Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 185 182 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.34% 14.06% 25.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.15% 47.77% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 129 431
North East median daily rate £310 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45% -4.02%
10th Percentile £175 £255 £220
90th Percentile £534 £478 £445
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 37
North East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +30.70% +76.36%
10th Percentile £35.75 £30.40 £25.75
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.05 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.13% - +22.91%

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 419 381 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.48% 29.44% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 265 776
North East median daily rate £335 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +12.90% -8.82%
10th Percentile £177 £224 £220
90th Percentile £538 £518 £456
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 68
North East median hourly rate £15.49 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.59% +14.29% +73.27%
10th Percentile £8.38 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.35 £36.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 June 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 June 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 -2 168 £325 -4.41% 7
Durham 0 5 £167 -60.80%
Northumberland - 2 £290 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (48.65%) Windows
3 66 (35.68%) Windows Server
4 65 (35.14%) ITIL
4 65 (35.14%) Citrix
5 58 (31.35%) Active Directory
6 57 (30.81%) DHCP
7 56 (30.27%) DNS
7 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (29.73%) Microsoft
9 46 (24.86%) XenApp
10 45 (24.32%) HP
10 45 (24.32%) VMware
11 41 (22.16%) SAP
12 40 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (20.54%) Ivanti
14 35 (18.92%) Linux
14 35 (18.92%) XenDesktop
15 33 (17.84%) PowerShell
16 32 (17.30%) Project Management
16 32 (17.30%) Degree
17 30 (16.22%) SAN
17 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (15.68%) NetScaler
19 28 (15.14%) SQL
19 28 (15.14%) Management Information System
20 27 (14.59%) Service Delivery
20 27 (14.59%) Unix
21 26 (14.05%) Business Continuity
21 26 (14.05%) 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 24 (12.97%) IIS
2 13 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.03%) WebLogic
2 13 (7.03%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (3.78%) JBoss
4 7 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.24%) FileNet
6 5 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.16%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.08%) TPMS
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.54%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.41%) Datadog
4 6 (3.24%) IaaS
4 6 (3.24%) PaaS
4 6 (3.24%) SaaS
5 4 (2.16%) Office 365
6 2 (1.08%) G Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) Route 53
7 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (30.81%) DHCP
2 56 (30.27%) DNS
3 30 (16.22%) SAN
4 29 (15.68%) NetScaler
5 10 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (4.32%) 3G
6 8 (4.32%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (4.32%) SSL
7 6 (3.24%) Network Security
8 5 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.16%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.62%) VSAN
11 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.08%) SMS
12 1 (0.54%) Firewall
12 1 (0.54%) HTTP
12 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.54%) Skype
12 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.16%) MySQL
3 4 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.08%) OLTP
5 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.24%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.70%) JIRA
4 2 (1.08%) Maven
4 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.54%) Gradle
5 1 (0.54%) MSI
5 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (3.24%) Legal
2 4 (2.16%) Finance
3 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (15.14%) Support Engineer
2 20 (10.81%) Citrix Engineer
3 19 (10.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (10.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 18 (9.73%) Analyst
5 12 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 11 (5.95%) Deployment Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Mobility Engineer
7 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 10 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.32%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.24%) EMC Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Consultant
12 5 (2.70%) EMC Storage Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (4.86%) Software Packaging
3 8 (4.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.24%) ISPF
5 5 (2.70%) LDAP
6 4 (2.16%) XML
7 2 (1.08%) .NET
7 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.08%) CSS
7 2 (1.08%) HTML
7 2 (1.08%) Middleware
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.08%) WinForms
8 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.54%) LESS
8 1 (0.54%) Node.js
8 1 (0.54%) RESTful
8 1 (0.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.14%) Management Information System
2 26 (14.05%) Computer Science
3 21 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (9.19%) PKI
5 10 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.41%) EMC VNX
6 8 (4.32%) Celerra
6 8 (4.32%) EMC VMAX
6 8 (4.32%) Fat Client
6 8 (4.32%) Replication
6 8 (4.32%) Thin Client
7 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (3.78%) HP Storage
7 7 (3.78%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (3.24%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.70%) DataPower
9 5 (2.70%) VSAM
10 4 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.16%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (48.65%) Windows
2 66 (35.68%) Windows Server
3 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (18.92%) Linux
5 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (14.59%) Unix
7 20 (10.81%) Android
7 20 (10.81%) Apple iOS
8 16 (8.65%) Windows Phone
8 16 (8.65%) Windows Phone 8
9 14 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.95%) AIX
10 11 (5.95%) VME
11 10 (5.41%) MVS
12 9 (4.86%) Solaris
12 9 (4.86%) Windows 10
13 7 (3.78%) Windows 7
13 7 (3.78%) Windows 8
14 6 (3.24%) VMS
15 5 (2.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.14%) ITIL
2 32 (17.30%) Project Management
3 27 (14.59%) Service Delivery
4 26 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.05%) Business Continuity
5 25 (13.51%) Service Management
6 24 (12.97%) DevOps
7 21 (11.35%) Open Source
8 19 (10.27%) Configuration Management
9 17 (9.19%) Incident Management
9 17 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (8.65%) Change Management
10 16 (8.65%) Content Management
11 12 (6.49%) ITIL V3
12 11 (5.95%) Risk Management
13 10 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.41%) Migration
14 9 (4.86%) High Availability
14 9 (4.86%) Software Delivery
15 8 (4.32%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.84%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.14%) SQL
3 19 (10.27%) C
3 19 (10.27%) Perl
4 18 (9.73%) Java
5 17 (9.19%) Python
6 12 (6.49%) C++
7 11 (5.95%) Ruby
7 11 (5.95%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.41%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.24%) C#
9 6 (3.24%) JCL
10 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.62%) Korn
10 3 (1.62%) VBA
11 2 (1.08%) COBOL
11 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Groovy
12 1 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.30%) Degree
3 26 (14.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (9.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.62%) CISMP
7 3 (1.62%) CRISC
7 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.62%) HP ASE
7 3 (1.62%) HPE ATP
7 3 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.62%) SANS
7 3 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.08%) CCNA
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.08%) OCP
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CISSP
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.62%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) P3O
System Software
1 58 (31.35%) Active Directory
2 46 (24.86%) XenApp
3 40 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (18.92%) XenDesktop
5 26 (14.05%) vSphere
6 11 (5.95%) XenServer
7 8 (4.32%) Docker
7 8 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 5 (2.70%) RACF
9 5 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (2.16%) Firmware
11 3 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.62%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (13.51%) Puppet
2 16 (8.65%) AirWatch
2 16 (8.65%) Ansible
2 16 (8.65%) SAP Afaria
2 16 (8.65%) XenMobile
3 12 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.41%) Nagios
4 10 (5.41%) SCCM
5 8 (4.32%) Terraform
6 7 (3.78%) Kubernetes
6 7 (3.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.24%) Packer
8 5 (2.70%) Forum Sentry
8 5 (2.70%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 4 (2.16%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.62%) SafeCom
10 3 (1.62%) vRealize
11 2 (1.08%) PureDisk
11 2 (1.08%) Simpana
Vendors
1 65 (35.14%) Citrix
2 55 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.32%) HP
3 45 (24.32%) VMware
4 41 (22.16%) SAP
5 38 (20.54%) Ivanti
6 18 (9.73%) Apple
6 18 (9.73%) Oracle
7 14 (7.57%) IBM
7 14 (7.57%) McAfee
8 12 (6.49%) Axway
8 12 (6.49%) EMC
8 12 (6.49%) Red Hat
9 11 (5.95%) Brocade
9 11 (5.95%) Cisco
10 10 (5.41%) 3PAR
10 10 (5.41%) Isilon
10 10 (5.41%) New Relic
10 10 (5.41%) Splunk
10 10 (5.41%) ThinPrint