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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 564 537 461
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -76
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 45 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.094% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.48% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 23
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £215 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £600 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £423
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.33 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.36% +12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.33 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+210.36% +12.96%

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
10743 10554 8641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.40% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 6025 4623
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 535 468
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
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 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 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 30 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 4 May 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 -16 44 £370 +5.71% 4
South East -8 15 £475 +111.11% 2
Berkshire +3 10 £485 +115.55% 1
London +4 9 £440 +10.00% 1
South West +5 7 £294 -2.08%
Lancashire +6 6 £415 -
North West -21 6 £415 -36.23% 1
Preston +10 5 £415 -
Bristol +4 5 £300 +11.62%
Reading +6 4 £485 +14.11% 1
Hampshire -3 4 £360 +140.00% 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Farnborough - 4 £360 -
Yorkshire -8 3 £325 -
West Midlands -11 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
City of London +18 2 £475 -24.00%
East Midlands -4 2 - -
North East -6 2 £250 -33.33%
Tyne and Wear -6 2 £250 -33.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 2 £250 -33.33%
Hinckley - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Swansea +7 1 - -
West Wales +5 1 - -
East of England +5 1 £250 -41.17%

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
3 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.18%) Migration
5 18 (13.43%) Linux
6 16 (11.94%) Project Management
7 14 (10.45%) Cisco
7 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
8 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
9 12 (8.96%) CCNP
9 12 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (8.96%) MPLS
9 12 (8.96%) OSPF
9 12 (8.96%) BGP
9 12 (8.96%) Oracle
9 12 (8.96%) UNIX
9 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.21%) Business Continuity
10 11 (8.21%) Windows
10 11 (8.21%) SQL
10 11 (8.21%) WAN
10 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
11 10 (7.46%) SDH
11 10 (7.46%) LAN
11 10 (7.46%) Java
11 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
11 10 (7.46%) Web Services
12 9 (6.72%) ADSL
12 9 (6.72%) VPN
12 9 (6.72%) Ethernet

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (2.24%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.24%) JBoss
1 3 (2.24%) Apache
1 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.49%) Node.js
2 2 (1.49%) CMS
2 2 (1.49%) Tuxedo
2 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.75%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Project
2 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) PaaS
1 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.75%) iPaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) IaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) MPLS
1 12 (8.96%) OSPF
1 12 (8.96%) BGP
2 11 (8.21%) WAN
2 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.46%) SDH
3 10 (7.46%) LAN
4 9 (6.72%) ADSL
4 9 (6.72%) VPN
4 9 (6.72%) Ethernet
4 9 (6.72%) DSL
4 9 (6.72%) EIGRP
4 9 (6.72%) Internet
4 9 (6.72%) RIP
4 9 (6.72%) xDSL
5 7 (5.22%) ATM
5 7 (5.22%) Intranet
5 7 (5.22%) Frame Relay
6 5 (3.73%) SAN
7 3 (2.24%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.99%) Subversion
3 4 (2.99%) Maven
4 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.49%) Hudson
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.75%) ProC
6 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.75%) QUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.75%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (13.43%) Developer
2 17 (12.69%) Architect
3 16 (11.94%) Analyst
4 11 (8.21%) Network Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.22%) IP Network Engineer
5 7 (5.22%) IP Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Consultant
7 5 (3.73%) Test Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Technical Architect
7 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (2.99%) ETL Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Programme Planner
8 4 (2.99%) Business Continuity Manager
8 4 (2.99%) Business Manager
8 4 (2.99%) Project Planner
9 3 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.24%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (2.24%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.46%) Web Services
2 8 (5.97%) SOAP
3 6 (4.48%) HTML
3 6 (4.48%) XML
4 5 (3.73%) CSS
5 4 (2.99%) .NET
6 3 (2.24%) Spring
6 3 (2.24%) HTML5
6 3 (2.24%) Apache Flex
6 3 (2.24%) RESTful
7 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.49%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.49%) REST
7 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.49%) Mustache
7 2 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.49%) J2EE
8 1 (0.75%) JSP
8 1 (0.75%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) Open Source
1 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.99%) User Experience
3 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.49%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) Economics
5 1 (0.75%) SCADA
5 1 (0.75%) Social Network
5 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.43%) Linux
2 12 (8.96%) UNIX
3 11 (8.21%) Windows
4 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.49%) HPUX
5 2 (1.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.75%) VMS
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) VME
6 1 (0.75%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.18%) Migration
3 16 (11.94%) Project Management
4 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.21%) Business Continuity
6 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.72%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.97%) Change Management
7 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.22%) ITIL
8 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity Management
9 6 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.48%) ETL
10 5 (3.73%) DevOps
11 4 (2.99%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.99%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.99%) Business Analysis
11 4 (2.99%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.99%) Data Modelling
12 3 (2.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.21%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) Java
3 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.22%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.99%) C#
5 3 (2.24%) C
6 2 (1.49%) Scala
6 2 (1.49%) Ruby
6 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) COBOL
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) XPath
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.96%) CCNP
3 12 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.72%) CCNA
5 6 (4.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (4.48%) ISEB
6 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) Degree
7 4 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (2.24%) CCIP
8 3 (2.24%) CCIE
8 3 (2.24%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.24%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.75%) PMP
9 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.75%) CISSP
9 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Squid
3 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.75%) SELinux
4 1 (0.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.75%) yum
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Cisco
2 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.96%) Oracle
4 8 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.22%) VMware
6 6 (4.48%) Juniper
7 4 (2.99%) Remedy
8 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.24%) HP
8 3 (2.24%) IBM
8 3 (2.24%) Brocade
9 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.75%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) McAfee
9 1 (0.75%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) NetApp
9 1 (0.75%) Nokia
9 1 (0.75%) Nortel
9 1 (0.75%) Citrix
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