The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 20 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.05% 1.04% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 3.23% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £420 - £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £393 £370
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Preston.

Academic & Professional Certification
Preston
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 31 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 57.89% 32.29% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 15
Median daily rate £500 £375 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £330 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +38.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.40 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in Preston

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in Preston

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 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 Preston region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Informatica
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware