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 23 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 Clearance
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 3 19
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 23 66 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.95% 19.82% 6.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.71% 61.68% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 15
Median daily rate £440 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £580 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £393
% change year-on-year +7.18% -2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.66 £31.40
% change year-on-year +16.36% +3.99%  

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 35 107 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.57% 32.13% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 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 £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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 £440 +10.00% 1
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 54 (93.10%) SC Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) Windows
3 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.24%) DevOps
4 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
6 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
6 8 (13.79%) Puppet
6 8 (13.79%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (13.79%) CLAS
6 8 (13.79%) GDPR
6 8 (13.79%) CISM
6 8 (13.79%) CISSP
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.79%) SCCM
7 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (10.34%) Oracle
8 6 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.62%) Ansible
9 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (8.62%) Patch Management
9 5 (8.62%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (8.62%) ITIL
9 5 (8.62%) SLA

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 4 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.72%) Liferay
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.72%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Datadog
1 4 (6.90%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) Google Drive
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) G Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) DNS
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) JMeter
2 5 (8.62%) Selenium
3 4 (6.90%) Artifactory
3 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
3 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.90%) Gradle
3 4 (6.90%) Maven
3 4 (6.90%) SonarQube
3 4 (6.90%) Spock
4 3 (5.17%) AdminStudio
4 3 (5.17%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.72%) Mocha
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Electronics
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Consultant
2 8 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Security Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.17%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) DBA
6 3 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared Application Packager
6 3 (5.17%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Middleware
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.45%) Node.js
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) Ajax
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) Express
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) JMS
3 1 (1.72%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) JSP
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (1.72%) SAML
3 1 (1.72%) Servlets
3 1 (1.72%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) Android
4 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.90%) CentOS
4 4 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) DevOps
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
3 6 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) Patch Management
4 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
4 5 (8.62%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.90%) CRM
5 4 (6.90%) Information Governance
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 4 (6.90%) SOA
5 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
5 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (6.90%) Time Management
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.17%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 54 (93.10%) SC Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (13.79%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (13.79%) CISM
3 8 (13.79%) CISSP
3 8 (13.79%) CLAS
4 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CISA
5 1 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) GDPR
1 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
2 4 (6.90%) XenApp
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Puppet
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Ansible
3 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) Google
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.17%) Altiris
4 3 (5.17%) Apple
4 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 3 (5.17%) Wyse
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Lumension