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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 10 15 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 417 251 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 8.09% 4.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.32% 42.33% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 124 67
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £180 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 15
Average hourly rate £30.52 £21.73 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.45% -33.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.08 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £63.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +25.00%
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
863 593 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.83% 19.12% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 318 238
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Average hourly rate £30.52 £23.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 110 £350 -26.31% 13
Lancashire 0 106 £440 +25.57% 3
Manchester +19 95 £430 +22.85% 21
Cheshire -16 53 £450 +4.65% 2
Merseyside -5 31 £406 -9.21% 2
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 467 (66.24%) SC Cleared
2 123 (17.45%) Oracle
3 119 (16.88%) Windows
4 111 (15.74%) Microsoft
5 104 (14.75%) SQL
6 91 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (11.63%) Finance
8 77 (10.92%) Java
9 72 (10.21%) Migration
10 71 (10.07%) DV Cleared
11 70 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (9.79%) SAP
13 68 (9.65%) ITIL
14 61 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (8.51%) HTML
16 59 (8.37%) MS Excel
17 57 (8.09%) Project Management
18 47 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
18 47 (6.67%) Degree
19 46 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
20 45 (6.38%) MS Office
21 42 (5.96%) PRINCE2
21 42 (5.96%) HP
21 42 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
21 42 (5.96%) Test Scripting
21 42 (5.96%) Oracle Database
22 41 (5.82%) Windows 7
23 40 (5.67%) CRM
23 40 (5.67%) Data Modelling
24 39 (5.53%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 36 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.13%) JBoss
4 14 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
5 13 (1.84%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.28%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.13%) IIS
10 6 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.85%) Apache
10 6 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.85%) Lync
11 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.43%) Tuxedo
12 3 (0.43%) SAS
12 3 (0.43%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 59 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.38%) MS Office
3 26 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.13%) MS Project
5 6 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (5.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 37 (5.25%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (2.27%) Primavera
4 14 (1.99%) SAP PP
5 10 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (1.42%) Teamcenter
6 9 (1.28%) SAP PLM
6 9 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (1.13%) SAP HCM
8 7 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.85%) SAP PM
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.57%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 4 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 4 (0.57%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) SaaS
4 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.14%) Boomi
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.40%) Internet
2 21 (2.98%) DNS
3 20 (2.84%) DHCP
4 18 (2.55%) HTTP
4 18 (2.55%) WAN
5 17 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.99%) SSL
7 13 (1.84%) MPLS
8 12 (1.70%) Firewall
8 12 (1.70%) LAN
9 10 (1.42%) OSPF
10 8 (1.13%) BGP
11 6 (0.85%) IPsec
11 6 (0.85%) Intranet
11 6 (0.85%) Network Security
11 6 (0.85%) LDAP
11 6 (0.85%) VPN
12 4 (0.57%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.57%) SAN
12 4 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (5.96%) Oracle Database
3 39 (5.53%) SQL Server
4 31 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 17 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.99%) OLAP
8 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.84%) OLAP Cube
9 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.13%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.13%) OLTP
14 5 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (3.26%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.27%) Ant
2 16 (2.27%) JUnit
3 14 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.28%) LoadRunner
6 9 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.13%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.13%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.13%) JIRA
8 7 (0.99%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.99%) Subversion
8 7 (0.99%) Maven
9 6 (0.85%) MSI
9 6 (0.85%) Facilita Forecast
10 5 (0.71%) ProC
11 4 (0.57%) InstallShield
General
1 82 (11.63%) Finance
2 36 (5.11%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.56%) Local Government
4 10 (1.42%) Military
4 10 (1.42%) Law
4 10 (1.42%) Legal
5 9 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.71%) General Ledger
7 5 (0.71%) Avionics
7 5 (0.71%) Marketing
8 3 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 103 (14.61%) Analyst
2 101 (14.33%) Developer
3 94 (13.33%) Consultant
4 72 (10.21%) Architect
5 47 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 46 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 29 (4.11%) Technical Architect
8 28 (3.97%) Test Manager
8 28 (3.97%) Java Developer
9 26 (3.69%) Oracle Consultant
9 26 (3.69%) Technical Consultant
10 24 (3.40%) Test Analyst
11 23 (3.26%) SAP Consultant
12 21 (2.98%) Oracle Developer
13 19 (2.70%) Desktop Support
14 15 (2.13%) Functional Consultant
15 14 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (1.99%) Process Engineer
15 14 (1.99%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.51%) HTML
2 32 (4.54%) XML
3 24 (3.40%) .NET
4 22 (3.12%) CSS
5 19 (2.70%) J2EE
5 19 (2.70%) Web Services
6 18 (2.55%) Middleware
6 18 (2.55%) jQuery
7 17 (2.41%) SOAP
8 15 (2.13%) JSON
9 14 (1.99%) REST
10 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.99%) WebCenter
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.85%) JSP
13 5 (0.71%) EJB
14 4 (0.57%) WSDL
14 4 (0.57%) XSD
14 4 (0.57%) XSLT
14 4 (0.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.13%) User Experience
4 14 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.42%) CESG
8 9 (1.28%) Device Driver
9 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.85%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.57%) Statistics
11 4 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.57%) Human Factors
11 4 (0.57%) DataPower
11 4 (0.57%) PMI
11 4 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.57%) RMADS
12 3 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.88%) Windows
2 41 (5.82%) Windows 7
3 31 (4.40%) UNIX
4 29 (4.11%) Linux
5 19 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.42%) Solaris
8 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.85%) AIX
10 5 (0.71%) HPUX
10 5 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.43%) MVS
11 3 (0.43%) VME
11 3 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (10.21%) Migration
3 70 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (9.65%) ITIL
5 57 (8.09%) Project Management
6 47 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (5.96%) PRINCE2
7 42 (5.96%) Test Scripting
8 40 (5.67%) CRM
8 40 (5.67%) Data Modelling
9 37 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (4.96%) Scrum
11 34 (4.82%) Incident Management
12 32 (4.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (4.26%) SDLC
14 28 (3.97%) Data Migration
15 27 (3.83%) ERP
16 25 (3.55%) Waterfall
17 24 (3.40%) Quality Management
18 22 (3.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.75%) SQL
2 77 (10.92%) Java
3 23 (3.26%) JavaScript
3 23 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 20 (2.84%) PL/SQL
5 16 (2.27%) C
5 16 (2.27%) C#
6 15 (2.13%) VBScript
7 14 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.70%) XQuery
8 12 (1.70%) C++
9 11 (1.56%) Ruby
10 10 (1.42%) VBA
10 10 (1.42%) Python
11 8 (1.13%) VB
11 8 (1.13%) Perl
12 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.71%) PHP
15 4 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 467 (66.24%) SC Cleared
2 71 (10.07%) DV Cleared
3 47 (6.67%) Degree
4 42 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (3.83%) ISEB
6 22 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.98%) ISTQB
8 18 (2.55%) BC Cleared
9 16 (2.27%) MCITP
10 15 (2.13%) CCNP
11 14 (1.99%) MCTS
12 13 (1.84%) MCSA
13 12 (1.70%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (1.56%) CCNA
15 8 (1.13%) CISSP
15 8 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.13%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.13%) MCDST
15 8 (1.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.11%) QA
2 15 (2.13%) SLA
3 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.43%) P3O
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.28%) XenServer
5 8 (1.13%) XenApp
6 6 (0.85%) vSphere
7 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.28%) vCloud
9 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.14%) SRDF
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (2.27%) Puppet
3 10 (1.42%) SCCM
4 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.43%) OpenView
6 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.28%) Nagios
6 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.28%) logstash
6 2 (0.28%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.14%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) StatsD
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (17.45%) Oracle
2 111 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.79%) SAP
4 42 (5.96%) HP
5 28 (3.97%) IBM
6 27 (3.83%) Cisco
7 24 (3.40%) VMware
8 19 (2.70%) Informatica
9 18 (2.55%) Citrix
10 17 (2.41%) Juniper
11 10 (1.42%) AppSense
12 9 (1.28%) Lotus
13 8 (1.13%) Sun
13 8 (1.13%) Cognos
14 7 (0.99%) EMC
14 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.99%) NetApp
14 7 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.71%) Symantec
15 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dome Recruitment
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Good/negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago