The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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 Clearance
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 99 616 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.65% 43.78% 17.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.44% 71.63% 58.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 420 64
Median daily rate £328 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.45% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 42 7
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +3.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £26.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £36.00 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% +0.47%  

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 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 149 860 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 38.60% 61.12% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 581 101
Median daily rate £350 £308 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 62 12
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear

Security 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 Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear

Security 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 Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Tyne and Wear

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 98 £325 +4.83% 20
Gateshead - 1 £350 -
Security Cleared
North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 144 (69.90%) SC Cleared
2 77 (37.38%) Windows
3 74 (35.92%) ITIL
4 59 (28.64%) Linux
4 59 (28.64%) Active Directory
5 57 (27.67%) HP
6 52 (25.24%) Microsoft
6 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
7 45 (21.84%) Cisco
8 41 (19.90%) Unix
8 41 (19.90%) Migration
9 38 (18.45%) Oracle
10 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 36 (17.48%) DevOps
12 34 (16.50%) Red Hat
12 34 (16.50%) Firewall
13 33 (16.02%) Service Management
13 33 (16.02%) LAN
13 33 (16.02%) F5
14 32 (15.53%) WebLogic
15 31 (15.05%) WAN
16 28 (13.59%) PowerShell
17 27 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (12.14%) CheckPoint
19 24 (11.65%) Network Design
19 24 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.65%) Fortinet
19 24 (11.65%) Ansible
19 24 (11.65%) Sonatype Nexus
20 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills

Security 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 32 (15.53%) WebLogic
2 21 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.74%) MS Exchange
3 18 (8.74%) Skype for Business
4 17 (8.25%) Confluence
5 13 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (4.37%) JBoss
6 9 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
6 9 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (4.37%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.88%) Apache
7 8 (3.88%) iPlanet
7 8 (3.88%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) Documentum
9 1 (0.49%) SAS
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.49%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.17%) Office 365
3 21 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.80%) Trello
5 2 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.50%) Firewall
2 33 (16.02%) LAN
3 31 (15.05%) WAN
4 22 (10.68%) Wireless
5 20 (9.71%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.74%) DHCP
6 18 (8.74%) DNS
7 16 (7.77%) Skype
8 15 (7.28%) BIG-IP
9 10 (4.85%) SAN
10 9 (4.37%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.94%) Network Security
11 4 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.46%) VLAN
13 2 (0.97%) 3G
13 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.97%) Cisco Wireless
13 2 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.71%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (3.88%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.97%) BODI
5 2 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.49%) Power BI
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (11.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 23 (11.17%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.19%) Git (software)
4 16 (7.77%) JIRA
5 14 (6.80%) GitLab
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.49%) MSI
7 1 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.91%) Military
3 5 (2.43%) Finance
4 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (14.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (11.65%) Network Engineer
3 22 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (6.80%) Architect
6 11 (5.34%) Administrator
6 11 (5.34%) Consultant
6 11 (5.34%) Messaging Engineer
7 10 (4.85%) DBA
8 9 (4.37%) Backup Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Migration Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.88%) Wintel Support
10 7 (3.40%) Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (2.91%) Server Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.91%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.71%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.88%) J2EE
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) HTML5
3 1 (0.49%) ISPF
3 1 (0.49%) JDBC
3 1 (0.49%) jQuery
3 1 (0.49%) JSF
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.83%) Clustering
2 12 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.37%) Replication
4 8 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.88%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.91%) HP Storage
6 5 (2.43%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.97%) IVR
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exalytics
9 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.38%) Windows
2 59 (28.64%) Linux
3 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
4 41 (19.90%) Unix
5 23 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (9.71%) AIX
7 20 (9.71%) Solaris
8 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (5.83%) HPUX
10 9 (4.37%) SUSE
10 9 (4.37%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.43%) Android
11 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) MVS
12 1 (0.49%) VME
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.92%) ITIL
2 41 (19.90%) Migration
3 36 (17.48%) DevOps
4 33 (16.02%) Service Management
5 27 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (11.65%) Network Design
7 22 (10.68%) Change Control
8 21 (10.19%) ITSM
9 18 (8.74%) Project Management
10 17 (8.25%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.77%) Open Source
12 11 (5.34%) High Availability
13 10 (4.85%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (3.88%) Load Balancing
15 8 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
16 7 (3.40%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.22%) SQL
3 6 (2.91%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.94%) Perl
4 4 (1.94%) VB
5 3 (1.46%) Java
5 3 (1.46%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) COBOL
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) REXX
Qualifications
1 144 (69.90%) SC Cleared
2 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (10.68%) CCNP
4 21 (10.19%) JNCIA
5 20 (9.71%) CCDP
5 20 (9.71%) CCIE
5 20 (9.71%) CCIP
5 20 (9.71%) CCSA
5 20 (9.71%) CCSE
5 20 (9.71%) DV Cleared
5 20 (9.71%) JNCIE
6 18 (8.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (7.77%) Degree
8 13 (6.31%) HP ASE
8 13 (6.31%) HP MASE
9 12 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (4.37%) MCSE
11 5 (2.43%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.40%) SLA
3 6 (2.91%) PMO
4 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.97%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (28.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.40%) XenApp
4 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.46%) XenServer
7 2 (0.97%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 24 (11.65%) Ansible
2 23 (11.17%) FortiGate
3 18 (8.74%) Dollar Universe
4 11 (5.34%) HP SiteScope
5 10 (4.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (4.85%) SCCM
6 9 (4.37%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (4.37%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.40%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (3.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (2.43%) Puppet
8 5 (2.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.94%) Netcool
10 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.46%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.97%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.97%) Terraform
12 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 57 (27.67%) HP
2 52 (25.24%) Microsoft
3 45 (21.84%) Cisco
4 38 (18.45%) Oracle
5 34 (16.50%) Red Hat
6 33 (16.02%) F5
7 25 (12.14%) CheckPoint
8 24 (11.65%) Fortinet
9 23 (11.17%) Juniper
10 22 (10.68%) Riverbed
11 20 (9.71%) TIBCO
12 15 (7.28%) Atlassian
13 13 (6.31%) Veritas
14 11 (5.34%) Aruba
15 10 (4.85%) VMware
16 9 (4.37%) Brocade
16 9 (4.37%) Citrix
16 9 (4.37%) EMC
16 9 (4.37%) Symantec
17 8 (3.88%) Sun
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