The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 19 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.04% 6.74% -
As % of the Qualifications category 19.35% 31.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £233 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.13 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -36.57%
SC Cleared
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.05% 21.35% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 6
Average daily rate £250 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £376 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £8.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Northern Ireland region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Northern Ireland region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
County Antrim -9 6 £105 -54.88%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) Workflow
1 1 (10.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Hitachi
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco