The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

Security Clearance
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 34 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.66% 13.61% 7.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.71% 63.01% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 8
Median daily rate £405 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £43.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year -11.62% +18.13%  

Security 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 73 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.55% 21.60% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 42
Median daily rate £405 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +1.56%  
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 £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Merseyside

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Merseyside

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Merseyside over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Merseyside

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Merseyside

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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 Security Cleared within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 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 -1 31 £415 -0.89% 5
Security Cleared
North West

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 56 (94.92%) SC Cleared
2 17 (28.81%) Oracle
3 14 (23.73%) Windows
3 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
4 13 (22.03%) SOA
4 13 (22.03%) Middleware
4 13 (22.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (22.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (20.34%) Performance Management
6 11 (18.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (18.64%) DevOps
7 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
7 10 (16.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 8 (13.56%) Linux
8 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Puppet
9 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
10 6 (10.17%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 6 (10.17%) LAN
11 5 (8.47%) Intel Security
11 5 (8.47%) Forcepoint
11 5 (8.47%) CRM
11 5 (8.47%) SLA
11 5 (8.47%) Cisco
11 5 (8.47%) WAN
11 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
11 5 (8.47%) ITIL

Security 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 13 (22.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.08%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.69%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Datadog
3 3 (5.08%) GitHub
4 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) LAN
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) WAN
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) Artifactory
2 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.08%) Gradle
2 3 (5.08%) JMeter
2 3 (5.08%) LSMW
2 3 (5.08%) Maven
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) SonarQube
2 3 (5.08%) Spock
3 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.69%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) DBA
2 8 (13.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (10.17%) Administrator
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Middleware
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.08%) BAPI
3 3 (5.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) Ajax
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) J2EE
4 1 (1.69%) JMS
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) JSP
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (1.69%) Servlets
4 1 (1.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) CentOS
5 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) SOA
2 12 (20.34%) Performance Management
3 11 (18.64%) DevOps
4 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.47%) CRM
7 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 5 (8.47%) Open Source
7 5 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.78%) Time Management
9 3 (5.08%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (5.08%) Data Mapping
9 3 (5.08%) Data Transformation
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.08%) Patch Management
9 3 (5.08%) Scrum
10 2 (3.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 56 (94.92%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.78%) CCNA
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CISA
4 1 (1.69%) CISM
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 7 (11.86%) Puppet
4 3 (5.08%) Ansible
4 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) SCCM
5 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) Forcepoint
2 5 (8.47%) Intel Security
2 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Siebel
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Altiris
6 1 (1.69%) Lumension
6 1 (1.69%) Wyse