The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MBCS 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.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 607 -
Rank change year-on-year +32 -  
Contract jobs citing MBCS 2 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.038% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.023% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 0
Median daily rate £513 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MBCS 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%  

MBCS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MBCS in England

MBCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MBCS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MBCS in England

MBCS
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 MBCS 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
North West +30 1 £501 - 1
London +14 1 £525 -4.54%
MBCS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (83.33%) IISP
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (83.33%) CESG
2 5 (83.33%) CITP
3 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) CISM
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (16.67%) ISSMP
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) ISACA
6 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (16.67%) User Experience
6 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance

MBCS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Domain Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) CESG
2 4 (66.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (16.67%) Social Media
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Security Architecture
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (16.67%) Security Auditing
6 1 (16.67%) SFIA
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) CITP
2 5 (83.33%) IISP
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) CISM
6 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (16.67%) ISACA
6 1 (16.67%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
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