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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 14 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 256 149 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.02% 5.12% 8.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.04% 29.50% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 69 157
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £235 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 11
Average hourly rate £19.75 £32.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.23% +101.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £17.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.25 £44.60 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
609 505 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.07% 17.35% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 235 319
Average daily rate £340 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Lancashire +8 86 £328 +19.09% 7
Cheshire +19 68 £400 +11.11% 10
Manchester +28 44 £350 +2.18% 10
Merseyside -4 34 £449 -0.27% 5
Cumbria +1 12 £475 +90.00% 4
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 413 (76.48%) SC Cleared
2 150 (27.78%) Windows
3 103 (19.07%) Microsoft
4 96 (17.78%) Finance
5 91 (16.85%) Oracle
6 86 (15.93%) ITIL
6 86 (15.93%) Citrix
7 76 (14.07%) Windows 7
8 68 (12.59%) Active Directory
8 68 (12.59%) SQL
9 59 (10.93%) MS Office
10 58 (10.74%) SCCM
11 54 (10.00%) Windows XP
11 54 (10.00%) SLA
12 51 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (8.15%) HP
13 44 (8.15%) MS Excel
14 42 (7.78%) Windows Vista
15 41 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
15 41 (7.59%) Service Management
15 41 (7.59%) Blackberry
16 40 (7.41%) VMware
16 40 (7.41%) Telecoms
17 39 (7.22%) Project Management
18 38 (7.04%) AppSense
19 37 (6.85%) Java
20 36 (6.67%) CA
20 36 (6.67%) Oracle EBS

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 8 (1.48%) Confluence
5 7 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.93%) CICS
7 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.56%) Lync
8 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 59 (10.93%) MS Office
2 44 (8.15%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.96%) MS Project
4 7 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (6.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 16 (2.96%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 13 (2.41%) ResourceLink
6 11 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.11%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.93%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.41%) SaaS
1 13 (2.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.93%) DNS
1 32 (5.93%) DHCP
2 9 (1.67%) SMS
2 9 (1.67%) 3G
3 8 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.30%) Firewall
5 4 (0.74%) Intranet
5 4 (0.74%) Wireless
5 4 (0.74%) VPN
5 4 (0.74%) SAN
5 4 (0.74%) AMQP
6 3 (0.56%) VoIP
6 3 (0.56%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) DMZ
7 2 (0.37%) HTTP
7 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.37%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 16 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.30%) PowerCenter
7 6 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (0.74%) Big Data
10 3 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.56%) DB2
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.67%) JIRA
1 9 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.48%) ERwin
3 7 (1.30%) JUnit
4 6 (1.11%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.11%) Gradle
5 4 (0.74%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.56%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.56%) MSI
7 2 (0.37%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.37%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.37%) CaliberRM
8 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 96 (17.78%) Finance
2 40 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.04%) Local Government
4 7 (1.30%) Banking
5 3 (0.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.37%) Front Office
6 2 (0.37%) Military
6 2 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.19%) Billing
7 1 (0.19%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 61 (11.30%) Analyst
2 59 (10.93%) Architect
3 57 (10.56%) Desktop Support
4 54 (10.00%) Developer
5 48 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 40 (7.41%) Consultant
6 40 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 35 (6.48%) Project Manager
7 35 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (3.70%) Payroll Consultant
8 20 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
8 20 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 16 (2.96%) Business Analyst
10 14 (2.59%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (2.41%) Server Engineer
12 12 (2.22%) Service Manager
13 11 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
14 10 (1.85%) Operations Manager
14 10 (1.85%) Service Analyst
14 10 (1.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.19%) Web Services
2 11 (2.04%) Middleware
3 10 (1.85%) JMS
3 10 (1.85%) EJB
4 9 (1.67%) .NET
5 8 (1.48%) Java EE
6 6 (1.11%) XML
7 5 (0.93%) JSON
7 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.74%) CSS
8 4 (0.74%) J2EE
8 4 (0.74%) HTML
8 4 (0.74%) HTML5
8 4 (0.74%) CSS3
9 3 (0.56%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.56%) WPF
9 3 (0.56%) jQuery
9 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.15%) Mainframe
3 16 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.22%) CESG
5 7 (1.30%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.30%) NHS
5 7 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (0.93%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.74%) CMDB
8 4 (0.74%) Open Source
8 4 (0.74%) RMADS
8 4 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.56%) Clustering
9 3 (0.56%) PMI
10 2 (0.37%) PDA
10 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 150 (27.78%) Windows
2 76 (14.07%) Windows 7
3 54 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 51 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (7.78%) Windows Vista
6 23 (4.26%) UNIX
7 21 (3.89%) Linux
8 8 (1.48%) Solaris
8 8 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.93%) AIX
9 5 (0.93%) MVS
10 2 (0.37%) CentOS
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.93%) ITIL
2 44 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (7.59%) Service Management
4 39 (7.22%) Project Management
5 31 (5.74%) Software Deployment
6 30 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 29 (5.37%) CRM
8 22 (4.07%) Supplier Management
9 21 (3.89%) ETL
10 19 (3.52%) TOGAF
10 19 (3.52%) Migration
11 17 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (3.15%) Data Modelling
11 17 (3.15%) Zachman Framework
12 15 (2.78%) PRINCE2
13 13 (2.41%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.41%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.22%) Risk Management
14 12 (2.22%) Scrum
14 12 (2.22%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 68 (12.59%) SQL
2 37 (6.85%) Java
3 26 (4.81%) PL/SQL
4 16 (2.96%) Shell Script
5 14 (2.59%) C
6 13 (2.41%) VBA
6 13 (2.41%) Python
7 12 (2.22%) Perl
8 10 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.48%) C#
9 8 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.11%) C++
11 3 (0.56%) VC++
12 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.37%) R
13 1 (0.19%) sed
13 1 (0.19%) Scala
13 1 (0.19%) AWK
13 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 413 (76.48%) SC Cleared
2 23 (4.26%) Degree
3 14 (2.59%) BC Cleared
4 13 (2.41%) MCP
4 13 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (2.22%) MCSE
6 10 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.67%) ISEB
8 8 (1.48%) CISSP
9 7 (1.30%) PMP
9 7 (1.30%) CISA
10 4 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.56%) IIBA
11 3 (0.56%) CBAP
11 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.00%) SLA
2 7 (1.30%) BS7799
3 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.93%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 68 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (5.19%) XenApp
4 18 (3.33%) XenServer
5 16 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (2.41%) vSphere
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 58 (10.74%) SCCM
2 13 (2.41%) OpenView
2 13 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.48%) SCOM
5 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
8 1 (0.19%) Legato
Vendors
1 103 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 91 (16.85%) Oracle
3 86 (15.93%) Citrix
4 44 (8.15%) HP
5 40 (7.41%) VMware
6 38 (7.04%) AppSense
7 36 (6.67%) CA
8 29 (5.37%) Lumension
9 27 (5.00%) SAP
10 25 (4.63%) Dell
11 19 (3.52%) IBM
12 15 (2.78%) Cisco
13 13 (2.41%) Compaq
14 12 (2.22%) webMethods
15 11 (2.04%) Software AG
15 11 (2.04%) Informatica
15 11 (2.04%) Lotus
15 11 (2.04%) Symantec
16 10 (1.85%) Red Hat
17 9 (1.67%) F5
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