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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / North West
Rank 15 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 205 317 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.81% 8.52% 9.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.50% 46.01% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 135 123
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £520 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 42
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.74 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.20 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £44.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +54.38%

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
494 689 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 18.51% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 353 331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 60
Median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £14.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +2 74 £501 +28.33% 1
Manchester +23 63 £400 -8.57% 14
Merseyside 0 38 £425 +6.25% 6
Cheshire -20 18 £500 +9.89%
Cumbria -1 5 £381 -10.47%
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 360 (74.23%) SC Cleared
2 108 (22.27%) Oracle
3 92 (18.97%) Windows
4 87 (17.94%) Linux
5 73 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (14.43%) Migration
7 61 (12.58%) ITIL
8 60 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
9 54 (11.13%) Microsoft
10 46 (9.48%) CISSP
10 46 (9.48%) DevOps
10 46 (9.48%) Security Operations
11 44 (9.07%) Unix
12 42 (8.66%) Active Directory
12 42 (8.66%) Data Centre
13 40 (8.25%) LAN
13 40 (8.25%) Firewall
14 39 (8.04%) WAN
14 39 (8.04%) Java
14 39 (8.04%) BPSS Clearance
14 39 (8.04%) Open Source
15 38 (7.84%) Oracle Database
16 37 (7.63%) Oracle EBS
17 35 (7.22%) Finance
17 35 (7.22%) Change Management
18 34 (7.01%) SAP
19 33 (6.80%) Project Management
20 32 (6.60%) VMware
20 32 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (6.60%) Jenkins

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 17 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (2.68%) Oracle Application Server
2 13 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.86%) Apache
4 5 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.03%) IIS
4 5 (1.03%) Jetty
4 5 (1.03%) Mongrel
4 5 (1.03%) nginx
4 5 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.62%) CMS
6 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.62%) JBoss
6 3 (0.62%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 30 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.51%) MS Office
3 15 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) MS Project
4 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (7.63%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (6.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.65%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.03%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.03%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.03%) SAP HCM
5 5 (1.03%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.82%) Primavera
6 4 (0.82%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.51%) IaaS
3 14 (2.89%) SaaS
4 13 (2.68%) PaaS
5 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.24%) Office 365
7 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.03%) Google App Engine
7 5 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.41%) Datadog
8 2 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.25%) Firewall
1 40 (8.25%) LAN
2 39 (8.04%) WAN
3 26 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 26 (5.36%) VPN
4 25 (5.15%) VoIP
5 23 (4.74%) DNS
6 14 (2.89%) LDAP
7 12 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (2.06%) Network Security
9 9 (1.86%) DHCP
10 8 (1.65%) HTTP
10 8 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.44%) SAN
11 7 (1.44%) Wireless
12 6 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (1.24%) IPsec
12 6 (1.24%) SSL
13 5 (1.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 21 (4.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 15 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.06%) SAP HANA
6 9 (1.86%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.65%) Redis
7 8 (1.65%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.82%) Big Data
9 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.62%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 32 (6.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.09%) JIRA
3 9 (1.86%) Selenium
4 8 (1.65%) ClearCase
5 7 (1.44%) Maven
6 5 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.03%) Rational Robot
6 5 (1.03%) Travis CI
6 5 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.62%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.62%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (0.62%) LSMW
8 3 (0.62%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.62%) Toad
8 3 (0.62%) VectorCAST
9 2 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 35 (7.22%) Finance
2 16 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.68%) Aerospace
4 8 (1.65%) General Ledger
5 7 (1.44%) Electronics
5 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.03%) Avionics
6 5 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 68 (14.02%) Architect
2 59 (12.16%) Analyst
3 43 (8.87%) Developer
4 42 (8.66%) Consultant
5 34 (7.01%) DBA
6 27 (5.57%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.74%) Oracle DBA
8 20 (4.12%) Security Specialist
9 19 (3.92%) SAP Consultant
10 17 (3.51%) Migration Manager
11 16 (3.30%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.09%) Network Architect
13 14 (2.89%) Migration Project Manager
14 13 (2.68%) Administrator
14 13 (2.68%) Technical Specialist
15 12 (2.47%) Network Engineer
15 12 (2.47%) Security Analyst
15 12 (2.47%) Service Analyst
16 11 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
16 11 (2.27%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.36%) Web Services
2 20 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (4.12%) Middleware
3 18 (3.71%) .NET
4 16 (3.30%) J2EE
4 16 (3.30%) XML
5 13 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.44%) RESTful
8 7 (1.44%) Servlets
9 6 (1.24%) HTML
9 6 (1.24%) Node.js
10 5 (1.03%) MCollective
10 5 (1.03%) Spring
11 4 (0.82%) CSS
11 4 (0.82%) SOAP
11 4 (0.82%) Velocity
11 4 (0.82%) WSDL
12 3 (0.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 19 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.47%) PKI
6 11 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
6 11 (2.27%) RIA
7 10 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.65%) Replication
9 7 (1.44%) CESG
10 6 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.24%) User Experience
10 6 (1.24%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.82%) NHS
12 4 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 92 (18.97%) Windows
2 87 (17.94%) Linux
3 44 (9.07%) Unix
4 26 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.71%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.27%) AIX
7 11 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.86%) CentOS
10 8 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.44%) HPUX
11 7 (1.44%) Solaris
12 6 (1.24%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.03%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.82%) VME
15 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.43%) Migration
3 61 (12.58%) ITIL
4 60 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (9.48%) DevOps
5 46 (9.48%) Security Operations
6 39 (8.04%) Open Source
7 35 (7.22%) Change Management
8 33 (6.80%) Project Management
9 30 (6.19%) Information Security
9 30 (6.19%) Service Management
10 27 (5.57%) PRINCE2
11 25 (5.15%) Scrum
12 23 (4.74%) Configuration Management
13 22 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (4.54%) Process Improvement
13 22 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (4.54%) Vulnerability Management
14 21 (4.33%) Patch Management
14 21 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.04%) Java
2 31 (6.39%) SQL
3 24 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.30%) C#
5 15 (3.09%) Perl
6 12 (2.47%) C
6 12 (2.47%) Ruby
7 11 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.27%) Python
8 9 (1.86%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.65%) C++
10 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.82%) Ada
11 4 (0.82%) COBOL
11 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.82%) VB
12 3 (0.62%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.62%) Korn
12 3 (0.62%) VB6
12 3 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 360 (74.23%) SC Cleared
2 46 (9.48%) CISSP
3 39 (8.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (5.98%) DV Cleared
5 23 (4.74%) Degree
5 23 (4.74%) SSCP
6 22 (4.54%) SANS
7 17 (3.51%) ISEB
8 8 (1.65%) BC Cleared
8 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.44%) CCNA
10 6 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (1.24%) CISM
10 6 (1.24%) CITP
10 6 (1.24%) IISP
10 6 (1.24%) MBCS
10 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.03%) CBAP
11 5 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.03%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (3.71%) QA
3 16 (3.30%) SLA
4 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.24%) vSphere
4 5 (1.03%) Docker
4 5 (1.03%) Xen
5 4 (0.82%) XenApp
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.41%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.21%) NDS
8 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.21%) Snort
8 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (4.95%) Puppet
2 20 (4.12%) QRadar
3 11 (2.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 11 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (2.06%) ZABBIX
5 8 (1.65%) Kibana
5 8 (1.65%) logstash
6 6 (1.24%) Forum Sentry
6 6 (1.24%) Nessus
6 6 (1.24%) RSA enVision
7 5 (1.03%) Ansible
7 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.03%) SCCM
8 4 (0.82%) Nexpose
8 4 (0.82%) Nmap
8 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.62%) Netcool
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (22.27%) Oracle
2 54 (11.13%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.01%) SAP
4 32 (6.60%) VMware
5 30 (6.19%) IBM
6 25 (5.15%) Apple
7 24 (4.95%) Cisco
8 23 (4.74%) ServiceNow
9 22 (4.54%) Splunk
10 19 (3.92%) Red Hat
11 17 (3.51%) HP
12 16 (3.30%) LogRhythm
13 12 (2.47%) F5
14 11 (2.27%) CheckPoint
15 10 (2.06%) Intel Security
16 7 (1.44%) ArcSight
16 7 (1.44%) Citrix
16 7 (1.44%) Snow
17 6 (1.24%) Atlassian
17 6 (1.24%) EMC