Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 826 718
Rank change year-on-year +28 -108 +10
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 60 42 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.044% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.23% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 45
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £222 £370 £301
90th Percentile £638 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
England median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% -19.40% -66.83%
10th Percentile £19.50 £12.75 £12.63
90th Percentile £42.27 £49.16 £36.88
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +40.74% -36.47% -57.92%

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 18,402 17,984 19,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.10% 18.91% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,967 11,066 12,311
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 812 782
England median hourly rate £25.06 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% -1.96% +5.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.03 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
London +17 23 £500 +14.29% 1
South East -10 14 £425 +6.25% 2
North of England -23 7 £332 -33.67%
Midlands -14 6 £388 -17.55% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £388 -17.55% 1
South West -30 6 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire -16 4 £550 +12.82%
East of England - 4 £225 -
North West -16 3 £113 -77.93%
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 24 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (28.33%) Finance
4 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.00%) DevOps
8 11 (18.33%) Cisco
8 11 (18.33%) SAP
9 10 (16.67%) Windows
9 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (15.00%) Programme Management
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Java
10 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (15.00%) LAN
10 9 (15.00%) WAN
11 8 (13.33%) CCNA
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (13.33%) Unix
11 8 (13.33%) TDD
11 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 8 (13.33%) MPLS
11 8 (13.33%) Electronics
11 8 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (13.33%) Marketing
11 8 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland

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 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.67%) Documentum
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.67%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.67%) PaaS
3 4 (6.67%) SaaS
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.00%) IaaS
5 2 (3.33%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) npm
6 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) LAN
1 9 (15.00%) WAN
2 8 (13.33%) MPLS
3 7 (11.67%) BGP
3 7 (11.67%) Internet
3 7 (11.67%) OSPF
3 7 (11.67%) SDH
4 6 (10.00%) Firewall
4 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.00%) VPN
5 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 5 (8.33%) RIP
6 4 (6.67%) DWDM
6 4 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (5.00%) VPLS
8 2 (3.33%) Converged Networks
8 2 (3.33%) Network Security
8 2 (3.33%) VoIP
8 2 (3.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) MySQL
2 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) Redis
5 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (5.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.33%) CppUnit
4 2 (3.33%) JUnit
4 2 (3.33%) Maven
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) Grunt
5 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) Mockito
5 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.33%) Electronics
3 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (13.33%) Marketing
4 3 (5.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (3.33%) Military
6 1 (1.67%) Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.33%) Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Research Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Telephony Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (6.67%) Spring
3 4 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) CSS3
4 3 (5.00%) Doctrine
4 3 (5.00%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) Kafka
5 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.67%) hapi
6 1 (1.67%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.00%) NHS
2 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.00%) User Experience
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 8 (13.33%) Unix
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.00%) VMS
6 2 (3.33%) Debian
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) DevOps
3 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 8 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (13.33%) TDD
6 7 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (11.67%) Microservices
6 7 (11.67%) Open Source
7 6 (10.00%) Analytics
7 6 (10.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Project Management
8 5 (8.33%) Scrum
9 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.00%) Java 8
3 3 (5.00%) PHP
3 3 (5.00%) PHP 7
3 3 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) C++
4 2 (3.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) ABAP
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) ES6
5 1 (1.67%) R
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
5 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) CCNA
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (11.67%) CCNP
6 4 (6.67%) CCIP
7 3 (5.00%) CCDP
7 3 (5.00%) CCIE
7 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
7 3 (5.00%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.33%) CCDA
8 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) Degree
9 1 (1.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (3.33%) GDPR
4 1 (1.67%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.67%) DO-254
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Docker
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Ansible
2 3 (5.00%) Terraform
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.67%) Kibana
4 1 (1.67%) logstash
4 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.67%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Cisco
2 11 (18.33%) SAP
3 6 (10.00%) Juniper
4 4 (6.67%) Nortel
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Zend
6 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.67%) Axosoft
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.67%) PTC
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) VMware