Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MBCS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 885 -
Rank change year-on-year +70 - +872
Contract jobs citing MBCS 25 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.023% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 0
UK median daily rate £625 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MBCS 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 18557 23497 22128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.50% 21.38% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11359 14708 12866
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.94 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

MBCS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MBCS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MBCS.

Contractor daily rate trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MBCS over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +74 25 £625 +13.64% 1
UK excluding London +68 14 £625 - 1
South West - 12 £638 -
London +10 11 £625 +13.64%
North of England +71 1 £501 -
North West +42 1 £501 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 18 (72.00%) CITP
2 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
3 16 (64.00%) Degree
4 15 (60.00%) Project Management
4 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (48.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 12 (48.00%) ITIL
6 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) Security Architecture
7 11 (44.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (44.00%) PMP
7 11 (44.00%) PMI Certification
8 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
8 10 (40.00%) JIRA
8 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (40.00%) Bitbucket
8 10 (40.00%) DevOps
8 10 (40.00%) Confluence
8 10 (40.00%) Information Assurance
9 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (32.00%) Migration
10 8 (32.00%) Service Management
10 8 (32.00%) CISSP
11 7 (28.00%) PMI
11 7 (28.00%) CISM
11 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (28.00%) Scrum

MBCS
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 10 (40.00%) Confluence
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Bitbucket
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Head of Delivery
1 6 (24.00%) Head of Design
2 5 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 4 (16.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Programme Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (28.00%) PMI
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) CESG
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
2 15 (60.00%) Project Management
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
4 12 (48.00%) Security Architecture
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (40.00%) DevOps
5 10 (40.00%) Information Assurance
6 8 (32.00%) Migration
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
7 7 (28.00%) Kanban
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) Cryptography
8 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (24.00%) Security Auditing
8 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
9 5 (20.00%) Information Security
9 5 (20.00%) SABSA
10 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) CITP
2 16 (64.00%) Degree
3 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (44.00%) PMI Certification
5 11 (44.00%) PMP
6 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
7 8 (32.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (32.00%) CISSP
8 7 (28.00%) CISM
8 7 (28.00%) ISACA
9 6 (24.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 6 (24.00%) ISSMP
10 5 (20.00%) CLAS
10 5 (20.00%) IISP
11 4 (16.00%) Postgraduate
12 1 (4.00%) ISEB
12 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software