Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 126 133 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.40% 11.06% 18.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.96% 38.11% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 106 364
North East median daily rate £400 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £213 £220
90th Percentile £513 £491 £439
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 28
North East median hourly rate - £48.75 £28.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.11% +8.94%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.25
% change year-on-year +87.17% -49.80% +4.93%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 371 349 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.69% 29.01% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 266 641
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.35%
10th Percentile £277 £260 £223
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 54
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £36.25 £26.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.90% +35.96% +11.09%
10th Percentile £10.47 £9.88 £12.21
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.61 £40.00
England median hourly rate £28.72 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +22.19% -7.84% -1.92%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the North East

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the North East

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the North East

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the North East

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -5 108 £400 +14.29% 16
Durham -11 6 £393 +101.28%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (35.71%) ITIL
3 30 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 29 (23.02%) HP
4 29 (23.02%) Service Management
5 28 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 25 (19.84%) Windows
7 24 (19.05%) Service Delivery
8 23 (18.25%) Linux
8 23 (18.25%) SQL
9 22 (17.46%) Oracle
10 21 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 21 (16.67%) EMC
11 20 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (15.87%) Windows Server
11 20 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (14.29%) VMware
13 17 (13.49%) ITSM
14 16 (12.70%) Management Information System
14 16 (12.70%) Shell Script
14 16 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (12.70%) Puppet
14 16 (12.70%) 3PAR
14 16 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (12.70%) ITIL V3
14 16 (12.70%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (11.90%) GitLab
15 15 (11.90%) Security Hardening
15 15 (11.90%) Runbook

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.73%) TPMS
4 4 (3.17%) FileNet
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.56%) IaaS
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.56%) PaaS
3 6 (4.76%) SaaS
4 5 (3.97%) iPaaS
5 4 (3.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) Firewall
2 11 (8.73%) NAS
2 11 (8.73%) SAN
3 8 (6.35%) HTTP
3 8 (6.35%) HTTPS
3 8 (6.35%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.97%) ATM
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.97%) VSAT
5 4 (3.17%) WAN
6 3 (2.38%) DHCP
6 3 (2.38%) DNS
6 3 (2.38%) Internet
6 3 (2.38%) Network Security
7 2 (1.59%) LAN
7 2 (1.59%) VoIP
7 2 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.38%) Big Data
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) Redis
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) GitLab
2 11 (8.73%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.59%) JIRA
4 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.79%) Bower
5 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.79%) Grunt
5 1 (0.79%) Maven
5 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (18.25%) Analyst
2 21 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 20 (15.87%) Applications Support
4 16 (12.70%) Architect
5 14 (11.11%) Administrator
6 13 (10.32%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Network Architect
10 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) Senior Applications Support
10 7 (5.56%) Server Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Service Manager
11 6 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.97%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) CSS3
3 1 (0.79%) HTML5
3 1 (0.79%) J2EE
3 1 (0.79%) jQuery
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
3 1 (0.79%) OAuth
3 1 (0.79%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.79%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (0.79%) RESTful
3 1 (0.79%) Sass
3 1 (0.79%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.14%) Clustering
2 9 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.76%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.97%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.17%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (3.17%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (3.17%) RIA
6 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Handset
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.84%) Windows
2 23 (18.25%) Linux
3 20 (15.87%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.52%) VME
6 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.17%) Unix
8 2 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) ITIL
2 29 (23.02%) Service Management
3 24 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 20 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (13.49%) ITSM
6 16 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (12.70%) ITIL V3
6 16 (12.70%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (11.90%) Runbook
7 15 (11.90%) Security Hardening
8 13 (10.32%) OO
9 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (9.52%) DevOps
10 11 (8.73%) Incident Management
11 10 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.94%) Migration
11 10 (7.94%) Statistics
12 9 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) SQL
2 16 (12.70%) Shell Script
3 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.59%) Java
4 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.73%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.56%) CCNA
3 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.76%) CISSP
5 5 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.97%) CCNP
5 5 (3.97%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (3.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (2.38%) Degree
8 2 (1.59%) CISM
8 2 (1.59%) CRISC
8 2 (1.59%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.59%) ISACA
8 2 (1.59%) MCSA
8 2 (1.59%) MCSE
8 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.79%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.35%) GDPR
3 5 (3.97%) SLA
4 4 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (3.17%) QA
5 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.11%) XenApp
4 14 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 13 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (12.70%) Puppet
2 15 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (11.11%) SCCM
3 14 (11.11%) SCOM
3 14 (11.11%) vCenter Server
3 14 (11.11%) vMotion
4 13 (10.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.38%) Ansible
7 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.59%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.59%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.79%) Grafana
8 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.79%) Terraform
8 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) HP
2 28 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.46%) Oracle
4 21 (16.67%) EMC
5 18 (14.29%) VMware
6 16 (12.70%) 3PAR
7 15 (11.90%) BMC
7 15 (11.90%) Red Hat
8 11 (8.73%) Cisco
9 7 (5.56%) F5
10 6 (4.76%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.76%) Juniper
11 5 (3.97%) Gemalto
12 4 (3.17%) Google
12 4 (3.17%) Wonderware
13 3 (2.38%) Remedy
14 2 (1.59%) McAfee
14 2 (1.59%) NetApp
15 1 (0.79%) Amdocs
15 1 (0.79%) Micro Focus