Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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 Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 15 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 44 52 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.84% 8.39% 17.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.00% 53.61% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 68
Merseyside median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% -0.63% -15.25%
10th Percentile £223 £211 £313
90th Percentile £605 £566 £586
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £11.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +51.19% -
10th Percentile £14.13 £17.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £16.38 £17.50 £11.95
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +7.50%

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 80 97 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.90% 15.65% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 119
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% -
10th Percentile £222 £263 £283
90th Percentile £620 £558 £555
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £11.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +51.19% -48.56%
10th Percentile £14.13 £17.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £16.38 £17.50 £11.95
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £37.48
% change year-on-year -9.94% +3.40% +26.09%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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
Liverpool +2 33 £375 -5.66% 3
Southport - 10 £513 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (36.36%) Oracle
3 10 (22.73%) JDeveloper
3 10 (22.73%) Web Services
4 9 (20.45%) SOA
4 9 (20.45%) Migration
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.91%) Unix
7 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.64%) Firewall
7 6 (13.64%) BPEL
7 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (13.64%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
7 6 (13.64%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.36%) Office 365
8 5 (11.36%) Skype
8 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
8 5 (11.36%) VMware
8 5 (11.36%) Cisco
8 5 (11.36%) ITIL
8 5 (11.36%) XML
8 5 (11.36%) AIX
8 5 (11.36%) Siebel
8 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.36%) SQL
9 4 (9.09%) Java

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 8 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Office 365
3 4 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) Skype
3 3 (6.82%) FTP
3 3 (6.82%) HTTP
3 3 (6.82%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.27%) SMS
5 1 (2.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) JDeveloper
2 4 (9.09%) Ant
General
1 2 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) Administrator
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 6 (13.64%) SOA Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Office 365 Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) WebCenter Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Siebel Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Transition Manager
6 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) XML
3 4 (9.09%) J2EE
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (6.82%) WebCenter
5 2 (4.55%) Ajax
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (2.27%) JAAS
6 1 (2.27%) JMS
6 1 (2.27%) jQuery
6 1 (2.27%) JSP
6 1 (2.27%) SAML
6 1 (2.27%) Servlets
6 1 (2.27%) SOAP
6 1 (2.27%) WSDL
6 1 (2.27%) XHTML
6 1 (2.27%) XSD
6 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Unix
2 5 (11.36%) AIX
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Migration
1 9 (20.45%) SOA
2 6 (13.64%) BPEL
2 6 (13.64%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) Network Design
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (4.55%) SDLC
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.27%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) VBA
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.27%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) GDPR
1 1 (2.27%) PMO
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Terraform
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) Siebel
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) SAP