Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 October 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 120 120
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -4
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 11 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.58% 1.02% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 5.73% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 23
East Midlands median daily rate £475 £380 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +35.71% -37.78%
10th Percentile £286 £180 £195
90th Percentile £695 £541 £538
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.15 £41.16 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.04% +17.61% +25.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 344 489 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 18.28% 17.75% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 297 399
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £172 £166 £215
90th Percentile £550 £546 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 31
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.66 £12.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £37.00 £17.50 £62.50
England median hourly rate £35.07 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.26% -9.09% +7.84%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the East Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the East Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the East Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Nottinghamshire 0 6 £573 +50.66% 3
Derbyshire -8 3 £475 +12.43% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £230 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (9.09%) Epics
6 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) PLM
6 1 (9.09%) ABAP
6 1 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (18.18%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) ABAP Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Product Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP