The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 193 203 214
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 12 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.28% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.85% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £400 £442
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £474
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -21.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-25.83% -31.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
901 1079 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.33% 14.86% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 739 692
Average daily rate £425 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BC Cleared across the City of London region.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared across the City of London region.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BC Cleared.

1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) C
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) HTTP
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) JMS
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) WSDL
4 4 (26.67%) SSL
4 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) UML
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) SysML
4 4 (26.67%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.67%) DbUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Database Architect
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Change Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JMS
1 4 (26.67%) WSDL
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) XML
1 4 (26.67%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Google Maps API
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) UML
3 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) SysML
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) ESRI
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Software AG
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy