Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 480 457 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.17% 8.32% 9.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.92% 44.80% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 253 406
North West median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £205 £263 £319
90th Percentile £625 £563 £557
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 64 33
North West median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% -1.16% -5.98%
10th Percentile £15.07 £16.20 £25.46
90th Percentile £96.78 £57.50 £54.20
England median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -49.33% +4.17% +17.99%

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 1,093 1,020 1,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.61% 18.57% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 543 851
North West median daily rate £420 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.20% +10.67%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 105 77
North West median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% -6.98% +24.64%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.00 £12.68
90th Percentile £67.51 £55.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 22 June 2018.

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 6 months to 22 June 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 0 124 £423 -10.82% 8
Manchester -15 104 £450 +5.88% 23
Cheshire +8 87 £469 +44.23% 10
Cumbria 0 80 £450 +8.96% 6
Merseyside +8 59 £425 +3.66% 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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.

1 368 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 94 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (16.04%) Oracle
4 56 (11.67%) Linux
5 54 (11.25%) Web Services
6 53 (11.04%) SAP
7 52 (10.83%) Windows
7 52 (10.83%) Migration
8 47 (9.79%) ITIL
9 45 (9.38%) Active Directory
10 43 (8.96%) Java
10 43 (8.96%) Project Management
10 43 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (8.75%) SQL
11 42 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (8.54%) Unix
13 38 (7.92%) DevOps
13 38 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
14 37 (7.71%) Microsoft
15 35 (7.29%) Finance
16 33 (6.88%) JavaScript
17 32 (6.67%) IBM
17 32 (6.67%) SAN
18 30 (6.25%) Firewall
19 29 (6.04%) Scrum
20 28 (5.83%) SCCM
20 28 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (5.83%) Node.js
21 26 (5.42%) EMC

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 25 (5.21%) WebLogic
2 17 (3.54%) IIS
3 16 (3.33%) Apache
4 14 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.29%) JBoss
6 11 (2.29%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.83%) Confluence
9 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (1.67%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.67%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.46%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (1.46%) SAP HR
7 6 (1.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 6 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.04%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.83%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.63%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.96%) Office 365
4 10 (2.08%) SaaS
5 8 (1.67%) PaaS
6 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 5 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.83%) Datadog
8 4 (0.83%) GitHub
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.42%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.21%) Boomi
11 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.67%) SAN
2 30 (6.25%) Firewall
3 22 (4.58%) DNS
4 15 (3.13%) DMZ
4 15 (3.13%) VLAN
5 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.50%) LAN
7 11 (2.29%) Skype
8 10 (2.08%) Internet
8 10 (2.08%) WAN
9 9 (1.88%) HTTP
10 8 (1.67%) FTP
10 8 (1.67%) MPLS
11 7 (1.46%) SSL
11 7 (1.46%) VoIP
12 6 (1.25%) VPN
13 4 (0.83%) DHCP
13 4 (0.83%) SMS
14 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.92%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.71%) Big Data
4 11 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.46%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.04%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.83%) MySQL
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.63%) MS Access
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.71%) JDeveloper
2 13 (2.71%) Maven
3 12 (2.50%) JIRA
3 12 (2.50%) Selenium
4 11 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.29%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (1.46%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.46%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.46%) MSI
6 6 (1.25%) Gradle
7 5 (1.04%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.83%) Ant
8 4 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.83%) JMeter
8 4 (0.83%) Spock
9 3 (0.63%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.42%) JUnit
10 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
General
1 35 (7.29%) Finance
2 25 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.25%) General Ledger
3 6 (1.25%) Retail
3 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.04%) Military
5 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.42%) Electronics
6 2 (0.42%) Law
6 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 73 (15.21%) Architect
2 63 (13.13%) Developer
3 50 (10.42%) Consultant
4 48 (10.00%) Analyst
5 30 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (4.79%) Technical Architect
8 22 (4.58%) SAP Consultant
9 18 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 17 (3.54%) Business Analyst
11 16 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
12 15 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (2.92%) Administrator
13 14 (2.92%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.29%) Oracle Developer
15 10 (2.08%) Functional Consultant
15 10 (2.08%) Java Engineer
16 9 (1.88%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.25%) Web Services
2 28 (5.83%) Node.js
3 25 (5.21%) HTML
4 21 (4.38%) CSS
5 19 (3.96%) Spring
6 15 (3.13%) J2EE
7 14 (2.92%) LDAP
7 14 (2.92%) XML
8 10 (2.08%) HTML5
8 10 (2.08%) WebCenter
9 8 (1.67%) .NET
9 8 (1.67%) Express
10 7 (1.46%) Ajax
10 7 (1.46%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.46%) jQuery
10 7 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (1.46%) SAP Smart Forms
11 6 (1.25%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.25%) JSON
11 6 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (2.92%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.29%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.46%) Clustering
8 6 (1.25%) PKI
9 4 (0.83%) CESG
9 4 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.83%) PMI
9 4 (0.83%) Robotics
9 4 (0.83%) SCADA
9 4 (0.83%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.83%) User Experience
10 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.63%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.67%) Linux
2 52 (10.83%) Windows
3 41 (8.54%) Unix
4 24 (5.00%) AIX
5 20 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.96%) Solaris
7 14 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 13 (2.71%) Windows 2000
9 12 (2.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 12 (2.50%) Windows NT
10 11 (2.29%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.88%) HPUX
11 9 (1.88%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.83%) SUSE
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.21%) Android
16 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (10.83%) Migration
3 47 (9.79%) ITIL
4 43 (8.96%) Project Management
4 43 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (7.92%) DevOps
7 29 (6.04%) Scrum
8 20 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.96%) Software Engineering
10 18 (3.75%) Change Management
10 18 (3.75%) PRINCE2
11 17 (3.54%) SOA
12 15 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.92%) Change Control
13 14 (2.92%) Data Analysis
13 14 (2.92%) Service Management
14 13 (2.71%) Risk Management
14 13 (2.71%) Test Scripting
15 12 (2.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.96%) Java
2 42 (8.75%) SQL
3 33 (6.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.54%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.71%) Python
6 11 (2.29%) ABAP
6 11 (2.29%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.88%) C#
8 7 (1.46%) C
8 7 (1.46%) SAPscript
9 6 (1.25%) Java 8
10 5 (1.04%) Ruby
10 5 (1.04%) VB
11 4 (0.83%) ES6
11 4 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) C++
12 3 (0.63%) Go
12 3 (0.63%) VBScript
12 3 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 368 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 20 (4.17%) Degree
3 11 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.67%) MCSE
6 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.83%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.63%) CCNP
10 3 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.63%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.63%) ISEB
10 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.63%) MBA
10 3 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.29%) PMO
2 9 (1.88%) SLA
3 7 (1.46%) QA
4 6 (1.25%) GDPR
5 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.83%) P3O
6 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.63%) RMADS
7 2 (0.42%) MIL-STD-498
8 1 (0.21%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.21%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 45 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.67%) Docker
5 7 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.46%) vSphere
6 5 (1.04%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.83%) XenApp
8 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (5.83%) SCCM
2 10 (2.08%) CA Single Sign-On
2 10 (2.08%) Puppet
3 8 (1.67%) Ansible
4 7 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.04%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.83%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.42%) Kibana
8 2 (0.42%) logstash
8 2 (0.42%) SCOM
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 77 (16.04%) Oracle
2 53 (11.04%) SAP
3 37 (7.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.67%) IBM
5 26 (5.42%) EMC
6 24 (5.00%) VMware
7 21 (4.38%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.75%) Sun
9 16 (3.33%) Cisco
10 14 (2.92%) HP
11 12 (2.50%) Capita
11 12 (2.50%) Hitachi
11 12 (2.50%) NetApp
12 11 (2.29%) CA
12 11 (2.29%) Palo Alto
13 10 (2.08%) Citrix
14 7 (1.46%) Siebel
15 6 (1.25%) Bomgar
15 6 (1.25%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.25%) Veritas