Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 220 254
Rank change year-on-year +102 +34 -19
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 9 21 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.32% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 2.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 4
Median daily rate £575 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +10.81% -2.63%
10th Percentile £500 £306 £433
90th Percentile £688 £600 £520
Central London median daily rate £575 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +12.20% +7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 414 864 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.11% 13.34% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 628 670
Median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £271 £304 £306
90th Percentile £650 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 59
Median hourly rate £35.25 £27.72 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.19% +48.21% +0.03%
10th Percentile £17.93 £10.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £55.08 £30.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.06 £18.70
% change year-on-year +58.69% +17.94% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

BPSS Clearance
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Information Management
2 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 3 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 3 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Law
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (11.11%) gulp
4 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow Development
4 1 (11.11%) Terraform
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Mocha
4 1 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (11.11%) SIEM

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%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Grunt
1 1 (11.11%) gulp
1 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
1 1 (11.11%) Mocha
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (22.22%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Mustache
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 3 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
1 3 (33.33%) Information Management
1 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) AlgoSec
2 1 (11.11%) Qualys