Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 753 799
Rank change year-on-year +260 +46 -26
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 28 67 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.081% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.42% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 44
Median daily rate £359 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.47% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £154 £263 £363
90th Percentile £611 £606 £560
UK median daily rate £358 £505 £450
% change year-on-year -29.21% +12.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Median hourly rate £22.42 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.09% -61.11% +233.33%
10th Percentile £17.53 £14.50 £17.35
90th Percentile £32.93 £30.13 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +40.74%

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 7,757 15,940 17,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.83% 19.18% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,689 9,751 10,400
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.76%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 711 844
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.17% -20.69%
10th Percentile £16.42 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +54.35% -22.91%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BC Cleared in England.

Daily rate trend for BC Cleared in England

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BC Cleared in England.

Hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in England

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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 8 August 2020. 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 +188 10 £358 -29.21% 1
South East +160 7 £425 -22.73% 4
Midlands +92 6 £210 -52.27% 1
West Midlands +66 5 - - 1
North of England +124 4 £158 -70.00%
North West +84 4 £158 -
South West +84 1 £608 +68.89% 1
East Midlands +53 1 £210 -69.23%
BC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (60.71%) WAN
4 16 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (50.00%) LAN
5 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
6 13 (46.43%) Cisco
6 13 (46.43%) Internet
7 11 (39.29%) Firewall
8 10 (35.71%) CCNP
8 10 (35.71%) CCNA
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 10 (35.71%) DNS
9 9 (32.14%) MPLS
9 9 (32.14%) BGP
9 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
10 8 (28.57%) Process Management
10 8 (28.57%) CCDP
10 8 (28.57%) VPN
11 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (25.00%) Juniper
11 7 (25.00%) OSPF
11 7 (25.00%) Migration
11 7 (25.00%) Communications Security
11 7 (25.00%) QA
11 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (21.43%) EIGRP
12 6 (21.43%) CCIP

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon Neptune
2 2 (7.14%) AWS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) WAN
2 14 (50.00%) LAN
3 13 (46.43%) Internet
4 11 (39.29%) Firewall
5 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (32.14%) BGP
6 9 (32.14%) MPLS
7 8 (28.57%) VPN
8 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 7 (25.00%) OSPF
9 6 (21.43%) EIGRP
9 6 (21.43%) RIP
9 6 (21.43%) SNMP
9 6 (21.43%) VoIP
10 5 (17.86%) ADSL
10 5 (17.86%) IPsec
10 5 (17.86%) TACACS
10 5 (17.86%) Unified Communications
11 4 (14.29%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon Aurora
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.57%) CA Gen
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Public Sector
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Economy
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
2 8 (28.57%) Process Management
3 7 (25.00%) Communications Security
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
6 4 (14.29%) Pricing Strategy
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Architectural Design
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (10.71%) Project Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (35.71%) CCNA
4 10 (35.71%) CCNP
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (28.57%) CCDP
6 6 (21.43%) CCIP
7 4 (14.29%) CCIE
8 3 (10.71%) CCDA
9 2 (7.14%) ISEB
9 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
10 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cacti
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.57%) Icinga
1 1 (3.57%) Kibana
1 1 (3.57%) logstash
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView
1 1 (3.57%) RANCID
1 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (14.29%) F5
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) BT
6 1 (3.57%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Kaseya
6 1 (3.57%) Nortel
6 1 (3.57%) Openreach
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) SevOne
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds