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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 136 135 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -37
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.78% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.53% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £13.00 £13.43
% change year-on-year
+334.61% -3.16%
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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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
863 898 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.96% 30.52% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 588 336
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 49 29
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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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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
Devon -5 3 £425 -
Bristol +3 2 - -
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England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (28.57%) ETL Development
4 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
5 2 (14.29%) ISO 14001
5 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Summit
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Grunt
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Qualitative Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Bower
6 1 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (7.14%) SMACSS
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
6 1 (7.14%) Information Governance

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Grunt
1 1 (7.14%) Bower
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
3 4 (28.57%) ETL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Mustache
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
3 1 (7.14%) Express
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) W3C
1 1 (7.14%) Economics
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) ETL
2 4 (28.57%) ETL Development
3 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Qualitative Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) SMACSS
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) Nokia
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint