Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 182 180
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 13 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 3.00% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 20
East of England median daily rate £451 £513 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +22.02% +5.00%
10th Percentile £420 £233 £218
90th Percentile £613 £660 £594
England median daily rate £500 £450 £432
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.17% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 - -
England median hourly rate £26.80 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -33.83% +15.71% +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 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 835 968 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.63% 19.20% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 455 477
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £211 £176 £208
90th Percentile £613 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 85 103
East of England median hourly rate £23.75 £17.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -12.28% -13.87%
10th Percentile £13.02 £10.40 £11.80
90th Percentile £56.15 £42.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

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 25 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor 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 25 August 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 +14 10 £420 -23.64% 1
Bedfordshire +14 2 £483 +42.96% 9
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 7 (53.85%) Scrum
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (30.77%) Ansible
5 3 (23.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Maven
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Terraform
6 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (15.38%) GitLab
6 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
7 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud

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 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) SDH
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) GitLab
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Avionics
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum Master
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Design Authority
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Design Authority
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Design Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
1 1 (7.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Scrum
2 6 (46.15%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (23.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Burndown Charts
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Epics
5 1 (7.69%) Lean Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Delphi
3 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) OCPJP
3 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (15.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
4 1 (7.69%) Sun