Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23 +32
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 17 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.74% 0.23% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.24% 1.49% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 8
Cheshire median daily rate £600 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +34.62% -35.00%
10th Percentile £500 £419 £263
90th Percentile £750 £456 £510
North West median daily rate £520 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +12.43% +5.11% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £33.97 £47.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -28.80% +267.00% -36.59%

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 184 201 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.79% 15.57% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 106 108
Cheshire median daily rate £353 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +9.97% -14.41%
10th Percentile £160 £214 £218
90th Percentile £600 £520 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% -14.29%
North West median hourly rate £36.87 £32.82 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.36% -17.96% -6.98%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 - 14 £600 -
Warrington +8 2 £500 +14.29%
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (70.59%) DevOps
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Dell
4 6 (35.29%) B2C
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
5 5 (29.41%) Boomi
5 5 (29.41%) Architecture Roadmap
6 4 (23.53%) Blue-Green Deployment
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (23.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) XML
7 3 (17.65%) Node.js
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) SaaS
7 3 (17.65%) PaaS
7 3 (17.65%) JSON
7 3 (17.65%) Data Management
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Boomi
3 3 (17.65%) IaaS
3 3 (17.65%) PaaS
3 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
General
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Technical Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Lead Architect
4 5 (29.41%) Technical Leader
5 3 (17.65%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (17.65%) Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 2 (11.76%) Content Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Content Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Content Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Digital Content Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Digital Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JSON
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.88%) COM
3 1 (5.88%) Dropwizard
3 1 (5.88%) hapi
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) B2C
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Architecture Roadmap
5 4 (23.53%) Blue-Green Deployment
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (23.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Data Management
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Analytics
7 2 (11.76%) Microservices
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Dell