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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / North East
Rank 10 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 94 103 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.04% 11.81% 10.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.65% 39.31% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 40
Median daily rate £360 £350 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +8.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 172 262 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 23.86% 30.05% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 179 86
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
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 9 4 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.71% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £18.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -5 81 £368 +5.00% 6
Durham -4 2 £425 +20.56%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 North East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (43.73%) Windows
3 93 (31.53%) Windows Server
4 91 (30.85%) ITIL
5 89 (30.17%) Linux
6 84 (28.47%) HP
7 83 (28.14%) Active Directory
8 78 (26.44%) Microsoft
9 69 (23.39%) Unix
10 52 (17.63%) DNS
11 51 (17.29%) SQL
12 49 (16.61%) TCP/IP
13 48 (16.27%) Cisco
14 44 (14.92%) Oracle
15 43 (14.58%) MS Excel
15 43 (14.58%) DHCP
16 42 (14.24%) Migration
16 42 (14.24%) VMware
16 42 (14.24%) PowerShell
17 38 (12.88%) F5
17 38 (12.88%) Red Hat
18 37 (12.54%) Change Control
18 37 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
19 36 (12.20%) SCCM
19 36 (12.20%) Firewall
20 35 (11.86%) WebLogic
21 33 (11.19%) HP SiteScope
22 32 (10.85%) DevOps
22 32 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 35 (11.86%) WebLogic
2 22 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 18 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.42%) Confluence
4 16 (5.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (4.75%) Office Communications Server
7 13 (4.41%) Apache
8 12 (4.07%) JBoss
8 12 (4.07%) Oracle Application Server
8 12 (4.07%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.39%) iPlanet
10 6 (2.03%) CMS
11 5 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.36%) SAS
13 3 (1.02%) Drupal
13 3 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (9.49%) Office 365
3 20 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.07%) Trello
5 6 (2.03%) SaaS
6 3 (1.02%) HP Helion
6 3 (1.02%) IaaS
6 3 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.63%) DNS
2 49 (16.61%) TCP/IP
3 43 (14.58%) DHCP
4 36 (12.20%) Firewall
5 32 (10.85%) LAN
6 31 (10.51%) WAN
7 20 (6.78%) Wireless
8 19 (6.44%) Skype
9 13 (4.41%) BIG-IP
9 13 (4.41%) Internet
10 12 (4.07%) SAN
11 10 (3.39%) Intranet
12 7 (2.37%) 3G
12 7 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.03%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.69%) HTTP
14 5 (1.69%) LDAP
15 4 (1.36%) HTTPS
15 4 (1.36%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.46%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (4.75%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.37%) BODI
4 7 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.03%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.02%) DB2
8 2 (0.68%) Big Data
8 2 (0.68%) MySQL
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.34%) Ingres
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 20 (6.78%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.75%) JIRA
5 12 (4.07%) GitLab
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.36%) MSI
8 3 (1.02%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.68%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.34%) Log4j
10 1 (0.34%) NMock
10 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.34%) WiX
General
1 9 (3.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.03%) Finance
3 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (15.93%) Support Engineer
2 28 (9.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (9.15%) Architect
4 24 (8.14%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.78%) Automation Engineer
6 16 (5.42%) Messaging Engineer
7 15 (5.08%) Developer
8 14 (4.75%) Messaging Support
9 12 (4.07%) Migration Engineer
10 11 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
11 10 (3.39%) Consultant
11 10 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.39%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.05%) Messaging Support Engineer
12 9 (3.05%) Unix Engineer
13 8 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.71%) Server Engineer
13 8 (2.71%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.44%) Software Packaging
2 13 (4.41%) J2EE
3 10 (3.39%) .NET
4 8 (2.71%) Middleware
5 7 (2.37%) XML
6 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.02%) HTML
7 3 (1.02%) jQuery
7 3 (1.02%) Web Services
8 2 (0.68%) LAMP
8 2 (0.68%) Laravel
9 1 (0.34%) JAX-RPC
9 1 (0.34%) JDBC
9 1 (0.34%) JMS
9 1 (0.34%) JSF
9 1 (0.34%) Servlets
9 1 (0.34%) SOAP
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.34%) XSL
9 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.73%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.39%) Clustering
6 8 (2.71%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.71%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.37%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.03%) Replication
9 3 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.02%) PKI
9 3 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.68%) Tandem
11 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 129 (43.73%) Windows
2 93 (31.53%) Windows Server
3 89 (30.17%) Linux
4 69 (23.39%) Unix
5 32 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (9.49%) Windows 7
7 27 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (6.78%) Solaris
9 12 (4.07%) AIX
10 9 (3.05%) HPUX
11 7 (2.37%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.37%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.03%) Android
12 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.03%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.03%) zOS
13 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.68%) SUSE
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.85%) ITIL
2 42 (14.24%) Migration
3 37 (12.54%) Change Control
4 32 (10.85%) DevOps
5 30 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.81%) Network Design
7 24 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.14%) ITSM
8 21 (7.12%) Server Monitoring
8 21 (7.12%) Software Delivery
9 20 (6.78%) Open Source
9 20 (6.78%) Service Delivery
10 19 (6.44%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.10%) Service Management
12 16 (5.42%) Change Management
13 14 (4.75%) Problem Management
13 14 (4.75%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (4.07%) High Availability
14 12 (4.07%) Incident Management
14 12 (4.07%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.29%) SQL
2 42 (14.24%) PowerShell
3 31 (10.51%) VB
4 29 (9.83%) Perl
5 27 (9.15%) Shell Script
6 10 (3.39%) Java
6 10 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.37%) C
7 7 (2.37%) VBScript
8 5 (1.69%) C#
9 4 (1.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.02%) PHP
11 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.68%) C-shell
11 2 (0.68%) Jython
11 2 (0.68%) Korn
11 2 (0.68%) Python
12 1 (0.34%) C++
12 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (6.78%) CCNP
4 19 (6.44%) Degree
4 19 (6.44%) JNCIA
5 18 (6.10%) CCIE
5 18 (6.10%) CCSA
5 18 (6.10%) DV Cleared
6 16 (5.42%) CCDP
6 16 (5.42%) CCIP
6 16 (5.42%) CCSE
6 16 (5.42%) JNCIE
7 10 (3.39%) HP ASE
7 10 (3.39%) HP MASE
8 8 (2.71%) MCSE
8 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.02%) CCNA
10 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) PMO
3 3 (1.02%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (28.14%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.14%) XenApp
4 20 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (4.41%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (2.03%) Firmware
7 6 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.03%) XenServer
8 5 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.68%) Samba
10 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.34%) KVM
10 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (12.20%) SCCM
2 33 (11.19%) HP SiteScope
3 22 (7.46%) Ansible
4 19 (6.44%) Tivoli
5 17 (5.76%) FortiGate
6 15 (5.08%) Dollar Universe
7 9 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (2.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 6 (2.03%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (2.03%) Puppet
11 5 (1.69%) Control-M
12 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.68%) WMI
13 2 (0.68%) WSUS
13 2 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (28.47%) HP
2 78 (26.44%) Microsoft
3 48 (16.27%) Cisco
4 44 (14.92%) Oracle
5 42 (14.24%) VMware
6 38 (12.88%) F5
6 38 (12.88%) Red Hat
7 22 (7.46%) TIBCO
8 21 (7.12%) CheckPoint
9 20 (6.78%) Citrix
9 20 (6.78%) Riverbed
10 19 (6.44%) Fortinet
10 19 (6.44%) Juniper
11 18 (6.10%) AppSense
12 15 (5.08%) Atlassian
13 13 (4.41%) Aruba
14 11 (3.73%) CA
14 11 (3.73%) Sun
15 10 (3.39%) Veritas
16 9 (3.05%) EMC
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