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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 532 474 481
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +7
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 68 101 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 1.08% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 54
Average daily rate
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£401 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.02% -3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £264 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £527 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £75.43 £14.68 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+413.96% -61.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.77 £12.65 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.09 £36.55 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.68 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-9.02% -61.38%

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
10478 9373 10269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.85% 17.56% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5959 5127 5276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 492 633
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -42 67 £401 +14.42% 4
London +1 25 £425 +30.76% 1
South East -16 13 £369 -18.05% 1
City of London +17 11 £375 +7.14%
North West -11 6 £411 -3.23%
South West -52 5 £401 +16.17% 1
East of England -23 2 £475 -
Manchester - 2 £338 -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Bedfordshire -21 1 £300 -
Scotland - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.64%) Java
4 17 (12.88%) ITIL
5 15 (11.36%) SQL
5 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
6 14 (10.61%) C
6 14 (10.61%) Linux
6 14 (10.61%) Web Services
6 14 (10.61%) Finance
6 14 (10.61%) Scrum
7 12 (9.09%) MS Office
7 12 (9.09%) OO
8 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
8 11 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.33%) VMware
9 10 (7.58%) Service Management
9 10 (7.58%) Project Management
9 10 (7.58%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.58%) Windows
9 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
9 10 (7.58%) LAN
9 10 (7.58%) HTTP
9 10 (7.58%) XML
9 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.58%) C#
10 9 (6.82%) .NET
10 9 (6.82%) SQL Server

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.79%) Lync
3 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.27%) Documentum
3 3 (2.27%) CMS
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (1.52%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.52%) IIS
4 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.09%) MS Office
3 4 (3.03%) MS Project
4 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.76%) Agresso
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) LAN
1 10 (7.58%) HTTP
2 8 (6.06%) WAN
2 8 (6.06%) SAN
3 7 (5.30%) NAS
4 6 (4.55%) SSL
5 2 (1.52%) Firewall
5 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.52%) VPN
5 2 (1.52%) DNS
5 2 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) MPLS
6 1 (0.76%) OSPF
6 1 (0.76%) BGP
6 1 (0.76%) DSL
6 1 (0.76%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.76%) H.323
6 1 (0.76%) RIP
6 1 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) DB2
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Ingres
3 1 (0.76%) ProClarity
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) LoadRunner
1 7 (5.30%) NUnit
1 7 (5.30%) MSTest
2 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (3.79%) RSpec
3 5 (3.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.27%) Maven
4 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.27%) QUnit
5 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.52%) Selenium
5 2 (1.52%) TestNG
5 2 (1.52%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.76%) JUnit
6 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Military
3 2 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Analyst
2 22 (16.67%) Developer
3 8 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.30%) Architect
4 7 (5.30%) C# Developer
4 7 (5.30%) Test Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (3.79%) Java Developer
5 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (3.79%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (3.03%) Coordinator
6 4 (3.03%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.03%) Service Manager
7 3 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.61%) Web Services
2 10 (7.58%) XML
3 9 (6.82%) .NET
4 8 (6.06%) HTML
4 8 (6.06%) SOAP
5 7 (5.30%) WCF
5 7 (5.30%) WPF
6 6 (4.55%) REST
6 6 (4.55%) JMS
6 6 (4.55%) WSDL
7 4 (3.03%) CSS
8 3 (2.27%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.27%) Spring
8 3 (2.27%) JSON
8 3 (2.27%) Dojo
9 2 (1.52%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.52%) Middleware
9 2 (1.52%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (1.52%) Google Maps API
9 2 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.79%) Open Source
3 4 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.03%) CMDB
4 2 (1.52%) Copywriting
4 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.52%) BBC
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Tandem
5 1 (0.76%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) Physics
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.76%) PMI
5 1 (0.76%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Linux
2 10 (7.58%) Windows
3 6 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.79%) CentOS
5 4 (3.03%) UNIX
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.88%) ITIL
2 14 (10.61%) Scrum
3 12 (9.09%) OO
4 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.58%) Configuration Management
5 10 (7.58%) Project Management
5 10 (7.58%) Service Management
6 9 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.82%) Change Management
7 8 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.06%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.06%) Automated Testing
8 7 (5.30%) Migration
8 7 (5.30%) UML
8 7 (5.30%) Test Strategy
9 6 (4.55%) DevOps
9 6 (4.55%) ETL
9 6 (4.55%) TDD
9 6 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.64%) Java
2 15 (11.36%) SQL
3 14 (10.61%) C
4 10 (7.58%) C#
5 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.76%) VB6
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) Delphi
8 1 (0.76%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
8 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.03%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.52%) MCSA
6 2 (1.52%) CCNP
6 2 (1.52%) ISEB
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.52%) MCTS
6 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) NCDA
7 1 (0.76%) NCIE
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 6 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.79%) XenApp
2 5 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (3.79%) vCloud
3 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.30%) Puppet
3 5 (3.79%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.27%) SCCM
4 3 (2.27%) SCOM
5 2 (1.52%) YUM
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) VMware
2 11 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.06%) EMC
3 8 (6.06%) Oracle
4 7 (5.30%) HP
5 6 (4.55%) Remedy
6 5 (3.79%) BMC
6 5 (3.79%) Cisco
6 5 (3.79%) Citrix
7 4 (3.03%) IBM
7 4 (3.03%) Google
8 3 (2.27%) SAP
8 3 (2.27%) CA
9 2 (1.52%) Software AG
9 2 (1.52%) JBoss
9 2 (1.52%) Sun
9 2 (1.52%) Apple
9 2 (1.52%) ESRI
10 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £13.70 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago