Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 431 430 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.46% 7.84% 9.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.76% 42.12% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 262 397
North West median daily rate £433 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £180 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £599 £560
England median daily rate £452 £443 £420
% change year-on-year +2.09% +5.36% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 31
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £22.50 £13.45 £17.77
90th Percentile £88.47 £53.00 £55.75
England median hourly rate £18.85 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.04% -3.75% +75.82%

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 1,032 1,021 1,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.86% 18.62% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 572 864
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £208 £235 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £574
England median daily rate £450 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.66% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 100 77
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +1.92% +48.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.83 £15.85
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.33% +40.72%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -16 107 £450 +5.88% 19
Lancashire -2 98 £420 -11.58% 4
Cumbria 0 77 £425 -10.62% 3
Cheshire +5 71 £350 -25.53% 16
Merseyside +5 57 £425 +4.29% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 347 (80.51%) SC Cleared
2 67 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (14.15%) SAP
4 60 (13.92%) Oracle
5 55 (12.76%) ITIL
6 44 (10.21%) SQL
7 42 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (9.51%) Java
8 41 (9.51%) Migration
9 40 (9.28%) Linux
10 39 (9.05%) Project Management
10 39 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (8.58%) Web Services
11 37 (8.58%) Active Directory
12 36 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (8.35%) DevOps
13 32 (7.42%) Windows
13 32 (7.42%) JavaScript
14 30 (6.96%) Finance
15 29 (6.73%) Microsoft
16 27 (6.26%) Firewall
16 27 (6.26%) Scrum
17 26 (6.03%) VMware
18 24 (5.57%) HTML
19 22 (5.10%) Service Management
20 21 (4.87%) CSS
20 21 (4.87%) IBM
20 21 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
21 20 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (4.64%) Node.js

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 18 (4.18%) WebLogic
2 12 (2.78%) IIS
3 10 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.86%) Apache
5 7 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.16%) JBoss
7 5 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.70%) Mongoose
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.46%) Confluence
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.09%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.62%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (1.62%) SAP HR
6 6 (1.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.16%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.16%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.93%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.70%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.70%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.25%) Office 365
4 6 (1.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.16%) Route 53
5 5 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.93%) Datadog
6 4 (0.93%) GitHub
6 4 (0.93%) SaaS
7 3 (0.70%) PaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) IaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.46%) Taleo
9 1 (0.23%) Boomi
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.26%) Firewall
2 17 (3.94%) DNS
2 17 (3.94%) SAN
3 11 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.09%) DMZ
4 9 (2.09%) FTP
4 9 (2.09%) HTTP
4 9 (2.09%) VLAN
5 8 (1.86%) LAN
5 8 (1.86%) WAN
6 7 (1.62%) Internet
6 7 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.39%) SSL
8 5 (1.16%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.16%) Skype
8 5 (1.16%) SMS
8 5 (1.16%) VoIP
9 4 (0.93%) DHCP
9 4 (0.93%) MPLS
9 4 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.32%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.09%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.62%) Big Data
4 7 (1.62%) MySQL
4 7 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.93%) QlikView
6 4 (0.93%) Redis
7 3 (0.70%) Essbase
7 3 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.70%) MS Access
7 3 (0.70%) OLAP
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.25%) Git (software)
1 14 (3.25%) Jenkins
1 14 (3.25%) Selenium
2 12 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 9 (2.09%) Artifactory
3 9 (2.09%) JIRA
3 9 (2.09%) Maven
4 8 (1.86%) GitLab
5 6 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.39%) Gradle
5 6 (1.39%) JMeter
5 6 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.16%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.16%) JDeveloper
6 5 (1.16%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.93%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.93%) Spock
8 3 (0.70%) JUnit
General
1 30 (6.96%) Finance
2 17 (3.94%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.62%) Military
4 6 (1.39%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.93%) Retail
7 2 (0.46%) Electronics
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (16.01%) Developer
2 57 (13.23%) Consultant
3 51 (11.83%) Analyst
4 45 (10.44%) Architect
5 23 (5.34%) SAP Consultant
6 19 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 17 (3.94%) Oracle Consultant
7 17 (3.94%) Service Analyst
8 16 (3.71%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.71%) SAP Developer
9 14 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.02%) ABAP Developer
10 13 (3.02%) Software Engineer
11 12 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (2.55%) Administrator
12 11 (2.55%) Functional Consultant
12 11 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.32%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.09%) DBA
14 9 (2.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.58%) Web Services
2 24 (5.57%) HTML
3 21 (4.87%) CSS
4 20 (4.64%) Node.js
5 13 (3.02%) J2EE
6 12 (2.78%) LDAP
7 11 (2.55%) HTML5
7 11 (2.55%) XML
8 10 (2.32%) WebCenter
9 8 (1.86%) CSS3
10 7 (1.62%) jQuery
10 7 (1.62%) SAPUI5
11 6 (1.39%) Ajax
11 6 (1.39%) SAP Smart Forms
12 5 (1.16%) .NET
12 5 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (1.16%) Express
12 5 (1.16%) JSON
12 5 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.32%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.86%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.62%) Clustering
6 6 (1.39%) CESG
6 6 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.39%) PKI
7 5 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) Replication
8 4 (0.93%) Robotics
8 4 (0.93%) SCADA
8 4 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.93%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.70%) User Experience
10 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.28%) Linux
2 32 (7.42%) Windows
3 20 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (4.64%) Unix
4 12 (2.78%) Solaris
5 10 (2.32%) AIX
5 10 (2.32%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.62%) Windows 2000
7 6 (1.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 6 (1.39%) Windows NT
7 6 (1.39%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.16%) CentOS
8 5 (1.16%) HPUX
8 5 (1.16%) SUSE
8 5 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.76%) ITIL
3 42 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (9.51%) Migration
5 39 (9.05%) Project Management
6 36 (8.35%) DevOps
6 36 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (6.26%) Scrum
8 22 (5.10%) Service Management
9 19 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.41%) Data Analysis
9 19 (4.41%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.94%) Software Engineering
11 14 (3.25%) Risk Management
12 12 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (2.78%) SDLC
12 12 (2.78%) Test Scripting
13 11 (2.55%) Process Improvement
13 11 (2.55%) SOA
13 11 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.21%) SQL
2 41 (9.51%) Java
3 32 (7.42%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.41%) ABAP
5 15 (3.48%) Python
6 10 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.32%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.39%) C#
7 6 (1.39%) SAPscript
7 6 (1.39%) VB
8 4 (0.93%) ES6
8 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 3 (0.70%) C
9 3 (0.70%) C++
9 3 (0.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (0.70%) Perl
9 3 (0.70%) VBScript
9 3 (0.70%) XPath
10 2 (0.46%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 347 (80.51%) SC Cleared
2 14 (3.25%) Degree
3 12 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.93%) MCSE
7 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.70%) GCED
8 3 (0.70%) GCIA
8 3 (0.70%) GIAC
8 3 (0.70%) GREM
8 3 (0.70%) ISEB
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.32%) QA
2 9 (2.09%) PMO
3 7 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (1.62%) SLA
4 6 (1.39%) GDPR
5 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.70%) P3O
6 3 (0.70%) RMADS
7 2 (0.46%) CESG Infosec
7 2 (0.46%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.46%) MIL-STD-498
8 1 (0.23%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 37 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.09%) vSphere
5 5 (1.16%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.16%) XenApp
6 3 (0.70%) Docker
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.41%) SCCM
2 11 (2.55%) Puppet
3 7 (1.62%) Ansible
4 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.16%) Grafana
5 5 (1.16%) IBM BigFix
5 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.16%) Packer
5 5 (1.16%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.16%) Terraform
5 5 (1.16%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.93%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (14.15%) SAP
2 60 (13.92%) Oracle
3 29 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.03%) VMware
5 21 (4.87%) IBM
6 14 (3.25%) EMC
7 13 (3.02%) Capita
7 13 (3.02%) Cisco
7 13 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.02%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.78%) Siebel
9 10 (2.32%) Citrix
9 10 (2.32%) Sun
10 9 (2.09%) HP
11 7 (1.62%) NetApp
11 7 (1.62%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.62%) Veritas
12 6 (1.39%) Hitachi
13 5 (1.16%) Black Duck
13 5 (1.16%) Bomgar