Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 730 697
Rank change year-on-year -63 -33 +50
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 60 85 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 69
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £301 £307
90th Percentile £525 £575 £553
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.43% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +239.62% -14.52% -67.25%
10th Percentile £30.27 £11.06 £14.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.25 £16.25
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +225.30% -12.90% -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 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 17,194 16,969 20,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.23% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,284 10,442 13,153
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £251
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 866 729
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +44.44%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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
North of England -30 20 £500 +2.56% 1
South East -17 19 £450 -15.09% 2
Yorkshire -24 16 £500 -
South West +3 11 £375 - 2
Midlands -2 6 £450 -12.20% 1
West Midlands -12 5 £450 -12.20% 1
North West -14 4 £475 +13.10% 1
East of England -7 2 £356 -10.94%
London -75 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 60 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
6 16 (26.67%) Hadoop
6 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (26.67%) Big Data
7 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
9 13 (21.67%) Linux
10 12 (20.00%) Java
10 12 (20.00%) jQuery
10 12 (20.00%) TDD
11 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
11 11 (18.33%) HTML
12 10 (16.67%) C#
12 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 10 (16.67%) Firewall
12 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.67%) VMware
12 10 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (15.00%) Analytics
13 9 (15.00%) Spring
13 9 (15.00%) Open Source
13 9 (15.00%) Windows
14 8 (13.33%) Python
14 8 (13.33%) .NET
14 8 (13.33%) CA
14 8 (13.33%) Git (software)

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 10 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Documentum
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.67%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.67%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Simulink
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (6.67%) IaaS
3 4 (6.67%) PaaS
3 4 (6.67%) SaaS
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) NAS
2 3 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (3.33%) BGP
3 2 (3.33%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) FTP
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
3 2 (3.33%) MPLS
3 2 (3.33%) OSPF
3 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (3.33%) RIP
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) ADSL
4 1 (1.67%) ATM
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DSL
4 1 (1.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) Big Data
1 16 (26.67%) Hadoop
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.67%) Power BI
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.00%) Maven
3 3 (5.00%) NUnit
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) JUnit
5 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.67%) MSTest
5 1 (1.67%) TestNG
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Electronics
3 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Military
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.00%) DSP Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) jQuery
2 11 (18.33%) HTML
3 9 (15.00%) Spring
4 8 (13.33%) .NET
4 8 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (13.33%) Apache Camel
4 8 (13.33%) Kafka
5 6 (10.00%) React
5 6 (10.00%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.00%) CSS
6 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.33%) CSS3
7 2 (3.33%) HTML5
7 2 (3.33%) RESTful
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.67%) Node.js
8 1 (1.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) HPUX
5 2 (3.33%) SUSE
6 1 (1.67%) VMS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (20.00%) TDD
4 9 (15.00%) Analytics
4 9 (15.00%) Open Source
5 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.33%) Data Analytics
5 8 (13.33%) Microservices
5 8 (13.33%) Threat Detection
6 6 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Scrum
8 4 (6.67%) SDLC
8 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.00%) Front End Development
9 3 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (20.00%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (13.33%) Python
6 7 (11.67%) SQL
7 5 (8.33%) C++
8 4 (6.67%) C
8 4 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 4 (6.67%) Embedded C++
8 4 (6.67%) MATLAB
8 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (3.33%) Java 8
9 2 (3.33%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.33%) VB
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNP
6 1 (1.67%) CISA
6 1 (1.67%) CISM
6 1 (1.67%) CISSP
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) GIAC
6 1 (1.67%) MCSD
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) BS25999
2 1 (1.67%) GDPR
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.33%) Docker
3 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Puppet
2 6 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.33%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) CA
4 6 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco
6 3 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) F5
8 1 (1.67%) Juniper
8 1 (1.67%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) Mercator