Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 170 204 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.41% 16.37% 27.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.93% 48.34% 55.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 156 493
North East median daily rate £333 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +4.84% -1.20%
10th Percentile £178 £200 £209
90th Percentile £515 £449 £440
England median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 49
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +35.09% +56.16%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.40 £21.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.88 £36.10
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.46% -7.14% +14.72%

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 387 422 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.52% 33.87% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 306 855
North East median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.33%
10th Percentile £197 £253 £209
90th Percentile £538 £518 £450
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 89
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.20% +14.29% +65.05%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.95 £47.63 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -3 155 £333 -2.21% 9
Durham -13 2 £167 -14.57% 1
Northumberland - 1 £290 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (45.29%) Windows
3 57 (33.53%) Citrix
4 53 (31.18%) Windows Server
5 49 (28.82%) Active Directory
6 47 (27.65%) DHCP
6 47 (27.65%) ITIL
6 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
6 47 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (27.06%) DNS
8 35 (20.59%) XenApp
9 34 (20.00%) HP
9 34 (20.00%) Linux
9 34 (20.00%) VMware
10 32 (18.82%) SAP
10 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (18.24%) SQL
12 29 (17.06%) Puppet
12 29 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (17.06%) PowerShell
13 27 (15.88%) DevOps
13 27 (15.88%) Degree
13 27 (15.88%) Ivanti
14 24 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (14.12%) XenDesktop
15 22 (12.94%) Apple iOS
15 22 (12.94%) Android
15 22 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (12.94%) Unix
15 22 (12.94%) SAN

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 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.65%) IIS
2 13 (7.65%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.12%) JBoss
4 7 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.94%) FileNet
5 5 (2.94%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.94%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.18%) TPMS
7 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.59%) nginx
7 1 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.06%) Datadog
4 3 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.76%) Office 365
5 2 (1.18%) G Suite
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.59%) Route 53
6 1 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.65%) DHCP
2 46 (27.06%) DNS
3 22 (12.94%) SAN
4 18 (10.59%) NetScaler
5 10 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (4.71%) 3G
6 8 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (4.71%) Network Security
6 8 (4.71%) SSL
7 6 (3.53%) Firewall
7 6 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.94%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.76%) LAN
9 3 (1.76%) VSAN
9 3 (1.76%) WAN
10 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.53%) MySQL
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) OLTP
4 2 (1.18%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.12%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.53%) JIRA
4 4 (2.35%) Maven
4 4 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.59%) Gradle
5 1 (0.59%) MSI
5 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (3.53%) Legal
2 5 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (13.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (10.59%) Citrix Engineer
2 18 (10.59%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.65%) Mobility Engineer
4 10 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (5.88%) Analyst
4 10 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (5.29%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) DBA
7 6 (3.53%) EMC Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (3.53%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.94%) Developer
8 5 (2.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (5.29%) Software Packaging
3 8 (4.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (2.94%) LDAP
4 5 (2.94%) Middleware
5 4 (2.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (2.35%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) .NET
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.18%) CSS
6 2 (1.18%) HTML
6 2 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.18%) WinForms
7 1 (0.59%) Ajax
7 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.59%) J2EE
7 1 (0.59%) jQuery
7 1 (0.59%) JSON
7 1 (0.59%) Spring
7 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.35%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.18%) PKI
4 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.06%) Data Centre
6 10 (5.88%) EMC VNX
7 8 (4.71%) Celerra
7 8 (4.71%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (4.71%) Fat Client
7 8 (4.71%) Replication
7 8 (4.71%) Thin Client
8 7 (4.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (4.12%) HP Storage
8 7 (4.12%) HP StoreVirtual
9 6 (3.53%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.94%) DataPower
10 5 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.35%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (2.35%) RIA
11 4 (2.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (45.29%) Windows
2 53 (31.18%) Windows Server
3 47 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (20.00%) Linux
5 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (12.94%) Android
6 22 (12.94%) Apple iOS
6 22 (12.94%) Unix
7 18 (10.59%) Windows Phone
7 18 (10.59%) Windows Phone 8
8 9 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.29%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.12%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.53%) AIX
10 6 (3.53%) VME
11 4 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.35%) Solaris
12 3 (1.76%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.65%) ITIL
2 27 (15.88%) DevOps
3 24 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.35%) Incident Management
5 20 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 18 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.41%) Content Management
7 16 (9.41%) Open Source
7 16 (9.41%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.82%) Business Continuity
9 14 (8.24%) Service Management
10 13 (7.65%) Project Management
11 11 (6.47%) High Availability
12 10 (5.88%) OO
13 9 (5.29%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.29%) Software Delivery
14 8 (4.71%) BDD
14 8 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (4.71%) SFIA
14 8 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.24%) SQL
2 29 (17.06%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.76%) Perl
4 18 (10.59%) Java
4 18 (10.59%) Python
5 13 (7.65%) C
5 13 (7.65%) C++
6 12 (7.06%) Ruby
7 11 (6.47%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.53%) C#
10 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.76%) COBOL
11 3 (1.76%) Korn
12 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.59%) Groovy
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.59%) VB
13 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.88%) Degree
3 20 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (11.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (6.47%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.53%) CISSP
8 5 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.35%) CISMP
9 4 (2.35%) CRISC
9 4 (2.35%) SANS
10 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.76%) HP ASE
10 3 (1.76%) HPE ATP
10 3 (1.76%) OCP
10 3 (1.76%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.18%) CCNA
11 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.94%) QA
4 4 (2.35%) GDPR
4 4 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.76%) SLA
6 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 49 (28.82%) Active Directory
2 35 (20.59%) XenApp
3 29 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (14.12%) XenDesktop
5 15 (8.82%) vSphere
6 11 (6.47%) XenServer
7 9 (5.29%) Docker
8 8 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.35%) Firmware
10 4 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.76%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (17.06%) Puppet
2 21 (12.35%) Ansible
3 18 (10.59%) AirWatch
3 18 (10.59%) SAP Afaria
3 18 (10.59%) XenMobile
4 14 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.06%) Nagios
6 11 (6.47%) Terraform
7 9 (5.29%) SCCM
8 8 (4.71%) Kubernetes
9 7 (4.12%) Packer
9 7 (4.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (2.94%) Forum Sentry
11 4 (2.35%) Data Guard
11 4 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (2.35%) PowerCLI
12 3 (1.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 3 (1.76%) SafeCom
12 3 (1.76%) vRealize
13 2 (1.18%) Simpana
Vendors
1 57 (33.53%) Citrix
2 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
3 34 (20.00%) HP
3 34 (20.00%) VMware
4 32 (18.82%) SAP
5 27 (15.88%) Ivanti
6 21 (12.35%) Oracle
7 20 (11.76%) Apple
8 19 (11.18%) McAfee
9 14 (8.24%) Cisco
10 12 (7.06%) Axway
10 12 (7.06%) EMC
10 12 (7.06%) IBM
10 12 (7.06%) New Relic
10 12 (7.06%) Splunk
11 11 (6.47%) Brocade
12 10 (5.88%) 3PAR
12 10 (5.88%) Isilon
12 10 (5.88%) ThinPrint
13 7 (4.12%) Informatica