Period
to 22 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 357 428 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.44% 7.42% 8.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.14% 41.43% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 239 258
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +6.19%
10th Percentile £156 £180 £300
90th Percentile £643 £600 £591
England median daily rate £475 £451 £448
% change year-on-year +5.38% +0.73% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 60
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26.25 £22.00 £13.45
90th Percentile £62.60 £91.24 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +72.84% -47.40% -3.75%

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 936 1,033 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.89% 17.90% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 598 568
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £235
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 70 101
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £33.91 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -14.70% +0.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.48 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £32.48 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.19% -21.67% +9.09%

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 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

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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

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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 April 2019.

Contractor 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 22 April 2019. 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 +36 176 £450 - 12
Cheshire -6 56 £400 +14.29% 4
Cumbria 0 50 £200 -52.94% 2
Lancashire -25 47 £550 +29.03% 2
Merseyside -34 13 £500 +17.65%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 294 (82.35%) SC Cleared
2 85 (23.81%) Windows
3 57 (15.97%) Linux
4 51 (14.29%) DevOps
5 49 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (13.45%) Firewall
6 48 (13.45%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (12.32%) Microsoft
8 42 (11.76%) Unix
8 42 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (11.48%) TCP/IP
10 39 (10.92%) LAN
11 38 (10.64%) Open Source
12 34 (9.52%) Java
13 33 (9.24%) WAN
13 33 (9.24%) Cisco
13 33 (9.24%) Migration
13 33 (9.24%) Case Management
14 32 (8.96%) Windows 10
14 32 (8.96%) Cyberattack
14 32 (8.96%) Patch Management
15 31 (8.68%) Office 365
16 30 (8.40%) VPN
16 30 (8.40%) ITIL
17 29 (8.12%) Network Monitoring
18 28 (7.84%) Vulnerability Management
18 28 (7.84%) Elastic Stack
18 28 (7.84%) AlienVault
18 28 (7.84%) VoIP
18 28 (7.84%) Splunk

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 20 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.04%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.80%) SAS
4 5 (1.40%) Confluence
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) IIS
5 4 (1.12%) Jetty
5 4 (1.12%) Mongrel
5 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.12%) nginx
5 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.28%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (8.68%) Office 365
3 27 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.12%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.84%) Boomi
6 3 (0.84%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.45%) Firewall
2 41 (11.48%) TCP/IP
3 39 (10.92%) LAN
4 33 (9.24%) WAN
5 30 (8.40%) VPN
6 28 (7.84%) VoIP
7 18 (5.04%) Skype
8 17 (4.76%) DNS
9 16 (4.48%) DHCP
10 15 (4.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (3.36%) HTTP
12 11 (3.08%) Wireless
13 9 (2.52%) SAN
14 8 (2.24%) Network Security
14 8 (2.24%) SSL
15 7 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.96%) WLAN
16 6 (1.68%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (1.68%) Cisco Wireless
16 6 (1.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.96%) Pentaho
4 6 (1.68%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.12%) MySQL
7 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.56%) DB2
8 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.08%) JIRA
3 10 (2.80%) Cucumber
3 10 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.80%) Selenium
4 9 (2.52%) JMeter
5 7 (1.96%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.68%) Mockito
7 5 (1.40%) JUnit
7 5 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.40%) Travis CI
7 5 (1.40%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.12%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.84%) Gatling
9 3 (0.84%) GitLab
10 2 (0.56%) MSI
10 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.28%) RStudio
11 1 (0.28%) Subversion
11 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (1.68%) Finance
1 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
2 5 (1.40%) Aerospace
2 5 (1.40%) Legal
3 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.28%) Automotive
5 1 (0.28%) Avionics
5 1 (0.28%) Billing
5 1 (0.28%) Electronics
5 1 (0.28%) Games
5 1 (0.28%) Law
5 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (15.41%) Analyst
2 30 (8.40%) Architect
2 30 (8.40%) Developer
3 25 (7.00%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.60%) Security Analyst
5 19 (5.32%) Consultant
6 17 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 13 (3.64%) Business Analyst
7 13 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (2.80%) Deskside Engineer
9 9 (2.52%) Exchange Engineer
9 9 (2.52%) Java Developer
9 9 (2.52%) Security Specialist
9 9 (2.52%) SOC Analyst
9 9 (2.52%) Technical Architect
10 8 (2.24%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (2.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 8 (2.24%) SIEM Analyst
10 8 (2.24%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.84%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (3.08%) Web Services
3 10 (2.80%) .NET
4 9 (2.52%) J2EE
5 8 (2.24%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.68%) Servlets
6 6 (1.68%) Spring
7 5 (1.40%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (1.40%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.40%) hapi
7 5 (1.40%) Node.js
7 5 (1.40%) React
7 5 (1.40%) REST
8 4 (1.12%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.12%) Dropwizard
8 4 (1.12%) LDAP
8 4 (1.12%) SOAP
8 4 (1.12%) WireMock
9 3 (0.84%) HTML
9 3 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.96%) Cyberattack
2 27 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.40%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.84%) Clustering
8 3 (0.84%) Tandem
9 2 (0.56%) CESG
9 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.28%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.28%) BYOD
10 1 (0.28%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (23.81%) Windows
2 57 (15.97%) Linux
3 42 (11.76%) Unix
4 32 (8.96%) Windows 10
5 17 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.68%) Solaris
7 5 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) SUSE
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.29%) DevOps
2 49 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (13.45%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (10.64%) Open Source
5 33 (9.24%) Case Management
5 33 (9.24%) Migration
6 32 (8.96%) Patch Management
7 30 (8.40%) ITIL
8 29 (8.12%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (7.84%) SIEM
9 28 (7.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 27 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (7.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (7.28%) Root Cause Analysis
12 24 (6.72%) Information Security
13 23 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.88%) Security Operations
15 19 (5.32%) Network Design
16 18 (5.04%) Security Monitoring
17 17 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.52%) Java
2 21 (5.88%) SQL
3 16 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.24%) Python
5 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.68%) Ruby
7 5 (1.40%) C#
8 4 (1.12%) ABAP
8 4 (1.12%) Groovy
9 3 (0.84%) C
9 3 (0.84%) Java 8
9 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.84%) Scala
10 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.56%) C++
10 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.56%) Perl
10 2 (0.56%) R
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 294 (82.35%) SC Cleared
2 22 (6.16%) Degree
3 18 (5.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.80%) CISSP
5 9 (2.52%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.68%) HND
7 6 (1.68%) SSCP
8 5 (1.40%) CCDP
8 5 (1.40%) CCNP
8 5 (1.40%) CLAS
8 5 (1.40%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.40%) HNC
8 5 (1.40%) SANS
9 4 (1.12%) CCNA
9 4 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.84%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.56%) CRISC
11 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.80%) SLA
2 7 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.68%) QA
4 5 (1.40%) GDPR
5 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.56%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.56%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.40%) Docker
3 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.12%) Xen
5 3 (0.84%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.28%) HDFS
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (6.72%) QRadar
2 12 (3.36%) SCCM
3 9 (2.52%) Puppet
4 8 (2.24%) Terraform
5 7 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (1.68%) Ansible
7 5 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.40%) HP UCMDB
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.56%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.56%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.28%) Grafana
11 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.24%) Cisco
3 28 (7.84%) AlienVault
3 28 (7.84%) Splunk
4 27 (7.56%) IBM
5 26 (7.28%) Apple
6 19 (5.32%) McAfee
7 18 (5.04%) SAP
8 14 (3.92%) VMware
9 12 (3.36%) IronPort
10 11 (3.08%) Oracle
11 10 (2.80%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.96%) Citrix
12 7 (1.96%) HP
12 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.96%) Symantec
12 7 (1.96%) Veritas
13 5 (1.40%) F5
13 5 (1.40%) Micro Focus
13 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto