The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 9 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 8 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.08% 10.53% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.00% 54.55% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £125.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £34.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.05% +52.22%
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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
20 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.20% 19.30% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Average daily rate £272 £475 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.73% +153.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £148 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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 +2 3 £286 -12.00% 2
County Londonderry - 2 - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) CCIE
5 4 (25.00%) Network Management
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Statistics
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Line Management
7 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
7 2 (12.50%) Escalation Management
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (12.50%) PMP
7 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Primavera
2 1 (6.25%) LabWindows
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Change Management
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Escalation Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Application Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (31.25%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PMP
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) BS7799
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Aruba
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Peregrine
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) VMware