The table below looks at the statistics for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 115 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% - 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£219 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £474
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -22.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-25.83% -31.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
467 260 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 12.61% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 156 176
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 13 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BC Cleared across the West Midlands region.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared across the West Midlands region.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) SCOM
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) EMC