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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 518 536 451
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -85
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 60 39 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.38% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 33
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £196 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £439 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £404
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -13.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £47.33 £13.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+254.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.33 £13.35 -
% change year-on-year
+254.53% -

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
10625 10141 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.63% 19.34% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6052 5604 4389
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 514 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 March 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 9 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 March 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 +10 59 £370 +15.62% 2
London +15 18 £393 -1.87%
South East -14 17 £406 +84.65% 2
Berkshire +1 10 £485 +115.55%
South West -3 9 £338 +8.00%
Bristol +5 4 £300 +26.31%
City of London +22 3 £338 -
Reading +5 3 £485 +14.11%
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (27.11%) SC Cleared
3 31 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.65%) Linux
5 20 (12.05%) Project Management
5 20 (12.05%) Migration
6 18 (10.84%) Telecoms
7 16 (9.64%) Cisco
7 16 (9.64%) Windows
7 16 (9.64%) Java
7 16 (9.64%) Oracle
8 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
8 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.83%) Finance
9 13 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (7.83%) SQL
10 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
10 12 (7.23%) JavaScript
10 12 (7.23%) HTML
10 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
10 12 (7.23%) CCNP
10 12 (7.23%) BGP
10 12 (7.23%) MPLS
10 12 (7.23%) OSPF
10 12 (7.23%) Change Management
11 11 (6.63%) Business Continuity
11 11 (6.63%) UNIX
11 11 (6.63%) WAN
12 10 (6.02%) LAN
12 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (1.81%) JBoss
1 3 (1.81%) Apache
1 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.81%) CMS
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.20%) Node.js
2 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.20%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.60%) Drupal
3 1 (0.60%) WordPress
3 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Project
2 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.81%) MS Office
4 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.20%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.60%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) PaaS
1 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) MPLS
1 12 (7.23%) OSPF
1 12 (7.23%) BGP
2 11 (6.63%) WAN
3 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.02%) LAN
4 9 (5.42%) SDH
4 9 (5.42%) ADSL
4 9 (5.42%) VPN
4 9 (5.42%) Ethernet
4 9 (5.42%) RIP
4 9 (5.42%) Internet
4 9 (5.42%) DSL
4 9 (5.42%) EIGRP
4 9 (5.42%) xDSL
5 7 (4.22%) Frame Relay
5 7 (4.22%) Intranet
5 7 (4.22%) ATM
6 5 (3.01%) SAN
7 4 (2.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.61%) Subversion
4 5 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.41%) Maven
5 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.81%) Selenium
7 2 (1.20%) Hudson
7 2 (1.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.60%) JUnit
8 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.60%) ProC
8 1 (0.60%) JIRA
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.60%) QUnit
8 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (10.84%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.83%) Finance
3 2 (1.20%) Legal
3 2 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Avionics
4 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (13.86%) Developer
2 21 (12.65%) Analyst
3 19 (11.45%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.24%) Architect
5 13 (7.83%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.42%) Consultant
7 7 (4.22%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) IP Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Business Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Business Continuity Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Operations Project Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Programme Planner
10 4 (2.41%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Project Planner
11 3 (1.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.23%) HTML
2 9 (5.42%) Web Services
3 7 (4.22%) SOAP
3 7 (4.22%) .NET
3 7 (4.22%) CSS
4 5 (3.01%) XML
4 5 (3.01%) Spring
4 5 (3.01%) RESTful
4 5 (3.01%) HTML5
5 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.81%) jQuery
5 3 (1.81%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.81%) JSP
5 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.20%) J2EE
6 2 (1.20%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.20%) Mustache
6 2 (1.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.22%) Open Source
2 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.41%) User Experience
4 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) NHS
4 2 (1.20%) Human Factors
5 1 (0.60%) Social Network
5 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.60%) GIS
5 1 (0.60%) Replication
5 1 (0.60%) Economics
5 1 (0.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) SCADA
5 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) Linux
2 16 (9.64%) Windows
3 11 (6.63%) UNIX
4 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.20%) HPUX
6 2 (1.20%) Solaris
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) VMS
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) VME
7 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.05%) Migration
2 20 (12.05%) Project Management
3 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.23%) Change Management
4 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.63%) Business Continuity
6 9 (5.42%) ITIL
6 9 (5.42%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.82%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.22%) Business Continuity Management
9 6 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.01%) Workflow
10 5 (3.01%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.01%) ETL
10 5 (3.01%) DevOps
11 4 (2.41%) Analytics
11 4 (2.41%) Service Management
11 4 (2.41%) MVC
11 4 (2.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.64%) Java
2 13 (7.83%) SQL
3 12 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.82%) C#
5 6 (3.61%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.41%) Python
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby
7 2 (1.20%) C
7 2 (1.20%) COBOL
7 2 (1.20%) Perl
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) Scala
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) XPath
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (27.11%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.23%) CCNP
5 10 (6.02%) CCNA
6 6 (3.61%) ISEB
6 6 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.01%) Degree
7 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.81%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.81%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.81%) CCIP
8 3 (1.81%) CCIE
9 2 (1.20%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) CISSP
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) PMP
10 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) Squid
4 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Puppet
2 3 (1.81%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) SELinux
4 1 (0.60%) Salt
4 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.60%) yum
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (9.64%) Oracle
1 16 (9.64%) Cisco
2 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.22%) VMware
5 6 (3.61%) Juniper
6 5 (3.01%) Remedy
7 4 (2.41%) HP
8 3 (1.81%) IBM
8 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.81%) Brocade
9 2 (1.20%) Twitter
10 1 (0.60%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.60%) Tufin
10 1 (0.60%) Mitel
10 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.60%) SAP
10 1 (0.60%) Nortel