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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 501 517 428
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -89
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 107 52 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.57% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 25 64
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £144 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £448
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -22.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.80 £13.53 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% -20.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.53 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -16.73%

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
11413 9164 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.73% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6633 5091 4657
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 394 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 +24 101 £400 +25.49% 1
London +51 45 £425 +57.40% 1
South East -29 20 £450 +14.28%
South West -31 10 £350 -7.89%
West Midlands - 10 £360 -
Berkshire +5 7 £850 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 -
North West -12 4 £280 +24.44%
City of London +7 3 £455 +25.51%
East of England -3 3 £400 -
Cheltenham - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £280 -
Birmingham - 3 £258 -
Reading +19 2 £850 -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.57%) SC Cleared
3 42 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (17.61%) Java
5 22 (12.50%) Linux
6 19 (10.80%) ITIL
6 19 (10.80%) Project Management
6 19 (10.80%) Scrum
7 18 (10.23%) SQL
8 17 (9.66%) Oracle
8 17 (9.66%) HTML
8 17 (9.66%) Finance
9 16 (9.09%) Migration
9 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (7.39%) Cisco
11 13 (7.39%) Windows
12 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 12 (6.82%) C
12 12 (6.82%) C#
12 12 (6.82%) SQL Server
12 12 (6.82%) SOAP
12 12 (6.82%) Telecoms
12 12 (6.82%) Jenkins
12 12 (6.82%) Puppet
13 11 (6.25%) Git (software)
13 11 (6.25%) Web Services
13 11 (6.25%) XML

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (2.84%) WebSphere
1 5 (2.84%) CMS
2 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Process Server
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.70%) IIS
2 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.14%) Apache
3 2 (1.14%) JBoss
3 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.14%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
4 1 (0.57%) Drupal
4 1 (0.57%) Lync
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) MS Office
1 7 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.41%) MS Project
3 4 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) HTTP
2 9 (5.11%) WAN
3 8 (4.55%) LAN
4 7 (3.98%) Internet
4 7 (3.98%) SSL
4 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.98%) Ethernet
5 6 (3.41%) RIP
5 6 (3.41%) ADSL
5 6 (3.41%) VPN
5 6 (3.41%) BGP
5 6 (3.41%) MPLS
5 6 (3.41%) OSPF
5 6 (3.41%) DSL
5 6 (3.41%) EIGRP
5 6 (3.41%) xDSL
6 5 (2.84%) Firewall
6 5 (2.84%) SDH
6 5 (2.84%) Intranet
7 4 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) Big Data
6 1 (0.57%) Essbase
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.11%) Subversion
4 6 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.27%) RSpec
6 3 (1.70%) Maven
6 3 (1.70%) Selenium
6 3 (1.70%) QUnit
6 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.14%) JUnit
7 2 (1.14%) JMeter
7 2 (1.14%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (1.14%) Hudson
7 2 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.57%) JIRA
8 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (9.66%) Finance
2 12 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Avionics
4 1 (0.57%) Games
4 1 (0.57%) Law
4 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (13.07%) Developer
2 22 (12.50%) Analyst
3 19 (10.80%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.52%) Architect
5 11 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Consultant
7 7 (3.98%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Operations Manager
8 5 (2.84%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (2.84%) IP Engineer
8 5 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.27%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.27%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.27%) Operations Project Manager
9 4 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (1.70%) Business Manager
10 3 (1.70%) Integration Consultant
10 3 (1.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.66%) HTML
2 12 (6.82%) SOAP
3 11 (6.25%) Web Services
3 11 (6.25%) XML
3 11 (6.25%) .NET
4 9 (5.11%) REST
5 8 (4.55%) CSS
6 7 (3.98%) RESTful
6 7 (3.98%) JMS
6 7 (3.98%) WSDL
7 6 (3.41%) jQuery
7 6 (3.41%) Spring
8 5 (2.84%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.84%) HTML5
9 4 (2.27%) JSP
9 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.70%) Dojo
10 3 (1.70%) JSON
10 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.11%) Open Source
3 6 (3.41%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.70%) User Experience
5 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) BBC
6 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.14%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.14%) CMDB
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.57%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Physics
7 1 (0.57%) Social Network
7 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.50%) Linux
2 13 (7.39%) Windows
3 7 (3.98%) UNIX
4 5 (2.84%) CentOS
5 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) VME
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.57%) VMS
8 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.80%) ITIL
2 19 (10.80%) Project Management
2 19 (10.80%) Scrum
3 16 (9.09%) Migration
4 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.68%) UML
6 10 (5.68%) Service Management
6 10 (5.68%) Business Continuity
6 10 (5.68%) TOGAF
7 8 (4.55%) SOA
7 8 (4.55%) Change Management
7 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.55%) TDD
7 8 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.98%) SysML
8 7 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.61%) Java
2 18 (10.23%) SQL
3 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.82%) C
4 12 (6.82%) C#
5 6 (3.41%) Python
6 4 (2.27%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) Scala
8 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.55%) CCNA
4 8 (4.55%) ISEB
5 7 (3.98%) CCNP
6 6 (3.41%) Degree
7 4 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.70%) MCP
8 3 (1.70%) CCIP
8 3 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CISSP
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.57%) CEH
10 1 (0.57%) MCTS
10 1 (0.57%) CCENT
10 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.70%) QA
1 3 (1.70%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) BS25999
2 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.27%) vCloud
2 2 (1.14%) Squid
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) Puppet
2 4 (2.27%) Vagrant
2 4 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.70%) yum
4 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (9.66%) Oracle
2 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.39%) Cisco
4 10 (5.68%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.98%) VMware
5 7 (3.98%) HP
5 7 (3.98%) IBM
6 6 (3.41%) Remedy
7 5 (2.84%) EMC
8 4 (2.27%) SAP
8 4 (2.27%) Google
9 3 (1.70%) BMC
9 3 (1.70%) Software AG
10 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.14%) Apple
10 2 (1.14%) Sun
10 2 (1.14%) ESRI
10 2 (1.14%) Twitter
11 1 (0.57%) Mitel
11 1 (0.57%) Fortinet