The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 67 -
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.52% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £370
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 £47.33
% change year-on-year -28.22% -67.25%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 188 166 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.69% 28.82% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in South Wales

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in South Wales