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 29 June 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.

Basic Check (BC) Clearance
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 578 609
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31  
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 28 71 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 19
UK median daily rate £500 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +3.12%  
10th Percentile £343 £244 £258
90th Percentile £579 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £509 £383 £336
% change year-on-year +33.00% +13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £13.50 - £56.50
10th Percentile £12.75 - £55.75
90th Percentile £16.85 - £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £56.50

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 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £248 £245 £225
90th Percentile £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 29 June 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 -10 25 £488 +21.87% 6
UK excluding London +47 23 £509 +33.00% 6
North of England +54 8 £525 +31.25%
Midlands +17 4 £510 +13.33% 2
South East +14 3 - -
East of England -4 3 £575 -
South West -8 3 £450 +20.00% 4
London -23 3 £375 -21.46%
Wales -3 2 £573 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 20 (23.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (22.09%) Linux
5 18 (20.93%) Java
6 15 (17.44%) CSS
6 15 (17.44%) Finance
7 14 (16.28%) Migration
8 13 (15.12%) SAP
8 13 (15.12%) SQL
8 13 (15.12%) Python
8 13 (15.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (13.95%) HTML
9 12 (13.95%) TDD
10 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
10 11 (12.79%) Unix
10 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (12.79%) Configuration Management
10 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
11 10 (11.63%) Visualisation
11 10 (11.63%) BDD
11 10 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
11 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
12 9 (10.47%) Oracle
12 9 (10.47%) Web Development
13 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
13 8 (9.30%) Windows
13 8 (9.30%) Mac OS X
13 8 (9.30%) ETL

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 7 (8.14%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.49%) Drupal
3 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.33%) SAS
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.49%) SAP BPC
2 3 (3.49%) SAP MII
2 3 (3.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) PaaS
2 3 (3.49%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) HTTP
2 4 (4.65%) ADSL
2 4 (4.65%) ATM
2 4 (4.65%) BGP
2 4 (4.65%) DSL
2 4 (4.65%) EIGRP
2 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) LAN
2 4 (4.65%) MPLS
2 4 (4.65%) OSPF
2 4 (4.65%) RIP
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) VPN
2 4 (4.65%) WAN
2 4 (4.65%) xDSL
3 2 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.16%) FTP
4 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.98%) Power BI
2 6 (6.98%) SAP HANA
3 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.81%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.65%) Big Data
4 4 (4.65%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.65%) HBase
4 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.33%) MaxDB
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.14%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
4 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.49%) NWDI
4 3 (3.49%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.33%) FishEye
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Developer
2 10 (11.63%) Consultant
2 10 (11.63%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Analyst
4 5 (5.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (5.81%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) Architect
5 4 (4.65%) Big Data Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Business Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (4.65%) PC Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) PC Rollout Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (4.65%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 3 (3.49%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.49%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) CSS
2 12 (13.95%) HTML
3 7 (8.14%) REST
4 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.81%) CSS3
5 5 (5.81%) HTML5
5 5 (5.81%) Spring
5 5 (5.81%) Web Services
6 4 (4.65%) Apache Camel
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (4.65%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.49%) React
7 3 (3.49%) SAP Basis
8 2 (2.33%) RESTful
9 1 (1.16%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.16%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (1.16%) jQuery
9 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) User Experience
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Replication
3 2 (2.33%) CESG
3 2 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Linux
2 11 (12.79%) Unix
3 8 (9.30%) Mac OS X
3 8 (9.30%) Windows
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.28%) Migration
3 12 (13.95%) TDD
4 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.79%) Configuration Management
5 10 (11.63%) BDD
5 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
5 10 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
5 10 (11.63%) Visualisation
6 9 (10.47%) Web Development
7 8 (9.30%) ETL
7 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.14%) DevOps
9 6 (6.98%) Line Management
9 6 (6.98%) Project Management
9 6 (6.98%) SOA
10 5 (5.81%) Front End Development
10 5 (5.81%) Microservices
10 5 (5.81%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) Java
2 13 (15.12%) Python
2 13 (15.12%) SQL
3 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.98%) R
4 6 (6.98%) Ruby
5 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.16%) ABAP
6 1 (1.16%) Go
6 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 6 (6.98%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.65%) CCA
5 4 (4.65%) CCNA
5 4 (4.65%) CCNP
5 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CLAS
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (1.16%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Ansible
1 3 (3.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) SAP
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco
4 4 (4.65%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.49%) VMware
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) Sybase
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya
7 1 (1.16%) IBM
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