Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 351 390 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.94% 6.93% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.31% 39.67% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 202 241
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +9.20%
10th Percentile £262 £233 £308
90th Percentile £613 £550 £625
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 16
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% - +16.22%
10th Percentile £15.20 £22.63 £27.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £65.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.01 £34.00
% change year-on-year +74.89% -41.14% +17.24%

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 1,121 983 1,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.97% 17.47% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 543 802
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £241
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 78 61
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.16% +47.27% -7.47%
10th Percentile £14.19 £15.45 £12.08
90th Percentile £63.25 £55.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.18 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.03% +6.60% +13.33%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Lancashire -1 97 £463 -1.07% 9
Manchester -12 78 £463 +7.56% 19
Cumbria 0 68 £350 -11.11% 7
Cheshire -4 65 £394 +21.15% 16
Merseyside -9 28 £475 +22.98%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 351 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (19.37%) Windows
3 59 (16.81%) Linux
4 55 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (13.11%) Oracle
6 44 (12.54%) Migration
7 42 (11.97%) Firewall
8 40 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (11.40%) Office 365
9 39 (11.11%) VMware
10 37 (10.54%) SQL
10 37 (10.54%) Microsoft
10 37 (10.54%) Active Directory
11 34 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (9.40%) Windows Server
12 33 (9.40%) Unix
13 31 (8.83%) SAP
14 30 (8.55%) Project Management
14 30 (8.55%) DevOps
15 29 (8.26%) ITIL
15 29 (8.26%) Cisco
16 28 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (7.41%) SCCM
18 25 (7.12%) PowerShell
18 25 (7.12%) Degree
19 24 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
20 23 (6.55%) SAN
20 23 (6.55%) Git (software)
20 23 (6.55%) Puppet
21 22 (6.27%) Continuous Integration

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 (4.56%) Skype for Business
2 15 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.99%) Tuxedo
4 9 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.28%) Apache
5 8 (2.28%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.99%) IIS
6 7 (1.99%) JBoss
6 7 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.42%) Confluence
9 4 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.57%) nginx
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.56%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.28%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (11.40%) Office 365
3 28 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.28%) IaaS
4 8 (2.28%) PaaS
5 5 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.14%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.97%) Firewall
2 23 (6.55%) SAN
3 20 (5.70%) DNS
4 19 (5.41%) LAN
5 17 (4.84%) WAN
6 16 (4.56%) Skype
7 14 (3.99%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.42%) VPN
9 10 (2.85%) DMZ
10 8 (2.28%) DHCP
10 8 (2.28%) VoIP
11 7 (1.99%) VLAN
11 7 (1.99%) Wireless
12 5 (1.42%) MPLS
13 4 (1.14%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (1.14%) Network Security
13 4 (1.14%) SMTP
13 4 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
14 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.13%) Big Data
2 11 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.85%) DB2
4 8 (2.28%) MySQL
5 6 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.42%) GIS
6 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.85%) Ingres
7 3 (0.85%) Pentaho
7 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.13%) Artifactory
3 10 (2.85%) MSI
4 8 (2.28%) JDeveloper
4 8 (2.28%) JIRA
5 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.14%) Ant
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.57%) Selenium
8 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) GitLab
9 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (5.98%) Finance
1 21 (5.98%) Manufacturing
2 7 (1.99%) Marketing
3 6 (1.71%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.42%) Military
4 5 (1.42%) Retail
4 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.28%) Automotive
5 1 (0.28%) Electronics
5 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (21.94%) Architect
2 50 (14.25%) Developer
3 25 (7.12%) Technical Architect
4 23 (6.55%) Analyst
5 19 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (4.84%) Consultant
6 17 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.27%) Administrator
9 14 (3.99%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.13%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.13%) Server Engineer
11 10 (2.85%) SAP Developer
12 9 (2.56%) Deployment Engineer
12 9 (2.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 9 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.28%) Oracle Developer
13 8 (2.28%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 8 (2.28%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.13%) Middleware
1 18 (5.13%) Web Services
2 15 (4.27%) HTML
3 11 (3.13%) HTML5
4 10 (2.85%) .NET
5 9 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.56%) CSS
6 8 (2.28%) REST
7 6 (1.71%) LDAP
7 6 (1.71%) SAPUI5
8 5 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.42%) OpenLayers
8 5 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.85%) Leaflet
9 3 (0.85%) Sensu
9 3 (0.85%) Spring
9 3 (0.85%) Velocity
10 2 (0.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.27%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.28%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.99%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.42%) PKI
7 5 (1.42%) Replication
8 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.57%) CESG
9 2 (0.57%) Clustering
9 2 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (19.37%) Windows
2 59 (16.81%) Linux
3 33 (9.40%) Unix
3 33 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.84%) AIX
4 17 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.70%) Solaris
5 13 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.42%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.28%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (1.99%) Windows NT
9 6 (1.71%) CentOS
9 6 (1.71%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.14%) HPUX
10 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.54%) Migration
2 40 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.55%) DevOps
3 30 (8.55%) Project Management
4 29 (8.26%) ITIL
5 24 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (5.13%) Scrum
8 17 (4.84%) Continuous Deployment
9 16 (4.56%) Network Design
10 15 (4.27%) Change Control
10 15 (4.27%) Risk Management
11 14 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (3.99%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.70%) Line Management
13 12 (3.42%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.13%) Load Balancing
14 11 (3.13%) Open Source
14 11 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.54%) SQL
2 25 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.98%) Python
4 18 (5.13%) Ruby
4 18 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 15 (4.27%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.99%) Perl
7 10 (2.85%) C#
8 9 (2.56%) COBOL
9 8 (2.28%) C
9 8 (2.28%) Java
10 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.85%) ABAP
11 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.85%) C++
12 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.57%) LotusScript
12 2 (0.57%) VBA
12 2 (0.57%) VBScript
13 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 351 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.12%) Degree
3 11 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.99%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.42%) CCNP
6 5 (1.42%) Postgraduate
7 4 (1.14%) CCNA
7 4 (1.14%) CISSP
7 4 (1.14%) MCSE
7 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.57%) CCDP
9 2 (0.57%) CCIE
9 2 (0.57%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.57%) CRISC
9 2 (0.57%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.99%) QA
1 7 (1.99%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.42%) PMO
3 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) RMADS
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.28%) P3O
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.28%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (7.41%) SCCM
2 23 (6.55%) Puppet
3 13 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.71%) Terraform
5 5 (1.42%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.14%) Ansible
6 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.85%) Packer
8 2 (0.57%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.57%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.57%) Kibana
8 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.57%) logstash
8 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.57%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.28%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 46 (13.11%) Oracle
2 39 (11.11%) VMware
3 37 (10.54%) Microsoft
4 31 (8.83%) SAP
5 29 (8.26%) Cisco
6 21 (5.98%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.99%) EMC
7 14 (3.99%) IBM
8 11 (3.13%) Palo Alto
8 11 (3.13%) Sun
9 9 (2.56%) Citrix
10 7 (1.99%) Hitachi
10 7 (1.99%) HP
11 5 (1.42%) CA
11 5 (1.42%) ESRI
11 5 (1.42%) Mapbox
11 5 (1.42%) NetApp
12 4 (1.14%) AlienVault
12 4 (1.14%) Meraki
12 4 (1.14%) Saba