The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 545 453 485
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +32
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 42 91 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 1.05% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 53
Average daily rate £350 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £286 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.62% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -62.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.50 £8.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.50 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -64.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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
Top 24 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -133 39 £340 -14.40% 1
South West -20 10 £300 -30.23% 1
London -41 10 £600 +27.05%
South East -20 7 £220 -40.33%
Gloucestershire - 5 £300 -
Berkshire -7 4 £225 -
Cheshire -12 4 £650 -
North West -28 4 £650 +52.94%
South Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Wiltshire -18 1 - -
Yorkshire -25 1 - -
City of London -36 1 £625 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Glenrothes - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (42.35%) SC Cleared
3 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.82%) SQL
5 15 (17.65%) Windows
5 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 15 (17.65%) LAN
5 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 14 (16.47%) WAN
7 13 (15.29%) Cisco
7 13 (15.29%) Active Directory
8 12 (14.12%) Migration
9 10 (11.76%) Finance
9 10 (11.76%) HTML
9 10 (11.76%) Java
10 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
10 9 (10.59%) XML
10 9 (10.59%) Service Management
11 8 (9.41%) CCNA
11 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (9.41%) XSLT
11 8 (9.41%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.24%) E-business
12 7 (8.24%) Subversion
12 7 (8.24%) MS Office
12 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
12 7 (8.24%) VPN

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.88%) Lync
3 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS Office
3 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.18%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.18%) Summit
3 1 (1.18%) Agresso
3 1 (1.18%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.18%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) LAN
2 14 (16.47%) WAN
3 7 (8.24%) VPN
4 6 (7.06%) DSL
4 6 (7.06%) EIGRP
4 6 (7.06%) BGP
4 6 (7.06%) Internet
4 6 (7.06%) MPLS
4 6 (7.06%) OSPF
4 6 (7.06%) SAN
4 6 (7.06%) ADSL
4 6 (7.06%) ATM
4 6 (7.06%) RIP
4 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.06%) SDH
4 6 (7.06%) Ethernet
4 6 (7.06%) Frame Relay
4 6 (7.06%) NAS
4 6 (7.06%) xDSL
5 3 (3.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) Ingres
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Subversion
2 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.35%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.18%) Selenium
5 1 (1.18%) Maven
5 1 (1.18%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.18%) TestNG
5 1 (1.18%) Log4j
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Developer
3 8 (9.41%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.53%) IP Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Tester
7 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.53%) Commercial Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) HTML
2 9 (10.59%) XML
3 8 (9.41%) XSLT
4 6 (7.06%) J2EE
4 6 (7.06%) Spring
5 5 (5.88%) SOAP
5 5 (5.88%) JMS
6 4 (4.71%) WSDL
6 4 (4.71%) Struts
6 4 (4.71%) jQuery
6 4 (4.71%) Struts2
7 3 (3.53%) Classic ASP
7 3 (3.53%) CSS
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
8 2 (2.35%) .NET
9 1 (1.18%) JAX-RS
9 1 (1.18%) Sass
9 1 (1.18%) HTML5
9 1 (1.18%) OSGi
9 1 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.35%) Replication
2 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.18%) Open Source
2 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.18%) Clustering
2 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Windows XP
2 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.35%) Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) VME
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.18%) UNIX
6 1 (1.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) Migration
2 9 (10.59%) Service Management
3 8 (9.41%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
4 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.24%) E-business
4 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
4 7 (8.24%) Change Management
5 6 (7.06%) Project Management
5 6 (7.06%) CRM
5 6 (7.06%) ITIL
6 5 (5.88%) SOA
7 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.71%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.71%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) VB
5 4 (4.71%) VB6
6 3 (3.53%) VBScript
7 2 (2.35%) C#
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) ABAP
8 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (42.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) CCNA
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.88%) CCNP
5 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.53%) CCIP
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (15.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.88%) XenApp
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.53%) PureDisk
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Cisco
3 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 5 (5.88%) Citrix
3 5 (5.88%) Remedy
4 4 (4.71%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle
5 3 (3.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (3.53%) HP
6 2 (2.35%) McAfee
7 1 (1.18%) WSO2
7 1 (1.18%) Brocade
7 1 (1.18%) Open Text
7 1 (1.18%) CA
7 1 (1.18%) Lotus
7 1 (1.18%) EMC
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) Toshiba
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