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 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 14 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 12.39% 30.84% 29.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.00% 70.21% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 5
Median daily rate £370 £385 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £502 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Median hourly rate £36.52 £31.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% +72.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
SC Cleared
Lancashire

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
25 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.12% 43.93% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 7
Median daily rate £370 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £274 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Median hourly rate £36.52 £25.12 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.38% +39.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 29 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) DNS
4 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) HTTP
5 4 (13.79%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Veritas
5 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) Clustering
5 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
5 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
6 3 (10.34%) Avionics
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall
6 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (10.34%) Unix
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
7 2 (6.90%) Microservices
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (6.90%) Apache
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) AquaLogic
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.45%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) HTTP
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) BGP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) FWSM
4 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.90%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) LDAP
4 2 (6.90%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.34%) Avionics
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Applications Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Architect
5 1 (3.45%) ETL Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
1 2 (6.90%) JSON
1 2 (6.90%) SAML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.45%) JavaBeans
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) OS/390
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Time Management
3 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Microservices
4 2 (6.90%) MODAF
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.45%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C++
1 4 (13.79%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Lua
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Ada
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Veritas
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Axway
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Juniper
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) Sun