Period
to 21 January 2021

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 6 months to 21 January 2021 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 313 643 421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 12.80% 13.04% 7.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.28% 55.82% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 390 270
Median daily rate £438 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £199 £153 £263
90th Percentile £588 £623 £613
England median daily rate £498 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 34
Median hourly rate £49.50 £29.48 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.92% -24.18% -9.69%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
90th Percentile £60.25 £50.00 £49.08
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% +47.83%

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 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 528 1,152 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.59% 23.36% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 675 598
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.66%
10th Percentile £190 £171 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 82 110
Median hourly rate £42.00 £29.71 £31.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.37% -5.03% -3.74%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.56 £16.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.90 £53.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +23.08% +29.40% +11.62%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 6 months to 21 January 2021. 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 +10 107 £450 -2.70% 32
Lancashire 0 63 £473 +11.27% 11
Cumbria 0 60 £420 +3.70% 7
Merseyside -2 45 £450 -5.26% 14
Cheshire +6 16 £500 +44.93% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 259 (82.75%) SC Cleared
2 70 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (15.02%) Azure
3 47 (15.02%) Public Sector
4 42 (13.42%) Windows
5 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
6 39 (12.46%) AWS
7 37 (11.82%) Oracle
8 33 (10.54%) Windows 10
9 32 (10.22%) Java
9 32 (10.22%) Active Directory
9 32 (10.22%) Cloudera
9 32 (10.22%) Jenkins
10 30 (9.58%) JavaScript
11 28 (8.95%) SQL
11 28 (8.95%) DevOps
11 28 (8.95%) Hadoop
11 28 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (8.63%) MySQL
13 26 (8.31%) SAP
14 25 (7.99%) Git (software)
14 25 (7.99%) Unit Testing
15 24 (7.67%) Docker
15 24 (7.67%) .NET
15 24 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (7.35%) Cisco
16 23 (7.35%) SQL Server
16 23 (7.35%) Firewall
16 23 (7.35%) SCCM
17 22 (7.03%) Linux

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 21 (6.71%) Apache
2 15 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.92%) Confluence
4 6 (1.92%) IIS
5 5 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.96%) Mendix
7 2 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (4.79%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.83%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.96%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.64%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.32%) assyst
6 1 (0.32%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.02%) Azure
2 39 (12.46%) AWS
3 20 (6.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (6.07%) Office 365
5 17 (5.43%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.92%) GCP
6 6 (1.92%) npm
6 6 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.92%) Yarn
7 5 (1.60%) GitHub
7 5 (1.60%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.28%) Power Automate
9 3 (0.96%) PaaS
9 3 (0.96%) Serverless
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.64%) AWS Step Functions
10 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.35%) Firewall
2 16 (5.11%) WAN
3 15 (4.79%) Network Security
4 14 (4.47%) LAN
5 11 (3.51%) Wireless
6 10 (3.19%) DNS
6 10 (3.19%) VPN
7 6 (1.92%) Broadband
7 6 (1.92%) Converged Networks
8 5 (1.60%) SAN
8 5 (1.60%) VLAN
8 5 (1.60%) WAAS
9 4 (1.28%) MPLS
10 3 (0.96%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.32%) DHCP
11 1 (0.32%) FTP
11 1 (0.32%) HTTP
11 1 (0.32%) PBX
11 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.95%) Hadoop
2 27 (8.63%) MySQL
3 23 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 19 (6.07%) Relational Database
5 18 (5.75%) Apache Hive
6 17 (5.43%) Pentaho
7 15 (4.79%) Impala
8 14 (4.47%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.51%) SAP BW
10 10 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (2.56%) Big Data
13 5 (1.60%) Power BI
13 5 (1.60%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
15 2 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.64%) HBase
15 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (10.22%) Jenkins
2 25 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.88%) JIRA
3 9 (2.88%) Toad
4 7 (2.24%) GitLab
4 7 (2.24%) Selenium
5 4 (1.28%) JMeter
5 4 (1.28%) NUnit
6 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.96%) Cypress.io
6 3 (0.96%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (0.96%) Maven
7 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.64%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.64%) Sahi
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.64%) WATIR
8 1 (0.32%) JUnit
8 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (15.02%) Public Sector
2 16 (5.11%) Finance
3 7 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.92%) Law
5 4 (1.28%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
7 2 (0.64%) Local Government
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 52 (16.61%) Developer
2 30 (9.58%) Architect
3 27 (8.63%) Consultant
4 20 (6.39%) Network Engineer
5 19 (6.07%) Analyst
6 14 (4.47%) Administrator
7 12 (3.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 10 (3.19%) Cloud Administrator
8 10 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (3.19%) Project Manager
9 9 (2.88%) Business Analyst
9 9 (2.88%) DBA
10 8 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (2.56%) Network Architect
10 8 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (2.56%) Pentaho Developer
10 8 (2.56%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.56%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.24%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (2.24%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.67%) .NET
2 18 (5.75%) Node.js
3 12 (3.83%) HTML
4 11 (3.51%) SAML
5 10 (3.19%) React
6 9 (2.88%) CSS
7 8 (2.56%) Kafka
8 7 (2.24%) Middleware
8 7 (2.24%) YAML
9 5 (1.60%) Nunjucks
9 5 (1.60%) Vue.js
10 4 (1.28%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.28%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (1.28%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.28%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.28%) HTML5
10 4 (1.28%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (1.28%) Web Services
11 3 (0.96%) Spring
11 3 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.15%) User Experience
3 10 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.19%) Smartcard
4 9 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.24%) Clustering
6 5 (1.60%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.64%) CMDB
8 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.64%) NHS
9 1 (0.32%) DataPower
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) LPAR
9 1 (0.32%) PKI
9 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.32%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.42%) Windows
2 33 (10.54%) Windows 10
3 22 (7.03%) Linux
4 15 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.19%) Solaris
7 7 (2.24%) AIX
7 7 (2.24%) Unix
8 6 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (8.95%) DevOps
2 28 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (7.99%) Unit Testing
4 24 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (6.71%) Migration
6 18 (5.75%) ETL
6 18 (5.75%) Release Management
7 17 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 17 (5.43%) Identity Access Management
8 16 (5.11%) Analytics
9 15 (4.79%) Data Acquisition
9 15 (4.79%) Scrum
9 15 (4.79%) TDD
10 14 (4.47%) Data Integration
10 14 (4.47%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.47%) ITIL
10 14 (4.47%) Project Management
10 14 (4.47%) Software Engineering
10 14 (4.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.22%) Java
2 30 (9.58%) JavaScript
3 28 (8.95%) SQL
4 15 (4.79%) C#
5 12 (3.83%) Python
6 10 (3.19%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.92%) C
8 6 (1.92%) Ruby
8 6 (1.92%) VB
9 5 (1.60%) C++
9 5 (1.60%) ES6
9 5 (1.60%) PHP
10 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.64%) Java 8
11 1 (0.32%) Groovy
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) R
11 1 (0.32%) Scala
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (82.75%) SC Cleared
2 16 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.47%) Degree
4 10 (3.19%) CCNA
5 9 (2.88%) CCNP
6 7 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.64%) CCIE
8 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) CISM
9 1 (0.32%) CISSP
9 1 (0.32%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.88%) QA
2 8 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.56%) NCSC
3 2 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) GMP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) NIST
4 1 (0.32%) RMADS
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.67%) Docker
3 15 (4.79%) HDFS
4 11 (3.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.96%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.64%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) GPFS
8 1 (0.32%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.32%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (7.35%) SCCM
2 21 (6.71%) Ansible
3 14 (4.47%) Kubernetes
4 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (3.83%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (3.83%) Terraform
5 10 (3.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.60%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (1.60%) Puppet
8 3 (0.96%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.64%) Grafana
9 2 (0.64%) Nagios
9 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.32%) logstash
10 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.82%) Oracle
3 32 (10.22%) Cloudera
4 26 (8.31%) SAP
5 23 (7.35%) Cisco
6 16 (5.11%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.88%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
7 9 (2.88%) Sun
8 7 (2.24%) VMware
9 6 (1.92%) Hortonworks
9 6 (1.92%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.60%) EMC
10 5 (1.60%) IBM
10 5 (1.60%) Meraki
11 4 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.96%) BT
12 3 (0.96%) Informatica
12 3 (0.96%) Trend Micro
13 2 (0.64%) Avaya