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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 140 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 16 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.095% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £500 £365 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% -35.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £381 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.34% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
- +184.64%
BC Cleared
England

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
733 631 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.28% 20.04% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 322 235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 12 £500 -
Cumbria - 3 - -
Lancashire -1 1 - -
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (42.86%) JIRA
5 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (42.86%) SOAP
5 12 (42.86%) RESTful
5 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 11 (39.29%) D3.js
6 11 (39.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (39.29%) Mustache
6 11 (39.29%) Underscore.js
6 11 (39.29%) HTML5
6 11 (39.29%) Handlebars
6 11 (39.29%) XML
6 11 (39.29%) HTML
6 11 (39.29%) MVC
6 11 (39.29%) JSON
6 11 (39.29%) jQuery
6 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Ajax
6 11 (39.29%) Web Design
6 11 (39.29%) CSS
7 8 (28.57%) Front End Development
8 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (10.71%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.57%) Bluemix
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (21.43%) HTML CSS Developer
3 6 (21.43%) HTML Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Change Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Project Planner
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) RESTful
1 12 (42.86%) SOAP
2 11 (39.29%) Ajax
2 11 (39.29%) CSS
2 11 (39.29%) D3.js
2 11 (39.29%) Handlebars
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 11 (39.29%) HTML5
2 11 (39.29%) jQuery
2 11 (39.29%) JSON
2 11 (39.29%) Mustache
2 11 (39.29%) Underscore.js
2 11 (39.29%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) HPUX
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (39.29%) MVC
3 11 (39.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Web Design
4 8 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Communications Security
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) IBM
1 2 (7.14%) Informatica
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Axway
2 1 (3.57%) Sun
2 1 (3.57%) VMware