Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 185 604 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.38% 25.59% 13.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.01% 66.37% 57.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 487 176
North East median daily rate £330 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -2.86% -2.26%
10th Percentile £220 £222 £223
90th Percentile £518 £458 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 40
North East median hourly rate £46.66 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.67% +7.84% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32.00 £16.31 £12.28
90th Percentile £51.23 £41.80 £45.08
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -33.33% +11.65% +54.50%

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 349 910 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 29.01% 38.56% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 639 280
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.35% +1.01%
10th Percentile £260 £223 £231
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 54 53
North East median hourly rate £36.25 £26.66 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.96% +11.09% -15.79%
10th Percentile £9.88 £12.21 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.61 £40.00 £42.15
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -1 157 £350 +2.94% 23
Durham -2 9 £248 -38.13%
Northumberland - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 133 (71.89%) SC Cleared
2 67 (36.22%) Windows
3 49 (26.49%) Linux
4 47 (25.41%) Unix
4 47 (25.41%) Microsoft
5 43 (23.24%) ITIL
5 43 (23.24%) Oracle
6 40 (21.62%) Solaris
7 39 (21.08%) Migration
8 38 (20.54%) Active Directory
9 34 (18.38%) Windows Server
10 31 (16.76%) HP
11 30 (16.22%) AIX
11 30 (16.22%) Project Management
12 26 (14.05%) Perl
13 25 (13.51%) Red Hat
14 24 (12.97%) Citrix
14 24 (12.97%) VMware
14 24 (12.97%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (12.43%) DNS
15 23 (12.43%) HPUX
16 22 (11.89%) MS Exchange
16 22 (11.89%) Sun
17 21 (11.35%) SQL
18 20 (10.81%) Clustering
18 20 (10.81%) Service Management
18 20 (10.81%) SCCM
19 19 (10.27%) PowerShell
19 19 (10.27%) XenApp
19 19 (10.27%) Oracle Database

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 22 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.27%) WebLogic
3 17 (9.19%) Skype for Business
4 16 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.57%) JBoss
6 13 (7.03%) Tomcat
7 11 (5.95%) Apache
7 11 (5.95%) SharePoint
8 10 (5.41%) iPlanet
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 9 (4.86%) OpenStack
10 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (1.62%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (1.62%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.54%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.78%) SAP ERP
3 6 (3.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.41%) Office 365
2 8 (4.32%) PaaS
3 7 (3.78%) IaaS
3 7 (3.78%) SaaS
4 2 (1.08%) Google Drive
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.54%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.43%) DNS
2 16 (8.65%) DHCP
3 14 (7.57%) Firewall
3 14 (7.57%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.95%) SAN
5 8 (4.32%) Skype
6 6 (3.24%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.70%) HTTP
7 5 (2.70%) SMS
8 4 (2.16%) LDAP
8 4 (2.16%) X.500
9 3 (1.62%) NAS
9 3 (1.62%) SSH
9 3 (1.62%) WAN
9 3 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.08%) 3G
10 2 (1.08%) Internet
10 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.08%) LAN
10 2 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.27%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (3.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (3.78%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
5 4 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.62%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.54%) OLTP
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.54%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) MSI
1 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.70%) JIRA
3 4 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.54%) Sahi
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) WATIR
General
1 12 (6.49%) Finance
2 2 (1.08%) Legal
3 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (12.97%) Analyst
2 19 (10.27%) DBA
2 19 (10.27%) Oracle DBA
3 17 (9.19%) Unix Engineer
4 16 (8.65%) Consultant
5 10 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Desktop Support
7 8 (4.32%) Architect
7 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared DBA
7 8 (4.32%) Solaris Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Backup Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Developer
9 6 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Migration Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) SCCM Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.95%) XML
2 10 (5.41%) J2EE
3 9 (4.86%) .NET
4 7 (3.78%) ISPF
4 7 (3.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (2.70%) CSS
5 5 (2.70%) HTML
5 5 (2.70%) Middleware
6 4 (2.16%) JSON
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (1.62%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.62%) GWT
7 3 (1.62%) JSP
7 3 (1.62%) Spring
8 2 (1.08%) Spring Security
8 2 (1.08%) Web Services
9 1 (0.54%) HTML5
9 1 (0.54%) jQuery
9 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.81%) Clustering
2 11 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.24%) VSAM
6 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.16%) Replication
6 4 (2.16%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.16%) User Experience
7 3 (1.62%) IVR
7 3 (1.62%) PKI
8 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.08%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.08%) NHS
8 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.54%) EPoS
9 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 67 (36.22%) Windows
2 49 (26.49%) Linux
3 47 (25.41%) Unix
4 40 (21.62%) Solaris
5 34 (18.38%) Windows Server
6 30 (16.22%) AIX
7 23 (12.43%) HPUX
8 14 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.41%) SUSE
10 10 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (4.86%) VMS
12 8 (4.32%) MVS
12 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (3.78%) VME
14 6 (3.24%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.62%) Android
15 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.24%) ITIL
2 39 (21.08%) Migration
3 30 (16.22%) Project Management
4 20 (10.81%) Service Management
5 18 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (9.19%) High Availability
7 14 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (7.57%) ITIL V3
7 14 (7.57%) Load Balancing
7 14 (7.57%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.03%) Change Management
9 12 (6.49%) Open Source
10 11 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.86%) DevOps
13 8 (4.32%) CRM
13 8 (4.32%) Data Migration
13 8 (4.32%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.05%) Perl
2 21 (11.35%) SQL
3 19 (10.27%) PowerShell
4 17 (9.19%) Shell Script
5 14 (7.57%) Korn
5 14 (7.57%) Python
6 13 (7.03%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.49%) C
8 11 (5.95%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.41%) C#
10 7 (3.78%) JCL
11 5 (2.70%) Java
12 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.16%) C-shell
13 2 (1.08%) C++
14 1 (0.54%) COBOL
14 1 (0.54%) Pascal
14 1 (0.54%) VBA
14 1 (0.54%) XPath
14 1 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 133 (71.89%) SC Cleared
2 24 (12.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (8.65%) Degree
4 12 (6.49%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.24%) MCSE
7 6 (3.24%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.24%) PMP
8 5 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.16%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.54%) CISSP
11 1 (0.54%) CITP
11 1 (0.54%) HND
11 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.54%) OCP
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.41%) PMO
2 9 (4.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.62%) HL7
4 2 (1.08%) SLA
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) P3O
5 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 38 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.27%) XenApp
3 16 (8.65%) XenDesktop
3 16 (8.65%) XenServer
4 15 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.03%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (4.86%) Samba
9 8 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (3.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 7 (3.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (3.24%) Brightmail
11 6 (3.24%) RACF
11 6 (3.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (2.16%) KVM
14 3 (1.62%) NFS
14 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (10.81%) SCCM
2 15 (8.11%) Data Guard
2 15 (8.11%) NetBackup
3 14 (7.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (4.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (3.78%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.78%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.24%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (3.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.62%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.62%) Puppet
8 3 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.62%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.62%) XenMobile
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.24%) Oracle
3 31 (16.76%) HP
4 25 (13.51%) Red Hat
5 24 (12.97%) Citrix
5 24 (12.97%) VMware
6 22 (11.89%) Sun
7 16 (8.65%) Cisco
8 15 (8.11%) Veritas
9 13 (7.03%) Ivanti
10 11 (5.95%) SAP
11 9 (4.86%) Symantec
12 8 (4.32%) F5
12 8 (4.32%) IBM
12 8 (4.32%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.24%) Brocade
13 6 (3.24%) EMC
13 6 (3.24%) Google
13 6 (3.24%) IronPort
13 6 (3.24%) PlateSpin