Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 380 539 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.66% 7.02% 5.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.44% 34.14% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 276 196
North West median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £268 £309 £269
90th Percentile £550 £559 £550
England median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 70
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £45.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.98% +154.08%
10th Percentile £29.00 £23.73 £16.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.95 £59.05
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.54
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.63% +80.78%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1015 1579 1608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 17.78% 20.56% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 841 773
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £240 £255 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 76 149
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.87 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.68% +22.47% +94.44%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.34 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.53 £59.10
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22% +12.50%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +5 161 £450 +20.00% 2
Manchester +3 74 £428 -2.29% 2
Cheshire -20 50 £325 -23.53% 5
Merseyside -15 47 £398 -0.63% 1
Cumbria 0 36 £413 -15.82% 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 380 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 103 (27.11%) Migration
3 88 (23.16%) Windows
4 75 (19.74%) Data Centre
5 64 (16.84%) Linux
6 62 (16.32%) Microsoft
7 46 (12.11%) DNS
8 43 (11.32%) SAP
9 42 (11.05%) Active Directory
10 40 (10.53%) Solaris
11 38 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (9.47%) IBM
13 35 (9.21%) Oracle
14 33 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (7.63%) Unix
16 28 (7.37%) LAN
16 28 (7.37%) Patch Management
16 28 (7.37%) DevOps
17 27 (7.11%) VMware
18 26 (6.84%) AIX
18 26 (6.84%) HPUX
19 25 (6.58%) ITIL
19 25 (6.58%) TCP/IP
20 24 (6.32%) Firewall
20 24 (6.32%) Project Management
20 24 (6.32%) SQL
21 23 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (6.05%) CISSP
21 23 (6.05%) SCCM
22 22 (5.79%) WAN

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 (3.68%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.84%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.05%) Apache
7 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.79%) IIS
8 3 (0.79%) Site Server
9 2 (0.53%) JBoss
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) FileNet
10 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.63%) SAP HCM
2 8 (2.11%) SAP HR
3 7 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.84%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.05%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.79%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.53%) Maximo
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.26%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.26%) Office 365
2 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.32%) PaaS
5 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.05%) Datadog
5 4 (1.05%) GitHub
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.79%) Bluemix
6 3 (0.79%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.53%) IaaS
7 2 (0.53%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.11%) DNS
2 28 (7.37%) LAN
3 25 (6.58%) TCP/IP
4 24 (6.32%) Firewall
5 22 (5.79%) WAN
6 21 (5.53%) VPN
7 19 (5.00%) VoIP
8 11 (2.89%) DHCP
8 11 (2.89%) SAN
9 9 (2.37%) Internet
10 8 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.11%) VLAN
11 7 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.32%) SSH
12 5 (1.32%) Wireless
13 4 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.95%) DB2
2 14 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.16%) SAP BW
4 10 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 10 (2.63%) SAP HANA
5 9 (2.37%) Redis
5 9 (2.37%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 6 (1.58%) TKPROF
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.79%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.53%) QlikView
11 1 (0.26%) Firebird
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.63%) JIRA
3 7 (1.84%) Selenium
4 6 (1.58%) GitLab
4 6 (1.58%) JMeter
4 6 (1.58%) Toad
5 5 (1.32%) AdminStudio
5 5 (1.32%) JUnit
5 5 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.05%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.05%) Gradle
6 4 (1.05%) Maven
6 4 (1.05%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.05%) MSI
6 4 (1.05%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.05%) Spock
7 3 (0.79%) ClearCase
General
1 19 (5.00%) Finance
2 15 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.32%) Military
5 4 (1.05%) Avionics
6 3 (0.79%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (16.05%) Consultant
2 50 (13.16%) Architect
3 42 (11.05%) Analyst
4 35 (9.21%) SAP Consultant
5 25 (6.58%) DBA
5 25 (6.58%) Developer
6 17 (4.47%) Administrator
7 16 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.16%) DB2 DBA
10 12 (3.16%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.89%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.63%) Security Analyst
13 9 (2.37%) HR Consultant
13 9 (2.37%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.37%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.37%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (2.37%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
13 9 (2.37%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.53%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (3.68%) Middleware
2 14 (3.68%) Web Services
3 11 (2.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (2.37%) RESTful
5 8 (2.11%) Apache Camel
5 8 (2.11%) SAPUI5
5 8 (2.11%) XML
6 7 (1.84%) Apache CXF
7 6 (1.58%) JSON
7 6 (1.58%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.32%) Qt
9 3 (0.79%) Node.js
10 2 (0.53%) .NET
10 2 (0.53%) Express
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.53%) SAML
10 2 (0.53%) SOAP
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 75 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.79%) Replication
3 19 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.21%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.89%) RIA
6 10 (2.63%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (2.37%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.37%) Clustering
8 8 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.11%) PKI
9 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.32%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.53%) CESG
11 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 88 (23.16%) Windows
2 64 (16.84%) Linux
3 40 (10.53%) Solaris
4 29 (7.63%) Unix
5 26 (6.84%) AIX
5 26 (6.84%) HPUX
6 18 (4.74%) Windows Server
7 17 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.95%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (2.63%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.58%) CentOS
12 6 (1.58%) zOS
13 5 (1.32%) Android
13 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.05%) OS/2
15 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.26%) Debian
16 1 (0.26%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.11%) Migration
2 38 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (7.37%) DevOps
4 28 (7.37%) Patch Management
5 25 (6.58%) ITIL
6 24 (6.32%) Project Management
7 21 (5.53%) Business Analysis
8 18 (4.74%) Software Engineering
8 18 (4.74%) Time Management
9 17 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (4.21%) Network Design
10 16 (4.21%) Security Operations
10 16 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (4.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 16 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (3.68%) Data Migration
11 14 (3.68%) Information Security
11 14 (3.68%) Open Source
12 13 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.32%) SQL
2 21 (5.53%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.42%) Java
4 12 (3.16%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.84%) Perl
6 6 (1.58%) C++
6 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.58%) VBScript
7 5 (1.32%) Ada
8 4 (1.05%) C
8 4 (1.05%) C#
8 4 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.79%) Python
10 2 (0.53%) Ruby
10 2 (0.53%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 380 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.05%) CISSP
3 15 (3.95%) SANS
3 15 (3.95%) SSCP
4 12 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (2.11%) CLAS
7 8 (2.11%) Degree
7 8 (2.11%) IIBA
8 7 (1.84%) CISM
8 7 (1.84%) ISEB
9 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.32%) CBAP
10 5 (1.32%) CCNA
10 5 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.32%) MCP
11 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.37%) GDPR
1 9 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.84%) SLA
4 6 (1.58%) GPG13
5 2 (0.53%) MIL-STD-498
5 2 (0.53%) PMO
5 2 (0.53%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.32%) Docker
5 5 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.32%) XenApp
6 2 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) Xen
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.05%) SCCM
2 18 (4.74%) Puppet
3 16 (4.21%) QRadar
4 12 (3.16%) Ansible
4 12 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 11 (2.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (2.37%) Kibana
6 9 (2.37%) logstash
7 8 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (1.58%) Data Guard
10 4 (1.05%) Forum Sentry
10 4 (1.05%) Nessus
10 4 (1.05%) Nexpose
10 4 (1.05%) Nmap
11 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.79%) RSA enVision
11 3 (0.79%) Salt
11 3 (0.79%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.53%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 62 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.32%) SAP
3 36 (9.47%) IBM
4 35 (9.21%) Oracle
5 27 (7.11%) VMware
6 20 (5.26%) Apple
7 18 (4.74%) Cisco
8 16 (4.21%) Citrix
8 16 (4.21%) HP
8 16 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.21%) Splunk
9 12 (3.16%) LogRhythm
10 10 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.37%) EMC
12 7 (1.84%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.84%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.58%) Altiris
13 6 (1.58%) Brocade
13 6 (1.58%) Google
13 6 (1.58%) Intel
North West
Morson International
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago