Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 24 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 67 80 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.35% 6.20% 7.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.64% 39.60% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 58 67
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +3.26% +15.00%
10th Percentile £147 £263 £300
90th Percentile £500 £688 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £456 £425
% change year-on-year -6.85% +7.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 - £17.77
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.88 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.84% +10.76% +44.00%

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 178 202 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.22% 15.65% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 129 179
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £255
90th Percentile £550 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 30
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.31 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.15% +14.31% -1.99%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.60 £16.90
90th Percentile £33.75 £31.16 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year +26.13% -9.08% +56.71%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cheshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Cheshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +8 48 £325 -35.00% 8
Chester +6 1 - -
Crewe -25 1 £500 +33.33% 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 61 (91.04%) SC Cleared
2 15 (22.39%) ITIL
3 14 (20.90%) Migration
4 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
5 9 (13.43%) SLA
5 9 (13.43%) Firewall
5 9 (13.43%) Office 365
6 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (10.45%) VMware
6 7 (10.45%) Visualisation
7 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
7 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.96%) LAN
7 6 (8.96%) CRM
7 6 (8.96%) Cisco
7 6 (8.96%) WAN
7 6 (8.96%) Windows
7 6 (8.96%) SQL
7 6 (8.96%) SAP
7 6 (8.96%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.96%) MPLS
7 6 (8.96%) CCNA
7 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification

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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) IaaS
3 2 (2.99%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 6 (8.96%) LAN
2 6 (8.96%) MPLS
2 6 (8.96%) WAN
3 5 (7.46%) Skype
4 4 (5.97%) SAN
4 4 (5.97%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (4.48%) ADSL
5 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.48%) ISDN
5 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.48%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) VPN
5 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.48%) Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.49%) DHCP
6 1 (1.49%) DNS
6 1 (1.49%) Junos
6 1 (1.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) QlikView
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.48%) Essbase
3 3 (4.48%) OLAP
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.99%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Analyst
1 10 (14.93%) Consultant
2 9 (13.43%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Project Officer
6 5 (7.46%) Project Support Officer
6 5 (7.46%) Support Officer
7 4 (5.97%) Business Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) QlikView Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) COM
2 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 2 (2.99%) Velocity
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
1 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 3 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) PKI
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
3 7 (10.45%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.96%) CRM
4 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.97%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Line Management
6 4 (5.97%) RAD
6 4 (5.97%) Service Management
7 3 (4.48%) Change Management
7 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.48%) Network Design
7 3 (4.48%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) C
3 1 (1.49%) ABAP
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) Go
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (91.04%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) CCNA
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.48%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) CCIE
5 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Docker
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.45%) VMware
2 6 (8.96%) CheckPoint
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco
2 6 (8.96%) SAP
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) Capita
5 3 (4.48%) F5
5 3 (4.48%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) IBM