Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 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 Clearance
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 34 33
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 50 64 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.62% 5.67% 5.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.85% 31.07% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 42
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £133 £150 £143
90th Percentile £588 £588 £499
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £51.50 £141.64 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +599.43% -52.32%
10th Percentile £45.10 £137.45 £19.43
90th Percentile £64.90 £145.82 £20.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £43.11
% change year-on-year -14.63% -4.88% +2.63%

Security 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 157 206 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.93% 18.26% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 102 102
Median daily rate £425 £361 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -0.69% -6.13%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £193
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 12
Median hourly rate £36.36 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.74% -46.15% +72.51%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £14.98
90th Percentile £55.38 £86.83 £65.75
Median hourly rate £37.75 £36.23 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.50% -11.39%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheshire.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheshire over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheshire.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheshire over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cheshire

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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 Security Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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 +3 36 £438 +14.75% 5
Chester +5 9 £142 +6.28%
Knutsford - 2 £120 -
Crewe +5 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 48 (96.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.00%) SLA
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) SAN
5 6 (12.00%) CAD
5 6 (12.00%) Unix
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
6 5 (10.00%) MCSE
6 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) Windchill
6 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.00%) PTC Creo
6 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
7 4 (8.00%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (8.00%) Skype
7 4 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
7 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.00%) Migration

Security 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 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.00%) PTC Creo
2 5 (10.00%) Windchill
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Azure
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) Skype
3 2 (4.00%) DHCP
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) BGP
4 1 (2.00%) DMZ
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) MPLS
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Architect
2 7 (14.00%) Consultant
3 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) EDI
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Change Management
2 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (12.00%) CAD
3 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) PDM
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.00%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (96.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) MCSE
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (8.00%) MCP
4 3 (6.00%) Dell Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) MCITP
5 2 (4.00%) MCSA
5 2 (4.00%) MCTS
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) NCSC
3 1 (2.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Dell
2 3 (6.00%) Intel
3 2 (4.00%) Lotus
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) PTC
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat