Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 28 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 +28 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 82 153 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 5.92% 5.73% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.68% 38.93% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 105 70
Median daily rate £475 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.11% +12.63%
10th Percentile £270 £330 £325
90th Percentile £728 £625 £699
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £52.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.12% -5.45% +11.68%
10th Percentile £21.50 £38.20 £52.50
90th Percentile £33.50 £67.40 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £35.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.41% -3.53% -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 212 393 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.31% 14.73% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 252 264
Median daily rate £425 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +11.80% +0.63%
10th Percentile £170 £245 £200
90th Percentile £617 £625 £596
North West median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Median hourly rate £20.25 £25.50 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.60% +35.72% +70.82%
10th Percentile £15.57 £16.55 £12.78
90th Percentile £27.88 £40.63 £35.00
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.23 £35.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +3.50% -12.50%

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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
Cheadle - 6 £475 -
Altrincham - 4 £363 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 46 (56.10%) SC Cleared
2 22 (26.83%) Public Sector
3 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.95%) AWS
5 16 (19.51%) Java
6 14 (17.07%) Azure
7 10 (12.20%) Finance
7 10 (12.20%) Windows
7 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.20%) Microservices
8 9 (10.98%) DevOps
8 9 (10.98%) Project Delivery
8 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.98%) Open Source
8 9 (10.98%) Office 365
8 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (9.76%) Ansible
9 8 (9.76%) JIRA
9 8 (9.76%) Linux
9 8 (9.76%) Oracle
9 8 (9.76%) Public Cloud
9 8 (9.76%) Terraform
10 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
10 7 (8.54%) LAN
11 6 (7.32%) Nagios
11 6 (7.32%) .NET
11 6 (7.32%) MySQL
11 6 (7.32%) Wireless

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 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) Confluence
2 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.44%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.95%) AWS
2 14 (17.07%) Azure
3 9 (10.98%) Office 365
4 6 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.32%) GCP
5 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Logic Apps
5 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) LAN
2 6 (7.32%) Wireless
3 5 (6.10%) Skype
3 5 (6.10%) WAN
4 3 (3.66%) Firewall
5 2 (2.44%) 4G
5 2 (2.44%) DNS
5 2 (2.44%) WLAN
6 1 (1.22%) BGP
6 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.22%) DHCP
6 1 (1.22%) IPv4
6 1 (1.22%) Network Security
6 1 (1.22%) OSPF
6 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) MySQL
2 3 (3.66%) Pentaho
2 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) Big Data
3 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.44%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.76%) JIRA
3 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.66%) Selenium
4 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) REST Assured
4 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) JMeter
5 1 (1.22%) Mockito
5 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 22 (26.83%) Public Sector
2 10 (12.20%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) Consultant
2 9 (10.98%) Developer
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 6 (7.32%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.66%) IT Support
8 3 (3.66%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (3.66%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.88%) Kafka
3 3 (3.66%) REST
3 3 (3.66%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.44%) Sensu
5 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.22%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.22%) JDBC
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) Spring
5 1 (1.22%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Public Cloud
2 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) CCTV
5 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Linux
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (6.10%) Unix
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.66%) CentOS
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.22%) Android
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.20%) Microservices
3 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.98%) DevOps
3 9 (10.98%) Open Source
3 9 (10.98%) Project Delivery
4 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (7.32%) BDD
5 6 (7.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
5 6 (7.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.10%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.10%) ETL
7 4 (4.88%) Analytics
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) Java 8
3 3 (3.66%) Python
4 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) COBOL
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (56.10%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.66%) CCNP
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ACCA
5 1 (1.22%) CCDP
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE
5 1 (1.22%) CIMA
5 1 (1.22%) CIPFA
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) PMO
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Docker
1 5 (6.10%) vSphere
1 5 (6.10%) XenApp
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Ansible
1 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.76%) Terraform
2 6 (7.32%) Grafana
2 6 (7.32%) Nagios
2 6 (7.32%) Prometheus
3 5 (6.10%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.44%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.44%) Puppet
5 2 (2.44%) Uchiwa
6 1 (1.22%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco
3 5 (6.10%) Citrix
3 5 (6.10%) McAfee
3 5 (6.10%) VMware
4 3 (3.66%) Meraki
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) F5
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) ICL
6 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.22%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds