Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 251 262 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.43% 20.05% 31.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.48% 66.33% 68.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 180 539
North East median daily rate £309 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +6.45% -4.62%
10th Percentile £173 £218 £220
90th Percentile £533 £489 £450
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 40
North East median hourly rate £29.50 £36.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.18% +28.07% +76.36%
10th Percentile £12.23 £26.70 £18.03
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £36.52
% change year-on-year -50.13% +2.68% +19.74%

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 422 395 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.66% 30.22% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 268 745
North East median daily rate £335 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +12.90% -8.82%
10th Percentile £177 £224 £221
90th Percentile £538 £519 £460
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 63
North East median hourly rate £15.49 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.44% +21.43% +73.27%
10th Percentile £8.38 £12.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £36.40
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -1 233 £316 -7.06% 8
Durham -4 6 £167 -58.35% 1
Northumberland - 2 £290 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 186 (74.10%) SC Cleared
2 119 (47.41%) Windows
3 86 (34.26%) Windows Server
4 83 (33.07%) ITIL
5 77 (30.68%) Citrix
6 72 (28.69%) Microsoft
7 69 (27.49%) Active Directory
8 68 (27.09%) DHCP
9 67 (26.69%) DNS
10 66 (26.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 60 (23.90%) HP
12 57 (22.71%) Linux
13 54 (21.51%) VMware
14 53 (21.12%) XenApp
15 52 (20.72%) SAP
16 47 (18.73%) Project Management
17 46 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
19 43 (17.13%) Ivanti
20 42 (16.73%) Degree
21 40 (15.94%) XenDesktop
21 40 (15.94%) SQL
22 39 (15.54%) PowerShell
23 38 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
24 36 (14.34%) SAN
24 36 (14.34%) Service Delivery
25 35 (13.94%) Management Information System
25 35 (13.94%) Unix
26 34 (13.55%) NetScaler
27 33 (13.15%) vSphere

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 28 (11.16%) IIS
2 22 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.98%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.58%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.19%) JBoss
7 6 (2.39%) FileNet
8 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 5 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.59%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.80%) TPMS
11 1 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.38%) Datadog
4 7 (2.79%) IaaS
4 7 (2.79%) PaaS
4 7 (2.79%) SaaS
5 5 (1.99%) Office 365
6 2 (0.80%) G Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.40%) Route 53
7 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 68 (27.09%) DHCP
2 67 (26.69%) DNS
3 36 (14.34%) SAN
4 34 (13.55%) NetScaler
5 11 (4.38%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (3.59%) 3G
6 9 (3.59%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (3.19%) SSL
8 6 (2.39%) Network Security
8 6 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.99%) X.500
10 4 (1.59%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.20%) LAN
11 3 (1.20%) VSAN
11 3 (1.20%) WAN
12 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.80%) Skype
12 2 (0.80%) SMS
12 2 (0.80%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.19%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.59%) MySQL
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.20%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.80%) OLTP
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.40%) OLAP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.19%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.79%) JIRA
4 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.80%) Maven
5 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.40%) Gradle
6 1 (0.40%) MSI
6 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (4.38%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Legal
3 5 (1.99%) Banking
4 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Military
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (12.75%) Support Engineer
2 24 (9.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 23 (9.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (8.76%) Analyst
4 22 (8.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 17 (6.77%) Developer
6 13 (5.18%) Mobility Engineer
7 12 (4.78%) Service Manager
7 12 (4.78%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.38%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (4.38%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 9 (3.59%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) Architect
12 7 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Consultant
12 7 (2.79%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (2.79%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (3.98%) .NET
3 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.59%) Software Packaging
3 9 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (2.79%) ISPF
5 6 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.99%) CSS
6 5 (1.99%) HTML
6 5 (1.99%) LDAP
7 4 (1.59%) XML
8 3 (1.20%) Ajax
8 3 (1.20%) J2EE
8 3 (1.20%) RESTful
9 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.80%) jQuery
9 2 (0.80%) Middleware
9 2 (0.80%) Spring
9 2 (0.80%) Swing
9 2 (0.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.94%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.55%) Computer Science
3 28 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.76%) PKI
5 16 (6.37%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.38%) EMC VNX
7 9 (3.59%) Celerra
7 9 (3.59%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (3.59%) Fat Client
7 9 (3.59%) Thin Client
8 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (3.19%) HP Storage
8 8 (3.19%) HP StoreVirtual
8 8 (3.19%) Replication
9 6 (2.39%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.39%) User Experience
9 6 (2.39%) VSAM
10 5 (1.99%) DataPower
11 4 (1.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 119 (47.41%) Windows
2 86 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 66 (26.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (22.71%) Linux
5 38 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (13.94%) Unix
7 22 (8.76%) Android
7 22 (8.76%) Apple iOS
8 18 (7.17%) Windows Phone
8 18 (7.17%) Windows Phone 8
9 17 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (6.77%) Solaris
10 14 (5.58%) AIX
11 12 (4.78%) HPUX
11 12 (4.78%) VME
12 11 (4.38%) MVS
12 11 (4.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (3.98%) Windows 10
14 8 (3.19%) Windows 7
14 8 (3.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (33.07%) ITIL
2 47 (18.73%) Project Management
3 44 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (14.34%) Service Delivery
5 33 (13.15%) Business Continuity
6 32 (12.75%) Service Management
7 28 (11.16%) DevOps
8 24 (9.56%) Incident Management
8 24 (9.56%) Open Source
9 23 (9.16%) Change Management
9 23 (9.16%) Configuration Management
9 23 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (7.17%) Content Management
11 16 (6.37%) BDD
11 16 (6.37%) ITIL V3
12 14 (5.58%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (4.78%) Migration
14 11 (4.38%) High Availability
15 10 (3.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.94%) SQL
2 39 (15.54%) PowerShell
3 27 (10.76%) Perl
4 23 (9.16%) Java
5 21 (8.37%) C
6 20 (7.97%) Shell Script
7 18 (7.17%) Python
8 13 (5.18%) C#
8 13 (5.18%) C++
9 12 (4.78%) Ruby
10 11 (4.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.19%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.79%) JCL
13 5 (1.99%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.20%) Korn
14 3 (1.20%) VBA
15 2 (0.80%) COBOL
16 1 (0.40%) Groovy
16 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 186 (74.10%) SC Cleared
2 42 (16.73%) Degree
3 29 (11.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 29 (11.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.58%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.78%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.99%) CCNA
7 5 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.59%) HP ASE
8 4 (1.59%) HPE ATP
9 3 (1.20%) CISMP
9 3 (1.20%) CRISC
9 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.20%) SANS
9 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.80%) OCP
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.79%) PMO
3 6 (2.39%) SLA
4 4 (1.59%) QA
5 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) P3O
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (27.49%) Active Directory
2 53 (21.12%) XenApp
3 46 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (15.94%) XenDesktop
5 33 (13.15%) vSphere
6 11 (4.38%) XenServer
7 10 (3.98%) Docker
8 9 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 6 (2.39%) RACF
10 6 (2.39%) Samba
10 6 (2.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (1.99%) Firmware
12 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
13 3 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (11.16%) Puppet
2 19 (7.57%) Ansible
3 18 (7.17%) AirWatch
3 18 (7.17%) SAP Afaria
3 18 (7.17%) XenMobile
4 15 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.78%) SCCM
6 11 (4.38%) Nagios
6 11 (4.38%) Terraform
7 9 (3.59%) Kubernetes
8 8 (3.19%) Packer
8 8 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (2.39%) Tivoli
9 6 (2.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 5 (1.99%) Forum Sentry
11 4 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.59%) PowerCLI
12 3 (1.20%) Simpana
12 3 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 77 (30.68%) Citrix
2 72 (28.69%) Microsoft
3 60 (23.90%) HP
4 54 (21.51%) VMware
5 52 (20.72%) SAP
6 43 (17.13%) Ivanti
7 21 (8.37%) Oracle
8 20 (7.97%) Apple
9 19 (7.57%) McAfee
10 17 (6.77%) IBM
11 16 (6.37%) Cisco
12 14 (5.58%) EMC
12 14 (5.58%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.18%) Axway
13 13 (5.18%) Brocade
13 13 (5.18%) Sun
14 11 (4.38%) 3PAR
14 11 (4.38%) Isilon
14 11 (4.38%) New Relic
14 11 (4.38%) ThinPrint