Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 245 229
Rank change year-on-year +36 -16 -5
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 9 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.63% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 26
City of London median daily rate £449 £488 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.90% +25.81% -13.89%
10th Percentile £321 £323 £274
90th Percentile £603 £567 £539
Central London median daily rate £464 £475 £415
% change year-on-year -2.32% +14.46% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 854 980 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.05% 13.82% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 691 747
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £282 £238 £298
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £483
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 44 24
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £10.60 £13.30 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.05 £25.50 £30.08
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% -8.78% +7.89%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCDA
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) BC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
3 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
3 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Postman

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
2 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) Converged Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (11.11%) Postman
1 1 (11.11%) Protractor
General
1 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Coach
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Content Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IP Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Content Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Angular 2
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Graphic Design
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 1 (11.11%) Email Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) BC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CCDA
2 2 (22.22%) CCDP
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
2 1 (11.11%) Radware