Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 844 852
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 +17
Contract jobs citing MBCS 3 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.016% 0.041% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 13
UK median daily rate £733 £675 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +48.35% -17.27%
10th Percentile £623 £613 £300
90th Percentile £750 £738 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £733 £675 £300
% change year-on-year +8.59% +125.00% -36.84%
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 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 19,021 19,671 21,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.91% 20.47% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,680 12,338 13,175
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 874 1,039
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £25.94 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% -5.68% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.68% +43.59%

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
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 23 January 2018. 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 -26 3 £733 +8.59%
UK excluding London +5 2 £733 +8.59%
North of England +42 1 £733 +8.59%
London -34 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 £733 -
North East - 1 £733 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 3 (100.00%) Legal
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) CITP
2 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) CESG
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (66.67%) IISP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Domain Models
3 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CESG
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) SABSA
2 1 (33.33%) SFIA
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CITP
2 2 (66.67%) IISP
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) ISACA
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco