%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.10%) Middleware
2 34 (4.69%) Web Services
3 32 (4.41%) CSS
3 32 (4.41%) HTML
4 26 (3.59%) .NET
4 26 (3.59%) XML
5 24 (3.31%) JSON
6 22 (3.03%) REST
7 21 (2.90%) HTML5
8 18 (2.48%) J2EE
8 18 (2.48%) SOAP
9 12 (1.66%) WebCenter
10 9 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.24%) CSS3
10 9 (1.24%) Java EE
10 9 (1.24%) SAML
11 8 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (1.10%) JDBC
11 8 (1.10%) jQuery
11 8 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (8.83%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.31%) Mainframe
4 23 (3.17%) Clustering
5 14 (1.93%) PKI
6 13 (1.79%) User Experience
7 11 (1.52%) CESG
8 10 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.69%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.55%) DataPower
13 4 (0.55%) Replication
14 3 (0.41%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.41%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.76%) Windows
2 94 (12.97%) Linux
3 64 (8.83%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.45%) Unix
5 50 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (6.76%) AIX
7 35 (4.83%) Solaris
8 31 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (3.17%) HPUX
10 18 (2.48%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.21%) VME
12 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.28%) MVS
15 2 (0.28%) SUSE
15 2 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (25.93%) Migration
2 115 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (10.76%) Data Migration
4 54 (7.45%) Software Engineering
5 53 (7.31%) Project Management
6 42 (5.79%) ITIL
7 41 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (5.52%) Test Automation
9 39 (5.38%) Change Management
10 37 (5.10%) CRM
10 37 (5.10%) SOA
11 28 (3.86%) PRINCE2
12 27 (3.72%) Configuration Management
13 26 (3.59%) Service Management
14 23 (3.17%) Mentoring
14 23 (3.17%) TDD
15 20 (2.76%) Open Source
15 20 (2.76%) Scrum
15 20 (2.76%) Time Management
16 19 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 80 (11.03%) Java
2 66 (9.10%) SQL
3 54 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 45 (6.21%) PowerShell
5 38 (5.24%) PL/SQL
6 22 (3.03%) C++
7 20 (2.76%) C
8 19 (2.62%) COBOL
9 16 (2.21%) C#
10 15 (2.07%) VB
11 12 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.38%) Python
13 9 (1.24%) Lua
14 7 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.69%) ABAP
15 5 (0.69%) Ruby
16 4 (0.55%) SAPscript
17 3 (0.41%) Scala
18 2 (0.28%) DCL
18 2 (0.28%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 539 (74.34%) SC Cleared
2 48 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 33 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 23 (3.17%) BC Cleared
5 19 (2.62%) Degree
6 18 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.79%) CCNA
8 12 (1.66%) CISSP
9 11 (1.52%) CCNP
10 10 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.24%) ISTQB
12 8 (1.10%) CISMP
12 8 (1.10%) CLAS
12 8 (1.10%) ISEB
13 6 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.55%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.24%) QA
4 7 (0.97%) SLA
5 5 (0.69%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.69%) RMADS
6 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 85 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.07%) vSphere
5 8 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.41%) Snort
10 2 (0.28%) Firmware
10 2 (0.28%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) GPFS
11 1 (0.14%) NDS
11 1 (0.14%) vCloud
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (5.38%) SCCM
2 33 (4.55%) SCOM
3 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (2.21%) Puppet
5 12 (1.66%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.83%) EMC VPLEX
9 4 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.55%) Ansible
9 4 (0.55%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.41%) Nagios
10 3 (0.41%) WSUS
10 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.28%) OpenView
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 153 (21.10%) Oracle
2 86 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.17%) VMware
4 44 (6.07%) IBM
5 33 (4.55%) Citrix
6 32 (4.41%) SAP
7 27 (3.72%) EMC
8 25 (3.45%) Cisco
8 25 (3.45%) HP
9 17 (2.34%) Juniper
9 17 (2.34%) Siebel
10 16 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.93%) Veritas
12 10 (1.38%) IFS
12 10 (1.38%) Informatica
13 9 (1.24%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.10%) Micro Focus
15 7 (0.97%) Brocade
16 6 (0.83%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.83%) F5
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago