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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
Rank 590 606 620
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +14
Contract jobs citing MBCS 1 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.052% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.24% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 2
Median daily rate £501 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% -13.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 - -
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
9345 11082 10621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.86% 21.31% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6013 6929 6092
Median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 427 486
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +77.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.05 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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
Top 4 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 1 March 2017. 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 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
North West +31 1 £501 -
England +16 1 £501 +0.10%
Lytham St Annes - 1 £501 -
Lancashire - 1 £501 -

MBCS
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) CISSP
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 9 (100.00%) CESG
1 9 (100.00%) CITP
1 9 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 9 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 9 (100.00%) IISP
2 8 (88.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (88.89%) Load Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Network Security
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) CISM
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (11.11%) SFIA
6 1 (11.11%) Social Media
6 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture

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 8 (88.89%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Security Architect
3 5 (55.56%) Domain Architect
4 4 (44.44%) Principal Architect
4 4 (44.44%) Principal Security Architect
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Lead Security Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) CESG
2 8 (88.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (11.11%) Social Media
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 9 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (88.89%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) SFIA
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
1 9 (100.00%) CITP
1 9 (100.00%) IISP
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance