Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 April 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 61 46
Rank change year-on-year +36 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 176 105 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.13% 3.50% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.84% 23.81% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 66 84
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £328 £256 £114
90th Percentile £625 £722 £609
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Manchester median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +83.21% -
10th Percentile £36.50 £53.50 £17.88
90th Percentile £66.30 £66.50 £47.83
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -3.49% +2.38% +5.00%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 431 441 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.01% 14.71% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 268 249
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.71%
10th Percentile £245 £200 £209
90th Percentile £625 £627 £578
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 9
Manchester median hourly rate £24.67 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.52% +20.21% -22.67%
10th Percentile £15.66 £13.00 £9.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £37.90
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £33.91 £39.75
% change year-on-year +6.83% -14.70% +0.63%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
Salford +10 21 £438 -25.21% 4
Bolton -2 1 £192 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 149 (84.66%) SC Cleared
2 47 (26.70%) Linux
3 46 (26.14%) Firewall
4 45 (25.57%) Windows
5 37 (21.02%) Unix
5 37 (21.02%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (20.45%) Open Source
6 36 (20.45%) TCP/IP
7 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (19.32%) LAN
9 31 (17.61%) Cyberattack
10 30 (17.05%) Case Management
10 30 (17.05%) DevOps
11 28 (15.91%) WAN
12 27 (15.34%) VPN
12 27 (15.34%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (15.34%) Patch Management
12 27 (15.34%) Splunk
12 27 (15.34%) SIEM
12 27 (15.34%) Vulnerability Management
12 27 (15.34%) Elastic Stack
12 27 (15.34%) AlienVault
13 26 (14.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (14.20%) VoIP
14 25 (14.20%) Apple
15 24 (13.64%) Java
15 24 (13.64%) Data Centre
16 23 (13.07%) Cisco
17 21 (11.93%) Information Security
17 21 (11.93%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (3.98%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.84%) Confluence
2 5 (2.84%) SAS
2 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.27%) Apache
3 4 (2.27%) IIS
3 4 (2.27%) Jetty
3 4 (2.27%) Mongrel
3 4 (2.27%) nginx
3 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.57%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.66%) Office 365
3 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.27%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.14%) Firewall
2 36 (20.45%) TCP/IP
3 34 (19.32%) LAN
4 28 (15.91%) WAN
5 27 (15.34%) VPN
6 25 (14.20%) VoIP
7 15 (8.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (6.82%) HTTP
9 9 (5.11%) DHCP
9 9 (5.11%) DNS
9 9 (5.11%) Wireless
10 8 (4.55%) SSL
11 7 (3.98%) Skype
12 6 (3.41%) 802.11
12 6 (3.41%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (3.41%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (3.41%) FTP
12 6 (3.41%) IPsec
12 6 (3.41%) WLAN
13 5 (2.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.98%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.70%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
5 1 (0.57%) Impala
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Power BI
5 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (10.23%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.68%) JIRA
3 9 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.41%) Selenium
5 5 (2.84%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.70%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.70%) Gatling
7 3 (1.70%) GitLab
7 3 (1.70%) JMeter
8 2 (1.14%) Mockito
9 1 (0.57%) MSI
9 1 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.57%) Subversion
9 1 (0.57%) Terragrunt
9 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (2.27%) Legal
2 3 (1.70%) Finance
3 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Automotive
4 1 (0.57%) Electronics
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (19.32%) Analyst
2 21 (11.93%) Project Manager
3 20 (11.36%) Security Analyst
4 15 (8.52%) Architect
4 15 (8.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.39%) Network Engineer
5 13 (7.39%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (4.55%) Developer
7 8 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 8 (4.55%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) SIEM Analyst
7 8 (4.55%) Splunk Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Network Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Data Centre Architect
9 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.34%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.98%) J2EE
3 7 (3.98%) Web Services
4 6 (3.41%) .NET
5 5 (2.84%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.27%) Servlets
7 2 (1.14%) JAX-RS
7 2 (1.14%) Middleware
7 2 (1.14%) SOAP
8 1 (0.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Cyberattack
2 24 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 19 (10.80%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.84%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.27%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) CESG
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.70%) Linux
2 45 (25.57%) Windows
3 37 (21.02%) Unix
4 8 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.84%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (20.45%) Open Source
3 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (17.05%) Case Management
4 30 (17.05%) DevOps
5 27 (15.34%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (15.34%) Patch Management
5 27 (15.34%) SIEM
5 27 (15.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (14.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 21 (11.93%) Information Security
8 20 (11.36%) Security Operations
9 18 (10.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (10.23%) Security Monitoring
10 17 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.52%) Network Design
13 13 (7.39%) Migration
14 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2
14 12 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.64%) Java
2 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.84%) Ruby
5 4 (2.27%) Groovy
5 4 (2.27%) SQL
6 3 (1.70%) Java 8
6 3 (1.70%) Scala
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) Korn
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (84.66%) SC Cleared
2 12 (6.82%) Degree
3 11 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (5.11%) CISSP
4 9 (5.11%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.41%) SSCP
6 5 (2.84%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.84%) SANS
7 4 (2.27%) CCDP
7 4 (2.27%) CCNP
8 3 (1.70%) CCNA
9 2 (1.14%) CCDA
9 2 (1.14%) CCIE
9 2 (1.14%) CRISC
9 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.57%) GCFE
10 1 (0.57%) GISP
10 1 (0.57%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.84%) Docker
3 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.27%) Xen
4 3 (1.70%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.80%) QRadar
2 8 (4.55%) Puppet
2 8 (4.55%) Terraform
3 6 (3.41%) Ansible
4 5 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.70%) SCCM
7 2 (1.14%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.57%) Grafana
8 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (15.34%) AlienVault
1 27 (15.34%) Splunk
2 25 (14.20%) Apple
3 23 (13.07%) Cisco
4 19 (10.80%) IBM
4 19 (10.80%) McAfee
5 10 (5.68%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.98%) VMware
7 6 (3.41%) IronPort
8 5 (2.84%) F5
8 5 (2.84%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.27%) Google
10 3 (1.70%) BMC
10 3 (1.70%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.70%) SAP
10 3 (1.70%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.14%) Juniper
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas