The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
England / South West
Rank 125 123 136
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.47% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £345 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £399 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -28.22% -59.21%  

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 South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 801 950 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.36% 33.14% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 556 552
Median daily rate £400 £388 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -8.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £280 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 31
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.99 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the South West

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the South West

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Devon -5 4 £375 -4.45%
Gloucestershire +2 3 £388 +3.33%
Wiltshire +2 2 £308 -12.14%
Bristol -1 1 £275 -26.66%
BC Cleared
England

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) Spring
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) MS Project
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Office 365
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) BYOD
7 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) JUnit
8 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.88%) JSP
8 1 (5.88%) Struts
8 1 (5.88%) Web Services

BC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Coach
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) JSF
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) JSR 168
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (5.88%) Struts
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) BYOD
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Coaching
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (5.88%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (5.88%) Personalization
3 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
3 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Design
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft