The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 97 607 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 27.71% 45.74% 18.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.90% 71.83% 59.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 415 60
Median daily rate £325 £310 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -6.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £393
% change year-on-year +7.18% -2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 7
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +3.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £25.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £36.00 £35.30
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 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%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Security 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 Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

Security 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 Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 141 (69.80%) SC Cleared
2 75 (37.13%) Windows
3 72 (35.64%) ITIL
4 58 (28.71%) Linux
5 57 (28.22%) Active Directory
5 57 (28.22%) HP
6 51 (25.25%) Windows Server
7 50 (24.75%) Microsoft
8 45 (22.28%) Cisco
9 41 (20.30%) Unix
9 41 (20.30%) Migration
10 38 (18.81%) Oracle
11 37 (18.32%) DevOps
11 37 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (17.33%) Red Hat
13 34 (16.83%) LAN
13 34 (16.83%) Firewall
13 34 (16.83%) F5
14 33 (16.34%) Service Management
15 32 (15.84%) WAN
15 32 (15.84%) WebLogic
16 29 (14.36%) PowerShell
17 28 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (12.38%) Network Design
18 25 (12.38%) CheckPoint
18 25 (12.38%) Ansible
18 25 (12.38%) Sonatype Nexus
19 24 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
19 24 (11.88%) Fortinet

Security 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 32 (15.84%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.91%) Confluence
4 17 (8.42%) MS Exchange
5 16 (7.92%) Skype for Business
6 12 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.46%) JBoss
7 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.96%) Apache
8 8 (3.96%) iPlanet
8 8 (3.96%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (3.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 8 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Documentum
10 1 (0.50%) SAS
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.40%) Office 365
3 14 (6.93%) Trello
4 2 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.83%) Firewall
1 34 (16.83%) LAN
2 32 (15.84%) WAN
3 23 (11.39%) Wireless
4 19 (9.41%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.42%) DHCP
5 17 (8.42%) DNS
6 16 (7.92%) BIG-IP
7 15 (7.43%) Skype
8 10 (4.95%) SAN
9 9 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (1.98%) Network Security
10 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.99%) 3G
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
13 1 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.90%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.99%) BODI
5 2 (0.99%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.50%) Power BI
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (12.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 23 (11.39%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.40%) Git (software)
4 16 (7.92%) JIRA
5 14 (6.93%) GitLab
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.50%) MSI
7 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.97%) Military
3 3 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (14.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (12.38%) Network Engineer
3 23 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (6.93%) Architect
6 11 (5.45%) Administrator
7 10 (4.95%) DBA
7 10 (4.95%) Messaging Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Backup Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Consultant
9 8 (3.96%) Migration Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.96%) Wintel Support
10 7 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.97%) Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.97%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.97%) Support Consultant
11 6 (2.97%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.40%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.96%) J2EE
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) HTML5
3 1 (0.50%) ISPF
3 1 (0.50%) JDBC
3 1 (0.50%) jQuery
3 1 (0.50%) JSF
3 1 (0.50%) Middleware
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.94%) Clustering
2 12 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.46%) Replication
4 8 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.96%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.97%) HP Storage
6 5 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.99%) IVR
7 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exalytics
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Tandem
8 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.13%) Windows
2 58 (28.71%) Linux
3 51 (25.25%) Windows Server
4 41 (20.30%) Unix
5 22 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (9.90%) AIX
7 20 (9.90%) Solaris
8 15 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (5.94%) HPUX
10 9 (4.46%) SUSE
10 9 (4.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.48%) Android
11 5 (2.48%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) MVS
12 1 (0.50%) VME
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.64%) ITIL
2 41 (20.30%) Migration
3 37 (18.32%) DevOps
4 33 (16.34%) Service Management
5 28 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (12.38%) Network Design
7 24 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (10.89%) Change Control
9 21 (10.40%) ITSM
10 17 (8.42%) Configuration Management
10 17 (8.42%) Open Source
10 17 (8.42%) Project Management
11 11 (5.45%) High Availability
12 10 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.46%) Incident Management
14 8 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (3.96%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (3.96%) Virtual Environments
15 7 (3.47%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.36%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.42%) SQL
3 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.49%) Java
4 3 (1.49%) Perl
4 3 (1.49%) VB
4 3 (1.49%) VBA
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) COBOL
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 141 (69.80%) SC Cleared
2 24 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (11.39%) CCNP
4 22 (10.89%) JNCIA
4 22 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (10.40%) CCIE
5 21 (10.40%) CCSA
6 20 (9.90%) CCDP
6 20 (9.90%) CCIP
6 20 (9.90%) CCSE
6 20 (9.90%) JNCIE
7 19 (9.41%) DV Cleared
8 17 (8.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (7.92%) Degree
10 13 (6.44%) HP ASE
10 13 (6.44%) HP MASE
11 12 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (3.96%) MCSE
13 5 (2.48%) PMI Certification
13 5 (2.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.47%) SLA
3 6 (2.97%) PMO
4 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 57 (28.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.47%) XenApp
4 5 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.49%) XenServer
7 2 (0.99%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 25 (12.38%) Ansible
2 23 (11.39%) FortiGate
3 18 (8.91%) Dollar Universe
4 10 (4.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (4.95%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (4.46%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (4.46%) NetBackup
5 9 (4.46%) SCCM
6 7 (3.47%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.48%) Puppet
7 5 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.98%) Netcool
9 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.49%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.99%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.99%) Terraform
11 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 57 (28.22%) HP
2 50 (24.75%) Microsoft
3 45 (22.28%) Cisco
4 38 (18.81%) Oracle
5 35 (17.33%) Red Hat
6 34 (16.83%) F5
7 25 (12.38%) CheckPoint
8 24 (11.88%) Fortinet
9 23 (11.39%) Juniper
9 23 (11.39%) Riverbed
10 20 (9.90%) TIBCO
11 16 (7.92%) Atlassian
12 13 (6.44%) Veritas
13 12 (5.94%) Aruba
14 9 (4.46%) Brocade
14 9 (4.46%) Citrix
14 9 (4.46%) EMC
14 9 (4.46%) Symantec
14 9 (4.46%) VMware
15 8 (3.96%) IBM
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