Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +18
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 54 54 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.79% 8.31% 14.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.67% 57.45% 56.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 69
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -18.78%
10th Percentile £306 £205 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £560
North West median daily rate £450 £443 £420
% change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £11.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.00 £11.26
90th Percentile £16.38 £13.00 £11.95
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -9.30% - -5.98%

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 89 94 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.43% 14.46% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 112
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £303 £261 £287
90th Percentile £582 £578 £525
North West median daily rate £420 £420 £415
% change year-on-year - +1.20% +10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £14.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -14.74% -
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £16.38 £13.00 £17.25
North West median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -16.25% -6.98% +26.47%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +7 50 £425 +4.29% 3
Southport - 3 £513 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (53.70%) Oracle
3 20 (37.04%) Web Services
4 15 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (24.07%) JDeveloper
5 13 (24.07%) Migration
6 12 (22.22%) J2EE
6 12 (22.22%) Java
6 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.37%) WebLogic
7 11 (20.37%) SOA
8 10 (18.52%) WebCenter
8 10 (18.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (16.67%) SQL
9 9 (16.67%) XML
10 7 (12.96%) Siebel
10 7 (12.96%) Unix
11 6 (11.11%) LDAP
11 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
11 6 (11.11%) BPEL
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (11.11%) Business Activity Monitoring
12 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
12 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (9.26%) Selenium
12 5 (9.26%) Windows
12 5 (9.26%) AIX

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 11 (20.37%) WebLogic
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.26%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle BPEL
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.41%) Datadog
1 4 (7.41%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) FTP
1 5 (9.26%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) SSL
3 3 (5.56%) HTTPS
3 3 (5.56%) Skype
4 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.85%) SMS
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.70%) HBase
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) JDeveloper
2 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) Ant
3 4 (7.41%) Artifactory
3 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.41%) Gradle
3 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.41%) JMeter
3 4 (7.41%) Maven
3 4 (7.41%) SonarQube
3 4 (7.41%) Spock
4 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.85%) Hudson
4 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 9 (16.67%) WebCenter Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 6 (11.11%) SOA Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (7.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Portal Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Web Content Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Office 365 Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) Web Services
2 12 (22.22%) J2EE
3 10 (18.52%) WebCenter
4 9 (16.67%) XML
5 6 (11.11%) LDAP
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
6 4 (7.41%) Ajax
6 4 (7.41%) CSS
6 4 (7.41%) HTML
6 4 (7.41%) jQuery
6 4 (7.41%) JSP
6 4 (7.41%) Servlets
7 3 (5.56%) JMS
7 3 (5.56%) SOAP
7 3 (5.56%) WSDL
7 3 (5.56%) XSD
7 3 (5.56%) XSLT
8 2 (3.70%) Kafka
9 1 (1.85%) JAAS
9 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Unix
2 5 (9.26%) AIX
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (24.07%) Migration
3 11 (20.37%) SOA
4 6 (11.11%) BPEL
4 6 (11.11%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.41%) Content Development
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps
6 4 (7.41%) SDLC
6 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Service Design
7 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.70%) ETL
8 2 (3.70%) Master Data Management
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (5.56%) XPath
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) F#
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) P3O
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Ansible
1 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Siebel
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (3.70%) Teradata
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Informatica
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat