Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 818 779
Rank change year-on-year +66 -39 -48
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 81 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.086% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.46% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 43
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.26% +12.91%
10th Percentile £273 £358 £303
90th Percentile £672 £580 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% +21.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 8
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +40.74% -12.90%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.75 £12.07
90th Percentile £40.50 £47.50 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74% -12.90%

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 17,482 19,390 18,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.99% 18.78% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,590 11,499 11,508
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 958 956
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +6.86%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.71 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.36 £31.00
% change year-on-year +38.03% -18.20% +10.71%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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 +52 69 £525 +16.67% 11
UK excluding London +20 47 £513 +13.89% 10
London +74 33 £525 +10.53% 2
South East +7 16 £531 +18.06% 3
South West -19 8 £297 -20.80% 4
Midlands +24 7 £440 -2.22%
Scotland +20 6 £438 +16.67% 1
West Midlands +17 5 £440 -2.22%
North of England +5 5 £525 +5.00%
Yorkshire +11 4 £525 +5.00%
Wales +1 4 £670 +48.89%
East Midlands +20 2 £683 -
North West +23 1 - -
Northern Ireland +7 1 £388 -20.51%

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (43.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (29.63%) SC Cleared
5 21 (25.93%) Telecoms
6 19 (23.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (20.99%) SAP
8 15 (18.52%) WAN
8 15 (18.52%) Finance
9 13 (16.05%) Cisco
9 13 (16.05%) CCNP
9 13 (16.05%) CCNA
9 13 (16.05%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (16.05%) Internet
10 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
10 12 (14.81%) Ethernet
10 12 (14.81%) Java
11 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
11 11 (13.58%) VPN
11 11 (13.58%) Project Management
11 11 (13.58%) MPLS
11 11 (13.58%) CCDP
12 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
12 10 (12.35%) OSPF
12 10 (12.35%) BGP
12 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (12.35%) LAN
12 10 (12.35%) SQL
12 10 (12.35%) Technical Leadership
13 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (4.94%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) Documentum
4 1 (1.23%) Drupal
4 1 (1.23%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.23%) lighttpd
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) WildFly
4 1 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 6 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 6 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (7.41%) SAP PS
2 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.70%) Teamcenter
4 2 (2.47%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.64%) npm
3 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.70%) GitHub
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.47%) Office 365
5 2 (2.47%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.47%) SaaS
5 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) WAN
2 13 (16.05%) Internet
3 12 (14.81%) Ethernet
4 11 (13.58%) MPLS
4 11 (13.58%) VPN
5 10 (12.35%) BGP
5 10 (12.35%) LAN
5 10 (12.35%) OSPF
5 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.11%) Firewall
6 9 (11.11%) VoIP
7 6 (7.41%) Unified Communications
8 5 (6.17%) Network Security
8 5 (6.17%) SDH
8 5 (6.17%) SNMP
8 5 (6.17%) xDSL
9 4 (4.94%) ADSL
9 4 (4.94%) DSL
9 4 (4.94%) EIGRP
9 4 (4.94%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) MySQL
3 3 (3.70%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.47%) Power BI
5 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.41%) JIRA
3 5 (6.17%) gulp
4 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.70%) Grunt
5 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (3.70%) Maven
5 3 (3.70%) Protractor
6 2 (2.47%) git-flow
6 2 (2.47%) MSTest
6 2 (2.47%) NUnit
6 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.47%) webpack
7 1 (1.23%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.23%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.23%) Mocha
7 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.52%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Electronics
3 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Developer
2 8 (9.88%) Analyst
3 6 (7.41%) Architect
3 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Designer
4 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.94%) Administrator
5 4 (4.94%) Consultant
5 4 (4.94%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Digital Designer
6 3 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) SAP CO Consultant
6 3 (3.70%) SAP FI Consultant
6 3 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 6 (7.41%) .NET
3 5 (6.17%) CSS
4 4 (4.94%) HTML
4 4 (4.94%) REST
4 4 (4.94%) Sass
5 3 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.47%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.47%) NgRx
6 2 (2.47%) Node.js
6 2 (2.47%) Web Services
7 1 (1.23%) HTML5
7 1 (1.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.64%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) NHS
4 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) BBC
6 1 (1.23%) CESG
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) LIMS
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Linux
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) AIX
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
2 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 11 (13.58%) Project Management
4 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.35%) Technical Leadership
5 9 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 9 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (9.88%) Migration
7 7 (8.64%) Open Source
8 6 (7.41%) Business Analysis
8 6 (7.41%) Change Management
8 6 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (7.41%) Requirements Management
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (7.41%) User Stories
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.17%) CRM
9 5 (6.17%) Network Design
9 5 (6.17%) Scrum
9 5 (6.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) Java
2 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.35%) SQL
4 8 (9.88%) Python
5 6 (7.41%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.94%) C#
6 4 (4.94%) ES6
6 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.70%) Java 8
8 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.47%) Ruby
8 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) ABAP
9 1 (1.23%) C
9 1 (1.23%) C++
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (43.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 24 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (16.05%) CCNA
4 13 (16.05%) CCNP
4 13 (16.05%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (13.58%) CCDP
6 9 (11.11%) CCDA
6 9 (11.11%) CCIE
6 9 (11.11%) Degree
7 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.47%) CCIP
8 2 (2.47%) RIBA
8 2 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.23%) CISM
9 1 (1.23%) CISSP
9 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.47%) GDPR
3 2 (2.47%) PMO
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) KVM
3 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Ansible
2 3 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.70%) Kibana
2 3 (3.70%) logstash
2 3 (3.70%) Nagios
2 3 (3.70%) RANCID
3 2 (2.47%) Cacti
3 2 (2.47%) Icinga
3 2 (2.47%) OpenView
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) Terraform
3 2 (2.47%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.23%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) SAP
2 13 (16.05%) Cisco
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (4.94%) Juniper
5 3 (3.70%) Siemens
5 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.47%) Amdocs
6 2 (2.47%) CA
6 2 (2.47%) F5
6 2 (2.47%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) Kaseya
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) SevOne
6 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) Cramer
7 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) NetCracker
7 1 (1.23%) Radware