Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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 Clearance
England > North East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 177 283 970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.59% 23.12% 33.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.91% 61.93% 68.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 223 769
North East median daily rate £380 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £194 £208 £221
90th Percentile £541 £429 £453
England median daily rate £455 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +5.81% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 67
North East median hourly rate £13.72 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.65% +21.43% +30.23%
10th Percentile £12.16 £30.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £20.54 £50.00 £36.20
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%

Security 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 341 457 1,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.11% 37.34% 49.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 348 1,010
North East median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £244 £254 £220
90th Percentile £538 £501 £499
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 88
North East median hourly rate £14.61 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.08% +18.75% +55.56%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.38 £14.88
90th Percentile £20.50 £48.92 £36.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North East

Security 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 Security Cleared in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the North East

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North East over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North East

Security 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 Security Cleared in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the North East

Security 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 Security Cleared within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 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 -3 151 £375 +13.64% 14
Durham -16 8 £237 +21.77% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 120 (67.80%) SC Cleared
2 52 (29.38%) ITIL
3 43 (24.29%) Windows
4 38 (21.47%) Linux
4 38 (21.47%) HP
5 37 (20.90%) Active Directory
6 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 31 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
9 29 (16.38%) Service Management
10 28 (15.82%) SQL
11 25 (14.12%) Management Information System
12 24 (13.56%) Incident Management
12 24 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 23 (12.99%) Puppet
14 22 (12.43%) DevOps
15 21 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
15 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (11.30%) Oracle
16 20 (11.30%) Cisco
16 20 (11.30%) SAN
17 19 (10.73%) EMC
17 19 (10.73%) VMware
17 19 (10.73%) 3PAR
17 19 (10.73%) Open Source
18 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (9.60%) Firewall
19 17 (9.60%) ITSM
20 16 (9.04%) Shell Script

Security 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 15 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.26%) IIS
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.13%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) JBoss
4 2 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.13%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.56%) CICS
5 1 (0.56%) Documentum
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) FileNet
5 1 (0.56%) Jetty
5 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.82%) Datadog
3 5 (2.82%) IaaS
3 5 (2.82%) PaaS
3 5 (2.82%) SaaS
4 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.13%) G Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) Boomi
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) Office 365
6 1 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.30%) SAN
2 17 (9.60%) Firewall
3 13 (7.34%) DHCP
4 12 (6.78%) DNS
5 9 (5.08%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (5.08%) LAN
5 9 (5.08%) NAS
5 9 (5.08%) WAN
6 6 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (3.39%) HTTP
6 6 (3.39%) HTTPS
6 6 (3.39%) iSCSI
6 6 (3.39%) Network Security
7 4 (2.26%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.13%) 3G
8 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.39%) MySQL
4 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) OLAP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.21%) GitLab
2 10 (5.65%) JIRA
3 9 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.82%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.26%) Maven
6 4 (2.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (4.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Legal
2 4 (2.26%) Publishing
2 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (8.47%) Analyst
2 13 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (6.21%) Architect
3 11 (6.21%) Service Manager
4 10 (5.65%) Administrator
4 10 (5.65%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (5.65%) Developer
4 10 (5.65%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (5.08%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 8 (4.52%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (3.95%) DBA
7 7 (3.95%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (3.95%) Service Desk Manager
7 7 (3.95%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) Middleware
2 5 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (2.26%) RESTful
3 4 (2.26%) Web Services
4 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) J2EE
4 3 (1.69%) JDBC
5 2 (1.13%) Ajax
5 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.13%) JSP
5 2 (1.13%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.13%) Swing
5 2 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.56%) jBPM
6 1 (0.56%) JSON
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.12%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.78%) User Experience
4 11 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.21%) EMC VMAX
5 10 (5.65%) Clustering
5 10 (5.65%) Replication
6 9 (5.08%) Celerra
6 9 (5.08%) EMC VNX
7 8 (4.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (4.52%) HP Storage
7 8 (4.52%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.39%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (3.39%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (3.39%) RIA
9 5 (2.82%) PKI
9 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.29%) Windows
2 38 (21.47%) Linux
3 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
4 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.91%) Unix
7 10 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.08%) Android
8 9 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.82%) Windows Phone
9 5 (2.82%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.69%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.69%) Solaris
12 2 (1.13%) CentOS
12 2 (1.13%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.38%) ITIL
2 31 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.38%) Service Management
5 24 (13.56%) Incident Management
6 22 (12.43%) DevOps
7 19 (10.73%) Open Source
8 17 (9.60%) ITSM
9 14 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (7.91%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.34%) Decision-Making
10 13 (7.34%) OO
10 13 (7.34%) Runbook
11 12 (6.78%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (6.21%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.21%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (5.65%) Coaching
13 10 (5.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.82%) SQL
2 16 (9.04%) Shell Script
3 12 (6.78%) Java
4 10 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.52%) Perl
6 7 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.95%) Python
7 5 (2.82%) C
8 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.26%) C#
8 4 (2.26%) C++
8 4 (2.26%) Ruby
9 3 (1.69%) Korn
10 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 120 (67.80%) SC Cleared
2 21 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (6.78%) Degree
4 10 (5.65%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.08%) CISSP
6 7 (3.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.82%) CCNA
8 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.26%) CISMP
9 4 (2.26%) CRISC
9 4 (2.26%) HP ASE
9 4 (2.26%) HPE ATP
9 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.69%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.69%) OCP
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.39%) GDPR
2 6 (3.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (3.39%) QA
2 6 (3.39%) SLA
3 4 (2.26%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.69%) PMO
5 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.47%) XenApp
4 13 (7.34%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.78%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.82%) Docker
7 5 (2.82%) vSphere
8 4 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (12.99%) Puppet
2 16 (9.04%) Ansible
3 13 (7.34%) SCCM
4 11 (6.21%) Terraform
5 10 (5.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (5.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (4.52%) SCOM
7 8 (4.52%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.95%) vMotion
9 5 (2.82%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.82%) Nagios
9 5 (2.82%) SAP Afaria
9 5 (2.82%) XenMobile
10 4 (2.26%) Data Guard
10 4 (2.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (2.26%) Packer
11 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (21.47%) HP
2 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.30%) Cisco
3 20 (11.30%) Oracle
4 19 (10.73%) 3PAR
4 19 (10.73%) EMC
4 19 (10.73%) VMware
5 16 (9.04%) Citrix
6 12 (6.78%) McAfee
6 12 (6.78%) Red Hat
6 12 (6.78%) SAP
7 9 (5.08%) Brocade
7 9 (5.08%) Isilon
8 8 (4.52%) BMC
8 8 (4.52%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.95%) Apple
9 7 (3.95%) F5
10 6 (3.39%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.39%) Juniper
10 6 (3.39%) Remedy