The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 564 596 578
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 100 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.090% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 29
Average daily rate £401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £259 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £47.33 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.25% +210.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £47.33 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-67.25% +210.36%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
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

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
England +32 86 £393 +4.66% 1
London -1 32 £425 -
North West +6 21 £425 +2.53%
South West +12 12 £375 +27.65%
Cumbria - 12 £355 -
Scotland - 9 £425 -
Yorkshire +3 6 £411 +26.53%
Leeds +3 6 £411 +26.53%
West Yorkshire -2 6 £411 +26.53%
North East -25 6 £305 +22.00%
Tyne and Wear -28 6 £305 +22.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 6 £305 +22.00%
Cheshire - 6 £535 -
Warrington - 6 £535 -
Wales +9 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 £401 -
Exeter - 5 £390 -
South Wales - 5 - -
Devon - 5 £390 -
Cardiff - 5 - -
South East -26 4 £358 -19.43%
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Croydon - 4 - -
East Midlands +7 3 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 3 £325 -
Bristol -2 3 £375 +25.00%
Berkshire -7 3 £400 -17.52%
West Midlands -11 3 £450 - 1
East of England +12 2 - -
Leicestershire +5 2 £450 -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (46.78%) SC Cleared
3 61 (35.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 56 (32.75%) DV Cleared
5 48 (28.07%) Java
5 48 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (21.64%) JavaScript
7 36 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 33 (19.30%) Linux
9 24 (14.04%) SQL Server
9 24 (14.04%) MVC
10 22 (12.87%) DevOps
11 21 (12.28%) Puppet
11 21 (12.28%) HTML
11 21 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 20 (11.70%) SQL
12 20 (11.70%) SOAP
12 20 (11.70%) XML
13 19 (11.11%) CSS
14 17 (9.94%) Migration
14 17 (9.94%) Ruby
14 17 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (9.94%) JIRA
15 16 (9.36%) jQuery
15 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (9.36%) Disclosure Scotland
15 16 (9.36%) Security Hardening
15 16 (9.36%) Configuration Management
16 15 (8.77%) .NET
16 15 (8.77%) Ansible

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (8.77%) nginx
2 8 (4.68%) JBoss
2 8 (4.68%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.51%) Apache
3 6 (3.51%) Confluence
4 5 (2.92%) FileNet
4 5 (2.92%) LiveCycle
5 4 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.75%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.75%) ArcSDE
6 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.75%) GeoServer
6 3 (1.75%) IIS
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) ArcView
2 3 (1.75%) Gliffy
2 3 (1.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.19%) GitHub
3 4 (2.34%) PaaS
3 4 (2.34%) SaaS
4 3 (1.75%) IaaS
5 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.17%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.51%) DNS
1 6 (3.51%) HTTP
1 6 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.92%) Network Security
3 3 (1.75%) SAN
4 2 (1.17%) DHCP
4 2 (1.17%) Firewall
4 2 (1.17%) Internet
4 2 (1.17%) LAN
4 2 (1.17%) VLAN
4 2 (1.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.58%) ADSL
5 1 (0.58%) ATM
5 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.58%) LDAP
5 1 (0.58%) SDH
5 1 (0.58%) Skype
5 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.58%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.34%) MySQL
4 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.75%) GIS
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.17%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.58%) Impala
7 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) QlikView
7 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 36 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.94%) JIRA
3 14 (8.19%) Artifactory
3 14 (8.19%) GitLab
4 9 (5.26%) Maven
5 7 (4.09%) Subversion
6 6 (3.51%) Hudson
6 6 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.51%) Selenium
7 5 (2.92%) Ant
7 5 (2.92%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.92%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.34%) JUnit
9 3 (1.75%) DbUnit
9 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.75%) Spock
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.17%) NUnit
10 2 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.58%) Liquibase
General
1 9 (5.26%) Finance
2 4 (2.34%) Legal
2 4 (2.34%) Marketing
3 3 (1.75%) Banking
3 3 (1.75%) Billing
3 3 (1.75%) Local Government
4 2 (1.17%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (26.90%) Developer
2 28 (16.37%) Consultant
3 27 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 25 (14.62%) Architect
5 16 (9.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (8.77%) Analyst
7 14 (8.19%) DevOps Consultant
7 14 (8.19%) Linux Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.68%) Change Consultant
10 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.09%) Communications Consultant
11 7 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.51%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.51%) HTML CSS Developer
12 6 (3.51%) HTML Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.51%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.28%) HTML
2 20 (11.70%) SOAP
2 20 (11.70%) XML
3 19 (11.11%) CSS
4 16 (9.36%) jQuery
5 15 (8.77%) .NET
6 14 (8.19%) HTML5
6 14 (8.19%) JSON
6 14 (8.19%) Sensu
7 13 (7.60%) RESTful
8 12 (7.02%) J2EE
9 11 (6.43%) Ajax
9 11 (6.43%) D3.js
9 11 (6.43%) Handlebars
9 11 (6.43%) Mustache
9 11 (6.43%) Underscore.js
10 9 (5.26%) ASP.NET
11 8 (4.68%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.68%) Entity Framework
12 7 (4.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.34%) Digital Media
2 4 (2.34%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.75%) DataPower
3 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.75%) Replication
3 3 (1.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.17%) Clustering
4 2 (1.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.30%) Linux
2 14 (8.19%) CoreOS
2 14 (8.19%) Windows
3 7 (4.09%) Unix
4 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.75%) AIX
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.04%) MVC
3 22 (12.87%) DevOps
4 17 (9.94%) Migration
5 16 (9.36%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (9.36%) Security Hardening
6 15 (8.77%) Web Development
7 14 (8.19%) Unit Testing
8 13 (7.60%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (7.60%) Web Design
9 11 (6.43%) TDD
10 10 (5.85%) Front End Development
10 10 (5.85%) Open Source
11 9 (5.26%) Change Management
12 7 (4.09%) Communications Security
12 7 (4.09%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.07%) Java
2 37 (21.64%) JavaScript
3 20 (11.70%) SQL
4 17 (9.94%) Ruby
5 14 (8.19%) Go
6 11 (6.43%) C#
6 11 (6.43%) C++
7 10 (5.85%) Python
8 5 (2.92%) C
8 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.34%) PHP
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.17%) Scala
11 2 (1.17%) VB
12 1 (0.58%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (46.78%) SC Cleared
3 61 (35.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 56 (32.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) CCNP
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.51%) QA
3 4 (2.34%) ISO22301
4 3 (1.75%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.75%) SLA
5 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (8.77%) Docker
1 15 (8.77%) GlusterFS
2 14 (8.19%) Ceph
3 10 (5.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.75%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.58%) HDFS
6 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (12.28%) Puppet
2 15 (8.77%) Ansible
3 14 (8.19%) Graphite
3 14 (8.19%) HAProxy
3 14 (8.19%) Kubernetes
3 14 (8.19%) logstash
4 4 (2.34%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (2.34%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.58%) Ambari
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) Bareos
6 1 (0.58%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.58%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) Salt
6 1 (0.58%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.02%) Oracle
3 7 (4.09%) SAP
3 7 (4.09%) VMware
4 6 (3.51%) HP
5 5 (2.92%) Adobe
5 5 (2.92%) ILOG
5 5 (2.92%) Splunk
6 4 (2.34%) BMC
6 4 (2.34%) IBM
7 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.75%) Cisco
7 3 (1.75%) ESRI
7 3 (1.75%) Kofax
7 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.75%) Sun
8 2 (1.17%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.58%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.58%) Veeam