Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 353 348 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.24% 5.45% 6.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.35% 30.61% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 211 286
North West median daily rate £423 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £215 £313 £263
90th Percentile £547 £650 £568
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 41
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.25% +60.63%
10th Percentile £18.38 £25.25 £17.33
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.70 £57.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £34.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -46.19% +6.92% +71.05%

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 971 1137 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.18% 17.80% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 680 949
North West median daily rate £400 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £212 £255
90th Percentile £550 £625 £568
England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 101
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -8.79% +58.68%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.15 £15.92
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.10 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +25.00%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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
Lancashire +16 98 £450 -2.60% 2
Manchester -17 74 £428 -13.42% 4
Cheshire +10 66 £425 -9.09% 2
Cumbria 0 61 £380 -30.91% 5
Merseyside -6 40 £333 -16.88% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 353 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.98%) Migration
3 62 (17.56%) SAP
4 57 (16.15%) Windows
5 37 (10.48%) Linux
6 36 (10.20%) Data Centre
7 33 (9.35%) Active Directory
7 33 (9.35%) ITIL
8 31 (8.78%) Firewall
9 30 (8.50%) Java
9 30 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (7.65%) DNS
11 26 (7.37%) Oracle
12 25 (7.08%) VMware
12 25 (7.08%) DevOps
13 24 (6.80%) ABAP
13 24 (6.80%) Microsoft
14 23 (6.52%) SQL
14 23 (6.52%) AIX
14 23 (6.52%) Solaris
15 22 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (5.10%) LAN
17 18 (5.10%) Cisco
18 17 (4.82%) WAN
18 17 (4.82%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (4.53%) Jenkins
19 16 (4.53%) Service Management
20 15 (4.25%) Clustering

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 14 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.83%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.13%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) Confluence
7 2 (0.57%) JBoss
7 2 (0.57%) Mongoose
7 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.85%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.55%) Office 365
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.13%) Google Drive
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.57%) IaaS
6 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.28%) G Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.78%) Firewall
2 27 (7.65%) DNS
3 18 (5.10%) LAN
4 17 (4.82%) WAN
5 10 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.55%) DHCP
6 9 (2.55%) MPLS
6 9 (2.55%) VPN
7 8 (2.27%) VoIP
8 7 (1.98%) ADSL
8 7 (1.98%) ISDN
9 6 (1.70%) Skype
10 5 (1.42%) SAN
11 3 (0.85%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.85%) LDAP
11 3 (0.85%) NAS
11 3 (0.85%) VLAN
11 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.97%) Oracle Database
1 14 (3.97%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.12%) Redis
3 8 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (1.98%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.70%) DB2
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.13%) QlikView
8 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.85%) Essbase
8 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.85%) OLAP
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.57%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 16 (4.53%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.97%) JIRA
3 10 (2.83%) GitLab
3 10 (2.83%) JUnit
4 7 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.98%) Selenium
5 6 (1.70%) JMeter
5 6 (1.70%) Mocha
6 5 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.42%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.42%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.57%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.57%) Maven
8 2 (0.57%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 10 (2.83%) Finance
2 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
2 2 (0.57%) Avionics
2 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.28%) Banking
3 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (17.56%) Developer
2 48 (13.60%) Consultant
3 38 (10.76%) Analyst
4 36 (10.20%) Architect
5 29 (8.22%) SAP Consultant
6 23 (6.52%) SAP Developer
7 20 (5.67%) Java Developer
8 19 (5.38%) Network Engineer
9 17 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (3.97%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.68%) ABAP Developer
11 13 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.40%) DBA
12 12 (3.40%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.12%) Administrator
14 10 (2.83%) Migration Architect
14 10 (2.83%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.55%) Business Analyst
15 9 (2.55%) SAP BW Consultant
15 9 (2.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.25%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (3.97%) Web Services
2 14 (3.97%) XML
3 12 (3.40%) Apache Camel
3 12 (3.40%) Apache CXF
4 11 (3.12%) Node.js
4 11 (3.12%) SAPUI5
5 9 (2.55%) JSON
5 9 (2.55%) Nunjucks
5 9 (2.55%) RESTful
6 7 (1.98%) SAML
7 6 (1.70%) Express
8 5 (1.42%) SAP Fiori
9 4 (1.13%) COM
9 4 (1.13%) Middleware
10 3 (0.85%) CSS
10 3 (0.85%) HTML
10 3 (0.85%) WinForms
11 2 (0.57%) .NET
11 2 (0.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.25%) Clustering
4 8 (2.27%) Replication
5 7 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.70%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (1.70%) HACMP
6 6 (1.70%) iSeries
7 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.13%) CMDB
8 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.13%) RIA
8 4 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
10 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.15%) Windows
2 37 (10.48%) Linux
3 23 (6.52%) AIX
3 23 (6.52%) Solaris
4 15 (4.25%) Unix
5 12 (3.40%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.27%) HPUX
8 7 (1.98%) Android
8 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.98%) Migration
2 33 (9.35%) ITIL
3 30 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (7.08%) DevOps
5 22 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (4.82%) Software Engineering
7 16 (4.53%) Service Management
8 15 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.68%) Project Management
11 12 (3.40%) Change Management
11 12 (3.40%) Test Automation
12 11 (3.12%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.12%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (2.83%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.55%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.55%) Data Protection
14 9 (2.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.50%) Java
2 24 (6.80%) ABAP
3 23 (6.52%) SQL
4 11 (3.12%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.85%) C#
6 3 (0.85%) C++
6 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.85%) VB
7 2 (0.57%) C
7 2 (0.57%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) Python
7 2 (0.57%) Ruby
7 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.57%) VB6
7 2 (0.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.28%) ES6
8 1 (0.28%) Lua
Qualifications
1 353 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.40%) CCNA
2 12 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.55%) Degree
4 7 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.42%) CCNP
5 5 (1.42%) CISSP
5 5 (1.42%) SANS
5 5 (1.42%) SSCP
6 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) CCIE
7 3 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) IIBA
7 3 (0.85%) ISEB
7 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.55%) SLA
2 8 (2.27%) GPG13
3 4 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) COBIT
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.70%) GPFS
4 6 (1.70%) PowerHA
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.13%) vSphere
5 4 (1.13%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) Docker
7 2 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (3.68%) Ansible
2 12 (3.40%) SCCM
3 11 (3.12%) Puppet
4 6 (1.70%) Kibana
4 6 (1.70%) QRadar
5 5 (1.42%) logstash
6 4 (1.13%) Nessus
6 4 (1.13%) Nexpose
6 4 (1.13%) Nmap
6 4 (1.13%) SCOM
6 4 (1.13%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.85%) Terraform
8 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (17.56%) SAP
2 26 (7.37%) Oracle
3 25 (7.08%) VMware
4 24 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.10%) Cisco
6 15 (4.25%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.40%) IBM
8 11 (3.12%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.83%) Apple
10 9 (2.55%) Capita
10 9 (2.55%) ServiceNow
11 8 (2.27%) Juniper
12 7 (1.98%) Siebel
13 6 (1.70%) Citrix
13 6 (1.70%) Splunk
14 5 (1.42%) Google
15 4 (1.13%) Intel
15 4 (1.13%) McAfee
15 4 (1.13%) Qualys
15 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds