Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 23 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.56% 0.46% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.23% 2.44% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 8
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £500 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +60.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £435 £415 £263
90th Percentile £543 £575 £454
North West median daily rate £475 £498 £400
% change year-on-year -4.52% +24.38% -8.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £46.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year -55.53% +31.70% -40.99%

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 188 246 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.94% 19.03% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 136 149
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £255 £204 £215
90th Percentile £594 £588 £546
North West median daily rate £448 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.15% +2.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £50.00 £24.13 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.25% -10.65% +28.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £14.54
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.05 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £29.86 £29.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +2.95% -25.40% +41.36%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +22 18 £475 -5.00%
Warrington +3 3 £500 -
Runcorn - 1 £400 -
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Case Management
3 13 (56.52%) DBS Check
3 13 (56.52%) Azure
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 13 (56.52%) Workflow
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 12 (52.17%) CRM
4 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) C#
4 12 (52.17%) .NET
4 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
4 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (52.17%) Kanban
4 12 (52.17%) Power BI
4 12 (52.17%) Azure Functions
4 12 (52.17%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (52.17%) Serverless
4 12 (52.17%) Power Platform
4 12 (52.17%) Public Sector
5 11 (47.83%) Java
6 10 (43.48%) Creative Thinking
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) DevOps
8 4 (17.39%) User Experience
8 4 (17.39%) Legal

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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Azure
2 12 (52.17%) Azure Functions
2 12 (52.17%) Dynamics 365
2 12 (52.17%) Power Platform
2 12 (52.17%) Serverless
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) Power BI
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (52.17%) Public Sector
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Content Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Digital Content Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Digital Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Content Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Digital Content Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Digital Designer
5 2 (8.70%) CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
1 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) jBPM
2 1 (4.35%) JDBC
2 1 (4.35%) JMS
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Case Management
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 13 (56.52%) Workflow
4 12 (52.17%) CRM
4 12 (52.17%) Kanban
5 10 (43.48%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Architectural Design
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) Code Optimisation
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Secure Coding
6 4 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Web Application Development
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
7 3 (13.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Java 8
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) DBS Check
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.35%) NCSC
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft