The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 17 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.48% 2.85% 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.57% 15.38% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate £350 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +16.00%
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.17% 18.51% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 44 4
Average daily rate £190 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
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County Antrim - - - - 3
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Dell
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 2 (18.18%) Altiris
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) JDeveloper
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) VLE
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Dell
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
2 2 (18.18%) Altiris
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) CommVault
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu