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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Rank - - 540
Contract jobs citing MBCS 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £370
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
10467 10537 8621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.01% 19.44% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6000 6130 4641
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 543 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Postgraduate
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 2 (100.00%) CITP
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) ISACA
1 2 (100.00%) SABSA
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2

MBCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Security Advisor
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) SABSA
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Postgraduate
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) CITP
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) ISACA
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB