Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 263 555 505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 13.10% 10.34% 8.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.44% 49.33% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 352 316
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £189 £150 £256
90th Percentile £609 £600 £613
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.87 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.07% +5.34% -17.65%
10th Percentile £16.27 £17.50 £16.08
90th Percentile £79.38 £51.00 £52.78
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £32.11
% change year-on-year -16.67% +30.82% +7.92%

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 466 1,125 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.21% 20.95% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 663 668
Median daily rate £450 £449 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.22% +10.86% +1.25%
10th Percentile £181 £180 £225
90th Percentile £611 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 87 113
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.83 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.45% -7.48% -27.50%
10th Percentile £14.83 £13.02 £14.26
90th Percentile £78.88 £56.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +42.00% -2.69%

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

Security Cleared
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 29 October 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

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 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
Manchester +9 96 £432 -4.00% 16
Cumbria 0 41 £463 +8.82% 3
Lancashire +2 40 £500 +8.70% 4
Merseyside +6 37 £425 -15.00% 1
Cheshire +15 31 £600 +71.43% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 212 (80.61%) SC Cleared
2 64 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (16.35%) Microsoft
4 42 (15.97%) Azure
5 41 (15.59%) Oracle
6 40 (15.21%) DevOps
6 40 (15.21%) Public Sector
7 38 (14.45%) AWS
8 34 (12.93%) Migration
9 32 (12.17%) Windows
10 31 (11.79%) Git (software)
10 31 (11.79%) Cloudera
11 29 (11.03%) Jenkins
11 29 (11.03%) Hadoop
12 27 (10.27%) Java
12 27 (10.27%) Unit Testing
12 27 (10.27%) Windows 10
13 26 (9.89%) JavaScript
14 25 (9.51%) Relational Database
14 25 (9.51%) Test Automation
15 24 (9.13%) Scrum
16 23 (8.75%) MySQL
16 23 (8.75%) Linux
16 23 (8.75%) Docker
17 21 (7.98%) Ansible
18 20 (7.60%) Oracle Database
18 20 (7.60%) SQL
18 20 (7.60%) Active Directory
18 20 (7.60%) Strategic Roadmap
19 19 (7.22%) Kubernetes

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 15 (5.70%) Apache
2 10 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.52%) Confluence
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.14%) Mendix
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.38%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.70%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (5.32%) Teamcenter
2 12 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (4.18%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (3.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.76%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.38%) assyst
7 1 (0.38%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.97%) Azure
2 38 (14.45%) AWS
3 16 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (5.70%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.66%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.28%) npm
6 6 (2.28%) Office 365
6 6 (2.28%) Yarn
7 5 (1.90%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.52%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.14%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.94%) Firewall
2 10 (3.80%) Network Security
3 7 (2.66%) DNS
4 5 (1.90%) LAN
5 4 (1.52%) WAN
6 3 (1.14%) Broadband
6 3 (1.14%) Converged Networks
6 3 (1.14%) SAN
6 3 (1.14%) VPN
7 2 (0.76%) DHCP
7 2 (0.76%) Skype
8 1 (0.38%) ATM
8 1 (0.38%) DMZ
8 1 (0.38%) FTP
8 1 (0.38%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) SMS
8 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.38%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.38%) Wireless
8 1 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.03%) Hadoop
2 25 (9.51%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.75%) MySQL
4 20 (7.60%) Oracle Database
5 19 (7.22%) Pentaho
6 18 (6.84%) Apache Hive
7 15 (5.70%) Impala
8 14 (5.32%) SQL Server
9 10 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (3.42%) Big Data
10 9 (3.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (2.28%) Power BI
12 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.76%) HBase
13 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.76%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.76%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 31 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.03%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.08%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.32%) Selenium
5 10 (3.80%) eggPlant
5 10 (3.80%) GitLab
6 9 (3.42%) Toad
7 5 (1.90%) Grunt
7 5 (1.90%) gulp
7 5 (1.90%) Jasmine
7 5 (1.90%) JIRA
7 5 (1.90%) JMeter
7 5 (1.90%) Mocha
7 5 (1.90%) Subversion
8 3 (1.14%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.76%) JUnit
9 2 (0.76%) Maven
10 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (15.21%) Public Sector
2 17 (6.46%) Law
3 14 (5.32%) Finance
4 6 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.52%) Police
6 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (19.01%) Developer
2 32 (12.17%) Architect
3 28 (10.65%) Consultant
4 18 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (5.70%) Administrator
6 12 (4.56%) Analyst
6 12 (4.56%) DBA
6 12 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.18%) Cloud Administrator
7 11 (4.18%) Network Engineer
7 11 (4.18%) Oracle DBA
7 11 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (3.80%) Pentaho Developer
9 9 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (3.42%) Test Consultant
10 8 (3.04%) DevOps Administrator
10 8 (3.04%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.04%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (2.28%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.46%) Node.js
2 15 (5.70%) HTML
3 13 (4.94%) CSS
4 11 (4.18%) SAML
5 10 (3.80%) HTML5
6 9 (3.42%) .NET
6 9 (3.42%) React
7 7 (2.66%) jQuery
7 7 (2.66%) YAML
8 6 (2.28%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.28%) Sass
8 6 (2.28%) Spring
9 5 (1.90%) Kafka
9 5 (1.90%) Mustache
10 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.52%) CGI
10 4 (1.52%) REST
10 4 (1.52%) Spring Boot
11 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.70%) User Experience
2 10 (3.80%) Smartcard
3 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.52%) CESG
4 4 (1.52%) SCADA
5 2 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.38%) Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) CMDB
6 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.17%) Windows
2 27 (10.27%) Windows 10
3 23 (8.75%) Linux
4 11 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.18%) Unix
5 10 (3.80%) AIX
5 10 (3.80%) Solaris
6 8 (3.04%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.66%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.14%) Android
9 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (15.21%) DevOps
3 34 (12.93%) Migration
4 27 (10.27%) Unit Testing
5 25 (9.51%) Test Automation
6 24 (9.13%) Scrum
7 20 (7.60%) Strategic Roadmap
8 17 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (6.46%) Data Migration
8 17 (6.46%) ETL
9 15 (5.70%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.70%) Data Acquisition
9 15 (5.70%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (5.70%) TDD
10 14 (5.32%) BDD
10 14 (5.32%) Data Integration
10 14 (5.32%) Front End Development
10 14 (5.32%) Release Management
11 13 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.94%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.27%) Java
2 26 (9.89%) JavaScript
3 20 (7.60%) SQL
4 16 (6.08%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.94%) C#
6 11 (4.18%) Python
7 10 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.42%) VB
9 5 (1.90%) ES6
10 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.52%) C
10 4 (1.52%) C++
10 4 (1.52%) Java 8
11 3 (1.14%) R
12 2 (0.76%) Ruby
12 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) Ada
13 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 212 (80.61%) SC Cleared
2 13 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (4.18%) ISEB
3 11 (4.18%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.42%) CESG Certified Professional
4 9 (3.42%) Degree
5 8 (3.04%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.52%) CISSP
8 3 (1.14%) CCNA
8 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.76%) CCNP
10 1 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.38%) MCITP
10 1 (0.38%) MCP
10 1 (0.38%) MCSA
10 1 (0.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.38%) MCTS
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.80%) NCSC
2 7 (2.66%) WCAG
3 5 (1.90%) QA
4 4 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.52%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.52%) RMADS
5 3 (1.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) GMP
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (8.75%) Docker
2 20 (7.60%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.70%) HDFS
4 11 (4.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.38%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.38%) NFS
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.98%) Ansible
2 19 (7.22%) Kubernetes
3 17 (6.46%) SCCM
4 14 (5.32%) Terraform
5 11 (4.18%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.90%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.90%) Puppet
8 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.76%) WSUS
10 1 (0.38%) CASB
10 1 (0.38%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.38%) logstash
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Netcool
10 1 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.59%) Oracle
3 31 (11.79%) Cloudera
4 17 (6.46%) SAP
5 11 (4.18%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.80%) Cisco
7 9 (3.42%) PeopleSoft
7 9 (3.42%) Sun
8 7 (2.66%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.90%) IBM
10 3 (1.14%) Trend Micro
11 2 (0.76%) Citrix
11 2 (0.76%) Splunk
11 2 (0.76%) VMware
12 1 (0.38%) Ariba
12 1 (0.38%) BT
12 1 (0.38%) HP
12 1 (0.38%) Informatica
12 1 (0.38%) Juniper
12 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy