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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 123 137 142
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 0.81% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Average daily rate £375 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £299 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £47.33 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-67.25% +210.36%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
941 868 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.12% 28.05% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 501 600
Average daily rate £375 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 35 51
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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
Devon - 5 £390 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £325 -
Bristol -3 3 £375 +25.00%
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) ISO22301
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 3 (17.65%) CSS3
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
5 3 (17.65%) ISO 14001
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Sun
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (11.76%) Client/Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Angular Developer
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Cost Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) CSS3
2 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (11.76%) WebCenter
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
1 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) TDD
2 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Cost Transparency
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
3 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) TypeScript
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO22301
2 3 (17.65%) ISO 14001
2 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Sun