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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 6 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 16 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 13.22% 39.29% 51.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.00% 95.65% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 34
Average daily rate
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£460 £678 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.10% +42.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £508 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £690 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £28.77 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -35.13%
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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
25 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.66% 41.07% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 34
Average daily rate £400 £665 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.84% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £690 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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

Security Cleared
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 26 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 33 (78.57%) SC Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 11 (26.19%) Windows
4 10 (23.81%) MS Office
4 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 10 (23.81%) SLA
4 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.81%) Software Deployment
5 9 (21.43%) SCCM
5 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (19.05%) AppSense
7 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.67%) CA
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle
7 7 (16.67%) Lumension
8 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) ETL
9 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.90%) Java
9 5 (11.90%) SAP
9 5 (11.90%) Degree

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) Jetty
1 1 (2.38%) nginx
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.52%) MS Project
4 3 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) ResourceLink
2 4 (9.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (9.52%) SaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.76%) SSL
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) IPsec
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (9.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SSDT
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) ERwin
2 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Cognos Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Business Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) J2EE
1 1 (2.38%) Servlets
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) XML Messaging
1 1 (2.38%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Reference Data
3 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
2 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Software Deployment
2 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.29%) ETL
5 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) DSDM
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.76%) DevOps
8 2 (4.76%) Metadata Management
8 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Change Management
8 2 (4.76%) Data Management
8 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (78.57%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
2 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Xen
5 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) AppSense
4 7 (16.67%) Lumension
4 7 (16.67%) CA
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle
5 5 (11.90%) SAP
6 4 (9.52%) Cognos
6 4 (9.52%) webMethods
7 3 (7.14%) Software AG
7 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 3 (7.14%) VMware
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) Informatica
8 1 (2.38%) Talend
8 1 (2.38%) Google