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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 7 August 2022 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
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 169 168 127
Rank change year-on-year -1 -41 +99
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 28 2 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.058% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 0.45% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
10th Percentile £443 £379 £453
25th Percentile £506 £403 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £463 £575
Median % change year-on-year +16.76% -19.57% +11.92%
75th Percentile £629 £528 £631
90th Percentile £707 £556 £688
Central London median daily rate £540 £463 £600
% change year-on-year +16.76% -22.92% +17.07%

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 747 444 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.59% 12.82% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 299 288
10th Percentile £363 £359 £306
25th Percentile £475 £422 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £513
Median % change year-on-year - +7.32% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £713 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 8
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £16.78
25th Percentile £26.00 £21.25 £21.88
Median hourly rate £50.50 £27.50 £36.50
Median % change year-on-year +83.64% -24.66% +59.18%
75th Percentile £55.75 £33.00 £40.94
90th Percentile £78.75 £35.60 £46.53
Central London median hourly rate £50.50 £22.50 £33.68
% change year-on-year +124.44% -33.18% +46.86%

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 7 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, 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 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 5 (17.86%) AWS
4 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.86%) JIRA
5 4 (14.29%) Agile
5 4 (14.29%) Azure
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
6 3 (10.71%) Power BI
6 3 (10.71%) Terraform
6 3 (10.71%) PMO
6 3 (10.71%) Runbook
6 3 (10.71%) Power Platform
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
6 3 (10.71%) Windows
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (10.71%) SLA
6 3 (10.71%) ClearCase
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.71%) Finance
6 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity

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 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Fuse
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Power Platform
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.57%) Azure AKS
4 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.57%) GCP
4 1 (3.57%) GitHub
4 1 (3.57%) IaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.57%) Power Automate
4 1 (3.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) ObjectStore
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) ClearCase
3 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Business Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Business Security Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Content Designer
3 2 (7.14%) Copywriter
3 2 (7.14%) Designer
3 2 (7.14%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (3.57%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Power Platform Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Velocity
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Spring
2 1 (3.57%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Data Fabric
1 1 (3.57%) EPoS
1 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
1 1 (3.57%) Replication
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) AIX
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Agile
3 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Release Management
3 3 (10.71%) Runbook
4 2 (7.14%) Business Case
4 2 (7.14%) CI/CD
4 2 (7.14%) Coaching
4 2 (7.14%) Cyber Assurance
4 2 (7.14%) Impact Assessments
4 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Project Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) SABSA
4 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Bash
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) CISA
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) GIAC
3 2 (7.14%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.71%) PMO
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) GDPR
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) KVM
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) VMware