The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 515 514 544
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 81 79 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 55 14
Average daily rate £445 £388 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £279 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £540 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £381 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.72% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £38.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +184.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
- +184.64%
BC Cleared
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in England

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in England

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in England

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in England

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 26 £425 +4.93%
North West -2 19 £425 -4.49%
Yorkshire -15 14 £455 +22.55%
North East -11 8 £423 +28.03%
South West -2 7 £363 -
South East +5 4 - -
East Midlands -13 4 - -
West Midlands -18 3 - -
BC Cleared
UK

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (39.60%) SC Cleared
3 45 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (29.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 42 (28.19%) Java
6 38 (25.50%) DV Cleared
7 26 (17.45%) JavaScript
8 21 (14.09%) Git (software)
8 21 (14.09%) Disclosure Scotland
9 20 (13.42%) CSS
10 19 (12.75%) MVC
11 18 (12.08%) HTML
12 16 (10.74%) Linux
13 15 (10.07%) Migration
14 14 (9.40%) JIRA
14 14 (9.40%) jQuery
14 14 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (8.72%) RESTful
15 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (8.05%) SOAP
16 12 (8.05%) XML
16 12 (8.05%) Windows
16 12 (8.05%) Web Design
16 12 (8.05%) Unit Testing
16 12 (8.05%) HTML5
16 12 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (7.38%) D3.js
17 11 (7.38%) Mustache
17 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
17 11 (7.38%) Underscore.js

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (6.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.01%) Apache
2 3 (2.01%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.01%) ArcSDE
2 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.34%) Confluence
3 2 (1.34%) JBoss
3 2 (1.34%) Node.js
3 2 (1.34%) SAS
3 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) ArcView
1 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.67%) InDesign
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) GitHub
1 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Bluemix
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.67%) PaaS
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) SAN
2 4 (2.68%) DNS
2 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.01%) LAN
3 3 (2.01%) WAN
4 2 (1.34%) DHCP
4 2 (1.34%) Firewall
4 2 (1.34%) HTTP
4 2 (1.34%) Internet
4 2 (1.34%) Network Security
4 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.34%) VLAN
4 2 (1.34%) WLAN
5 1 (0.67%) FCoE
5 1 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.67%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.67%) Skype
5 1 (0.67%) SNMP
5 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.68%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) dBASE
4 3 (2.01%) GIS
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.34%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.67%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.67%) QlikView
6 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.40%) JIRA
3 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.03%) Maven
5 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.68%) Selenium
6 3 (2.01%) JUnit
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.34%) GitLab
7 2 (1.34%) Subversion
8 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.67%) Concordion
8 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.67%) JMeter
8 1 (0.67%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.67%) Mockito
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.71%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.34%) Billing
4 2 (1.34%) Law
4 2 (1.34%) Local Government
4 2 (1.34%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.19%) Developer
2 24 (16.11%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.42%) Architect
4 17 (11.41%) Consultant
5 14 (9.40%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.72%) Analyst
7 11 (7.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (5.37%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.70%) HTML Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Designer
10 6 (4.03%) HTML CSS Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Change Consultant
11 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.36%) Java Architect
11 5 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.36%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) CSS
2 18 (12.08%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) jQuery
4 13 (8.72%) RESTful
5 12 (8.05%) HTML5
5 12 (8.05%) SOAP
5 12 (8.05%) XML
6 11 (7.38%) Ajax
6 11 (7.38%) D3.js
6 11 (7.38%) Handlebars
6 11 (7.38%) JSON
6 11 (7.38%) Mustache
6 11 (7.38%) Underscore.js
7 8 (5.37%) .NET
8 5 (3.36%) J2EE
8 5 (3.36%) Java EE
9 4 (2.68%) Middleware
9 4 (2.68%) Spring
9 4 (2.68%) Web Services
9 4 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.68%) DataPower
3 3 (2.01%) CMDB
4 2 (1.34%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.34%) IVR
4 2 (1.34%) Replication
4 2 (1.34%) User Experience
5 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.67%) CESG
5 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.67%) PKI
5 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.74%) Linux
2 12 (8.05%) Windows
3 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.36%) Unix
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.67%) HPUX
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.75%) MVC
3 15 (10.07%) Migration
4 14 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (8.05%) Unit Testing
5 12 (8.05%) Web Design
6 10 (6.71%) Front End Development
7 9 (6.04%) DevOps
8 8 (5.37%) Project Management
9 7 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.03%) ArchiMate
10 6 (4.03%) Change Management
10 6 (4.03%) Service Management
10 6 (4.03%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (3.36%) Analytics
11 5 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.19%) Java
2 26 (17.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.04%) C++
4 8 (5.37%) Python
5 6 (4.03%) SQL
6 5 (3.36%) C#
7 4 (2.68%) Ruby
8 3 (2.01%) Perl
9 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.34%) C
9 2 (1.34%) VB
10 1 (0.67%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (39.60%) SC Cleared
3 44 (29.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 38 (25.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) Degree
5 3 (2.01%) MCP
6 2 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) GPG13
3 1 (0.67%) WAI
3 1 (0.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.01%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) IAG
5 1 (0.67%) UAG
5 1 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (5.37%) Puppet
2 5 (3.36%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.68%) Nagios
4 3 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.01%) Munin
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.67%) Ansible
6 1 (0.67%) Bareos
6 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.67%) Salt
6 1 (0.67%) SCCM
6 1 (0.67%) Simpana
6 1 (0.67%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (7.38%) Oracle
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.37%) SAP
4 7 (4.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.68%) IBM
6 3 (2.01%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.01%) BMC
6 3 (2.01%) ESRI
6 3 (2.01%) HP
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.34%) Avaya
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco
7 2 (1.34%) CommVault
7 2 (1.34%) Genesys
7 2 (1.34%) Informatica
7 2 (1.34%) Sun
7 2 (1.34%) Verint
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) NetApp
8 1 (0.67%) Remedy