The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 359 401 365
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -36
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 44 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £594 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £348 £436
% change year-on-year
+11.51% -20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.80 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.53 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+180.85% -16.73%
BC Cleared
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in London

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in London

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in London

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in London

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
City of London +5 3 £455 +25.51%
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.31%) Java
4 11 (15.49%) SQL
4 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 9 (12.68%) HTML
5 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.68%) ITIL
5 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
6 8 (11.27%) Linux
6 8 (11.27%) C
7 7 (9.86%) Scrum
7 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
8 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
8 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
8 6 (8.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.45%) .NET
8 6 (8.45%) SOA
9 5 (7.04%) Python
9 5 (7.04%) HTTP
9 5 (7.04%) C#
9 5 (7.04%) Service Management
9 5 (7.04%) Change Management
9 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.04%) jQuery
9 5 (7.04%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (7.04%) Puppet
10 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (5.63%) CMS
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.41%) Drupal
3 1 (1.41%) WordPress
3 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Project
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.41%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) SSL
3 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 3 (4.23%) Intranet
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.41%) SNMP
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
5 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.41%) FTP
5 1 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
5 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.41%) NAS
5 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) Subversion
2 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Selenium
3 2 (2.82%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.82%) JMeter
4 1 (1.41%) JUnit
4 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.41%) DbUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.08%) Developer
3 7 (9.86%) Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.82%) Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Content Editor
8 1 (1.41%) Database Architect
8 1 (1.41%) Knowledge Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Programme Office Support
8 1 (1.41%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) HTML
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
3 5 (7.04%) jQuery
4 4 (5.63%) REST
4 4 (5.63%) JSP
4 4 (5.63%) SOAP
4 4 (5.63%) XML
4 4 (5.63%) JMS
4 4 (5.63%) WSDL
5 3 (4.23%) Spring
5 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.23%) RESTful
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 2 (2.82%) HTML5
6 2 (2.82%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.82%) Underscore.js
6 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) BBC
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) CMDB
3 2 (2.82%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.41%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.41%) Physics
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.49%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) ITIL
4 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.86%) Scrum
6 6 (8.45%) Migration
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.45%) SOA
7 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 5 (7.04%) Change Management
7 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.04%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.63%) ETL
8 4 (5.63%) UML
8 4 (5.63%) SysML
8 4 (5.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) Java
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) C
5 5 (7.04%) C#
5 5 (7.04%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) Perl
8 1 (1.41%) C++
8 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) ISEB
4 3 (4.23%) MCP
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) MCTS
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) PhD
6 1 (1.41%) APMP
6 1 (1.41%) NCDA
6 1 (1.41%) NCIE
6 1 (1.41%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) NFS
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.82%) yum
3 2 (2.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.63%) Google
2 3 (4.23%) Remedy
2 3 (4.23%) HP
2 3 (4.23%) BMC
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.82%) ESRI
3 2 (2.82%) IBM
3 2 (2.82%) Twitter
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) Mitel
4 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee
4 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.41%) NetApp
4 1 (1.41%) EMC
4 1 (1.41%) Software AG