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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 624 -
Rank change year-on-year +65 -  
Contract jobs citing MBCS 23 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 0
Median daily rate £625 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 - -
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 8243 10634 9584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.54% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4956 6723 5645
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 367 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MBCS in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 June 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
South West - 12 £638 -
London +19 10 £625 +13.63%
East of England - 1 - -
MBCS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (72.00%) CITP
2 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
3 16 (64.00%) Degree
4 15 (60.00%) Project Management
4 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (48.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 12 (48.00%) ITIL
6 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) Security Architecture
7 11 (44.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (44.00%) PMP
7 11 (44.00%) PMI Certification
8 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
8 10 (40.00%) JIRA
8 10 (40.00%) DevOps
8 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (40.00%) Bitbucket
8 10 (40.00%) Confluence
8 10 (40.00%) Information Assurance
9 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (32.00%) Migration
10 8 (32.00%) Service Management
10 8 (32.00%) CISSP
11 7 (28.00%) PMI
11 7 (28.00%) CISM
11 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (28.00%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (40.00%) Confluence
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Bitbucket
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Head of Delivery
1 6 (24.00%) Head of Design
2 5 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 4 (16.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Programme Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (28.00%) PMI
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) CESG
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
2 15 (60.00%) Project Management
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
4 12 (48.00%) Security Architecture
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (40.00%) DevOps
5 10 (40.00%) Information Assurance
6 8 (32.00%) Migration
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
7 7 (28.00%) Kanban
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) Cryptography
8 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (24.00%) Security Auditing
8 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
9 5 (20.00%) Information Security
9 5 (20.00%) SABSA
10 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) CITP
2 16 (64.00%) Degree
3 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (44.00%) PMI Certification
5 11 (44.00%) PMP
6 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
7 8 (32.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (32.00%) CISSP
8 7 (28.00%) CISM
8 7 (28.00%) ISACA
9 6 (24.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 6 (24.00%) ISSMP
10 5 (20.00%) CLAS
10 5 (20.00%) IISP
11 4 (16.00%) Postgraduate
12 1 (4.00%) ISEB
12 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software