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 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / North West
Rank 14 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 208 347 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.12% 8.98% 8.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.64% 46.89% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 155 129
Median daily rate £470 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.24% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £544 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 22
Median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £28.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +38.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.58 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £53.25 £65.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £19.45
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +118.50%

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
466 740 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.20% 19.15% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 402 321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 51
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +79.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 70 £438 +1.44% 19
Lancashire +1 67 £500 +19.90% 3
Merseyside -4 32 £425 -5.55% 1
Cheshire -12 22 £470 +1.62% 2
Cumbria 0 9 £381 +7.18% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 365 (73.44%) SC Cleared
2 114 (22.94%) Oracle
3 84 (16.90%) Windows
4 79 (15.90%) Linux
4 79 (15.90%) Migration
5 78 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (11.67%) Microsoft
7 56 (11.27%) ITIL
8 46 (9.26%) Java
9 45 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
10 44 (8.85%) Data Centre
10 44 (8.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 42 (8.45%) Active Directory
12 39 (7.85%) Unix
12 39 (7.85%) Oracle EBS
13 38 (7.65%) Finance
14 37 (7.44%) CISSP
14 37 (7.44%) Oracle Database
15 36 (7.24%) DevOps
15 36 (7.24%) VMware
16 35 (7.04%) LAN
17 34 (6.84%) WAN
17 34 (6.84%) Change Management
17 34 (6.84%) Project Management
18 33 (6.64%) Firewall
18 33 (6.64%) SAP
18 33 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (6.64%) Security Operations
19 32 (6.44%) MS Excel
20 31 (6.24%) Open Source

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (2.62%) Oracle Application Server
3 11 (2.21%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.21%) Apache
6 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.80%) CMS
7 4 (0.80%) SAS
7 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.60%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.60%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.40%) IIS
9 2 (0.40%) Jetty
9 2 (0.40%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 32 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.62%) MS Office
2 18 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) MS Project
4 2 (0.40%) SPSS
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (7.85%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (6.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.01%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.01%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.80%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.80%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.80%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.60%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.42%) IaaS
3 14 (2.82%) SaaS
4 13 (2.62%) PaaS
5 9 (1.81%) Office 365
6 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.40%) G Suite
7 2 (0.40%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.04%) LAN
2 34 (6.84%) WAN
3 33 (6.64%) Firewall
4 20 (4.02%) DNS
5 19 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.82%) VoIP
6 17 (3.42%) VPN
7 12 (2.41%) LDAP
8 11 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.01%) Network Security
10 8 (1.61%) DHCP
11 7 (1.41%) SAN
12 6 (1.21%) FTP
12 6 (1.21%) SMTP
12 6 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (0.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.44%) Oracle Database
2 21 (4.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 17 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.01%) SAP HANA
7 9 (1.81%) SAP BW
8 8 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.80%) Big Data
12 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.80%) Redis
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.82%) JIRA
4 8 (1.61%) ClearCase
5 7 (1.41%) Selenium
6 6 (1.21%) Maven
6 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.01%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.01%) Rational Robot
8 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.60%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.60%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (0.60%) LSMW
9 3 (0.60%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.60%) VectorCAST
10 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 38 (7.65%) Finance
2 16 (3.22%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.62%) Aerospace
4 8 (1.61%) General Ledger
5 6 (1.21%) Electronics
5 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.01%) Marketing
7 4 (0.80%) Avionics
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 80 (16.10%) Architect
2 56 (11.27%) Analyst
3 49 (9.86%) Developer
4 48 (9.66%) Consultant
5 31 (6.24%) DBA
6 26 (5.23%) Project Manager
7 21 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
8 18 (3.62%) SAP Consultant
9 16 (3.22%) Migration Manager
9 16 (3.22%) Network Architect
10 14 (2.82%) Network Engineer
11 12 (2.41%) Administrator
11 12 (2.41%) Migration Project Manager
11 12 (2.41%) SC Cleared DBA
12 11 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (2.21%) Security Architect
12 11 (2.21%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.01%) Oracle Consultant
13 10 (2.01%) Security Specialist
13 10 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.03%) Web Services
2 23 (4.63%) Middleware
3 21 (4.23%) XML
4 14 (2.82%) .NET
5 13 (2.62%) J2EE
5 13 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (2.41%) AngularJS
6 12 (2.41%) ELK Stack
7 8 (1.61%) RESTful
7 8 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.41%) HTML
8 7 (1.41%) SOAP
9 6 (1.21%) Node.js
10 5 (1.01%) CSS
10 5 (1.01%) EDIFACT
10 5 (1.01%) MCollective
11 4 (0.80%) Servlets
11 4 (0.80%) Spring
11 4 (0.80%) Velocity
12 3 (0.60%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 15 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.41%) PKI
7 9 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
9 7 (1.41%) CESG
9 7 (1.41%) Replication
9 7 (1.41%) Statistics
10 6 (1.21%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.21%) RIA
11 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.01%) Ergonomics
11 5 (1.01%) User Experience
11 5 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.01%) Web 2.0
12 4 (0.80%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 84 (16.90%) Windows
2 79 (15.90%) Linux
3 39 (7.85%) Unix
4 25 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.42%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.62%) AIX
7 11 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.01%) HPUX
8 10 (2.01%) Solaris
9 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.81%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.41%) CentOS
11 6 (1.21%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.01%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.80%) VME
14 3 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.90%) Migration
2 78 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (11.27%) ITIL
4 45 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (7.24%) DevOps
6 34 (6.84%) Change Management
6 34 (6.84%) Project Management
7 33 (6.64%) Security Operations
8 31 (6.24%) Open Source
9 29 (5.84%) Service Management
10 26 (5.23%) SOA
11 25 (5.03%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.83%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.63%) Scrum
14 22 (4.43%) Data Management
14 22 (4.43%) Data Migration
14 22 (4.43%) Information Security
15 21 (4.23%) Risk Management
15 21 (4.23%) SDLC
15 21 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.26%) Java
2 30 (6.04%) SQL
3 27 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.62%) C#
5 12 (2.41%) C
5 12 (2.41%) Perl
6 11 (2.21%) Ruby
7 10 (2.01%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.81%) Python
9 6 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.80%) Ada
10 4 (0.80%) C++
10 4 (0.80%) COBOL
10 4 (0.80%) VB
11 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.60%) Korn
11 3 (0.60%) VB6
11 3 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 365 (73.44%) SC Cleared
2 44 (8.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 37 (7.44%) CISSP
4 29 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 23 (4.63%) Degree
6 14 (2.82%) ISEB
6 14 (2.82%) SSCP
7 13 (2.62%) SANS
8 10 (2.01%) BC Cleared
9 9 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.61%) CCNA
11 6 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (1.21%) CISM
11 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.01%) CITP
12 5 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.01%) IISP
12 5 (1.01%) MBCS
13 3 (0.60%) CISA
13 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (3.42%) QA
3 16 (3.22%) SLA
4 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.01%) XenApp
4 8 (1.61%) vSphere
5 6 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.60%) Docker
7 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.40%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) NDS
9 1 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.20%) Snort
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (3.62%) Puppet
2 11 (2.21%) QRadar
3 10 (2.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 10 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (2.01%) ZABBIX
4 8 (1.61%) SCCM
5 6 (1.21%) Nessus
6 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.80%) Kibana
7 4 (0.80%) logstash
7 4 (0.80%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.80%) Nmap
8 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.60%) Netcool
8 3 (0.60%) SCOM
9 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.40%) OpenView
9 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 114 (22.94%) Oracle
2 58 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.24%) VMware
4 33 (6.64%) SAP
5 25 (5.03%) Cisco
6 22 (4.43%) ServiceNow
7 20 (4.02%) IBM
8 19 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 18 (3.62%) Apple
10 16 (3.22%) HP
11 14 (2.82%) Citrix
12 13 (2.62%) F5
12 13 (2.62%) Splunk
13 11 (2.21%) Intel Security
14 10 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.41%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.41%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.41%) EMC
15 7 (1.41%) LogRhythm
16 6 (1.21%) IFS
Cumbria
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Preston
People Source Consulting
Rate: £430 - £530 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £441 to £560 per day
Posted: 6 days ago