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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 148 135 104
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -31
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.13% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.62% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£415 £650 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £340 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £670 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £331 £396
% change year-on-year
+15.73% -16.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.33 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.33 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+210.36% +12.96%
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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
773 642 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.05% 20.28% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 307 193
Average daily rate £398 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 91 37
Average hourly rate £41.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.91 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) PaaS
3 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (10.00%) Ansible
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Salt
4 1 (10.00%) iPaaS
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (10.00%) Mustache
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
1 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (10.00%) iPaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ProC
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Mustache
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Social Network
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) VMware