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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / North West
Rank 14 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 195 393 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.62% 10.24% 8.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.46% 49.06% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 171 107
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 53
Median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.32% -6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £35.08 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £58.23 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44%  

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 482 801 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.84% 20.86% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 392 325
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 68
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.75 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +1 71 £501 +33.46% 1
Manchester +6 49 £400 -5.88% 17
Merseyside -2 34 £405 -10.00% 6
Cheshire -29 21 £470 +4.44% 2
Cumbria -2 12 £401 -5.64% 4
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 321 (76.98%) SC Cleared
2 80 (19.18%) Oracle
3 73 (17.51%) Linux
4 71 (17.03%) Windows
5 60 (14.39%) ITIL
5 60 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (13.91%) Migration
7 49 (11.75%) Microsoft
8 46 (11.03%) Cybersecurity
9 45 (10.79%) DevOps
10 39 (9.35%) Finance
10 39 (9.35%) Active Directory
10 39 (9.35%) SAP
11 38 (9.11%) Security Operations
12 37 (8.87%) CISSP
13 33 (7.91%) LAN
13 33 (7.91%) Data Centre
14 32 (7.67%) Jenkins
15 31 (7.43%) Firewall
16 30 (7.19%) WAN
16 30 (7.19%) Java
16 30 (7.19%) Unix
17 28 (6.71%) Service Management
17 28 (6.71%) VMware
17 28 (6.71%) SQL
17 28 (6.71%) Oracle Database
17 28 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 27 (6.47%) Open Source
18 27 (6.47%) MS Excel
18 27 (6.47%) Change Management

Security Cleared
Top Related 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 16 (3.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (1.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.96%) Apache
5 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.72%) Jetty
6 3 (0.72%) Mongrel
6 3 (0.72%) nginx
6 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) SAS
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.36%) MS Office
3 13 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) MS Project
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (6.24%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (5.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.12%) SAP HCM
4 12 (2.88%) SAP HR
5 11 (2.64%) SAP Payroll
6 7 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (1.68%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.20%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.20%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.88%) IaaS
3 11 (2.64%) SaaS
4 10 (2.40%) PaaS
5 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.20%) Office 365
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.72%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.48%) Datadog
8 2 (0.48%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.91%) LAN
2 31 (7.43%) Firewall
3 30 (7.19%) WAN
4 22 (5.28%) VoIP
4 22 (5.28%) VPN
5 21 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 19 (4.56%) DNS
7 11 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (2.16%) LDAP
9 7 (1.68%) Network Security
10 6 (1.44%) DHCP
10 6 (1.44%) HTTP
10 6 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (0.96%) Internet
12 4 (0.96%) IPsec
12 4 (0.96%) SAN
12 4 (0.96%) SSL
12 4 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.71%) Oracle Database
2 15 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
3 12 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.20%) Redis
7 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.72%) DB2
8 3 (0.72%) Firebird
8 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.72%) TKPROF
9 2 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 32 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.16%) Selenium
4 8 (1.92%) JIRA
5 7 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.44%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.44%) Maven
7 5 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.72%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.72%) LSMW
8 3 (0.72%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.72%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.72%) Toad
8 3 (0.72%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.72%) VectorCAST
9 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.48%) JMeter
9 2 (0.48%) Rational Robot
General
1 39 (9.35%) Finance
2 15 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.92%) Electronics
3 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.68%) Avionics
4 7 (1.68%) General Ledger
5 6 (1.44%) Marketing
6 5 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.72%) Military
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 49 (11.75%) Architect
2 47 (11.27%) Analyst
2 47 (11.27%) Consultant
3 36 (8.63%) Developer
4 29 (6.95%) DBA
5 27 (6.47%) SAP Consultant
6 18 (4.32%) Oracle DBA
6 18 (4.32%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.08%) Security Specialist
8 14 (3.36%) Software Engineer
9 13 (3.12%) Administrator
9 13 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.12%) Technical Specialist
10 12 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 12 (2.88%) Service Analyst
11 11 (2.64%) SAP HCM Consultant
12 10 (2.40%) Head of Cybersecurity
12 10 (2.40%) Head of Security
12 10 (2.40%) Network Architect
12 10 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.24%) Web Services
2 21 (5.04%) Middleware
3 14 (3.36%) .NET
3 14 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (2.88%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.88%) J2EE
5 12 (2.88%) XML
6 9 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (1.92%) SAPUI5
8 6 (1.44%) Node.js
9 5 (1.20%) RESTful
9 5 (1.20%) Spring
10 4 (0.96%) HTML
10 4 (0.96%) MCollective
10 4 (0.96%) Servlets
10 4 (0.96%) Velocity
11 3 (0.72%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.72%) Qt
11 3 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.88%) RIA
6 11 (2.64%) PKI
7 8 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
7 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.44%) Replication
8 6 (1.44%) User Experience
8 6 (1.44%) Web 2.0
9 5 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.20%) CESG
9 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.96%) NHS
11 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (17.51%) Linux
2 71 (17.03%) Windows
3 30 (7.19%) Unix
4 28 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.64%) AIX
7 11 (2.64%) CentOS
7 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.44%) HPUX
10 6 (1.44%) Solaris
10 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.96%) VME
12 4 (0.96%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.48%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
1 60 (14.39%) ITIL
2 58 (13.91%) Migration
3 46 (11.03%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (10.79%) DevOps
5 38 (9.11%) Security Operations
6 28 (6.71%) Service Management
7 27 (6.47%) Change Management
7 27 (6.47%) Open Source
8 26 (6.24%) PRINCE2
9 25 (6.00%) Scrum
10 24 (5.76%) Business Analysis
11 23 (5.52%) SDLC
12 22 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.04%) Information Security
14 20 (4.80%) Patch Management
14 20 (4.80%) Software Engineering
15 19 (4.56%) Performance Management
16 18 (4.32%) Release Management
16 18 (4.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.19%) Java
2 28 (6.71%) SQL
3 23 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.36%) C#
4 14 (3.36%) Perl
4 14 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.64%) C
5 11 (2.64%) Ruby
6 10 (2.40%) C++
7 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.68%) Python
9 5 (1.20%) Ada
9 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.20%) VBScript
10 4 (0.96%) COBOL
10 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.72%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.72%) Korn
12 2 (0.48%) VB
12 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 321 (76.98%) SC Cleared
2 37 (8.87%) CISSP
3 25 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (5.52%) Degree
5 18 (4.32%) DV Cleared
5 18 (4.32%) SSCP
6 17 (4.08%) ISEB
6 17 (4.08%) SANS
7 7 (1.68%) CCNA
7 7 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.44%) CBAP
8 6 (1.44%) IIBA
9 5 (1.20%) CISM
9 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.96%) CITP
10 4 (0.96%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.96%) IISP
10 4 (0.96%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.12%) QA
1 13 (3.12%) SLA
2 12 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.92%) Docker
4 5 (1.20%) vSphere
5 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.72%) Xen
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.48%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.24%) NDS
7 1 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.24%) Snort
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.28%) Puppet
2 15 (3.60%) QRadar
3 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 11 (2.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (2.16%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.68%) SCCM
6 5 (1.20%) Ansible
6 5 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (1.20%) Kibana
6 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.20%) logstash
6 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.96%) Nessus
7 4 (0.96%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.96%) Nmap
7 4 (0.96%) RSA enVision
8 3 (0.72%) Netcool
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.72%) Terraform
8 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (19.18%) Oracle
2 49 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.35%) SAP
4 28 (6.71%) VMware
5 25 (6.00%) IBM
6 23 (5.52%) ServiceNow
7 22 (5.28%) Red Hat
8 19 (4.56%) Apple
8 19 (4.56%) Cisco
9 16 (3.84%) HP
10 15 (3.60%) Splunk
11 11 (2.64%) F5
11 11 (2.64%) LogRhythm
12 10 (2.40%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.92%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.68%) Citrix
14 7 (1.68%) Snow
15 6 (1.44%) Atlassian
16 5 (1.20%) Forcepoint
16 5 (1.20%) Intel
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