Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 173 168
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +15
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 17 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 2.33% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 15
East of England median daily rate £520 £300 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -23.47% -9.10%
10th Percentile £404 £206 £237
90th Percentile £583 £510 £513
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.23 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year +11.46% +13.04% -35.39%

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 909 946 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.42% 19.89% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 471 501
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £192 £200
90th Percentile £587 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 82 99
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.60 £13.60
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.18 £47.50
England median hourly rate £28.53 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.13% -8.65% -3.70%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 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
Essex -11 13 £550 +83.33%
Norfolk +6 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £520 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 9 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Humanities
4 5 (29.41%) Social Science
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Confluence
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) API Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source

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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Documentum
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Jetty
2 1 (5.88%) Mongrel
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) FTP
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (29.41%) Humanities
1 5 (29.41%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) IT Support
1 5 (29.41%) Support Officer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) User Stories
5 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) API Testing
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Groovy
2 2 (11.76%) Scala
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) MCP
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Pega
3 1 (5.88%) VMware