Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 475 442 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.96% 7.78% 7.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.41% 44.78% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 319
North West median daily rate £440 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% -7.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £179 £299
90th Percentile £613 £548 £638
England median daily rate £465 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +3.91% +5.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 22
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +52.77%
10th Percentile £18.03 £17.76 £9.70
90th Percentile £51.34 £59.96 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% -2.91%

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 1,120 987 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.77% 17.36% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 568 710
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £600 £553 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 78 55
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.33% +60.00% -17.19%
10th Percentile £15.70 £13.60 £12.60
90th Percentile £52.20 £55.00 £53.30
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Manchester +23 188 £429 +0.88% 28
Cheshire +7 88 £375 -9.09% 2
Lancashire -8 86 £474 +5.33% 8
Cumbria 0 73 £419 +8.06% 4
Merseyside -24 24 £500 +45.56% 5
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 366 (77.05%) SC Cleared
2 85 (17.89%) Windows
3 65 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (12.63%) Firewall
6 57 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 56 (11.79%) Linux
8 53 (11.16%) SQL
9 50 (10.53%) SAP
9 50 (10.53%) Cisco
9 50 (10.53%) DevOps
10 47 (9.89%) Office 365
11 46 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (9.68%) ITIL
12 42 (8.84%) Project Management
12 42 (8.84%) VMware
12 42 (8.84%) Data Centre
13 41 (8.63%) Migration
14 39 (8.21%) Oracle
14 39 (8.21%) Network Design
14 39 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (8.21%) Windows Server
15 38 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
16 36 (7.58%) Degree
16 36 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (7.37%) LAN
18 33 (6.95%) Active Directory
19 31 (6.53%) Git (software)
20 30 (6.32%) PRINCE2
21 29 (6.11%) Puppet

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 16 (3.37%) Skype for Business
2 15 (3.16%) Tuxedo
3 14 (2.95%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.11%) Confluence
4 10 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.89%) SAS
6 8 (1.68%) IIS
7 7 (1.47%) ArcGIS
8 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.05%) Apache
9 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.05%) JBoss
10 4 (0.84%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.84%) nginx
10 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.63%) Jetty
11 3 (0.63%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.26%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.84%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.63%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.89%) Office 365
3 38 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.11%) PaaS
5 8 (1.68%) IaaS
6 7 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.26%) SaaS
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.63%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.42%) Slack
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) AtomSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Boomi
10 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.63%) Firewall
2 35 (7.37%) LAN
3 25 (5.26%) DNS
3 25 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 25 (5.26%) WAN
4 20 (4.21%) DHCP
5 18 (3.79%) Wireless
6 16 (3.37%) VPN
7 15 (3.16%) Skype
8 12 (2.53%) Network Security
8 12 (2.53%) VoIP
9 10 (2.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 10 (2.11%) SAN
9 10 (2.11%) WLAN
10 8 (1.68%) DMZ
11 7 (1.47%) 802.11
11 7 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (1.47%) VLAN
12 6 (1.26%) BGP
13 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.74%) DB2
3 11 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (2.32%) MySQL
4 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.68%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.26%) Big Data
7 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.05%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.84%) GIS
10 3 (0.63%) Ingres
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.63%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.00%) Artifactory
3 17 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.95%) JIRA
5 11 (2.32%) MSI
6 6 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (0.63%) GitLab
8 3 (0.63%) JMeter
8 3 (0.63%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.42%) JUnit
9 2 (0.42%) Maven
9 2 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (4.21%) Finance
2 14 (2.95%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.89%) Marketing
4 7 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.63%) Military
6 3 (0.63%) Retail
7 2 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Avionics
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Games
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (15.37%) Architect
2 61 (12.84%) Developer
3 46 (9.68%) Analyst
4 38 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 30 (6.32%) Consultant
6 27 (5.68%) Network Engineer
7 24 (5.05%) Operations Engineer
8 22 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (4.42%) Technical Architect
10 17 (3.58%) Administrator
10 17 (3.58%) SAP Developer
11 16 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (3.37%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 13 (2.74%) Business Analyst
12 13 (2.74%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (2.53%) SAPUI5 Developer
13 12 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 11 (2.32%) Senior Network Engineer
15 10 (2.11%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.84%) HTML
2 19 (4.00%) Middleware
2 19 (4.00%) Web Services
3 18 (3.79%) CSS
4 17 (3.58%) HTML5
5 14 (2.95%) .NET
6 12 (2.53%) 802.1X
6 12 (2.53%) SAPUI5
7 11 (2.32%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (2.32%) Node.js
8 10 (2.11%) REST
9 9 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.89%) Spring
9 9 (1.89%) XML
10 8 (1.68%) J2EE
11 5 (1.05%) LDAP
11 5 (1.05%) RESTful
11 5 (1.05%) Servlets
12 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.84%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (8.84%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.68%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.05%) PKI
7 5 (1.05%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.05%) Replication
8 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.84%) Clustering
8 4 (0.84%) CMDB
8 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.63%) CESG
9 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.42%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.42%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 85 (17.89%) Windows
2 56 (11.79%) Linux
3 39 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.26%) Unix
5 20 (4.21%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.68%) CentOS
8 8 (1.68%) Solaris
9 6 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.05%) AIX
10 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 4 (0.84%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.42%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (10.53%) DevOps
3 46 (9.68%) ITIL
4 42 (8.84%) Project Management
5 41 (8.63%) Migration
6 39 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (8.21%) Network Design
7 36 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (6.32%) PRINCE2
9 25 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (4.84%) Risk Management
11 21 (4.42%) Continuous Deployment
11 21 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (4.21%) Open Source
12 20 (4.21%) Scrum
13 19 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (4.00%) Decision-Making
13 19 (4.00%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (4.00%) ETL
14 17 (3.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.16%) SQL
2 28 (5.89%) Java
3 26 (5.47%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.63%) PowerShell
4 22 (4.63%) Python
4 22 (4.63%) Shell Script
5 17 (3.58%) Ruby
6 16 (3.37%) Perl
7 10 (2.11%) C#
7 10 (2.11%) COBOL
8 7 (1.47%) ABAP
8 7 (1.47%) C
9 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) Groovy
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 2 (0.42%) R
11 2 (0.42%) Scala
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 366 (77.05%) SC Cleared
2 36 (7.58%) Degree
3 16 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.89%) CISSP
5 9 (1.89%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.26%) CCNP
7 6 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.84%) CCDP
9 4 (0.84%) CCIE
9 4 (0.84%) CCNA
9 4 (0.84%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.63%) CISM
10 3 (0.63%) CRISC
11 2 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.53%) QA
3 11 (2.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 11 (2.32%) SLA
4 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (0.84%) PMO
6 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.42%) RMADS
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) P3O
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.84%) Xen
7 3 (0.63%) Docker
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (6.11%) Puppet
2 21 (4.42%) SCCM
3 12 (2.53%) Ansible
3 12 (2.53%) Terraform
4 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.26%) QRadar
6 5 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.84%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.63%) Packer
8 3 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.42%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.53%) Cisco
2 50 (10.53%) SAP
3 42 (8.84%) VMware
4 39 (8.21%) Oracle
5 17 (3.58%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.11%) Citrix
6 10 (2.11%) IBM
6 10 (2.11%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.68%) McAfee
7 8 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.47%) AlienVault
8 7 (1.47%) HP
8 7 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.26%) Apple
9 6 (1.26%) BMC
9 6 (1.26%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.26%) Meraki
9 6 (1.26%) Splunk
10 5 (1.05%) EMC