The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 75 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +5
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.50% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.52% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£390 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £474
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -22.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-25.83% -31.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
208 66 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.20% 18.64% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 30 74
Average daily rate £370 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 6
Average hourly rate £32.09 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.56% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North East

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (44.44%) Data Structures
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
1 4 (44.44%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Head of User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle