Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 442 564 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.82% 8.26% 9.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.06% 44.51% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 350 445
North West median daily rate £408 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +7.14% +4.35%
10th Percentile £175 £306 £263
90th Percentile £546 £613 £575
England median daily rate £435 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 46
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.73% +65.87%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.15 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.50 £53.00 £58.38
England median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +50.00%

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 981 1267 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.37% 18.55% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 749 962
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £207 £225 £253
90th Percentile £550 £595 £572
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 58 109
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -13.99% +45.33%
10th Percentile £14.49 £12.14 £15.47
90th Percentile £51.20 £53.15 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Lancashire +6 125 £450 +6.51% 2
Manchester -14 112 £410 -13.68% 2
Cheshire -5 75 £325 -29.73% 1
Cumbria 0 60 £388 -21.72% 2
Merseyside -7 49 £335 -16.25%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 359 (81.22%) SC Cleared
2 83 (18.78%) Migration
3 81 (18.33%) Windows
4 57 (12.90%) SAP
5 55 (12.44%) Microsoft
6 48 (10.86%) Data Centre
7 46 (10.41%) ITIL
8 45 (10.18%) Active Directory
9 42 (9.50%) DNS
10 41 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (9.05%) Linux
12 32 (7.24%) SQL
12 32 (7.24%) Oracle
13 31 (7.01%) Java
13 31 (7.01%) Firewall
14 30 (6.79%) Solaris
15 29 (6.56%) AIX
16 26 (5.88%) DevOps
17 25 (5.66%) Cisco
17 25 (5.66%) SCCM
18 24 (5.43%) LAN
18 24 (5.43%) VMware
18 24 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (5.43%) Finance
19 23 (5.20%) ABAP
19 23 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
20 22 (4.98%) Windows 10
20 22 (4.98%) WAN
21 21 (4.75%) MS Exchange

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 21 (4.75%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.26%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.13%) Apache
7 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.68%) Mongoose
8 3 (0.68%) Site Server
9 2 (0.45%) Confluence
9 2 (0.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.45%) JBoss
9 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.26%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.68%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.23%) Maximo
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.07%) Office 365
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.90%) Google Drive
5 4 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.45%) Route 53
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.50%) DNS
2 31 (7.01%) Firewall
3 24 (5.43%) LAN
4 22 (4.98%) WAN
5 11 (2.49%) DHCP
5 11 (2.49%) MPLS
5 11 (2.49%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.04%) ADSL
6 9 (2.04%) ISDN
6 9 (2.04%) VoIP
7 8 (1.81%) VPN
8 7 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.36%) Skype
10 5 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.13%) SAN
10 5 (1.13%) Wireless
11 4 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.90%) Junos
11 4 (0.90%) NAS
11 4 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.52%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.17%) Redis
2 14 (3.17%) SAP BW
3 12 (2.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.26%) DB2
5 7 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 7 (1.58%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.36%) QlikView
7 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.90%) MySQL
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.68%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.62%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.17%) JIRA
3 13 (2.94%) GitLab
4 10 (2.26%) JUnit
5 8 (1.81%) Selenium
6 7 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.58%) JMeter
6 7 (1.58%) Mocha
7 6 (1.36%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.13%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.13%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.90%) Rational Robot
9 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.68%) Toad
11 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.45%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 24 (5.43%) Finance
2 3 (0.68%) Avionics
2 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (0.68%) Military
2 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
3 2 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.23%) Banking
4 1 (0.23%) Law
4 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (17.42%) Developer
2 54 (12.22%) Consultant
3 45 (10.18%) Architect
4 44 (9.95%) Analyst
5 28 (6.33%) SAP Consultant
6 25 (5.66%) Network Engineer
7 24 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 21 (4.75%) SAP Developer
9 18 (4.07%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (3.85%) Desktop Support
10 17 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.62%) DBA
12 15 (3.39%) Administrator
13 13 (2.94%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.49%) ABAP Developer
15 11 (2.49%) Migration Architect
15 11 (2.49%) Service Analyst
15 11 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
15 11 (2.49%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (3.85%) XML
3 14 (3.17%) Apache Camel
3 14 (3.17%) Apache CXF
3 14 (3.17%) Web Services
4 13 (2.94%) Node.js
5 11 (2.49%) Nunjucks
5 11 (2.49%) SAPUI5
6 10 (2.26%) RESTful
7 9 (2.04%) JSON
8 8 (1.81%) .NET
8 8 (1.81%) SAML
9 7 (1.58%) Express
10 6 (1.36%) Middleware
11 5 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
11 5 (1.13%) Software Packaging
11 5 (1.13%) WinForms
12 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.90%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.85%) Clustering
4 14 (3.17%) Replication
5 9 (2.04%) PKI
6 8 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.58%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.36%) HACMP
8 6 (1.36%) iSeries
9 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.13%) NHS
9 5 (1.13%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.13%) RIA
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 4 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.33%) Windows
2 40 (9.05%) Linux
3 30 (6.79%) Solaris
4 29 (6.56%) AIX
5 22 (4.98%) Windows 10
6 15 (3.39%) Unix
6 15 (3.39%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.94%) HPUX
8 12 (2.71%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.04%) Android
11 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.90%) CentOS
12 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.68%) zOS
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) Fedora
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.78%) Migration
2 46 (10.41%) ITIL
3 41 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (5.88%) DevOps
5 24 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (4.30%) Software Engineering
7 17 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (3.85%) Project Management
7 17 (3.85%) Service Management
8 16 (3.62%) Incident Management
9 15 (3.39%) Patch Management
10 13 (2.94%) Change Management
10 13 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (2.94%) PRINCE2
11 12 (2.71%) CRM
12 11 (2.49%) Data Protection
12 11 (2.49%) Test Automation
13 10 (2.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.24%) SQL
2 31 (7.01%) Java
3 23 (5.20%) ABAP
4 18 (4.07%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.04%) C#
6 6 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.13%) VB
7 5 (1.13%) VBScript
8 4 (0.90%) C++
8 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.90%) VB6
9 3 (0.68%) C
9 3 (0.68%) Perl
9 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.45%) Python
10 2 (0.45%) R
10 2 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) ES6
11 1 (0.23%) Lua
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 359 (81.22%) SC Cleared
2 18 (4.07%) CCNA
2 18 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (2.71%) Degree
5 8 (1.81%) CCNP
5 8 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.58%) CISSP
7 6 (1.36%) SANS
7 6 (1.36%) SSCP
8 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.90%) ISEB
9 4 (0.90%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.68%) CCIE
10 3 (0.68%) IIBA
11 2 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.45%) ECDL
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.26%) SLA
2 8 (1.81%) GPG13
3 7 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.90%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) GDPR
6 2 (0.45%) COBIT
6 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) GMP
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.58%) XenApp
6 6 (1.36%) GPFS
6 6 (1.36%) PowerHA
7 5 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.90%) vSphere
8 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.45%) Docker
10 2 (0.45%) XenServer
11 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (5.66%) SCCM
2 14 (3.17%) Ansible
3 12 (2.71%) Puppet
4 7 (1.58%) QRadar
5 6 (1.36%) Kibana
6 5 (1.13%) logstash
6 5 (1.13%) Nessus
6 5 (1.13%) Nexpose
6 5 (1.13%) Nmap
6 5 (1.13%) Terraform
7 4 (0.90%) SCOM
7 4 (0.90%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.45%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (0.45%) Grafana
9 2 (0.45%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.45%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (12.90%) SAP
2 55 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.24%) Oracle
4 25 (5.66%) Cisco
5 24 (5.43%) VMware
6 15 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.71%) Apple
8 12 (2.71%) IBM
9 11 (2.49%) Citrix
9 11 (2.49%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.26%) Juniper
11 7 (1.58%) Google
11 7 (1.58%) Siebel
11 7 (1.58%) Splunk
12 6 (1.36%) Capita
13 5 (1.13%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.13%) Intel
13 5 (1.13%) McAfee
13 5 (1.13%) Qualys