The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 31 4 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 31.00% 6.35% 33.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 70.45% 23.53% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 42
Average daily rate
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£565 - £448
90% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 - £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -22.33%
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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 Preston region.

Qualifications Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 17 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 44.00% 26.98% 60.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 76
Average daily rate £525 £325 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -26.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £425 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Preston

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Preston region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
3 33 (47.83%) MS Office
3 33 (47.83%) Windows
3 33 (47.83%) Citrix
3 33 (47.83%) Windows Vista
3 33 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 30 (43.48%) Software Deployment
5 28 (40.58%) Blackberry
5 28 (40.58%) SCCM
6 27 (39.13%) CA
6 27 (39.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (39.13%) AppSense
7 26 (37.68%) Windows XP
8 25 (36.23%) SLA
8 25 (36.23%) Lumension
9 18 (26.09%) SAP
10 17 (24.64%) Active Directory
11 14 (20.29%) Degree
12 13 (18.84%) SQL
12 13 (18.84%) ResourceLink
12 13 (18.84%) SaaS
12 13 (18.84%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (17.39%) TQM
14 11 (15.94%) Java
14 11 (15.94%) Perl
14 11 (15.94%) PL/SQL
14 11 (15.94%) VBA
14 11 (15.94%) Python
14 11 (15.94%) MS Excel

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (47.83%) MS Office
2 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (18.84%) ResourceLink
2 5 (7.25%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) SaaS
1 13 (18.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (7.25%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (4.35%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Desktop Support
2 24 (34.78%) Support Engineer
3 21 (30.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 20 (28.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Architect
5 11 (15.94%) Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Integration Architect
8 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.25%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.35%) Support Specialist
10 3 (4.35%) Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Support Specialist
10 3 (4.35%) TM1 Developer
10 3 (4.35%) TM1 Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) User Experience Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) HTML
1 3 (4.35%) CSS
1 3 (4.35%) HTML5
1 3 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) Windows
1 33 (47.83%) Windows Vista
1 33 (47.83%) Windows 7
2 26 (37.68%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Software Deployment
2 12 (17.39%) TQM
3 5 (7.25%) DSDM
3 5 (7.25%) ERP
4 4 (5.80%) ITIL
4 4 (5.80%) Migration
5 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.35%) Data Management
5 3 (4.35%) Service Management
5 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.35%) ETL
5 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.35%) Metadata Management
5 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.90%) Data Mapping
6 2 (2.90%) Project Management
6 2 (2.90%) Validation
6 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) VBA
2 11 (15.94%) Python
2 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
2 11 (15.94%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) Perl
2 11 (15.94%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Degree
3 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (24.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (40.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.83%) Citrix
3 27 (39.13%) CA
3 27 (39.13%) AppSense
4 25 (36.23%) Lumension
5 18 (26.09%) SAP
6 11 (15.94%) Software AG
6 11 (15.94%) webMethods
6 11 (15.94%) Dell
7 5 (7.25%) Cognos
7 5 (7.25%) IBM
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle
7 5 (7.25%) Business Objects
8 3 (4.35%) Talend
9 1 (1.45%) HP