Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 823 828
Rank change year-on-year +99 +5 -74
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 82 75 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.072% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 41
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £274 £214 £319
90th Percentile £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 6
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +22.58% -27.06%
10th Percentile £15.95 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £32.90 £46.04 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +22.58% -27.06%

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 17,099 19,366 19,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 18.67% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,474 11,448 11,774
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £224
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 950 920
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.30 £51.03 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% +3.70%

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 13 November 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 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 11 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 13 November 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 +106 75 £475 +5.56% 10
UK excluding London +56 51 £475 +5.56% 7
London +108 31 £405 -14.74% 4
South East +37 19 £340 -24.44% 2
South West +17 16 £475 -9.52% 2
Scotland +24 7 £575 +53.33% 1
North of England +16 5 £488 -2.50% 1
North West +5 5 £488 +331.42% 1
Midlands +39 3 £440 -2.22% 1
West Midlands +30 3 £440 -2.22% 1
East of England +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (30.49%) WAN
3 25 (30.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (29.27%) Telecoms
5 21 (25.61%) Service Delivery
6 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (23.17%) MPLS
7 19 (23.17%) Internet
7 19 (23.17%) LAN
8 18 (21.95%) Ethernet
8 18 (21.95%) Change Management
9 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
9 15 (18.29%) QA
9 15 (18.29%) Public Sector
10 14 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (17.07%) CCNP
10 14 (17.07%) CCNA
10 14 (17.07%) CCDP
10 14 (17.07%) Cisco
11 13 (15.85%) OSPF
11 13 (15.85%) BGP
11 13 (15.85%) VPN
11 13 (15.85%) HTML
11 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.63%) VoIP
12 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
12 12 (14.63%) Firewall
13 11 (13.41%) Finance
13 11 (13.41%) Migration

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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) Confluence
4 1 (1.22%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.22%) WildFly
4 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) SAP CO
1 5 (6.10%) SAP FI
1 5 (6.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.88%) SAP PS
3 2 (2.44%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.66%) ShareGate
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon Glacier
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.44%) AWS
3 2 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.44%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (2.44%) Azure
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) WAN
2 19 (23.17%) Internet
2 19 (23.17%) LAN
2 19 (23.17%) MPLS
3 18 (21.95%) Ethernet
4 13 (15.85%) BGP
4 13 (15.85%) OSPF
4 13 (15.85%) VPN
5 12 (14.63%) Firewall
5 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (14.63%) VoIP
6 9 (10.98%) SNMP
7 8 (9.76%) ADSL
7 8 (9.76%) DNS
7 8 (9.76%) EIGRP
7 8 (9.76%) IPsec
7 8 (9.76%) RIP
7 8 (9.76%) TACACS
7 8 (9.76%) Unified Communications
7 8 (9.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.44%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) Redis
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
1 5 (6.10%) Selenium
2 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) JIRA
3 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.22%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.22%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) gulp
4 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 24 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.29%) Public Sector
3 11 (13.41%) Finance
4 4 (4.88%) Publishing
5 3 (3.66%) Electronics
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.66%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Billing
6 1 (1.22%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (1.22%) French Language
6 1 (1.22%) Games
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.20%) Developer
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Designer
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) IP Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Angular Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) CSS
3 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.10%) jQuery
5 4 (4.88%) .NET
5 4 (4.88%) XML
6 3 (3.66%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.66%) JSON
6 3 (3.66%) React
6 3 (3.66%) RESTful
6 3 (3.66%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (3.66%) Web Services
7 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.44%) HTML5
7 2 (2.44%) NgRx
7 2 (2.44%) REST
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.22%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.22%) Java EE
8 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.44%) Reference Data
2 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.22%) BBC
3 1 (1.22%) CESG
3 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.22%) EPoS
3 1 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (1.22%) NHS
3 1 (1.22%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.22%) Social Media
3 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Service Delivery
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.95%) Change Management
4 11 (13.41%) Migration
4 11 (13.41%) Project Management
5 10 (12.20%) Project Delivery
6 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.76%) Process Management
6 8 (9.76%) Validation
7 7 (8.54%) Capacity Management
7 7 (8.54%) Communications Security
7 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Requirements Management
7 7 (8.54%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (7.32%) Network Architecture
8 6 (7.32%) Network Design
8 6 (7.32%) Scrum
8 6 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
2 11 (13.41%) SQL
3 9 (10.98%) Java
4 5 (6.10%) C#
5 4 (4.88%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) Java 8
8 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (30.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (17.07%) CCDP
4 14 (17.07%) CCNA
4 14 (17.07%) CCNP
4 14 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (12.20%) Degree
6 8 (9.76%) CCIP
7 6 (7.32%) CCDA
8 5 (6.10%) CCIE
9 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.44%) ISEB
10 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.44%) RIBA
11 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.22%) CISM
11 1 (1.22%) CISSP
11 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) QA
2 11 (13.41%) SLA
3 4 (4.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.44%) PMO
5 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.22%) MIIS
1 1 (1.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) Cisco
3 11 (13.41%) SAP
4 7 (8.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 7 (8.54%) Juniper
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (3.66%) CA
6 3 (3.66%) F5
6 3 (3.66%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.66%) Radware
7 2 (2.44%) Siemens
8 1 (1.22%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.22%) BT
8 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.22%) Cramer
8 1 (1.22%) ESRI
8 1 (1.22%) Openreach
8 1 (1.22%) Remedy
8 1 (1.22%) Splunk