Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 14 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 214 472 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 10.64% 8.76% 6.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.92% 41.44% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 302 237
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £189 £155 £263
90th Percentile £612 £587 £613
England median daily rate £495 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.74 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -17.65%
10th Percentile £21.00 £17.50 £15.20
90th Percentile £79.75 £52.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +87.17%

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 466 1,139 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.17% 21.13% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 667 660
Median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%
10th Percentile £181 £180 £225
90th Percentile £606 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 89 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £14.83 £13.19 £14.53
90th Percentile £78.88 £56.50 £59.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -2.95%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +15 64 £400 -11.11% 11
Cumbria 0 38 £475 +11.76% 3
Lancashire +2 37 £475 +3.26% 4
Merseyside +2 30 £426 -14.75%
Cheshire +30 28 £600 +95.92% 4
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 214 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (19.16%) Azure
4 38 (17.76%) Oracle
5 37 (17.29%) Microsoft
6 35 (16.36%) DevOps
7 34 (15.89%) Public Sector
8 33 (15.42%) Migration
9 31 (14.49%) AWS
9 31 (14.49%) Cloudera
10 29 (13.55%) Hadoop
11 28 (13.08%) Windows
12 26 (12.15%) Unit Testing
13 25 (11.68%) Git (software)
13 25 (11.68%) Windows 10
14 24 (11.21%) Relational Database
15 23 (10.75%) Jenkins
16 20 (9.35%) Strategic Roadmap
17 19 (8.88%) Pentaho
17 19 (8.88%) Docker
17 19 (8.88%) SQL
18 18 (8.41%) MySQL
18 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
18 18 (8.41%) Scrum
18 18 (8.41%) Ansible
18 18 (8.41%) Apache Hive
19 17 (7.94%) Test Automation
19 17 (7.94%) Data Migration
19 17 (7.94%) Oracle Database
19 17 (7.94%) Law

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 (7.01%) Apache
2 10 (4.67%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.40%) Mendix
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (6.07%) Teamcenter
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (4.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.93%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.47%) assyst
6 1 (0.47%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.16%) Azure
2 31 (14.49%) AWS
3 16 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (7.01%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.80%) Office 365
5 6 (2.80%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.34%) npm
6 5 (2.34%) PowerApps
6 5 (2.34%) Yarn
7 4 (1.87%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) Firewall
2 9 (4.21%) Network Security
3 6 (2.80%) DNS
4 4 (1.87%) LAN
5 3 (1.40%) WAN
6 2 (0.93%) Broadband
6 2 (0.93%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.93%) DHCP
6 2 (0.93%) SAN
6 2 (0.93%) VPN
7 1 (0.47%) ATM
7 1 (0.47%) DMZ
7 1 (0.47%) FTP
7 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.47%) Skype
7 1 (0.47%) SMS
7 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.47%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.47%) Wireless
7 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.55%) Hadoop
2 24 (11.21%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.88%) Pentaho
4 18 (8.41%) Apache Hive
4 18 (8.41%) MySQL
5 17 (7.94%) Oracle Database
6 15 (7.01%) Impala
7 14 (6.54%) SQL Server
8 10 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (4.21%) Big Data
9 9 (4.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (2.34%) Power BI
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.93%) HBase
12 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.93%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.93%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.75%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.61%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.14%) Selenium
5 9 (4.21%) eggPlant
5 9 (4.21%) Toad
6 6 (2.80%) GitLab
7 3 (1.40%) JIRA
8 2 (0.93%) JMeter
9 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.47%) eCATT
9 1 (0.47%) ERwin
9 1 (0.47%) gulp
9 1 (0.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.47%) Maven
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.47%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (15.89%) Public Sector
2 17 (7.94%) Law
3 10 (4.67%) Finance
4 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Police
5 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.29%) Developer
2 27 (12.62%) Consultant
3 26 (12.15%) Architect
4 17 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (7.01%) Administrator
6 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.14%) Cloud Administrator
7 11 (5.14%) DBA
7 11 (5.14%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (4.67%) Pentaho Developer
8 10 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) DevOps Administrator
9 8 (3.74%) Test Consultant
10 7 (3.27%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (2.80%) Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.14%) SAML
2 10 (4.67%) Node.js
3 8 (3.74%) HTML
4 7 (3.27%) React
5 6 (2.80%) .NET
5 6 (2.80%) CSS
5 6 (2.80%) HTML5
5 6 (2.80%) YAML
6 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.87%) CGI
6 4 (1.87%) jQuery
6 4 (1.87%) Kafka
7 3 (1.40%) Sass
8 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.93%) Spring
9 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.47%) SOAP
9 1 (0.47%) Web Services
9 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.67%) Smartcard
2 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.27%) User Experience
4 4 (1.87%) CESG
4 4 (1.87%) SCADA
5 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.47%) Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) CMDB
6 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.08%) Windows
2 25 (11.68%) Windows 10
3 17 (7.94%) Linux
4 10 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (4.67%) Solaris
5 9 (4.21%) AIX
6 8 (3.74%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.80%) Unix
7 6 (2.80%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.36%) DevOps
3 33 (15.42%) Migration
4 26 (12.15%) Unit Testing
5 20 (9.35%) Strategic Roadmap
6 18 (8.41%) Scrum
7 17 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.94%) Data Migration
7 17 (7.94%) ETL
7 17 (7.94%) Test Automation
8 15 (7.01%) Configuration Management
8 15 (7.01%) Data Acquisition
9 14 (6.54%) Data Integration
9 14 (6.54%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (6.54%) Release Management
10 12 (5.61%) BDD
10 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (5.61%) PLM
11 11 (5.14%) Identity Management
11 11 (5.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.88%) SQL
2 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
2 15 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.54%) Java
4 10 (4.67%) C#
4 10 (4.67%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.21%) VB
6 6 (2.80%) Python
7 4 (1.87%) ES6
8 3 (1.40%) C
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.93%) C++
9 2 (0.93%) Java 8
9 2 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.47%) Ada
10 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.47%) Groovy
10 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 214 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.67%) Degree
2 10 (4.67%) ISEB
2 10 (4.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.21%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.87%) CISSP
6 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) CCNA
7 2 (0.93%) CCNP
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) MCTS
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.67%) NCSC
2 4 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.87%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.87%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) RMADS
3 3 (1.40%) WCAG
4 2 (0.93%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (8.88%) Docker
2 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.01%) HDFS
4 11 (5.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.41%) Ansible
2 16 (7.48%) SCCM
3 15 (7.01%) Kubernetes
4 11 (5.14%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (4.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (4.67%) Terraform
6 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.87%) Puppet
8 3 (1.40%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.93%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) CASB
10 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.47%) logstash
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.47%) Netcool
10 1 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (17.76%) Oracle
2 37 (17.29%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.49%) Cloudera
4 17 (7.94%) SAP
5 10 (4.67%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.21%) PeopleSoft
6 9 (4.21%) Sun
7 8 (3.74%) Cisco
8 7 (3.27%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.87%) IBM
10 3 (1.40%) Trend Micro
11 2 (0.93%) Citrix
11 2 (0.93%) Splunk
11 2 (0.93%) VMware
12 1 (0.47%) Ariba
12 1 (0.47%) BT
12 1 (0.47%) Dell
12 1 (0.47%) HP
12 1 (0.47%) Informatica
12 1 (0.47%) Intel