The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 159 142
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.78% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £385 £377
% change year-on-year +31.81% +2.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £51.92
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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 532 772 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.05% 20.58% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 433 368
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +96.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £48.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the North West

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

BC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware