Period
to 22 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 +29
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 109 141 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 8.70% 5.58% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.77% 38.74% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 140
Median daily rate £450 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +1.39% +3.45%
10th Percentile £341 £140 £325
90th Percentile £581 £625 £551
North West median daily rate £435 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £51.25 £19.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.74% -57.78% -18.18%
10th Percentile £21.71 £18.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £19.90 £47.50
North West median hourly rate £46.75 £29.48 £38.88
% change year-on-year +58.60% -24.18% -9.69%

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 219 364 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.48% 14.39% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 231 315
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.32%
10th Percentile £257 £178 £268
90th Percentile £581 £575 £583
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 27
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% +12.50% +14.74%
10th Percentile £14.66 £14.94 £14.18
90th Percentile £55.13 £38.38 £33.30
Median hourly rate £41.75 £29.71 £31.07
% change year-on-year +40.53% -4.38% -4.40%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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
Bolton - 5 £350 - 1
Salford - 2 £500 - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 - -
Altrincham +4 1 - -
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North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 80 (73.39%) SC Cleared
2 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (29.36%) Public Sector
4 30 (27.52%) AWS
5 26 (23.85%) MySQL
6 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
6 25 (22.94%) Jenkins
7 24 (22.02%) Unit Testing
8 20 (18.35%) Ansible
8 20 (18.35%) Apache
9 19 (17.43%) Oracle
9 19 (17.43%) Java
10 18 (16.51%) .NET
10 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
10 18 (16.51%) Cloudera
10 18 (16.51%) Release Management
10 18 (16.51%) Azure
11 17 (15.60%) Apache Hive
11 17 (15.60%) Pentaho
11 17 (15.60%) Hadoop
11 17 (15.60%) Amazon S3
11 17 (15.60%) DevOps
11 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
12 16 (14.68%) ETL
12 16 (14.68%) Relational Database
13 15 (13.76%) Impala
13 15 (13.76%) HDFS
13 15 (13.76%) Spreadsheet
13 15 (13.76%) Data Acquisition
14 14 (12.84%) Data Integration

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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 20 (18.35%) Apache
2 9 (8.26%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.50%) Confluence
4 3 (2.75%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.52%) AWS
2 18 (16.51%) Azure
3 17 (15.60%) Amazon S3
4 13 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.50%) npm
5 6 (5.50%) Yarn
6 3 (2.75%) GCP
6 3 (2.75%) Office 365
6 3 (2.75%) Serverless
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.83%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (0.92%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Network Security
2 5 (4.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.92%) ATM
3 1 (0.92%) DNS
3 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.85%) MySQL
2 17 (15.60%) Apache Hive
2 17 (15.60%) Hadoop
2 17 (15.60%) Pentaho
3 16 (14.68%) Relational Database
4 15 (13.76%) Impala
5 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) Big Data
6 2 (1.83%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.83%) Presto
6 2 (1.83%) Redis
7 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
1 25 (22.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.34%) JIRA
3 7 (6.42%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) JMeter
4 4 (3.67%) NUnit
5 3 (2.75%) GitLab
5 3 (2.75%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.83%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.83%) Maven
6 2 (1.83%) Sahi
6 2 (1.83%) WATIR
7 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.92%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.92%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (29.36%) Public Sector
2 1 (0.92%) Banking
2 1 (0.92%) Law
2 1 (0.92%) Police
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Developer
2 9 (8.26%) Analyst
2 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (7.34%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (7.34%) Pentaho Developer
4 7 (6.42%) Architect
4 7 (6.42%) Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Test Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.59%) Designer
7 4 (3.67%) ETL Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Release Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Tester
8 3 (2.75%) Data Integration Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.75%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) .NET
2 10 (9.17%) SAML
3 9 (8.26%) Node.js
4 8 (7.34%) React
5 7 (6.42%) CSS
5 7 (6.42%) HTML
5 7 (6.42%) YAML
6 5 (4.59%) Kafka
7 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.67%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (3.67%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.67%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.67%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (1.83%) PySpark
8 2 (1.83%) REST
8 2 (1.83%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.83%) Spring
8 2 (1.83%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.83%) Web Services
8 2 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Smartcard
2 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.67%) User Experience
4 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.92%) LPAR
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) AIX
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.02%) Unit Testing
3 18 (16.51%) Release Management
4 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
4 17 (15.60%) DevOps
5 16 (14.68%) ETL
6 15 (13.76%) Data Acquisition
7 14 (12.84%) Data Integration
8 13 (11.93%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (11.01%) TDD
10 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.17%) Identity Management
11 10 (9.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 10 (9.17%) Scrum
12 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (8.26%) ITIL
12 9 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (8.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) Java
2 14 (12.84%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.26%) SQL
4 6 (5.50%) C#
4 6 (5.50%) Ruby
5 5 (4.59%) ES6
6 3 (2.75%) Python
7 2 (1.83%) C
7 2 (1.83%) C++
8 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (73.39%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.50%) Degree
3 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.92%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) GMP
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) HDFS
2 14 (12.84%) Active Directory
3 10 (9.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 10 (9.17%) Docker
4 1 (0.92%) GPFS
4 1 (0.92%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) Ansible
2 10 (9.17%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (8.26%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.67%) Terraform
5 3 (2.75%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.75%) SCCM
6 2 (1.83%) Grafana
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.83%) Nagios
6 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.92%) CASB
7 1 (0.92%) Graylog
7 1 (0.92%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (17.43%) Oracle
2 18 (16.51%) Cloudera
2 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.75%) IBM
4 2 (1.83%) Informatica
5 1 (0.92%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.92%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) Qualys
5 1 (0.92%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.92%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.92%) Splunk
5 1 (0.92%) VMware