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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 563 584 546
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -38
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 88 40 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.38% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 34
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £475 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £329 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.39% -12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £47.33 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.25% +210.36%
UK excluding London median 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
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 75 £400 - 4
London +20 39 £490 +22.50% 1
South West +8 11 £375 +30.43%
North West -5 10 £378 -8.92%
Scotland - 10 £425 -
Croydon - 9 £508 -
Yorkshire +9 6 £363 +11.53%
Cumbria - 6 £355 -
Devon - 6 £388 -
Exeter - 6 £388 -
West Yorkshire -3 5 £363 +11.53%
Wiltshire -3 5 £375 -
Leeds -11 5 £363 +11.53%
Glasgow - 5 £401 -
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Tyne and Wear -47 3 £370 +48.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 3 £370 +48.00%
North East -50 3 £370 +48.00%
Salisbury - 3 £375 -
City of London +31 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Wales +9 2 - -
East of England +8 2 - -
West Midlands -4 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Berkshire -11 2 £400 -17.52%
South East -15 2 £400 -15.78% 1
Cardiff - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £435 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Chippenham - 2 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (30.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 52 (28.89%) DV Cleared
5 52 (28.89%) Java
6 40 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 39 (21.67%) Git (software)
8 37 (20.56%) Linux
9 26 (14.44%) MVC
9 26 (14.44%) HTML
10 25 (13.89%) CSS
10 25 (13.89%) DevOps
11 22 (12.22%) SOAP
11 22 (12.22%) XML
11 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
11 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
12 21 (11.67%) SQL
12 21 (11.67%) Ruby
12 21 (11.67%) Puppet
12 21 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (11.11%) Configuration Management
14 18 (10.00%) Ansible
14 18 (10.00%) Docker
15 17 (9.44%) nginx
15 17 (9.44%) Web Development
15 17 (9.44%) JIRA
15 17 (9.44%) .NET
15 17 (9.44%) Migration

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (9.44%) nginx
2 13 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.11%) JBoss
4 9 (5.00%) Apache
5 6 (3.33%) Confluence
6 5 (2.78%) FileNet
6 5 (2.78%) LiveCycle
7 4 (2.22%) Node.js
8 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.67%) GeoServer
8 3 (1.67%) IIS
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.67%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.11%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.11%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) Gliffy
2 3 (1.67%) MS Office
2 3 (1.67%) MS Project
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.89%) GitHub
3 4 (2.22%) PaaS
4 3 (1.67%) IaaS
4 3 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.11%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) HTTP
2 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.33%) DNS
4 5 (2.78%) Network Security
5 4 (2.22%) Firewall
6 3 (1.67%) FTP
6 3 (1.67%) SAN
6 3 (1.67%) VPN
7 2 (1.11%) DHCP
7 2 (1.11%) DMZ
7 2 (1.11%) Internet
7 2 (1.11%) LAN
7 2 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.11%) VLAN
7 2 (1.11%) WAN
8 1 (0.56%) ADSL
8 1 (0.56%) ATM
8 1 (0.56%) SDH
8 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.89%) MySQL
5 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.11%) Redis
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.56%) HBase
9 1 (0.56%) Impala
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.44%) JIRA
3 16 (8.89%) Artifactory
4 14 (7.78%) GitLab
5 9 (5.00%) Subversion
6 8 (4.44%) Maven
7 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.33%) Hudson
8 6 (3.33%) Selenium
9 5 (2.78%) Ant
9 5 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.22%) JUnit
11 3 (1.67%) DbUnit
11 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.67%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.67%) Spock
11 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (1.11%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.22%) Legal
2 4 (2.22%) Marketing
3 3 (1.67%) Banking
3 3 (1.67%) Billing
3 3 (1.67%) Local Government
4 2 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (27.22%) Developer
2 30 (16.67%) Architect
3 28 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 26 (14.44%) Consultant
5 17 (9.44%) Analyst
5 17 (9.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
7 14 (7.78%) Linux Consultant
8 11 (6.11%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.44%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.44%) Change Consultant
10 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.89%) Communications Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) HTML Developer
11 7 (3.89%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 5 (2.78%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) HTML
2 25 (13.89%) CSS
3 22 (12.22%) SOAP
3 22 (12.22%) XML
4 17 (9.44%) .NET
5 16 (8.89%) HTML5
5 16 (8.89%) jQuery
5 16 (8.89%) JSON
6 15 (8.33%) RESTful
7 14 (7.78%) J2EE
7 14 (7.78%) Sensu
8 11 (6.11%) Ajax
8 11 (6.11%) D3.js
8 11 (6.11%) Handlebars
8 11 (6.11%) Mustache
8 11 (6.11%) Underscore.js
9 10 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.56%) Middleware
9 10 (5.56%) Spring
10 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.33%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.78%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.78%) User Experience
4 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.67%) Replication
6 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.11%) Clustering
6 2 (1.11%) CMDB
6 2 (1.11%) DataPower
6 2 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.11%) Tandem
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.56%) Psychology
7 1 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.56%) Linux
2 14 (7.78%) CoreOS
2 14 (7.78%) Windows
3 11 (6.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.67%) AIX
5 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.11%) CentOS
6 2 (1.11%) Solaris
6 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (14.44%) MVC
3 25 (13.89%) DevOps
4 21 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 17 (9.44%) Migration
6 17 (9.44%) Web Development
7 16 (8.89%) Security Hardening
8 15 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (8.33%) Web Design
9 14 (7.78%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.22%) TDD
11 12 (6.67%) Open Source
11 12 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.11%) Front End Development
13 10 (5.56%) Change Management
14 9 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.00%) Scrum
15 8 (4.44%) Project Management
15 8 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.89%) Java
2 40 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 21 (11.67%) Ruby
3 21 (11.67%) SQL
4 14 (7.78%) Go
4 14 (7.78%) Python
5 11 (6.11%) C#
5 11 (6.11%) C++
6 6 (3.33%) PHP
6 6 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.78%) C
7 5 (2.78%) Perl
8 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.22%) Scala
9 3 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.11%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 55 (30.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 52 (28.89%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) MCP
6 2 (1.11%) CCNP
6 2 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) Degree
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.78%) QA
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 14001
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.22%) ISO22301
3 4 (2.22%) SLA
4 3 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (10.00%) Docker
2 15 (8.33%) GlusterFS
3 14 (7.78%) Ceph
3 14 (7.78%) etcd
3 14 (7.78%) flannel
4 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.56%) HDFS
7 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (11.67%) Puppet
2 18 (10.00%) Ansible
3 16 (8.89%) HAProxy
3 16 (8.89%) logstash
4 14 (7.78%) Graphite
4 14 (7.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 14 (7.78%) Kubernetes
4 14 (7.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.78%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.67%) Salt
8 2 (1.11%) Kibana
8 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.11%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.56%) Ambari
9 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.56%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.56%) Nagios
9 1 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.78%) Oracle
3 9 (5.00%) VMware
4 7 (3.89%) SAP
5 5 (2.78%) Adobe
5 5 (2.78%) HP
5 5 (2.78%) ILOG
5 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.78%) Splunk
6 4 (2.22%) BMC
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco
6 4 (2.22%) IBM
6 4 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.67%) Google
7 3 (1.67%) Kofax
7 3 (1.67%) Sun
8 2 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.11%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.11%) Lotus
8 2 (1.11%) Twitter
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