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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 635 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 -  
Contract jobs citing MBCS 11 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.032% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 0
Median daily rate £560 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 9363 11901 11189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.20% 21.30% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7471 6348
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 406 548
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

MBCS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MBCS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
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 MBCS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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 +31 11 £560 +1.81% 4
Wiltshire - 7 £650 - 2
South West - 7 £650 - 2
Corsham - 4 £625 - 1
London +15 3 £525 -4.54%
City of London - 3 £525 -
North West +25 1 £501 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £501 -
Lancashire - 1 £501 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) CITP
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Chartered Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 6 (54.55%) PMI
3 6 (54.55%) PMP
3 6 (54.55%) PMI Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Ansible
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 6 (54.55%) Bitbucket
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Atlassian
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared

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 6 (54.55%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Bitbucket
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Head of Delivery
1 5 (45.45%) Head of Design
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) CLAS Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) PMI
3 2 (18.18%) CESG
4 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) Security Auditing
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CITP
2 7 (63.64%) Chartered Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) PMI Certification
3 6 (54.55%) PMP
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (36.36%) CISSP
6 3 (27.27%) CISM
6 3 (27.27%) ISACA
6 3 (27.27%) ISSMP
7 1 (9.09%) CLAS
7 1 (9.09%) IISP
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Ansible
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Atlassian
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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