Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 354 382
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 -39
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 11 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.17% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.64% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
South East median daily rate £400 £429 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +106.75% -40.71%
England median daily rate £460 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +2.22% +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £50.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% -66.83% -33.05%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3759 4350 5265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.31% 25.93% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 2664 3113
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 219 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in the South East

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -19 8 £400 -23.81%
Berkshire -2 7 £400 -23.81%
Hampshire +2 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -
BC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) DSL
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) ADSL
4 3 (27.27%) ATM
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) RIP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) xDSL
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) VectorCAST
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
5 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation

BC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ADSL
1 3 (27.27%) ATM
1 3 (27.27%) BGP
1 3 (27.27%) DSL
1 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) MPLS
1 3 (27.27%) OSPF
1 3 (27.27%) RIP
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) xDSL
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (18.18%) VectorCAST
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) React
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Compliance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (9.09%) BS25999
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 22301
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP