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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
UK
Rank 525 538 569
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 58 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.92% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 36
Median daily rate £425 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £308 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £488 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £370
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% -67.25%  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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
England +9 56 £438 +11.46% 2
London +13 16 £475 +15.15%
Yorkshire +24 12 £475 +5.55%
South East +16 12 £550 +53.84% 1
Sheffield - 10 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £475 -
South West -1 9 £381 +1.66%
West Sussex +6 5 £550 +74.60%
East of England - 5 £350 -
Worthing +19 4 £575 +82.53%
Croydon +4 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Berkshire +25 3 - -
Gloucestershire +7 3 £388 +3.33%
Bracknell +1 3 - -
Devon -6 3 £413 +5.09%
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Edinburgh +21 2 £335 -21.17%
Scotland +21 2 £335 -16.35%
Wiltshire -1 2 £308 -12.14%
Exeter -10 2 £375 -4.45%
Basildon - 2 £343 -
Essex - 2 £343 -
Lancashire +18 1 £420 -
North West +8 1 £420 -1.17% 1
Bristol +3 1 £275 -26.66%
Preston -1 1 £420 -
Gloucester -2 1 £508 +35.33%
Farnborough - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -

BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (36.28%) SC Cleared
3 30 (26.55%) Java
4 25 (22.12%) Oracle
5 23 (20.35%) SAP
5 23 (20.35%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (18.58%) Linux
8 20 (17.70%) CSS
8 20 (17.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (16.81%) HTML
9 19 (16.81%) SQL
9 19 (16.81%) Migration
10 18 (15.93%) TDD
11 16 (14.16%) Data Migration
11 16 (14.16%) SAP BW
12 15 (13.27%) Unix
12 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
12 15 (13.27%) SAP BPC
13 14 (12.39%) Disclosure Scotland
14 13 (11.50%) BDD
14 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
15 12 (10.62%) Python
15 12 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (10.62%) Confluence
15 12 (10.62%) Spring
15 12 (10.62%) JIRA
15 12 (10.62%) System Testing
16 11 (9.73%) HTML5
16 11 (9.73%) REST

BC Cleared
Top Related 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 12 (10.62%) Confluence
2 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.54%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.65%) Drupal
5 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.77%) FileNet
5 2 (1.77%) SAS
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) JBoss
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
2 3 (2.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) SAP BPC
2 8 (7.08%) SAP MII
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.54%) SAP PS
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) PaaS
2 3 (2.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 3 (2.65%) LAN
2 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.65%) WAN
3 2 (1.77%) ADSL
3 2 (1.77%) ATM
3 2 (1.77%) BGP
3 2 (1.77%) DSL
3 2 (1.77%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.77%) MPLS
3 2 (1.77%) OSPF
3 2 (1.77%) RIP
3 2 (1.77%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.77%) VPN
3 2 (1.77%) xDSL
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) SAP BW
2 12 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.73%) Oracle Database
4 10 (8.85%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (8.85%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.96%) Big Data
5 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
6 8 (7.08%) Hadoop
6 8 (7.08%) HBase
7 7 (6.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.19%) MaxDB
8 6 (5.31%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (5.31%) Power BI
9 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.88%) MySQL
10 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) JIRA
2 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.08%) IntelliJ
2 8 (7.08%) NWDI
3 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.54%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) JMeter
6 1 (0.88%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Log4j
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (40.71%) Developer
2 24 (21.24%) Analyst
3 15 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.50%) SAP Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) Functional Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Big Data Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) SAP BI Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Administrator
7 7 (6.19%) SAP Administrator
7 7 (6.19%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 6 (5.31%) Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (3.54%) DBA
10 4 (3.54%) PC Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) CSS
2 19 (16.81%) HTML
3 12 (10.62%) Spring
4 11 (9.73%) HTML5
4 11 (9.73%) REST
5 10 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.85%) Web Services
6 9 (7.96%) CSS3
7 8 (7.08%) Apache Camel
7 8 (7.08%) SAP Basis
7 8 (7.08%) Spring Boot
8 6 (5.31%) XML
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (3.54%) WSDL
10 3 (2.65%) RESTful
10 3 (2.65%) XML Messaging
11 2 (1.77%) .NET
11 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
1 4 (3.54%) User Experience
2 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.77%) BYOD
3 2 (1.77%) CESG
3 2 (1.77%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.88%) ASIC
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.58%) Linux
2 15 (13.27%) Unix
3 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.42%) Windows
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.35%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.81%) Migration
4 18 (15.93%) TDD
5 16 (14.16%) Data Migration
6 13 (11.50%) BDD
7 12 (10.62%) System Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (9.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (8.85%) Visualisation
10 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.96%) Microservices
11 8 (7.08%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Web Development
12 7 (6.19%) ETL
12 7 (6.19%) Post-Production
12 7 (6.19%) SOA
13 6 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.31%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) Java
2 19 (16.81%) SQL
3 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.62%) Python
5 6 (5.31%) R
5 6 (5.31%) Ruby
6 5 (4.42%) ABAP
7 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.65%) C#
9 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.88%) Go
10 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (36.28%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.85%) Degree
6 4 (3.54%) CCA
7 3 (2.65%) CCNP
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.77%) CCNA
8 2 (1.77%) CISA
8 2 (1.77%) CITP
8 2 (1.77%) CLAS
9 1 (0.88%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.54%) ISO22301
4 2 (1.77%) BS25999
4 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.88%) PMO
5 1 (0.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) Corosync
3 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Data Guard
1 4 (3.54%) Pacemaker
1 4 (3.54%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.88%) Nessus
2 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Oracle
2 23 (20.35%) SAP
3 8 (7.08%) Hortonworks
4 7 (6.19%) Sybase
5 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.54%) Cisco
7 3 (2.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
8 1 (0.88%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Informatica
8 1 (0.88%) PayPal