Period
to 15 February 2019

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 6 months to 15 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 Clearance
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 67 89 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.19% 20.51% 21.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.07% 59.33% 59.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 71
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £433 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -13.50% +19.05%
10th Percentile £297 £323 £350
90th Percentile £650 £563 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £470
% change year-on-year - -9.57% +13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 36
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.76 £42.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £32.52 £37.30 £34.63
90th Percentile £44.08 £43.60 £54.25
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £44.05 £42.48
% change year-on-year -17.77% +3.71% +14.80%

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 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 176 150 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 24.14% 34.56% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 90 131
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £433 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -8.95% +12.09%
10th Percentile £258 £308 £313
90th Percentile £688 £612 £625
North West median daily rate £425 £411 £425
% change year-on-year +3.34% -3.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 44
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.44% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.40 £10.13 £25.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.08 £53.35
North West median hourly rate £32.45 £33.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.46% +11.43%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Lancashire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Lancashire

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Lancashire

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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 6 months to 15 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 +3 22 £375 -10.71%
Preston -10 18 £469 +4.17% 4
Blackpool -18 11 £650 +56.63%
Blackburn - 4 - - 1
Burnley +2 1 £133 -57.35%
Morecambe - 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 57 (85.07%) SC Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) Degree
3 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (16.42%) SAP
4 10 (14.93%) COBOL
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle
4 10 (14.93%) DB2
4 10 (14.93%) ERP
4 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing
4 10 (14.93%) DevOps
4 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (13.43%) Marketing
5 9 (13.43%) Windows
5 9 (13.43%) Master's Degree
6 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (11.94%) Python
6 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
6 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.45%) Puppet
7 7 (10.45%) Linux
8 6 (8.96%) UML
8 6 (8.96%) SQL
8 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.96%) SAP HR
8 6 (8.96%) Firewall
8 6 (8.96%) VMware
8 6 (8.96%) SDLC
8 6 (8.96%) QA
8 6 (8.96%) SAP ERP

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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 4 (5.97%) Tuxedo
2 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) SAP ERP
1 6 (8.96%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.49%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) LAN
2 3 (4.48%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (4.48%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) DHCP
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) NAS
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) DB2
2 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) HBase
5 1 (1.49%) KNIME
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.97%) Artifactory
3 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.49%) JUnit
5 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.49%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (1.49%) RStudio
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.43%) Marketing
3 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Avionics
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Architect
3 9 (13.43%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Consultant
4 8 (11.94%) SAP Consultant
5 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) HR Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) SAP HR Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Project Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) Middleware
3 3 (4.48%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) Ajax
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) DHTML
4 2 (2.99%) DOM
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 2 (2.99%) Java EE
4 2 (2.99%) Java SE
4 2 (2.99%) JAXB
4 2 (2.99%) JPA
4 2 (2.99%) JSF
4 2 (2.99%) JSP
4 2 (2.99%) Servlets
4 2 (2.99%) XHTML
4 2 (2.99%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) J2SE
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.48%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) CESG
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) CentOS
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Unix
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) DevOps
1 10 (14.93%) ERP
2 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
2 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (8.96%) SDLC
3 6 (8.96%) UML
4 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.97%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (5.97%) Migration
5 4 (5.97%) SOA
5 4 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.97%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.48%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (4.48%) Data Privacy
6 3 (4.48%) Open Source
6 3 (4.48%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) COBOL
2 8 (11.94%) Python
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) Perl
4 4 (5.97%) Ruby
4 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.99%) C++
5 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (85.07%) SC Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) Degree
3 9 (13.43%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.99%) CISSP
4 2 (2.99%) MBA
5 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) CITP
5 1 (1.49%) CRISC
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) HNC
5 1 (1.49%) HND
5 1 (1.49%) IISP
5 1 (1.49%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Ansible
2 2 (2.99%) Packer
3 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) SAP
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) VMware
4 4 (5.97%) Cloudera
4 4 (5.97%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.49%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) Talend
6 1 (1.49%) WSO2