The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 North East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 53 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.75% 0.87% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 3.09% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£361 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £104.00 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+679.02% -66.62%
Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
121 97 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.79% 28.28% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 40 96
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £253 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 16
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.00 £14.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +44.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.13 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
BC Cleared
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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
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 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Facilita Forecast
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
3 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
1 5 (71.43%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle