The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 508 443 453
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +10
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 58 96 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.16% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 63
Average daily rate
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£389 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £456 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £137.50 £13.35 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+929.96% -66.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £104.00 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+679.02% -66.62%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9202 8300 9096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.62% 17.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5236 4509 4796
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 457 566
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
BC Cleared
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2014. 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
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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 +7 16 £425 +47.82% 1
South East -7 11 £400 -11.11% 3
North West -8 5 £400 -8.98%
South West -37 3 £313 -21.87%
East of England -23 2 £475 -
BC Cleared
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BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 14 (13.33%) Finance
6 13 (12.38%) Web Services
7 12 (11.43%) LAN
8 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
8 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.48%) MS Office
9 10 (9.52%) Windows
9 10 (9.52%) Linux
9 10 (9.52%) WAN
10 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
10 9 (8.57%) .NET
10 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
10 9 (8.57%) Test Scripting
11 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.62%) Change Management
11 8 (7.62%) VMware
11 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
11 8 (7.62%) SQL
11 8 (7.62%) C#
11 8 (7.62%) ITIL
11 8 (7.62%) OO
12 7 (6.67%) HTML
12 7 (6.67%) Java
12 7 (6.67%) SAN
12 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.67%) Project Management

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.76%) Lync
3 3 (2.86%) Documentum
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.48%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS Project
4 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.90%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.95%) Agresso
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) LAN
2 10 (9.52%) WAN
3 7 (6.67%) SAN
3 7 (6.67%) NAS
4 4 (3.81%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.81%) VPN
4 4 (3.81%) Internet
5 3 (2.86%) MPLS
5 3 (2.86%) OSPF
5 3 (2.86%) BGP
5 3 (2.86%) DSL
5 3 (2.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.86%) HTTP
5 3 (2.86%) RIP
5 3 (2.86%) SDH
5 3 (2.86%) ADSL
5 3 (2.86%) ATM
5 3 (2.86%) xDSL
5 3 (2.86%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.95%) Ingres
2 1 (0.95%) ProClarity
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) NUnit
1 7 (6.67%) MSTest
2 5 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
2 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.86%) RSpec
5 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.90%) Maven
5 2 (1.90%) Selenium
5 2 (1.90%) TestNG
5 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.95%) MSI
6 1 (0.95%) Subversion
6 1 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.95%) QUnit
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.86%) Military
3 2 (1.90%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (17.14%) Analyst
2 14 (13.33%) Developer
3 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 7 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 6 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (3.81%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (3.81%) Test Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.81%) Tester
6 4 (3.81%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (3.81%) Network Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) Web Services
2 9 (8.57%) .NET
3 7 (6.67%) WCF
3 7 (6.67%) WPF
3 7 (6.67%) HTML
4 6 (5.71%) CSS
5 2 (1.90%) XML
5 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.90%) Spring
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) Dojo
6 1 (0.95%) RESTful
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) CSS3
6 1 (0.95%) Sass
6 1 (0.95%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (0.95%) Cocoa
6 1 (0.95%) Swing
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.86%) Open Source
3 2 (1.90%) BBC
3 2 (1.90%) CMDB
3 2 (1.90%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) PMI
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.95%) Tandem
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.86%) CentOS
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) UNIX
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
2 9 (8.57%) Test Scripting
3 8 (7.62%) ITIL
3 8 (7.62%) OO
3 8 (7.62%) Change Management
3 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (6.67%) Scrum
4 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.67%) Project Management
5 6 (5.71%) Migration
6 5 (4.76%) CRM
6 5 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 5 (4.76%) MODAF
6 5 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (3.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.81%) Service Management
7 4 (3.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) SQL
1 8 (7.62%) C#
2 7 (6.67%) Java
3 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) VBA
5 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.86%) CCNP
4 3 (2.86%) CCIP
4 3 (2.86%) CCNA
4 3 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.90%) MCSA
5 2 (1.90%) Degree
5 2 (1.90%) MCTS
5 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.95%) CISM
6 1 (0.95%) CCSA
6 1 (0.95%) CEH
6 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.76%) XenApp
2 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.86%) vCloud
4 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.95%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.90%) YUM
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.71%) HP
3 6 (5.71%) EMC
4 5 (4.76%) Citrix
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco
6 3 (2.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.90%) BMC
7 2 (1.90%) CA
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle
7 2 (1.90%) SAP
7 2 (1.90%) Remedy
7 2 (1.90%) Google
8 1 (0.95%) Brocade
8 1 (0.95%) McAfee
8 1 (0.95%) Primavera
8 1 (0.95%) Toshiba
8 1 (0.95%) Apple
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
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