Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 748 813
Rank change year-on-year +290 +65 -4
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 34 76 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 54
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £259
90th Percentile £590 £563 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.32% +5.56% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -7.89% +40.74%
10th Percentile £16.83 £15.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £32.48 £37.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% -7.89% +40.74%

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 7,609 17,072 18,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.60% 19.54% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,605 10,397 11,212
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £249
90th Percentile £638 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 826 979
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +53.06% -15.52%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.87 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.95% +55.47% -20.63%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BC Cleared.

Daily rate trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BC Cleared over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BC Cleared.

Hourly rate trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BC Cleared over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 9 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 22 September 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 +274 26 £500 +5.26% 9
UK excluding London +258 20 £469 -1.32% 8
London +185 13 £500 +5.26% 2
South East +197 8 £425 -22.73% 4
Scotland +73 7 £513 +1.23%
Work from Home -60 5 £358 +19.17% 3
Midlands +108 4 - -
West Midlands +79 4 - -
South West +98 1 £608 +52.00% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 34 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 21 (61.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
5 13 (38.24%) WAN
6 12 (35.29%) Cisco
6 12 (35.29%) Internet
7 11 (32.35%) Firewall
7 11 (32.35%) Migration
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (32.35%) QA
8 10 (29.41%) LAN
9 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
9 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (26.47%) Juniper
9 9 (26.47%) CCNP
9 9 (26.47%) CCNA
9 9 (26.47%) CCDP
9 9 (26.47%) MPLS
9 9 (26.47%) Process Management
10 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
10 8 (23.53%) Change Management
10 8 (23.53%) OSPF
10 8 (23.53%) BGP
10 8 (23.53%) VoIP
10 8 (23.53%) SNMP
10 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 8 (23.53%) VPN
11 7 (20.59%) DNS
11 7 (20.59%) PPP

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 1 (2.94%) Confluence
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) AWS
1 7 (20.59%) Azure
2 6 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.82%) Logic Apps
3 3 (8.82%) PaaS
3 3 (8.82%) Power Automate
3 3 (8.82%) Power Platform
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon Neptune
4 2 (5.88%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) WAN
2 12 (35.29%) Internet
3 11 (32.35%) Firewall
4 10 (29.41%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
5 9 (26.47%) MPLS
6 8 (23.53%) BGP
6 8 (23.53%) OSPF
6 8 (23.53%) SNMP
6 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 8 (23.53%) VoIP
6 8 (23.53%) VPN
7 7 (20.59%) ADSL
7 7 (20.59%) DNS
7 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
7 7 (20.59%) IPsec
7 7 (20.59%) PPP
7 7 (20.59%) RIP
7 7 (20.59%) TACACS
7 7 (20.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon Aurora
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.94%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
3 6 (17.65%) Finance
4 4 (11.76%) Electronics
4 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (11.76%) Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (8.82%) IP Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.94%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (32.35%) Migration
2 9 (26.47%) Process Management
3 8 (23.53%) Change Management
3 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 7 (20.59%) Communications Security
4 7 (20.59%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) CRM
6 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Architectural Design
7 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.82%) SIEM
7 3 (8.82%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.82%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 21 (61.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (26.47%) CCDP
4 9 (26.47%) CCNA
4 9 (26.47%) CCNP
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.59%) CCIP
6 2 (5.88%) CCIE
6 2 (5.88%) ISEB
6 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.94%) CCDA
7 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cacti
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.94%) Icinga
1 1 (2.94%) Kibana
1 1 (2.94%) logstash
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) OpenView
1 1 (2.94%) RANCID
1 1 (2.94%) Terraform
1 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) Juniper
3 6 (17.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) SAP
5 3 (8.82%) Splunk
6 2 (5.88%) F5
6 2 (5.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.94%) BT
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.94%) Openreach
7 1 (2.94%) SevOne
7 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds