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 22 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 4 23
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 23 62 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.93% 18.67% 4.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.16% 59.05% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 13
Median daily rate £408 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £588 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

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 37 105 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.14% 31.63% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 63 34
Median daily rate £500 £400 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £505 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -16 20 £408 +1.87% 1
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) Windows
3 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 10 (18.52%) DevOps
4 10 (18.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.81%) CISSP
6 8 (14.81%) CISM
6 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
6 8 (14.81%) SCCM
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Puppet
6 8 (14.81%) Security Architecture
6 8 (14.81%) GDPR
6 8 (14.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (14.81%) CLAS
7 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (11.11%) Oracle
8 6 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (9.26%) Ansible
9 5 (9.26%) Patch Management
9 5 (9.26%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (9.26%) ITIL
9 5 (9.26%) SLA
9 5 (9.26%) JMeter
9 5 (9.26%) Performance Management

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 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Datadog
1 4 (7.41%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Google Drive
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) G Suite
4 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) DNS
1 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) JMeter
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) Artifactory
3 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.41%) Gradle
3 4 (7.41%) Maven
3 4 (7.41%) SonarQube
3 4 (7.41%) Spock
4 3 (5.56%) AdminStudio
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.85%) Mocha
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Consultant
2 8 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Security Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Service Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.56%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared Application Packager
6 3 (5.56%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.70%) Node.js
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) Express
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) JMS
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) JSP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (1.85%) SAML
3 1 (1.85%) Servlets
3 1 (1.85%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) CentOS
3 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) DevOps
2 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.81%) Security Architecture
3 6 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Patch Management
4 5 (9.26%) Performance Management
4 5 (9.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.41%) CRM
5 4 (7.41%) Information Governance
5 4 (7.41%) Service Management
5 4 (7.41%) SOA
5 4 (7.41%) Task Automation
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.56%) VBScript
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (14.81%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (14.81%) CISM
3 8 (14.81%) CISSP
3 8 (14.81%) CLAS
4 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) CISA
5 1 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) GDPR
1 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 4 (7.41%) XenApp
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
1 8 (14.81%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) Ansible
3 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Google
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.56%) Altiris
4 3 (5.56%) Apple
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Wyse
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) Lumension