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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 June 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
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 109 110
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +63
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 24 10 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.96% 0.51% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 2.19% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 11
10th Percentile £271 £403 £413
25th Percentile £477 £404 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £408 £473
Median % change year-on-year +25.77% -13.76% -4.06%
75th Percentile £550 £409 £513
90th Percentile £629 £410 £538
England median daily rate £525 £509 £510
% change year-on-year +3.11% -0.06% -0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
10th Percentile £18.60 £36.88 -
25th Percentile £27.50 £40.40 -
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 -
75th Percentile £51.25 £49.38 -
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.75 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +57.00% -30.56%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 735 456 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.29% 23.38% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 218 287
10th Percentile £231 £225 £261
25th Percentile £385 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £474
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.13% +5.40%
75th Percentile £588 £526 £538
90th Percentile £677 £596 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 71 25
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £19.81 £27.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.96% -31.25% +100.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.88 £55.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £60.96
England median hourly rate £42.25 £34.41 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.80% +25.11% -15.38%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +3 14 £550 +34.97% 4
Essex -7 4 £515 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £320 -
Norfolk - 1 £445 -
Suffolk - 1 £375 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Agile
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Social Skills
5 4 (16.67%) DBS Check
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Coaching
7 2 (8.33%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (8.33%) Proactive Maintenance
7 2 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (8.33%) Synthetic Environment
7 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) KVM

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (20.83%) Social Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Military
3 2 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Agile Coach
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Delivery Lead
2 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (4.17%) CCTV
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Signage
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Coaching
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 3 (12.50%) SDLC
2 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
3 2 (8.33%) Human-in-the-Loop
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (8.33%) Proactive Maintenance
3 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) Synthetic Environment
3 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Dell
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
3 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.17%) Computacenter