The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Security Clearance
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 65 92 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 31.86% 21.75% 23.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 75.58% 64.34% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 46
Median daily rate £480 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £296 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -13.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £36.05 £35.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.40 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Security 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 86 143 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.16% 33.81% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 77 69
Median daily rate £480 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
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 £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Lancashire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Lancashire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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 43 £465 +24.00% 3
Fleetwood -1 2 £650 +50.28%
Blackburn -4 2 - -
Lytham St Annes +11 1 £501 +66.83%
Blackpool +1 1 - -
Chorley -2 1 £375 -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 94 (77.05%) SC Cleared
2 43 (35.25%) Migration
3 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
4 26 (21.31%) Oracle
5 24 (19.67%) Windows
5 24 (19.67%) Linux
6 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
7 20 (16.39%) SQL
8 19 (15.57%) Oracle Database
9 17 (13.93%) ITIL
10 16 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (12.30%) SDLC
12 13 (10.66%) Change Management
12 13 (10.66%) MS Excel
12 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 12 (9.84%) Unix
14 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
14 11 (9.02%) Java
14 11 (9.02%) Perl
14 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (8.20%) Degree
15 10 (8.20%) AIX
15 10 (8.20%) DNS
15 10 (8.20%) Cisco
16 9 (7.38%) ISEB
16 9 (7.38%) HP
16 9 (7.38%) MS Office
16 9 (7.38%) Mainframe
16 9 (7.38%) Business Analysis

Security 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 (4.10%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.82%) SAS
3 1 (0.82%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.82%) Primavera
4 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) IaaS
2 7 (5.74%) PaaS
2 7 (5.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.20%) DNS
2 5 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (4.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (4.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (2.46%) HTTP
3 3 (2.46%) SAN
4 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.82%) LAN
4 1 (0.82%) LDAP
4 1 (0.82%) Network Security
4 1 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.82%) WAN
4 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.28%) TKPROF
4 3 (2.46%) DB2
4 3 (2.46%) Firebird
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) Big Data
6 1 (0.82%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.82%) MS Access
6 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.82%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.28%) Toad
4 3 (2.46%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.46%) JIRA
4 3 (2.46%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.46%) VectorCAST
4 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.64%) Selenium
5 2 (1.64%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.82%) Sahi
6 1 (0.82%) WATIR
General
1 7 (5.74%) Avionics
2 5 (4.10%) Aerospace
2 5 (4.10%) Finance
3 4 (3.28%) Electronics
4 3 (2.46%) Military
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (20.49%) Architect
2 16 (13.11%) DBA
3 14 (11.48%) Developer
4 13 (10.66%) Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Migration Manager
8 7 (5.74%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Administrator
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Migration Project Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Data Centre Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Data Migration Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Data Migration Project Manager
11 4 (3.28%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) Middleware
1 6 (4.92%) XML
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (2.46%) Apache Camel
4 3 (2.46%) Qt
4 3 (2.46%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.46%) SOAP
4 3 (2.46%) Spring
4 3 (2.46%) WSDL
5 2 (1.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.82%) CSS
6 1 (0.82%) J2EE
6 1 (0.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.38%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.74%) PKI
3 7 (5.74%) RIA
4 6 (4.92%) Replication
5 3 (2.46%) Tandem
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) CESG
7 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.67%) Linux
1 24 (19.67%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Unix
3 10 (8.20%) AIX
4 6 (4.92%) HPUX
4 6 (4.92%) Solaris
4 6 (4.92%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.28%) OS/2
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.46%) VME
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.25%) Migration
2 17 (13.93%) ITIL
3 16 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.30%) SDLC
5 13 (10.66%) Change Management
5 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
6 9 (7.38%) Business Analysis
6 9 (7.38%) Open Source
7 8 (6.56%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (6.56%) Data Management
7 8 (6.56%) Integration Testing
7 8 (6.56%) UML
8 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.74%) Service Management
8 7 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.92%) Change Control
9 6 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.92%) High Availability
9 6 (4.92%) HOOD
9 6 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) SQL
2 11 (9.02%) Java
2 11 (9.02%) Perl
3 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.10%) Ada
4 5 (4.10%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.28%) C
5 4 (3.28%) C#
6 3 (2.46%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.46%) C++
6 3 (2.46%) COBOL
6 3 (2.46%) Korn
6 3 (2.46%) VBScript
7 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) Ruby
7 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (77.05%) SC Cleared
2 10 (8.20%) Degree
3 9 (7.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (7.38%) ISEB
4 7 (5.74%) CBAP
4 7 (5.74%) IIBA
5 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.64%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) CISSP
7 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) HND
7 2 (1.64%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.82%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.82%) CISA
8 1 (0.82%) CISM
8 1 (0.82%) CITP
8 1 (0.82%) IISP
8 1 (0.82%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 2 (1.64%) QA
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Forum Sentry
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.46%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (2.46%) Netcool
3 3 (2.46%) SCOM
3 3 (2.46%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.64%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (21.31%) Oracle
2 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.20%) Cisco
4 9 (7.38%) HP
5 8 (6.56%) IBM
6 7 (5.74%) F5
7 5 (4.10%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.10%) VMware
8 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.46%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.46%) Brocade
9 3 (2.46%) CA
9 3 (2.46%) EMC
9 3 (2.46%) ICL
9 3 (2.46%) Perforce
10 2 (1.64%) Citrix
10 2 (1.64%) SAP
11 1 (0.82%) Baan
11 1 (0.82%) Informatica
11 1 (0.82%) Juniper
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