Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 54 78 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.32% 17.26% 15.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.34% 48.75% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 48
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +20.77%
10th Percentile £270 £358 £399
90th Percentile £590 £579 £554
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 27
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.76 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -1.16% +8.18%
10th Percentile £32.52 £38.20 £35.75
90th Percentile £44.08 £43.15 £56.00
North West median hourly rate £39.76 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.53% +1.18% +14.86%

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 178 160 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 24.12% 35.40% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 97 130
Lancashire median daily rate £458 £433 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% -8.95% +14.73%
10th Percentile £257 £308 £311
90th Percentile £654 £604 £626
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £430
% change year-on-year +1.19% -2.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 46
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.24 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.45 £10.13 £29.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.08 £53.25
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year -7.14% -11.11% +12.50%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 20 £375 -10.71%
Preston -14 11 £423 -6.11% 2
Blackpool -14 8 £495 +20.73%
Blackburn -9 4 - - 1
Burnley - 1 £133 -
Morecambe - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 10 (18.52%) COBOL
2 10 (18.52%) DB2
2 10 (18.52%) Degree
3 9 (16.67%) Marketing
3 9 (16.67%) SAP
3 9 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 8 (14.81%) ERP
4 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.96%) DevOps
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle
6 6 (11.11%) Windows
6 6 (11.11%) SAP HR
6 6 (11.11%) QA
6 6 (11.11%) SAP ERP
6 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.26%) SDLC
7 5 (9.26%) SQL
7 5 (9.26%) UML
7 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.41%) Migration
8 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
8 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.41%) Python
8 4 (7.41%) Linux
8 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis

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 3 (5.56%) Tuxedo
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) SAP ERP
1 6 (11.11%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Firewall
1 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) Network Security
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) DB2
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) HBase
4 1 (1.85%) KNIME
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Artifactory
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.85%) Rational Statemate
3 1 (1.85%) RStudio
General
1 10 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 9 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Military
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) HR Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) SAP HR Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) SAP PS Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Middleware
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) Ajax
2 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) DHTML
2 2 (3.70%) DOM
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) J2EE
2 2 (3.70%) Java EE
2 2 (3.70%) Java SE
2 2 (3.70%) JAXB
2 2 (3.70%) JPA
2 2 (3.70%) JSF
2 2 (3.70%) JSP
2 2 (3.70%) Servlets
2 2 (3.70%) Spring
2 2 (3.70%) XHTML
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.85%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) ERP
2 7 (12.96%) DevOps
3 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (9.26%) SDLC
4 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
4 5 (9.26%) UML
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Migration
5 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Ergonomics
7 2 (3.70%) IDEF
7 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) COBOL
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Python
4 3 (5.56%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) Degree
3 9 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.85%) CISM
5 1 (1.85%) CITP
5 1 (1.85%) CRISC
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) HNC
5 1 (1.85%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) IISP
5 1 (1.85%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) HDFS
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) SAP
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.85%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.85%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.85%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.85%) Talend