Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 437 362 256
Rank change year-on-year -75 -106 +267
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 490 611 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.67% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 3.53% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 399 745
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £266 £248 £226
90th Percentile £571 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +9.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -28.88%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £66.56 £40.80 £53.30
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -37.34%

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 17,267 17,328 20,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 19.10% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,201 10,523 13,131
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 821 710
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.25 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
London -56 145 £494 +3.95% 13
North of England -13 122 £450 +12.50% 10
South East -59 88 £425 +21.00% 12
Midlands -26 57 £373 -19.46% 6
South West -40 53 £425 - 6
Yorkshire -2 46 £450 +4.65% 2
North West -6 46 £475 +10.47% 5
North East -31 35 £300 -14.29% 3
West Midlands -43 34 £370 -22.11% 3
East of England -2 29 £475 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +11 22 £380 +35.71% 3
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 217 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 204 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (24.29%) SC Cleared
4 101 (20.61%) Java
5 86 (17.55%) TDD
6 78 (15.92%) Linux
7 77 (15.71%) JavaScript
8 75 (15.31%) JIRA
9 71 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (14.49%) Git (software)
9 71 (14.49%) Test Automation
10 69 (14.08%) Jenkins
11 68 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
12 67 (13.67%) Scrum
13 64 (13.06%) Open Source
13 64 (13.06%) DBS Check
14 63 (12.86%) Confluence
15 57 (11.63%) Windows
16 53 (10.82%) Disclosure Scotland
17 52 (10.61%) Spring
18 51 (10.41%) Microsoft
19 50 (10.20%) Kanban
19 50 (10.20%) RESTful
20 45 (9.18%) REST
21 44 (8.98%) ITIL
21 44 (8.98%) SQL
21 44 (8.98%) Scala
21 44 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
22 42 (8.57%) Relational Database
22 42 (8.57%) JUnit

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 63 (12.86%) Confluence
2 11 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.02%) CMS
5 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 4 (0.82%) nginx
5 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.61%) IIS
6 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.41%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.41%) Drupal
7 2 (0.41%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Jetty
8 1 (0.20%) Site Server
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.61%) Windchill
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.61%) ENOVIA
1 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
1 3 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (0.61%) SAP PLM
1 3 (0.61%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.84%) Office 365
4 7 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.43%) SaaS
5 6 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.22%) IaaS
5 6 (1.22%) Serverless
6 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.82%) GitHub
6 4 (0.82%) PaaS
7 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.61%) Trello
8 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.55%) HTTP
2 15 (3.06%) Internet
3 14 (2.86%) Firewall
4 12 (2.45%) VPN
5 10 (2.04%) DHCP
5 10 (2.04%) DNS
5 10 (2.04%) WAN
6 9 (1.84%) LAN
6 9 (1.84%) Network Security
7 8 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.43%) MPLS
9 6 (1.22%) SSL
10 5 (1.02%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.02%) MVNO
10 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.82%) Skype
11 4 (0.82%) WLAN
12 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.61%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 20 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (3.27%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.65%) Big Data
6 12 (2.45%) MySQL
7 11 (2.24%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.43%) Redis
10 5 (1.02%) Power BI
11 4 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.82%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (15.31%) JIRA
2 71 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 69 (14.08%) Jenkins
4 42 (8.57%) JUnit
5 34 (6.94%) Subversion
6 29 (5.92%) Hudson
7 28 (5.71%) Selenium
8 17 (3.47%) Maven
9 15 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.04%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.84%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.63%) gulp
13 7 (1.43%) JMeter
14 5 (1.02%) GitLab
14 5 (1.02%) Gradle
14 5 (1.02%) SonarQube
14 5 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.82%) Gatling
15 4 (0.82%) Protractor
General
1 35 (7.14%) Finance
2 12 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 8 (1.63%) Publishing
5 7 (1.43%) Legal
6 6 (1.22%) Retail
7 3 (0.61%) Automotive
7 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.61%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Billing
8 2 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 130 (26.53%) Developer
2 67 (13.67%) Analyst
3 45 (9.18%) Architect
4 32 (6.53%) Scala Developer
5 31 (6.33%) Project Manager
6 30 (6.12%) Agile Developer
7 29 (5.92%) Java Developer
8 24 (4.90%) Consultant
9 20 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (3.27%) Designer
12 15 (3.06%) Test Analyst
12 15 (3.06%) Tester
13 14 (2.86%) Change Analyst
13 14 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (2.45%) Python Developer
15 11 (2.24%) Technical Architect
16 10 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 9 (1.84%) Content Designer
17 9 (1.84%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.61%) Spring
2 50 (10.20%) RESTful
3 45 (9.18%) REST
4 38 (7.76%) HTML
5 34 (6.94%) JSON
6 31 (6.33%) Play Framework
7 30 (6.12%) Django
8 29 (5.92%) Guice
8 29 (5.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 29 (5.92%) Spring MVC
9 28 (5.71%) Web Services
10 27 (5.51%) Node.js
10 27 (5.51%) Spring Boot
11 26 (5.31%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.49%) CSS
12 22 (4.49%) jQuery
13 19 (3.88%) .NET
14 16 (3.27%) HTML5
15 15 (3.06%) Express
16 12 (2.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.92%) User Experience
2 25 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.04%) NHS
7 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.43%) PKI
7 7 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.61%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.41%) Clustering
11 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.92%) Linux
2 57 (11.63%) Windows
3 24 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.86%) Unix
4 14 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.22%) CentOS
7 6 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.02%) Android
8 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.02%) Solaris
8 5 (1.02%) VMS
9 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.61%) AIX
10 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.55%) TDD
3 71 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
3 71 (14.49%) Test Automation
4 68 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (13.67%) Scrum
6 64 (13.06%) Open Source
7 50 (10.20%) Kanban
8 44 (8.98%) ITIL
9 41 (8.37%) Configuration Management
9 41 (8.37%) MVC
9 41 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (8.16%) BDD
11 36 (7.35%) Project Management
11 36 (7.35%) Responsive Web Design
12 35 (7.14%) Microservices
12 35 (7.14%) Pair Programming
13 33 (6.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 32 (6.53%) Web Design
15 31 (6.33%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 101 (20.61%) Java
2 77 (15.71%) JavaScript
3 44 (8.98%) Scala
3 44 (8.98%) SQL
4 37 (7.55%) Python
5 36 (7.35%) Ruby
6 20 (4.08%) C#
7 14 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.45%) Java 8
9 11 (2.24%) Groovy
10 10 (2.04%) ES6
10 10 (2.04%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.84%) C
12 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.22%) PHP
12 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.82%) C++
13 4 (0.82%) Go
13 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 119 (24.29%) SC Cleared
3 64 (13.06%) DBS Check
4 29 (5.92%) Degree
5 25 (5.10%) BC Cleared
6 21 (4.29%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (2.04%) ISEB
8 8 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.63%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.43%) CCNP
9 7 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.22%) MCP
10 6 (1.22%) MCSE
11 5 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.82%) CCNA
13 3 (0.61%) CCDP
13 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 32 (6.53%) QA
3 10 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.63%) PMO
5 7 (1.43%) GDPR
5 7 (1.43%) SLA
6 6 (1.22%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.41%) WCAG
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.20%) MISRA
8 1 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 35 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.49%) Docker
3 10 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.82%) vSphere
5 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.20%) HDFS
6 1 (0.20%) vCloud
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (2.45%) AirWatch
1 12 (2.45%) Ansible
2 8 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.63%) Puppet
3 7 (1.43%) SCCM
3 7 (1.43%) Terraform
3 7 (1.43%) WSUS
4 6 (1.22%) Grafana
5 4 (0.82%) Mesos
5 4 (0.82%) SAP Afaria
5 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.82%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.61%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.61%) Nagios
6 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.41%) Cacti
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 51 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.16%) Google
3 24 (4.90%) Oracle
4 19 (3.88%) Cisco
5 18 (3.67%) VMware
6 17 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.27%) SAP
8 15 (3.06%) McAfee
9 14 (2.86%) Citrix
10 12 (2.45%) Atlassian
11 10 (2.04%) HP
12 8 (1.63%) BMC
12 8 (1.63%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.63%) Snow
13 7 (1.43%) Apple
14 6 (1.22%) Juniper
14 6 (1.22%) Splunk
15 5 (1.02%) Informatica
16 4 (0.82%) ArcSight
16 4 (0.82%) Nortel