The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 131 136 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.95% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£294 £300 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -29.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £245 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £375 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £423
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.33 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+210.36% +12.96%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
859 1048 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.14% 32.46% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 612 357
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 42
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Bristol +4 5 £300 +11.62%
Wiltshire +3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -12 1 £288 -4.16%
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Apache Flex
5 3 (13.64%) Use Case
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Logistics
5 3 (13.64%) Operations Management
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) ETL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Auditor
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) Apache Flex
4 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.55%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Use Case
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.64%) Logistics
3 3 (13.64%) Operations Management
4 2 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Qualitative Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) APMP
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Juniper
2 1 (4.55%) Nokia
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) SAP