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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 547 540 488
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -52
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 86 70 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.67% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 41
Average daily rate
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£428 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £56.50 £137.50 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +929.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £13.35 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+323.22% -

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 +11 84 £425 +4.87% 1
London +2 21 £358 -15.88% 1
North West -27 12 £424 +3.03%
West Midlands +16 10 £330 +50.85%
Yorkshire -22 10 £374 -30.46%
West Yorkshire -20 9 £398 -38.84%
Leeds -21 9 £398 -38.84%
South East -29 9 £320 -13.22%
East Midlands -4 8 £475 -13.63%
Derbyshire +5 7 £493 -
Manchester -15 6 £700 +107.40%
Birmingham - 5 £325 -
Chesterfield - 4 £493 -
Preston +8 3 £313 -26.03%
Berkshire -1 3 - -
Derby -2 3 - -
Lancashire -12 3 £313 -26.03%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £208 -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £208 -
City of London -1 2 £345 -8.00%
Bracknell -5 2 - -
Cheshire -14 2 £424 -15.25%
Warrington -16 2 £424 -15.25%
Wales -18 2 £480 +37.14%
Croydon - 2 - -
Devon +9 1 - -
Middlesex +5 1 £320 -
Plymouth -4 1 - -
South West -9 1 - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (32.52%) SC Cleared
3 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (16.26%) Java
4 20 (16.26%) ITIL
5 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
5 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
6 15 (12.20%) SQL
7 13 (10.57%) Service Management
7 13 (10.57%) Migration
7 13 (10.57%) DV Cleared
7 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
8 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (9.76%) Finance
9 11 (8.94%) Oracle
9 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
10 10 (8.13%) HTML
10 10 (8.13%) UNIX
11 9 (7.32%) Degree
12 8 (6.50%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.50%) Project Management
12 8 (6.50%) CSS
12 8 (6.50%) Linux
12 8 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
13 7 (5.69%) Windows
13 7 (5.69%) HP
13 7 (5.69%) MVC
13 7 (5.69%) Business Continuity
13 7 (5.69%) ISTQB

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.44%) Node.js
2 2 (1.63%) WordPress
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.63%) IIS
2 2 (1.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.81%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.81%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.81%) nginx
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.81%) Lync
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.44%) MS Office
4 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.81%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (2.44%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.63%) Summit
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) WAN
1 6 (4.88%) SAN
2 5 (4.07%) LAN
3 4 (3.25%) SDH
3 4 (3.25%) MPLS
3 4 (3.25%) OSPF
3 4 (3.25%) BGP
3 4 (3.25%) Internet
3 4 (3.25%) iSCSI
3 4 (3.25%) FCoE
3 4 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (2.44%) WLAN
4 3 (2.44%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.44%) Frame Relay
4 3 (2.44%) RIP
4 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.44%) VPN
5 2 (1.63%) DSL
5 2 (1.63%) VoIP
5 2 (1.63%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.63%) MySQL
4 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.69%) Maven
4 6 (4.88%) JUnit
4 6 (4.88%) GitLab
5 5 (4.07%) JIRA
6 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.63%) ProC
6 2 (1.63%) Subversion
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.81%) Grunt
7 1 (0.81%) Bower
7 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (9.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) Analyst
3 14 (11.38%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.94%) Architect
5 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.07%) Project Planner
7 5 (4.07%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Consultant
7 5 (4.07%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.25%) Backup Engineer
9 3 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Tester
9 3 (2.44%) SAP HR Consultant
9 3 (2.44%) Configuration Manager
9 3 (2.44%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) HTML
2 8 (6.50%) CSS
3 7 (5.69%) Spring
4 6 (4.88%) JSON
4 6 (4.88%) Spring MVC
5 5 (4.07%) Apache Camel
5 5 (4.07%) Hibernate
5 5 (4.07%) Web Services
5 5 (4.07%) JMS
5 5 (4.07%) Servlets
5 5 (4.07%) .NET
5 5 (4.07%) J2EE
6 4 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.44%) Sass
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
7 3 (2.44%) HTML5
7 3 (2.44%) XML
7 3 (2.44%) Java EE
8 2 (1.63%) SOAP
8 2 (1.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) CMDB
4 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) IVR
5 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) W3C
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) BBC
7 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.81%) DataPower
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) UNIX
2 8 (6.50%) Linux
3 7 (5.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) CentOS
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.26%) ITIL
3 13 (10.57%) Service Management
3 13 (10.57%) Migration
4 8 (6.50%) Risk Management
4 8 (6.50%) Project Management
5 7 (5.69%) MVC
5 7 (5.69%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.88%) Scrum
6 6 (4.88%) Open Source
6 6 (4.88%) Microservices
7 5 (4.07%) Analytics
7 5 (4.07%) DevOps
7 5 (4.07%) Performance Testing
7 5 (4.07%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.07%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.07%) Change Management
7 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) Java
2 15 (12.20%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.25%) C#
4 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.44%) C
5 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.63%) Python
6 2 (1.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.63%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) COBOL
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) XQuery
7 1 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (32.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.57%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.32%) Degree
5 7 (5.69%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.25%) ISEB
7 4 (3.25%) CISSP
7 4 (3.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (2.44%) CCNP
8 3 (2.44%) CCNA
9 2 (1.63%) CCSP
9 2 (1.63%) CISM
10 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.81%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.81%) CCIE
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) BS25999
2 2 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Snort
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Postfix
2 1 (0.81%) vSphere
2 1 (0.81%) IAG
2 1 (0.81%) UAG
2 1 (0.81%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.81%) SELinux
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.94%) Oracle
3 7 (5.69%) HP
4 5 (4.07%) Cisco
5 4 (3.25%) IBM
5 4 (3.25%) SAP
5 4 (3.25%) Remedy
6 3 (2.44%) Verint
6 3 (2.44%) Avaya
6 3 (2.44%) Genesys
6 3 (2.44%) CommVault
7 2 (1.63%) Informatica
7 2 (1.63%) Juniper
7 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.63%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.81%) Google
8 1 (0.81%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.81%) VMware
8 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.81%) Imperva
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