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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Merseyside
Rank 10 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 32 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.88% 11.57% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.14% 54.17% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 6
Median daily rate £385 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £335 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £488 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

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

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 72 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.28% 21.36% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 42
Median daily rate £405 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Liverpool 0 30 £405 +8.00% 3
SC Cleared
North West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) Oracle
3 13 (22.41%) Windows
3 13 (22.41%) SOA
3 13 (22.41%) Middleware
3 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (22.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (22.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (20.69%) Performance Management
5 11 (18.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (18.97%) DevOps
6 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
6 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 8 (13.79%) Linux
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Puppet
9 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
9 6 (10.34%) Web Services
9 6 (10.34%) LAN
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (10.34%) Migration
10 5 (8.62%) Firewall
10 5 (8.62%) Finance
10 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.62%) WAN
10 5 (8.62%) ITIL
10 5 (8.62%) SLA

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 13 (22.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.72%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) Datadog
3 3 (5.17%) GitHub
4 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) WAN
3 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.17%) Artifactory
2 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.17%) Gradle
2 3 (5.17%) JMeter
2 3 (5.17%) LSMW
2 3 (5.17%) Maven
2 3 (5.17%) Selenium
2 3 (5.17%) SonarQube
2 3 (5.17%) Spock
3 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.72%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) DBA
2 8 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared DBA
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Middleware
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.17%) BAPI
4 3 (5.17%) J2EE
4 3 (5.17%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Ajax
5 1 (1.72%) CSS
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) JMS
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
5 1 (1.72%) JSP
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.72%) Servlets
5 1 (1.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.90%) CentOS
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) SOA
2 12 (20.69%) Performance Management
3 11 (18.97%) DevOps
4 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Migration
7 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.62%) CRM
7 5 (8.62%) ITIL
7 5 (8.62%) Open Source
7 5 (8.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Time Management
9 3 (5.17%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (5.17%) Data Mapping
9 3 (5.17%) Data Transformation
9 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
9 3 (5.17%) Scrum
10 2 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) VBScript
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.90%) CCNA
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) CISA
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 7 (12.07%) Puppet
4 3 (5.17%) Ansible
4 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.17%) SCCM
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco
2 5 (8.62%) Forcepoint
2 5 (8.62%) Intel Security
2 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
4 3 (5.17%) Siebel
4 3 (5.17%) VMware
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) Altiris
6 1 (1.72%) Lumension
6 1 (1.72%) Wyse