Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 728 725
Rank change year-on-year -77 -3 -41
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 46 138 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 88
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £373 £356 £246
90th Percentile £535 £545 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -66.83% -33.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.63 £45.63
90th Percentile £49.16 £36.88 £55.98
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £50.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -57.92% -33.05%

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 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -8 11 £400 -6.76%
Midlands +27 10 £470 +6.82%
West Midlands +34 9 £470 -6.00%
London -83 9 £438 -10.26%
South West +2 8 £425 +11.84%
North of England +51 3 £500 +5.43%
East of England -15 3 £575 +27.78%
Yorkshire +18 2 £488 +8.33%
North West +3 1 £512 -10.96%
East Midlands -8 1 - -
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 46 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) DevOps
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) SAP
5 10 (21.74%) Linux
6 9 (19.57%) Windows
6 9 (19.57%) JIRA
6 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
6 9 (19.57%) Ansible
7 8 (17.39%) Terraform
7 8 (17.39%) Vagrant
7 8 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (17.39%) Bitbucket
7 8 (17.39%) Presales
7 8 (17.39%) Confluence
7 8 (17.39%) Atlassian
7 8 (17.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (17.39%) Migration
8 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 7 (15.22%) FishEye
8 7 (15.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.04%) GitHub
9 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
10 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco
11 4 (8.70%) Programme Management

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 8 (17.39%) Confluence
1 8 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) G Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) ADSL
1 3 (6.52%) ATM
1 3 (6.52%) BGP
1 3 (6.52%) DSL
1 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
1 3 (6.52%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) MPLS
1 3 (6.52%) OSPF
1 3 (6.52%) RIP
1 3 (6.52%) SMS
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.52%) VPN
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
1 3 (6.52%) xDSL
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
1 9 (19.57%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (17.39%) Bitbucket
2 8 (17.39%) Vagrant
3 7 (15.22%) FishEye
4 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.35%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) Protractor
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Electronics
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) JIRA Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum Master
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) SAP SD Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) CSS
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) React
3 1 (2.17%) RESTEasy
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Replication
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) DevOps
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
3 8 (17.39%) Presales
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.52%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.35%) CRM
8 2 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (4.35%) Scorecard
8 2 (4.35%) UML
8 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
1 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) C++
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) CCNP
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.35%) DO-178B
1 2 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) BS25999
2 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Ansible
2 8 (17.39%) Terraform
3 1 (2.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) SAP
2 8 (17.39%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) CODA
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Pega
5 1 (2.17%) VMware