Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 285 449
Rank change year-on-year -77 +164 -6
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 607 779 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.86% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 4.26% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 533 334
England median daily rate £425 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.13% +2.03%
10th Percentile £250 £273 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £652
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £435
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 15
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -38.83% +20.51%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £27.13
90th Percentile £50.80 £52.63 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £29.40 £28.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% -40.72% +24.36%

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 17,476 18,277 19,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.21% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,707 11,425 12,192
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 788 935
England median hourly rate £23.44 £25.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.09% -0.62% +35.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.80 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -62 258 £489 +8.61% 14
North of England -53 100 £400 -0.99% 9
South West +18 90 £425 -1.16% 4
South East -17 73 £340 -17.58% 7
Midlands +2 62 £370 -10.84% 4
North East -19 42 £338 -3.57% 5
West Midlands -9 32 £363 -15.59% 2
East Midlands +10 31 £345 -13.75% 2
North West -21 30 £363 -19.44% 4
Yorkshire +17 29 £430 +1.18%
East of England -15 22 £300 -11.76% 2
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 309 (50.91%) Security Cleared
2 237 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (26.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 113 (18.62%) SC Cleared
5 111 (18.29%) Project Management
6 75 (12.36%) Java
7 68 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 65 (10.71%) Scrum
9 63 (10.38%) Finance
10 62 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (10.21%) JIRA
11 61 (10.05%) Linux
12 59 (9.72%) DevOps
13 57 (9.39%) Microsoft
14 56 (9.23%) Confluence
15 53 (8.73%) SQL
16 52 (8.57%) Degree
17 47 (7.74%) JavaScript
17 47 (7.74%) Windows
18 46 (7.58%) ITIL
19 43 (7.08%) User Stories
20 42 (6.92%) Open Source
20 42 (6.92%) PRINCE2
21 41 (6.75%) RESTful
22 38 (6.26%) Unix
23 37 (6.10%) Git (software)
24 36 (5.93%) Management Information System
25 35 (5.77%) Mentoring
26 34 (5.60%) Microservices

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 56 (9.23%) Confluence
2 16 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.81%) JBoss
5 8 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.15%) CMS
6 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.15%) WildFly
7 5 (0.82%) Apache
7 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.66%) iPlanet
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.49%) Drupal
9 3 (0.49%) IIS
9 3 (0.49%) nginx
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Windchill
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Actimize
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.29%) Office 365
4 11 (1.81%) PaaS
5 10 (1.65%) Slack
6 8 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.15%) SaaS
8 6 (0.99%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.99%) G Suite
8 6 (0.99%) GitHub
8 6 (0.99%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.82%) IaaS
9 5 (0.82%) Route 53
9 5 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.66%) Serverless
10 4 (0.66%) Trello
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.29%) Internet
1 20 (3.29%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.13%) DNS
3 18 (2.97%) LAN
4 17 (2.80%) Firewall
4 17 (2.80%) HTTP
5 16 (2.64%) WAN
6 13 (2.14%) DHCP
7 10 (1.65%) Skype
8 9 (1.48%) Network Security
8 9 (1.48%) SMS
8 9 (1.48%) SSL
8 9 (1.48%) WLAN
9 8 (1.32%) VPN
10 7 (1.15%) SAN
11 6 (0.99%) MVNO
12 4 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.49%) IPv4
13 3 (0.49%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.64%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.47%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.31%) MySQL
6 12 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.48%) Big Data
8 8 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.66%) Power BI
12 3 (0.49%) DB2
12 3 (0.49%) OLAP
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (10.21%) JIRA
2 37 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.78%) JUnit
5 18 (2.97%) Mockito
5 18 (2.97%) Selenium
6 15 (2.47%) JMeter
7 13 (2.14%) Subversion
8 11 (1.81%) Protractor
9 10 (1.65%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.32%) Maven
10 8 (1.32%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.99%) Checkstyle
12 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.82%) Liquibase
13 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.49%) gulp
14 3 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 63 (10.38%) Finance
2 28 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.14%) Legal
4 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.81%) Publishing
6 6 (0.99%) Billing
6 6 (0.99%) Local Government
6 6 (0.99%) Marketing
7 5 (0.82%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.33%) Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Retail
11 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (14.50%) Analyst
2 80 (13.18%) Developer
3 55 (9.06%) Architect
4 42 (6.92%) Business Analyst
5 38 (6.26%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.27%) Delivery Manager
8 23 (3.79%) Senior Manager
9 22 (3.62%) Technical Architect
10 21 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.47%) Consultant
11 15 (2.47%) Senior Developer
11 15 (2.47%) Test Analyst
11 15 (2.47%) User Researcher
12 14 (2.31%) Digital Delivery Manager
13 12 (1.98%) Agile Developer
14 11 (1.81%) AWS DevOps
14 11 (1.81%) Digital Analyst
14 11 (1.81%) Network Engineer
14 11 (1.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.75%) RESTful
2 26 (4.28%) Web Services
3 25 (4.12%) AngularJS
3 25 (4.12%) REST
4 21 (3.46%) .NET
5 19 (3.13%) JAX-RS
6 16 (2.64%) CSS
6 16 (2.64%) HTML
6 16 (2.64%) Node.js
7 14 (2.31%) RESTEasy
8 12 (1.98%) XML
9 11 (1.81%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.65%) JMS
10 10 (1.65%) Sass
11 9 (1.48%) Spring
11 9 (1.48%) WireMock
12 8 (1.32%) Gherkin
12 8 (1.32%) J2EE
13 7 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.44%) User Experience
4 23 (3.79%) NHS
5 16 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.47%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.48%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.32%) Clustering
10 7 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.15%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.99%) Blog
11 6 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (0.99%) PKI
12 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.05%) Linux
2 47 (7.74%) Windows
3 38 (6.26%) Unix
4 15 (2.47%) Solaris
5 14 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.98%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.48%) AIX
10 8 (1.32%) HPUX
10 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.15%) Android
11 7 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.15%) VMS
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.66%) SUSE
14 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (18.29%) Project Management
3 65 (10.71%) Scrum
3 65 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 62 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (9.72%) DevOps
6 46 (7.58%) ITIL
7 43 (7.08%) User Stories
8 42 (6.92%) Open Source
8 42 (6.92%) PRINCE2
9 35 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 34 (5.60%) Microservices
11 33 (5.44%) Waterfall
12 31 (5.11%) Software Delivery
13 30 (4.94%) Coaching
13 30 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (4.61%) Change Management
14 28 (4.61%) Service Delivery
15 27 (4.45%) Programme Management
15 27 (4.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (12.36%) Java
2 53 (8.73%) SQL
3 47 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.45%) Python
5 17 (2.80%) C
5 17 (2.80%) C#
6 16 (2.64%) Ruby
7 13 (2.14%) Scala
8 8 (1.32%) Groovy
9 7 (1.15%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.99%) JPQL
10 6 (0.99%) Perl
11 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.82%) XPath
11 5 (0.82%) XQuery
12 4 (0.66%) C-shell
12 4 (0.66%) Korn
13 3 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 309 (50.91%) Security Cleared
2 113 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 52 (8.57%) Degree
4 19 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.64%) CTC Cleared
6 11 (1.81%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.65%) CISSP
7 10 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.48%) CCNA
9 8 (1.32%) CCNP
9 8 (1.32%) CEH
9 8 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 8 (1.32%) ISEB
10 7 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (0.99%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.99%) CISM
11 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (26.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (4.12%) QA
3 22 (3.62%) Data Quality
4 20 (3.29%) PMO
5 11 (1.81%) SLA
6 7 (1.15%) HL7
7 6 (0.99%) GDPR
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.33%) WCAG
9 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.16%) BS25999
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.62%) Docker
3 12 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.81%) XenApp
5 10 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.48%) XenServer
7 4 (0.66%) Samba
8 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.33%) KVM
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.13%) Puppet
2 15 (2.47%) Ansible
3 14 (2.31%) SCCM
4 12 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.99%) Terraform
7 5 (0.82%) Kibana
7 5 (0.82%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.66%) Grafana
8 4 (0.66%) logstash
9 3 (0.49%) QRadar
9 3 (0.49%) RSA enVision
9 3 (0.49%) Salt
10 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.33%) MOM
10 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.45%) Cisco
3 25 (4.12%) Oracle
4 24 (3.95%) VMware
5 19 (3.13%) Citrix
6 16 (2.64%) HP
6 16 (2.64%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.47%) Google
8 13 (2.14%) SAP
9 11 (1.81%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.81%) Ivanti
10 8 (1.32%) Tableau
11 6 (0.99%) Apple
11 6 (0.99%) F5
12 5 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.82%) IBM
13 4 (0.66%) Dell
13 4 (0.66%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.66%) Palo Alto
13 4 (0.66%) Sun