Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 184 188
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 29 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.58% 0.47% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 2.54% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 14
East of England median daily rate £475 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.00% +119.18%
10th Percentile £219 £206 £240
90th Percentile £599 £612 £523
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -28.88%

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 957 907 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.04% 18.56% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 463 540
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £176 £200 £205
90th Percentile £573 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 100 78
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -5.91% +3.17%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.18 £10.06
90th Percentile £44.50 £46.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the East of England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 21 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
Essex +15 22 £550 +10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £280 -62.67%
Bedfordshire - 3 £338 - 1
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) MCP
3 6 (20.69%) MCSE
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (20.69%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Validation
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Confluence
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
4 5 (17.24%) User Stories
4 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) DBS Check
4 5 (17.24%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
4 5 (17.24%) QA
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
5 4 (13.79%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria

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 6 (20.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Jetty
2 1 (3.45%) Mongrel
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Network Security
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 3 (10.34%) SSL
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) FTP
4 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.45%) IPsec
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Impala
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) IT Support
2 5 (17.24%) Support Officer
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Python Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum Master
5 1 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) Servlets
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
2 6 (20.69%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) User Stories
4 4 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) BDD
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) Kanban
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C
2 3 (10.34%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.90%) Scala
3 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) MCP
1 6 (20.69%) MCSE
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) DBS Check
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCDA
4 1 (3.45%) CCDP
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Aruba
4 1 (3.45%) BT
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds