Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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 Clearance
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 242 850 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.74% 30.93% 15.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.02% 67.89% 54.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 677 184
North East median daily rate £325 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -2.94% -4.23%
10th Percentile £218 £220 £216
90th Percentile £438 £458 £546
England median daily rate £435 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 65 47
North East median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +16.67% +29.73%
10th Percentile £32.00 £15.00 £11.62
90th Percentile £51.23 £36.00 £43.30
England median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% -1.69% +47.50%

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 410 1252 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 33.44% 45.56% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 884 316
North East median daily rate £360 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £225
90th Percentile £519 £493 £535
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 85 62
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +41.77% -28.18%
10th Percentile £10.30 £14.48 £12.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 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 -1 207 £340 +3.03% 3
Durham +8 12 £195 -68.80%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 178 (73.55%) SC Cleared
2 83 (34.30%) Windows
3 81 (33.47%) Linux
4 75 (30.99%) Oracle
5 63 (26.03%) Unix
6 62 (25.62%) AIX
7 55 (22.73%) Solaris
8 52 (21.49%) ITIL
8 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
8 52 (21.49%) HP
9 47 (19.42%) Active Directory
10 45 (18.60%) Red Hat
10 45 (18.60%) WebLogic
11 44 (18.18%) Migration
12 39 (16.12%) Cisco
13 38 (15.70%) JBoss
14 37 (15.29%) Perl
15 35 (14.46%) Sun
15 35 (14.46%) VMware
15 35 (14.46%) Firewall
16 34 (14.05%) DNS
17 33 (13.64%) Clustering
18 32 (13.22%) Veritas
19 30 (12.40%) SAN
19 30 (12.40%) SQL
19 30 (12.40%) High Availability
20 29 (11.98%) BPSS Clearance
21 28 (11.57%) NetBackup
22 27 (11.16%) Apache
22 27 (11.16%) Tomcat

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 45 (18.60%) WebLogic
2 38 (15.70%) JBoss
3 27 (11.16%) Apache
3 27 (11.16%) Tomcat
4 25 (10.33%) Skype for Business
5 24 (9.92%) iPlanet
6 22 (9.09%) MS Exchange
6 22 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
6 22 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 21 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (6.20%) OpenStack
9 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (4.55%) WebSphere
10 11 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (3.31%) MQSeries
13 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (2.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.41%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (4.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.89%) SAP ERP
5 6 (2.48%) Teamcenter
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.83%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.41%) Boomi
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.46%) Firewall
2 34 (14.05%) DNS
3 30 (12.40%) SAN
4 26 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.44%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (7.02%) DHCP
6 17 (7.02%) LDAP
7 15 (6.20%) Skype
8 9 (3.72%) WAN
9 8 (3.31%) NAS
9 8 (3.31%) X.21
10 6 (2.48%) FCoE
10 6 (2.48%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.48%) SSH
11 5 (2.07%) LAN
11 5 (2.07%) Network Security
11 5 (2.07%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (2.07%) SMS
12 4 (1.65%) HTTP
12 4 (1.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.85%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.07%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.24%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (1.24%) MySQL
7 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) OLTP
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.48%) MSI
1 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.07%) JIRA
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.83%) GitLab
4 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.83%) Phabricator
4 2 (0.83%) Subversion
4 2 (0.83%) Trac
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (4.96%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.83%) Billing
4 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (10.33%) Consultant
2 23 (9.50%) Unix Engineer
3 20 (8.26%) DBA
4 19 (7.85%) AIX Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Backup Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Oracle DBA
5 15 (6.20%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.37%) Analyst
6 13 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.37%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 13 (5.37%) Storage Engineer
7 12 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.72%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.72%) Solaris Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (3.31%) SC Cleared DBA
11 7 (2.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (2.89%) Developer
11 7 (2.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.50%) J2EE
2 11 (4.55%) Software Packaging
2 11 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (4.55%) XML
3 10 (4.13%) .NET
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (2.48%) HTML
6 5 (2.07%) CSS
6 5 (2.07%) Middleware
7 4 (1.65%) JSON
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.65%) SOAP
8 3 (1.24%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.24%) GWT
8 3 (1.24%) JSP
8 3 (1.24%) Spring
9 2 (0.83%) Spring Security
10 1 (0.41%) HTML5
10 1 (0.41%) jQuery
10 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.64%) Clustering
2 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.96%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.13%) Replication
6 9 (3.72%) HP Storage
7 5 (2.07%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.65%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.24%) DataPower
9 3 (1.24%) IVR
9 3 (1.24%) PKI
9 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.30%) Windows
2 81 (33.47%) Linux
3 63 (26.03%) Unix
4 62 (25.62%) AIX
5 55 (22.73%) Solaris
6 26 (10.74%) HPUX
6 26 (10.74%) Windows Server
7 24 (9.92%) SUSE
8 20 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.89%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.48%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.24%) Android
13 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.24%) VMS
13 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.49%) ITIL
2 44 (18.18%) Migration
3 30 (12.40%) High Availability
4 26 (10.74%) Project Management
5 24 (9.92%) Load Balancing
6 22 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (8.68%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (7.02%) DevOps
8 17 (7.02%) OO
9 14 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.55%) Quality Management
11 10 (4.13%) CRM
11 10 (4.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.13%) Workflow
12 9 (3.72%) ERP
12 9 (3.72%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.72%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.72%) QMS
12 9 (3.72%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.29%) Perl
2 30 (12.40%) SQL
3 22 (9.09%) Korn
4 15 (6.20%) PL/SQL
4 15 (6.20%) Shell Script
5 14 (5.79%) Python
6 11 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.13%) Bash Shell
7 10 (4.13%) C#
7 10 (4.13%) C-shell
7 10 (4.13%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.31%) Java
9 5 (2.07%) C
10 3 (1.24%) C++
10 3 (1.24%) PHP
10 3 (1.24%) VBA
11 2 (0.83%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) COBOL
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 178 (73.55%) SC Cleared
2 29 (11.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (7.44%) Degree
4 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.89%) MCSE
7 7 (2.89%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.89%) PMP
8 4 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.83%) CCNP
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) CCDP
10 1 (0.41%) CCIE
10 1 (0.41%) CCIP
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) OCP
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) PMO
2 9 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.24%) HL7
4 2 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.92%) Hyper-V
3 21 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.85%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (7.44%) XenApp
6 16 (6.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 15 (6.20%) XenDesktop
7 15 (6.20%) XenServer
8 13 (5.37%) KVM
9 12 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (4.13%) Samba
11 8 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (2.48%) Brightmail
13 6 (2.48%) NFS
14 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.24%) vSphere
15 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (11.57%) NetBackup
2 23 (9.50%) SCCM
3 19 (7.85%) HP Data Protector
4 18 (7.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (6.20%) Data Guard
6 14 (5.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (5.79%) Puppet
7 13 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (4.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (4.55%) Backup Exec
10 9 (3.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (3.31%) OpenView
11 8 (3.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
13 3 (1.24%) Forum Sentry
13 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.24%) vCenter Server
13 3 (1.24%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 75 (30.99%) Oracle
2 52 (21.49%) HP
2 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 45 (18.60%) Red Hat
4 39 (16.12%) Cisco
5 35 (14.46%) Sun
5 35 (14.46%) VMware
6 32 (13.22%) Veritas
7 23 (9.50%) Citrix
8 22 (9.09%) IBM
9 21 (8.68%) F5
9 21 (8.68%) Symantec
10 18 (7.44%) Brocade
10 18 (7.44%) EMC
11 15 (6.20%) PlateSpin
12 13 (5.37%) AppSense
12 13 (5.37%) SAP
12 13 (5.37%) Siebel
13 11 (4.55%) Axway
13 11 (4.55%) Informatica