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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Lancashire
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 63 79 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.00% 18.46% 18.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.63% 53.74% 56.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 33
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £426 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 10
Median hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £44.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -11.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £33.63 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.10 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 147 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 45.71% 34.35% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 67
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £41.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £13.50 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 47 £500 +33.33% 1
Blackburn -4 2 - -
Chorley -1 1 £375 -
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 90 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (37.78%) Migration
3 25 (27.78%) Oracle
4 23 (25.56%) Data Centre
5 19 (21.11%) Windows
5 19 (21.11%) Linux
6 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database
8 15 (16.67%) SQL
9 13 (14.44%) ITIL
10 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (11.11%) Perl
11 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 10 (11.11%) Cisco
12 9 (10.00%) DNS
12 9 (10.00%) RIA
12 9 (10.00%) SDLC
13 8 (8.89%) IaaS
13 8 (8.89%) Change Management
13 8 (8.89%) Unix
13 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
13 8 (8.89%) AIX
14 7 (7.78%) Java
14 7 (7.78%) HP
14 7 (7.78%) F5
14 7 (7.78%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (7.78%) Open Source
14 7 (7.78%) SaaS
14 7 (7.78%) PKI

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 5 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) IaaS
2 7 (7.78%) SaaS
3 6 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.33%) HTTP
3 3 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database
2 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.33%) Firebird
4 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) TKPROF
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.22%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.11%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.11%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (3.33%) Toad
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.22%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.22%) Rational Robot
3 2 (2.22%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 5 (5.56%) Avionics
2 4 (4.44%) Electronics
2 4 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.22%) Architect
2 12 (13.33%) DBA
3 10 (11.11%) Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Administrator
6 6 (6.67%) Migration Manager
6 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Data Migration Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Data Migration Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Migration Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) Apache Camel
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (3.33%) Qt
2 3 (3.33%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.33%) SOAP
2 3 (3.33%) Spring
2 3 (3.33%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) WSDL
2 3 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.00%) RIA
3 7 (7.78%) PKI
4 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.22%) Clustering
6 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 2 (2.22%) Tandem
7 1 (1.11%) CESG
7 1 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.11%) Linux
1 19 (21.11%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) AIX
2 8 (8.89%) Unix
3 6 (6.67%) HPUX
3 6 (6.67%) Solaris
4 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.22%) OS/2
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.78%) Migration
2 13 (14.44%) ITIL
3 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.00%) SDLC
5 8 (8.89%) Change Management
6 7 (7.78%) Open Source
7 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) Business Process Modelling
7 6 (6.67%) Data Management
7 6 (6.67%) High Availability
7 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.67%) UML
8 5 (5.56%) Change Control
8 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.56%) Release Management
8 5 (5.56%) Service Management
8 5 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) Perl
3 7 (7.78%) Java
4 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.44%) C#
6 3 (3.33%) Ada
6 3 (3.33%) Bourne shell
6 3 (3.33%) C
6 3 (3.33%) C++
6 3 (3.33%) Korn
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) VBScript
7 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) COBOL
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (5.56%) CBAP
3 5 (5.56%) IIBA
4 4 (4.44%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.11%) CLAS
7 1 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (1.11%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (3.33%) Netcool
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.33%) SCOM
2 3 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Oracle
2 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.11%) Cisco
4 7 (7.78%) F5
4 7 (7.78%) HP
5 6 (6.67%) IBM
6 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.33%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.33%) Brocade
8 3 (3.33%) CA
8 3 (3.33%) EMC
8 3 (3.33%) Perforce
8 3 (3.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.11%) Baan
9 1 (1.11%) Juniper
9 1 (1.11%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.11%) SAP
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