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 26 June 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 2 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 88 530 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.47% 33.08% 9.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.51% 59.15% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 349 46
Median daily rate £312 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £422 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 39 17
Median hourly rate £36.50 £28.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.07% +58.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £26.40 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 207 896 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.38% 55.93% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 599 123
Median daily rate £350 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 23
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £17.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +63.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 -1 64 £330 +6.45% 12
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (35.36%) Windows
3 63 (34.81%) ITIL
4 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
5 54 (29.83%) Linux
6 51 (28.18%) HP
7 46 (25.41%) Active Directory
8 44 (24.31%) Windows Server
9 40 (22.10%) Migration
10 37 (20.44%) Cisco
10 37 (20.44%) Office 365
11 34 (18.78%) Unix
12 31 (17.13%) Oracle
12 31 (17.13%) Firewall
13 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (16.02%) SharePoint
14 29 (16.02%) Red Hat
15 28 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
15 28 (15.47%) DevOps
16 27 (14.92%) Skype for Business
17 26 (14.36%) F5
17 26 (14.36%) WebLogic
17 26 (14.36%) LAN
18 25 (13.81%) Skype
19 24 (13.26%) PowerShell
19 24 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (13.26%) WAN
20 23 (12.71%) CheckPoint
21 22 (12.15%) Fortinet
22 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development

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 29 (16.02%) SharePoint
2 27 (14.92%) Skype for Business
3 26 (14.36%) WebLogic
4 21 (11.60%) MS Exchange
5 20 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (11.05%) Office Communications Server
5 20 (11.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (11.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (8.29%) Confluence
7 8 (4.42%) JBoss
7 8 (4.42%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.87%) Apache
9 6 (3.31%) iPlanet
9 6 (3.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.10%) IIS
13 1 (0.55%) Documentum
13 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.44%) Office 365
2 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.18%) Trello
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.13%) Firewall
2 26 (14.36%) LAN
3 25 (13.81%) Skype
4 24 (13.26%) WAN
5 18 (9.94%) DHCP
6 17 (9.39%) DNS
6 17 (9.39%) TCP/IP
6 17 (9.39%) Wireless
7 10 (5.52%) BIG-IP
7 10 (5.52%) SAN
8 8 (4.42%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.66%) 3G
9 3 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.66%) Network Security
9 3 (1.66%) VLAN
9 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.10%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.39%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.10%) BODI
7 2 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.55%) MySQL
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.50%) Jenkins
1 19 (10.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 18 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.73%) JIRA
4 13 (7.18%) GitLab
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.55%) MSI
6 1 (0.55%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.10%) Finance
3 1 (0.55%) Advertising
3 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (16.57%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (12.71%) Network Engineer
4 20 (11.05%) Messaging Engineer
5 19 (10.50%) Messaging Support
6 14 (7.73%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 10 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Administrator
8 8 (4.42%) Architect
8 8 (4.42%) Backup Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Consultant
8 8 (4.42%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) DBA
10 6 (3.31%) Messaging Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (2.76%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.39%) Software Packaging
2 8 (4.42%) J2EE
3 3 (1.66%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) ISPF
4 1 (0.55%) JDBC
4 1 (0.55%) JMS
4 1 (0.55%) JSF
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) Servlets
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.52%) Clustering
3 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.42%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.87%) Replication
5 5 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.76%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.66%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.10%) IVR
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Tandem
8 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.36%) Windows
2 54 (29.83%) Linux
3 44 (24.31%) Windows Server
4 34 (18.78%) Unix
5 19 (10.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (9.39%) AIX
6 17 (9.39%) Solaris
7 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.52%) HPUX
9 7 (3.87%) SUSE
9 7 (3.87%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.76%) Android
10 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.55%) MVS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.81%) ITIL
2 40 (22.10%) Migration
3 28 (15.47%) DevOps
4 24 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.94%) Network Design
7 17 (9.39%) Change Control
7 17 (9.39%) Service Management
8 15 (8.29%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (8.29%) Configuration Management
8 15 (8.29%) Content Management
8 15 (8.29%) ITSM
8 15 (8.29%) Open Source
9 10 (5.52%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.97%) High Availability
11 8 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (3.87%) Change Management
12 7 (3.87%) Project Management
13 6 (3.31%) People Management
13 6 (3.31%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.26%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.84%) SQL
3 10 (5.52%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.31%) Perl
5 5 (2.76%) VB
6 3 (1.66%) Java
6 3 (1.66%) VBA
7 2 (1.10%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) C++
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) REXX
Qualifications
1 181 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (9.39%) CCNP
4 16 (8.84%) JNCIA
4 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (8.29%) CCDP
5 15 (8.29%) CCIE
5 15 (8.29%) CCIP
5 15 (8.29%) CCSA
5 15 (8.29%) CCSE
5 15 (8.29%) JNCIE
6 9 (4.97%) Degree
7 8 (4.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (4.42%) HP ASE
7 8 (4.42%) HP MASE
8 7 (3.87%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.31%) MCSE
10 5 (2.76%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.76%) PMO
2 5 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.76%) XenApp
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.10%) XenServer
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (11.05%) Ansible
2 18 (9.94%) FortiGate
3 15 (8.29%) Dollar Universe
4 9 (4.97%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (4.97%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (4.42%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (4.42%) NetBackup
5 8 (4.42%) SCCM
6 6 (3.31%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.66%) Puppet
8 3 (1.66%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.10%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.10%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.55%) Terraform
10 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 51 (28.18%) HP
3 37 (20.44%) Cisco
4 31 (17.13%) Oracle
5 29 (16.02%) Red Hat
6 26 (14.36%) F5
7 23 (12.71%) CheckPoint
8 22 (12.15%) Fortinet
9 18 (9.94%) Juniper
10 17 (9.39%) Riverbed
10 17 (9.39%) TIBCO
11 14 (7.73%) Atlassian
12 11 (6.08%) VMware
13 10 (5.52%) Aruba
13 10 (5.52%) Veritas
14 8 (4.42%) Brocade
14 8 (4.42%) EMC
14 8 (4.42%) IBM
14 8 (4.42%) Symantec
15 7 (3.87%) Citrix
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