The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.95% 2.22% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 14.29% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £393
% change year-on-year +8.97% -0.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £41.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.88% +28.46%  

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 County Antrim.

Academic & Professional Certification
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 14 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 15.64% 15.56% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 7
Median daily rate £326 £105 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +210.47% -77.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in County Antrim

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in County Antrim

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Belfast -26 2 £400 +33.33%
SC Cleared
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (75.00%) Law
2 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (66.67%) People Management
3 8 (66.67%) Project Management
4 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
4 7 (58.33%) Change Control
5 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Remedy
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Project
General
1 9 (75.00%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Support
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (66.67%) People Management
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
3 7 (58.33%) Change Control
3 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
4 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy