Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 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
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 35 19
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 +34
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 33 16 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.17% 3.22% 9.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.30% 9.76% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 13
Devon median daily rate £480 £390 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +15.20%
10th Percentile £391 £261 £365
90th Percentile £613 £557 £514
South West median daily rate £480 £416 £430
% change year-on-year +15.32% -3.20% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Devon median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.73% - -

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 148 164 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 32.17% 33.00% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 104 67
Devon median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £291 £199 £171
90th Percentile £600 £563 £533
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +195.08% -61.88%
10th Percentile £36.50 £34.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.40 £48.24
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +22.14% -11.49% -5.13%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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
Exeter +11 29 £480 +27.57%
Plymouth +1 4 £863 +61.21% 1
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Devon region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
3 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
6 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Python
6 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 5 (15.15%) Service Design
7 5 (15.15%) PMO
7 5 (15.15%) JUnit
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) HTML
8 4 (12.12%) CSS
8 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (12.12%) OO
8 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) Spring
8 4 (12.12%) Maven
8 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.12%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) Serverless
8 4 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (12.12%) Spring Boot
8 4 (12.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (12.12%) DevOps

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (12.12%) Serverless
3 2 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) Slack
4 1 (3.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) AWS Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Project Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) Spring
1 4 (12.12%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.03%) CSS3
2 1 (3.03%) FreeMarker
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
2 1 (3.03%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Service Design
5 4 (12.12%) Coaching
5 4 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) Microservices
5 4 (12.12%) OO
5 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (9.09%) Data Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Grafana
1 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.06%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.03%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Splunk
2 1 (3.03%) Black Duck