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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.43% 33.33% 17.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 75.00% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
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£385 £690 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.20% +31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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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
24 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.86% 44.44% 56.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 35
Average daily rate £385 £485 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.61% -0.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £690 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) SuccessFactors
3 15 (34.09%) ResourceLink
3 15 (34.09%) Degree
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (29.55%) MS Office
5 13 (29.55%) SAP
5 13 (29.55%) Windows
5 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
5 13 (29.55%) SLA
5 13 (29.55%) Citrix
5 13 (29.55%) Blackberry
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Vista
5 13 (29.55%) SaaS
5 13 (29.55%) Software Deployment
5 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
6 12 (27.27%) SCCM
6 12 (27.27%) Java
7 11 (25.00%) Perl
7 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 11 (25.00%) VBA
7 11 (25.00%) Python
7 11 (25.00%) Dell
7 11 (25.00%) Software AG
7 11 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 11 (25.00%) webMethods
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (22.73%) AppSense

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) nginx
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Jetty
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
4 3 (6.82%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (34.09%) ResourceLink
2 2 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) SuccessFactors
2 13 (29.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.27%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) SSDT
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.91%) Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Integration Architect
4 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Cognos Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) ETL Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Support Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) NHS Project Manager
10 1 (2.27%) Change Project Manager
10 1 (2.27%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Servlets
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (29.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.82%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Open Source
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
1 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
1 13 (29.55%) Windows Vista
1 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Software Deployment
2 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
2 7 (15.91%) ETL
3 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Data Management
5 4 (9.09%) Metadata Management
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.82%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) TQM
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) DSDM
7 2 (4.55%) Validation
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 11 (25.00%) Perl
3 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 11 (25.00%) VBA
3 11 (25.00%) Python
3 11 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Degree
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Xen
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) SAP
2 13 (29.55%) Citrix
3 11 (25.00%) Dell
3 11 (25.00%) Software AG
3 11 (25.00%) webMethods
4 10 (22.73%) AppSense
4 10 (22.73%) CA
4 10 (22.73%) Lumension
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle
6 3 (6.82%) Talend
7 2 (4.55%) VMware
7 2 (4.55%) Cognos
8 1 (2.27%) Google