The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 56 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.61% 0.24% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 0.77% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.03% -0.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £13.35 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+323.22% -
BC Cleared
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 130 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.71% 31.63% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 67 21
Average daily rate £425 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -67.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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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
Preston +7 3 £313 -26.03%
BC Cleared
North West

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) ProC
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Internet

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) ProC
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planner
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle