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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 3 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 31 1 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.70% 1.96% 27.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.09% 14.29% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 32
Average daily rate
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£565 - £472
90% offered a daily rate of more than £516 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 - £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.13% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.87 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -41.17%
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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
43 7 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 46.74% 13.73% 58.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 67
Average daily rate £525 £425 £474
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £293 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £425 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.10%) Citrix
3 25 (43.10%) MS Office
3 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 25 (43.10%) Windows Vista
3 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
3 25 (43.10%) Software Deployment
4 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
4 21 (36.21%) Blackberry
5 20 (34.48%) SLA
5 20 (34.48%) SAP
5 20 (34.48%) SCCM
6 18 (31.03%) CA
6 18 (31.03%) Lumension
6 18 (31.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (31.03%) AppSense
7 16 (27.59%) Degree
8 15 (25.86%) ResourceLink
8 15 (25.86%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (25.86%) SaaS
8 15 (25.86%) SQL
9 14 (24.14%) Java
9 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (22.41%) Perl
10 13 (22.41%) PL/SQL
10 13 (22.41%) VBA
10 13 (22.41%) Python
10 13 (22.41%) Software AG
10 13 (22.41%) Shell Script

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Jetty
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (43.10%) MS Office
2 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (25.86%) ResourceLink
2 5 (8.62%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (5.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) SaaS
1 15 (25.86%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
1 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.45%) SSL
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) IPsec
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) DHCP
2 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (8.62%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Desktop Support
1 19 (32.76%) Support Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (20.69%) Architect
5 11 (18.97%) Analyst
6 9 (15.52%) Integration Architect
7 8 (13.79%) Developer
8 5 (8.62%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) TM1 Developer
9 3 (5.17%) TM1 Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Support
10 2 (3.45%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.45%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) J2EE
1 1 (1.72%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Blackberry
2 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Windows
1 25 (43.10%) Windows Vista
1 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
2 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Software Deployment
2 8 (13.79%) TQM
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) DSDM
4 5 (8.62%) ERP
5 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.17%) ETL
5 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.17%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) Data Management
5 3 (5.17%) Metadata Management
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
5 3 (5.17%) Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.45%) Data Mapping
6 2 (3.45%) DevOps
6 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Validation
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) Java
3 13 (22.41%) Perl
3 13 (22.41%) PL/SQL
3 13 (22.41%) VBA
3 13 (22.41%) Python
3 13 (22.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) Xen
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.10%) Citrix
3 20 (34.48%) SAP
4 18 (31.03%) CA
4 18 (31.03%) AppSense
4 18 (31.03%) Lumension
5 13 (22.41%) Dell
5 13 (22.41%) webMethods
5 13 (22.41%) Software AG
6 5 (8.62%) Cognos
6 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 5 (8.62%) Oracle
6 5 (8.62%) Business Objects
7 3 (5.17%) Talend
8 2 (3.45%) VMware
9 1 (1.72%) Google
9 1 (1.72%) HP