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 23 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 118 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 35.01% 12.11% 12.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 87.41% 43.20% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 33 24
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £268 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £672 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.73% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £30.48 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £43.00 £43.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 135 125 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 40.06% 28.03% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 78 59
Median daily rate £455 £432 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +15.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £263 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 19
Median hourly rate £41.13 £43.00 £30.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £43.00 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 0 93 £450 +5.88% 2
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 101 (56.11%) Migration
3 81 (45.00%) Data Centre
4 37 (20.56%) Linux
5 36 (20.00%) Solaris
6 33 (18.33%) Windows
7 28 (15.56%) HPUX
7 28 (15.56%) DNS
8 27 (15.00%) AIX
9 25 (13.89%) Oracle
9 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 23 (12.78%) IBM
10 23 (12.78%) SQL
11 20 (11.11%) Cisco
12 19 (10.56%) Oracle Database
13 17 (9.44%) VMware
13 17 (9.44%) Active Directory
13 17 (9.44%) HP
13 17 (9.44%) Data Migration
14 16 (8.89%) Network Design
15 15 (8.33%) Unix
16 14 (7.78%) Mainframe
17 13 (7.22%) Middleware
17 13 (7.22%) SAN
17 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (6.67%) EMC
18 12 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 11 (6.11%) Oracle RMAN
19 11 (6.11%) Replication
19 11 (6.11%) PL/SQL

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 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) FileNet
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.67%) Bluemix
1 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
1 3 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.56%) DNS
2 13 (7.22%) SAN
3 8 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (4.44%) VLAN
4 6 (3.33%) Internet
5 5 (2.78%) SSH
5 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.67%) HTTP
7 2 (1.11%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.56%) DHCP
8 1 (0.56%) DMZ
8 1 (0.56%) LAN
8 1 (0.56%) LDAP
8 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.56%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (5.56%) DB2
4 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.33%) TKPROF
6 5 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.67%) Firebird
7 3 (1.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Toad
2 5 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.22%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.67%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Robot
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (2.22%) Avionics
1 4 (2.22%) Electronics
1 4 (2.22%) Military
2 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.11%) Finance
3 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (29.44%) Architect
2 20 (11.11%) DBA
3 15 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (6.11%) Developer
4 11 (6.11%) Network Architect
5 9 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
5 9 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
6 8 (4.44%) Migration Architect
6 8 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.89%) Analyst
7 7 (3.89%) Migration Manager
8 6 (3.33%) Administrator
8 6 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.33%) Data Centre Manager
8 6 (3.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 6 (3.33%) Migration Project Manager
8 6 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
9 5 (2.78%) Data Centre Architect
9 5 (2.78%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.22%) Middleware
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (2.22%) Qt
3 4 (2.22%) XML
4 3 (1.67%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.67%) SOAP
4 3 (1.67%) Spring
4 3 (1.67%) Web Services
4 3 (1.67%) WSDL
5 1 (0.56%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Flash
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.56%) WinForms
5 1 (0.56%) WPF
5 1 (0.56%) XSD
5 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.78%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.11%) Replication
4 8 (4.44%) Clustering
4 8 (4.44%) RIA
5 7 (3.89%) PKI
6 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) CESG
7 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) DataPower
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.56%) Linux
2 36 (20.00%) Solaris
3 33 (18.33%) Windows
4 28 (15.56%) HPUX
5 27 (15.00%) AIX
6 15 (8.33%) Unix
7 9 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.78%) zOS
9 4 (2.22%) OS/2
10 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.56%) CentOS
11 1 (0.56%) Debian
11 1 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (56.11%) Migration
2 17 (9.44%) Data Migration
3 16 (8.89%) Network Design
4 11 (6.11%) UML
5 10 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.00%) Project Management
6 9 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (5.00%) Time Management
6 9 (5.00%) Validation
7 8 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.44%) Change Control
8 7 (3.89%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.89%) SDLC
8 7 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.33%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.33%) Business Process Modelling
9 6 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.78%) SQL
2 11 (6.11%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.89%) Perl
4 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.78%) Ada
5 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.22%) C#
6 4 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.78%) CBAP
2 5 (2.78%) IIBA
2 5 (2.78%) ISEB
3 4 (2.22%) Degree
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.11%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) HNC
5 1 (0.56%) HND
5 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) MIL-STD-498
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (4.44%) Forum Sentry
4 7 (3.89%) Data Guard
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.67%) Ansible
6 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.67%) Puppet
6 3 (1.67%) Salt
7 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 25 (13.89%) Oracle
2 23 (12.78%) IBM
3 20 (11.11%) Cisco
4 17 (9.44%) HP
4 17 (9.44%) VMware
5 12 (6.67%) EMC
6 10 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 10 (5.56%) F5
7 9 (5.00%) Brocade
8 8 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.33%) Citrix
11 4 (2.22%) PlateSpin
12 3 (1.67%) Perforce
13 2 (1.11%) Intel
13 2 (1.11%) SAP
14 1 (0.56%) Baan
14 1 (0.56%) Juniper
14 1 (0.56%) Sun
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago