Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 802 722
Rank change year-on-year +23 -80 +39
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 76 49 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.054% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.29% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 61
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £222 £314 £305
90th Percentile £536 £575 £553
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £425
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% - -74.00%
10th Percentile £17.35 £12.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.85 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% - -74.00%

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 17,124 17,189 20,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.09% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,115 10,446 13,142
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £598
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.79% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 812 711
England median hourly rate £24.08 £28.08 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.25% +10.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.93 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.53 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.15% +6.36% +22.22%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
South East +1 22 £450 +50.00% 2
North of England -9 19 £500 -2.34% 2
Yorkshire -4 17 £500 -4.76%
London -15 14 £475 +11.76%
Midlands -16 8 £450 -4.26% 1
South West -13 7 £513 +13.89%
West Midlands -29 7 £450 -4.26% 1
East of England 0 5 £356 -38.04%
North West -5 2 £113 -77.93%
East Midlands +3 1 - -
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (30.26%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
6 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
7 18 (23.68%) Hadoop
8 17 (22.37%) Big Data
9 15 (19.74%) Finance
9 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
9 15 (19.74%) TDD
10 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (18.42%) HTML
10 14 (18.42%) Firewall
10 14 (18.42%) Microservices
11 13 (17.11%) Analytics
11 13 (17.11%) Java
11 13 (17.11%) Windows
11 13 (17.11%) Linux
11 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (17.11%) Open Source
12 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
13 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
13 11 (14.47%) jQuery
14 10 (13.16%) Spring
14 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
14 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
14 10 (13.16%) Apache Camel
14 10 (13.16%) Kafka
14 10 (13.16%) Data Analytics

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 9 (11.84%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.26%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) Documentum
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Simulink
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.32%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.26%) IaaS
4 4 (5.26%) SaaS
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.95%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) LAN
2 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 4 (5.26%) BGP
3 4 (5.26%) MPLS
3 4 (5.26%) OSPF
3 4 (5.26%) RIP
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) EIGRP
4 3 (3.95%) Internet
4 3 (3.95%) VPN
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (2.63%) DWDM
5 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.63%) NAS
5 2 (2.63%) Network Security
5 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.63%) SAN
5 2 (2.63%) SDH
5 2 (2.63%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) Hadoop
2 17 (22.37%) Big Data
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.89%) Selenium
4 5 (6.58%) JIRA
4 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) PHPUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (1.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.32%) NUnit
7 1 (1.32%) TestNG
7 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.21%) Electronics
3 7 (9.21%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.21%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.95%) Military
5 2 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Developer
2 10 (13.16%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) DSP Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) HTML
2 11 (14.47%) jQuery
3 10 (13.16%) Apache Camel
3 10 (13.16%) Kafka
3 10 (13.16%) Spring
4 8 (10.53%) Spring Boot
5 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.89%) .NET
6 6 (7.89%) React
6 6 (7.89%) Web Services
7 4 (5.26%) CSS
7 4 (5.26%) CSS3
7 4 (5.26%) HTML5
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (3.95%) Doctrine
8 3 (3.95%) RESTful
9 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.32%) JFC
9 1 (1.32%) JSON
9 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.95%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Linux
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Unix
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) VMS
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) CentOS
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.26%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (19.74%) TDD
4 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.42%) Microservices
5 13 (17.11%) Analytics
5 13 (17.11%) Open Source
6 10 (13.16%) Data Analytics
6 10 (13.16%) Threat Detection
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (9.21%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (9.21%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.89%) Actionable Insight
9 6 (7.89%) DevOps
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 6 (7.89%) Scrum
9 6 (7.89%) Security Operations
9 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
2 13 (17.11%) Java
3 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.21%) C#
4 7 (9.21%) Python
5 6 (7.89%) SQL
6 5 (6.58%) C
6 5 (6.58%) MATLAB
7 4 (5.26%) C++
7 4 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 4 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.26%) Java 8
8 3 (3.95%) PHP
8 3 (3.95%) PHP 7
8 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) R
9 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (32.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) CCNA
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) CCNP
5 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) CCIP
6 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.63%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Docker
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
4 2 (2.63%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) Salt
5 1 (1.32%) SCCM
5 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) SAP
2 9 (11.84%) VMware
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco
4 7 (9.21%) CA
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle
5 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.95%) Juniper
6 3 (3.95%) Zend
7 2 (2.63%) Nortel
8 1 (1.32%) Axosoft
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) F5
8 1 (1.32%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) McAfee
8 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com