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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 484 514 432
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -82
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 94 43 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.088% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 19 58
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -13.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £200 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £275 £425
% change year-on-year
+38.63% -35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £24.90 £13.35 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.51% -21.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.35 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+184.64% -21.47%

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 16 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 23 January 2015. 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 +29 90 £400 +25.49% 2
London +29 38 £425 -5.55%
South West -8 14 £350 -10.25% 1
South East -21 14 £413 - 1
West Midlands +8 10 £360 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £375 -
Berkshire -1 5 - -
North West -3 4 £365 +62.22%
Cheltenham - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £258 -
City of London +9 2 £455 +25.51%
Manchester - 2 £285 -
Reading +5 1 - -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.99%) SC Cleared
3 39 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.38%) Java
5 20 (11.30%) ITIL
5 20 (11.30%) Project Management
6 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
6 18 (10.17%) Linux
7 17 (9.60%) HTML
8 16 (9.04%) JavaScript
8 16 (9.04%) SQL
8 16 (9.04%) Oracle
8 16 (9.04%) Migration
8 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (8.47%) Finance
9 15 (8.47%) Scrum
10 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
10 14 (7.91%) Cisco
11 13 (7.34%) C
11 13 (7.34%) Business Continuity
11 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (6.78%) TOGAF
12 12 (6.78%) C#
12 12 (6.78%) Windows
13 11 (6.21%) UML
13 11 (6.21%) XML
13 11 (6.21%) SOAP
13 11 (6.21%) Service Management
14 10 (5.65%) SQL Server
14 10 (5.65%) PRINCE2

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (2.82%) WebSphere
1 5 (2.82%) CMS
2 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.13%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.13%) JBoss
3 2 (1.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.95%) MS Project
3 6 (3.39%) MS Office
4 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.13%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.13%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.08%) WAN
2 8 (4.52%) LAN
2 8 (4.52%) HTTP
3 7 (3.95%) xDSL
3 7 (3.95%) BGP
3 7 (3.95%) MPLS
3 7 (3.95%) OSPF
3 7 (3.95%) DSL
3 7 (3.95%) EIGRP
3 7 (3.95%) Intranet
3 7 (3.95%) Internet
3 7 (3.95%) RIP
3 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.95%) VPN
3 7 (3.95%) Ethernet
3 7 (3.95%) SSL
3 7 (3.95%) ADSL
4 6 (3.39%) SDH
5 5 (2.82%) ATM
5 5 (2.82%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.56%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.52%) Subversion
4 6 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.69%) Selenium
6 3 (1.69%) Maven
6 3 (1.69%) QUnit
7 2 (1.13%) JMeter
7 2 (1.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.13%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.13%) JUnit
7 2 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.13%) Hudson
7 2 (1.13%) RSpec
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.56%) JIRA
8 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.56%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (8.47%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.26%) Publishing
4 2 (1.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.13%) Avionics
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (12.99%) Analyst
2 22 (12.43%) Developer
3 18 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.04%) Architect
5 12 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.52%) Consultant
8 7 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.95%) Operations Manager
9 6 (3.39%) IP Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) IP Network Engineer
10 5 (2.82%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Business Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Business Continuity Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.26%) Operations Project Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Front-End Developer
12 3 (1.69%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.60%) HTML
2 11 (6.21%) XML
2 11 (6.21%) SOAP
3 9 (5.08%) REST
3 9 (5.08%) .NET
4 8 (4.52%) CSS
5 7 (3.95%) WSDL
5 7 (3.95%) JMS
5 7 (3.95%) Web Services
6 6 (3.39%) RESTful
6 6 (3.39%) Spring
6 6 (3.39%) jQuery
7 5 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.82%) HTML5
8 4 (2.26%) JSP
9 3 (1.69%) Dojo
9 3 (1.69%) JSON
9 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.95%) Open Source
3 6 (3.39%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.13%) BBC
5 2 (1.13%) NHS
5 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.13%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.13%) CMDB
5 2 (1.13%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.13%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.56%) Social Network
6 1 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.56%) Physics
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.17%) Linux
2 12 (6.78%) Windows
3 7 (3.95%) UNIX
4 3 (1.69%) CentOS
5 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) VME
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) VMS
6 1 (0.56%) zOS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.30%) ITIL
2 20 (11.30%) Project Management
3 16 (9.04%) Migration
3 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (8.47%) Scrum
5 13 (7.34%) Business Continuity
6 12 (6.78%) TOGAF
7 11 (6.21%) UML
7 11 (6.21%) Service Management
8 10 (5.65%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.65%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.52%) Change Management
9 8 (4.52%) SOA
9 8 (4.52%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.52%) Business Continuity Management
9 8 (4.52%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.95%) SysML
10 7 (3.95%) TDD
11 6 (3.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.38%) Java
2 16 (9.04%) JavaScript
2 16 (9.04%) SQL
3 13 (7.34%) C
4 12 (6.78%) C#
5 7 (3.95%) Python
6 4 (2.26%) PHP
7 2 (1.13%) Perl
7 2 (1.13%) C++
7 2 (1.13%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.56%) Scala
8 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.56%) COBOL
8 1 (0.56%) Delphi
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 177 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.99%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) ISEB
4 9 (5.08%) CCNA
4 9 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.95%) CCNP
6 6 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.82%) Degree
8 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.69%) CCIP
9 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.13%) MCP
9 2 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.56%) CCENT
10 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.56%) MCITP
10 1 (0.56%) APMP
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.56%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.69%) QA
1 3 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) BS25999
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) vCloud
2 2 (1.13%) Squid
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) Puppet
2 4 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.13%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.13%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) yum
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.04%) Oracle
3 14 (7.91%) Cisco
4 6 (3.39%) IBM
4 6 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.39%) Remedy
5 5 (2.82%) HP
5 5 (2.82%) VMware
6 4 (2.26%) Google
7 3 (1.69%) SAP
7 3 (1.69%) Software AG
7 3 (1.69%) Juniper
7 3 (1.69%) BMC
7 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.13%) ESRI
8 2 (1.13%) EMC
8 2 (1.13%) Twitter
9 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
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