Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 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
South West > Devon
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 25 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +26
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 28 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.98% 6.27% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.28% 20.44% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 5
Devon median daily rate £425 £375 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -13.19% -1.26%
10th Percentile £358 £301 £401
90th Percentile £515 £516 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Devon median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% -30.00% -

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 Devon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Devon
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 162 181 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 34.62% 30.68% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 129 71
Devon median daily rate £386 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £188 £268 £175
90th Percentile £515 £517 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Devon median hourly rate £27.75 £40.25 £48.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.06% -16.58% +216.39%
10th Percentile £14.38 £32.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £47.83 £53.11
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +4.56% +19.40% -17.28%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Devon

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Devon

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Devon over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Devon

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Devon

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
Exeter 0 22 £425 -7.36%
Plymouth +7 5 £570 +52.00%
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 Devon region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (67.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (21.43%) Coaching
5 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) Service Management
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
7 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) JUnit
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Spring
7 4 (14.29%) Maven
7 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.29%) QA
7 4 (14.29%) Microservices
7 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (14.29%) Spring Boot
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Serverless
7 4 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (14.29%) Serverless
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.29%) JUnit
1 4 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SaaS Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Transformation Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Spring
1 4 (14.29%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) CentOS
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Coaching
2 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 4 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (14.29%) Microservices
4 4 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) Decision-Making
5 3 (10.71%) Dependency Management
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Process Management
5 3 (10.71%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 4 (14.29%) Python
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (67.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.57%) Capita
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Juniper
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee
2 1 (3.57%) Sophos
2 1 (3.57%) VMware