Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 35 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 +31 -51
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 73 69 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.47% 4.71% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.06% 29.49% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 9
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £173 £310 £373
90th Percentile £538 £638 £485
North West median daily rate £408 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -9.44% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 - £17.55
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.62 £32.76
% change year-on-year -0.27% +30.08% +82.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 197 234 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.76% 15.97% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 151 184
Cheshire median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £213 £160 £275
90th Percentile £549 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +21.18% -0.97%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +52.60%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 50 £325 -31.58% 1
Runcorn +3 5 - -
Chester +12 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) Active Directory
3 17 (23.29%) Migration
4 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.07%) SAP
5 11 (15.07%) Windows
5 11 (15.07%) Office 365
6 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
7 9 (12.33%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.96%) Firewall
8 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
8 8 (10.96%) SLA
8 8 (10.96%) PKI
8 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (10.96%) Line Management
9 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (9.59%) Skype for Business
9 7 (9.59%) SCCM
9 7 (9.59%) LAN
9 7 (9.59%) Project Management
9 7 (9.59%) CCNA
9 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (9.59%) SAP BW
9 7 (9.59%) Replication
9 7 (9.59%) VMware
10 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
10 6 (8.22%) DNS
10 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (9.59%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.11%) Site Server
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Office 365
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Firewall
2 7 (9.59%) LAN
3 6 (8.22%) DNS
4 5 (6.85%) MPLS
4 5 (6.85%) Skype
4 5 (6.85%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) ADSL
5 3 (4.11%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.11%) ISDN
5 3 (4.11%) SAN
5 3 (4.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.74%) LDAP
6 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.74%) VoIP
6 2 (2.74%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.37%) DHCP
7 1 (1.37%) Junos
7 1 (1.37%) NAS
7 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.11%) QlikView
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Consultant
2 9 (12.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (9.59%) SAP BW Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Administrator
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Exchange Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.11%) COM
3 2 (2.74%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) PKI
2 7 (9.59%) Replication
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.11%) Android
3 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 8 (10.96%) Line Management
3 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.59%) Project Management
5 6 (8.22%) Patch Management
6 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.48%) Task Automation
8 3 (4.11%) Change Management
8 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) Network Design
8 3 (4.11%) Network Management
8 3 (4.11%) Runbook
8 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) C
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) VBScript
4 1 (1.37%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) CCNA
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCIE
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 20 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.11%) vSphere
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.74%) ThinApp
4 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) SAP
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco
6 4 (5.48%) Capita
7 3 (4.11%) Citrix
7 3 (4.11%) F5
7 3 (4.11%) Juniper
8 2 (2.74%) Altiris
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle
9 1 (1.37%) Apple
9 1 (1.37%) Dell
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) HP
9 1 (1.37%) IBM
9 1 (1.37%) Lumension
9 1 (1.37%) Remedy
9 1 (1.37%) Samsung