Period
to 21 January 2018

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 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 Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 416 499 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.78% 8.22% 8.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.61% 44.87% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 324 398
North West median daily rate £425 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £291 £275
90th Percentile £571 £650 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 44
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% +44.00%
10th Percentile £32.00 £11.00 £17.33
90th Percentile £68.50 £53.30 £55.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -28.57% +13.27% +54.50%

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 954 1,112 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.85% 18.31% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 664 874
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £255
90th Percentile £586 £625 £555
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 69 94
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £28.00 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.54% -11.14% +61.80%
10th Percentile £13.84 £11.91 £15.92
90th Percentile £57.25 £53.10 £50.41
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.25 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.05% -2.16% +41.21%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

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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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

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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 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 +3 102 £441 -10.63% 6
Manchester -18 98 £440 -7.37% 26
Cheshire -6 67 £350 -26.32% 10
Cumbria 0 65 £400 -17.95% 7
Merseyside +4 63 £410 -2.96% 12
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 338 (81.25%) SC Cleared
2 69 (16.59%) Migration
3 62 (14.90%) SAP
4 44 (10.58%) ITIL
5 43 (10.34%) Windows
5 43 (10.34%) Java
5 43 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (9.62%) Oracle
7 36 (8.65%) SQL
7 36 (8.65%) Firewall
8 33 (7.93%) Active Directory
9 32 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (7.45%) Data Centre
11 30 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (6.97%) Microsoft
12 29 (6.97%) Linux
12 29 (6.97%) DevOps
13 28 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (6.49%) DNS
15 26 (6.25%) Finance
16 25 (6.01%) ABAP
17 24 (5.77%) Cisco
18 23 (5.53%) VMware
18 23 (5.53%) AIX
19 21 (5.05%) Jenkins
20 20 (4.81%) Node.js
20 20 (4.81%) Web Services
20 20 (4.81%) Service Management
21 19 (4.57%) Project Management
21 19 (4.57%) Solaris

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 14 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.72%) Confluence
7 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.72%) Mongoose
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.48%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.48%) SAS
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.13%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.72%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.40%) Office 365
4 6 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.44%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.20%) Route 53
5 5 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.96%) Datadog
6 4 (0.96%) GitHub
6 4 (0.96%) Google Drive
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.48%) IaaS
8 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.48%) Taleo
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.65%) Firewall
2 27 (6.49%) DNS
3 16 (3.85%) WAN
4 14 (3.37%) LAN
5 12 (2.88%) MPLS
6 8 (1.92%) SAN
7 7 (1.68%) ADSL
7 7 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.68%) ISDN
7 7 (1.68%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.44%) DHCP
8 6 (1.44%) Skype
9 5 (1.20%) HTTP
9 5 (1.20%) Intranet
9 5 (1.20%) VoIP
9 5 (1.20%) Wireless
10 4 (0.96%) SMS
10 4 (0.96%) SSL
10 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 13 (3.13%) Redis
2 11 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.92%) MySQL
5 7 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.20%) QlikView
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.96%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) Essbase
8 3 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.72%) OLAP
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.72%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.85%) Selenium
3 12 (2.88%) JMeter
3 12 (2.88%) SonarQube
4 11 (2.64%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.40%) Artifactory
5 10 (2.40%) GitLab
6 9 (2.16%) JIRA
7 8 (1.92%) Maven
7 8 (1.92%) Mocha
8 6 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.20%) ClearQuest
9 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.20%) JUnit
10 4 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.96%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.96%) Gradle
10 4 (0.96%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.96%) Spock
General
1 26 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (0.96%) Military
3 3 (0.72%) Avionics
3 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Electronics
5 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (18.51%) Developer
2 59 (14.18%) Consultant
3 45 (10.82%) Analyst
3 45 (10.82%) Architect
4 26 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
5 24 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 23 (5.53%) SAP Developer
7 17 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (4.09%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.61%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.13%) ABAP Developer
9 13 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
9 13 (3.13%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.13%) Support Engineer
10 12 (2.88%) Service Analyst
11 11 (2.64%) Desktop Support
11 11 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.64%) HR Consultant
12 10 (2.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (2.40%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.81%) Node.js
1 20 (4.81%) Web Services
2 13 (3.13%) XML
3 12 (2.88%) HTML
3 12 (2.88%) Nunjucks
4 11 (2.64%) CSS
4 11 (2.64%) SAPUI5
5 9 (2.16%) J2EE
5 9 (2.16%) SAML
6 8 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (1.92%) Express
6 8 (1.92%) LDAP
7 7 (1.68%) Apache Camel
7 7 (1.68%) Apache CXF
7 7 (1.68%) WebCenter
8 6 (1.44%) Middleware
9 5 (1.20%) .NET
9 5 (1.20%) CSS3
9 5 (1.20%) JSON
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.13%) Clustering
4 10 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.68%) Replication
7 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.44%) HACMP
7 6 (1.44%) iSeries
8 5 (1.20%) CESG
8 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.96%) CMDB
9 4 (0.96%) NHS
9 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) PKI
10 3 (0.72%) RIA
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.48%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.34%) Windows
2 29 (6.97%) Linux
3 23 (5.53%) AIX
4 19 (4.57%) Solaris
5 13 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.64%) Unix
7 9 (2.16%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.92%) Android
8 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.92%) HPUX
9 6 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.20%) CentOS
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.59%) Migration
2 44 (10.58%) ITIL
3 43 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (6.97%) DevOps
6 20 (4.81%) Service Management
7 19 (4.57%) Project Management
8 18 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 16 (3.85%) Software Engineering
10 14 (3.37%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.13%) Risk Management
11 13 (3.13%) Scrum
12 12 (2.88%) Data Analysis
12 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (2.88%) Service Design
13 11 (2.64%) Configuration Management
13 11 (2.64%) Information Security
13 11 (2.64%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.40%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.34%) Java
2 36 (8.65%) SQL
3 25 (6.01%) ABAP
4 18 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.40%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.40%) Python
6 7 (1.68%) C#
6 7 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.20%) C
8 4 (0.96%) C++
8 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.72%) ES6
9 3 (0.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (0.48%) COBOL
10 2 (0.48%) R
10 2 (0.48%) VB
10 2 (0.48%) XPath
11 1 (0.24%) F#
11 1 (0.24%) Lua
11 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 338 (81.25%) SC Cleared
2 14 (3.37%) CCNA
2 14 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.64%) Degree
4 10 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.92%) CCNP
6 5 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) CCIE
8 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) GCED
8 3 (0.72%) GCFA
8 3 (0.72%) GCIA
8 3 (0.72%) GCIH
8 3 (0.72%) GIAC
8 3 (0.72%) GREM
8 3 (0.72%) GSEC
8 3 (0.72%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.64%) SLA
2 7 (1.68%) QA
3 6 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (0.96%) COBIT
5 3 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.72%) P3O
6 2 (0.48%) CESG Infosec
6 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) GDPR
6 2 (0.48%) GPG13
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) RMADS
7 1 (0.24%) GMP
7 1 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 33 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.44%) GPFS
4 6 (1.44%) PowerHA
5 5 (1.20%) vSphere
6 4 (0.96%) XenApp
7 3 (0.72%) Docker
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.48%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (4.09%) Ansible
2 15 (3.61%) Puppet
3 12 (2.88%) SCCM
4 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.44%) Terraform
5 5 (1.20%) Grafana
5 5 (1.20%) Packer
5 5 (1.20%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.96%) SCOM
7 3 (0.72%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.48%) Kibana
8 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.24%) logstash
9 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (14.90%) SAP
2 40 (9.62%) Oracle
3 29 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.77%) Cisco
5 23 (5.53%) VMware
6 13 (3.13%) IBM
7 11 (2.64%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.64%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.40%) Capita
9 8 (1.92%) Juniper
9 8 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.68%) Siebel
11 6 (1.44%) Citrix
11 6 (1.44%) Google
12 5 (1.20%) Black Duck
13 4 (0.96%) Apple
13 4 (0.96%) IFS
13 4 (0.96%) Ivanti
13 4 (0.96%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.96%) Symantec