Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 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 Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 6 11
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 57 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.40% 12.93% 12.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 58.16% 56.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 45 53
Merseyside median daily rate £513 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £157 £175 £259
90th Percentile £585 £544 £579
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +45.83% -
North West median hourly rate £37.52 £43.00 £40.13
% change year-on-year -12.74% +7.17% +8.45%

SC 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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 66 98 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.17% 22.22% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 67 80
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £159 £200 £261
90th Percentile £579 £535 £576
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +62.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £14.10 £17.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £22.90 £22.68 £13.00
North West median hourly rate £33.70 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +3.69% +16.07% -11.14%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Merseyside

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Liverpool -36 5 £538 +29.52% 1
Southport - 3 £325 -
Bootle - 2 £558 -
Birkenhead - 1 £133 - 1
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SAS
2 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (8.33%) PMO
4 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec