Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 659 822 845
Rank change year-on-year +163 +23 -112
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 89 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.060% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 24
England median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £247 £253 £375
90th Percentile £631 £640 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +62.96% -19.40%
10th Percentile £15.75 £19.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £30.55 £32.71 £49.16
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +40.74% -36.47%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,117 18,365 18,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.94% 19.13% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,388 10,946 11,081
England median daily rate £465 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.97% +2.82%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £231
90th Percentile £644 £630 £618
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 866 817
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +6.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.36 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.80 £51.25 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.60
% change year-on-year +32.08% +3.54% -1.08%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +108 42 £505 +1.00% 8
South East +60 19 £338 -20.59% 1
South West +25 18 £450 -10.00% 5
Midlands +62 5 £440 +13.55% 2
West Midlands +42 4 £458 +18.06% 1
North of England +41 4 £488 +47.06%
North West +24 4 £488 +331.42%
East of England +35 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £210 - 1
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 89 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
3 29 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.09%) JavaScript
5 23 (25.84%) HTML
6 22 (24.72%) WAN
6 22 (24.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (23.60%) CSS
7 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
8 17 (19.10%) Service Delivery
8 17 (19.10%) Public Sector
9 16 (17.98%) Change Management
9 16 (17.98%) Internet
9 16 (17.98%) Ruby
10 15 (16.85%) LAN
11 14 (15.73%) Web Services
11 14 (15.73%) MPLS
11 14 (15.73%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (15.73%) AWS
12 13 (14.61%) JIRA
12 13 (14.61%) TDD
12 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
13 12 (13.48%) Ethernet
13 12 (13.48%) SLA
13 12 (13.48%) Cisco
13 12 (13.48%) Migration
13 12 (13.48%) Scrum
14 11 (12.36%) Project Management
14 11 (12.36%) CCNP
14 11 (12.36%) CCNA

BC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (4.49%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.12%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.37%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.25%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.25%) SAP PS
3 2 (2.25%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) AWS
2 11 (12.36%) GitHub
3 4 (4.49%) Azure
3 4 (4.49%) ShareGate
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) WAN
2 16 (17.98%) Internet
3 15 (16.85%) LAN
4 14 (15.73%) MPLS
5 12 (13.48%) Ethernet
6 9 (10.11%) BGP
6 9 (10.11%) Firewall
6 9 (10.11%) OSPF
7 8 (8.99%) VoIP
7 8 (8.99%) VPN
8 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
9 6 (6.74%) SDH
9 6 (6.74%) SNMP
10 5 (5.62%) DNS
10 5 (5.62%) DWDM
10 5 (5.62%) EIGRP
10 5 (5.62%) IPsec
10 5 (5.62%) RIP
10 5 (5.62%) TACACS
11 4 (4.49%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.25%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) Redis
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) JIRA
2 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.36%) RSpec
2 11 (12.36%) Travis CI
3 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.62%) Selenium
4 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
2 17 (19.10%) Public Sector
3 8 (8.99%) Finance
4 6 (6.74%) Publishing
5 3 (3.37%) Electronics
5 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.37%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (1.12%) French Language
7 1 (1.12%) Games
7 1 (1.12%) Law
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Developer
2 9 (10.11%) Analyst
2 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Designer
5 5 (5.62%) Consultant
5 5 (5.62%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (5.62%) HTML Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.62%) SharePoint Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Test Leader
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (4.49%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (4.49%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Printer Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) HTML
2 21 (23.60%) CSS
3 14 (15.73%) Ruby on Rails
3 14 (15.73%) Web Services
4 9 (10.11%) AngularJS
5 8 (8.99%) jQuery
6 4 (4.49%) React
7 3 (3.37%) .NET
7 3 (3.37%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.37%) JSON
7 3 (3.37%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) XML
8 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.25%) NgRx
8 2 (2.25%) REST
9 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.12%) OAuth
9 1 (1.12%) OAuth2
9 1 (1.12%) OpenID
9 1 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) BYOD
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.12%) BBC
5 1 (1.12%) CESG
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.37%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.10%) Service Delivery
3 16 (17.98%) Change Management
4 13 (14.61%) TDD
5 12 (13.48%) Migration
5 12 (13.48%) Scrum
6 11 (12.36%) DevOps
6 11 (12.36%) Project Delivery
6 11 (12.36%) Project Management
7 9 (10.11%) User Stories
8 7 (7.87%) Epics
8 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.87%) Regression Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Sprint Planning
8 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.87%) Validation
9 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.74%) Process Management
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.09%) JavaScript
2 16 (17.98%) Ruby
3 10 (11.24%) SQL
4 6 (6.74%) Java
5 4 (4.49%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) C++
7 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (24.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (12.36%) CCNA
4 11 (12.36%) CCNP
4 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (11.24%) Degree
6 8 (8.99%) CCDP
7 6 (6.74%) CCIP
8 5 (5.62%) CCDA
9 3 (3.37%) CCIE
9 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.25%) ISEB
10 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.12%) APMP
11 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.12%) CISM
11 1 (1.12%) CISSP
11 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) SLA
2 10 (11.24%) QA
3 4 (4.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Docker
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.12%) MIIS
2 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) Cisco
3 9 (10.11%) SAP
4 5 (5.62%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (2.25%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (2.25%) CA
5 2 (2.25%) Cramer
5 2 (2.25%) F5
5 2 (2.25%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.25%) Juniper
5 2 (2.25%) Radware
5 2 (2.25%) Siemens
6 1 (1.12%) BT
6 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) ESRI
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Remedy