The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 1 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 27 4 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 36.00% 8.51% 53.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 87.10% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 50
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £425 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -40.51%
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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
31 8 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 41.33% 17.02% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 50
Average daily rate £510 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £293 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £425 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Preston region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Preston region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Preston region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Preston region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 56 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
3 24 (37.50%) Citrix
4 23 (35.94%) MS Office
4 23 (35.94%) Windows
4 23 (35.94%) Windows Vista
4 23 (35.94%) Windows 7
4 23 (35.94%) Software Deployment
5 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
5 19 (29.69%) Blackberry
6 18 (28.13%) SLA
6 18 (28.13%) SAP
6 18 (28.13%) SCCM
7 17 (26.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (26.56%) AppSense
7 17 (26.56%) Degree
8 16 (25.00%) SQL
8 16 (25.00%) CA
8 16 (25.00%) Lumension
9 15 (23.44%) SuccessFactors
9 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (23.44%) SaaS
9 15 (23.44%) Java
9 15 (23.44%) ResourceLink
10 14 (21.88%) Dell
10 14 (21.88%) webMethods
11 13 (20.31%) Shell Script
11 13 (20.31%) Software AG
11 13 (20.31%) Perl
11 13 (20.31%) PL/SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) nginx
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Jetty
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (35.94%) MS Office
2 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (23.44%) ResourceLink
2 3 (4.69%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) SuccessFactors
1 15 (23.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (1.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Desktop Support
1 18 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) Architect
5 11 (17.19%) Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) Integration Architect
7 8 (12.50%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Change Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Support Specialist
10 2 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Support
10 2 (3.13%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.13%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) Servlets
2 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Blackberry
2 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
1 23 (35.94%) Windows Vista
1 23 (35.94%) Windows 7
2 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Software Deployment
2 7 (10.94%) TQM
3 5 (7.81%) ITIL
3 5 (7.81%) ETL
3 5 (7.81%) Migration
3 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.25%) Data Management
4 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 4 (6.25%) ERP
4 4 (6.25%) Metadata Management
5 3 (4.69%) Project Management
5 3 (4.69%) DSDM
5 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.13%) Change Management
6 2 (3.13%) Validation
6 2 (3.13%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.13%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (23.44%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) Shell Script
3 13 (20.31%) Perl
3 13 (20.31%) PL/SQL
3 13 (20.31%) VBA
3 13 (20.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 17 (26.56%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.13%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Xen
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (37.50%) Citrix
3 18 (28.13%) SAP
4 17 (26.56%) AppSense
5 16 (25.00%) CA
5 16 (25.00%) Lumension
6 14 (21.88%) Dell
6 14 (21.88%) webMethods
7 13 (20.31%) Software AG
8 6 (9.38%) Oracle
9 3 (4.69%) Talend
9 3 (4.69%) IBM
9 3 (4.69%) Cognos
9 3 (4.69%) Business Objects
10 2 (3.13%) VMware
11 1 (1.56%) Infor
11 1 (1.56%) HP
11 1 (1.56%) Informatica
11 1 (1.56%) Google