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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 542 484 504
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +20
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 70 102 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.12% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 59
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £422
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £531 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £137.50 £13.35 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+929.96% -64.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £13.35 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.86%

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -37 68 £403 +12.65% 3
London +15 27 £425 +19.71% 1
South East +1 15 £400 -1.23% 2
City of London +17 11 - -
North West -13 5 £423 -0.58%
South West -65 5 £401 +17.98%
Berkshire +6 2 - -
Bedfordshire -13 1 £300 -
East of England -23 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Reading - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Scotland - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.03%) SC Cleared
4 22 (16.67%) Java
5 16 (12.12%) Scrum
5 16 (12.12%) ITIL
5 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.36%) Web Services
6 15 (11.36%) Finance
7 14 (10.61%) SQL
7 14 (10.61%) C
8 13 (9.85%) Linux
8 13 (9.85%) OO
9 12 (9.09%) C#
9 12 (9.09%) .NET
9 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 11 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 11 (8.33%) XML
10 11 (8.33%) MS Office
10 11 (8.33%) HTTP
10 11 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 11 (8.33%) Project Management
11 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
11 10 (7.58%) SOAP
11 10 (7.58%) HTML
11 10 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (6.82%) Oracle
12 9 (6.82%) UML

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) CMS
2 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.27%) Documentum
3 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.27%) IIS
3 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (1.52%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.76%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Office
2 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.79%) MS Project
4 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.76%) Agresso
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) HTTP
2 7 (5.30%) SSL
3 6 (4.55%) LAN
4 5 (3.79%) WAN
5 3 (2.27%) Internet
5 3 (2.27%) SAN
5 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.52%) Firewall
6 2 (1.52%) ADSL
6 2 (1.52%) VPN
6 2 (1.52%) RIP
6 2 (1.52%) DNS
6 2 (1.52%) BGP
6 2 (1.52%) MPLS
6 2 (1.52%) OSPF
6 2 (1.52%) DSL
6 2 (1.52%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.52%) xDSL
6 2 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) DB2
4 1 (0.76%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) LoadRunner
2 7 (5.30%) MSTest
2 7 (5.30%) Facilita Forecast
2 7 (5.30%) NUnit
3 6 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.79%) RSpec
4 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.03%) Subversion
6 3 (2.27%) QUnit
6 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.52%) Maven
7 2 (1.52%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.76%) TestNG
8 1 (0.76%) Selenium
8 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.76%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Military
2 3 (2.27%) Publishing
3 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (15.91%) Analyst
1 21 (15.91%) Developer
2 8 (6.06%) Architect
3 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
3 7 (5.30%) Test Engineer
3 7 (5.30%) C# Developer
4 6 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 5 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
5 5 (3.79%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Consultant
6 4 (3.03%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 4 (3.03%) Administrator
6 4 (3.03%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.36%) Web Services
2 12 (9.09%) .NET
3 11 (8.33%) XML
4 10 (7.58%) SOAP
4 10 (7.58%) HTML
5 8 (6.06%) REST
6 7 (5.30%) WCF
6 7 (5.30%) WPF
6 7 (5.30%) WSDL
6 7 (5.30%) JMS
7 4 (3.03%) CSS
8 3 (2.27%) Dojo
8 3 (2.27%) jQuery
8 3 (2.27%) JSON
8 3 (2.27%) Middleware
8 3 (2.27%) Spring
8 3 (2.27%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.52%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.52%) JSP
9 2 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Open Source
4 4 (3.03%) CMDB
4 4 (3.03%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.27%) User Experience
5 3 (2.27%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.27%) BBC
6 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) Physics
7 1 (0.76%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.76%) Tandem
7 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.85%) Linux
2 8 (6.06%) 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%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.27%) UNIX
7 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.76%) zOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.12%) Scrum
2 16 (12.12%) ITIL
3 13 (9.85%) OO
4 11 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.33%) Project Management
5 9 (6.82%) UML
5 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.82%) Service Management
5 9 (6.82%) TOGAF
6 8 (6.06%) Migration
6 8 (6.06%) Automated Testing
6 8 (6.06%) Test Strategy
6 8 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Testing
7 7 (5.30%) SOA
7 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.30%) SysML
7 7 (5.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) Java
2 14 (10.61%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) C
3 12 (9.09%) C#
4 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.52%) PHP
6 2 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.79%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ISEB
4 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.27%) CCNP
5 3 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.52%) MCTS
6 2 (1.52%) MCSA
6 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) APMP
7 1 (0.76%) NCDA
7 1 (0.76%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) P3O
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.79%) vCloud
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) XenApp
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) 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
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.82%) Oracle
4 8 (6.06%) EMC
5 7 (5.30%) HP
5 7 (5.30%) Cisco
5 7 (5.30%) VMware
6 6 (4.55%) Remedy
7 5 (3.79%) BMC
7 5 (3.79%) IBM
7 5 (3.79%) Google
8 4 (3.03%) SAP
9 3 (2.27%) Software AG
10 2 (1.52%) ESRI
10 2 (1.52%) JBoss
10 2 (1.52%) Sun
10 2 (1.52%) CA
10 2 (1.52%) Apple
11 1 (0.76%) Verint
11 1 (0.76%) Primavera
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