Period
to 27 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 342 405 332
Rank change year-on-year +63 -73 -19
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 609 550 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 3.16% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 357 400
England median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £368 £263 £272
90th Percentile £674 £572 £600
UK median daily rate £507 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +12.61% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 18
England median hourly rate £35.25 £37.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +179.63% -57.81%
10th Percentile £17.98 £13.60 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.08 £48.00 £45.88
UK median hourly rate £31.71 £24.03 £13.50
% change year-on-year +31.99% +77.96% -57.81%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,803 17,415 17,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.98% 18.87% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,527 10,388 10,517
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 801 862
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.29 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.65 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.54% -18.15% +1.69%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 27 June 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
London +41 216 £550 +10.00% 10
North of England +63 168 £500 +15.94% 4
Yorkshire +70 91 £500 +5.26% 3
South East +4 73 £450 -
Midlands +25 72 £471 +8.96% 2
South West +22 71 £575 +15.00% 6
North West +16 46 £510 +8.93%
West Midlands +12 42 £435 -3.33% 2
North East +17 31 £475 +81.82% 1
East Midlands +16 30 £500 +25.00%
East of England -4 11 £420 -11.58%
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 326 (53.53%) Security Cleared
2 320 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (21.35%) Java
4 119 (19.54%) Test Automation
5 117 (19.21%) SC Cleared
6 115 (18.88%) TDD
7 111 (18.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 108 (17.73%) JavaScript
9 101 (16.58%) Linux
10 93 (15.27%) DBS Check
11 91 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
12 90 (14.78%) DevOps
12 90 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 83 (13.63%) Open Source
13 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
14 81 (13.30%) HTML
14 81 (13.30%) Git (software)
15 77 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
15 77 (12.64%) Jenkins
16 73 (11.99%) Scrum
17 71 (11.66%) CSS
18 68 (11.17%) SQL
19 58 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
20 55 (9.03%) Node.js
21 54 (8.87%) Unix
22 53 (8.70%) Ruby
23 52 (8.54%) RESTful
23 52 (8.54%) Continuous Deployment
24 51 (8.37%) JIRA
25 50 (8.21%) Configuration Management

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 36 (5.91%) Confluence
2 15 (2.46%) nginx
3 14 (2.30%) Apache
4 12 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.81%) IIS
5 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.64%) Jetty
6 10 (1.64%) Mongrel
6 10 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.31%) WordPress
8 6 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.99%) SAS
9 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.49%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.49%) R Markdown
12 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.49%) InDesign
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 90 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.28%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.12%) PaaS
5 18 (2.96%) GitHub
6 16 (2.63%) Office 365
7 14 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.13%) Boomi
9 11 (1.81%) IaaS
10 10 (1.64%) Google App Engine
10 10 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (1.31%) Google Analytics
11 8 (1.31%) Google Tag Manager
11 8 (1.31%) Trello
12 7 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.15%) SaaS
13 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.66%) npm
14 4 (0.66%) Serverless
14 4 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.24%) HTTP
2 31 (5.09%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.43%) WAN
4 25 (4.11%) Firewall
4 25 (4.11%) SSL
5 20 (3.28%) Internet
5 20 (3.28%) VPN
6 18 (2.96%) IPsec
7 17 (2.79%) BGP
7 17 (2.79%) OSPF
8 16 (2.63%) DNS
8 16 (2.63%) Ethernet
8 16 (2.63%) LAN
8 16 (2.63%) MPLS
9 13 (2.13%) DHCP
10 12 (1.97%) FTP
10 12 (1.97%) Skype
10 12 (1.97%) VoIP
11 10 (1.64%) Network Security
12 9 (1.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.11%) MySQL
4 24 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 21 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.79%) Power BI
7 16 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.31%) Big Data
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.99%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.82%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 5 (0.82%) DB2
13 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (13.30%) Git (software)
2 77 (12.64%) Jenkins
3 51 (8.37%) JIRA
4 49 (8.05%) JUnit
5 29 (4.76%) Selenium
6 23 (3.78%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.78%) Subversion
7 18 (2.96%) Hudson
8 15 (2.46%) Spock
9 14 (2.30%) GitLab
9 14 (2.30%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.97%) Maven
10 12 (1.97%) SonarQube
10 12 (1.97%) Travis CI
10 12 (1.97%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.81%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.81%) Mockito
12 10 (1.64%) gulp
13 8 (1.31%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.31%) JMeter
General
1 37 (6.08%) Finance
2 32 (5.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.94%) Legal
4 13 (2.13%) Publishing
5 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.31%) Back Office
7 6 (0.99%) Games
8 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.66%) Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Military
10 2 (0.33%) Avionics
10 2 (0.33%) Billing
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Retail
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 164 (26.93%) Developer
2 91 (14.94%) Architect
3 47 (7.72%) Analyst
3 47 (7.72%) Technical Architect
4 41 (6.73%) Delivery Manager
5 38 (6.24%) Designer
6 32 (5.25%) Java Developer
7 26 (4.27%) Senior Developer
8 24 (3.94%) Agile Developer
9 23 (3.78%) Lead Architect
10 18 (2.96%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 18 (2.96%) Scala Developer
10 18 (2.96%) Technical Leader
11 17 (2.79%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.46%) Content Designer
13 15 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (2.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.30%) HTML
2 71 (11.66%) CSS
3 55 (9.03%) Node.js
4 52 (8.54%) RESTful
5 49 (8.05%) Spring
6 43 (7.06%) JSON
7 34 (5.58%) .NET
8 32 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 29 (4.76%) REST
10 26 (4.27%) Spring Boot
11 25 (4.11%) jQuery
11 25 (4.11%) Ruby on Rails
12 24 (3.94%) HTML5
12 24 (3.94%) Web Services
13 21 (3.45%) Vue.js
14 19 (3.12%) XML
15 18 (2.96%) Django
15 18 (2.96%) Guice
15 18 (2.96%) Play Framework
15 18 (2.96%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.21%) User Experience
2 29 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.96%) NHS
4 15 (2.46%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.31%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.82%) Social Media
9 4 (0.66%) CMDB
9 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.66%) Handset
9 4 (0.66%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.49%) Blog
10 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.49%) PKI
11 2 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.33%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 101 (16.58%) Linux
2 54 (8.87%) Unix
3 38 (6.24%) Windows
4 20 (3.28%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.64%) Solaris
7 8 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.49%) AIX
9 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.49%) VMS
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.54%) Test Automation
3 115 (18.88%) TDD
4 91 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (14.78%) DevOps
6 83 (13.63%) Open Source
7 73 (11.99%) Scrum
8 58 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (8.54%) Continuous Deployment
10 50 (8.21%) Configuration Management
11 48 (7.88%) Pair Programming
12 47 (7.72%) Service Design
13 45 (7.39%) Project Management
14 44 (7.22%) Microservices
15 43 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
16 42 (6.90%) Decision-Making
17 41 (6.73%) BDD
18 40 (6.57%) User Stories
19 39 (6.40%) Web Development
20 37 (6.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.35%) Java
2 108 (17.73%) JavaScript
3 68 (11.17%) SQL
4 53 (8.70%) Ruby
5 43 (7.06%) Python
6 32 (5.25%) Java 8
7 28 (4.60%) Scala
8 27 (4.43%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.79%) C
9 17 (2.79%) C#
9 17 (2.79%) ES6
10 12 (1.97%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.64%) PHP
12 9 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.31%) Perl
13 8 (1.31%) PHP 7
14 7 (1.15%) Go
15 6 (0.99%) R
16 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 326 (53.53%) Security Cleared
2 117 (19.21%) SC Cleared
3 93 (15.27%) DBS Check
4 40 (6.57%) BC Cleared
5 22 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.28%) CCNA
6 20 (3.28%) CCNP
7 18 (2.96%) Degree
8 14 (2.30%) CCDP
9 11 (1.81%) CCDA
9 11 (1.81%) CCIE
9 11 (1.81%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.66%) CCIP
11 4 (0.66%) HNC
11 4 (0.66%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.49%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.49%) GWAPT
12 3 (0.49%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (18.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 28 (4.60%) QA
3 12 (1.97%) WCAG
4 7 (1.15%) PMO
5 6 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.99%) GDPR
6 5 (0.82%) NCSC
7 2 (0.33%) SLA
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 44 (7.22%) Docker
2 24 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.64%) Xen
4 8 (1.31%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.99%) IAG
6 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.49%) KVM
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) NFS
10 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (5.91%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.94%) Ansible
3 23 (3.78%) Terraform
4 21 (3.45%) Puppet
5 8 (1.31%) Matomo
5 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.31%) SCCM
6 6 (0.99%) OpenView
7 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.66%) Netcool
9 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.49%) Kibana
9 3 (0.49%) logstash
9 3 (0.49%) Nagios
9 3 (0.49%) Packer
9 3 (0.49%) RANCID
10 2 (0.33%) Cacti
10 2 (0.33%) Icinga
10 2 (0.33%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.57%) Google
3 38 (6.24%) Oracle
4 30 (4.93%) VMware
5 28 (4.60%) Cisco
6 15 (2.46%) Dell
7 14 (2.30%) Tableau
8 9 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.48%) Juniper
9 8 (1.31%) SAP
10 7 (1.15%) Cognos
10 7 (1.15%) F5
10 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.15%) SolarWinds
11 6 (0.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.99%) HP
12 5 (0.82%) Informatica
12 5 (0.82%) Netezza
12 5 (0.82%) Teradata