Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 347 347 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.01% 6.39% 7.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.79% 33.92% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 201 279
North West median daily rate £439 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.70% +5.48%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £319
90th Percentile £600 £575 £528
England median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 47 25
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.48 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.19% +8.11%
10th Percentile £19.95 £13.00 £17.77
90th Percentile £56.50 £53.80 £53.85
England median hourly rate £18.70 £39.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -52.66% -2.47% +87.94%

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 1,027 1,023 1,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.79% 18.83% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 568 848
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +4.35% +6.62%
10th Percentile £208 £235 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 101 77
North West median hourly rate £33.91 £39.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +0.63% +57.25%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.33 £15.85
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +37.50%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -10 78 £450 - 7
Lancashire -4 76 £415 -12.17% 3
Cumbria +1 68 £425 +5.99% 2
Merseyside +7 53 £425 +4.94%
Cheshire +4 53 £350 -25.53% 12
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (17.29%) SAP
3 55 (15.85%) Oracle
4 52 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (13.83%) ITIL
6 36 (10.37%) SQL
6 36 (10.37%) Active Directory
7 35 (10.09%) Migration
7 35 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (8.93%) Web Services
8 31 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (8.65%) Windows
9 30 (8.65%) Linux
10 29 (8.36%) Java
11 28 (8.07%) Project Management
11 28 (8.07%) DevOps
12 25 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (7.20%) Firewall
12 25 (7.20%) VMware
13 23 (6.63%) Finance
14 22 (6.34%) JavaScript
15 19 (5.48%) SCCM
15 19 (5.48%) ABAP
16 18 (5.19%) HTML
16 18 (5.19%) Unix
16 18 (5.19%) IBM
16 18 (5.19%) Microsoft
16 18 (5.19%) Manufacturing
16 18 (5.19%) Service Management
17 17 (4.90%) Configuration 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 16 (4.61%) WebLogic
2 11 (3.17%) IIS
3 9 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.44%) Apache
6 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 2 (0.58%) Mongoose
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (2.31%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (2.02%) SAP HR
6 6 (1.73%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (1.73%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (1.15%) SAP CO
8 4 (1.15%) SAP FI
8 4 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (1.15%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.86%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.86%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.17%) Office 365
3 8 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.73%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 4 (1.15%) Datadog
5 4 (1.15%) GitHub
6 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.20%) Firewall
2 16 (4.61%) SAN
3 14 (4.03%) DNS
4 9 (2.59%) FTP
5 8 (2.31%) DMZ
5 8 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.31%) VLAN
6 7 (2.02%) LAN
6 7 (2.02%) WAN
7 6 (1.73%) HTTP
7 6 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.44%) Internet
8 5 (1.44%) SMS
8 5 (1.44%) VoIP
9 4 (1.15%) DHCP
9 4 (1.15%) MPLS
9 4 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.15%) Skype
9 4 (1.15%) SSL
9 4 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.31%) Big Data
3 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.15%) QlikView
5 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.86%) Essbase
6 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.86%) MS Access
6 3 (0.86%) OLAP
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.58%) HBase
7 2 (0.58%) Redis
7 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (3.75%) Selenium
2 12 (3.46%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.31%) Artifactory
4 7 (2.02%) JIRA
5 6 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.73%) JMeter
5 6 (1.73%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.44%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.44%) JDeveloper
6 5 (1.44%) Maven
6 5 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.44%) Rational Team Concert
7 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.15%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.15%) Gradle
7 4 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.15%) Spock
8 3 (0.86%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 23 (6.63%) Finance
2 18 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.73%) General Ledger
4 5 (1.44%) Retail
4 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.58%) Electronics
5 2 (0.58%) Law
5 2 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (15.85%) Developer
2 48 (13.83%) Consultant
3 39 (11.24%) Architect
4 34 (9.80%) Analyst
5 22 (6.34%) SAP Consultant
6 17 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.61%) Oracle Consultant
7 16 (4.61%) SAP Developer
8 13 (3.75%) ABAP Developer
8 13 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.17%) Functional Consultant
9 11 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.59%) Service Manager
11 9 (2.59%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.59%) WebCenter Developer
12 8 (2.31%) Administrator
12 8 (2.31%) DBA
12 8 (2.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.93%) Web Services
2 18 (5.19%) HTML
3 15 (4.32%) CSS
4 12 (3.46%) J2EE
4 12 (3.46%) LDAP
4 12 (3.46%) Node.js
5 10 (2.88%) WebCenter
5 10 (2.88%) XML
6 9 (2.59%) HTML5
7 7 (2.02%) SAPUI5
8 6 (1.73%) CSS3
8 6 (1.73%) SAP Smart Forms
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.15%) Ajax
10 4 (1.15%) COM
10 4 (1.15%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.15%) jQuery
10 4 (1.15%) JSP
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle ADF
10 4 (1.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.02%) Clustering
5 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.73%) PKI
5 6 (1.73%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.15%) Replication
6 4 (1.15%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.86%) CESG
7 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.58%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.58%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.58%) DataPower
8 2 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.58%) RIA
8 2 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.65%) Linux
1 30 (8.65%) Windows
2 18 (5.19%) Unix
3 14 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.46%) Solaris
5 10 (2.88%) AIX
6 8 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.02%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 6 (1.73%) Windows NT
8 6 (1.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.44%) HPUX
9 5 (1.44%) SUSE
10 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.83%) ITIL
3 35 (10.09%) Migration
3 35 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (8.07%) DevOps
4 28 (8.07%) Project Management
5 25 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.19%) Service Management
7 17 (4.90%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.90%) Data Analysis
7 17 (4.90%) Scrum
8 16 (4.61%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.46%) Test Scripting
10 10 (2.88%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.88%) Process Improvement
10 10 (2.88%) Service Design
10 10 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.59%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.59%) SDLC
11 9 (2.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.37%) SQL
2 29 (8.36%) Java
3 22 (6.34%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.48%) ABAP
5 10 (2.88%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.88%) Python
6 9 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.73%) SAPscript
7 6 (1.73%) VB
8 4 (1.15%) ES6
8 4 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 3 (0.86%) C#
9 3 (0.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.86%) VBScript
9 3 (0.86%) XPath
10 2 (0.58%) Ada
10 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.58%) COBOL
10 2 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 347 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.88%) Degree
3 9 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.15%) MCSE
6 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.86%) ISEB
7 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CCNP
8 2 (0.58%) CISSP
8 2 (0.58%) CLAS
8 2 (0.58%) GCED
8 2 (0.58%) GREM
8 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.02%) QA
2 6 (1.73%) SLA
3 5 (1.44%) GDPR
4 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.86%) PMO
6 2 (0.58%) CESG Infosec
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) MIL-STD-498
6 2 (0.58%) P3O
7 1 (0.29%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.59%) vSphere
5 5 (1.44%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.15%) XenApp
7 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (5.48%) SCCM
2 6 (1.73%) Ansible
3 5 (1.44%) IBM BigFix
3 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.44%) Puppet
3 5 (1.44%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.15%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.58%) SCOM
5 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (17.29%) SAP
2 55 (15.85%) Oracle
3 25 (7.20%) VMware
4 18 (5.19%) IBM
4 18 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.03%) EMC
6 13 (3.75%) Capita
6 13 (3.75%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.46%) Cisco
7 12 (3.46%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.46%) Siebel
8 10 (2.88%) Sun
9 8 (2.31%) Citrix
9 8 (2.31%) HP
10 7 (2.02%) NetApp
10 7 (2.02%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.02%) Veritas
11 6 (1.73%) Hitachi
12 5 (1.44%) Bomgar
13 4 (1.15%) Brocade