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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 14 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 336 286 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.96% 8.78% 8.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.54% 43.07% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 122 87
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £515 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 41
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +134.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £15.88 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.10 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
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
722 664 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.25% 20.39% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 340 232
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.54 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +85.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 111 £469 +56.25% 3
Lancashire -1 73 £410 +2.50% 2
Manchester -3 59 £450 -2.70% 28
Merseyside +3 44 £400 -7.40% 1
Cumbria 0 34 £380 -10.58% 8
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 533 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 144 (19.51%) Oracle
3 118 (15.99%) Finance
4 106 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (12.74%) SAP
6 93 (12.60%) Migration
7 86 (11.65%) Windows
8 80 (10.84%) DV Cleared
9 71 (9.62%) Microsoft
10 67 (9.08%) Data Centre
11 62 (8.40%) SQL
12 60 (8.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 57 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (6.78%) HTML
14 50 (6.78%) ITIL
15 48 (6.50%) Project Management
16 47 (6.37%) XML
17 45 (6.10%) Java
17 45 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (5.96%) Linux
18 44 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (5.96%) MS Excel
19 42 (5.69%) Unix
19 42 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
19 42 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
20 41 (5.56%) Test Scripting
21 40 (5.42%) Oracle Database
21 40 (5.42%) IBM
22 39 (5.28%) Software Engineering
23 38 (5.15%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (1.76%) Node.js
4 13 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.08%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.95%) Apache
9 7 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.81%) Tuxedo
11 5 (0.68%) SAS
12 4 (0.54%) JBoss
12 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.41%) nginx
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 44 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.12%) MS Office
3 16 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (8.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (4.20%) Oracle Payables
4 21 (2.85%) Oracle ERP
5 20 (2.71%) SAP PM
6 12 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (1.63%) SAP HR
7 9 (1.22%) SAP MM
8 8 (1.08%) SAP CS
8 8 (1.08%) SAP HCM
9 7 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.95%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.95%) SAP SM
10 6 (0.81%) SAP QM
10 6 (0.81%) SAP WM
11 5 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.68%) Teamcenter
12 4 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
14 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.08%) Office 365
2 5 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.25%) DNS
2 20 (2.71%) LAN
2 20 (2.71%) Network Security
3 19 (2.57%) DHCP
3 19 (2.57%) Internet
4 15 (2.03%) HTTP
5 14 (1.90%) Firewall
5 14 (1.90%) WAN
6 13 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.63%) Bluetooth
8 11 (1.49%) LDAP
8 11 (1.49%) SSL
9 10 (1.36%) VPN
10 7 (0.95%) SSH
10 7 (0.95%) VLAN
11 6 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (0.54%) IPsec
13 4 (0.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.42%) Oracle Database
2 33 (4.47%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 17 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
8 14 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.76%) OLAP
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.63%) OLAP Cube
10 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (1.22%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.08%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.08%) OLTP
13 7 (0.95%) DB2
13 7 (0.95%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 22 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.85%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.30%) JIRA
5 11 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.81%) Selenium
9 5 (0.68%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.54%) Subversion
11 3 (0.41%) ERwin
11 3 (0.41%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (0.27%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.27%) GDB
12 2 (0.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 118 (15.99%) Finance
2 11 (1.49%) Legal
3 9 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 7 (0.95%) Marketing
5 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.54%) Avionics
5 4 (0.54%) Banking
6 3 (0.41%) Advertising
6 3 (0.41%) Military
7 2 (0.27%) Back Office
7 2 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 130 (17.62%) Developer
2 122 (16.53%) Consultant
3 83 (11.25%) Analyst
4 79 (10.70%) Architect
5 60 (8.13%) SAP Consultant
6 27 (3.66%) Test Analyst
7 26 (3.52%) Tester
8 25 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
9 23 (3.12%) Project Manager
10 22 (2.98%) Oracle Consultant
11 21 (2.85%) Software Engineer
12 20 (2.71%) Business Analyst
13 19 (2.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 19 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.30%) Software Developer
15 15 (2.03%) 2nd Line Support
15 15 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 15 (2.03%) Java Developer
15 15 (2.03%) Technical Architect
16 14 (1.90%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.78%) HTML
2 47 (6.37%) XML
3 28 (3.79%) Middleware
4 26 (3.52%) CSS
5 24 (3.25%) SOAP
6 23 (3.12%) HTML5
7 21 (2.85%) JSON
8 19 (2.57%) Web Services
9 18 (2.44%) jQuery
10 17 (2.30%) .NET
11 16 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 15 (2.03%) Ajax
13 14 (1.90%) WebCenter
14 12 (1.63%) RESTful
15 11 (1.49%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.49%) D3.js
15 11 (1.49%) Handlebars
15 11 (1.49%) Mustache
15 11 (1.49%) Underscore.js
16 10 (1.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.79%) User Experience
4 18 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.76%) Clustering
6 9 (1.22%) CESG
7 8 (1.08%) PMI
8 7 (0.95%) Statistics
8 7 (0.95%) VAX
9 6 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.54%) BYOD
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.54%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
12 3 (0.41%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.65%) Windows
2 44 (5.96%) Linux
3 42 (5.69%) Unix
4 26 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.39%) Solaris
6 20 (2.71%) AIX
7 17 (2.30%) HPUX
8 13 (1.76%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.08%) VMS
10 7 (0.95%) VME
11 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.41%) Android
14 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.41%) MVS
14 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (12.60%) Migration
3 50 (6.78%) ITIL
4 48 (6.50%) Project Management
5 45 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 39 (5.28%) Software Engineering
9 36 (4.88%) CRM
10 33 (4.47%) ERP
11 32 (4.34%) Information Security
12 29 (3.93%) Data Modelling
12 29 (3.93%) SOA
13 27 (3.66%) Quality Management
14 26 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (3.39%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (2.98%) Requirements Management
17 22 (2.98%) TDD
18 21 (2.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (8.40%) SQL
2 45 (6.10%) Java
3 36 (4.88%) C++
4 33 (4.47%) JavaScript
5 32 (4.34%) C
6 19 (2.57%) Python
7 17 (2.30%) C#
8 15 (2.03%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.95%) COBOL
11 7 (0.95%) DCL
12 6 (0.81%) ABAP
12 6 (0.81%) Ruby
12 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.68%) VB
13 5 (0.68%) VBScript
13 5 (0.68%) XQuery
14 4 (0.54%) VBA
15 3 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 533 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 80 (10.84%) DV Cleared
3 42 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (4.07%) BC Cleared
5 17 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.17%) Degree
7 12 (1.63%) MCTS
8 10 (1.36%) ISEB
8 10 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.08%) MCP
10 7 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.81%) CCNP
11 6 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.68%) CCNA
12 5 (0.68%) CISSP
13 4 (0.54%) CLAS
13 4 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.63%) SLA
3 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) QA
5 4 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.68%) XenApp
5 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.54%) XenServer
7 3 (0.41%) Snort
7 3 (0.41%) vCloud
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (1.90%) SCCM
2 9 (1.22%) AirWatch
2 9 (1.22%) Puppet
3 8 (1.08%) XenMobile
4 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.81%) OpenView
6 4 (0.54%) logstash
6 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.41%) Nagios
7 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.27%) Ansible
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.14%) Netcool
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.14%) StatsD
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 144 (19.51%) Oracle
2 94 (12.74%) SAP
3 71 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 40 (5.42%) IBM
5 38 (5.15%) VMware
6 31 (4.20%) HP
7 28 (3.79%) Cisco
7 28 (3.79%) Informatica
8 25 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.63%) Citrix
10 9 (1.22%) F5
10 9 (1.22%) Siebel
11 8 (1.08%) Veritas
12 7 (0.95%) EMC
12 7 (0.95%) ProCurve
12 7 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.81%) 3PAR
13 6 (0.81%) Cognos
13 6 (0.81%) Juniper
13 6 (0.81%) Sun
North West
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
QA Limited
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago