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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.08% 6.42% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.77% 35.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £450 £105 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+328.57% -71.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £70.58 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
SC Cleared
UK

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
13 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.27% 18.35% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Average daily rate £450 £125 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+260.00% -63.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
County Antrim -1 4 £450 +328.57% 1
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Network Management
4 3 (37.50%) Change Control
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) OpenView
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) CA
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) PMP
5 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Primavera
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Broadband
5 2 (25.00%) ISDN

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Broadband
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) ISDN
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Support
1 3 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Rollout Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Rollout Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Network Management
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) BS7799
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) OpenView
2 2 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (25.00%) OPNET
3 1 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Aruba
3 1 (12.50%) Peregrine
3 1 (12.50%) VMware