Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 485 460 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.25% 8.20% 8.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.50% 47.47% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 251 363
North West median daily rate £450 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £175 £307
90th Percentile £620 £550 £623
England median daily rate £458 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +6.40% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +40.89%
10th Percentile £15.88 £17.94 £10.01
90th Percentile £52.40 £61.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £31.07 £30.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +3.57% +0.84% +7.21%

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 1,115 969 1,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.97% 17.27% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 549 812
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.04% +5.31%
10th Percentile £220 £211 £248
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 79 60
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +52.38% -12.31%
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £55.50 £53.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 139 £438 +2.94% 33
Lancashire -1 116 £463 +2.78% 15
Cheshire 0 100 £430 +32.31% 16
Cumbria 0 79 £406 +1.56% 5
Merseyside -5 33 £475 +22.98% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 353 (72.78%) SC Cleared
2 80 (16.49%) Windows
3 78 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 64 (13.20%) Linux
6 57 (11.75%) Microsoft
7 55 (11.34%) Migration
8 53 (10.93%) Firewall
9 52 (10.72%) Oracle
10 49 (10.10%) SQL
11 47 (9.69%) SAP
11 47 (9.69%) DevOps
11 47 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (9.28%) Office 365
13 42 (8.66%) Cisco
14 40 (8.25%) Active Directory
14 40 (8.25%) VMware
14 40 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (8.04%) ITIL
16 35 (7.22%) Project Management
16 35 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (7.22%) Windows Server
17 34 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (7.01%) Unix
18 33 (6.80%) Git (software)
19 31 (6.39%) JavaScript
20 30 (6.19%) Degree
20 30 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (5.98%) Puppet
22 28 (5.77%) Web Services

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 17 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 17 (3.51%) Skype for Business
2 14 (2.89%) Tuxedo
3 8 (1.65%) Apache
3 8 (1.65%) IIS
3 8 (1.65%) JBoss
3 8 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.44%) ArcGIS
4 7 (1.44%) Confluence
4 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (0.62%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.03%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.03%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.03%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.82%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.28%) Office 365
3 40 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.09%) PaaS
5 12 (2.47%) SaaS
6 8 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.65%) IaaS
7 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.41%) Slack
10 1 (0.21%) AtomSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Boomi
10 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (10.93%) Firewall
2 25 (5.15%) SAN
3 22 (4.54%) LAN
4 20 (4.12%) DNS
5 18 (3.71%) WAN
6 16 (3.30%) Skype
7 15 (3.09%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.47%) VPN
9 11 (2.27%) DMZ
10 10 (2.06%) VLAN
11 9 (1.86%) DHCP
11 9 (1.86%) VoIP
11 9 (1.86%) Wireless
12 7 (1.44%) MPLS
13 5 (1.03%) Network Security
13 5 (1.03%) SMTP
14 4 (0.82%) BGP
14 4 (0.82%) Cisco Wireless
14 4 (0.82%) Internet
14 4 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.47%) Big Data
4 11 (2.27%) DB2
4 11 (2.27%) MySQL
5 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.44%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.82%) GIS
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.62%) Ingres
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 33 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.92%) Artifactory
3 13 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.47%) JIRA
5 11 (2.27%) MSI
6 8 (1.65%) JDeveloper
6 8 (1.65%) Maven
7 6 (1.24%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.82%) Ant
9 4 (0.82%) GitLab
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.82%) Selenium
10 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.21%) gulp
11 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (4.95%) Finance
2 21 (4.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.65%) Marketing
4 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.03%) Military
4 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Law
6 1 (0.21%) Legal
6 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (18.76%) Architect
2 74 (15.26%) Developer
3 48 (9.90%) Analyst
4 27 (5.57%) Consultant
4 27 (5.57%) Technical Architect
5 25 (5.15%) Project Manager
6 23 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (4.33%) Administrator
9 18 (3.71%) Business Analyst
9 18 (3.71%) Network Engineer
10 16 (3.30%) SAP Developer
11 14 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
14 11 (2.27%) Server Engineer
14 11 (2.27%) Service Analyst
14 11 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
15 10 (2.06%) Deployment Engineer
15 10 (2.06%) SAPUI5 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.77%) Web Services
2 25 (5.15%) HTML
3 23 (4.74%) Node.js
4 21 (4.33%) Spring
5 20 (4.12%) CSS
6 19 (3.92%) Middleware
7 18 (3.71%) HTML5
8 14 (2.89%) .NET
9 13 (2.68%) REST
10 11 (2.27%) ASP.NET
11 10 (2.06%) SAPUI5
11 10 (2.06%) XML
12 8 (1.65%) Express
13 7 (1.44%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.24%) LDAP
14 6 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.24%) RESTful
15 5 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
15 5 (1.03%) MEAN Stack
16 4 (0.82%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.89%) Public Cloud
5 8 (1.65%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.24%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.24%) Replication
8 5 (1.03%) PKI
9 4 (0.82%) CMDB
10 3 (0.62%) Clustering
10 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.41%) NHS
11 2 (0.41%) PMI
11 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.49%) Windows
2 64 (13.20%) Linux
3 35 (7.22%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.01%) Unix
5 19 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 17 (3.51%) AIX
6 17 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.68%) Solaris
8 12 (2.47%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.65%) CentOS
10 7 (1.44%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 7 (1.44%) Windows NT
11 6 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.82%) HPUX
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.41%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (11.34%) Migration
3 47 (9.69%) DevOps
4 39 (8.04%) ITIL
5 35 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (7.22%) Project Management
6 34 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (5.15%) Network Design
8 25 (5.15%) Scrum
9 22 (4.54%) PRINCE2
10 20 (4.12%) Continuous Deployment
10 20 (4.12%) Risk Management
11 19 (3.92%) Change Control
11 19 (3.92%) Change Management
12 18 (3.71%) ETL
12 18 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (3.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (3.09%) Data Analysis
13 15 (3.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.10%) SQL
2 31 (6.39%) JavaScript
3 27 (5.57%) Java
4 26 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.95%) Python
6 19 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.71%) Ruby
8 14 (2.89%) C#
8 14 (2.89%) Perl
9 10 (2.06%) COBOL
10 9 (1.86%) C
11 6 (1.24%) ABAP
12 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.82%) Java 8
12 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.62%) C++
13 3 (0.62%) Groovy
13 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.41%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 353 (72.78%) SC Cleared
2 30 (6.19%) Degree
3 11 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.65%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.03%) CCNP
7 5 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.03%) MBA
8 4 (0.82%) CCNA
8 4 (0.82%) CISSP
8 4 (0.82%) MCSE
8 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.82%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.41%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.06%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.86%) QA
3 8 (1.65%) SLA
4 6 (1.24%) PMO
5 5 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.41%) RMADS
9 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.21%) P3O
9 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.86%) Docker
4 9 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (5.98%) Puppet
2 27 (5.57%) SCCM
3 13 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.27%) Ansible
5 10 (2.06%) Terraform
6 5 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.62%) Packer
8 3 (0.62%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.41%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.41%) Kibana
9 2 (0.41%) logstash
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.72%) Oracle
3 47 (9.69%) SAP
4 42 (8.66%) Cisco
5 40 (8.25%) VMware
6 23 (4.74%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.09%) EMC
8 13 (2.68%) IBM
9 11 (2.27%) HP
9 11 (2.27%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.27%) Sun
10 9 (1.86%) Citrix
11 7 (1.44%) Hitachi
12 6 (1.24%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.03%) CA
13 5 (1.03%) NetApp
14 4 (0.82%) AlienVault
14 4 (0.82%) ESRI
14 4 (0.82%) Ivanti
14 4 (0.82%) Meraki