The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 14 40
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 21 94 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.94% 9.74% 3.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.86% 37.60% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 8
Median daily rate £470 £442 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +17.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £390 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £42.48 - £18.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 - £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 - £19.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £33.84
% change year-on-year -13.79% +28.54%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 88 250 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.51% 25.91% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 114 98
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £17.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £44.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Cheshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 5 £470 +6.81%
Crewe - 3 - -
Runcorn -1 2 - -
Chester - 2 £425 -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SAP
3 9 (25.00%) SAP HCM
4 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) Migration
5 7 (19.44%) SAP Payroll
6 6 (16.67%) Time Management
7 5 (13.89%) Performance Management
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
8 4 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (11.11%) CISSP
8 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.11%) Information Security
9 3 (8.33%) Finance
9 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 3 (8.33%) CESG
9 3 (8.33%) CITP
9 3 (8.33%) MBCS
9 3 (8.33%) MS Project
9 3 (8.33%) C#
9 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Change Management
9 3 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Project
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) SAP HCM
2 7 (19.44%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) IPsec
3 1 (2.78%) SMTP
3 1 (2.78%) SSH
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Consultant
2 10 (27.78%) SAP Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) Architect
4 8 (22.22%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Domain Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Migration Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Programme Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) CESG
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) RIA
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Phone
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
1 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Management
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Decision Tree
6 2 (5.56%) Infographics
6 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
6 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Social Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) C++
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (2.78%) ABAP
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) CISSP
4 3 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (8.33%) CITP
4 3 (8.33%) IISP
4 3 (8.33%) MBCS
5 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.78%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) SAP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.78%) IronPort
4 1 (2.78%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.78%) Sophos
4 1 (2.78%) Trend Micro