Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 497 493 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.14% 8.60% 9.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.53% 46.69% 44.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 249 387
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £203 £263 £311
90th Percentile £625 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 58 25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% -1.74% +0.67%
10th Percentile £14.26 £21.26 £16.84
90th Percentile £54.33 £55.75 £47.46
England median hourly rate £19.75 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -43.57% +20.69% -6.15%

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 1,116 1,056 1,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.27% 18.41% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 555 841
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £208 £237 £250
90th Percentile £587 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 62
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -2.52% +30.24%
10th Percentile £13.38 £15.25 £12.01
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £67.81
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.65% +5.67% +15.22%

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 16 August 2018.

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

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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 -5 125 £475 +11.76% 24
Lancashire 0 124 £450 - 9
Cheshire +9 90 £450 +24.14% 11
Cumbria 0 88 £456 +14.06% 7
Merseyside +4 49 £400 +0.50% 3
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 372 (74.85%) SC Cleared
2 94 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (14.08%) Windows
4 68 (13.68%) Linux
5 61 (12.27%) Oracle
6 59 (11.87%) ITIL
7 55 (11.07%) Microsoft
8 50 (10.06%) Active Directory
9 49 (9.86%) Migration
9 49 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (9.66%) DevOps
11 47 (9.46%) Project Management
12 46 (9.26%) SAP
13 44 (8.85%) Web Services
13 44 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (8.65%) Unix
15 39 (7.85%) SQL
15 39 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (7.65%) VMware
16 38 (7.65%) Firewall
17 34 (6.84%) SCCM
18 33 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (6.44%) Finance
20 30 (6.04%) Scrum
20 30 (6.04%) JavaScript
20 30 (6.04%) Cisco
20 30 (6.04%) SAN
20 30 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (5.63%) Windows Server
21 28 (5.63%) Java

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 (3.62%) WebLogic
2 17 (3.42%) IIS
2 17 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.02%) Apache
3 15 (3.02%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (2.21%) JBoss
5 11 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (2.01%) Tuxedo
7 8 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.80%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.80%) Confluence
9 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) SAP CO
1 9 (1.81%) SAP FI
1 9 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.61%) SAP HR
3 7 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.01%) SAP PM
5 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.60%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.43%) Office 365
4 11 (2.21%) SaaS
5 8 (1.61%) PaaS
6 7 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.40%) Boomi
10 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.40%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.20%) AtomSphere
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Slack
11 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.65%) Firewall
2 30 (6.04%) SAN
3 22 (4.43%) DNS
4 18 (3.62%) LAN
5 16 (3.22%) DMZ
6 14 (2.82%) Skype
6 14 (2.82%) VLAN
6 14 (2.82%) WAN
7 13 (2.62%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.01%) Internet
9 8 (1.61%) VoIP
10 7 (1.41%) MPLS
11 6 (1.21%) HTTP
12 5 (1.01%) FTP
12 5 (1.01%) SMTP
12 5 (1.01%) SSL
12 5 (1.01%) VPN
13 4 (0.80%) DHCP
13 4 (0.80%) SMS
13 4 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.22%) Big Data
3 14 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.41%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.01%) MySQL
8 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.80%) GIS
9 4 (0.80%) MS Access
10 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.40%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.41%) Artifactory
2 12 (2.41%) JIRA
3 10 (2.01%) JDeveloper
3 10 (2.01%) Maven
4 9 (1.81%) MSI
5 8 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.80%) Ant
7 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.80%) Selenium
7 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.60%) GitLab
9 2 (0.40%) Gradle
9 2 (0.40%) JUnit
10 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.20%) gulp
10 1 (0.20%) JMeter
10 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (6.44%) Finance
2 28 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.61%) Retail
3 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.01%) Military
5 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.40%) Law
6 2 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (17.30%) Architect
2 63 (12.68%) Developer
3 44 (8.85%) Analyst
4 37 (7.44%) Consultant
5 36 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.23%) Technical Architect
7 24 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (4.43%) Administrator
9 16 (3.22%) Business Analyst
9 16 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
11 13 (2.62%) Network Engineer
11 13 (2.62%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 12 (2.41%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.21%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.21%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.01%) ABAP Developer
14 10 (2.01%) Desktop Support
14 10 (2.01%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.85%) Web Services
2 25 (5.03%) Node.js
3 23 (4.63%) Spring
4 21 (4.23%) HTML
5 16 (3.22%) CSS
6 15 (3.02%) Middleware
7 14 (2.82%) XML
8 13 (2.62%) .NET
9 10 (2.01%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.01%) Express
9 10 (2.01%) HTML5
9 10 (2.01%) LDAP
10 8 (1.61%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.61%) J2EE
11 7 (1.41%) SAP Smart Forms
12 6 (1.21%) JSON
12 6 (1.21%) REST
12 6 (1.21%) RESTful
12 6 (1.21%) XSLT
13 5 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.02%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.41%) Clustering
7 7 (1.41%) PKI
8 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.80%) PMI
9 4 (0.80%) Robotics
10 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.60%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.60%) User Experience
11 2 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.08%) Windows
2 68 (13.68%) Linux
3 43 (8.65%) Unix
4 28 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.63%) AIX
6 21 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.62%) Solaris
8 12 (2.41%) Windows 2000
9 11 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 11 (2.21%) Windows NT
10 10 (2.01%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.81%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.61%) HPUX
13 5 (1.01%) CentOS
13 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.40%) Android
15 2 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.87%) ITIL
3 49 (9.86%) Migration
4 48 (9.66%) DevOps
5 47 (9.46%) Project Management
6 44 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (6.04%) Scrum
9 22 (4.43%) Change Management
10 19 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (3.82%) PRINCE2
11 17 (3.42%) Service Management
12 16 (3.22%) Software Engineering
13 15 (3.02%) Change Control
13 15 (3.02%) Configuration Management
14 14 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (2.62%) Business Analysis
15 13 (2.62%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (2.62%) SOA
16 12 (2.41%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.85%) SQL
2 30 (6.04%) JavaScript
3 28 (5.63%) Java
4 21 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 17 (3.42%) Python
6 14 (2.82%) Ruby
7 13 (2.62%) C#
8 12 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.21%) ABAP
10 10 (2.01%) Perl
11 7 (1.41%) SAPscript
12 6 (1.21%) C
13 5 (1.01%) Java 8
13 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.01%) VB
14 4 (0.80%) VBScript
15 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.60%) C++
15 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 372 (74.85%) SC Cleared
2 23 (4.63%) Degree
3 13 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.61%) MCSE
6 7 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.01%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.80%) CCNA
9 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.80%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.60%) CCNP
10 3 (0.60%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.60%) ISEB
10 3 (0.60%) MBA
10 3 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.01%) PMO
2 7 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.01%) GDPR
3 5 (1.01%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.20%) P3O
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.81%) Docker
4 9 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.21%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.21%) vSphere
7 3 (0.60%) XenApp
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (6.84%) SCCM
2 18 (3.62%) Puppet
3 10 (2.01%) CA Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.21%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.01%) Ansible
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.01%) Terraform
6 4 (0.80%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.60%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.40%) Kibana
8 2 (0.40%) logstash
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.40%) SCOM
8 2 (0.40%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 61 (12.27%) Oracle
2 55 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 46 (9.26%) SAP
4 38 (7.65%) VMware
5 30 (6.04%) Cisco
6 27 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 26 (5.23%) IBM
8 25 (5.03%) EMC
9 16 (3.22%) HP
9 16 (3.22%) Sun
10 12 (2.41%) Capita
10 12 (2.41%) NetApp
11 11 (2.21%) Hitachi
12 10 (2.01%) CA
12 10 (2.01%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.81%) Citrix
14 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.21%) Bomgar
15 6 (1.21%) Ivanti
15 6 (1.21%) SolarWinds