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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 14 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 310 240 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.34% 7.81% 6.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.47% 43.72% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 103 56
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£398 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £140 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 17
Average hourly rate £30.96 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £16.50 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +14.94%
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
766 549 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.61% 17.87% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 268 209
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 49 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.63 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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
Cumbria +1 90 £378 -5.62% 23
Lancashire -2 71 £375 +7.91% 5
Manchester -1 53 £391 +1.62% 9
Cheshire -22 48 £400 +37.93% 5
Merseyside -2 25 £504 +11.94% 2
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 430 (70.72%) SC Cleared
2 148 (24.34%) Windows
3 140 (23.03%) Oracle
4 110 (18.09%) Microsoft
5 94 (15.46%) SQL
6 83 (13.65%) Finance
7 71 (11.68%) Migration
8 68 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (10.53%) Java
10 59 (9.70%) MS Excel
10 59 (9.70%) DV Cleared
11 56 (9.21%) Linux
12 54 (8.88%) ITIL
12 54 (8.88%) SAP
13 50 (8.22%) VMware
14 48 (7.89%) UNIX
14 48 (7.89%) Project Management
15 47 (7.73%) Oracle EBS R12
15 47 (7.73%) Test Scripting
16 45 (7.40%) Windows 7
17 44 (7.24%) Oracle EBS
18 43 (7.07%) SQL Server
19 42 (6.91%) MS Office
19 42 (6.91%) SharePoint
20 41 (6.74%) CRM
20 41 (6.74%) HTML
20 41 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (6.25%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 42 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.80%) NetWeaver
3 13 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.32%) JBoss
6 8 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.99%) Confluence
7 6 (0.99%) IIS
8 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (0.66%) Tuxedo
9 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.66%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 59 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.91%) MS Office
3 23 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.48%) MS Project
6 7 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.33%) Windchill
8 1 (0.16%) Mingle
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 47 (7.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (7.24%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (2.96%) Primavera
4 15 (2.47%) Teamcenter
5 12 (1.97%) SAP PP
6 11 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.15%) SAP PM
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.82%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.66%) SAP PLM
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.99%) OpenShift
3 5 (0.82%) PaaS
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.16%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Boomi
6 1 (0.16%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.28%) Internet
2 20 (3.29%) DNS
3 19 (3.13%) DHCP
4 16 (2.63%) WAN
5 12 (1.97%) LAN
5 12 (1.97%) SSL
6 11 (1.81%) Firewall
7 10 (1.64%) MPLS
7 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.48%) HTTP
9 8 (1.32%) SAN
10 7 (1.15%) OSPF
11 6 (0.99%) BGP
11 6 (0.99%) IPsec
11 6 (0.99%) Intranet
11 6 (0.99%) AMQP
12 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.66%) VPN
13 3 (0.49%) SNMP
13 3 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.30%) SAP HANA
7 12 (1.97%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.32%) Big Data
10 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (3.13%) Ant
2 18 (2.96%) JUnit
2 18 (2.96%) JIRA
3 10 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.32%) Subversion
5 8 (1.32%) Maven
5 8 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.99%) Mercurial
7 6 (0.99%) Gradle
7 6 (0.99%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.82%) ProC
8 5 (0.82%) MSI
8 5 (0.82%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (13.65%) Finance
2 32 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 19 (3.13%) Local Government
4 13 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.64%) Law
5 10 (1.64%) Military
6 8 (1.32%) Legal
7 5 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.49%) Marketing
8 3 (0.49%) Avionics
8 3 (0.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Automotive
9 2 (0.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 86 (14.14%) Analyst
2 85 (13.98%) Developer
3 84 (13.82%) Consultant
4 83 (13.65%) Architect
5 45 (7.40%) Project Manager
6 32 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 30 (4.93%) Oracle Consultant
8 29 (4.77%) Technical Architect
9 28 (4.61%) Java Developer
10 20 (3.29%) Test Manager
11 19 (3.13%) Test Analyst
11 19 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
11 19 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
12 16 (2.63%) Support Engineer
12 16 (2.63%) Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.30%) Technical Consultant
15 13 (2.14%) SAP Architect
16 12 (1.97%) Desktop Support
17 11 (1.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.74%) HTML
2 27 (4.44%) XML
3 23 (3.78%) .NET
4 22 (3.62%) Web Services
5 17 (2.80%) jQuery
6 16 (2.63%) J2EE
6 16 (2.63%) CSS
7 11 (1.81%) Middleware
8 9 (1.48%) JSON
9 7 (1.15%) SAP Basis
9 7 (1.15%) Java EE
9 7 (1.15%) SOAP
10 6 (0.99%) EJB
10 6 (0.99%) JMS
10 6 (0.99%) Spring
11 5 (0.82%) JSP
11 5 (0.82%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.82%) WebCenter
12 4 (0.66%) REST
12 4 (0.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.32%) GIS
7 7 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.15%) User Experience
8 6 (0.99%) Device Driver
9 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.82%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.66%) DataPower
10 4 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.66%) CESG
10 4 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.49%) Economics
11 3 (0.49%) NHS
11 3 (0.49%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.49%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 148 (24.34%) Windows
2 56 (9.21%) Linux
3 48 (7.89%) UNIX
4 45 (7.40%) Windows 7
5 27 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.14%) Solaris
9 13 (2.14%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.64%) AIX
11 8 (1.32%) VMS
12 4 (0.66%) HPUX
12 4 (0.66%) VME
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.16%) Android
14 1 (0.16%) SUSE
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (11.68%) Migration
2 68 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (8.88%) ITIL
4 48 (7.89%) Project Management
5 47 (7.73%) Test Scripting
6 41 (6.74%) CRM
6 41 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (6.25%) SDLC
8 35 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (5.59%) Scrum
10 33 (5.43%) Incident Management
11 30 (4.93%) PRINCE2
12 28 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (3.95%) OO
14 24 (3.95%) ERP
15 23 (3.78%) Test Strategy
16 22 (3.62%) Waterfall
16 22 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
16 22 (3.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 94 (15.46%) SQL
2 64 (10.53%) Java
3 29 (4.77%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.47%) C#
6 12 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.81%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.81%) VBA
8 10 (1.64%) VBScript
8 10 (1.64%) C
8 10 (1.64%) Perl
9 7 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.15%) Python
10 5 (0.82%) VB
10 5 (0.82%) COBOL
10 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.82%) XQuery
11 4 (0.66%) Ruby
12 2 (0.33%) PHP
12 2 (0.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 430 (70.72%) SC Cleared
2 59 (9.70%) DV Cleared
3 36 (5.92%) Degree
3 36 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.95%) ISEB
5 16 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.14%) MCITP
6 13 (2.14%) BC Cleared
6 13 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.81%) CCNA
8 10 (1.64%) MCSA
9 9 (1.48%) MCSE
9 9 (1.48%) CISM
10 8 (1.32%) MOS
10 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.32%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.32%) MCDST
10 8 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.32%) CCNP
11 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.95%) QA
2 14 (2.30%) SLA
3 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) P3O
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.80%) vSphere
4 11 (1.81%) XenApp
5 10 (1.64%) XenServer
6 9 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.96%) Puppet
3 8 (1.32%) SCCM
4 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.66%) Ansible
5 4 (0.66%) Salt
6 3 (0.49%) OpenView
6 3 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.33%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) StatsD
8 1 (0.16%) OVSD
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 140 (23.03%) Oracle
2 110 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 54 (8.88%) SAP
4 50 (8.22%) VMware
5 37 (6.09%) HP
6 35 (5.76%) Cisco
7 34 (5.59%) Citrix
8 16 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 15 (2.47%) IBM
9 15 (2.47%) Juniper
10 12 (1.97%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.81%) Cognos
12 9 (1.48%) Informatica
12 9 (1.48%) EMC
13 8 (1.32%) Lotus
13 8 (1.32%) McAfee
14 6 (0.99%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.99%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.82%) AppSense
15 5 (0.82%) NetApp
Cumbria
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
LA International
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 25 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago