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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Rank 638 661 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing MBCS 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.063% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11026 11274 10671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.41% 19.24% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6860 6772 6077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 539 450
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MBCS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MBCS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 +12 7 £550 +83.33%
London - 7 £550 -
City of London - 1 £550 -

MBCS
Top 17 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL V3
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL V2
2 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (50.00%) Service Design
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) CITP
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security

MBCS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Architect
2 11 (91.67%) Service Architect
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL Service Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Strategy Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL V2
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL V3
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (50.00%) Service Design
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CITP
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification