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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 530 545
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 56 96 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.93% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 36
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.06 £15.50 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.17% -67.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 £47.33
% change year-on-year -28.22% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8614 10364 9730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.87% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5447 6561 5604
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 375 435
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +56.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 16 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire +24 12 £475 +5.55%
South East +22 12 £550 +53.84% 1
South West -9 9 £381 +1.66%
East of England +2 5 £350 -
North West +12 1 £420 -1.17% 2
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (40.20%) SC Cleared
3 26 (25.49%) Java
4 21 (20.59%) Oracle
4 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.61%) CSS
6 19 (18.63%) HTML
6 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (18.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (17.65%) Linux
8 17 (16.67%) SAP
8 17 (16.67%) Migration
8 17 (16.67%) TDD
9 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 15 (14.71%) Unix
10 14 (13.73%) Data Migration
10 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
10 14 (13.73%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (12.75%) BDD
11 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
12 12 (11.76%) Python
12 12 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (11.76%) SAP BW
12 12 (11.76%) Confluence
12 12 (11.76%) System Testing
12 12 (11.76%) JIRA
12 12 (11.76%) Spring
13 11 (10.78%) HTML5
13 11 (10.78%) REST
13 11 (10.78%) SAP BPC

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 12 (11.76%) Confluence
2 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.94%) Drupal
5 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.96%) FileNet
5 2 (1.96%) SAS
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (10.78%) SAP BPC
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.92%) SAP MII
2 4 (3.92%) SAP PS
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) PaaS
2 3 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) HTTP
2 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 2 (1.96%) ADSL
3 2 (1.96%) ATM
3 2 (1.96%) BGP
3 2 (1.96%) DSL
3 2 (1.96%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) MPLS
3 2 (1.96%) OSPF
3 2 (1.96%) RIP
3 2 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) VPN
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
3 2 (1.96%) xDSL
4 1 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (11.76%) SAP BW
2 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.82%) Big Data
4 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
4 8 (7.84%) HBase
5 7 (6.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (5.88%) Power BI
7 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.94%) MaxDB
9 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.98%) MySQL
10 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) JIRA
2 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.84%) IntelliJ
3 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.92%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.92%) NWDI
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.98%) JMeter
6 1 (0.98%) JUnit
6 1 (0.98%) Log4j
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (41.18%) Developer
2 19 (18.63%) Analyst
3 14 (13.73%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.78%) SAP Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Functional Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Big Data Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) SAP BI Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.92%) DBA
9 4 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.92%) PC Rollout Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared DBA
9 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) CSS
2 19 (18.63%) HTML
3 12 (11.76%) Spring
4 11 (10.78%) HTML5
4 11 (10.78%) REST
5 10 (9.80%) AngularJS
6 9 (8.82%) CSS3
7 8 (7.84%) Apache Camel
7 8 (7.84%) Spring Boot
8 7 (6.86%) Web Services
9 4 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (3.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (3.92%) SAP Basis
10 3 (2.94%) RESTful
11 2 (1.96%) .NET
11 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.96%) XML
12 1 (0.98%) WSDL
12 1 (0.98%) XSL
12 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
2 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.94%) User Experience
3 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) BYOD
3 2 (1.96%) CESG
3 2 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.98%) ASIC
4 1 (0.98%) Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Linux
2 15 (14.71%) Unix
3 7 (6.86%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.96%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (16.67%) Migration
3 17 (16.67%) TDD
4 14 (13.73%) Data Migration
5 13 (12.75%) BDD
6 12 (11.76%) System Testing
7 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
8 10 (9.80%) Visualisation
9 9 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.82%) Microservices
10 8 (7.84%) Data Modelling
10 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (6.86%) ETL
11 7 (6.86%) Post-Production
11 7 (6.86%) Web Development
12 6 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
12 6 (5.88%) SOA
13 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.76%) Python
5 6 (5.88%) R
5 6 (5.88%) Ruby
6 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.94%) ABAP
7 3 (2.94%) C#
8 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.98%) Go
9 1 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (40.20%) SC Cleared
3 19 (18.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.86%) Degree
6 4 (3.92%) CCA
7 3 (2.94%) CCNP
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.96%) CCNA
8 2 (1.96%) CISA
8 2 (1.96%) CITP
8 2 (1.96%) CLAS
9 1 (0.98%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.92%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.96%) BS25999
3 2 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Docker
2 4 (3.92%) Corosync
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Data Guard
1 4 (3.92%) Pacemaker
1 4 (3.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Oracle
2 17 (16.67%) SAP
3 8 (7.84%) Hortonworks
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco
5 3 (2.94%) Sybase
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe
7 1 (0.98%) Avaya
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Informatica
7 1 (0.98%) PayPal