The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 82 96 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.90% 13.75% 13.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.95% 40.68% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 58 38
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £21.08
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 - £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 - £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 236 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.76% 33.81% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 157 77
Median daily rate £360 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Tyne and Wear

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Tyne and Wear

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Tyne and Wear

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 79 £380 +6.66% 6
Gateshead - 1 £450 -
Jarrow - 1 £263 -
SC Cleared
North East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 268 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 117 (43.66%) Windows
3 82 (30.60%) Windows Server
4 81 (30.22%) Linux
4 81 (30.22%) ITIL
5 78 (29.10%) HP
6 75 (27.99%) Active Directory
7 65 (24.25%) Unix
8 62 (23.13%) Microsoft
9 48 (17.91%) Cisco
10 45 (16.79%) SQL
11 44 (16.42%) DNS
12 42 (15.67%) TCP/IP
13 41 (15.30%) Oracle
13 41 (15.30%) Migration
14 40 (14.93%) PowerShell
15 38 (14.18%) F5
16 37 (13.81%) Change Control
16 37 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 37 (13.81%) Red Hat
17 36 (13.43%) DHCP
18 35 (13.06%) WebLogic
18 35 (13.06%) Firewall
19 34 (12.69%) VMware
20 32 (11.94%) SCCM
21 31 (11.57%) DevOps
21 31 (11.57%) LAN
21 31 (11.57%) MS Excel
22 30 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 29 (10.82%) HP SiteScope

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 35 (13.06%) WebLogic
2 16 (5.97%) Confluence
3 15 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.60%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.48%) Oracle Application Server
5 11 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.10%) JBoss
5 11 (4.10%) MS Exchange
5 11 (4.10%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.73%) Apache
6 10 (3.73%) iPlanet
7 9 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.61%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (2.24%) CMS
11 4 (1.49%) SAS
11 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.12%) Drupal
13 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.84%) Office 365
3 19 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.48%) Trello
5 6 (2.24%) SaaS
6 3 (1.12%) HP Helion
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.42%) DNS
2 42 (15.67%) TCP/IP
3 36 (13.43%) DHCP
4 35 (13.06%) Firewall
5 31 (11.57%) LAN
6 28 (10.45%) WAN
7 20 (7.46%) Wireless
8 13 (4.85%) BIG-IP
8 13 (4.85%) Internet
9 12 (4.48%) Skype
10 9 (3.36%) Intranet
11 8 (2.99%) SAN
12 4 (1.49%) 3G
12 4 (1.49%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.49%) Network Security
12 4 (1.49%) SMS
12 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.12%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.21%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.61%) BODI
5 6 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.24%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.12%) DB2
8 2 (0.75%) Big Data
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.37%) Ingres
9 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (7.09%) Jenkins
4 14 (5.22%) JIRA
5 12 (4.48%) GitLab
6 7 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.12%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.12%) MSI
8 2 (0.75%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.37%) Log4j
9 1 (0.37%) NMock
9 1 (0.37%) WiX
General
1 8 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 5 (1.87%) Finance
3 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (13.06%) Support Engineer
2 27 (10.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (9.70%) Architect
4 24 (8.96%) Network Engineer
5 15 (5.60%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (5.22%) Developer
7 12 (4.48%) Migration Engineer
8 10 (3.73%) Consultant
8 10 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (3.36%) Messaging Engineer
9 9 (3.36%) Unix Engineer
10 8 (2.99%) Service Architect
11 7 (2.61%) Backup Engineer
11 7 (2.61%) Desktop Support
11 7 (2.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (2.61%) Messaging Support
12 6 (2.24%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.09%) Software Packaging
2 12 (4.48%) J2EE
3 8 (2.99%) .NET
4 7 (2.61%) Middleware
4 7 (2.61%) XML
5 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) jQuery
6 3 (1.12%) Web Services
7 2 (0.75%) Laravel
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.37%) JDBC
8 1 (0.37%) JSF
8 1 (0.37%) REST
8 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.37%) SOAP
8 1 (0.37%) Wayland
8 1 (0.37%) XSL
8 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.21%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.73%) Clustering
4 10 (3.73%) Private Cloud
5 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.61%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.24%) Replication
8 5 (1.87%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.87%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.12%) PKI
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.75%) Tandem
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 117 (43.66%) Windows
2 82 (30.60%) Windows Server
3 81 (30.22%) Linux
4 65 (24.25%) Unix
5 30 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (9.33%) Windows 7
8 23 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (6.72%) Solaris
10 10 (3.73%) AIX
11 9 (3.36%) HPUX
12 6 (2.24%) Android
12 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.24%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.24%) zOS
13 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.75%) SUSE
15 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (30.22%) ITIL
2 41 (15.30%) Migration
3 37 (13.81%) Change Control
4 31 (11.57%) DevOps
5 27 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (9.33%) Network Design
7 23 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (8.58%) ITSM
8 19 (7.09%) Open Source
9 18 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 18 (6.72%) Service Management
10 17 (6.34%) Server Monitoring
10 17 (6.34%) Service Delivery
10 17 (6.34%) Software Delivery
11 16 (5.97%) Change Management
12 14 (5.22%) Problem Management
13 13 (4.85%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (4.48%) High Availability
14 12 (4.48%) Incident Management
14 12 (4.48%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.79%) SQL
2 40 (14.93%) PowerShell
3 26 (9.70%) VB
4 23 (8.58%) Perl
4 23 (8.58%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.36%) Java
5 9 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.61%) C
7 6 (2.24%) VBScript
8 4 (1.49%) C#
9 3 (1.12%) PHP
9 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) Jython
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) Python
10 1 (0.37%) REXX
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 268 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (7.46%) CCNP
5 19 (7.09%) Degree
5 19 (7.09%) JNCIA
6 18 (6.72%) CCIE
6 18 (6.72%) CCSA
6 18 (6.72%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.97%) CCDP
7 16 (5.97%) CCIP
7 16 (5.97%) CCSE
7 16 (5.97%) JNCIE
8 10 (3.73%) HP ASE
8 10 (3.73%) HP MASE
9 8 (2.99%) MCSE
9 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.12%) CCNA
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) PMO
3 3 (1.12%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (27.99%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.09%) XenApp
4 15 (5.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (4.85%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (2.24%) Firmware
8 5 (1.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.49%) XenServer
10 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.37%) KVM
11 1 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (11.94%) SCCM
2 29 (10.82%) HP SiteScope
3 22 (8.21%) Ansible
4 17 (6.34%) FortiGate
5 15 (5.60%) Dollar Universe
5 15 (5.60%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (1.87%) Control-M
8 5 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.49%) Puppet
10 2 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.75%) MOM
10 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.75%) WMI
10 2 (0.75%) WSUS
11 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 78 (29.10%) HP
2 62 (23.13%) Microsoft
3 48 (17.91%) Cisco
4 41 (15.30%) Oracle
5 38 (14.18%) F5
6 37 (13.81%) Red Hat
7 34 (12.69%) VMware
8 22 (8.21%) TIBCO
9 21 (7.84%) CheckPoint
10 20 (7.46%) Riverbed
11 19 (7.09%) Fortinet
11 19 (7.09%) Juniper
12 15 (5.60%) Atlassian
12 15 (5.60%) Citrix
13 13 (4.85%) AppSense
13 13 (4.85%) Aruba
14 11 (4.10%) Sun
15 10 (3.73%) CA
15 10 (3.73%) Veritas
16 9 (3.36%) EMC