Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 119 211 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.81% 17.25% 26.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.00% 46.27% 54.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 169 612
North East median daily rate £383 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% +1.56% +0.79%
10th Percentile £194 £200 £220
90th Percentile £540 £423 £441
England median daily rate £457 £426 £411
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.53% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 50
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.29% +17.71%
England median hourly rate £34.95 £20.39 £34.25
% change year-on-year +71.45% -40.48% +18.10%

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 340 456 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.03% 37.29% 49.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 348 1,016
North East median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £229 £254 £220
90th Percentile £538 £501 £497
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 89
North East median hourly rate £14.61 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.08% +18.75% +51.35%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.38 £14.92
90th Percentile £20.50 £48.92 £36.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -11 102 £375 +13.64% 12
Durham -16 2 £167 -14.57%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (31.93%) Windows
3 35 (29.41%) ITIL
4 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
5 30 (25.21%) HP
5 30 (25.21%) Linux
6 27 (22.69%) Microsoft
6 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
7 21 (17.65%) Puppet
7 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 21 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 20 (16.81%) Oracle
8 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (16.81%) DevOps
8 20 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (15.13%) 3PAR
9 18 (15.13%) EMC
9 18 (15.13%) Service Management
9 18 (15.13%) VMware
10 17 (14.29%) SAN
11 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (13.45%) Cisco
11 16 (13.45%) SQL
11 16 (13.45%) Open Source
12 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (12.61%) XenApp
13 14 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (11.76%) Unix
13 14 (11.76%) Citrix
13 14 (11.76%) MS Exchange

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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) IIS
3 2 (1.68%) JBoss
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.84%) Documentum
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.84%) FileNet
4 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.84%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.04%) Datadog
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.36%) IaaS
3 4 (3.36%) PaaS
3 4 (3.36%) SaaS
4 3 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.68%) G Suite
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.84%) Office 365
6 1 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) SAN
2 13 (10.92%) DHCP
3 12 (10.08%) DNS
4 9 (7.56%) Firewall
5 8 (6.72%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (6.72%) NAS
6 5 (4.20%) HTTP
6 5 (4.20%) HTTPS
6 5 (4.20%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.36%) LAN
7 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.36%) Network Security
7 4 (3.36%) WAN
7 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.68%) 3G
9 2 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (4.20%) MySQL
4 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) GitLab
2 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.04%) JIRA
3 5 (4.20%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.52%) Maven
5 3 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.36%) Legal
2 3 (2.52%) Finance
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (10.92%) Analyst
2 12 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (8.40%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Administrator
6 7 (5.88%) DBA
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.04%) Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 6 (5.04%) Security Specialist
7 6 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) Middleware
2 6 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.68%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.84%) .NET
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.84%) LDAP
5 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.40%) EMC VMAX
2 10 (8.40%) Replication
3 9 (7.56%) Clustering
4 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.72%) Celerra
4 8 (6.72%) EMC VNX
5 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (5.88%) HP Storage
5 7 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
6 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.04%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (5.04%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (5.04%) RIA
7 5 (4.20%) PKI
7 5 (4.20%) User Experience
8 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.52%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.93%) Windows
2 30 (25.21%) Linux
3 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
4 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.76%) Unix
7 10 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (7.56%) Android
8 9 (7.56%) Apple iOS
8 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.20%) Windows Phone
9 5 (4.20%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.52%) Solaris
12 2 (1.68%) AIX
12 2 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) ITIL
2 20 (16.81%) DevOps
2 20 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (15.13%) Service Management
4 16 (13.45%) Open Source
5 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (10.92%) Incident Management
7 12 (10.08%) Configuration Management
7 12 (10.08%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (9.24%) ITSM
9 10 (8.40%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (8.40%) Runbook
10 9 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (7.56%) OO
10 9 (7.56%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (6.72%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.72%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) SQL
2 13 (10.92%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.56%) Perl
4 8 (6.72%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.72%) Python
5 7 (5.88%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.04%) C
7 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.20%) C++
7 5 (4.20%) Ruby
8 3 (2.52%) Korn
9 2 (1.68%) C#
10 1 (0.84%) COBOL
10 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) Degree
3 9 (7.56%) CISSP
4 8 (6.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 6 (5.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.36%) CISMP
8 4 (3.36%) CRISC
8 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.52%) HP ASE
9 3 (2.52%) HPE ATP
9 3 (2.52%) OCP
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (2.52%) SANS
10 2 (1.68%) CCNA
10 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.04%) GDPR
2 6 (5.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.52%) QA
4 3 (2.52%) SLA
5 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (12.61%) XenApp
3 13 (10.92%) XenDesktop
4 12 (10.08%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.20%) vSphere
7 4 (3.36%) Docker
7 4 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) Puppet
2 13 (10.92%) Ansible
3 12 (10.08%) SCCM
4 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (7.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (6.72%) SCOM
5 8 (6.72%) vCenter Server
6 7 (5.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (5.88%) Terraform
6 7 (5.88%) vMotion
7 6 (5.04%) Nagios
7 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (4.20%) AirWatch
8 5 (4.20%) SAP Afaria
8 5 (4.20%) XenMobile
9 4 (3.36%) Data Guard
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.52%) Packer
10 3 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) HP
2 27 (22.69%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.81%) Oracle
4 18 (15.13%) 3PAR
4 18 (15.13%) EMC
4 18 (15.13%) VMware
5 16 (13.45%) Cisco
6 14 (11.76%) Citrix
7 10 (8.40%) Red Hat
7 10 (8.40%) SAP
8 9 (7.56%) McAfee
9 8 (6.72%) BMC
9 8 (6.72%) Brocade
9 8 (6.72%) Isilon
9 8 (6.72%) Ivanti
10 7 (5.88%) Apple
11 6 (5.04%) New Relic
11 6 (5.04%) Splunk
12 4 (3.36%) F5
12 4 (3.36%) Remedy