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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 150 132 120
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 10 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.066% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 0.37% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£471 £411 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £402 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £56.50 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £104.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +679.02%
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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
797 546 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 18.02% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 263 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 53
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £46.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 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
Manchester -9 4 - -
Lancashire +9 2 £475 +12.42%
Cheshire - 2 £424 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
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England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
2 1 (6.25%) iPaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) ProC
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Struts
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 4 (25.00%) Release Management
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) Test Management
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM