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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 367 377 354
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 20 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.033% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.19% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £588 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% +56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £455 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £610 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.35 -
% change year-on-year
+184.64% -
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
4112 3625 3167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.02% 17.07% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2749 2265 1970
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 89 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.00 £68.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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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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 +16 3 £375 -
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 63 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.29%) Project Management
3 9 (14.29%) Java
3 9 (14.29%) Linux
4 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.52%) HTML
6 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.94%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (7.94%) Puppet
7 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (7.94%) SOA
7 5 (7.94%) Python
7 5 (7.94%) .NET
7 5 (7.94%) MS Project
7 5 (7.94%) Change Management
8 4 (6.35%) JSP
8 4 (6.35%) PHP
8 4 (6.35%) SQL
8 4 (6.35%) Windows
8 4 (6.35%) Subversion
8 4 (6.35%) MVC
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.35%) jQuery
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.35%) Jenkins

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (3.17%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) WordPress
2 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Lync
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) TeamSite
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Project
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (3.17%) Intranet
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) VLAN
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) VoIP
3 1 (1.59%) WAN
3 1 (1.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
1 2 (3.17%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Publishing
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.11%) Developer
3 5 (7.94%) Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Operations Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Operations Project Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Programme Planner
5 3 (4.76%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.17%) User Experience Researcher
6 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) HTML
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) JSP
3 4 (6.35%) jQuery
4 3 (4.76%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) Spring
4 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.17%) Underscore.js
5 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.59%) LAMP
6 1 (1.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.17%) Human Factors
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) HPUX
3 2 (3.17%) Solaris
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
3 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.94%) Change Management
5 5 (7.94%) SOA
5 5 (7.94%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.35%) MVC
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity Management
7 3 (4.76%) DevOps
7 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL
7 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) PHP
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MOS
5 1 (1.59%) VCP4
5 1 (1.59%) APMP
5 1 (1.59%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.59%) yum
4 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.76%) Brocade
3 2 (3.17%) Twitter
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
3 2 (3.17%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) Mitel
4 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.59%) McAfee
4 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Sitecore