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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 11 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 296 153 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.12% 5.44% 7.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.69% 34.30% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 60 135
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £212 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 10
Average hourly rate £21.87 £20.00 £23.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -15.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £14.20 £8.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £49.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -39.65%
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
634 446 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.54% 15.85% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 185 303
Average daily rate £400 £305 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 27
Average hourly rate £21.73 £26.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +82.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.51 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Cheshire +30 109 £438 +4.16% 9
Lancashire +2 78 £350 +6.06% 2
Merseyside 0 49 £438 +12.90% 4
Manchester +18 33 £320 +2.40% 5
Cumbria -3 16 £425 +21.42% 3
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 382 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 117 (22.63%) Oracle
3 107 (20.70%) Windows
4 99 (19.15%) Finance
5 90 (17.41%) Microsoft
6 85 (16.44%) SQL
7 76 (14.70%) ITIL
8 57 (11.03%) Windows 7
9 56 (10.83%) Citrix
10 53 (10.25%) SLA
10 53 (10.25%) MS Office
11 50 (9.67%) Oracle EBS
12 49 (9.48%) Java
13 47 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 47 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (8.51%) Service Management
15 43 (8.32%) Telecoms
15 43 (8.32%) HP
15 43 (8.32%) Oracle EBS R12
16 41 (7.93%) CRM
16 41 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (7.74%) Active Directory
18 38 (7.35%) Windows XP
19 37 (7.16%) SCCM
20 35 (6.77%) PL/SQL
21 34 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (6.38%) Project Management
22 33 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
23 31 (6.00%) Web Services
23 31 (6.00%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (3.48%) IBM Notes
2 15 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 11 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.55%) Confluence
6 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.35%) IIS
7 6 (1.16%) CICS
8 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.58%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) Apache
11 2 (0.39%) Documentum
11 2 (0.39%) SAS
11 2 (0.39%) Jetty
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
11 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (10.25%) MS Office
2 47 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.13%) MS Project
4 8 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (9.67%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (8.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (2.90%) ResourceLink
3 15 (2.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 12 (2.32%) Oracle Payroll
5 11 (2.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 10 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.09%) SaaS
2 15 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.87%) DNS
2 19 (3.68%) DHCP
3 10 (1.93%) Firewall
4 7 (1.35%) HTTP
5 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.97%) SMS
5 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.97%) 3G
6 4 (0.77%) AMQP
6 4 (0.77%) FTP
6 4 (0.77%) SSL
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
7 3 (0.58%) Intranet
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.39%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.39%) Internet
8 2 (0.39%) DMZ
8 2 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.80%) Oracle BI EE
2 18 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.74%) PowerCenter
6 7 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.97%) MS Access
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.97%) Big Data
9 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.58%) DB2
10 3 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (2.51%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (1.93%) ERwin
3 9 (1.74%) JIRA
4 7 (1.35%) JUnit
5 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.16%) Gradle
6 4 (0.77%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.58%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.39%) CaliberRM
8 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.19%) Selenium
9 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.19%) Toad
9 1 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 99 (19.15%) Finance
2 43 (8.32%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.09%) Local Government
4 10 (1.93%) Banking
5 7 (1.35%) Billing
6 6 (1.16%) Retail
7 4 (0.77%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 71 (13.73%) Analyst
2 70 (13.54%) Developer
3 62 (11.99%) Architect
4 49 (9.48%) Consultant
5 43 (8.32%) Desktop Support
6 34 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.61%) Project Manager
8 28 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (5.42%) Oracle Consultant
9 27 (5.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 20 (3.87%) Service Manager
11 19 (3.68%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
11 19 (3.68%) Payroll Consultant
12 18 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (3.48%) Service Analyst
13 17 (3.29%) Oracle Developer
13 17 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (2.90%) Services Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.51%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.00%) Web Services
2 14 (2.71%) Middleware
3 12 (2.32%) XML
4 10 (1.93%) JMS
4 10 (1.93%) EJB
5 8 (1.55%) .NET
5 8 (1.55%) Java EE
6 7 (1.35%) J2EE
7 5 (0.97%) JSON
8 4 (0.77%) jQuery
8 4 (0.77%) HTML
9 3 (0.58%) CSS
9 3 (0.58%) Servlets
9 3 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (0.58%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.39%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.39%) RESTful
10 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.39%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 20 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.90%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.93%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.93%) Data Integration
6 8 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.55%) CESG
7 6 (1.16%) NHS
7 6 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (1.16%) Open Source
7 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (0.77%) RMADS
9 4 (0.77%) CMDB
9 4 (0.77%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.77%) Clustering
10 3 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 107 (20.70%) Windows
2 57 (11.03%) Windows 7
3 38 (7.35%) Windows XP
4 34 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (5.22%) Windows Vista
7 26 (5.03%) Linux
8 22 (4.26%) UNIX
9 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.35%) Solaris
11 5 (0.97%) AIX
11 5 (0.97%) MVS
12 2 (0.39%) HPUX
12 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.19%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.70%) ITIL
2 44 (8.51%) Service Management
3 41 (7.93%) CRM
3 41 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (6.38%) Project Management
5 30 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 30 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (5.03%) ETL
8 25 (4.84%) Migration
9 24 (4.64%) Workflow
9 24 (4.64%) Data Modelling
10 23 (4.45%) Software Deployment
11 21 (4.06%) Risk Management
12 20 (3.87%) Supplier Management
13 15 (2.90%) Problem Management
14 14 (2.71%) Performance Management
14 14 (2.71%) Data Migration
14 14 (2.71%) TOGAF
14 14 (2.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (16.44%) SQL
2 49 (9.48%) Java
3 35 (6.77%) PL/SQL
4 18 (3.48%) Shell Script
4 18 (3.48%) VBA
5 17 (3.29%) Python
6 14 (2.71%) Perl
6 14 (2.71%) C
7 8 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.35%) C#
9 5 (0.97%) C++
10 4 (0.77%) VB
11 3 (0.58%) COBOL
12 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.39%) VC++
12 2 (0.39%) JCL
12 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.39%) R
13 1 (0.19%) sed
13 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 382 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 26 (5.03%) Degree
3 18 (3.48%) MCP
4 14 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.51%) BC Cleared
6 10 (1.93%) ISEB
6 10 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.74%) PMP
7 9 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.16%) CISA
8 6 (1.16%) CISSP
9 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) MCSE
10 4 (0.77%) CCNP
11 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.39%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.25%) SLA
2 6 (1.16%) BS7799
2 6 (1.16%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (2.71%) XenApp
4 12 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.35%) XenServer
6 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.58%) vSphere
7 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.19%) SRDF
9 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 37 (7.16%) SCCM
2 19 (3.68%) OpenView
2 19 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.97%) SCOM
5 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (22.63%) Oracle
2 90 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 56 (10.83%) Citrix
4 43 (8.32%) HP
5 31 (6.00%) VMware
6 28 (5.42%) SAP
7 26 (5.03%) CA
8 22 (4.26%) AppSense
9 20 (3.87%) IBM
10 19 (3.68%) Lumension
11 18 (3.48%) Dell
11 18 (3.48%) Lotus
12 14 (2.71%) webMethods
13 13 (2.51%) Informatica
13 13 (2.51%) Software AG
14 12 (2.32%) Siebel
15 10 (1.93%) Cisco
15 10 (1.93%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.55%) Cognos
16 8 (1.55%) Business Objects
Leyland, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day SC Clearance required
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Engage PSG
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
DP Connect
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Modis International - London
Rate: £474 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago