The table below looks at the statistics for MBCS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MBCS over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Rank 592 599 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing MBCS 27 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.004% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.019% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 0
Average daily rate £500 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MBCS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MBCS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MBCS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MBCS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MBCS within the UK.

MBCS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MBCS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MBCS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MBCS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MBCS within the UK.

MBCS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MBCS
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 27 £500 -13.04% 13
London +18 26 £500 -13.04% 4
Croydon - 17 £500 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 2

MBCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 27 (96.43%) ITIL
2 26 (92.86%) PRINCE2
3 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
5 15 (53.57%) ITIL V3
6 13 (46.43%) ITIL V2
7 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.29%) CISSP
9 4 (14.29%) Information Security
10 3 (10.71%) CITP
11 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
11 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (7.14%) Degree
11 2 (7.14%) RMADS
11 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
11 2 (7.14%) Web Services
11 2 (7.14%) Network Management
11 2 (7.14%) Project Management
11 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
11 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
11 2 (7.14%) Change Management
11 2 (7.14%) Finance
11 2 (7.14%) Legal
11 2 (7.14%) VoIP
11 2 (7.14%) VPN
11 2 (7.14%) CLAS
11 2 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional

MBCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MBCS 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 MBCS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) VoIP
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Architect
2 24 (85.71%) Service Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Architect
4 3 (10.71%) ICT Manager
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Service Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Security Assurance Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.57%) CESG
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) ITIL
2 26 (92.86%) PRINCE2
3 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (53.57%) ITIL V3
5 13 (46.43%) ITIL V2
6 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
7 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.29%) Information Security
9 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
9 2 (7.14%) Change Management
9 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
9 2 (7.14%) Network Management
9 2 (7.14%) Project Management
10 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
10 1 (3.57%) ISMS
10 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) CISSP
3 3 (10.71%) CITP
4 2 (7.14%) CLAS
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) IISP
5 1 (3.57%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.14%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
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Edward Carter Solutions
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