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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 44 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 44 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.22% 3.45% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.15% 23.37% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 20
Median daily rate £440 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +10.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £368 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.18% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 208 261 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.23% 14.77% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 130 129
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £213 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £18.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -26.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 2 £425 -10.52% 1
Oldham - 2 £213 - 1
Bolton -1 1 £525 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 59 (64.84%) SC Cleared
2 27 (29.67%) Windows
3 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (23.08%) ITIL
5 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
6 18 (19.78%) Linux
7 17 (18.68%) Security Operations
8 15 (16.48%) IBM
9 13 (14.29%) CISSP
10 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
10 12 (13.19%) LAN
10 12 (13.19%) WAN
10 12 (13.19%) Unix
10 12 (13.19%) Firewall
10 12 (13.19%) Office 365
10 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.19%) DevOps
11 11 (12.09%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (12.09%) SSCP
11 11 (12.09%) VoIP
12 10 (10.99%) VPN
12 10 (10.99%) Apple
12 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (10.99%) Splunk
12 10 (10.99%) SIEM
12 10 (10.99%) Process Improvement
12 10 (10.99%) Open Source
12 10 (10.99%) QRadar
12 10 (10.99%) SANS
12 10 (10.99%) Windows 10

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 7 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.49%) Apache
3 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 3 (3.30%) Jetty
5 3 (3.30%) Mongrel
5 3 (3.30%) nginx
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.10%) Maximo
3 1 (1.10%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) Office 365
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.30%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Firewall
1 12 (13.19%) LAN
1 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
1 12 (13.19%) WAN
2 11 (12.09%) VoIP
3 10 (10.99%) VPN
4 8 (8.79%) DHCP
4 8 (8.79%) DNS
5 7 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.40%) LDAP
7 4 (4.40%) Wireless
8 3 (3.30%) FTP
8 3 (3.30%) HTTP
8 3 (3.30%) IPsec
8 3 (3.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.10%) NAS
9 1 (1.10%) Network Security
9 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Redis
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) QlikView
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
2 3 (3.30%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.10%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.10%) JIRA
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) Toad
4 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
1 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.10%) Electronics
2 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.10%) Marketing
2 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Security Specialist
4 7 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.49%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Oracle BI Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 5 (5.49%) .NET
4 4 (4.40%) Qt
5 3 (3.30%) J2EE
5 3 (3.30%) RESTful
5 3 (3.30%) Servlets
5 3 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.20%) Apache CXF
6 2 (2.20%) HTML
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.10%) Swing
7 1 (1.10%) Velocity
7 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.20%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.10%) iPhone
7 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.10%) NHS
7 1 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) Linux
3 12 (13.19%) Unix
4 10 (10.99%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Android
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (23.08%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Security Operations
4 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.19%) DevOps
5 10 (10.99%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (10.99%) Open Source
5 10 (10.99%) Patch Management
5 10 (10.99%) Process Improvement
5 10 (10.99%) SIEM
5 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (9.89%) Information Security
7 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.79%) ITIL V3
7 8 (8.79%) Project Management
8 7 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.69%) Migration
9 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) C++
1 6 (6.59%) Java
2 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.40%) C
2 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.40%) SQL
3 3 (3.30%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) C#
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (64.84%) SC Cleared
2 13 (14.29%) CISSP
3 11 (12.09%) SSCP
4 10 (10.99%) SANS
5 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.49%) MCP
7 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 2 (2.20%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.10%) CCNA
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.10%) MCITP
9 1 (1.10%) MCSA
9 1 (1.10%) MCSE
9 1 (1.10%) NCDA
9 1 (1.10%) NCIE
9 1 (1.10%) VCAP
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.10%) GMP
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.30%) Xen
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) QRadar
2 8 (8.79%) SCCM
3 5 (5.49%) Kibana
3 5 (5.49%) logstash
4 4 (4.40%) RSA enVision
5 3 (3.30%) Puppet
6 1 (1.10%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.48%) IBM
3 10 (10.99%) Apple
3 10 (10.99%) LogRhythm
3 10 (10.99%) ServiceNow
3 10 (10.99%) Splunk
4 7 (7.69%) VMware
5 6 (6.59%) Oracle
6 5 (5.49%) Citrix
6 5 (5.49%) HP
7 3 (3.30%) Google
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos
8 2 (2.20%) SAP
9 1 (1.10%) Adobe
9 1 (1.10%) Ariba
9 1 (1.10%) Avaya
9 1 (1.10%) Cramer
9 1 (1.10%) EMC
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) Remedy
Stockport, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago