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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 512 523 420
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -103
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 67 41 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.082% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.42% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 45
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £595 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £13.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £13.35 -
% change year-on-year
+184.64% -

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
11797 9772 7983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.74% 19.51% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6872 5269 4290
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 457 465
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.60 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 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 8 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 5 March 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 +23 66 £388 +6.89% 3
London +14 21 £394 -32.97%
South East -18 16 £406 +84.65% 1
South West +4 14 £363 +16.00% 1
Berkshire -5 8 - -
City of London +15 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
Reading -4 1 - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (27.54%) SC Cleared
3 34 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.57%) Linux
5 19 (11.38%) Project Management
5 19 (11.38%) Migration
6 18 (10.78%) Telecoms
6 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
7 17 (10.18%) Windows
7 17 (10.18%) Java
8 16 (9.58%) Cisco
9 15 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.38%) Oracle
11 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
11 13 (7.78%) SQL
11 13 (7.78%) JavaScript
11 13 (7.78%) HTML
11 13 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (7.19%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.19%) Finance
12 12 (7.19%) Business Continuity
13 11 (6.59%) CCNP
13 11 (6.59%) CCNA
13 11 (6.59%) WAN
13 11 (6.59%) MPLS
13 11 (6.59%) OSPF
13 11 (6.59%) BGP
14 10 (5.99%) TCP/IP
14 10 (5.99%) LAN
14 10 (5.99%) C#

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.80%) Apache
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) JBoss
3 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.60%) WordPress
4 1 (0.60%) Drupal
4 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.60%) Lync
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Project
2 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.99%) MS Office
4 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.20%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
1 2 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) WAN
1 11 (6.59%) MPLS
1 11 (6.59%) OSPF
1 11 (6.59%) BGP
2 10 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.99%) LAN
3 9 (5.39%) xDSL
3 9 (5.39%) SDH
3 9 (5.39%) ADSL
3 9 (5.39%) VPN
3 9 (5.39%) Ethernet
3 9 (5.39%) RIP
3 9 (5.39%) DSL
3 9 (5.39%) EIGRP
3 9 (5.39%) Internet
4 7 (4.19%) ATM
4 7 (4.19%) Intranet
4 7 (4.19%) Frame Relay
5 5 (2.99%) SAN
6 4 (2.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.19%) Subversion
4 4 (2.40%) Maven
4 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) JMeter
6 2 (1.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.60%) JIRA
7 1 (0.60%) QUnit
7 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.60%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.60%) JUnit
7 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (10.78%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.19%) Finance
3 2 (1.20%) Legal
3 2 (1.20%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Avionics
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (13.77%) Developer
2 21 (12.57%) Analyst
3 19 (11.38%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.58%) Architect
5 14 (8.38%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Consultant
7 8 (4.79%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) IP Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.40%) Operations Manager
11 4 (2.40%) Operations Project Manager
11 4 (2.40%) Business Continuity Manager
12 3 (1.80%) Functional Test Analyst
12 3 (1.80%) Linux Specialist
12 3 (1.80%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) HTML
2 9 (5.39%) .NET
3 8 (4.79%) Web Services
3 8 (4.79%) SOAP
4 6 (3.59%) CSS
4 6 (3.59%) XML
5 5 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.99%) jQuery
5 5 (2.99%) RESTful
5 5 (2.99%) HTML5
5 5 (2.99%) Spring
6 4 (2.40%) JSP
7 3 (1.80%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.80%) REST
7 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.20%) WSDL
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.20%) Middleware
8 2 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.19%) Open Source
2 4 (2.40%) User Experience
3 2 (1.20%) NHS
3 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.20%) Human Factors
4 1 (0.60%) Social Network
4 1 (0.60%) SCADA
4 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.60%) PKI
4 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Economics
4 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) Linux
2 17 (10.18%) Windows
3 9 (5.39%) UNIX
4 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) HPUX
6 2 (1.20%) Solaris
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) VME
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.38%) Project Management
2 19 (11.38%) Migration
3 15 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.19%) PRINCE2
4 12 (7.19%) Business Continuity
5 10 (5.99%) ITIL
6 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.39%) Change Management
7 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.79%) Business Continuity Management
8 7 (4.19%) SOA
9 6 (3.59%) MVC
9 6 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.99%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.99%) Test Scripting
10 5 (2.99%) Rapid Prototyping
10 5 (2.99%) Analytics
10 5 (2.99%) DevOps
10 5 (2.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.18%) Java
2 13 (7.78%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.99%) C#
4 7 (4.19%) Python
5 5 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.40%) PHP
7 3 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) Scala
8 2 (1.20%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) XPath
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) COBOL
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (27.54%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.59%) CCNP
4 11 (6.59%) CCNA
5 8 (4.79%) ISEB
6 6 (3.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (3.59%) Degree
7 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.80%) CCIP
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.20%) CCIE
9 2 (1.20%) MCP
9 2 (1.20%) VCP4
9 2 (1.20%) APMP
9 2 (1.20%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.20%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) BS25999
4 1 (0.60%) P3O
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.80%) Squid
4 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) Puppet
2 3 (1.80%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.60%) yum
4 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.60%) SELinux
4 1 (0.60%) Salt
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.58%) Cisco
3 14 (8.38%) Oracle
4 8 (4.79%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.19%) VMware
6 5 (2.99%) Juniper
6 5 (2.99%) HP
7 4 (2.40%) IBM
7 4 (2.40%) Remedy
8 3 (1.80%) Brocade
8 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.20%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Twitter
10 1 (0.60%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.60%) Tufin
10 1 (0.60%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.60%) McAfee
10 1 (0.60%) Hyperion
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