Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 738 740
Rank change year-on-year -78 +2 -22
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 61 143 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.66% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 90
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £336 £252
90th Percentile £538 £543 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £380
% change year-on-year +4.44% +18.42% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -57.92% -33.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.68 £45.63
90th Percentile £49.16 £52.00 £55.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £50.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -57.92% +278.28%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19240 21636 22485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 20.66% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11789 13485 13553
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 856 1079
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BC Cleared over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 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
UK excluding London -15 49 £470 +4.44%
England -75 47 £460 +2.22%
Scotland +1 12 £338 -12.90%
South East -17 11 £400 -6.76%
Midlands +23 10 £470 +6.82%
London -70 10 £425 -12.82%
West Midlands +29 9 £470 -6.00%
South West -12 8 £425 +11.84%
North of England +33 3 £500 +5.43%
East of England -8 3 £575 +27.78%
Yorkshire +17 2 £488 +8.33%
Wales - 2 £600 -
North West +14 1 £512 -10.96%
East Midlands -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 61 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.07%) Finance
3 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
4 17 (27.87%) SAP
5 15 (24.59%) Linux
6 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
6 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (21.31%) Ansible
7 12 (19.67%) DevOps
7 12 (19.67%) HTML
7 12 (19.67%) Java
8 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (18.03%) Programme Management
8 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
8 11 (18.03%) Vagrant
9 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (16.39%) Marketing
9 10 (16.39%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (16.39%) Manufacturing
9 10 (16.39%) Electronics
10 9 (14.75%) CSS
10 9 (14.75%) Web Services
10 9 (14.75%) Windows
10 9 (14.75%) JIRA
11 8 (13.11%) Atlassian
11 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (13.11%) Confluence
11 8 (13.11%) HTML5
11 8 (13.11%) Elasticsearch

BC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (13.11%) Confluence
1 8 (13.11%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.20%) CMS
2 5 (8.20%) Drupal
2 5 (8.20%) nginx
3 3 (4.92%) JBoss
3 3 (4.92%) Jetty
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) GitHub
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) G Suite
4 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) ADSL
1 3 (4.92%) AMQP
1 3 (4.92%) ATM
1 3 (4.92%) BGP
1 3 (4.92%) DSL
1 3 (4.92%) EIGRP
1 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
1 3 (4.92%) LAN
1 3 (4.92%) MPLS
1 3 (4.92%) OSPF
1 3 (4.92%) RIP
1 3 (4.92%) SMS
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.92%) VPN
1 3 (4.92%) WAN
1 3 (4.92%) xDSL
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.56%) SAP HANA
3 3 (4.92%) Couchbase
3 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.92%) Redis
3 3 (4.92%) Riak
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Event Store
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
1 11 (18.03%) Vagrant
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (13.11%) Bitbucket
4 7 (11.48%) FishEye
4 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.92%) FitNesse
5 3 (4.92%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.28%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.64%) JMeter
7 1 (1.64%) Protractor
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
3 10 (16.39%) Electronics
3 10 (16.39%) Manufacturing
3 10 (16.39%) Marketing
4 5 (8.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) JIRA Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (8.20%) PHP Developer
6 5 (8.20%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 5 (8.20%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Symfony Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) SAP Functional Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) CSS
2 9 (14.75%) Web Services
3 8 (13.11%) HTML5
4 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
4 7 (11.48%) JPA
4 7 (11.48%) Spring
5 6 (9.84%) XML
6 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
6 5 (8.20%) CSS3
6 5 (8.20%) Google Maps API
6 5 (8.20%) JSON
6 5 (8.20%) Open Graph
6 5 (8.20%) REST
6 5 (8.20%) Sass
6 5 (8.20%) Symfony
6 5 (8.20%) Twig
7 3 (4.92%) Kafka
7 3 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.92%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Replication
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Unix
4 2 (3.28%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) DevOps
3 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (18.03%) Programme Management
4 10 (16.39%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (13.11%) Business Transformation
5 8 (13.11%) Migration
5 8 (13.11%) Presales
6 7 (11.48%) Project Management
6 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (9.84%) Scrum
7 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.84%) Web Design
8 5 (8.20%) Microservices
8 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.20%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (8.20%) UML
9 4 (6.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.67%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) PHP
4 5 (8.20%) Ruby
5 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.28%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) SQL
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) CCNP
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) BS25999
3 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) Ansible
2 8 (13.11%) Terraform
3 3 (4.92%) Cobbler
3 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 8 (13.11%) Atlassian
3 7 (11.48%) Google
4 5 (8.20%) Facebook
4 5 (8.20%) Twitter
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.64%) CODA
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle
8 1 (1.64%) Pega
8 1 (1.64%) VMware