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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 25 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 29 67 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.56% 7.28% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.59% 31.02% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 4
Median daily rate £288 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% +8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £332 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £515 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £16.16
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.10 - £17.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

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 98 216 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.41% 23.48% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 136 76
Median daily rate £325 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.47 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 +6 24 £294 -30.88% 3
Crewe -5 2 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 49 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Migration
4 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
4 11 (22.45%) SAP
5 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
5 10 (20.41%) SAP HCM
6 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
7 8 (16.33%) Windows
8 7 (14.29%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 7 (14.29%) SCCM
8 7 (14.29%) Office 365
9 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
9 6 (12.24%) Time Management
9 6 (12.24%) Software Packaging
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (10.20%) PKI
10 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
10 5 (10.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (10.20%) Line Management
11 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
11 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
11 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (8.16%) Network Design
11 4 (8.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (8.16%) Replication

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 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Site Server
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (20.41%) SAP HCM
2 7 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) IaaS
3 2 (4.08%) PaaS
3 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) VPN
3 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.08%) BGP
4 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) MPLS
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) FTP
5 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.04%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Law
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) SAP Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) PKI
3 4 (8.16%) Replication
4 3 (6.12%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) PMI
5 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) RIA
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) BYOD
6 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Migration
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
3 7 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
4 6 (12.24%) Time Management
5 5 (10.20%) Line Management
6 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) Network Design
6 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) Network Management
7 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Software Distribution
8 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) VBA
2 2 (4.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) ThinApp
3 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Altiris
5 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 2 (4.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) Google
6 1 (2.04%) Lumension
6 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) Samsung
6 1 (2.04%) VMware