Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 June 2019 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 30 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 283 361 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.54% 6.18% 6.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.79% 33.58% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 214 207
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £150 £205 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £554
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 53
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% -9.30% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £14.39 £14.90
90th Percentile £64.75 £51.70 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +87.17% -50.13% -2.60%

SC 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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 863 1,075 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.90% 18.41% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 625 540
North West median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 73 106
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £32.82 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -17.96% -6.98%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.63 £12.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £67.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
Manchester +53 139 £450 -10.00% 5
Cumbria 0 62 £225 -47.06% 4
Cheshire 0 34 £313 -21.88% 4
Lancashire -34 26 £500 +16.28%
Merseyside -35 7 £550 +29.41% 8
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 91 (32.16%) Windows
3 64 (22.61%) Migration
4 42 (14.84%) Linux
5 37 (13.07%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (13.07%) DevOps
6 34 (12.01%) Firewall
7 33 (11.66%) Unix
8 31 (10.95%) Windows 10
9 29 (10.25%) VMware
9 29 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (10.25%) Data Centre
9 29 (10.25%) Open Source
10 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (9.54%) SIEM
11 26 (9.19%) Patch Management
11 26 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (9.19%) TCP/IP
11 26 (9.19%) Active Directory
12 25 (8.83%) PRINCE2
12 25 (8.83%) SQL
12 25 (8.83%) Management Information System
12 25 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (8.83%) Security Operations
13 24 (8.48%) Cisco
14 23 (8.13%) VPN
14 23 (8.13%) LAN
14 23 (8.13%) WAN
14 23 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (8.13%) Case Management

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.89%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.41%) nginx
4 2 (0.71%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) Confluence
4 2 (0.71%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) Jetty
5 1 (0.35%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) Site Server
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.71%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.42%) Office 365
4 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.06%) GitHub
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.01%) Firewall
2 26 (9.19%) TCP/IP
3 23 (8.13%) LAN
3 23 (8.13%) VPN
3 23 (8.13%) WAN
4 22 (7.77%) VoIP
5 11 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (3.89%) Skype
6 9 (3.18%) HTTP
6 9 (3.18%) SAN
7 7 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (2.12%) DHCP
8 6 (2.12%) DNS
9 5 (1.77%) SSL
10 4 (1.41%) MPLS
11 3 (1.06%) FTP
11 3 (1.06%) IPsec
11 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.71%) NAS
12 2 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.83%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.77%) Pentaho
4 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.41%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.06%) MS Access
6 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
6 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.35%) Impala
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (4.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.47%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.47%) JMeter
4 6 (2.12%) GitLab
4 6 (2.12%) Mockito
5 5 (1.77%) JIRA
6 4 (1.41%) JUnit
6 4 (1.41%) Selenium
6 4 (1.41%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.41%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.06%) Gatling
8 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.71%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (3.18%) Manufacturing
2 7 (2.47%) Finance
3 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.77%) Legal
5 2 (0.71%) Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Electronics
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
5 2 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (15.19%) Analyst
2 22 (7.77%) Developer
3 18 (6.36%) Architect
4 17 (6.01%) Security Analyst
5 16 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.59%) Deskside Engineer
7 11 (3.89%) Change Manager
7 11 (3.89%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.53%) DBA
8 10 (3.53%) Transition Manager
9 9 (3.18%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.18%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.18%) Service Transition Manager
10 8 (2.83%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (2.47%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.47%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
11 7 (2.47%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (2.47%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.12%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.07%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (2.12%) .NET
2 6 (2.12%) Web Services
3 5 (1.77%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (1.77%) REST
4 4 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.41%) Apache Camel
4 4 (1.41%) Dropwizard
4 4 (1.41%) hapi
4 4 (1.41%) Node.js
4 4 (1.41%) React
4 4 (1.41%) Spring
4 4 (1.41%) WireMock
5 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.06%) J2EE
6 2 (0.71%) Django
6 2 (0.71%) WinForms
6 2 (0.71%) XML
6 2 (0.71%) XSD
6 2 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.83%) Management Information System
3 23 (8.13%) Cyberattack
4 16 (5.65%) Driving Licence
5 14 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.77%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.41%) PKI
10 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.71%) CESG
11 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Tandem
12 1 (0.35%) Acoustics
12 1 (0.35%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.35%) BYOD
12 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (32.16%) Windows
2 42 (14.84%) Linux
3 33 (11.66%) Unix
4 31 (10.95%) Windows 10
5 22 (7.77%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.53%) Solaris
6 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.06%) Android
10 2 (0.71%) CentOS
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) HPUX
11 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.61%) Migration
2 37 (13.07%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (13.07%) DevOps
3 29 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.25%) Open Source
4 27 (9.54%) SIEM
5 26 (9.19%) Patch Management
6 25 (8.83%) PRINCE2
6 25 (8.83%) Security Operations
7 23 (8.13%) Case Management
7 23 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (7.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (6.71%) ITIL
12 18 (6.36%) Project Management
13 16 (5.65%) Information Security
14 15 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (4.95%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.83%) SQL
2 17 (6.01%) Java
3 12 (4.24%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.47%) Python
5 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.41%) C#
6 4 (1.41%) Groovy
6 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.06%) Java 8
7 3 (1.06%) Scala
8 2 (0.71%) ABAP
8 2 (0.71%) C
8 2 (0.71%) Ruby
8 2 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.71%) VB6
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.83%) CCNA
3 8 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.47%) CCNP
4 7 (2.47%) CISSP
4 7 (2.47%) CLAS
5 6 (2.12%) CCDA
5 6 (2.12%) CCDP
5 6 (2.12%) Degree
6 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.77%) SSCP
7 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.06%) SANS
8 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.18%) PMO
2 7 (2.47%) GDPR
3 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.77%) SLA
4 4 (1.41%) QA
5 3 (1.06%) GMP
6 2 (0.71%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (9.19%) Active Directory
1 26 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.47%) Docker
3 6 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.77%) Snort
5 3 (1.06%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (5.65%) QRadar
2 10 (3.53%) SCCM
2 10 (3.53%) Terraform
3 9 (3.18%) Ansible
3 9 (3.18%) Puppet
4 7 (2.47%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.12%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.77%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.06%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.06%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.71%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (10.25%) VMware
2 24 (8.48%) Cisco
3 22 (7.77%) Splunk
4 21 (7.42%) AlienVault
4 21 (7.42%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.07%) Apple
5 20 (7.07%) IBM
6 17 (6.01%) Oracle
7 14 (4.95%) McAfee
8 13 (4.59%) SAP
9 12 (4.24%) IronPort
10 9 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.47%) HP
11 7 (2.47%) Symantec
11 7 (2.47%) Veritas
12 6 (2.12%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.12%) F5
12 6 (2.12%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.41%) Citrix
13 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow