Period
to 22 October 2018

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 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 44 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 140 115 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.47% 4.05% 4.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.11% 28.97% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 62 97
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +15.15%
10th Percentile £325 £109 £320
90th Percentile £613 £500 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £33.38 £76.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.87% -56.23% +593.18%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +40.89%

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 450 397 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.38% 13.97% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 229 319
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £160 £200
90th Percentile £575 £555 £572
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £423
% change year-on-year - -5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 13
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +31.03% -
10th Percentile £11.88 £14.67 £12.16
90th Percentile £33.23 £55.00 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -27.50% +52.38% -12.31%

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

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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
Salford +4 18 £513 +20.59% 1
Bolton +1 1 - - 4
Cheadle -7 1 £375 - 1
Wigan - 1 £133 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Sale - 1 £400 -
Security Cleared
North West

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

1 84 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (18.57%) Cisco
4 22 (15.71%) DevOps
5 20 (14.29%) Firewall
6 19 (13.57%) Network Design
7 18 (12.86%) Linux
7 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
9 16 (11.43%) Migration
9 16 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.00%) SQL
12 13 (9.29%) Oracle
12 13 (9.29%) Java
12 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
12 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
13 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.57%) Git (software)
13 12 (8.57%) Open Source
13 12 (8.57%) Scrum
14 11 (7.86%) MySQL
14 11 (7.86%) Project Management
14 11 (7.86%) Deployment Automation
15 10 (7.14%) Puppet
15 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
15 10 (7.14%) ITIL
15 10 (7.14%) Windows
15 10 (7.14%) VMware
16 9 (6.43%) Data Modelling

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 4 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.14%) Apache
2 3 (2.14%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.43%) Confluence
3 2 (1.43%) nginx
3 2 (1.43%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SAP CO
1 5 (3.57%) SAP FI
1 5 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.00%) Office 365
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (4.29%) DNS
2 6 (4.29%) Wireless
3 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.86%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (2.86%) LAN
5 3 (2.14%) DHCP
5 3 (2.14%) HTTP
5 3 (2.14%) Internet
5 3 (2.14%) SAN
5 3 (2.14%) SSL
5 3 (2.14%) VoIP
5 3 (2.14%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.43%) BGP
6 2 (1.43%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.43%) Network Security
6 2 (1.43%) OSPF
6 2 (1.43%) VPN
6 2 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) MySQL
2 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.29%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.86%) Big Data
5 4 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.14%) Ingres
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.14%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.43%) DB2
7 2 (1.43%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.71%) Artifactory
4 5 (3.57%) JIRA
5 4 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.14%) Selenium
7 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.43%) GitLab
7 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.71%) gulp
8 1 (0.71%) JMeter
8 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.71%) Maven
8 1 (0.71%) MSI
8 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (2.14%) Aerospace
1 3 (2.14%) Finance
1 3 (2.14%) Military
2 1 (0.71%) Legal
2 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (19.29%) Architect
2 22 (15.71%) Developer
3 16 (11.43%) Analyst
4 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.14%) Consultant
5 10 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (2.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 7 (5.00%) Node.js
2 7 (5.00%) Spring
3 6 (4.29%) HTML
3 6 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (4.29%) RESTful
3 6 (4.29%) Web Services
4 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.57%) CSS
4 5 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (3.57%) Express
5 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.86%) HTML5
5 4 (2.86%) JSON
5 4 (2.86%) MEAN Stack
5 4 (2.86%) XML
5 4 (2.86%) XSLT
6 3 (2.14%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.14%) Kafka
6 3 (2.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.86%) CMDB
3 4 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.43%) Clustering
5 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.86%) Linux
2 10 (7.14%) Windows
3 8 (5.71%) Unix
4 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.86%) CentOS
6 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.71%) DevOps
3 19 (13.57%) Network Design
4 16 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (11.43%) Migration
5 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
7 12 (8.57%) Open Source
7 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.57%) Scrum
8 11 (7.86%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (7.86%) Project Management
9 10 (7.14%) ITIL
10 9 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.43%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.71%) Data Analysis
11 8 (5.71%) Load Balancing
12 7 (5.00%) ETL
13 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) SQL
2 13 (9.29%) Java
3 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.57%) C
5 5 (3.57%) C#
6 4 (2.86%) Python
6 4 (2.86%) Ruby
7 3 (2.14%) Groovy
8 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.43%) Perl
8 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.43%) Scala
9 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.71%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) Java 8
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.43%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.43%) CCDP
5 2 (1.43%) CCIE
5 2 (1.43%) CCNP
5 2 (1.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.71%) CISMP
6 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.71%) CRISC
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) OSCP
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Docker
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Puppet
2 6 (4.29%) Ansible
3 4 (2.86%) Terraform
4 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.43%) Kibana
5 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.43%) logstash
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.71%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) Cisco
2 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle
4 10 (7.14%) VMware
5 7 (5.00%) SAP
6 4 (2.86%) AlienVault
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.14%) BMC
7 3 (2.14%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.14%) EMC
7 3 (2.14%) HP
7 3 (2.14%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.43%) F5
8 2 (1.43%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.43%) McAfee
8 2 (1.43%) Meraki
8 2 (1.43%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.71%) Arista
9 1 (0.71%) Black Duck