The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

Basic Check (BC) Clearance
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 122 71
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £465 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £385 £377
% change year-on-year +31.81% +2.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £51.92

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 the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 896 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.38% 55.93% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 599 123
Median daily rate £350 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 23
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £17.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +63.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the North East