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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 10.91% 25.00% 5.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.17% 58.33% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £690 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.02% +49.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £670 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £690 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £28.77 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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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
23 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.91% 42.86% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 33
Average daily rate £416 £665 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.40% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £690 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Preston region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (17.86%) SLA
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
6 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
6 5 (17.86%) ETL
6 5 (17.86%) ResourceLink
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 4 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (14.29%) SCCM
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.29%) Cognos
7 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 4 (14.29%) MS Project
7 4 (14.29%) MS Office
7 4 (14.29%) Java

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) Jetty
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Project
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) ResourceLink
2 4 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (10.71%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) IPsec
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.57%) SSDT
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Cognos Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) ETL Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos BI Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Assurance Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML Messaging
1 1 (3.57%) Servlets
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
3 3 (10.71%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
3 5 (17.86%) ETL
4 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) DSDM
5 3 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Metadata Management
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.71%) VBA
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Xen
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Cognos
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) webMethods
4 3 (10.71%) Software AG
4 3 (10.71%) Dell
4 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Lumension
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) AppSense
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Talend
6 1 (3.57%) Google