Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 191 210 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.50% 17.27% 27.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.26% 55.70% 65.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 169 564
North East median daily rate £400 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -4.41% -1.45%
10th Percentile £313 £217 £220
90th Percentile £525 £432 £469
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 55
North East median hourly rate £16.64 £46.66 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.35% +66.64% +9.80%
10th Percentile £10.56 £32.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.23 £36.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.46
% change year-on-year +27.27% -9.70% -1.44%

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 380 377 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.85% 31.00% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 296 749
North East median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +3.93% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £261 £220
90th Percentile £550 £525 £501
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 70
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £36.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.83% +34.26% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.49 £9.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.61 £36.00
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +7.37%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North East over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 December 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 -1 158 £400 +17.65% 12
Durham -8 15 £459 +135.26% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 132 (69.11%) SC Cleared
2 59 (30.89%) ITIL
3 39 (20.42%) HP
4 38 (19.90%) Service Management
5 36 (18.85%) Microsoft
6 35 (18.32%) Active Directory
6 35 (18.32%) Linux
6 35 (18.32%) SQL
7 34 (17.80%) Windows
8 33 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (13.09%) Service Delivery
10 25 (13.09%) Oracle
10 25 (13.09%) SQL Server
10 25 (13.09%) SharePoint
11 24 (12.57%) Windows Server
12 23 (12.04%) SCCM
12 23 (12.04%) Puppet
13 22 (11.52%) ITSM
14 21 (10.99%) Management Information System
14 21 (10.99%) EMC
14 21 (10.99%) Runbook
15 20 (10.47%) Firewall
15 20 (10.47%) VMware
15 20 (10.47%) Incident Management
15 20 (10.47%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (9.95%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (9.42%) Shell Script
17 18 (9.42%) Middleware
17 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Excel

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 25 (13.09%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.28%) TPMS
4 10 (5.24%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.09%) FileNet
6 2 (1.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.05%) Confluence
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Documentum
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (6.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.24%) Office 365
2 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.19%) OneDrive
4 7 (3.66%) IaaS
4 7 (3.66%) PaaS
5 6 (3.14%) SaaS
6 3 (1.57%) Datadog
7 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.52%) Boomi
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.47%) Firewall
2 11 (5.76%) NAS
2 11 (5.76%) SAN
3 9 (4.71%) LAN
3 9 (4.71%) Skype
3 9 (4.71%) WAN
4 8 (4.19%) HTTP
4 8 (4.19%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.19%) iSCSI
5 6 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (2.62%) Internet
6 5 (2.62%) Network Security
7 4 (2.09%) DHCP
8 3 (1.57%) DNS
9 2 (1.05%) HSPA
9 2 (1.05%) VoIP
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.09%) MySQL
5 3 (1.57%) Big Data
5 3 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.52%) OLAP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (8.90%) GitLab
2 11 (5.76%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.09%) JIRA
5 4 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.57%) Maven
7 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.52%) Bower
8 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.52%) Grunt
8 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (2.62%) Finance
2 4 (2.09%) Publishing
3 1 (0.52%) Legal
3 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (16.23%) Analyst
2 22 (11.52%) Support Analyst
3 21 (10.99%) Applications Support
4 17 (8.90%) Administrator
5 16 (8.38%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (7.85%) Architect
7 14 (7.33%) Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.24%) Developer
10 10 (5.24%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (4.19%) Designer
12 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Support Consultant
13 7 (3.66%) Server Administrator
13 7 (3.66%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.42%) Middleware
2 5 (2.62%) Web Services
3 4 (2.09%) .NET
4 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.57%) RESTful
5 2 (1.05%) HTML
5 2 (1.05%) J2EE
5 2 (1.05%) Node.js
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) jBPM
6 1 (0.52%) JDBC
6 1 (0.52%) jQuery
6 1 (0.52%) JSON
6 1 (0.52%) OAuth
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.76%) User Experience
3 10 (5.24%) Clustering
3 10 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.14%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (3.14%) Freedom of Information Act
4 6 (3.14%) RIA
5 5 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.05%) PKI
7 2 (1.05%) Replication
7 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.32%) Linux
2 34 (17.80%) Windows
3 24 (12.57%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.81%) VME
5 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.14%) Unix
9 3 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.05%) Android
10 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.05%) CentOS
10 2 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.89%) ITIL
2 38 (19.90%) Service Management
3 33 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.09%) Service Delivery
6 22 (11.52%) ITSM
7 21 (10.99%) Runbook
8 20 (10.47%) Incident Management
9 19 (9.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (8.90%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (8.38%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (8.38%) OO
12 15 (7.85%) DevOps
12 15 (7.85%) ITIL V3
12 15 (7.85%) Open Source
12 15 (7.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (7.85%) Security Hardening
13 14 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (6.81%) Service Design
15 12 (6.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.32%) SQL
2 18 (9.42%) Shell Script
3 16 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.19%) Java
5 5 (2.62%) C#
5 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.57%) C
7 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.05%) C++
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) Python
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
7 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 132 (69.11%) SC Cleared
2 20 (10.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.24%) CISSP
5 7 (3.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 6 (3.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (3.14%) Degree
7 3 (1.57%) CISM
7 3 (1.57%) CRISC
7 3 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.05%) CISMP
9 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.52%) GCIA
9 1 (0.52%) GIAC
9 1 (0.52%) GSEC
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.52%) OCP
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.19%) QA
3 7 (3.66%) GDPR
4 6 (3.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (2.62%) SLA
6 4 (2.09%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.57%) PMO
8 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.90%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.33%) XenApp
4 14 (7.33%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.05%) Docker
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (12.04%) Puppet
1 23 (12.04%) SCCM
2 16 (8.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 15 (7.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (7.33%) SCOM
4 14 (7.33%) vCenter Server
4 14 (7.33%) vMotion
5 10 (5.24%) Ansible
5 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.14%) Terraform
7 4 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.57%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.57%) Nagios
8 3 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.05%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (1.05%) SnapMirror
9 2 (1.05%) SnapVault
9 2 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (20.42%) HP
2 36 (18.85%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.09%) Oracle
4 21 (10.99%) EMC
5 20 (10.47%) VMware
6 17 (8.90%) Red Hat
7 16 (8.38%) 3PAR
8 14 (7.33%) BMC
9 11 (5.76%) Cisco
10 9 (4.71%) McAfee
11 7 (3.66%) F5
12 6 (3.14%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.14%) Citrix
12 6 (3.14%) Juniper
12 6 (3.14%) Remedy
13 4 (2.09%) SAP
13 4 (2.09%) Wonderware
14 3 (1.57%) New Relic
14 3 (1.57%) Splunk
15 2 (1.05%) BT