The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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 Check (SC) Clearance
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 16 -
Rank change year-on-year -47 -  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.41% 4.00% -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.15% 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £272 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.73% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

SC 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 34 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 9.32% 34.00% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 7
Median daily rate £390 £315 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -38.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £297 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -40 4 £390 +43.38%
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Remedy
2 4 (40.00%) Law
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) BMC
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Commercial Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) ArchiMate
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) BMC
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) BT