Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 91 110 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.42% 24.02% 9.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.39% 64.71% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 65 36
Lancashire median daily rate £467 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £357 £313
90th Percentile £546 £557 £559
North West median daily rate £425 £414 £450
% change year-on-year +2.72% -8.06% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £41.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.96% -1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23.34 £36.99 £34.63
90th Percentile £42.54 £44.00 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £42.73
% change year-on-year -18.13% +0.05% +22.09%

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 205 170 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.24% 37.12% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 99 126
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -2.52%
10th Percentile £298 £333 £275
90th Percentile £588 £601 £591
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.58 £15.82 £10.38
90th Percentile £67.96 £45.13 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £26.25
% change year-on-year -23.93% +45.24% -13.99%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +1 37 £458 +20.39% 2
Preston -4 26 £463 +1.65% 3
Blackpool -13 11 £500 +25.00%
Blackburn - 3 £475 -
Lytham St Annes 0 1 £500 +63.93%
Burnley - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 91 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.27%) Linux
3 19 (20.88%) Windows
4 18 (19.78%) Oracle
5 14 (15.38%) Puppet
6 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 13 (14.29%) DevOps
6 13 (14.29%) Python
6 13 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 13 (14.29%) VMware
7 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.19%) SAN
7 12 (13.19%) SAP
7 12 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.19%) Degree
8 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (12.09%) SQL
8 11 (12.09%) Unix
8 11 (12.09%) Middleware
8 11 (12.09%) Firewall
9 10 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
9 10 (10.99%) Web Services
9 10 (10.99%) Tuxedo
9 10 (10.99%) Perl
9 10 (10.99%) COBOL
9 10 (10.99%) DB2
9 10 (10.99%) Ruby
9 10 (10.99%) Continuous Deployment

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 (10.99%) Tuxedo
2 5 (5.49%) IIS
2 5 (5.49%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.30%) JBoss
3 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.20%) Apache
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.89%) SAP HR
2 6 (6.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) SAN
2 11 (12.09%) Firewall
3 6 (6.59%) DNS
4 5 (5.49%) DMZ
4 5 (5.49%) VLAN
5 2 (2.20%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.10%) LAN
6 1 (1.10%) NAS
6 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) DB2
1 10 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.89%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.10%) GitLab
4 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.10%) JIRA
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (9.89%) Manufacturing
1 9 (9.89%) Marketing
2 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (10.99%) Consultant
5 9 (9.89%) COBOL Developer
5 9 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) SAP Consultant
6 8 (8.79%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) HR Consultant
7 7 (7.69%) SAP HR Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Information Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Administrator
11 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) Middleware
2 10 (10.99%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) Ajax
3 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) DHTML
3 2 (2.20%) DOM
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) J2EE
3 2 (2.20%) Java EE
3 2 (2.20%) Java SE
3 2 (2.20%) JAXB
3 2 (2.20%) JPA
3 2 (2.20%) JSF
3 2 (2.20%) JSP
3 2 (2.20%) LDAP
3 2 (2.20%) Servlets
3 2 (2.20%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) XHTML
3 2 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.10%) CESG
7 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Linux
2 19 (20.88%) Windows
3 11 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (12.09%) Unix
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.79%) AIX
5 8 (8.79%) Solaris
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (5.49%) Windows NT
7 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.30%) CentOS
9 2 (2.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) DevOps
2 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (10.99%) Continuous Deployment
4 9 (9.89%) ERP
5 8 (8.79%) Data Protection
5 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.59%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.49%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.49%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.40%) Data Management
9 4 (4.40%) Project Management
9 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.40%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.40%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.40%) UML
9 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) Python
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) COBOL
3 10 (10.99%) Perl
3 10 (10.99%) Ruby
3 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.20%) C
5 2 (2.20%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.10%) Ada
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) Degree
3 9 (9.89%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.20%) CISSP
4 2 (2.20%) MBA
4 2 (2.20%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.10%) CISM
5 1 (1.10%) CITP
5 1 (1.10%) CRISC
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) IISP
5 1 (1.10%) MBCS
5 1 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Puppet
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
3 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.30%) Packer
4 2 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.10%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 13 (14.29%) VMware
3 12 (13.19%) SAP
4 9 (9.89%) EMC
5 8 (8.79%) IBM
6 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.69%) Sun
7 5 (5.49%) Hitachi
7 5 (5.49%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.30%) NetApp
9 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.20%) CA
9 2 (2.20%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.10%) Dell
10 1 (1.10%) Dynatrace
10 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.10%) Symantec