Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 1 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 95 128 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.79% 27.83% 14.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.80% 74.42% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 51
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £364 £355 £325
90th Percentile £625 £553 £556
North West median daily rate £450 £418 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% -7.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 19
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.76 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25.69 £36.99 £9.19
90th Percentile £44.60 £44.23 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +39.25%

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 203 172 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 29.46% 37.39% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 96 108
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £301 £330 £275
90th Percentile £650 £595 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.03 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.04 £44.45 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -26.25% +68.42% -21.33%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 +2 35 £465 +22.37%
Preston -3 26 £463 +1.65% 5
Blackpool -12 17 £500 +15.61%
Blackburn - 5 £475 -
Burnley - 1 £133 -
Morecambe - 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 81 (85.26%) SC Cleared
2 23 (24.21%) Linux
3 21 (22.11%) Oracle
4 20 (21.05%) Windows
5 18 (18.95%) DevOps
6 17 (17.89%) Puppet
7 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
7 16 (16.84%) Python
8 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.79%) Degree
8 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.74%) SAP
9 14 (14.74%) SQL
10 13 (13.68%) VMware
11 12 (12.63%) Middleware
11 12 (12.63%) Web Services
11 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
11 12 (12.63%) Red Hat
12 11 (11.58%) Tuxedo
12 11 (11.58%) ERP
12 11 (11.58%) Perl
12 11 (11.58%) Shell Script
12 11 (11.58%) Firewall
12 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (11.58%) Business Analysis
12 11 (11.58%) Ruby
12 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (11.58%) Windows Server
12 11 (11.58%) Continuous Deployment

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 11 (11.58%) Tuxedo
2 5 (5.26%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.21%) JBoss
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.11%) Apache
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) Confluence
6 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) SAP HR
2 6 (6.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.05%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) Firewall
2 9 (9.47%) SAN
3 6 (6.32%) DNS
4 5 (5.26%) DMZ
4 5 (5.26%) VLAN
5 3 (3.16%) LAN
5 3 (3.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.05%) DHCP
6 1 (1.05%) NAS
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (10.53%) DB2
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) HBase
5 1 (1.05%) KNIME
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.53%) Artifactory
3 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.11%) GitLab
5 2 (2.11%) JIRA
5 2 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.05%) JUnit
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.05%) Rational Statemate
6 1 (1.05%) RStudio
6 1 (1.05%) Selenium
6 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (9.47%) Manufacturing
1 9 (9.47%) Marketing
2 3 (3.16%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.11%) Finance
4 1 (1.05%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Architect
2 13 (13.68%) Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Consultant
3 11 (11.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) COBOL Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.42%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.37%) HR Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) SAP HR Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Middleware
1 12 (12.63%) Web Services
2 3 (3.16%) Spring
3 2 (2.11%) Ajax
3 2 (2.11%) CSS
3 2 (2.11%) DHTML
3 2 (2.11%) DOM
3 2 (2.11%) HTML
3 2 (2.11%) J2EE
3 2 (2.11%) Java EE
3 2 (2.11%) Java SE
3 2 (2.11%) JAXB
3 2 (2.11%) JPA
3 2 (2.11%) JSF
3 2 (2.11%) JSP
3 2 (2.11%) LDAP
3 2 (2.11%) Servlets
3 2 (2.11%) XHTML
3 2 (2.11%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) CESG
6 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.47%) Unix
5 6 (6.32%) AIX
5 6 (6.32%) Solaris
6 5 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (5.26%) Windows NT
7 4 (4.21%) CentOS
7 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) DevOps
2 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.58%) Business Analysis
4 11 (11.58%) Continuous Deployment
4 11 (11.58%) ERP
5 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.42%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.37%) Project Management
8 5 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
8 5 (5.26%) Coaching
8 5 (5.26%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.26%) UML
9 4 (4.21%) Network Design
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.21%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) Python
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 11 (11.58%) Perl
3 11 (11.58%) Ruby
3 11 (11.58%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.53%) COBOL
5 4 (4.21%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) C
6 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) Ada
8 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (85.26%) SC Cleared
2 15 (15.79%) Degree
3 9 (9.47%) Master's Degree
4 5 (5.26%) MBA
5 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.11%) CISSP
6 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.05%) CISM
6 1 (1.05%) CITP
6 1 (1.05%) CRISC
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) HNC
6 1 (1.05%) HND
6 1 (1.05%) IISP
6 1 (1.05%) MBCS
6 1 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) Puppet
2 5 (5.26%) SCCM
3 4 (4.21%) Ansible
4 3 (3.16%) Packer
4 3 (3.16%) Terraform
5 2 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Oracle
2 14 (14.74%) SAP
3 13 (13.68%) VMware
4 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.63%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.37%) IBM
6 6 (6.32%) EMC
7 5 (5.26%) Hitachi
7 5 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.26%) Sun
8 3 (3.16%) Cloudera
8 3 (3.16%) Hortonworks
9 2 (2.11%) CA
10 1 (1.05%) Cisco
10 1 (1.05%) Dell
10 1 (1.05%) HP
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.05%) Tableau
10 1 (1.05%) Talend
10 1 (1.05%) WSO2