Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 372 376 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.05% 6.60% 7.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.95% 37.15% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 197 292
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £205 £268 £313
90th Percentile £625 £554 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 52 26
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% - -5.98%
10th Percentile £11.72 £29.23 £24.35
90th Percentile £50.13 £57.50 £52.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £36.50 £36.52
% change year-on-year -48.77% -0.05% +19.70%

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 1,129 1,012 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.37% 17.78% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 534 865
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £413
10th Percentile £208 £231 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £554
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 105 80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.98% +24.64%
10th Percentile £12.48 £14.10 £12.47
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -1 113 £450 - 4
Cumbria 0 71 £413 +2.87% 1
Manchester -26 68 £500 +16.28% 9
Cheshire -13 59 £438 +34.62% 4
Merseyside +11 44 £390 -2.80% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 372 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.59%) Linux
4 57 (15.32%) Oracle
5 55 (14.78%) Windows
6 51 (13.71%) SAP
7 48 (12.90%) ITIL
8 46 (12.37%) Active Directory
9 41 (11.02%) Migration
10 38 (10.22%) Unix
11 35 (9.41%) Firewall
12 34 (9.14%) VMware
13 33 (8.87%) Project Management
13 33 (8.87%) Web Services
13 33 (8.87%) SCCM
13 33 (8.87%) DevOps
14 31 (8.33%) SAN
15 29 (7.80%) Finance
16 28 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (7.53%) SQL
16 28 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (6.99%) Red Hat
17 26 (6.99%) EMC
17 26 (6.99%) Microsoft
18 25 (6.72%) AIX
18 25 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (6.45%) Manufacturing
19 24 (6.45%) IBM
20 23 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (4.30%) IIS
1 16 (4.30%) WebLogic
2 12 (3.23%) Apache
2 12 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.88%) JBoss
7 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.61%) Tuxedo
8 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (0.81%) Confluence
9 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.15%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.61%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (1.34%) SAP PM
6 4 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.08%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.08%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.81%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.84%) Office 365
3 14 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.54%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.41%) Firewall
2 31 (8.33%) SAN
3 22 (5.91%) DNS
4 14 (3.76%) DMZ
5 12 (3.23%) LAN
5 12 (3.23%) Skype
5 12 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.23%) VLAN
6 11 (2.96%) WAN
7 7 (1.88%) Internet
7 7 (1.88%) VoIP
8 6 (1.61%) FTP
8 6 (1.61%) MPLS
8 6 (1.61%) VPN
9 5 (1.34%) HTTP
10 4 (1.08%) DHCP
10 4 (1.08%) SMS
10 4 (1.08%) SSL
11 3 (0.81%) SMTP
11 3 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.76%) Big Data
2 13 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.34%) MS Access
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.54%) HBase
8 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.69%) Git (software)
1 10 (2.69%) JDeveloper
2 9 (2.42%) JIRA
3 8 (2.15%) MSI
4 7 (1.88%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.34%) Selenium
6 4 (1.08%) Ant
7 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.81%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) GitLab
9 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (7.80%) Finance
2 24 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 6 (1.61%) Retail
3 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.08%) Military
5 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (18.28%) Architect
2 42 (11.29%) Developer
3 37 (9.95%) Consultant
4 25 (6.72%) Analyst
5 24 (6.45%) Technical Architect
6 22 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.57%) SAP Consultant
9 16 (4.30%) Administrator
10 15 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.96%) Network Engineer
12 10 (2.69%) ABAP Developer
12 10 (2.69%) Oracle Consultant
12 10 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (2.69%) SAP Developer
13 9 (2.42%) Functional Consultant
14 8 (2.15%) Deployment Engineer
14 8 (2.15%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 8 (2.15%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.87%) Web Services
2 12 (3.23%) HTML
2 12 (3.23%) LDAP
3 9 (2.42%) CSS
3 9 (2.42%) Middleware
4 7 (1.88%) SAP Smart Forms
5 6 (1.61%) HTML5
5 6 (1.61%) XML
6 5 (1.34%) J2EE
7 4 (1.08%) .NET
7 4 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.08%) Node.js
7 4 (1.08%) REST
7 4 (1.08%) WebCenter
8 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.81%) CSS3
8 3 (0.81%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.81%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.96%) Client/Server
2 11 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.88%) Clustering
5 7 (1.88%) PKI
5 7 (1.88%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.08%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.81%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.81%) Replication
9 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.54%) PMI
9 2 (0.54%) RIA
9 2 (0.54%) Robotics
10 1 (0.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.59%) Linux
2 55 (14.78%) Windows
3 38 (10.22%) Unix
4 25 (6.72%) AIX
5 23 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (5.38%) Solaris
7 18 (4.84%) Windows Server
8 13 (3.49%) Windows 2000
9 12 (3.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 12 (3.23%) Windows NT
10 11 (2.96%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.42%) HPUX
11 9 (2.42%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.88%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (1.08%) SUSE
15 3 (0.81%) CentOS
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (12.90%) ITIL
3 41 (11.02%) Migration
4 33 (8.87%) DevOps
4 33 (8.87%) Project Management
5 28 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (5.91%) Scrum
7 16 (4.30%) Change Management
8 15 (4.03%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.23%) Change Control
9 12 (3.23%) SOA
9 12 (3.23%) Test Scripting
10 11 (2.96%) Business Analysis
10 11 (2.96%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (2.96%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.96%) Service Management
10 11 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (2.69%) Asset Management
11 10 (2.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.53%) SQL
2 20 (5.38%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.30%) Python
4 14 (3.76%) Java
5 13 (3.49%) ABAP
5 13 (3.49%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.69%) Ruby
7 8 (2.15%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.88%) Perl
8 7 (1.88%) SAPscript
9 6 (1.61%) VB
10 5 (1.34%) C
10 5 (1.34%) C#
10 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.08%) VBScript
12 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.81%) C++
12 3 (0.81%) ES6
12 3 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.54%) Ada
Qualifications
1 372 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.49%) Degree
3 9 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.15%) MCSE
4 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.08%) CCNA
7 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.81%) CCNP
8 3 (0.81%) ISEB
8 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) ECDL
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.54%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.34%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.34%) GDPR
1 5 (1.34%) PMO
1 5 (1.34%) SLA
2 4 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (0.27%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 46 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.88%) vSphere
6 6 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.61%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.81%) XenApp
8 2 (0.54%) Docker
8 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (8.87%) SCCM
2 10 (2.69%) Puppet
3 6 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.61%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.08%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.08%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.81%) Terraform
7 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.54%) Kibana
7 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.54%) logstash
7 2 (0.54%) SCOM
7 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.54%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (15.32%) Oracle
2 51 (13.71%) SAP
3 34 (9.14%) VMware
4 26 (6.99%) EMC
4 26 (6.99%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.99%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.45%) IBM
6 21 (5.65%) Cisco
7 18 (4.84%) Sun
8 13 (3.49%) Capita
9 12 (3.23%) Hitachi
9 12 (3.23%) NetApp
10 11 (2.96%) HP
10 11 (2.96%) Palo Alto
11 9 (2.42%) Citrix
12 6 (1.61%) Bomgar
12 6 (1.61%) CA
12 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.61%) Veritas
13 5 (1.34%) Siebel