The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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 Clearance
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 255 342 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.79% 9.12% 8.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.57% 44.24% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 196 153
Median daily rate £439 £444 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.18% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 28
Median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £15.69 £15.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.00 £55.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

Security 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 525 773 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.10% 20.60% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 434 367
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +2 124 £450 +5.88% 3
Manchester -1 44 £440 -2.22% 13
Cheshire -12 32 £284 -36.09% 2
Cumbria 0 23 £425 -13.26% 1
Merseyside -19 23 £440 +10.00% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 381 (83.92%) SC Cleared
2 126 (27.75%) Migration
3 92 (20.26%) Windows
3 92 (20.26%) Data Centre
4 79 (17.40%) Microsoft
5 65 (14.32%) Linux
6 53 (11.67%) Active Directory
7 49 (10.79%) Oracle
8 48 (10.57%) DNS
9 43 (9.47%) SAP
10 42 (9.25%) IBM
11 39 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (8.37%) ITIL
13 36 (7.93%) Solaris
14 33 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
15 32 (7.05%) SQL
16 30 (6.61%) VMware
17 28 (6.17%) Unix
17 28 (6.17%) HPUX
17 28 (6.17%) Cisco
17 28 (6.17%) DevOps
18 27 (5.95%) AIX
19 26 (5.73%) LAN
19 26 (5.73%) CISSP
20 25 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
20 25 (5.51%) Oracle Database
21 24 (5.29%) Project Management
21 24 (5.29%) PowerShell
21 24 (5.29%) SCCM
22 23 (5.07%) Business Analysis

Security 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 18 (3.96%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.32%) IIS
8 5 (1.10%) Apache
9 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.66%) Jetty
10 3 (0.66%) Mongrel
10 3 (0.66%) nginx
10 3 (0.66%) Site Server
10 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 25 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.08%) SAP HCM
2 11 (2.42%) SAP Payroll
3 10 (2.20%) SAP HR
4 6 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.88%) Primavera
6 4 (0.88%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.88%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.66%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.44%) Maximo
9 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.85%) Office 365
2 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.54%) PaaS
5 4 (0.88%) Bluemix
5 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.88%) Datadog
5 4 (0.88%) GitHub
5 4 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (0.88%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.66%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.66%) IaaS
6 3 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.57%) DNS
2 26 (5.73%) LAN
3 20 (4.41%) Firewall
3 20 (4.41%) WAN
4 19 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.52%) VPN
6 15 (3.30%) SAN
7 13 (2.86%) VoIP
8 11 (2.42%) Internet
9 10 (2.20%) DHCP
10 9 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.76%) VLAN
12 6 (1.32%) HTTP
12 6 (1.32%) Wireless
13 5 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.51%) Oracle Database
2 15 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (2.42%) DB2
5 8 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 8 (1.76%) SAP HANA
6 7 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 7 (1.54%) Redis
6 7 (1.54%) TKPROF
7 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.10%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.66%) Firebird
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.76%) JIRA
2 8 (1.76%) Selenium
2 8 (1.76%) Toad
3 6 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.10%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.10%) Gradle
4 5 (1.10%) JMeter
5 4 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.88%) Maven
5 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.88%) MSI
5 4 (0.88%) Rational Statemate
5 4 (0.88%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.88%) Spock
6 3 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (5.07%) Finance
2 18 (3.96%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.32%) Electronics
5 5 (1.10%) Military
6 4 (0.88%) Avionics
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (14.98%) Architect
2 62 (13.66%) Consultant
3 41 (9.03%) Analyst
4 35 (7.71%) Developer
5 32 (7.05%) SAP Consultant
6 27 (5.95%) DBA
7 19 (4.19%) Administrator
7 19 (4.19%) Project Manager
8 18 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (3.30%) Network Architect
9 15 (3.30%) Software Engineer
10 14 (3.08%) Security Specialist
11 13 (2.86%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.64%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.64%) SAP HCM Consultant
12 12 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (2.42%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.42%) Oracle DBA
14 10 (2.20%) Network Engineer
14 10 (2.20%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.96%) Middleware
2 13 (2.86%) Web Services
3 12 (2.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (2.20%) .NET
4 10 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (1.98%) Qt
5 9 (1.98%) SAPUI5
6 8 (1.76%) XML
7 7 (1.54%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.10%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.10%) HTML
9 4 (0.88%) J2EE
9 4 (0.88%) JMS
9 4 (0.88%) Servlets
10 3 (0.66%) CSS
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.66%) SOAP
10 3 (0.66%) Spring
10 3 (0.66%) WSDL
10 3 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.85%) Replication
3 17 (3.74%) PKI
4 15 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.30%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (2.20%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.20%) RIA
8 9 (1.98%) Clustering
9 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
9 5 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) CESG
10 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.26%) Windows
2 65 (14.32%) Linux
3 36 (7.93%) Solaris
4 28 (6.17%) HPUX
4 28 (6.17%) Unix
5 27 (5.95%) AIX
6 23 (5.07%) Windows Server
7 17 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.30%) Windows 10
8 15 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.54%) CentOS
11 6 (1.32%) Android
11 6 (1.32%) zOS
12 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.88%) OS/2
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.22%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (27.75%) Migration
2 39 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (8.37%) ITIL
4 33 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (6.17%) DevOps
6 24 (5.29%) Project Management
7 23 (5.07%) Business Analysis
8 22 (4.85%) Patch Management
8 22 (4.85%) Time Management
9 21 (4.63%) Network Design
9 21 (4.63%) Software Engineering
10 19 (4.19%) Data Migration
11 18 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (3.96%) UML
12 17 (3.74%) Information Security
12 17 (3.74%) Security Operations
13 16 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (3.52%) Open Source
13 16 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (3.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.05%) SQL
2 24 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.86%) C++
3 13 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.20%) C
4 10 (2.20%) C#
4 10 (2.20%) Java
5 9 (1.98%) Perl
6 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.32%) Ada
8 6 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.32%) VBScript
9 4 (0.88%) Python
10 3 (0.66%) VB
11 2 (0.44%) Ruby
11 2 (0.44%) VB6
11 2 (0.44%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 381 (83.92%) SC Cleared
2 26 (5.73%) CISSP
3 22 (4.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (2.64%) SSCP
6 11 (2.42%) Degree
6 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.42%) SANS
7 10 (2.20%) CISM
8 8 (1.76%) CLAS
9 7 (1.54%) CBAP
9 7 (1.54%) IIBA
9 7 (1.54%) ISEB
10 6 (1.32%) CCNA
10 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.32%) MCP
11 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.44%) CCNP
12 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.98%) SLA
3 8 (1.76%) GDPR
3 8 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.66%) QA
6 2 (0.44%) MIL-STD-498
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) GMP
7 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.54%) Docker
4 7 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.10%) XenApp
6 3 (0.66%) Xen
7 2 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (5.29%) SCCM
2 17 (3.74%) Puppet
3 12 (2.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 12 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (2.42%) Ansible
4 11 (2.42%) QRadar
5 9 (1.98%) Forum Sentry
5 9 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.54%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.32%) Kibana
8 6 (1.32%) logstash
9 4 (0.88%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.88%) RSA enVision
9 4 (0.88%) Salt
10 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.44%) Terraform
11 2 (0.44%) ThinApp
11 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 79 (17.40%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.79%) Oracle
3 43 (9.47%) SAP
4 42 (9.25%) IBM
5 30 (6.61%) VMware
6 28 (6.17%) Cisco
7 22 (4.85%) HP
8 16 (3.52%) Citrix
9 15 (3.30%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.08%) Apple
11 13 (2.86%) EMC
12 12 (2.64%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.42%) F5
13 11 (2.42%) LogRhythm
13 11 (2.42%) Splunk
14 10 (2.20%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.20%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.98%) Brocade
16 8 (1.76%) Google
17 6 (1.32%) Altiris
Preston
aap3
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago