Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 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 Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 102 182 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.01% 31.54% 9.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.36% 79.82% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 105 44
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £282 £363 £285
90th Percentile £513 £550 £685
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -4.07% +7.50%
10th Percentile £22.41 £34.55 £37.29
90th Percentile £42.40 £46.95 £53.15
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +16.22%

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 220 228 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.54% 39.51% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 125 129
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £259 £355 £263
90th Percentile £550 £552 £638
North West median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +0.93% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 22
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £24.86 £9.49
90th Percentile £68.33 £46.03 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% +32.23% +20.42%

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 26 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 September 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
Chorley +2 45 £450 +32.35% 3
Preston 0 34 £450 -2.17% 5
Blackpool -14 10 £495 +65.00% 1
Blackburn - 3 £475 -
Lytham St Annes -2 1 £500 +63.93%
Burnley - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (34.31%) Linux
3 25 (24.51%) Windows
4 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.59%) Unix
5 21 (20.59%) Oracle
6 20 (19.61%) SAN
6 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
7 19 (18.63%) DevOps
8 18 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (17.65%) EMC
8 18 (17.65%) VMware
9 17 (16.67%) Web Services
10 16 (15.69%) IBM
10 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 16 (15.69%) SCCM
11 15 (14.71%) AIX
12 14 (13.73%) Solaris
12 14 (13.73%) Project Management
12 14 (13.73%) Firewall
12 14 (13.73%) Puppet
13 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
13 13 (12.75%) Sun
13 13 (12.75%) Python
13 13 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (11.76%) IIS
14 12 (11.76%) SQL
14 12 (11.76%) Middleware
14 12 (11.76%) DNS
14 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (11.76%) IIS
2 10 (9.80%) Tuxedo
3 7 (6.86%) JBoss
3 7 (6.86%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.86%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (5.88%) Apache
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.98%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.98%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.61%) SAN
2 14 (13.73%) Firewall
3 12 (11.76%) DNS
4 9 (8.82%) DMZ
4 9 (8.82%) VLAN
5 3 (2.94%) Internet
5 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.98%) LAN
7 1 (0.98%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.90%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.82%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.98%) GitLab
5 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (4.90%) Finance
1 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (29.41%) Architect
2 13 (12.75%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Technical Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.92%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Information Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Security Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Administrator
8 3 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Information Security Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Lead Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Middleware Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) Web Services
2 12 (11.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.98%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) WCF
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.98%) WinForms
3 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.92%) Clustering
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) PKI
4 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.31%) Linux
2 25 (24.51%) Windows
3 21 (20.59%) Unix
4 18 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.71%) AIX
6 14 (13.73%) Solaris
7 10 (9.80%) Windows Server
8 9 (8.82%) Windows 2000
8 9 (8.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 9 (8.82%) Windows NT
9 8 (7.84%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.90%) HPUX
11 3 (2.94%) CentOS
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) DevOps
3 14 (13.73%) Project Management
4 13 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (8.82%) ITIL
7 9 (8.82%) Scrum
8 8 (7.84%) Data Protection
9 7 (6.86%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.88%) Change Control
11 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.90%) Project Planning
11 5 (4.90%) Visualisation
12 4 (3.92%) Business Analysis
12 4 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.92%) Data Architecture
12 4 (3.92%) Security Architecture
12 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Python
2 12 (11.76%) SQL
3 10 (9.80%) Perl
3 10 (9.80%) Ruby
3 10 (9.80%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.88%) COBOL
5 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.96%) C
7 1 (0.98%) Ada
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) C#
7 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) Degree
3 6 (5.88%) MCSE
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.92%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.96%) MBA
5 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.98%) PMO
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.92%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.92%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCCM
2 14 (13.73%) Puppet
3 6 (5.88%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.92%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.94%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.94%) Packer
6 1 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Oracle
2 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 18 (17.65%) EMC
3 18 (17.65%) VMware
4 16 (15.69%) IBM
5 13 (12.75%) Sun
6 9 (8.82%) Hitachi
6 9 (8.82%) NetApp
7 8 (7.84%) Palo Alto
7 8 (7.84%) SAP
8 6 (5.88%) CA
9 5 (4.90%) Bomgar
9 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.92%) Veritas
11 3 (2.94%) Brocade
11 3 (2.94%) HP
12 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
12 2 (1.96%) Xerox
13 1 (0.98%) Dynatrace
13 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow