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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 564 550 475
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -75
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 64 65 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.62% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 35
Average daily rate
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£425 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £308 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £510 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £56.50 £137.50 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +929.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £104.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +679.02%

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
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -26 63 £425 +12.58% 8
London -4 12 £400 +5.96% 1
South East -15 12 £208 -46.45% 4
North West -16 9 £468 +16.87%
East Midlands -9 7 £475 -
West Midlands +4 6 £325 - 2
Derbyshire -7 6 £493 -
Berkshire +7 5 - - 4
City of London -5 5 £400 +6.66%
Birmingham - 5 £325 -
South West -2 4 £425 +36.00%
Manchester -10 4 - -
Yorkshire -26 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - - 2
Chesterfield - 4 £493 -
Leeds - 4 - -
Exeter - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £208 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £208 -
Devon - 3 £425 -
Warrington -4 2 £424 -
Cheshire -9 2 £424 -
Derby -10 2 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £135 -
Lancashire +8 1 - -
Preston +8 1 - -
Swansea +4 1 £480 -
Wales +2 1 £480 -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.70%) SC Cleared
3 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.91%) Migration
5 16 (14.04%) Java
6 15 (13.16%) SQL
7 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 12 (10.53%) DV Cleared
7 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
8 11 (9.65%) Jenkins
8 11 (9.65%) Oracle
9 10 (8.77%) Windows
9 10 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
10 9 (7.89%) Degree
10 9 (7.89%) ITIL
10 9 (7.89%) Linux
10 9 (7.89%) Web Services
10 9 (7.89%) Cisco
10 9 (7.89%) MongoDB
11 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (7.02%) UNIX
11 8 (7.02%) PL/SQL
11 8 (7.02%) HP
11 8 (7.02%) MPLS
11 8 (7.02%) OSPF
11 8 (7.02%) BGP
12 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.14%) Project Management
12 7 (6.14%) CCNP

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.75%) JBoss
2 2 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.88%) WordPress
3 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
1 2 (1.75%) Summit
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) GitHub
2 2 (1.75%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) MPLS
1 8 (7.02%) OSPF
1 8 (7.02%) BGP
2 7 (6.14%) SDH
2 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.26%) VPN
3 6 (5.26%) RIP
3 6 (5.26%) WAN
3 6 (5.26%) EIGRP
4 5 (4.39%) DSL
4 5 (4.39%) Frame Relay
4 5 (4.39%) xDSL
4 5 (4.39%) ADSL
4 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
4 5 (4.39%) LAN
4 5 (4.39%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) SAN
5 4 (3.51%) ATM
5 4 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.63%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.26%) Maven
4 5 (4.39%) JIRA
4 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.51%) GitLab
5 4 (3.51%) JUnit
6 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.75%) ProC
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) Selenium
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.88%) Grunt
7 1 (0.88%) Bower
7 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.14%) Finance
3 5 (4.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) Architect
4 10 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Java Developer
5 6 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.39%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.39%) Test Leader
7 4 (3.51%) IP Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.51%) ETL Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (2.63%) Business Continuity Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.63%) Project Planner
8 3 (2.63%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) Web Services
2 7 (6.14%) SOAP
3 6 (5.26%) Servlets
3 6 (5.26%) XML
3 6 (5.26%) JSON
4 5 (4.39%) Apache Camel
4 5 (4.39%) JMS
4 5 (4.39%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.39%) Spring
4 5 (4.39%) .NET
4 5 (4.39%) J2EE
5 4 (3.51%) HTML
5 4 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (3.51%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.63%) Apache Flex
6 3 (2.63%) CSS
7 2 (1.75%) JSP
7 2 (1.75%) Java EE
7 2 (1.75%) REST
7 2 (1.75%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) CMDB
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.88%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.88%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) Economics
6 1 (0.88%) Statistics
6 1 (0.88%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) W3C
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 9 (7.89%) Linux
3 8 (7.02%) UNIX
4 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) HPUX
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.91%) Migration
3 9 (7.89%) ITIL
4 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.14%) Project Management
4 7 (6.14%) Business Continuity
4 7 (6.14%) Open Source
5 6 (5.26%) Change Management
5 6 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.26%) ETL
6 5 (4.39%) Service Management
6 5 (4.39%) Scrum
6 5 (4.39%) Analytics
6 5 (4.39%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (4.39%) Performance Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.51%) Security Testing
7 4 (3.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) Java
2 15 (13.16%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.63%) C
4 3 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) COBOL
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) XQuery
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby
5 1 (0.88%) XPath
5 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.70%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.89%) Degree
6 7 (6.14%) CCNP
7 6 (5.26%) CCNA
8 4 (3.51%) ISEB
8 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.63%) CISSP
10 2 (1.75%) CISM
10 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.75%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.75%) CCIE
10 2 (1.75%) CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) CCIP
11 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) QA
1 3 (2.63%) BS25999
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.75%) Snort
3 1 (0.88%) Squid
3 1 (0.88%) Postfix
3 1 (0.88%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.63%) Puppet
2 3 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.75%) Ansible
3 2 (1.75%) SELinux
3 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.88%) Salt
4 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) HP
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.51%) VMware
6 4 (3.51%) Juniper
7 3 (2.63%) Brocade
8 2 (1.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.75%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.75%) Nortel
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) IBM
9 1 (0.88%) Informatica
9 1 (0.88%) Nokia
9 1 (0.88%) Google
9 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.88%) Imperva
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