Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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 Clearance
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 55 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 36.18% 35.77% 22.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 77.46% 81.67% 67.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 19
Preston median daily rate £463 £502 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +11.61% -6.74%
10th Percentile £400 £409 £318
90th Percentile £560 £548 £514
Lancashire median daily rate £441 £488 £433
% change year-on-year -9.49% +12.72% +14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £40.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% +70.21%
10th Percentile £37.88 £11.92 £29.44
90th Percentile £57.66 £47.50 £46.75
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.00%

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 Preston with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Preston
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 71 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 46.71% 43.80% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 31
Preston median daily rate £450 £490 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +12.00% -1.69%
10th Percentile £398 £390 £210
90th Percentile £555 £545 £513
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £475 £437
% change year-on-year -8.95% +8.63% +9.31%
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%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Preston

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Preston

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Preston over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Preston

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Preston

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Preston over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Preston region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 48 (87.27%) SC Cleared
2 36 (65.45%) Migration
3 20 (36.36%) AIX
3 20 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 15 (27.27%) Solaris
5 14 (25.45%) DNS
6 10 (18.18%) Clustering
7 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
7 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
7 8 (14.55%) Oracle
8 7 (12.73%) HPUX
8 7 (12.73%) IBM
8 7 (12.73%) Firewall
8 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
9 6 (10.91%) Identity Management
9 6 (10.91%) Linux
10 5 (9.09%) HACMP
10 5 (9.09%) iSeries
10 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
10 5 (9.09%) High Availability
10 5 (9.09%) PowerHA
10 5 (9.09%) GPFS
11 4 (7.27%) Middleware
11 4 (7.27%) N-Tier
11 4 (7.27%) Windows
12 3 (5.45%) Unix
12 3 (5.45%) UML
12 3 (5.45%) Finance
12 3 (5.45%) Change Management
12 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering

Security 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 (14.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Avionics
2 2 (3.64%) Military
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Architect
2 15 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Migration Architect
4 6 (10.91%) AIX Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (1.82%) Knowledge Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Migration Project Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Requirements Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (18.18%) Clustering
3 5 (9.09%) HACMP
3 5 (9.09%) iSeries
4 4 (7.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) AIX
2 15 (27.27%) Solaris
3 7 (12.73%) HPUX
4 6 (10.91%) Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows
6 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Migration
2 6 (10.91%) Identity Management
3 5 (9.09%) High Availability
3 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.45%) Change Management
4 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.45%) UML
5 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.64%) DevOps
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.64%) Information Architecture
5 2 (3.64%) Network Management
5 2 (3.64%) Prototyping
5 2 (3.64%) SDLC
5 2 (3.64%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.64%) Validation
6 1 (1.82%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (1.82%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (1.82%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C++
2 1 (1.82%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 48 (87.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) HND
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) GPFS
1 5 (9.09%) PowerHA
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
1 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.73%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) Cognos
4 1 (1.82%) IFS
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) VMware