Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 126 191 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.52% 14.04% 17.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.72% 47.28% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 119 180
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +11.11% -7.20%
10th Percentile £204 £202 £225
90th Percentile £463 £488 £450
North East median daily rate £300 £350 £318
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.24% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 11
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +33.04% +73.27%
10th Percentile £35.75 £26.95 £25.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £55.18 £48.75
North East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% +33.04% +73.27%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 334 404 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 33.20% 29.71% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 254 376
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +13.28% -5.73%
10th Percentile £255 £204 £225
90th Percentile £549 £550 £481
North East median daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -3.57% +9.38% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 43 28
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +21.28% +53.21%
10th Percentile £8.38 £13.20 £14.60
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.00 £28.83
North East median hourly rate £29.50 £27.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +9.26% +36.71% +22.22%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 124 £300 -14.29% 12
Hebburn - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
North East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (57.14%) Windows
3 55 (43.65%) Windows Server
4 53 (42.06%) ITIL
5 52 (41.27%) Citrix
6 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 45 (35.71%) DNS
6 45 (35.71%) DHCP
6 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (32.54%) Microsoft
8 40 (31.75%) XenApp
9 38 (30.16%) VMware
10 34 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (26.19%) HP
11 33 (26.19%) SAP
12 32 (25.40%) Ivanti
12 32 (25.40%) XenDesktop
13 29 (23.02%) Project Management
14 28 (22.22%) PowerShell
15 27 (21.43%) Service Delivery
16 26 (20.63%) NetScaler
17 25 (19.84%) Degree
18 23 (18.25%) SQL
19 22 (17.46%) Linux
19 22 (17.46%) Management Information System
19 22 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
19 22 (17.46%) vSphere
19 22 (17.46%) Computer Science Degree
20 21 (16.67%) Business Continuity

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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 21 (16.67%) IIS
2 11 (8.73%) WebLogic
2 11 (8.73%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.94%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.97%) FileNet
6 5 (3.97%) JBoss
6 5 (3.97%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.17%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.59%) TPMS
9 1 (0.79%) nginx
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.79%) SAS
9 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.56%) Datadog
4 5 (3.97%) IaaS
4 5 (3.97%) PaaS
4 5 (3.97%) SaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Office 365
6 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (35.71%) DHCP
1 45 (35.71%) DNS
2 26 (20.63%) NetScaler
3 21 (16.67%) SAN
4 7 (5.56%) SSL
5 6 (4.76%) 3G
5 6 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.97%) Network Security
7 4 (3.17%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.38%) VSAN
9 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.59%) SMS
10 1 (0.79%) Firewall
10 1 (0.79%) HTTP
10 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.79%) NAS
10 1 (0.79%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.59%) OLTP
4 2 (1.59%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) MS Access
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) Gradle
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Maven
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (2.38%) Legal
2 2 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Mobility Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Operational Support Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Operations Support Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Service Transition Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 6 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.97%) ISPF
4 4 (3.17%) LDAP
4 4 (3.17%) XML
5 2 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (1.59%) HTML
5 2 (1.59%) Middleware
5 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.59%) WinForms
6 1 (0.79%) .NET
6 1 (0.79%) Ajax
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.79%) J2EE
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.79%) React
6 1 (0.79%) Spring
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
1 22 (17.46%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.73%) PKI
4 7 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 6 (4.76%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.97%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.97%) VSAM
7 4 (3.17%) DataPower
7 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.38%) CMDB
9 2 (1.59%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.59%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.59%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (1.59%) SCADA
9 2 (1.59%) User Experience
10 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (57.14%) Windows
2 55 (43.65%) Windows Server
3 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (17.46%) Linux
4 22 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (13.49%) Unix
6 11 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (7.94%) Android
7 10 (7.94%) Apple iOS
7 10 (7.94%) VME
7 10 (7.94%) Windows Phone
7 10 (7.94%) Windows Phone 8
8 9 (7.14%) AIX
8 9 (7.14%) MVS
9 7 (5.56%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.76%) Solaris
10 6 (4.76%) VMS
10 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.97%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) ITIL
2 29 (23.02%) Project Management
3 27 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 21 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 19 (15.08%) Service Management
6 17 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.90%) Change Management
7 15 (11.90%) DevOps
8 14 (11.11%) Open Source
9 13 (10.32%) Configuration Management
9 13 (10.32%) ITIL V3
10 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
11 11 (8.73%) Content Management
11 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.14%) Migration
13 8 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.35%) Release Management
13 8 (6.35%) Risk Management
14 7 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 23 (18.25%) SQL
3 15 (11.90%) C
4 14 (11.11%) Java
5 12 (9.52%) Perl
6 11 (8.73%) Python
7 9 (7.14%) C++
8 8 (6.35%) Ruby
8 8 (6.35%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.56%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.97%) JCL
11 4 (3.17%) C#
12 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.38%) VBA
13 2 (1.59%) COBOL
14 1 (0.79%) Groovy
14 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.79%) VB
14 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.84%) Degree
3 22 (17.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.79%) CISMP
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) CITP
8 1 (0.79%) CRISC
8 1 (0.79%) IISP
8 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.79%) MBCS
8 1 (0.79%) SANS
8 1 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (31.75%) XenApp
3 34 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (25.40%) XenDesktop
5 22 (17.46%) vSphere
6 11 (8.73%) XenServer
7 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.97%) Docker
8 5 (3.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (3.97%) RACF
8 5 (3.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (3.17%) Firmware
10 3 (2.38%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) Puppet
2 11 (8.73%) XenMobile
3 10 (7.94%) AirWatch
3 10 (7.94%) SAP Afaria
4 9 (7.14%) Ansible
5 8 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.56%) Nagios
6 7 (5.56%) SCCM
7 5 (3.97%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.97%) Tivoli
7 5 (3.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 4 (3.17%) Forum Sentry
8 4 (3.17%) Packer
8 4 (3.17%) PowerCLI
8 4 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (3.17%) Terraform
9 3 (2.38%) SafeCom
9 3 (2.38%) vRealize
10 2 (1.59%) PureDisk
10 2 (1.59%) Simpana
Vendors
1 52 (41.27%) Citrix
2 41 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 38 (30.16%) VMware
4 33 (26.19%) HP
4 33 (26.19%) SAP
5 32 (25.40%) Ivanti
6 13 (10.32%) Oracle
7 12 (9.52%) IBM
8 11 (8.73%) McAfee
9 10 (7.94%) Apple
9 10 (7.94%) Axway
9 10 (7.94%) Red Hat
10 8 (6.35%) ThinPrint
11 7 (5.56%) New Relic
11 7 (5.56%) ServiceNow
11 7 (5.56%) Splunk
12 5 (3.97%) BMC
12 5 (3.97%) Informatica
12 5 (3.97%) Siebel
12 5 (3.97%) Sun