Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 89 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 5 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.41% 0.23% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.51% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 19
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £417 £310 £320
90th Percentile £575 £626 £690
North West median daily rate £498 £381 £438
% change year-on-year +30.49% -12.86% -0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £35.00 £59.31
% change year-on-year +3.50% -40.99% +54.15%

BPSS Clearance 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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 228 199 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.48% 15.01% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 139 146
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £195 £213 £156
90th Percentile £594 £550 £675
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +1.82% +16.07%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.24 £14.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £30.20 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.33% +45.45% -8.85%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Cheshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Cheshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Cheshire

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Crewe - 4 £450 - 1
Warrington -3 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (40.00%) OWASP
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) CRM

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OWASP
1 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Actionable Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
2 1 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared