Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 795 851
Rank change year-on-year +144 +56 -121
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 94 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.089% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.46% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 68 22
UK median daily rate £475 £533 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.80% +33.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £301 £303 £319
90th Percentile £650 £701 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £510 £338
% change year-on-year -6.86% +51.11% -22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 5
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% -37.88% +65.00%
10th Percentile £15.35 £13.43 £12.75
90th Percentile £33.75 £32.71 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% -37.88% +97.01%

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 15,251 18,849 19,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.33% 19.24% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,385 11,229 11,707
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 893 832
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.73 £27.50 £25.92
% change year-on-year +22.65% +6.12% -5.76%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 12 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 27 January 2020. 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
England +152 88 £475 -11.21% 17
London +126 48 £505 -15.83% 6
UK excluding London +101 46 £475 -6.86% 12
South East +70 19 £338 -8.16% 6
South West +19 12 £450 -18.18% 2
Scotland +22 6 £575 +21.05% 1
Midlands +46 4 £343 -34.13% 2
North of England +45 4 £488 -7.14%
North West +31 4 £488 +77.11%
West Midlands +40 3 £475 -8.65% 2
East of England +27 1 - - 1
East Midlands +26 1 £210 -73.91%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (48.94%) SC Cleared
3 33 (35.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 32 (34.04%) Telecoms
5 31 (32.98%) WAN
6 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
6 29 (30.85%) Internet
6 29 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (29.79%) HTML
8 26 (27.66%) CSS
9 25 (26.60%) Service Delivery
10 24 (25.53%) MPLS
11 23 (24.47%) LAN
12 22 (23.40%) Ruby
13 21 (22.34%) Cisco
14 20 (21.28%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (20.21%) Ethernet
15 19 (20.21%) Web Services
15 19 (20.21%) Change Management
16 18 (19.15%) BGP
16 18 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (19.15%) CCNP
16 18 (19.15%) CCNA
16 18 (19.15%) JIRA
16 18 (19.15%) DevOps
17 17 (18.09%) TDD
17 17 (18.09%) AWS
17 17 (18.09%) OSPF
18 16 (17.02%) Migration
18 16 (17.02%) PostgreSQL

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 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.06%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.09%) AWS
2 16 (17.02%) GitHub
3 11 (11.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.26%) Azure
5 3 (3.19%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.98%) WAN
2 29 (30.85%) Internet
3 24 (25.53%) MPLS
4 23 (24.47%) LAN
5 19 (20.21%) Ethernet
6 18 (19.15%) BGP
7 17 (18.09%) OSPF
8 16 (17.02%) VPN
9 15 (15.96%) Firewall
9 15 (15.96%) TCP/IP
10 13 (13.83%) VoIP
11 11 (11.70%) DNS
11 11 (11.70%) IPsec
11 11 (11.70%) SNMP
11 11 (11.70%) TACACS
12 10 (10.64%) ADSL
12 10 (10.64%) EIGRP
12 10 (10.64%) RIP
12 10 (10.64%) Unified Communications
13 9 (9.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.02%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.06%) Redis
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (19.15%) JIRA
2 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.02%) RSpec
2 16 (17.02%) Travis CI
3 6 (6.38%) Selenium
4 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.96%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.45%) Finance
4 4 (4.26%) Publishing
5 3 (3.19%) Electronics
5 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Billing
7 1 (1.06%) French Language
7 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.83%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (10.64%) Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) HTML CSS Developer
5 7 (7.45%) HTML Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Designer
7 5 (5.32%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.32%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 4 (4.26%) SharePoint Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.79%) HTML
2 26 (27.66%) CSS
3 20 (21.28%) Ruby on Rails
4 19 (20.21%) Web Services
5 7 (7.45%) jQuery
6 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.19%) .NET
7 3 (3.19%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.19%) JSON
7 3 (3.19%) React
7 3 (3.19%) RESTful
8 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) HTML5
8 2 (2.13%) REST
8 2 (2.13%) XML
9 1 (1.06%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.06%) OAuth2
9 1 (1.06%) OpenID
9 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) BYOD
2 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.13%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.06%) EPoS
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) Social Media
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
2 2 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) Service Delivery
3 19 (20.21%) Change Management
4 18 (19.15%) DevOps
5 17 (18.09%) TDD
6 16 (17.02%) Migration
6 16 (17.02%) Scrum
7 13 (13.83%) Process Management
8 12 (12.77%) User Stories
9 11 (11.70%) Project Management
10 10 (10.64%) Communications Security
10 10 (10.64%) Epics
10 10 (10.64%) Project Delivery
10 10 (10.64%) Sprint Planning
11 9 (9.57%) Network Design
12 8 (8.51%) Technical Leadership
13 7 (7.45%) Capacity Management
13 7 (7.45%) Network Optimisation
13 7 (7.45%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (7.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
2 22 (23.40%) Ruby
3 10 (10.64%) SQL
4 7 (7.45%) Java
5 4 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.06%) C
7 1 (1.06%) C++
7 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (48.94%) SC Cleared
3 33 (35.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (19.15%) CCNA
4 18 (19.15%) CCNP
4 18 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (14.89%) CCDP
6 11 (11.70%) CCIP
7 9 (9.57%) Degree
8 7 (7.45%) CCDA
9 5 (5.32%) CCIE
10 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.13%) ISEB
11 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.06%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.83%) QA
2 12 (12.77%) SLA
3 4 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.06%) Docker
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.06%) MIIS
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Cisco
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 8 (8.51%) Juniper
4 6 (6.38%) SAP
5 5 (5.32%) VMware
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.13%) CA
7 2 (2.13%) Cramer
7 2 (2.13%) F5
7 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.13%) Radware
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) HP
8 1 (1.06%) Openreach
8 1 (1.06%) Remedy
8 1 (1.06%) Splunk
8 1 (1.06%) Tableau
8 1 (1.06%) Vertica