The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 532 469 460
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -9
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 62 101 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 1.11% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £353 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £252 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £531 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £137.50 £13.35 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+929.96% -66.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £104.00 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+679.02% -66.62%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -65 58 £389 +11.07% 6
London +7 16 £425 +47.82% 1
South East -7 11 £400 -11.11% 3
North West -8 5 £400 -8.98%
Berkshire +4 4 £475 +5.55% 2
City of London +6 3 £375 +29.31%
South West -37 3 £313 -21.87%
Scotland -19 2 £413 - 2
East of England -23 2 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 £238 -
Glasgow - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Surrey - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (38.05%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
5 14 (12.39%) Finance
6 13 (11.50%) Web Services
7 12 (10.62%) LAN
8 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
8 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
8 11 (9.73%) Linux
8 11 (9.73%) MS Office
9 10 (8.85%) Windows
9 10 (8.85%) WAN
9 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
9 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
10 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
10 9 (7.96%) .NET
10 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.96%) VMware
11 8 (7.08%) Change Management
11 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.08%) SQL
11 8 (7.08%) C#
11 8 (7.08%) HTML
11 8 (7.08%) Java
11 8 (7.08%) OO
11 8 (7.08%) ITIL
11 8 (7.08%) SAN

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.42%) Lync
3 3 (2.65%) Documentum
4 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.73%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) MS Project
4 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Agresso
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) LAN
2 10 (8.85%) WAN
3 8 (7.08%) SAN
4 7 (6.19%) NAS
5 4 (3.54%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.54%) VPN
5 4 (3.54%) Internet
6 3 (2.65%) MPLS
6 3 (2.65%) OSPF
6 3 (2.65%) BGP
6 3 (2.65%) DSL
6 3 (2.65%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.65%) HTTP
6 3 (2.65%) RIP
6 3 (2.65%) SDH
6 3 (2.65%) ADSL
6 3 (2.65%) ATM
6 3 (2.65%) xDSL
6 3 (2.65%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) Ingres
2 1 (0.88%) ProClarity
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) NUnit
1 7 (6.19%) MSTest
2 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
2 6 (5.31%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (4.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.65%) RSpec
5 3 (2.65%) Maven
6 2 (1.77%) Selenium
6 2 (1.77%) TestNG
6 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.88%) QUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.65%) Military
3 2 (1.77%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (15.93%) Developer
1 18 (15.93%) Analyst
2 8 (7.08%) Project Manager
3 7 (6.19%) C# Developer
4 6 (5.31%) Coordinator
5 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Test Engineer
5 5 (4.42%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (4.42%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Architect
6 4 (3.54%) Tester
6 4 (3.54%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (2.65%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Web Services
2 9 (7.96%) .NET
3 8 (7.08%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) WCF
4 7 (6.19%) WPF
5 6 (5.31%) CSS
6 2 (1.77%) XML
6 2 (1.77%) Spring
6 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.88%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.88%) JSF
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) Dojo
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
7 1 (0.88%) CSS3
7 1 (0.88%) Sass
7 1 (0.88%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (0.88%) Swing
7 1 (0.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.65%) Open Source
3 2 (1.77%) BBC
3 2 (1.77%) CMDB
3 2 (1.77%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) PMI
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Tandem
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Linux
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.65%) CentOS
6 3 (2.65%) UNIX
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
2 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
3 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.08%) ITIL
4 8 (7.08%) OO
4 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.08%) Change Management
4 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
5 7 (6.19%) Project Management
5 7 (6.19%) Migration
5 7 (6.19%) Scrum
6 6 (5.31%) Performance Testing
6 6 (5.31%) Test Strategy
7 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.42%) Software Testing
7 5 (4.42%) MODAF
7 5 (4.42%) Regression Testing
7 5 (4.42%) CRM
8 4 (3.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) SQL
1 8 (7.08%) C#
1 8 (7.08%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.54%) C
3 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.88%) VBA
4 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (38.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.65%) CCNP
4 3 (2.65%) CCIP
4 3 (2.65%) CCNA
5 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.77%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) Degree
5 2 (1.77%) MCTS
5 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) NCDA
6 1 (0.88%) NCIE
6 1 (0.88%) MCITP
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) XenApp
2 5 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.65%) vCloud
4 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
2 4 (3.54%) SCCM
3 3 (2.65%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.77%) YUM
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.96%) VMware
3 6 (5.31%) HP
3 6 (5.31%) EMC
4 5 (4.42%) Citrix
4 5 (4.42%) Cisco
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle
5 3 (2.65%) CA
5 3 (2.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (1.77%) BMC
6 2 (1.77%) SAP
6 2 (1.77%) JBoss
6 2 (1.77%) Google
6 2 (1.77%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) McAfee
7 1 (0.88%) Primavera
7 1 (0.88%) Radware
7 1 (0.88%) Toshiba
7 1 (0.88%) Brocade
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton
Volt
Rate: £200.00 - £235.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago