Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 123 404 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.70% 17.69% 9.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.94% 48.50% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 347 114
North East median daily rate £313 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +4.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £236 £231
90th Percentile £530 £443 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 20
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +10.48% -7.89%
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -50.79% -3.18% +98.73%

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 352 833 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.76% 36.47% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 593 309
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £249
90th Percentile £540 £525 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 51 38
North East median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +13.92% -28.18%
10th Percentile £8.38 £11.25 £13.21
90th Percentile £45.50 £40.00 £43.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 -7 101 £318 -6.62% 12
Durham -3 5 £328 -27.14% 1
Northumberland - 2 £290 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (46.34%) Windows
3 51 (41.46%) ITIL
4 42 (34.15%) Windows Server
5 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
5 35 (28.46%) Active Directory
6 34 (27.64%) Citrix
7 29 (23.58%) Project Management
7 29 (23.58%) DNS
7 29 (23.58%) Linux
8 28 (22.76%) Unix
8 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (21.95%) XenApp
10 26 (21.14%) DHCP
10 26 (21.14%) HP
11 25 (20.33%) Solaris
11 25 (20.33%) SAP
11 25 (20.33%) VMware
12 23 (18.70%) Migration
12 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
13 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (17.07%) XenDesktop
15 20 (16.26%) AIX
15 20 (16.26%) Service Management
15 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
16 19 (15.45%) SAN
17 16 (13.01%) Change Management
17 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
17 16 (13.01%) Ivanti
18 15 (12.20%) Management Information System

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 15 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.38%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.94%) IIS
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.50%) OpenStack
4 8 (6.50%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.07%) Apache
6 5 (4.07%) iPlanet
6 5 (4.07%) JBoss
6 5 (4.07%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Office 365
2 7 (5.69%) PaaS
3 6 (4.88%) IaaS
3 6 (4.88%) SaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.81%) Boomi
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.58%) DNS
2 26 (21.14%) DHCP
3 19 (15.45%) SAN
4 11 (8.94%) NetScaler
5 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.69%) Skype
7 6 (4.88%) Firewall
8 4 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.44%) VSAN
10 2 (1.63%) Internet
10 2 (1.63%) NAS
11 1 (0.81%) 3G
11 1 (0.81%) HTTP
11 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.81%) Network Security
11 1 (0.81%) SMS
11 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (15.45%) Support Engineer
2 17 (13.82%) Analyst
3 15 (12.20%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Consultant
4 9 (7.32%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.32%) Unix Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Solaris Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Architect
6 6 (4.88%) Backup Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Mobility Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) XML
3 6 (4.88%) ISPF
4 5 (4.07%) J2EE
5 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) XSD
5 1 (0.81%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) Clustering
4 5 (4.07%) PKI
4 5 (4.07%) VSAM
5 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.63%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.63%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.63%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.63%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) CESG
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) Tandem
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.34%) Windows
2 42 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 29 (23.58%) Linux
4 28 (22.76%) Unix
4 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (20.33%) Solaris
6 20 (16.26%) AIX
7 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.94%) HPUX
9 10 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (6.50%) Android
10 8 (6.50%) Apple iOS
11 7 (5.69%) MVS
12 6 (4.88%) SUSE
12 6 (4.88%) VME
12 6 (4.88%) VMS
13 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (4.07%) Windows Phone
13 5 (4.07%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.46%) ITIL
2 29 (23.58%) Project Management
3 23 (18.70%) Migration
4 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
4 20 (16.26%) Service Management
5 16 (13.01%) Change Management
6 13 (10.57%) Business Continuity
6 13 (10.57%) ITIL V3
7 11 (8.94%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.13%) Incident Management
8 10 (8.13%) PRINCE2
9 9 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.32%) Open Source
10 8 (6.50%) Process Improvement
10 8 (6.50%) Release Management
10 8 (6.50%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.69%) Data Management
11 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.88%) Content Management
12 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.57%) SQL
3 9 (7.32%) Perl
3 9 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.50%) Korn
5 7 (5.69%) C
5 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.88%) C#
6 6 (4.88%) JCL
7 5 (4.07%) Python
8 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.44%) C-shell
8 3 (2.44%) VBA
9 2 (1.63%) Java
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) XPath
10 1 (0.81%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.32%) Degree
5 8 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.88%) MCSE
7 5 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.25%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.81%) CISSP
10 1 (0.81%) CITP
10 1 (0.81%) IISP
10 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.81%) MBCS
10 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.07%) PMO
2 1 (0.81%) P3O
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.95%) XenApp
3 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (17.07%) XenDesktop
5 11 (8.94%) vSphere
6 10 (8.13%) XenServer
7 6 (4.88%) Brightmail
7 6 (4.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.07%) RACF
8 5 (4.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (3.25%) Firmware
9 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.44%) Samba
10 3 (2.44%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.63%) KVM
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) XenMobile
3 6 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.07%) AirWatch
4 5 (4.07%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (4.07%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (3.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.25%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (3.25%) PowerCLI
5 4 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.44%) SafeCom
6 3 (2.44%) vRealize
7 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.63%) Puppet
7 2 (1.63%) PureDisk
7 2 (1.63%) Simpana
7 2 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.64%) Citrix
3 26 (21.14%) HP
4 25 (20.33%) SAP
4 25 (20.33%) VMware
5 16 (13.01%) Ivanti
5 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
6 14 (11.38%) Oracle
7 11 (8.94%) Cisco
7 11 (8.94%) Sun
8 9 (7.32%) Veritas
9 8 (6.50%) EMC
9 8 (6.50%) IBM
10 7 (5.69%) Brocade
10 7 (5.69%) ServiceNow
11 6 (4.88%) Apple
11 6 (4.88%) IronPort
11 6 (4.88%) Symantec
12 5 (4.07%) BMC
12 5 (4.07%) McAfee