Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 114 161 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.81% 30.15% 13.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.60% 77.78% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 85 84
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +13.75% -
10th Percentile £282 £365 £287
90th Percentile £520 £550 £556
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £42.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% -5.36%
10th Percentile £32.86 £35.70 £24.97
90th Percentile £42.75 £52.60 £43.15
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% - -5.43%

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 250 207 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.87% 38.76% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 99 156
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +13.56% +1.60%
10th Percentile £298 £350 £256
90th Percentile £561 £550 £583
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £410
% change year-on-year +0.61% - +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.13 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.99% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.09 £29.93 £15.85
90th Percentile £67.96 £52.70 £44.80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.73
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.39% +22.09%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +4 41 £465 +24.00% 1
Preston 0 38 £425 -6.59% 1
Blackpool - 24 £475 -
Blackburn +5 2 £463 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £500 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.07%) Linux
3 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.30%) Unix
5 21 (18.42%) EMC
5 21 (18.42%) Red Hat
6 20 (17.54%) SAN
6 20 (17.54%) Windows
6 20 (17.54%) SCCM
7 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 19 (16.67%) IBM
8 18 (15.79%) AIX
8 18 (15.79%) DevOps
9 17 (14.91%) Solaris
10 16 (14.04%) Web Services
11 15 (13.16%) Oracle
11 15 (13.16%) Sun
11 15 (13.16%) Project Management
11 15 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (12.28%) IIS
12 14 (12.28%) ITIL
13 13 (11.40%) DNS
13 13 (11.40%) VMware
14 12 (10.53%) Scrum
15 11 (9.65%) Firewall
15 11 (9.65%) NetApp
16 10 (8.77%) Hitachi
16 10 (8.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 10 (8.77%) DMZ

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 14 (12.28%) IIS
2 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.14%) JBoss
3 7 (6.14%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (5.26%) Apache
4 6 (5.26%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) SAN
2 13 (11.40%) DNS
3 11 (9.65%) Firewall
4 10 (8.77%) DMZ
4 10 (8.77%) VLAN
5 4 (3.51%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.39%) Artifactory
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.63%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.88%) GitLab
5 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) MSI
5 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) Architect
2 15 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (8.77%) Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Technical Architect
5 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Consultant
6 6 (5.26%) Developer
6 6 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.39%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Information Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) HR Consultant
9 3 (2.63%) Information Security Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Lead Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) Web Services
2 8 (7.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.75%) CSS
3 2 (1.75%) CSS3
3 2 (1.75%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.75%) HTML
3 2 (1.75%) HTML5
3 2 (1.75%) Node.js
3 2 (1.75%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) WCF
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.88%) WinForms
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.39%) Clustering
3 5 (4.39%) PKI
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
5 2 (1.75%) RIA
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Linux
2 22 (19.30%) Unix
3 20 (17.54%) Windows
4 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (15.79%) AIX
6 17 (14.91%) Solaris
7 10 (8.77%) Windows 2000
7 10 (8.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (8.77%) Windows NT
8 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
9 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
10 6 (5.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.88%) CentOS
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.79%) DevOps
3 15 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (13.16%) Project Management
4 14 (12.28%) ITIL
5 12 (10.53%) Scrum
6 7 (6.14%) Security Architecture
7 6 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.26%) Data Architecture
7 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.39%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.51%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.51%) Change Control
9 4 (3.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.51%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) Python
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) Perl
2 6 (5.26%) Ruby
2 6 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.39%) Java
4 2 (1.75%) ABAP
4 2 (1.75%) Ada
4 2 (1.75%) C
4 2 (1.75%) ES6
4 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) COBOL
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.02%) Degree
3 7 (6.14%) MCSE
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.75%) CLAS
6 2 (1.75%) MBA
6 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) GDPR
2 2 (1.75%) MIL-STD-498
2 2 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.39%) VMware NSX
3 5 (4.39%) vSphere
4 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) SCCM
2 8 (7.02%) Puppet
3 6 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.39%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.51%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) Ansible
7 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.88%) Packer
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) EMC
1 21 (18.42%) Red Hat
2 19 (16.67%) IBM
3 15 (13.16%) Oracle
3 15 (13.16%) Sun
4 13 (11.40%) VMware
5 11 (9.65%) NetApp
6 10 (8.77%) Hitachi
7 9 (7.89%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.89%) SAP
8 6 (5.26%) Bomgar
8 6 (5.26%) CA
9 5 (4.39%) Veritas
10 4 (3.51%) Brocade
10 4 (3.51%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.63%) HP
12 2 (1.75%) Curam
12 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.75%) Xerox
13 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics