Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 338 365 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.28% 6.05% 6.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.17% 33.00% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 229 276
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +14.94% +3.31%
10th Percentile £201 £313 £270
90th Percentile £574 £630 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 38
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £40.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.17% +8.45% +75.23%
10th Percentile £31.81 £11.60 £17.33
90th Percentile £57.25 £54.55 £56.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year -49.97% +3.82% +85.09%

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 961 1,106 1,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.85% 18.32% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 662 877
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £254
90th Percentile £585 £625 £551
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 69 94
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -11.14% +62.01%
10th Percentile £13.14 £11.91 £15.92
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.10 £50.41
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +4 84 £450 -10.00% 2
Manchester -35 62 £450 -10.00% 10
Cheshire +8 61 £385 -18.95% 8
Merseyside +5 57 £410 +2.50% 12
Cumbria +1 56 £394 -19.85% 6
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 338 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (18.64%) Migration
3 60 (17.75%) SAP
4 38 (11.24%) Windows
5 36 (10.65%) Oracle
6 35 (10.36%) Java
6 35 (10.36%) ITIL
7 32 (9.47%) Firewall
8 31 (9.17%) Active Directory
9 30 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (8.58%) SQL
11 28 (8.28%) Data Centre
12 24 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (7.10%) ABAP
13 23 (6.80%) DevOps
13 23 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (6.51%) AIX
14 22 (6.51%) DNS
14 22 (6.51%) VMware
15 21 (6.21%) Linux
15 21 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (5.92%) Web Services
16 20 (5.92%) Microsoft
17 19 (5.62%) Jenkins
18 18 (5.33%) Cisco
18 18 (5.33%) Solaris
19 17 (5.03%) Service Management
19 17 (5.03%) Node.js
20 15 (4.44%) Selenium
20 15 (4.44%) Project 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 14 (4.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.59%) Apache
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.59%) Mongoose
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
10 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.55%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.89%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.96%) Office 365
3 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.18%) Datadog
4 4 (1.18%) GitHub
4 4 (1.18%) Google Drive
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
6 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.30%) G Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Serverless
7 1 (0.30%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.47%) Firewall
2 22 (6.51%) DNS
3 12 (3.55%) LAN
3 12 (3.55%) WAN
4 10 (2.96%) MPLS
5 8 (2.37%) SAN
6 7 (2.07%) ADSL
6 7 (2.07%) ISDN
7 6 (1.78%) DHCP
7 6 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.78%) Skype
8 4 (1.18%) Intranet
8 4 (1.18%) SMS
8 4 (1.18%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (1.18%) VLAN
8 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.89%) FTP
9 3 (0.89%) HTTP
9 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.25%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.96%) Redis
3 7 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.18%) QlikView
6 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.18%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.89%) Essbase
7 3 (0.89%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.89%) OLAP
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.89%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.59%) MySQL
8 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.62%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.44%) Selenium
3 11 (3.25%) JMeter
4 9 (2.66%) Artifactory
5 8 (2.37%) JIRA
6 7 (2.07%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.07%) Mocha
7 6 (1.78%) Maven
7 6 (1.78%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.48%) ClearQuest
8 5 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.48%) JUnit
8 5 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.18%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.18%) GitLab
9 4 (1.18%) Gradle
9 4 (1.18%) JDeveloper
9 4 (1.18%) Spock
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (3.55%) Finance
2 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
2 2 (0.59%) Avionics
2 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.30%) Banking
3 1 (0.30%) Electronics
3 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (19.53%) Developer
2 49 (14.50%) Consultant
3 37 (10.95%) Architect
4 30 (8.88%) Analyst
5 25 (7.40%) SAP Consultant
6 23 (6.80%) SAP Developer
7 18 (5.33%) Network Engineer
8 16 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.85%) ABAP Developer
10 13 (3.85%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.25%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.96%) HR Consultant
12 10 (2.96%) Migration Architect
13 9 (2.66%) Administrator
13 9 (2.66%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.37%) Desktop Support
14 8 (2.37%) Functional Consultant
14 8 (2.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.92%) Web Services
2 17 (5.03%) Node.js
3 12 (3.55%) XML
4 11 (3.25%) SAPUI5
5 10 (2.96%) HTML
5 10 (2.96%) Nunjucks
6 9 (2.66%) CSS
6 9 (2.66%) J2EE
7 8 (2.37%) LDAP
7 8 (2.37%) SAML
8 7 (2.07%) Express
8 7 (2.07%) WebCenter
9 6 (1.78%) Apache Camel
9 6 (1.78%) Apache CXF
10 5 (1.48%) JSON
10 5 (1.48%) SAP Fiori
11 4 (1.18%) COM
11 4 (1.18%) CSS3
11 4 (1.18%) HTML5
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.85%) Clustering
4 8 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.07%) Replication
6 6 (1.78%) HACMP
6 6 (1.78%) iSeries
7 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.48%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.18%) CMDB
8 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.89%) CESG
9 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) PKI
10 2 (0.59%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.59%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.59%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.24%) Windows
2 22 (6.51%) AIX
3 21 (6.21%) Linux
4 18 (5.33%) Solaris
5 11 (3.25%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.96%) Unix
7 8 (2.37%) Android
7 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.07%) HPUX
9 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.64%) Migration
2 35 (10.36%) ITIL
3 30 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.80%) DevOps
6 17 (5.03%) Service Management
7 15 (4.44%) Project Management
8 14 (4.14%) Data Protection
9 12 (3.55%) Service Design
10 11 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (3.25%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.25%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.25%) Software Engineering
11 10 (2.96%) Configuration Management
11 10 (2.96%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (2.96%) Incident Management
11 10 (2.96%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.66%) Change Management
12 9 (2.66%) Data Analysis
12 9 (2.66%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.36%) Java
2 29 (8.58%) SQL
3 24 (7.10%) ABAP
4 14 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.66%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.48%) Python
8 3 (0.89%) C
8 3 (0.89%) C#
8 3 (0.89%) C++
8 3 (0.89%) ES6
8 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (0.59%) COBOL
9 2 (0.59%) VB
9 2 (0.59%) XPath
10 1 (0.30%) Perl
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) VB6
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 338 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.25%) CCNA
2 11 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.07%) Degree
5 5 (1.48%) CCNP
5 5 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.89%) CCIE
7 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.89%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.59%) CISSP
8 2 (0.59%) GCFA
8 2 (0.59%) GCIA
8 2 (0.59%) GCIH
8 2 (0.59%) GIAC
8 2 (0.59%) GREM
8 2 (0.59%) GSEC
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.48%) QA
3 4 (1.18%) COBIT
4 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.59%) CESG Infosec
5 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.59%) GPG13
5 2 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.59%) P3O
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.78%) GPFS
4 6 (1.78%) PowerHA
5 5 (1.48%) vSphere
6 4 (1.18%) XenApp
7 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) XenServer
9 1 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (4.44%) Ansible
2 11 (3.25%) SCCM
3 9 (2.66%) Puppet
4 5 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.18%) SCOM
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.89%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.59%) Kibana
8 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.30%) logstash
8 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.30%) Terraform
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (17.75%) SAP
2 36 (10.65%) Oracle
3 22 (6.51%) VMware
4 20 (5.92%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.33%) Cisco
6 13 (3.85%) IBM
7 11 (3.25%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.96%) Capita
9 8 (2.37%) Juniper
9 8 (2.37%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.07%) Siebel
11 6 (1.78%) Citrix
12 5 (1.48%) Google
13 4 (1.18%) Apple
13 4 (1.18%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.18%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.89%) IFS
14 3 (0.89%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.89%) Symantec