The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for SC 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 62 509 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.71% 38.36% 10.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.76% 60.24% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 338 39
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £219 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.73% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 34 6
Median hourly rate £36.50 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.07% +3.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £26.50 £17.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne.

Academic & Professional Certification
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 145 845 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 41.43% 63.68% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 572 94
Median daily rate £353 £308 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.63% -9.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 58 11
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £36.00 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (39.01%) Windows
3 49 (34.75%) Linux
4 48 (34.04%) ITIL
5 47 (33.33%) HP
6 40 (28.37%) Active Directory
7 37 (26.24%) Cisco
7 37 (26.24%) Windows Server
8 35 (24.82%) Microsoft
9 32 (22.70%) Unix
10 30 (21.28%) Red Hat
10 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (20.57%) Oracle
12 28 (19.86%) Firewall
12 28 (19.86%) DevOps
13 27 (19.15%) F5
13 27 (19.15%) Migration
14 26 (18.44%) WebLogic
14 26 (18.44%) LAN
15 24 (17.02%) WAN
16 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
17 21 (14.89%) Ansible
18 20 (14.18%) CheckPoint
18 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (14.18%) Sonatype Nexus
19 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (13.48%) Fortinet
19 19 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
20 18 (12.77%) CCNP

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 (18.44%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.35%) Confluence
3 12 (8.51%) Skype for Business
4 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.38%) MS Exchange
6 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.67%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (5.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (5.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (4.96%) JBoss
7 7 (4.96%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.26%) Apache
8 6 (4.26%) iPlanet
8 6 (4.26%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.71%) Documentum
10 1 (0.71%) SAS
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (12.06%) Office 365
4 13 (9.22%) Trello
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.86%) Firewall
2 26 (18.44%) LAN
3 24 (17.02%) WAN
4 18 (12.77%) Wireless
5 13 (9.22%) DHCP
5 13 (9.22%) DNS
5 13 (9.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.80%) BIG-IP
6 11 (7.80%) Skype
7 9 (6.38%) SAN
8 8 (5.67%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.13%) Network Security
9 3 (2.13%) VLAN
10 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.42%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.71%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.06%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.42%) BODI
6 2 (1.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.71%) Power BI
7 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 18 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.93%) JIRA
4 13 (9.22%) GitLab
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.71%) MSI
6 1 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.71%) Finance
2 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (17.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (14.89%) Network Engineer
3 14 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Administrator
5 8 (5.67%) Backup Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Architect
6 7 (4.96%) Consultant
6 7 (4.96%) DBA
7 6 (4.26%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (4.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) Messaging Support
7 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 6 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (3.55%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Migration Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.55%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) Software Packaging
2 7 (4.96%) J2EE
3 1 (0.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) ISPF
3 1 (0.71%) JDBC
3 1 (0.71%) JSF
3 1 (0.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Clustering
3 8 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.96%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.96%) Replication
5 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.55%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.42%) IVR
6 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Tandem
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.71%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.01%) Windows
2 49 (34.75%) Linux
3 37 (26.24%) Windows Server
4 32 (22.70%) Unix
5 18 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (12.06%) AIX
6 17 (12.06%) Solaris
7 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (7.09%) HPUX
10 7 (4.96%) SUSE
11 5 (3.55%) Android
11 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.71%) MVS
12 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.04%) ITIL
2 28 (19.86%) DevOps
3 27 (19.15%) Migration
4 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.77%) Network Design
7 17 (12.06%) Change Control
7 17 (12.06%) Service Management
8 15 (10.64%) ITSM
8 15 (10.64%) Open Source
9 14 (9.93%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.38%) High Availability
11 8 (5.67%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.96%) Project Management
13 6 (4.26%) Load Balancing
13 6 (4.26%) People Management
13 6 (4.26%) Quality Management
13 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.51%) SQL
3 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.13%) VBA
5 2 (1.42%) Java
5 2 (1.42%) Perl
5 2 (1.42%) VB
6 1 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) REXX
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (12.77%) CCNP
4 17 (12.06%) JNCIA
5 16 (11.35%) CCIE
5 16 (11.35%) CCSA
6 15 (10.64%) CCDP
6 15 (10.64%) CCIP
6 15 (10.64%) CCSE
6 15 (10.64%) JNCIE
6 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.38%) Degree
8 8 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (5.67%) HP ASE
8 8 (5.67%) HP MASE
9 7 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.55%) MCSE
10 5 (3.55%) PMI Certification
10 5 (3.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.55%) PMO
2 5 (3.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 40 (28.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.42%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (14.89%) Ansible
2 18 (12.77%) FortiGate
3 15 (10.64%) Dollar Universe
4 9 (6.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (5.67%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (5.67%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.26%) Backup Exec
6 6 (4.26%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (3.55%) SCCM
8 4 (2.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.42%) Perfmon
10 2 (1.42%) Puppet
11 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.71%) MOM
11 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.71%) Terraform
11 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 47 (33.33%) HP
2 37 (26.24%) Cisco
3 35 (24.82%) Microsoft
4 30 (21.28%) Red Hat
5 29 (20.57%) Oracle
6 27 (19.15%) F5
7 20 (14.18%) CheckPoint
8 19 (13.48%) Fortinet
9 18 (12.77%) Juniper
9 18 (12.77%) Riverbed
10 17 (12.06%) TIBCO
11 15 (10.64%) Atlassian
12 11 (7.80%) Aruba
13 10 (7.09%) Veritas
14 8 (5.67%) Brocade
14 8 (5.67%) EMC
14 8 (5.67%) Symantec
15 7 (4.96%) IBM
16 6 (4.26%) Sun
17 5 (3.55%) VMware
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