Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 447 340 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 15.73% 6.70% 7.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.68% 39.67% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 221 256
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% - -
10th Percentile £190 £155 £200
90th Percentile £682 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 20
Median hourly rate £35.50 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% -3.53% -1.16%
10th Percentile £19.90 £25.14 £15.36
90th Percentile £60.90 £64.00 £96.78
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year - +68.67% -46.10%

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 775 857 1,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.27% 16.89% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 504 619
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £191 £192 £208
90th Percentile £677 £635 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 70
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +3.50% -12.50%
10th Percentile £17.25 £17.44 £14.01
90th Percentile £56.85 £57.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.22
% change year-on-year +4.79% +32.46% -15.95%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the North West

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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
Cumbria 0 107 £315 - 4
Lancashire +38 98 £482 -3.60% 6
Manchester +1 82 £475 +5.56% 11
Cheshire +29 68 £450 +12.50% 6
Merseyside +33 50 £513 -2.29%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 377 (84.34%) SC Cleared
2 86 (19.24%) Windows
3 70 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 55 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (12.30%) Windows 10
5 51 (11.41%) SCCM
6 49 (10.96%) Migration
6 49 (10.96%) Public Sector
7 45 (10.07%) ITIL
7 45 (10.07%) SAP
8 44 (9.84%) Oracle
9 39 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (7.83%) VMware
11 33 (7.38%) Unix
11 33 (7.38%) Linux
11 33 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (7.16%) Active Directory
13 31 (6.94%) Azure
13 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
14 30 (6.71%) PowerShell
15 29 (6.49%) Windows 7
15 29 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (6.26%) Data Centre
17 27 (6.04%) BPSS Clearance
17 27 (6.04%) Risk Management
18 26 (5.82%) AWS
19 25 (5.59%) Data Migration
20 24 (5.37%) Service Management
20 24 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
21 23 (5.15%) Finance

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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.68%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.89%) Confluence
4 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (0.67%) SAS
6 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.22%) JBoss
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 29 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.12%) Chatbot
4 5 (1.12%) PTC Creo
4 5 (1.12%) Windchill
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.12%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.67%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.94%) Azure
2 26 (5.82%) AWS
3 22 (4.92%) SuccessFactors
4 14 (3.13%) Office 365
5 6 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.34%) GCP
6 5 (1.12%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.45%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.22%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.25%) Firewall
2 18 (4.03%) LAN
3 16 (3.58%) SAN
4 15 (3.36%) DNS
5 14 (3.13%) Skype
6 11 (2.46%) WAN
7 10 (2.24%) Wireless
8 8 (1.79%) DHCP
8 8 (1.79%) SMS
8 8 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.57%) Network Security
10 6 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (1.34%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.34%) WLAN
11 5 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.12%) Internet
12 4 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.89%) DMZ
12 4 (0.89%) NAS
12 4 (0.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.57%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.34%) Big Data
5 6 (1.34%) MySQL
5 6 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.89%) Power BI
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.67%) MS Access
8 3 (0.67%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.67%) QlikView
9 2 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (2.91%) MSI
2 11 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.79%) JIRA
4 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.89%) Selenium
4 4 (0.89%) Subversion
5 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.45%) JMeter
6 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.45%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.22%) ERwin
7 1 (0.22%) GCC
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.22%) Rational Statemate
7 1 (0.22%) VectorCAST
General
1 49 (10.96%) Public Sector
2 23 (5.15%) Finance
3 16 (3.58%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.13%) Banking
4 14 (3.13%) Retail
5 12 (2.68%) Law
6 2 (0.45%) Avionics
6 2 (0.45%) Local Government
6 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.45%) Police
7 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (14.99%) Architect
2 44 (9.84%) Consultant
3 34 (7.61%) Developer
4 27 (6.04%) Analyst
5 23 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (5.15%) Wintel Engineer
6 20 (4.47%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.25%) DBA
8 17 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (3.36%) Network Engineer
10 14 (3.13%) Administrator
11 13 (2.91%) Applications Packager
11 13 (2.91%) Build Engineer
11 13 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
12 11 (2.46%) Deployment Engineer
12 11 (2.46%) Security Architect
13 10 (2.24%) Network Architect
13 10 (2.24%) SAP Consultant
13 10 (2.24%) Security Consultant
13 10 (2.24%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.36%) .NET
2 5 (1.12%) Kafka
3 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.89%) Gherkin
3 4 (0.89%) REST
4 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.67%) Middleware
4 3 (0.67%) Web Services
4 3 (0.67%) XML
5 2 (0.45%) CGI
5 2 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.45%) Sensu
6 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.22%) Express
6 1 (0.22%) JAX-RS
6 1 (0.22%) Matplotlib
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) Nunjucks
6 1 (0.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.26%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.46%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.01%) User Experience
8 8 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.57%) SCADA
10 5 (1.12%) Clustering
10 5 (1.12%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.89%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.89%) Handset
12 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (19.24%) Windows
2 55 (12.30%) Windows 10
3 33 (7.38%) Linux
3 33 (7.38%) Unix
4 29 (6.49%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.24%) Solaris
7 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.34%) AIX
8 6 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.12%) SUSE
10 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.67%) CentOS
11 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.67%) VME
11 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.45%) Android
12 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (10.96%) Migration
2 45 (10.07%) ITIL
3 39 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
6 27 (6.04%) Risk Management
7 25 (5.59%) Data Migration
8 24 (5.37%) Service Management
9 21 (4.70%) IT Strategy
10 19 (4.25%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (4.25%) Security Architecture
11 18 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (4.03%) Workflow
12 17 (3.80%) Scrum
13 16 (3.58%) DevOps
13 16 (3.58%) Information Security
13 16 (3.58%) ITIL V3
13 16 (3.58%) Open Source
14 15 (3.36%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (3.36%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.71%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.92%) Java
3 13 (2.91%) SQL
4 9 (2.01%) C#
5 7 (1.57%) Ada
5 7 (1.57%) VB
6 6 (1.34%) Python
7 5 (1.12%) C++
7 5 (1.12%) Java 8
8 4 (0.89%) C
9 3 (0.67%) COBOL
10 2 (0.45%) Perl
10 2 (0.45%) PHP
10 2 (0.45%) R
10 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 377 (84.34%) SC Cleared
2 27 (6.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 23 (5.15%) Degree
4 14 (3.13%) MCSE
4 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.68%) CISSP
6 10 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (2.24%) CISM
7 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.57%) CCNP
9 6 (1.34%) CISA
9 6 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.34%) IISP
9 6 (1.34%) Postgraduate
10 5 (1.12%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.12%) MCP
11 4 (0.89%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.67%) MCITP
12 3 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.70%) QA
1 21 (4.70%) SLA
2 16 (3.58%) NCSC
3 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.57%) PMO
5 6 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.34%) GDPR
5 6 (1.34%) NIST
6 5 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.45%) RMADS
9 1 (0.22%) IFRS
System Software
1 32 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.79%) vSphere
4 7 (1.57%) Docker
5 6 (1.34%) Firmware
5 6 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 51 (11.41%) SCCM
2 18 (4.03%) NetBackup
2 18 (4.03%) WSUS
3 12 (2.68%) AppDNA
4 10 (2.24%) Ansible
4 10 (2.24%) Terraform
5 8 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.34%) Grafana
6 6 (1.34%) Nagios
6 6 (1.34%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.34%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.12%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.89%) Puppet
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.45%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 70 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.07%) SAP
3 44 (9.84%) Oracle
4 35 (7.83%) VMware
5 21 (4.70%) Citrix
6 19 (4.25%) Cisco
6 19 (4.25%) EMC
6 19 (4.25%) HP
7 14 (3.13%) Dell
8 8 (1.79%) Ivanti
8 8 (1.79%) NetApp
9 6 (1.34%) Brocade
10 5 (1.12%) Clearswift
10 5 (1.12%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.12%) McAfee
10 5 (1.12%) Sun
11 4 (0.89%) BT
11 4 (0.89%) Meraki
11 4 (0.89%) Samsung
11 4 (0.89%) Sonus