The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
England / London
Rank 385 383 390
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 17 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.089% 0.16% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.93% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 12
Median daily rate £475 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +5.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £268 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £523 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £393 £370
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year -28.22% -  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3286 3862 3535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.11% 17.56% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2227 2719 2318
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BC Cleared in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in London

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in London

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 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
Croydon +7 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (48.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (41.94%) DV Cleared
5 12 (38.71%) JIRA
5 12 (38.71%) Confluence
5 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (32.26%) Java
7 9 (29.03%) Linux
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) Big Data
8 8 (25.81%) Hortonworks
8 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
8 8 (25.81%) REST
8 8 (25.81%) CSS3
8 8 (25.81%) HBase
8 8 (25.81%) HTML5
8 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
8 8 (25.81%) Hadoop
8 8 (25.81%) Spring
8 8 (25.81%) HTML
8 8 (25.81%) Oracle
8 8 (25.81%) CSS
8 8 (25.81%) IntelliJ
8 8 (25.81%) Apache Camel
8 8 (25.81%) Docker
8 8 (25.81%) Microservices
8 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
9 7 (22.58%) Unix

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (38.71%) Confluence
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (29.03%) Big Data
3 8 (25.81%) Hadoop
3 8 (25.81%) HBase
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.45%) Power BI
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.81%) IntelliJ
3 4 (12.90%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Big Data Developer
3 4 (12.90%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL DBA
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Unix DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Developer
5 2 (6.45%) E-Business Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Power BI Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Payments Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
1 8 (25.81%) Apache Camel
1 8 (25.81%) CSS
1 8 (25.81%) CSS3
1 8 (25.81%) HTML
1 8 (25.81%) HTML5
1 8 (25.81%) REST
1 8 (25.81%) Spring
1 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) ASIC
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) TDD
2 8 (25.81%) BDD
2 8 (25.81%) Microservices
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) SOA
3 4 (12.90%) System Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) R
5 1 (3.23%) Go
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (48.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (41.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) CCA
5 2 (6.45%) CISA
5 2 (6.45%) CITP
6 1 (3.23%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) BS25999
1 2 (6.45%) ISO22301
2 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Docker
2 4 (12.90%) Corosync
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Data Guard
1 4 (12.90%) Pacemaker
1 4 (12.90%) ZABBIX
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Hortonworks
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) AlienVault
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) PayPal
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware