Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 49 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 31.82% 29.63% 18.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.06% 66.67% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 16
Preston median daily rate £463 £502 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +5.74% -6.86%
10th Percentile £410 £409 £366
90th Percentile £562 £548 £618
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +81.82%
10th Percentile £37.35 £38.15 £33.76
90th Percentile £45.75 £46.85 £43.50
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +27.39%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Preston
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 46.75% 44.44% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 34
Preston median daily rate £450 £490 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +10.42% +1.14%
10th Percentile £399 £390 £239
90th Percentile £553 £545 £567
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -8.95% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Preston median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +39.03%
10th Percentile £24.00 £11.63 £28.31
90th Percentile £48.53 £49.85 £43.70
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +22.93%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Preston

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Preston

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Preston over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Preston

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Preston region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 49 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (73.47%) Migration
3 20 (40.82%) Data Centre
4 19 (38.78%) AIX
5 14 (28.57%) Solaris
6 13 (26.53%) DNS
7 10 (20.41%) Clustering
8 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
9 8 (16.33%) WebSphere
10 7 (14.29%) Firewall
10 7 (14.29%) IBM
10 7 (14.29%) Oracle
11 6 (12.24%) HPUX
11 6 (12.24%) Linux
11 6 (12.24%) Identity Management
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (10.20%) GPFS
12 5 (10.20%) High Availability
12 5 (10.20%) PowerHA
12 5 (10.20%) iSeries
12 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
12 5 (10.20%) HACMP
13 4 (8.16%) Windows
13 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
14 3 (6.12%) Unix
14 3 (6.12%) Middleware
14 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
14 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (6.12%) Puppet
15 2 (4.08%) Change Management

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 8 (16.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (2.04%) Avionics
1 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Architect
2 14 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Migration Architect
4 6 (12.24%) AIX Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Solaris Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Migration Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Migration Specialist
7 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Service Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.82%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.41%) Clustering
3 5 (10.20%) HACMP
3 5 (10.20%) iSeries
4 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) DataPower
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) AIX
2 14 (28.57%) Solaris
3 6 (12.24%) HPUX
3 6 (12.24%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (73.47%) Migration
2 6 (12.24%) Identity Management
3 5 (10.20%) High Availability
3 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.08%) Change Management
4 2 (4.08%) DevOps
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.08%) Information Architecture
4 2 (4.08%) Network Management
4 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.08%) UML
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL
5 1 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.04%) MODAF
5 1 (2.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) SOA
5 1 (2.04%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.04%) SysML
5 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) GPFS
1 5 (10.20%) PowerHA
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.29%) IBM
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.04%) IFS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft