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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 135 115 126
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.21% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.80% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £348 £436
% change year-on-year
+11.51% -20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.53 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+180.85% -16.73%
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
1007 623 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.82% 26.41% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 345 418
Average daily rate £413 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.10 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £36.80 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014. 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
Gloucestershire - 6 £375 -
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Operations Management
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) JMS
4 2 (12.50%) HTTP
4 2 (12.50%) WSDL
4 2 (12.50%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Auditor
3 1 (6.25%) Database Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Security Auditor
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) JMS
1 2 (12.50%) WSDL
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) UML
1 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security
1 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
1 3 (18.75%) Operations Management
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) SysML
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 2 (12.50%) Web Development
2 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
2 1 (6.25%) Software AG