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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 541 481 498
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +17
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 76 109 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 1.20% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 59
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£403 £378 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.62% -7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £436
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £137.50 £13.35 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+929.96% -64.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £13.35 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.86%

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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 17 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 October 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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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 -48 72 £413 +5.76% 4
London +12 31 £475 +18.75% 4
South East -14 19 £400 +1.58%
City of London +19 12 - - 1
North West -20 5 £275 -39.15%
South West -51 4 £550 +62.02%
Berkshire +15 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £275 -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
East of England - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (27.97%) SC Cleared
4 23 (16.08%) Java
5 18 (12.59%) ITIL
6 17 (11.89%) Scrum
7 16 (11.19%) Linux
7 16 (11.19%) C
7 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
8 15 (10.49%) Web Services
9 14 (9.79%) Finance
10 13 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 13 (9.09%) C#
10 13 (9.09%) SQL
10 13 (9.09%) OO
11 12 (8.39%) .NET
11 12 (8.39%) MS Office
11 12 (8.39%) Project Management
11 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
12 11 (7.69%) HTTP
12 11 (7.69%) XML
12 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
12 11 (7.69%) HTML
13 10 (6.99%) SOAP
13 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.29%) Migration
14 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
14 9 (6.29%) Service Management

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.80%) CMS
2 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Process Server
2 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.10%) IIS
2 3 (2.10%) Documentum
3 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.40%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.70%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MS Office
2 9 (6.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.80%) MS Project
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.10%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Agresso
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) HTTP
2 7 (4.90%) SSL
3 5 (3.50%) LAN
4 4 (2.80%) WAN
5 3 (2.10%) Firewall
5 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.10%) Internet
5 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.40%) xDSL
6 2 (1.40%) ADSL
6 2 (1.40%) SAN
6 2 (1.40%) BGP
6 2 (1.40%) MPLS
6 2 (1.40%) OSPF
6 2 (1.40%) DSL
6 2 (1.40%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.40%) VPN
6 2 (1.40%) DNS
6 2 (1.40%) RIP
7 1 (0.70%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) ProClarity
3 1 (0.70%) DB2
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) NUnit
1 7 (4.90%) LoadRunner
1 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.90%) MSTest
2 6 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.20%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (3.50%) Subversion
3 5 (3.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (3.50%) RSpec
4 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.10%) QUnit
6 2 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.40%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.40%) Selenium
6 2 (1.40%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.70%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.70%) JUnit
7 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 3 (2.10%) Publishing
2 3 (2.10%) Military
3 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (15.38%) Developer
2 20 (13.99%) Analyst
3 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.59%) Test Engineer
4 8 (5.59%) Architect
5 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
5 7 (4.90%) C# Developer
6 6 (4.20%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.20%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Coordinator
8 4 (2.80%) Consultant
8 4 (2.80%) Commercial Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Administrator
8 4 (2.80%) Operations Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) Web Services
2 12 (8.39%) .NET
3 11 (7.69%) XML
3 11 (7.69%) HTML
4 10 (6.99%) SOAP
5 8 (5.59%) REST
6 7 (4.90%) WSDL
6 7 (4.90%) JMS
6 7 (4.90%) WCF
6 7 (4.90%) WPF
7 4 (2.80%) jQuery
7 4 (2.80%) CSS
8 3 (2.10%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.10%) Spring
8 3 (2.10%) Middleware
8 3 (2.10%) JSP
8 3 (2.10%) Dojo
8 3 (2.10%) JSON
9 2 (1.40%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (1.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.20%) Open Source
3 6 (4.20%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.80%) CMDB
4 4 (2.80%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.10%) BBC
5 3 (2.10%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.10%) User Experience
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.70%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.70%) Tandem
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
7 1 (0.70%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.19%) Linux
2 9 (6.29%) Windows
3 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.50%) CentOS
5 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.10%) UNIX
6 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.70%) zOS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.59%) ITIL
3 17 (11.89%) Scrum
4 13 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.09%) OO
5 12 (8.39%) Project Management
6 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.29%) Migration
8 9 (6.29%) Service Management
8 9 (6.29%) TOGAF
8 9 (6.29%) UML
9 8 (5.59%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.59%) SOA
9 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.90%) TDD
10 7 (4.90%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.90%) SysML
10 7 (4.90%) Test Strategy
10 7 (4.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.08%) Java
2 16 (11.19%) C
3 13 (9.09%) C#
3 13 (9.09%) SQL
4 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.80%) Python
6 3 (2.10%) PHP
6 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.40%) C++
7 2 (1.40%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.70%) Delphi
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (27.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) Degree
4 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.80%) ISEB
4 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.10%) CCNA
5 3 (2.10%) CCNP
5 3 (2.10%) MCP
5 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.40%) MCSA
6 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.40%) MCTS
7 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CCSA
7 1 (0.70%) CISM
7 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 5 (3.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) BS25999
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) vCloud
3 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.90%) Puppet
3 5 (3.50%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.10%) SCCM
4 3 (2.10%) SCOM
5 2 (1.40%) YUM
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.29%) Oracle
4 8 (5.59%) Cisco
4 8 (5.59%) EMC
5 7 (4.90%) HP
5 7 (4.90%) Remedy
6 6 (4.20%) VMware
7 5 (3.50%) Google
7 5 (3.50%) IBM
7 5 (3.50%) BMC
8 3 (2.10%) Software AG
8 3 (2.10%) SAP
9 2 (1.40%) JBoss
9 2 (1.40%) CA
9 2 (1.40%) Apple
9 2 (1.40%) Sun
9 2 (1.40%) ESRI
10 1 (0.70%) Nortel
10 1 (0.70%) Juniper
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