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 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 102 141 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.10% 21.63% 22.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 71.33% 61.57% 64.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 95 49
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.21% +14.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £18.50 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £18.50 £26.90
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 Newcastle upon Tyne.

Academic & Professional Certification
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 143 229 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.78% 35.12% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 153 76
Median daily rate £360 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.50 £27.50
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 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

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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

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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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

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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 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 244 (72.62%) SC Cleared
2 145 (43.15%) Windows
3 106 (31.55%) Windows Server
4 92 (27.38%) Active Directory
5 91 (27.08%) ITIL
6 88 (26.19%) HP
7 82 (24.40%) Linux
8 76 (22.62%) Microsoft
9 67 (19.94%) Unix
10 62 (18.45%) Migration
11 56 (16.67%) SQL
12 55 (16.37%) DNS
13 51 (15.18%) Change Control
14 48 (14.29%) VMware
15 47 (13.99%) DHCP
15 47 (13.99%) Oracle
16 46 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 45 (13.39%) PowerShell
18 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 43 (12.80%) Cisco
20 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 41 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
21 40 (11.90%) SCCM
21 40 (11.90%) Red Hat
21 40 (11.90%) DevOps
22 39 (11.61%) TCP/IP
23 38 (11.31%) MS Excel
24 36 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
25 35 (10.42%) WebLogic

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 35 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 18 (5.36%) Confluence
3 17 (5.06%) Skype for Business
4 16 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.08%) CMS
8 7 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.79%) JBoss
9 6 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.19%) Apache
11 4 (1.19%) FileNet
11 4 (1.19%) iPlanet
11 4 (1.19%) SAS
12 3 (0.89%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 38 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.17%) MS Office
3 5 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.55%) Office 365
3 13 (3.87%) Trello
4 9 (2.68%) SaaS
5 6 (1.79%) IaaS
5 6 (1.79%) PaaS
6 3 (0.89%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.37%) DNS
2 47 (13.99%) DHCP
3 39 (11.61%) TCP/IP
4 33 (9.82%) Firewall
4 33 (9.82%) LAN
5 30 (8.93%) WAN
6 22 (6.55%) Wireless
7 15 (4.46%) BIG-IP
8 13 (3.87%) Skype
9 12 (3.57%) Internet
10 9 (2.68%) Intranet
11 7 (2.08%) LDAP
11 7 (2.08%) SMS
12 6 (1.79%) 3G
12 6 (1.79%) Network Security
12 6 (1.79%) SAN
12 6 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.49%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.19%) X.500
15 3 (0.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.04%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.08%) BODI
4 7 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.79%) DB2
6 5 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.89%) Ingres
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.60%) Big Data
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (7.74%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 22 (6.55%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.76%) JIRA
5 13 (3.87%) GitLab
6 7 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.79%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.89%) MSI
8 3 (0.89%) Sahi
8 3 (0.89%) Selenium
8 3 (0.89%) WATIR
9 2 (0.60%) GCC
9 2 (0.60%) GDB
9 2 (0.60%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.30%) Log4j
10 1 (0.30%) NMock
10 1 (0.30%) ProC
10 1 (0.30%) WiX
General
1 12 (3.57%) Finance
2 9 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (15.77%) Support Engineer
2 31 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (7.74%) Architect
3 26 (7.74%) Network Engineer
4 23 (6.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 20 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (5.95%) Automation Engineer
6 19 (5.65%) Desktop Support
6 19 (5.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 19 (5.65%) Developer
7 18 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (4.46%) Migration Engineer
10 14 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 14 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (3.87%) Analyst
12 12 (3.57%) Administrator
12 12 (3.57%) Consultant
12 12 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.85%) Software Packaging
2 10 (2.98%) .NET
2 10 (2.98%) XML
3 8 (2.38%) Middleware
4 6 (1.79%) HTML
4 6 (1.79%) J2EE
4 6 (1.79%) Web Services
5 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.89%) CSS
6 3 (0.89%) jQuery
7 2 (0.60%) Laravel
7 2 (0.60%) REST
7 2 (0.60%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.30%) JAX-RPC
8 1 (0.30%) JDBC
8 1 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.30%) WSDL
8 1 (0.30%) XSL
8 1 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.98%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.68%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.08%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.49%) Replication
8 5 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.19%) Clustering
9 4 (1.19%) NHS
9 4 (1.19%) PKI
10 3 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Tandem
11 2 (0.60%) User Experience
12 1 (0.30%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 145 (43.15%) Windows
2 106 (31.55%) Windows Server
3 82 (24.40%) Linux
4 67 (19.94%) Unix
5 46 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (9.23%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.46%) Solaris
9 12 (3.57%) AIX
10 9 (2.68%) HPUX
11 7 (2.08%) Android
11 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.79%) zOS
13 5 (1.49%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.60%) SUSE
14 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.08%) ITIL
2 62 (18.45%) Migration
3 51 (15.18%) Change Control
4 41 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (11.90%) DevOps
6 29 (8.63%) Service Management
7 28 (8.33%) Open Source
8 27 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (8.04%) ITSM
8 27 (8.04%) Network Design
9 24 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 20 (5.95%) Change Management
10 20 (5.95%) Project Management
10 20 (5.95%) Software Delivery
11 19 (5.65%) Server Monitoring
12 18 (5.36%) Problem Management
13 17 (5.06%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (4.46%) Quality Management
16 13 (3.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.67%) SQL
2 45 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 26 (7.74%) VB
4 25 (7.44%) Perl
5 24 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.46%) Java
7 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.68%) C
9 6 (1.79%) VBScript
10 4 (1.19%) Ruby
11 3 (0.89%) C#
11 3 (0.89%) C++
11 3 (0.89%) PHP
11 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.30%) COBOL
13 1 (0.30%) Jython
13 1 (0.30%) Python
13 1 (0.30%) REXX
13 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 244 (72.62%) SC Cleared
2 36 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 25 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (6.55%) CCNP
5 21 (6.25%) Degree
5 21 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 21 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 20 (5.95%) CCIE
6 20 (5.95%) CCSA
7 18 (5.36%) CCDP
7 18 (5.36%) CCIP
7 18 (5.36%) CCSE
7 18 (5.36%) JNCIE
8 12 (3.57%) HP ASE
8 12 (3.57%) HP MASE
9 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.68%) MCSE
11 3 (0.89%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.89%) CCNA
12 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.08%) PMO
3 6 (1.79%) QA
3 6 (1.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 92 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.93%) XenApp
4 21 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (4.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.38%) XenServer
7 5 (1.49%) Firmware
7 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.89%) KVM
10 2 (0.60%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.30%) Docker
11 1 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (11.90%) SCCM
2 33 (9.82%) HP SiteScope
3 26 (7.74%) Ansible
4 19 (5.65%) FortiGate
5 18 (5.36%) Dollar Universe
6 15 (4.46%) Tivoli
7 7 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (1.79%) Puppet
9 5 (1.49%) Control-M
9 5 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.19%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.89%) HP UCMDB
11 3 (0.89%) MOM
11 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.60%) SCOM
12 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.60%) WMI
12 2 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (26.19%) HP
2 76 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 48 (14.29%) VMware
4 47 (13.99%) Oracle
5 43 (12.80%) Cisco
6 40 (11.90%) Red Hat
7 34 (10.12%) F5
8 27 (8.04%) Citrix
9 25 (7.44%) TIBCO
10 24 (7.14%) CheckPoint
11 22 (6.55%) Juniper
11 22 (6.55%) Riverbed
12 21 (6.25%) Fortinet
13 17 (5.06%) AppSense
14 16 (4.76%) Atlassian
15 15 (4.46%) Aruba
16 10 (2.98%) CA
17 7 (2.08%) IBM
17 7 (2.08%) SAP
17 7 (2.08%) Sun