Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 175 178
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 22 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.68% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 3.46% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 14
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -
10th Percentile £219 £305 £313
90th Percentile £660 £620 £488
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £68.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.26% -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +15.71% +23.89% +182.50%

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 929 924 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.73% 19.75% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 510 525
East of England median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -2.28%
10th Percentile £177 £210 £200
90th Percentile £586 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 102 72
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -6.54% +51.29%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.45 £50.59
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +16 14 £538 +11.69%
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £280 -44.00%
Bedfordshire +1 2 £338 -25.00%
Norfolk -2 1 £539 +13.45%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 7 (31.82%) Linux
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) Validation
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 6 (27.27%) Python
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (22.73%) DBS Check
3 5 (22.73%) Puppet
3 5 (22.73%) Open Source
3 5 (22.73%) HTTP
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) C
3 5 (22.73%) SSL
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) Confluence
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins

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 (18.18%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Jetty
3 1 (4.55%) Mongrel
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) G Suite
3 2 (9.09%) GitHub
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.55%) Google App Engine
4 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
1 5 (22.73%) SSL
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) IPsec
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Impala
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (13.64%) Python Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Validation
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Open Source
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Project Governance
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) C
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Go
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) DBS Check
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCDA
4 1 (4.55%) CCDP
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Aruba
4 1 (4.55%) BT
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds