The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Basic Check (BC) Clearance
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 120 124
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.10% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £400 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 £47.33
% change year-on-year -28.22% -67.25%  

BC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 435 638 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.78% 25.67% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 317 340
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BC Cleared in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bracknell +4 3 - -
BC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) WFM
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya Certification
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (66.67%) ADSL
1 2 (66.67%) ATM
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) DSL
1 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) RIP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) xDSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) WFM
2 1 (33.33%) Workforce Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) VMware