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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 17 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 244 208 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.91% 7.71% 7.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.51% 38.38% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 87 102
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £650 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -24.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £14.30 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.60 £27.55 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -39.49%
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
574 542 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.62% 20.10% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 240 228
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £576 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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
Lancashire -2 73 £413 +4.43% 4
Cheshire +3 72 £300 -40.00% 4
Manchester +3 43 £450 +69.81% 12
Merseyside 0 29 £475 +15.15% 1
Cumbria 0 13 £495 +18.56% 8
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 377 (71.00%) SC Cleared
2 151 (28.44%) Oracle
3 116 (21.85%) Finance
4 103 (19.40%) SQL
5 84 (15.82%) Windows
6 70 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
7 69 (12.99%) Microsoft
7 69 (12.99%) ITIL
8 63 (11.86%) Oracle EBS
9 59 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 52 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (9.23%) MS Excel
12 48 (9.04%) CRM
13 41 (7.72%) Java
14 40 (7.53%) Service Management
15 39 (7.34%) PL/SQL
15 39 (7.34%) Linux
16 38 (7.16%) SQL Server
16 38 (7.16%) VMware
17 36 (6.78%) Telecoms
17 36 (6.78%) Workflow
17 36 (6.78%) Migration
17 36 (6.78%) SLA
17 36 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (6.40%) Project Management
19 33 (6.21%) Service Delivery
20 30 (5.65%) MS Office
21 29 (5.46%) XML
22 27 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
22 27 (5.08%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 15 (2.82%) IBM Notes
3 10 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.32%) Confluence
5 7 (1.32%) IIS
6 6 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.56%) SAS
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.38%) CICS
9 2 (0.38%) Documentum
9 2 (0.38%) Apache
9 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.65%) MS Office
3 12 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.88%) MS Project
5 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.56%) Mingle
6 3 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.38%) Windchill
8 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 63 (11.86%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (3.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 19 (3.58%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (3.01%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (2.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 12 (2.26%) Oracle iProcurement
8 11 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (1.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 9 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 6 (1.13%) Oracle Payroll
12 6 (1.13%) Oracle CRM
13 5 (0.94%) ResourceLink
14 4 (0.75%) TRIRIGA
15 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
15 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
15 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.94%) SaaS
1 5 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.82%) DNS
2 13 (2.45%) DHCP
3 12 (2.26%) Firewall
3 12 (2.26%) Internet
4 11 (2.07%) HTTP
5 8 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.32%) AMQP
7 6 (1.13%) LAN
7 6 (1.13%) WAN
8 5 (0.94%) SAN
8 5 (0.94%) SSL
9 4 (0.75%) SMS
9 4 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.56%) Intranet
10 3 (0.56%) FTP
11 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.38%) SMTP
11 2 (0.38%) VPN
11 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (4.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 21 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.07%) MS Access
7 9 (1.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 9 (1.69%) Big Data
7 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.51%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.13%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.13%) Cognos Report Studio
11 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 20 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (2.07%) JIRA
3 8 (1.51%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.32%) Gradle
4 7 (1.32%) Mercurial
4 7 (1.32%) JUnit
4 7 (1.32%) Subversion
5 6 (1.13%) ERwin
5 6 (1.13%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.75%) Ant
7 3 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.38%) LSMW
8 2 (0.38%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.38%) Toad
8 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 116 (21.85%) Finance
2 36 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.64%) Local Government
4 11 (2.07%) General Ledger
5 9 (1.69%) Banking
6 8 (1.51%) Marketing
7 7 (1.32%) Billing
7 7 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.13%) Retail
9 3 (0.56%) Back Office
9 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 118 (22.22%) Developer
2 71 (13.37%) Consultant
3 63 (11.86%) Analyst
4 52 (9.79%) Architect
5 45 (8.47%) Oracle Consultant
6 30 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 30 (5.65%) Oracle Developer
7 22 (4.14%) Cognos Developer
8 21 (3.95%) Functional Consultant
9 19 (3.58%) Service Analyst
9 19 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.39%) Service Manager
11 17 (3.20%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.01%) Cognos BI Developer
12 16 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
13 15 (2.82%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.64%) Services Delivery Manager
14 14 (2.64%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.45%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.46%) XML
2 26 (4.90%) .NET
3 22 (4.14%) Web Services
4 12 (2.26%) HTML
5 9 (1.69%) Middleware
5 9 (1.69%) JMS
6 8 (1.51%) EJB
7 7 (1.32%) J2EE
7 7 (1.32%) Java EE
8 6 (1.13%) XML Messaging
8 6 (1.13%) JSON
9 5 (0.94%) jQuery
9 5 (0.94%) REST
9 5 (0.94%) CSS
9 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.75%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.75%) SOAP
10 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.56%) Servlets
11 3 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.45%) Open Source
4 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.88%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.69%) CESG
7 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.32%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.13%) GIS
9 6 (1.13%) NHS
9 6 (1.13%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (0.75%) Replication
12 3 (0.56%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.56%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.56%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.56%) SCADA
12 3 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.82%) Windows
2 39 (7.34%) Linux
3 25 (4.71%) UNIX
4 22 (4.14%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.20%) Windows XP
5 17 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.69%) VMS
9 8 (1.51%) Solaris
10 7 (1.32%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.56%) CentOS
12 2 (0.38%) AIX
12 2 (0.38%) HPUX
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.38%) VME
13 1 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
2 69 (12.99%) ITIL
3 52 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (9.04%) CRM
5 40 (7.53%) Service Management
6 36 (6.78%) Workflow
6 36 (6.78%) Migration
7 34 (6.40%) Project Management
8 33 (6.21%) Service Delivery
9 25 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (4.52%) Data Modelling
11 22 (4.14%) Risk Management
12 19 (3.58%) ETL
13 18 (3.39%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.20%) E-business
14 17 (3.20%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (3.01%) TOGAF
16 15 (2.82%) Information Security
17 14 (2.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 103 (19.40%) SQL
2 41 (7.72%) Java
3 39 (7.34%) PL/SQL
4 25 (4.71%) C#
5 14 (2.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.26%) VBA
7 11 (2.07%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.88%) Python
8 10 (1.88%) C
9 6 (1.13%) VB
9 6 (1.13%) Perl
10 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.75%) COBOL
12 3 (0.56%) C++
12 3 (0.56%) XPath
12 3 (0.56%) Ruby
13 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.38%) ABAP
13 2 (0.38%) JCL
13 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 377 (71.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (3.95%) DV Cleared
3 19 (3.58%) Degree
4 14 (2.64%) MCP
5 13 (2.45%) CISSP
6 9 (1.69%) BC Cleared
6 9 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (1.32%) ISEB
8 7 (1.32%) CCNP
9 5 (0.94%) CISA
10 4 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.56%) PMP
11 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.38%) CISM
13 1 (0.19%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.78%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (0.94%) BS7799
4 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) P3O
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
6 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.07%) vSphere
4 6 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.13%) XenApp
5 4 (0.75%) XenServer
6 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.38%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) SRDF
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (2.82%) OpenView
2 14 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.07%) SCCM
4 7 (1.32%) Puppet
5 5 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.75%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.38%) WSUS
9 1 (0.19%) SCOM
9 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 151 (28.44%) Oracle
2 69 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.16%) VMware
4 27 (5.08%) Cisco
5 26 (4.90%) HP
6 25 (4.71%) Cognos
7 23 (4.33%) Citrix
8 20 (3.77%) SAP
9 17 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.82%) Lotus
11 12 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.88%) IBM
12 10 (1.88%) Informatica
13 9 (1.69%) Siebel
14 8 (1.51%) CA
14 8 (1.51%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.13%) AppSense
15 6 (1.13%) Fujitsu
15 6 (1.13%) Juniper
16 5 (0.94%) Lumension
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