Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 176 651 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.31% 24.08% 9.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.24% 53.36% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 523 115
North East median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -8.57%
10th Percentile £206 £215 £223
90th Percentile £425 £445 £523
England median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 45 38
North East median hourly rate £46.25 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.18% +9.80% +5.15%
10th Percentile £35.75 £23.40 £17.77
90th Percentile £50.63 £33.98 £45.23
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.58 £30.00
% change year-on-year -42.60% +8.59% +57.89%

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 407 1220 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 33.09% 45.12% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 862 316
North East median daily rate £360 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.11% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £228
90th Percentile £520 £497 £535
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 82 64
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +26.27% -19.36%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.21 £12.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £41.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -3 149 £340 +4.62% 4
Durham +12 8 £195 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (38.64%) Windows
3 67 (38.07%) Linux
4 60 (34.09%) Oracle
5 54 (30.68%) AIX
5 54 (30.68%) Unix
6 47 (26.70%) Solaris
7 42 (23.86%) HP
8 40 (22.73%) ITIL
9 39 (22.16%) Red Hat
10 38 (21.59%) WebLogic
10 38 (21.59%) Migration
11 35 (19.89%) Active Directory
12 34 (19.32%) Cisco
13 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
14 32 (18.18%) Firewall
15 31 (17.61%) JBoss
16 30 (17.05%) Perl
17 29 (16.48%) Sun
18 28 (15.91%) High Availability
19 27 (15.34%) Clustering
20 26 (14.77%) VMware
21 25 (14.20%) NetBackup
21 25 (14.20%) SAN
22 24 (13.64%) Veritas
22 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP
22 24 (13.64%) DNS
23 23 (13.07%) Tomcat
24 22 (12.50%) HPUX
24 22 (12.50%) Load Balancing

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 38 (21.59%) WebLogic
2 31 (17.61%) JBoss
3 23 (13.07%) Tomcat
4 21 (11.93%) Apache
5 20 (11.36%) iPlanet
5 20 (11.36%) Oracle Application Server
5 20 (11.36%) SharePoint
6 19 (10.80%) Skype for Business
7 16 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 15 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (8.52%) OpenStack
9 10 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
9 10 (5.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (5.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (5.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (4.55%) MQSeries
12 7 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (3.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (7.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (5.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (3.41%) SAP ERP
4 4 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.70%) Teamcenter
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.36%) Office 365
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.14%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.57%) Boomi
4 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.18%) Firewall
2 25 (14.20%) SAN
3 24 (13.64%) DNS
3 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.52%) Fibre Channel
5 14 (7.95%) LDAP
6 13 (7.39%) Skype
7 10 (5.68%) DHCP
8 9 (5.11%) WAN
9 8 (4.55%) NAS
9 8 (4.55%) X.21
10 5 (2.84%) LAN
11 4 (2.27%) FCoE
11 4 (2.27%) HTTP
11 4 (2.27%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.27%) Network Security
11 4 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (2.27%) SMS
11 4 (2.27%) SSH
12 3 (1.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.23%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (5.11%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.84%) Sybase ASE
5 4 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.70%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.57%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.27%) JIRA
2 4 (2.27%) MSI
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (2.27%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Billing
2 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (10.80%) Unix Engineer
2 18 (10.23%) AIX Engineer
3 17 (9.66%) DBA
3 17 (9.66%) Oracle DBA
4 16 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Consultant
5 11 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Storage Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Solaris Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared DBA
9 6 (3.41%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.36%) J2EE
2 10 (5.68%) Software Packaging
2 10 (5.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.68%) XML
3 9 (5.11%) .NET
4 7 (3.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (2.84%) Middleware
6 4 (2.27%) JSON
6 4 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.27%) SOAP
7 3 (1.70%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.70%) CSS
7 3 (1.70%) GWT
7 3 (1.70%) HTML
7 3 (1.70%) JSP
7 3 (1.70%) Spring
8 2 (1.14%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.57%) jQuery
9 1 (0.57%) REST
9 1 (0.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.34%) Clustering
2 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.39%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.82%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.98%) HP Storage
6 6 (3.41%) Replication
7 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.84%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.70%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.14%) DataPower
9 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.57%) Tandem
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.64%) Windows
2 67 (38.07%) Linux
3 54 (30.68%) AIX
3 54 (30.68%) Unix
4 47 (26.70%) Solaris
5 22 (12.50%) HPUX
6 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
7 20 (11.36%) SUSE
8 18 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.98%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.70%) Android
14 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.14%) OpenVMS
15 2 (1.14%) VMS
15 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.73%) ITIL
2 38 (21.59%) Migration
3 28 (15.91%) High Availability
4 22 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 18 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.09%) OO
6 16 (9.09%) Project Management
7 15 (8.52%) DevOps
8 13 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.11%) Quality Management
10 8 (4.55%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.55%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.98%) Process Improvement
11 7 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.41%) ERP
12 6 (3.41%) PRINCE2
12 6 (3.41%) QMS
12 6 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.05%) Perl
2 20 (11.36%) SQL
3 18 (10.23%) Korn
4 13 (7.39%) PL/SQL
4 13 (7.39%) Python
5 12 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.11%) C#
7 9 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.55%) C-shell
9 7 (3.98%) Java
10 4 (2.27%) C
11 3 (1.70%) C++
11 3 (1.70%) VBA
12 2 (1.14%) VB
13 1 (0.57%) Pascal
13 1 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.57%) XPath
13 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.55%) Degree
5 7 (3.98%) MCSE
6 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.84%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.14%) CCNP
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.14%) PMP
9 1 (0.57%) CCDP
9 1 (0.57%) CCIE
9 1 (0.57%) CCIP
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.57%) MCSA
9 1 (0.57%) OCP
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) PMO
2 3 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.70%) HL7
3 2 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (19.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.80%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.52%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.95%) XenApp
6 12 (6.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (6.25%) KVM
7 11 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.25%) XenServer
8 10 (5.68%) Samba
9 8 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (3.41%) Brightmail
11 6 (3.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (2.27%) NFS
13 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (14.20%) NetBackup
2 17 (9.66%) SCCM
3 16 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
4 15 (8.52%) Data Guard
4 15 (8.52%) EMC NetWorker
5 14 (7.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.82%) Puppet
7 9 (5.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (4.55%) Backup Exec
8 8 (4.55%) OpenView
8 8 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (3.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.70%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.70%) XenMobile
11 2 (1.14%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 60 (34.09%) Oracle
2 42 (23.86%) HP
3 39 (22.16%) Red Hat
4 34 (19.32%) Cisco
5 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 29 (16.48%) Sun
7 26 (14.77%) VMware
8 24 (13.64%) Veritas
9 19 (10.80%) F5
10 18 (10.23%) IBM
11 17 (9.66%) Citrix
12 16 (9.09%) Symantec
13 15 (8.52%) Brocade
13 15 (8.52%) EMC
14 13 (7.39%) PlateSpin
15 11 (6.25%) SAP
15 11 (6.25%) Siebel
16 10 (5.68%) Axway
16 10 (5.68%) Informatica
17 9 (5.11%) AppSense