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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.39% 25.45% 35.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 56.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 5
Median daily rate - £488 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +68.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +47.72%
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
11 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.64% 45.45% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 33 8
Median daily rate £411 £458 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £313 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% +68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £30.52 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £94.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 26 September 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 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) AIX
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) HTTP
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
6 2 (10.53%) Apache
6 2 (10.53%) LDAP
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) SAML
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
6 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) Lua
6 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Microservices
7 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.26%) FWSM

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 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) BGP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) FWSM
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) SMTP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Rational Robot
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) AIX Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) JSON
1 2 (10.53%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) JavaBeans
2 1 (5.26%) JSP
2 1 (5.26%) Servlets
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSD
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) AIX
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Microservices
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (5.26%) MODAF
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) SOLID
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) Lua
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Axway
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat