The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Preston region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 36 5 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.33% 7.81% 33.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.00% 31.25% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 46
Average daily rate
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£565 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.84% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £325 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £365 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-12.04% -9.78%
Qualifications Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 16 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 46.30% 25.00% 56.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 81
Average daily rate £525 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £325 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 1 August 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 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 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
2 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (47.89%) MS Office
3 34 (47.89%) Citrix
3 34 (47.89%) Windows Vista
4 31 (43.66%) Software Deployment
5 29 (40.85%) SCCM
5 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
5 29 (40.85%) Windows XP
6 28 (39.44%) CA
6 28 (39.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (39.44%) AppSense
7 26 (36.62%) SLA
7 26 (36.62%) Lumension
8 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
8 18 (25.35%) SAP
9 13 (18.31%) TQM
9 13 (18.31%) ResourceLink
9 13 (18.31%) Degree
9 13 (18.31%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (18.31%) SaaS
10 12 (16.90%) SQL
11 11 (15.49%) VBA
11 11 (15.49%) Java
11 11 (15.49%) Perl
11 11 (15.49%) PL/SQL
11 11 (15.49%) Python
11 11 (15.49%) MS Excel

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (47.89%) MS Office
2 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (18.31%) ResourceLink
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (4.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) SuccessFactors
1 13 (18.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Desktop Support
2 25 (35.21%) Support Engineer
3 24 (33.80%) Desktop Engineer
4 21 (29.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Architect
6 10 (14.08%) Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Integration Architect
9 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (7.04%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
11 3 (4.23%) Consultant
11 3 (4.23%) Support Specialist
11 3 (4.23%) User Experience Consultant
11 3 (4.23%) TM1 Developer
11 3 (4.23%) TM1 Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Specialist
11 3 (4.23%) Technical Specialist
12 2 (2.82%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) CSS
1 3 (4.23%) HTML
1 3 (4.23%) HTML5
1 3 (4.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 34 (47.89%) Windows Vista
3 29 (40.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.82%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Software Deployment
2 13 (18.31%) TQM
3 5 (7.04%) ERP
3 5 (7.04%) DSDM
4 3 (4.23%) Service Management
4 3 (4.23%) ITIL
4 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.23%) Migration
5 2 (2.82%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.82%) Data Management
5 2 (2.82%) Metadata Management
5 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.82%) Data Mapping
5 2 (2.82%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.82%) ETL
5 2 (2.82%) Validation
6 1 (1.41%) Project Management
6 1 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) VBA
2 11 (15.49%) Java
2 11 (15.49%) Perl
2 11 (15.49%) PL/SQL
2 11 (15.49%) Python
2 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.62%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (40.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.89%) Citrix
3 28 (39.44%) CA
3 28 (39.44%) AppSense
4 26 (36.62%) Lumension
5 18 (25.35%) SAP
6 11 (15.49%) Software AG
6 11 (15.49%) webMethods
6 11 (15.49%) Dell
7 5 (7.04%) Cognos
7 5 (7.04%) IBM
7 5 (7.04%) Business Objects
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle
9 2 (2.82%) Talend
9 2 (2.82%) Lotus
10 1 (1.41%) HP