Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 231 278 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.60% 22.79% 33.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.00% 65.72% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 208 618
North East median daily rate £333 £328 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +5.65% -8.15%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £213
90th Percentile £513 £475 £450
England median daily rate £450 £438 £424
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.31% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 61
North East median hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.08% +29.82% +58.33%
10th Percentile £11.86 £27.98 £21.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £50.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -42.86% +22.81% -6.62%

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 385 423 1,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.00% 34.67% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 307 860
North East median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.33%
10th Percentile £200 £253 £209
90th Percentile £538 £528 £450
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 90
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.16% +25.00% +57.57%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.58 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.95 £49.78 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -1 209 £333 -2.21% 11
Durham -14 6 £200 +2.52% 3
Northumberland - 1 £290 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 168 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 96 (41.56%) Windows
3 64 (27.71%) Citrix
3 64 (27.71%) Windows Server
4 61 (26.41%) Microsoft
5 59 (25.54%) ITIL
6 56 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 54 (23.38%) DHCP
8 53 (22.94%) DNS
8 53 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (22.08%) Linux
10 48 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (19.05%) HP
12 43 (18.61%) SQL
13 40 (17.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (17.32%) VMware
14 37 (16.02%) SAP
14 37 (16.02%) XenApp
15 34 (14.72%) BPSS Clearance
15 34 (14.72%) Incident Management
16 33 (14.29%) Puppet
16 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
16 33 (14.29%) Degree
17 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (13.85%) DevOps
18 28 (12.12%) Ivanti
18 28 (12.12%) SQL Server
19 27 (11.69%) McAfee
19 27 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (11.26%) SAN

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 18 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.49%) WebLogic
3 14 (6.06%) IIS
4 13 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.46%) JBoss
5 8 (3.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.16%) FileNet
7 5 (2.16%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.16%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.87%) TPMS
9 1 (0.43%) CICS
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.63%) Datadog
4 3 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.30%) Office 365
5 2 (0.87%) G Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.43%) Boomi
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Route 53
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.38%) DHCP
2 53 (22.94%) DNS
3 26 (11.26%) SAN
4 19 (8.23%) NetScaler
5 12 (5.19%) Firewall
6 11 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (4.33%) Network Security
8 9 (3.90%) 3G
8 9 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (3.46%) SSL
10 7 (3.03%) LAN
10 7 (3.03%) WAN
11 6 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (2.60%) HTTPS
11 6 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.30%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (3.03%) MySQL
4 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.30%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.87%) OLTP
7 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.90%) JIRA
3 9 (3.90%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.60%) SpecFlow
5 5 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.73%) Maven
7 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.43%) GitLab
8 1 (0.43%) Gradle
8 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (4.76%) Finance
2 7 (3.03%) Legal
3 5 (2.16%) Banking
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 18 (7.79%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (6.93%) Developer
5 15 (6.49%) Mobility Engineer
6 14 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (4.76%) Analyst
7 11 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.46%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Service Desk Manager
11 6 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.90%) .NET
2 9 (3.90%) Software Packaging
2 9 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (2.60%) Middleware
5 5 (2.16%) LDAP
5 5 (2.16%) XML
6 4 (1.73%) CSS
6 4 (1.73%) HTML
6 4 (1.73%) J2EE
6 4 (1.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.73%) RESTful
7 3 (1.30%) Ajax
7 3 (1.30%) JDBC
8 2 (0.87%) JSON
8 2 (0.87%) Spring
8 2 (0.87%) Swing
8 2 (0.87%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.39%) Management Information System
1 24 (10.39%) PKI
2 22 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.76%) EMC VNX
5 9 (3.90%) Celerra
5 9 (3.90%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (3.90%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 9 (3.90%) User Experience
6 8 (3.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (3.46%) HP Storage
6 8 (3.46%) HP StoreVirtual
6 8 (3.46%) Replication
6 8 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.16%) DataPower
9 4 (1.73%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.73%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 96 (41.56%) Windows
2 64 (27.71%) Windows Server
3 53 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (22.08%) Linux
5 40 (17.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.39%) Android
6 24 (10.39%) Apple iOS
6 24 (10.39%) Unix
7 20 (8.66%) Windows Phone
7 20 (8.66%) Windows Phone 8
8 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.33%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.46%) AIX
10 8 (3.46%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.46%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.60%) Solaris
11 6 (2.60%) VME
12 4 (1.73%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.54%) ITIL
2 48 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.72%) Incident Management
4 32 (13.85%) DevOps
5 25 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 20 (8.66%) Open Source
7 20 (8.66%) Service Delivery
8 19 (8.23%) Service Management
9 18 (7.79%) BDD
9 18 (7.79%) Content Management
10 17 (7.36%) Business Continuity
10 17 (7.36%) Project Management
11 13 (5.63%) High Availability
12 12 (5.19%) OO
13 11 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (4.76%) Risk Management
14 10 (4.33%) Change Management
14 10 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.61%) SQL
2 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 25 (10.82%) Java
4 23 (9.96%) Perl
5 19 (8.23%) Python
6 14 (6.06%) C
6 14 (6.06%) C++
7 13 (5.63%) C#
7 13 (5.63%) Ruby
8 12 (5.19%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.30%) COBOL
10 3 (1.30%) Korn
11 1 (0.43%) Groovy
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
11 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 168 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 34 (14.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 33 (14.29%) Degree
4 21 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (3.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.60%) CISSP
9 5 (2.16%) CCNA
9 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (1.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.73%) CISMP
10 4 (1.73%) CRISC
10 4 (1.73%) HP ASE
10 4 (1.73%) HPE ATP
10 4 (1.73%) SANS
11 3 (1.30%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.30%) OCP
11 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.03%) QA
4 6 (2.60%) SLA
5 4 (1.73%) GDPR
5 4 (1.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.73%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.73%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.02%) XenApp
3 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (10.39%) XenDesktop
5 19 (8.23%) vSphere
6 11 (4.76%) Docker
7 10 (4.33%) XenServer
8 8 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.16%) Firmware
9 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.73%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.30%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (14.29%) Puppet
2 25 (10.82%) Ansible
3 20 (8.66%) AirWatch
3 20 (8.66%) SAP Afaria
3 20 (8.66%) XenMobile
4 17 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (6.49%) Terraform
6 13 (5.63%) Nagios
7 10 (4.33%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.33%) SCCM
8 9 (3.90%) Packer
9 7 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (2.16%) Forum Sentry
11 4 (1.73%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 4 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.73%) PowerCLI
12 3 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (27.71%) Citrix
2 61 (26.41%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.05%) HP
4 40 (17.32%) VMware
5 37 (16.02%) SAP
6 28 (12.12%) Ivanti
7 27 (11.69%) McAfee
8 22 (9.52%) Apple
8 22 (9.52%) Oracle
9 21 (9.09%) Cisco
10 15 (6.49%) IBM
11 14 (6.06%) EMC
12 13 (5.63%) Axway
12 13 (5.63%) Brocade
12 13 (5.63%) New Relic
12 13 (5.63%) Splunk
13 11 (4.76%) 3PAR
13 11 (4.76%) Isilon
13 11 (4.76%) ThinPrint
14 9 (3.90%) Red Hat