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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 534 474 486
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +12
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 81 95 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 54
Average daily rate
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£405 £365 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £229 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £536 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £474
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -21.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £137.50 £18.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+663.88% -31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-25.83% -31.42%

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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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 22 October 2014.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 15 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 22 October 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 -38 77 £420 +18.30% 8
London +26 34 £450 +26.76% 1
South East -13 20 £415 +12.16% 2
City of London +10 12 - -
Berkshire +14 5 £850 +136.11% 2
North West -17 5 £275 -43.00% 2
South West -49 4 £550 +62.02% 1
Manchester - 2 £275 -
Reading - 2 £850 - 1
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Scotland - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
4 26 (17.69%) Java
5 18 (12.24%) Scrum
5 18 (12.24%) ITIL
5 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.56%) Linux
7 16 (10.88%) C
7 16 (10.88%) C#
7 16 (10.88%) Finance
8 15 (10.20%) Web Services
9 14 (9.52%) .NET
9 14 (9.52%) Oracle
9 14 (9.52%) SQL
10 13 (8.84%) HTML
10 13 (8.84%) OO
10 13 (8.84%) Project Management
11 12 (8.16%) MS Office
11 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
12 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.48%) XML
12 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
12 11 (7.48%) HTTP
12 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (6.80%) SOAP
13 10 (6.80%) Windows
13 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
13 10 (6.80%) MS Excel

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.72%) CMS
1 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
2 3 (2.04%) Documentum
2 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.04%) IIS
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) JBoss
3 2 (1.36%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) MS Office
2 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.40%) MS Project
4 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.04%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.48%) HTTP
2 7 (4.76%) SSL
3 5 (3.40%) LAN
4 4 (2.72%) WAN
5 3 (2.04%) Firewall
5 3 (2.04%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.36%) ADSL
6 2 (1.36%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
6 2 (1.36%) RIP
6 2 (1.36%) SAN
6 2 (1.36%) MPLS
6 2 (1.36%) OSPF
6 2 (1.36%) BGP
6 2 (1.36%) DSL
6 2 (1.36%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.36%) xDSL
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Essbase
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.76%) MSTest
1 7 (4.76%) NUnit
2 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.40%) RSpec
2 5 (3.40%) Subversion
2 5 (3.40%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.72%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (2.04%) Selenium
4 3 (2.04%) QUnit
4 3 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.36%) Maven
5 2 (1.36%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.68%) TestNG
6 1 (0.68%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.04%) Publishing
3 3 (2.04%) Military
4 1 (0.68%) Avionics
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (17.69%) Developer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.44%) Java Developer
4 8 (5.44%) Architect
5 7 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.08%) Consultant
6 6 (4.08%) Operations Manager
6 6 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Coordinator
9 3 (2.04%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Content Editor
9 3 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Linux Specialist
9 3 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.04%) Operations Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) Web Services
2 14 (9.52%) .NET
3 13 (8.84%) HTML
4 11 (7.48%) XML
5 10 (6.80%) SOAP
6 8 (5.44%) REST
7 7 (4.76%) WCF
7 7 (4.76%) WPF
7 7 (4.76%) JMS
7 7 (4.76%) WSDL
8 5 (3.40%) CSS
9 4 (2.72%) Spring
9 4 (2.72%) jQuery
10 3 (2.04%) RESTful
10 3 (2.04%) JSON
10 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.04%) Dojo
10 3 (2.04%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.04%) Middleware
10 3 (2.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.76%) Open Source
4 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.72%) CMDB
4 4 (2.72%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.04%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) BBC
6 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.36%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Physics
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Linux
2 10 (6.80%) Windows
3 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.40%) CentOS
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.04%) UNIX
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) zOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.24%) Scrum
2 18 (12.24%) ITIL
3 13 (8.84%) OO
3 13 (8.84%) Project Management
4 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.12%) UML
6 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.12%) Migration
6 9 (6.12%) Service Management
6 9 (6.12%) TOGAF
7 8 (5.44%) TDD
7 8 (5.44%) Change Management
7 8 (5.44%) SOA
8 7 (4.76%) Analytics
8 7 (4.76%) DevOps
8 7 (4.76%) SysML
8 7 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.69%) Java
2 16 (10.88%) C
2 16 (10.88%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) SQL
4 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.40%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) PHP
7 2 (1.36%) C++
7 2 (1.36%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.68%) Delphi
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.08%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) ISEB
4 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.04%) CCNA
5 3 (2.04%) CCNP
5 3 (2.04%) MCP
6 2 (1.36%) MCSA
6 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.36%) MCTS
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) CCENT
7 1 (0.68%) NCDA
7 1 (0.68%) NCIE
7 1 (0.68%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) SLA
2 4 (2.72%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) BS25999
3 1 (0.68%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) vCloud
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.40%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.36%) SCCM
4 2 (1.36%) SCOM
4 2 (1.36%) YUM
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) Oracle
3 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) HP
5 7 (4.76%) EMC
5 7 (4.76%) Remedy
6 6 (4.08%) VMware
7 5 (3.40%) Google
7 5 (3.40%) BMC
7 5 (3.40%) IBM
8 3 (2.04%) Software AG
8 3 (2.04%) SAP
9 2 (1.36%) Sun
9 2 (1.36%) CA
9 2 (1.36%) Apple
9 2 (1.36%) ESRI
10 1 (0.68%) Twitter
10 1 (0.68%) Verint
10 1 (0.68%) Primavera
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