Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 702 704
Rank change year-on-year -120 +2 -36
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 25 124 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 55 65
England median daily rate £441 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £396 £301 £318
90th Percentile £510 £575 £561
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
England median hourly rate £33.00 £13.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.85% -70.79% +17.11%
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £13.25 £44.50
% change year-on-year +149.06% -70.22% +17.11%

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 17,514 18,193 20,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 20.45% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,452 12,814
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £578
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 852 923
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -12 10 £400 -24.53% 4
South West +5 6 £388 -0.96% 1
North of England +15 4 £544 +20.83% 4
London -82 4 £494 +3.95% 1
Yorkshire -8 3 £544 +14.47% 2
West Midlands +7 1 £470 -14.55%
North West +2 1 - - 2
Midlands +1 1 £470 +1.08%
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) SAP
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Electronics
6 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.00%) VectorCAST
7 2 (8.00%) Ansible
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) DO-178B

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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.00%) LiveCycle
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) G Suite
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) ADSL
1 2 (8.00%) ATM
1 2 (8.00%) BGP
1 2 (8.00%) DSL
1 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
1 2 (8.00%) OSPF
1 2 (8.00%) RIP
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
1 2 (8.00%) xDSL
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
1 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (8.00%) VectorCAST
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) FishEye
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Protractor
2 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Law
5 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (8.00%) HTML Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB Developer
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Angular 2
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.00%) HPUX
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) SUSE
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (12.00%) TDD
2 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.00%) SOA
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) Scala
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) CISA
5 1 (4.00%) CISM
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.00%) BS25999
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Ansible
1 2 (8.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.00%) Kibana
2 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) CODA
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Google
4 1 (4.00%) Mercator
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO