Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 186 178
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +22
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 21 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.41% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.29% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 9
East of England median daily rate £550 £325 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -17.20% -4.85%
10th Percentile £253 £206 £210
90th Percentile £596 £543 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -4.60%
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% -31.18%

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 984 1,003 937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.37% 19.61% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 510 544
East of England median daily rate £425 £391 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +7.79% -3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £205
90th Percentile £575 £569 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 100 92
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £28.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -36.97% +32.84%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.50 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.58 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -11 16 £569 +29.26% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £338 -
Cambridgeshire +16 1 £280 -51.30%
Norfolk +5 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Confluence
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (23.81%) MCP
4 5 (23.81%) MCSE
4 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Network Security
4 5 (23.81%) Humanities
4 5 (23.81%) Social Science
4 5 (23.81%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (23.81%) User Stories
5 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) Kanban
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation

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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Jetty
3 1 (4.76%) Mongrel
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) FTP
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Intranet
3 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.76%) IPsec
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Impala
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Humanities
1 5 (23.81%) Social Science
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) IT Support
1 5 (23.81%) Support Officer
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (4.76%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Support Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) Servlets
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Usability Testing
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Groovy
2 2 (9.52%) Scala
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) MCP
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy