The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 136 121 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 3 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.28% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 1.47% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 28
Average daily rate
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£285 £333 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £348 £436
% change year-on-year
+11.51% -20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.53 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+180.85% -16.73%
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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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
642 544 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.99% 19.21% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 250 272
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £33.62 £31.49
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 the North West

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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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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
Manchester - 2 £285 -
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England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Social Network
4 1 (12.50%) Email Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Publishing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Business Process Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Process Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Operations Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Transition Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (12.50%) Social Network
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Email Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco