The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MBCS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
England / North West
Rank 127 156 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing MBCS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.026% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £501 - -
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 732
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.78% 20.88% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 398 332
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 68
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -19.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
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 the North West

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

MBCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MBCS in the North West

MBCS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
MBCS
England

MBCS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for MBCS.

1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) CESG
1 5 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 5 (100.00%) CITP
1 5 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (100.00%) IISP
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) SFIA
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture

MBCS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Domain Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) CESG
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) SFIA
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CITP
1 5 (100.00%) IISP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) CISM