Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 104 63 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.16% 9.57% 12.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.41% 31.50% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 78
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.13% +25.36%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £288
90th Percentile £559 £559 £616
North West median daily rate £410 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% +82.94%
10th Percentile £36.99 £34.63 £30.97
90th Percentile £44.00 £52.10 £42.02
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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 164 200 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.53% 30.40% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 125 198
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +15.13%
10th Percentile £330 £275 £268
90th Percentile £601 £583 £616
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 34
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +40.00%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.38 £25.63
90th Percentile £45.13 £53.00 £48.75
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +48.88%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Lancashire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Preston +7 72 £468 +10.00% 1
Blackpool +3 8 £400 -7.51%
Chorley +1 2 £380 -15.56%
Lytham St Annes +5 1 £305 -27.60%
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (56.73%) Migration
3 34 (32.69%) Data Centre
4 27 (25.96%) AIX
5 26 (25.00%) Solaris
6 25 (24.04%) DNS
7 17 (16.35%) Windows
8 15 (14.42%) Clustering
8 15 (14.42%) Oracle
9 13 (12.50%) Linux
9 13 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 12 (11.54%) Red Hat
11 11 (10.58%) HPUX
11 11 (10.58%) SQL
12 10 (9.62%) DB2
12 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
13 9 (8.65%) IBM
13 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.69%) Firewall
14 8 (7.69%) VMware
15 7 (6.73%) High Availability
15 7 (6.73%) Identity Management
15 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
16 6 (5.77%) Cisco
16 6 (5.77%) HACMP
16 6 (5.77%) Unix
16 6 (5.77%) PowerHA
16 6 (5.77%) GPFS
16 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
16 6 (5.77%) iSeries

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.92%) Mongoose
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) Apache
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) DNS
2 8 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) DHCP
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.96%) HTTP
5 1 (0.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.96%) SMS
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.62%) DB2
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.92%) TKPROF
5 1 (0.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.92%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.92%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.92%) GitLab
3 2 (1.92%) JUnit
3 2 (1.92%) Rational Robot
3 2 (1.92%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.92%) Toad
4 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (2.88%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Avionics
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Architect
2 17 (16.35%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (10.58%) Migration Architect
4 10 (9.62%) DBA
5 9 (8.65%) Developer
6 8 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
7 6 (5.77%) AIX Specialist
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared DBA
8 5 (4.81%) Solaris Specialist
9 4 (3.85%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Solaris Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Migration Specialist
11 2 (1.92%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) XML
2 4 (3.85%) Middleware
3 3 (2.88%) WinForms
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) Apache CXF
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
4 2 (1.92%) CSS3
4 2 (1.92%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.92%) FreeMarker
4 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) LESS
4 2 (1.92%) Node.js
4 2 (1.92%) Sass
4 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.92%) WPF
4 2 (1.92%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.92%) XSD
4 2 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (32.69%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.42%) Clustering
3 6 (5.77%) HACMP
3 6 (5.77%) iSeries
4 5 (4.81%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.81%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.88%) RIA
7 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) CESG
8 1 (0.96%) DataPower
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) AIX
2 26 (25.00%) Solaris
3 17 (16.35%) Windows
4 13 (12.50%) Linux
5 11 (10.58%) HPUX
6 6 (5.77%) Unix
7 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.88%) zOS
8 2 (1.92%) CentOS
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.96%) Debian
9 1 (0.96%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) Migration
2 7 (6.73%) High Availability
2 7 (6.73%) Identity Management
3 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
4 4 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.85%) DevOps
4 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 4 (3.85%) UML
5 3 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.88%) Information Architecture
5 3 (2.88%) ITIL
5 3 (2.88%) Network Management
5 3 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.88%) Statistics
5 3 (2.88%) Test Automation
5 3 (2.88%) Validation
6 2 (1.92%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.92%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.88%) C#
3 3 (2.88%) C++
3 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.92%) Java
4 2 (1.92%) Perl
4 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.92%) VB
4 2 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.96%) CISMP
4 1 (0.96%) IISP
4 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) GPFS
2 6 (5.77%) PowerHA
3 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) XenApp
5 2 (1.92%) Docker
5 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Puppet
2 3 (2.88%) Ansible
3 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.92%) Terraform
3 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.96%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.65%) IBM
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.69%) VMware
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco
6 4 (3.85%) Citrix
7 3 (2.88%) AppSense
7 3 (2.88%) IFS
7 3 (2.88%) Symantec
8 2 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.96%) Brocade
9 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.96%) CommVault
9 1 (0.96%) EMC
9 1 (0.96%) F5
9 1 (0.96%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.96%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.96%) webMethods