The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £509 £383 £377
% change year-on-year +33.00% +1.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £56.50

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 Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 93 177 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.55% 21.91% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 130 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in Birmingham

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in Birmingham