Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 125 100 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 27.65% 15.20% 18.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 76.22% 50.00% 55.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 59 120
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -4.30% +26.14%
10th Percentile £355 £324 £285
90th Percentile £559 £558 £700
North West median daily rate £405 £450 £418
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.78% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +29.03%
10th Percentile £36.96 £9.19 £30.52
90th Percentile £44.68 £53.00 £42.01
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year - +39.25% +54.53%

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 164 200 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.28% 30.40% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 125 197
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +15.13%
10th Percentile £330 £275 £267
90th Percentile £601 £583 £617
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 34
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +31.62%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.38 £25.63
90th Percentile £45.13 £53.00 £48.75
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +52.60%

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Preston +2 83 £455 +7.06% 1
Blackpool -8 12 £433 +4.22%
Chorley +1 2 £380 -15.56%
Lytham St Annes +5 1 £305 -27.60%
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 104 (83.20%) SC Cleared
2 63 (50.40%) Migration
3 37 (29.60%) Data Centre
4 29 (23.20%) AIX
5 28 (22.40%) Solaris
6 26 (20.80%) DNS
7 21 (16.80%) Windows
8 20 (16.00%) Oracle
9 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
10 17 (13.60%) SQL
11 16 (12.80%) Linux
12 15 (12.00%) Clustering
13 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
14 13 (10.40%) HPUX
15 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
16 11 (8.80%) Finance
17 10 (8.00%) DB2
17 10 (8.00%) WebSphere
18 9 (7.20%) VMware
18 9 (7.20%) IBM
19 8 (6.40%) Firewall
19 8 (6.40%) XML
19 8 (6.40%) Cisco
20 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
20 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
20 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
20 7 (5.60%) High Availability
20 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
20 7 (5.60%) Identity Management
21 6 (4.80%) HACMP

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 10 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.40%) Mongoose
3 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.80%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.60%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.60%) Route 53
2 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.80%) DNS
2 8 (6.40%) Firewall
3 3 (2.40%) DHCP
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.80%) HTTP
5 1 (0.80%) Internet
5 1 (0.80%) LAN
5 1 (0.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.80%) SMS
5 1 (0.80%) VLAN
5 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.00%) DB2
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.40%) TKPROF
5 2 (1.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.80%) Big Data
6 1 (0.80%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.00%) GitLab
2 5 (4.00%) SonarQube
2 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.20%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.20%) Rational Robot
3 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) Artifactory
4 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.40%) Toad
5 2 (1.60%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.80%) Maven
6 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Avionics
3 2 (1.60%) Military
4 1 (0.80%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Architect
2 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (12.80%) Developer
4 12 (9.60%) DBA
5 11 (8.80%) Migration Architect
6 8 (6.40%) DB2 DBA
7 6 (4.80%) AIX Specialist
8 5 (4.00%) Consultant
8 5 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared DBA
8 5 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Solaris Specialist
9 4 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (3.20%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.20%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.40%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.40%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.40%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) XML
2 5 (4.00%) Middleware
2 5 (4.00%) WinForms
3 4 (3.20%) .NET
3 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.20%) Entity Framework
3 4 (3.20%) WPF
3 4 (3.20%) XSD
3 4 (3.20%) XSLT
4 3 (2.40%) CSS
4 3 (2.40%) CSS3
4 3 (2.40%) FreeMarker
4 3 (2.40%) HTML5
4 3 (2.40%) LESS
4 3 (2.40%) Node.js
4 3 (2.40%) Nunjucks
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (2.40%) Sass
4 3 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.40%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.60%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.00%) Clustering
3 6 (4.80%) HACMP
3 6 (4.80%) iSeries
4 5 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.00%) Replication
5 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.40%) RIA
7 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.80%) CESG
8 1 (0.80%) DataPower
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.20%) AIX
2 28 (22.40%) Solaris
3 21 (16.80%) Windows
4 16 (12.80%) Linux
5 13 (10.40%) HPUX
6 6 (4.80%) Unix
7 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.20%) CentOS
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.40%) zOS
10 1 (0.80%) Debian
10 1 (0.80%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.40%) Migration
2 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (5.60%) High Availability
2 7 (5.60%) Identity Management
2 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
3 6 (4.80%) DevOps
3 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
4 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.00%) UML
4 5 (4.00%) Validation
5 4 (3.20%) Information Architecture
5 4 (3.20%) ITIL
5 4 (3.20%) Network Management
6 3 (2.40%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.40%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.40%) Programme Management
6 3 (2.40%) Test Automation
6 3 (2.40%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.40%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.60%) SQL
2 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.00%) C#
4 4 (3.20%) C++
4 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.20%) VB
4 4 (3.20%) VB6
5 3 (2.40%) Java
5 3 (2.40%) Perl
5 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.60%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (83.20%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CISM
5 1 (0.80%) CISMP
5 1 (0.80%) CISSP
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ECDL
5 1 (0.80%) HND
5 1 (0.80%) IISP
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.80%) GPFS
2 6 (4.80%) PowerHA
2 6 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.40%) XenApp
5 2 (1.60%) Docker
5 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.60%) XenServer
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) Puppet
2 4 (3.20%) Terraform
3 3 (2.40%) Ansible
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.60%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.60%) Grafana
4 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.60%) Packer
4 2 (1.60%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
4 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (16.00%) Oracle
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.20%) IBM
4 9 (7.20%) VMware
5 8 (6.40%) Cisco
6 4 (3.20%) Citrix
6 4 (3.20%) IFS
6 4 (3.20%) Symantec
7 3 (2.40%) AppSense
8 2 (1.60%) Black Duck
8 2 (1.60%) Cognos
8 2 (1.60%) F5
8 2 (1.60%) HP
8 2 (1.60%) webMethods
9 1 (0.80%) Brocade
9 1 (0.80%) EMC
9 1 (0.80%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.80%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.80%) Tableau