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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 111 114 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.17% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.02% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
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£325 - £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.50 £104.00 £13.43
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +674.67%
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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
410 391 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.73% 16.48% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 179 152
Average daily rate £350 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.42 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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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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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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham - 3 £325 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
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BC Cleared
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) SDH
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) DWDM
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SDH
1 1 (16.67%) DWDM
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Web Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) User Stories
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP