Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 46 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 187 112 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.81% 3.83% 5.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.10% 26.79% 34.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 65 112
Manchester median daily rate £429 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £172 £307
90th Percentile £586 £553 £671
North West median daily rate £443 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +4.73% -6.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -21.31% +320.69%
10th Percentile £35.75 £14.87 £23.20
90th Percentile £46.25 £67.75 £101.60
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +86.32%

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 504 418 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.66% 14.29% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 249 304
Manchester median daily rate £409 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.48% -8.28% +12.67%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £195
90th Percentile £575 £595 £609
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 11
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +20.21% -14.71%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.56 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.38 £56.00 £34.50
North West median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.25% +45.45% -7.47%

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 18 December 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

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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 18 December 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 +3 30 £450 +2.27% 4
Cheadle -3 2 £375 -
Bolton +2 1 - - 5
Wigan - 1 £133 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Sale - 1 £400 -
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 138 (73.80%) SC Cleared
2 36 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.72%) Firewall
3 35 (18.72%) Cisco
3 35 (18.72%) Data Centre
4 31 (16.58%) Network Design
5 25 (13.37%) Linux
6 23 (12.30%) PRINCE2
7 22 (11.76%) Windows
7 22 (11.76%) DevOps
8 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
9 20 (10.70%) Project Management
9 20 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.63%) Degree
11 18 (9.63%) LAN
11 18 (9.63%) Java
12 17 (9.09%) ITIL
12 17 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (8.56%) SQL
13 16 (8.56%) Migration
13 16 (8.56%) Open Source
14 15 (8.02%) VMware
14 15 (8.02%) TCP/IP
14 15 (8.02%) Deployment Automation
15 14 (7.49%) Unix
15 14 (7.49%) Wireless
16 12 (6.42%) Information Security
16 12 (6.42%) Scrum
16 12 (6.42%) Office 365

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 (2.67%) Confluence
2 4 (2.14%) Apache
2 4 (2.14%) IIS
2 4 (2.14%) SAS
2 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.60%) JBoss
3 3 (1.60%) Jetty
3 3 (1.60%) Mongrel
3 3 (1.60%) nginx
3 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.07%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.07%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.07%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.53%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.42%) Office 365
3 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.60%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.72%) Firewall
2 18 (9.63%) LAN
3 15 (8.02%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.49%) Wireless
5 11 (5.88%) WAN
6 10 (5.35%) Cisco Wireless
6 10 (5.35%) DNS
6 10 (5.35%) VPN
7 9 (4.81%) DHCP
7 9 (4.81%) VoIP
8 8 (4.28%) WLAN
9 7 (3.74%) 802.11
10 6 (3.21%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (3.21%) Network Security
11 5 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.14%) BGP
12 4 (2.14%) BIG-IP
12 4 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (2.14%) OSPF
12 4 (2.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) MySQL
2 6 (3.21%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.67%) Pentaho
3 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) DB2
5 3 (1.60%) Ingres
5 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.07%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.07%) Power BI
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.53%) HBase
7 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.74%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.74%) JIRA
4 3 (1.60%) Selenium
4 3 (1.60%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.07%) MSI
5 2 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.53%) GitLab
6 1 (0.53%) JMeter
6 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (2.67%) Finance
2 3 (1.60%) Aerospace
2 3 (1.60%) Military
3 1 (0.53%) Automotive
3 1 (0.53%) Legal
3 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (15.51%) Architect
1 29 (15.51%) Project Manager
2 20 (10.70%) Operations Engineer
3 18 (9.63%) Analyst
4 17 (9.09%) Developer
5 16 (8.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 15 (8.02%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Consultant
7 10 (5.35%) Network Operations Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 8 (4.28%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.21%) Data Centre Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Data Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 11 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (4.81%) .NET
3 6 (3.21%) J2EE
4 5 (2.67%) Middleware
4 5 (2.67%) RESTful
4 5 (2.67%) Web Services
5 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.14%) HTML
5 4 (2.14%) Node.js
5 4 (2.14%) Spring
6 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.60%) CSS
6 3 (1.60%) Express
6 3 (1.60%) JSON
6 3 (1.60%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (1.60%) Sensu
6 3 (1.60%) Servlets
6 3 (1.60%) XML
6 3 (1.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.81%) Private Cloud
4 8 (4.28%) Cyberattack
5 4 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.14%) CMDB
6 3 (1.60%) Clustering
6 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Linux
2 22 (11.76%) Windows
3 14 (7.49%) Unix
4 7 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.14%) CentOS
5 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.07%) Android
7 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.58%) Network Design
3 23 (12.30%) PRINCE2
4 22 (11.76%) DevOps
5 20 (10.70%) Project Management
6 19 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (9.09%) ITIL
7 17 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (8.56%) Migration
8 16 (8.56%) Open Source
9 15 (8.02%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (6.42%) Information Security
10 12 (6.42%) Scrum
11 11 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.88%) TOGAF
12 9 (4.81%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.81%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (4.81%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.81%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.63%) Java
2 16 (8.56%) SQL
3 9 (4.81%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.67%) C
4 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.14%) C#
5 4 (2.14%) Ruby
6 3 (1.60%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.60%) Python
7 2 (1.07%) Groovy
7 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.07%) Scala
8 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 138 (73.80%) SC Cleared
2 18 (9.63%) Degree
3 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.28%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.21%) CISSP
5 4 (2.14%) CCDP
5 4 (2.14%) CCIE
5 4 (2.14%) CCNP
6 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.07%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.07%) CISM
7 2 (1.07%) CRISC
7 2 (1.07%) SANS
7 2 (1.07%) SSCP
8 1 (0.53%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) CISMP
8 1 (0.53%) GCFA
8 1 (0.53%) GCIA
8 1 (0.53%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.60%) Docker
3 3 (1.60%) Xen
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) Puppet
2 7 (3.74%) Ansible
3 6 (3.21%) QRadar
3 6 (3.21%) Terraform
4 5 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.14%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.60%) SCCM
7 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.53%) Grafana
8 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.53%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.53%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 35 (18.72%) Cisco
2 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.02%) VMware
4 11 (5.88%) Oracle
5 8 (4.28%) McAfee
6 7 (3.74%) AlienVault
7 6 (3.21%) Apple
7 6 (3.21%) BMC
7 6 (3.21%) IBM
7 6 (3.21%) SAP
7 6 (3.21%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.21%) Splunk
8 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.14%) F5
9 4 (2.14%) Infoblox
9 4 (2.14%) Meraki
9 4 (2.14%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.60%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.60%) Google