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 26 September 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 562 565 568
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 93 89 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 42
Median daily rate £500 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £428 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.95% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £13.35

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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 93 £500 +17.64% 8
London +19 46 £438 +16.66% 3
Croydon +10 24 £525 -
South East +29 21 £477 +49.06% 1
Berkshire +21 15 £525 -
North West +13 8 £575 +35.69%
Hampshire +13 5 £415 -21.04% 1
Yorkshire -1 5 £538 +39.15% 1
City of London +18 4 £260 -45.21% 1
South West +14 4 £421 +10.85% 1
South Yorkshire +2 4 £538 +106.73% 1
East Midlands -9 4 - -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 £538 - 1
Winchester - 3 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £500 -
North East - 3 £500 -
Reading +16 2 £525 -
Chesterfield -2 2 - -
Derbyshire -7 2 - -
Birmingham -10 2 £500 +53.84%
West Midlands -35 2 £500 +53.84%
Bristol - 2 - -
Lancashire +17 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Milton Keynes +11 1 - -
Warrington +10 1 £575 +22.99%
Cheshire +2 1 £575 +22.99%
West Yorkshire -2 1 - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 168 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (55.95%) SC Cleared
3 70 (41.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 63 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (17.86%) Linux
7 29 (17.26%) Java
8 23 (13.69%) DevOps
9 22 (13.10%) JIRA
10 21 (12.50%) Migration
10 21 (12.50%) Oracle
10 21 (12.50%) HTML
11 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (11.31%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.71%) Unix
13 17 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (9.52%) Scrum
14 16 (9.52%) CSS
14 16 (9.52%) Jenkins
15 15 (8.93%) SQL Server
15 15 (8.93%) JavaScript
15 15 (8.93%) Management Information System
15 15 (8.93%) TDD
16 14 (8.33%) VMware
16 14 (8.33%) .NET
16 14 (8.33%) ITIL
16 14 (8.33%) Cisco
16 14 (8.33%) AngularJS
16 14 (8.33%) Docker
16 14 (8.33%) Mentoring

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.33%) Confluence
2 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.57%) Apache
4 5 (2.98%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.79%) Drupal
6 3 (1.79%) JBoss
6 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.19%) FileNet
7 2 (1.19%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.19%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.19%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.19%) nginx
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (1.19%) HipChat
3 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.60%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.38%) IaaS
3 3 (1.79%) PaaS
4 2 (1.19%) GitHub
4 2 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) Firewall
2 9 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.76%) LAN
3 8 (4.76%) LDAP
3 8 (4.76%) WAN
4 7 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (4.17%) HTTP
4 7 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.57%) Network Security
6 5 (2.98%) VPN
7 4 (2.38%) Internet
7 4 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.19%) DMZ
8 2 (1.19%) DNS
8 2 (1.19%) FTP
8 2 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.19%) OpenVPN
8 2 (1.19%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.19%) SSH
8 2 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.36%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.98%) HBase
5 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.38%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (2.38%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.79%) Big Data
7 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.79%) Essbase
7 3 (1.79%) Hyperion Smart View
7 3 (1.79%) MySQL
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (13.10%) JIRA
2 16 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
4 6 (3.57%) Maven
5 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.98%) Subversion
6 4 (2.38%) Ant
6 4 (2.38%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.79%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.19%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.19%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.19%) Hudson
8 2 (1.19%) JUnit
8 2 (1.19%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.19%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (3.57%) Finance
2 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (19.64%) Developer
2 29 (17.26%) Architect
3 22 (13.10%) Consultant
4 14 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 11 (6.55%) Analyst
6 11 (6.55%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 6 (3.57%) OBIEE Consultant
7 6 (3.57%) Oracle BI Consultant
7 6 (3.57%) Service Manager
8 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) E-Business Consultant
8 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (2.98%) Scrum Master
8 5 (2.98%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.38%) Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) HTML
2 16 (9.52%) CSS
3 14 (8.33%) .NET
3 14 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.36%) HTML5
4 9 (5.36%) Spring
5 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.76%) RESTful
5 8 (4.76%) Web Services
6 7 (4.17%) CSS3
7 6 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.57%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.98%) Middleware
8 5 (2.98%) REST
9 4 (2.38%) Apache Camel
9 4 (2.38%) Dojo
9 4 (2.38%) Node.js
9 4 (2.38%) SOAP
9 4 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.57%) User Experience
3 6 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.79%) DataPower
5 3 (1.79%) Psychology
6 2 (1.19%) CMDB
6 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.19%) NHS
6 2 (1.19%) Tandem
6 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.60%) BYOD
7 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.86%) Linux
2 18 (10.71%) Unix
3 6 (3.57%) CentOS
3 6 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 5 (2.98%) AIX
5 3 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.79%) Windows
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.69%) DevOps
3 21 (12.50%) Migration
4 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (9.52%) Scrum
6 15 (8.93%) TDD
7 14 (8.33%) ITIL
7 14 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 13 (7.74%) BDD
8 13 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.14%) MVC
9 12 (7.14%) Open Source
10 11 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.55%) Project Management
10 11 (6.55%) Service Management
11 10 (5.95%) Microservices
11 10 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (5.36%) Change Management
12 9 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.26%) Java
2 15 (8.93%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.74%) SQL
4 12 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.95%) C#
5 10 (5.95%) Python
6 7 (4.17%) Scala
7 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.57%) PHP
7 6 (3.57%) Ruby
8 5 (2.98%) C
9 4 (2.38%) Groovy
10 3 (1.79%) Perl
10 3 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 168 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (55.95%) SC Cleared
3 70 (41.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 63 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.17%) Degree
6 6 (3.57%) CCNP
7 4 (2.38%) CCIE
7 4 (2.38%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.79%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.79%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CCNA
10 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.17%) RMADS
3 5 (2.98%) SLA
4 4 (2.38%) ISO 14001
4 4 (2.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.19%) QA
6 1 (0.60%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (8.33%) Docker
2 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.17%) vSphere
5 4 (2.38%) vCloud
6 2 (1.19%) Postfix
6 2 (1.19%) Squid
6 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) HDFS
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.74%) Puppet
2 8 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 7 (4.17%) Nessus
3 7 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.57%) Ansible
4 6 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (2.98%) logstash
6 4 (2.38%) Kibana
7 3 (1.79%) Salt
8 2 (1.19%) Consul
8 2 (1.19%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.19%) Nagios
8 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.19%) Packer
8 2 (1.19%) Rancher
8 2 (1.19%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.19%) Terraform
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (12.50%) Oracle
2 19 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.33%) Cisco
3 14 (8.33%) VMware
4 8 (4.76%) Informatica
5 7 (4.17%) AlienVault
5 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.17%) HP
6 6 (3.57%) SAP
6 6 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.38%) ForgeRock
7 4 (2.38%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.38%) Sonatype
8 3 (1.79%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.79%) IBM
8 3 (1.79%) Juniper
8 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.79%) Tableau
9 2 (1.19%) ILOG
9 2 (1.19%) Remedy
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