Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 51 47
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 166 118 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.94% 3.71% 3.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.00% 27.90% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 54
Manchester median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £251 £123
90th Percentile £613 £603 £500
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.48% -75.90%
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -17.65% -1.16%

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 415 423 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.85% 13.31% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 264 223
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £197 £175 £152
90th Percentile £609 £574 £550
North West median daily rate £436 £410 £408
% change year-on-year +6.40% +0.61% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 17
Manchester median hourly rate £23.25 £26.21 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.28% +63.78% +10.34%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £34.06 £35.00 £48.30
North West median hourly rate £32.98 £32.66 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.98% -18.36% +59.24%

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

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 September 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

Security Cleared
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 17 September 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
Altrincham +3 1 £550 -
Bolton -5 1 - - 3
Salford -9 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 122 (73.49%) SC Cleared
2 46 (27.71%) Public Sector
3 45 (27.11%) AWS
3 45 (27.11%) Migration
4 36 (21.69%) Java
4 36 (21.69%) Windows
4 36 (21.69%) DevOps
5 35 (21.08%) Azure
5 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (19.88%) Linux
7 31 (18.67%) Configuration Management
8 25 (15.06%) Jenkins
9 24 (14.46%) Ansible
10 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
10 23 (13.86%) Project Delivery
10 23 (13.86%) VMware
10 23 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (13.25%) Police
11 22 (13.25%) Open Source
11 22 (13.25%) Microservices
12 21 (12.65%) Terraform
13 19 (11.45%) Windows Server
13 19 (11.45%) .NET
14 18 (10.84%) CentOS
14 18 (10.84%) Public Cloud
14 18 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (10.24%) Infrastructure as Code
15 17 (10.24%) Ubuntu
16 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration

Security Cleared
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 5 (3.01%) nginx
2 2 (1.20%) Apache
2 2 (1.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) Jetty
2 2 (1.20%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP MII
1 1 (0.60%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (27.11%) AWS
2 35 (21.08%) Azure
3 16 (9.64%) GCP
4 15 (9.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (4.82%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (3.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.81%) GitHub
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.60%) IaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.60%) Serverless
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) Firewall
2 10 (6.02%) HTTP
2 10 (6.02%) LAN
3 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.82%) Wireless
4 6 (3.61%) SSL
5 5 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.01%) DHCP
5 5 (3.01%) DNS
6 4 (2.41%) FTP
6 4 (2.41%) IPsec
6 4 (2.41%) WAN
7 3 (1.81%) BGP
7 3 (1.81%) MPLS
7 3 (1.81%) OSPF
7 3 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (1.20%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.20%) Internet
8 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) MongoDB
1 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.61%) Pentaho
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.41%) MySQL
5 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) MS Access
7 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) Looker
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (15.06%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.22%) JIRA
4 6 (3.61%) Selenium
5 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.41%) GitLab
6 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.81%) Gatling
7 3 (1.81%) JMeter
7 3 (1.81%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.20%) CA Gen
8 2 (1.20%) Mockito
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.60%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.60%) Subversion
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (27.71%) Public Sector
2 22 (13.25%) Police
3 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.20%) Finance
4 2 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (13.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (9.04%) Analyst
3 13 (7.83%) Architect
3 13 (7.83%) Consultant
3 13 (7.83%) Network Engineer
4 10 (6.02%) DBA
5 9 (5.42%) Developer
5 9 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (5.42%) Service Manager
6 8 (4.82%) Change Manager
6 8 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.82%) Transition Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Service Transition Manager
8 6 (3.61%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.01%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.01%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.45%) .NET
2 6 (3.61%) Web Services
3 5 (3.01%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (2.41%) J2EE
4 4 (2.41%) Node.js
5 3 (1.81%) REST
6 2 (1.20%) JAX-RS
6 2 (1.20%) Servlets
6 2 (1.20%) Spring
6 2 (1.20%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.60%) OAuth
7 1 (0.60%) OpenID
7 1 (0.60%) SAML
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.84%) Public Cloud
3 13 (7.83%) Driving Licence
4 12 (7.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) PKI
6 3 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
7 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) CESG
8 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.69%) Windows
2 33 (19.88%) Linux
3 19 (11.45%) Windows Server
4 18 (10.84%) CentOS
5 17 (10.24%) Ubuntu
6 13 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.22%) Unix
8 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.01%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.11%) Migration
2 36 (21.69%) DevOps
3 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.67%) Configuration Management
5 23 (13.86%) Project Delivery
6 22 (13.25%) Microservices
6 22 (13.25%) Open Source
7 18 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (10.24%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
10 14 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (8.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 13 (7.83%) High Availability
12 12 (7.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.63%) Supplier Relationship Management
13 11 (6.63%) Validation
14 10 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (6.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.69%) Java
2 16 (9.64%) SQL
3 9 (5.42%) Bash Shell
4 8 (4.82%) Python
5 5 (3.01%) Java 8
6 4 (2.41%) Groovy
7 3 (1.81%) Scala
7 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) C
8 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.60%) Korn
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 122 (73.49%) SC Cleared
2 14 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (7.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (6.63%) CCNP
5 10 (6.02%) CCDP
6 8 (4.82%) CCIE
6 8 (4.82%) CCNA
7 7 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (3.01%) CCDA
9 4 (2.41%) AWS Certification
9 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.60%) CISSP
12 1 (0.60%) CNE
12 1 (0.60%) CWAP
12 1 (0.60%) CWNA
12 1 (0.60%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.81%) GMP
3 2 (1.20%) PMO
3 2 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) NCSC
4 1 (0.60%) NIST
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.43%) Docker
3 13 (7.83%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.82%) Snort
5 2 (1.20%) Xen
6 1 (0.60%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (14.46%) Ansible
2 21 (12.65%) Terraform
3 18 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.83%) Kubernetes
4 13 (7.83%) Prometheus
4 13 (7.83%) Puppet
5 12 (7.23%) Nagios
6 7 (4.22%) Grafana
7 5 (3.01%) Rsyslog
7 5 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.81%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.81%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (13.86%) VMware
2 15 (9.04%) Cisco
3 14 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.23%) Oracle
5 11 (6.63%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.42%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.22%) F5
8 5 (3.01%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.41%) CA
9 4 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.41%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.41%) Pega
9 4 (2.41%) SAP
10 3 (1.81%) Google
10 3 (1.81%) Juniper
11 2 (1.20%) Informatica
11 2 (1.20%) McAfee
12 1 (0.60%) Ariba
12 1 (0.60%) BMC
12 1 (0.60%) HP