Period
to 17 January 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 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 Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 86 74 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.20% 13.03% 11.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.44% 38.54% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 68
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £313 £403 £288
90th Percentile £556 £556 £685
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +27.39%
10th Percentile £36.98 £34.63 £35.20
90th Percentile £44.25 £56.50 £42.02
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% +11.43% +65.76%

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 164 192 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.61% 33.80% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 121 180
Lancashire median daily rate £441 £475 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.11% +8.26% +9.69%
10th Percentile £318 £319 £299
90th Percentile £588 £625 £638
North West median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 32
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +10.39% +18.32%
10th Percentile £13.30 £18.43 £25.29
90th Percentile £45.80 £53.65 £46.55
North West median hourly rate £35.63 £27.75 £30.36
% change year-on-year +28.38% -8.58% +55.87%

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 January 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
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 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
Preston -1 51 £463 -8.33% 3
Blackpool +1 12 £405 -19.00%
Chorley +3 4 £420 -9.68% 1
Lytham St Annes +3 1 £305 -27.60%
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (50.00%) Migration
3 24 (27.91%) Data Centre
4 21 (24.42%) AIX
5 18 (20.93%) DNS
6 16 (18.60%) Solaris
7 12 (13.95%) Clustering
7 12 (13.95%) Oracle
8 11 (12.79%) Windows
9 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
9 10 (11.63%) Firewall
9 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database
9 10 (11.63%) WebSphere
10 8 (9.30%) IBM
10 8 (9.30%) Linux
10 8 (9.30%) SQL
11 7 (8.14%) HPUX
11 7 (8.14%) Identity Management
11 7 (8.14%) VMware
12 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.98%) Java
12 6 (6.98%) HACMP
12 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
12 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
12 6 (6.98%) iSeries
12 6 (6.98%) High Availability
12 6 (6.98%) PowerHA
12 6 (6.98%) GPFS

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 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.33%) Mongoose
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) DNS
2 10 (11.63%) Firewall
3 3 (3.49%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
5 1 (1.16%) VLAN
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) DB2
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.33%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.33%) GitLab
3 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.16%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.16%) Rational Robot
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Avionics
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Architect
2 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (11.63%) Migration Architect
4 8 (9.30%) Developer
5 6 (6.98%) AIX Specialist
6 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.49%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Tester
9 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared DBA
9 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Solaris Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Solaris Specialist
9 2 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) CSS
2 3 (3.49%) CSS3
2 3 (3.49%) HTML
2 3 (3.49%) HTML5
2 3 (3.49%) Middleware
2 3 (3.49%) Node.js
3 2 (2.33%) FreeMarker
3 2 (2.33%) LESS
3 2 (2.33%) Nunjucks
3 2 (2.33%) Sass
3 2 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.33%) WinForms
3 2 (2.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (1.16%) XSD
4 1 (1.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.95%) Clustering
3 6 (6.98%) HACMP
3 6 (6.98%) iSeries
4 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.33%) Replication
6 2 (2.33%) RIA
7 1 (1.16%) CESG
7 1 (1.16%) DataPower
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) AIX
2 16 (18.60%) Solaris
3 11 (12.79%) Windows
4 8 (9.30%) Linux
5 7 (8.14%) HPUX
6 4 (4.65%) Unix
7 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Migration
2 7 (8.14%) Identity Management
3 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.98%) High Availability
3 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
3 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
4 4 (4.65%) Change Management
4 4 (4.65%) ITIL
5 3 (3.49%) Front End Development
5 3 (3.49%) Information Architecture
5 3 (3.49%) Network Management
5 3 (3.49%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (3.49%) SDLC
5 3 (3.49%) Software Delivery
5 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.49%) Statistics
5 3 (3.49%) Test Automation
5 3 (3.49%) UML
5 3 (3.49%) Validation
6 2 (2.33%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) Java
3 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.49%) C++
4 3 (3.49%) Python
5 2 (2.33%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) ES6
6 1 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
3 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.16%) CISMP
4 1 (1.16%) IISP
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.98%) GPFS
1 6 (6.98%) PowerHA
2 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.49%) XenApp
3 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.33%) XenServer
4 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Oracle
2 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 8 (9.30%) IBM
4 7 (8.14%) VMware
5 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.65%) Cisco
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.49%) IFS
7 3 (3.49%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.49%) Symantec
8 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.16%) CommVault
9 1 (1.16%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (1.16%) SAP
9 1 (1.16%) webMethods