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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 556 587 534
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -53
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 64 70 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.61% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 69
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £364 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £597 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £360
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.75 £44.50 £74.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.65% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £44.50 £24.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £44.50 £124.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year
-28.65% -

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
10143 11402 12009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 20.60% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6394 6881 6800
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 558 563
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 2016.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 0 58 £450 - 6
London -11 20 £525 +16.66%
Croydon - 13 - -
Basildon - 8 £450 -
East of England - 8 £450 - 2
Essex - 8 £450 -
South East +30 6 £300 -
South West +11 6 £459 +20.72%
Yorkshire +11 6 £463 +1.64%
North West +3 6 £575 +26.37% 3
Scotland +17 5 £388 -
Edinburgh - 5 £388 -
Sheffield - 5 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
Hampshire +28 4 £300 -
North East -29 4 £375 -14.77%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 4 £375 -14.77%
Tyne and Wear -35 4 £375 -14.77%
Cumbria - 4 - -
Gloucestershire +4 3 £508 -
Gloucester - 3 £508 -
Fareham - 2 £300 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £403 -
Cheshire +5 1 £575 +22.01% 1
Preston +4 1 - -
Leeds +1 1 £450 -1.09%
Lancashire -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £450 -1.09%
Warrington -2 1 £575 +17.94% 1

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (62.41%) SC Cleared
3 69 (48.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 64 (45.39%) DV Cleared
5 30 (21.28%) Oracle
6 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (18.44%) JIRA
8 25 (17.73%) Linux
9 23 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (16.31%) Java
10 20 (14.18%) Migration
11 18 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (12.77%) Confluence
12 16 (11.35%) DevOps
12 16 (11.35%) HTML
13 15 (10.64%) SQL
13 15 (10.64%) SAP
13 15 (10.64%) Unix
14 14 (9.93%) TDD
15 13 (9.22%) Scrum
15 13 (9.22%) Cisco
15 13 (9.22%) Docker
16 12 (8.51%) Jenkins
16 12 (8.51%) BDD
16 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
16 12 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (7.80%) Firewall
17 11 (7.80%) VMware
17 11 (7.80%) CSS
17 11 (7.80%) SAP BW

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 18 (12.77%) Confluence
2 6 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.13%) Drupal
6 2 (1.42%) Apache
6 2 (1.42%) FileNet
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) HipChat
1 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.96%) SAP BPC
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.13%) SAP PS
4 2 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.42%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.84%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) Firewall
2 9 (6.38%) LAN
2 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.38%) WAN
3 8 (5.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (5.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (5.67%) LDAP
4 5 (3.55%) Internet
5 4 (2.84%) Network Security
6 3 (2.13%) VPN
7 2 (1.42%) DNS
7 2 (1.42%) IPsec
7 2 (1.42%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.42%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.42%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.42%) SSH
7 2 (1.42%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.71%) MPLS
8 1 (0.71%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.80%) SAP BW
3 10 (7.09%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (5.67%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (5.67%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.26%) HBase
6 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.55%) Big Data
7 5 (3.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.84%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (2.84%) SAP HANA
9 3 (2.13%) Essbase
9 3 (2.13%) Hyperion Smart View
9 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) JIRA
2 12 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.26%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (3.55%) IntelliJ
6 4 (2.84%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.13%) JUnit
7 3 (2.13%) Maven
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.42%) Ant
8 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.42%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.42%) NWDI
8 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.42%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 5 (3.55%) Finance
1 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.84%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (19.86%) Developer
2 20 (14.18%) Consultant
3 18 (12.77%) Analyst
3 18 (12.77%) Architect
4 10 (7.09%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (4.96%) Functional Analyst
5 7 (4.96%) Java Developer
5 7 (4.96%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (4.96%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 6 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 6 (4.26%) OBIEE Consultant
6 6 (4.26%) Oracle BI Consultant
7 5 (3.55%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) SAP BI Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Scrum Master
7 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.84%) E-Business Consultant
8 4 (2.84%) Security Manager
8 4 (2.84%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) HTML
2 11 (7.80%) CSS
2 11 (7.80%) HTML5
3 10 (7.09%) AngularJS
3 10 (7.09%) Web Services
4 8 (5.67%) CSS3
5 7 (4.96%) RESTful
6 6 (4.26%) REST
7 5 (3.55%) Apache Camel
7 5 (3.55%) Spring
7 5 (3.55%) Spring Boot
7 5 (3.55%) XML
8 4 (2.84%) .NET
8 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (2.13%) Dojo
9 3 (2.13%) SAML
9 3 (2.13%) WSDL
10 2 (1.42%) SAP Basis
10 2 (1.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.84%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.13%) BYOD
4 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.42%) DataPower
5 2 (1.42%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) ASIC
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.73%) Linux
2 15 (10.64%) Unix
3 5 (3.55%) Windows
4 4 (2.84%) CentOS
4 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.13%) AIX
6 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.18%) Migration
4 16 (11.35%) DevOps
5 14 (9.93%) TDD
6 13 (9.22%) Scrum
7 12 (8.51%) BDD
7 12 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (7.09%) Data Migration
8 10 (7.09%) ITIL
8 10 (7.09%) Microservices
9 8 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.67%) ETL
9 8 (5.67%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (5.67%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (5.67%) Patch Management
9 8 (5.67%) Security Operations
9 8 (5.67%) SIEM
9 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) Java
2 15 (10.64%) SQL
3 11 (7.80%) Shell Script
4 10 (7.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.55%) C
5 5 (3.55%) C#
6 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.84%) Groovy
6 4 (2.84%) Python
6 4 (2.84%) Scala
7 2 (1.42%) ABAP
7 2 (1.42%) PHP
7 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (62.41%) SC Cleared
3 69 (48.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 64 (45.39%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.67%) Degree
6 5 (3.55%) CCNP
6 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.13%) CCIE
7 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 3 (2.13%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.42%) CISA
8 2 (1.42%) CITP
9 1 (0.71%) CCNA
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (5.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.67%) RMADS
4 3 (2.13%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.42%) BS25999
5 2 (1.42%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.71%) QA
6 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Docker
2 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.67%) vSphere
3 4 (2.84%) Corosync
4 2 (1.42%) Postfix
4 2 (1.42%) Squid
4 2 (1.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Puppet
2 9 (6.38%) ZABBIX
3 8 (5.67%) Nessus
3 8 (5.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.84%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.84%) Pacemaker
6 3 (2.13%) Ansible
6 3 (2.13%) logstash
7 2 (1.42%) Consul
7 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.42%) Kibana
7 2 (1.42%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.42%) Packer
7 2 (1.42%) Rancher
7 2 (1.42%) Terraform
8 1 (0.71%) Nagios
8 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.71%) Salt
8 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) Oracle
2 15 (10.64%) SAP
3 13 (9.22%) Cisco
4 11 (7.80%) VMware
5 8 (5.67%) AlienVault
5 8 (5.67%) Informatica
6 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.55%) Hortonworks
9 4 (2.84%) ForgeRock
9 4 (2.84%) HP
10 3 (2.13%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.13%) Juniper
10 3 (2.13%) Sybase
10 3 (2.13%) Tableau
11 2 (1.42%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.42%) IBM
11 2 (1.42%) Remedy
11 2 (1.42%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.42%) Sonatype