Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 368 357 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.13% 6.30% 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.77% 36.13% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 193 221
North West median daily rate £429 £423 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.48% -8.15% +15.00%
10th Percentile £300 £219 £313
90th Percentile £613 £547 £650
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 13
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +29.73%
10th Percentile £24.20 £18.38 £22.13
90th Percentile £49.18 £55.00 £51.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £34.00
% change year-on-year +87.17% -45.00% -2.86%

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 1,123 988 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.72% 17.44% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 569 712
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £600 £551 £625
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 79 55
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.33% +60.00% -17.14%
10th Percentile £15.70 £13.64 £12.60
90th Percentile £52.20 £55.00 £53.30
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
Manchester +24 138 £441 +3.82% 18
Lancashire -10 75 £467 +3.78% 5
Cheshire -3 64 £369 -13.24%
Cumbria 0 62 £400 +4.23% 3
Merseyside -23 19 £500 +50.38% 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 368 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (17.93%) Windows
3 57 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (13.32%) Firewall
5 48 (13.04%) Linux
6 43 (11.68%) SQL
6 43 (11.68%) Cisco
6 43 (11.68%) Office 365
7 41 (11.14%) DevOps
8 40 (10.87%) VMware
9 39 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (10.33%) Microsoft
11 37 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (9.78%) Windows Server
12 36 (9.78%) SAP
12 36 (9.78%) Project Management
12 36 (9.78%) Network Design
13 35 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (9.51%) Oracle
14 34 (9.24%) ITIL
14 34 (9.24%) Data Centre
15 32 (8.70%) Degree
16 31 (8.42%) Active Directory
17 30 (8.15%) Migration
17 30 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (7.07%) LAN
18 26 (7.07%) Puppet
19 25 (6.79%) PRINCE2
19 25 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (6.52%) Git (software)

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 15 (4.08%) Skype for Business
1 15 (4.08%) Tuxedo
2 11 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.72%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.45%) SAS
5 8 (2.17%) Confluence
6 7 (1.90%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.90%) IIS
7 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.36%) Apache
8 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.36%) JBoss
8 5 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.82%) Jetty
10 3 (0.82%) Mongrel
10 3 (0.82%) nginx
10 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.63%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.09%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (11.68%) Office 365
3 30 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.17%) IaaS
4 8 (2.17%) PaaS
5 6 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.09%) SaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.82%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.32%) Firewall
2 26 (7.07%) LAN
3 22 (5.98%) DNS
4 21 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.43%) WAN
6 17 (4.62%) DHCP
7 15 (4.08%) Skype
8 13 (3.53%) VPN
8 13 (3.53%) Wireless
9 11 (2.99%) Network Security
10 10 (2.72%) Cisco Wireless
11 9 (2.45%) SAN
12 7 (1.90%) 802.11
12 7 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (1.90%) DMZ
12 7 (1.90%) VoIP
12 7 (1.90%) WLAN
13 5 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.09%) BGP
14 4 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (3.26%) DB2
3 8 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.17%) MySQL
4 7 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.36%) Pentaho
6 5 (1.36%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.09%) GIS
8 3 (0.82%) Big Data
8 3 (0.82%) Ingres
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.54%) MS Access
10 1 (0.27%) HBase
10 1 (0.27%) KNIME
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.16%) Artifactory
3 13 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.72%) JIRA
4 10 (2.72%) MSI
5 5 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.82%) Selenium
7 3 (0.82%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) GitLab
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
9 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.27%) Rational Statemate
9 1 (0.27%) RStudio
9 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (3.53%) Finance
1 13 (3.53%) Manufacturing
2 9 (2.45%) Marketing
3 7 (1.90%) Aerospace
4 3 (0.82%) Military
5 2 (0.54%) Retail
5 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.27%) Avionics
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (17.12%) Architect
2 40 (10.87%) Developer
3 29 (7.88%) Project Manager
4 28 (7.61%) Analyst
5 25 (6.79%) Network Engineer
6 22 (5.98%) Consultant
6 22 (5.98%) Operations Engineer
7 20 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (4.89%) Technical Architect
9 15 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.80%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 11 (2.99%) Administrator
11 11 (2.99%) SAP Developer
11 11 (2.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 11 (2.99%) Senior Network Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Network Operations Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.45%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.45%) COBOL Developer
13 9 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.16%) Middleware
2 14 (3.80%) HTML
3 11 (2.99%) 802.1X
4 10 (2.72%) .NET
4 10 (2.72%) HTML5
4 10 (2.72%) Web Services
5 9 (2.45%) CSS
6 8 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (2.17%) SAPUI5
7 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.63%) J2EE
7 6 (1.63%) REST
8 5 (1.36%) LDAP
8 5 (1.36%) Servlets
9 4 (1.09%) OpenLayers
10 3 (0.82%) Itk
10 3 (0.82%) Leaflet
10 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.82%) Sensu
10 3 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.24%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.53%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.36%) PKI
7 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.09%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.09%) Replication
8 3 (0.82%) CESG
8 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.54%) Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) CMDB
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.93%) Windows
2 48 (13.04%) Linux
3 36 (9.78%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.16%) Unix
5 12 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.99%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.90%) Solaris
9 6 (1.63%) CentOS
10 5 (1.36%) AIX
11 4 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 4 (1.09%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.14%) DevOps
2 39 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.78%) Network Design
3 36 (9.78%) Project Management
4 35 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (9.24%) ITIL
6 30 (8.15%) Migration
7 25 (6.79%) PRINCE2
7 25 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (5.43%) Continuous Deployment
9 19 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (5.16%) Risk Management
10 18 (4.89%) Decision-Making
11 16 (4.35%) Scrum
12 15 (4.08%) Deployment Automation
13 14 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (3.53%) Programme Management
14 13 (3.53%) Service Delivery
15 12 (3.26%) ETL
15 12 (3.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.68%) SQL
2 21 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.71%) Shell Script
3 19 (5.16%) Python
4 17 (4.62%) Ruby
5 15 (4.08%) Java
5 15 (4.08%) Perl
6 14 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.72%) COBOL
8 7 (1.90%) C
9 6 (1.63%) C#
10 4 (1.09%) ABAP
10 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 368 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.70%) Degree
3 15 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.45%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.90%) CISSP
5 7 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (1.63%) CCNP
7 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.09%) CCDP
8 4 (1.09%) CCIE
8 4 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.09%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
9 3 (0.82%) CISM
9 3 (0.82%) CRISC
10 2 (0.54%) HNC
10 2 (0.54%) MCSA
10 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.53%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 11 (2.99%) SLA
3 10 (2.72%) QA
4 8 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.09%) PMO
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) P3O
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.09%) Xen
7 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.27%) Docker
8 1 (0.27%) HDFS
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (7.07%) Puppet
2 19 (5.16%) SCCM
3 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.17%) Terraform
5 7 (1.90%) Ansible
6 5 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.09%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.82%) Packer
8 3 (0.82%) QRadar
8 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.27%) Nagios
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.27%) SCOM
10 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (11.68%) Cisco
2 40 (10.87%) VMware
3 38 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 36 (9.78%) SAP
5 35 (9.51%) Oracle
6 14 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.72%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.45%) Citrix
9 8 (2.17%) IBM
10 7 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.63%) BMC
11 6 (1.63%) Meraki
11 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.36%) EMC
12 5 (1.36%) Sun
13 4 (1.09%) Cloudera
13 4 (1.09%) ESRI
13 4 (1.09%) F5
13 4 (1.09%) Hitachi
13 4 (1.09%) Infoblox