Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 385 357
Rank change year-on-year +40 -28 -78
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 535 589 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 3.36% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 343 441
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £314 £304 £250
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 12 14
England median hourly rate £22.80 £41.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.49% +19.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.70 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.81 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £25.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.56% -26.30% +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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,579 17,534 17,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.33% 18.65% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,607 10,377 10,810
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 850 829
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £14.39 £12.98 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.03 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £35.07 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +40.26% -4.76% +0.96%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
North of England +81 203 £500 +8.11% 22
London +37 147 £500 +2.56% 10
North West +79 105 £475 -5.00% 11
South West -5 65 £527 +24.00% 15
South East -9 62 £431 +1.41% 12
Yorkshire +23 59 £550 +22.22% 7
Midlands +3 43 £415 +0.61% 6
North East +26 40 £480 +10.34% 4
West Midlands +26 35 £415 +2.15% 3
East of England +29 14 £420 -23.64% 6
East Midlands -9 8 £496 +12.61% 3
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 288 (53.83%) Security Cleared
2 235 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (30.65%) SC Cleared
4 136 (25.42%) Public Sector
5 96 (17.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 95 (17.76%) Java
7 85 (15.89%) AWS
8 79 (14.77%) Azure
9 77 (14.39%) DBS Check
10 76 (14.21%) DevOps
11 75 (14.02%) Microsoft
12 68 (12.71%) JavaScript
13 64 (11.96%) Test Automation
14 58 (10.84%) Linux
15 57 (10.65%) Python
16 53 (9.91%) Windows
17 52 (9.72%) TDD
18 50 (9.35%) Scrum
19 48 (8.97%) SQL
19 48 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
20 44 (8.22%) Open Source
21 42 (7.85%) Analytics
21 42 (7.85%) HTML
21 42 (7.85%) Migration
22 41 (7.66%) Finance
23 40 (7.48%) Node.js
24 38 (7.10%) Microservices
25 37 (6.92%) Git (software)
25 37 (6.92%) Ruby
25 37 (6.92%) .NET

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 17 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.06%) Apache
2 11 (2.06%) Confluence
3 10 (1.87%) IIS
3 10 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.68%) Jetty
4 9 (1.68%) Mongrel
4 9 (1.68%) nginx
4 9 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.68%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.93%) SAS
8 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) R Markdown
9 3 (0.56%) WordPress
10 2 (0.37%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
10 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.12%) Simulink
5 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) Sketch
7 1 (0.19%) Figma
7 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.75%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.75%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.56%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.56%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) Primavera
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.89%) AWS
2 79 (14.77%) Azure
3 28 (5.23%) Power Platform
3 28 (5.23%) Serverless
4 23 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (4.11%) Office 365
6 20 (3.74%) PaaS
7 13 (2.43%) Azure Functions
7 13 (2.43%) GCP
8 10 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.87%) IaaS
9 9 (1.68%) Google App Engine
9 9 (1.68%) SaaS
10 8 (1.50%) GitHub
10 8 (1.50%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.93%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.05%) DNS
2 26 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.93%) HTTP
4 20 (3.74%) WAN
5 19 (3.55%) Internet
5 19 (3.55%) SSL
6 18 (3.36%) Firewall
7 17 (3.18%) IPsec
8 16 (2.99%) Ethernet
9 14 (2.62%) LAN
9 14 (2.62%) MPLS
9 14 (2.62%) Skype
9 14 (2.62%) VPN
10 13 (2.43%) DHCP
11 12 (2.24%) Unified Communications
12 11 (2.06%) FTP
12 11 (2.06%) OSPF
13 10 (1.87%) BGP
14 8 (1.50%) PBX
14 8 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.86%) Power BI
2 24 (4.49%) MongoDB
3 19 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.80%) MySQL
7 12 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.24%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.06%) SQL Server
9 9 (1.68%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.93%) Big Data
12 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
14 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.37%) DB2
14 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.54%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.55%) JUnit
4 18 (3.36%) JIRA
5 13 (2.43%) Selenium
6 10 (1.87%) JMeter
6 10 (1.87%) Travis CI
7 9 (1.68%) Spock
7 9 (1.68%) Subversion
8 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.50%) GitLab
8 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.12%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.12%) Mockito
10 4 (0.75%) git-flow
10 4 (0.75%) Maven
10 4 (0.75%) RStudio
10 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.56%) Gatling
11 3 (0.56%) Protractor
General
1 136 (25.42%) Public Sector
2 41 (7.66%) Finance
3 35 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.74%) Legal
5 14 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.12%) Electronics
6 6 (1.12%) Military
7 5 (0.93%) Retail
8 4 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Avionics
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.19%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (19.07%) Developer
2 57 (10.65%) Architect
3 50 (9.35%) Analyst
4 36 (6.73%) Consultant
5 29 (5.42%) Designer
6 24 (4.49%) Business Analyst
7 20 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
8 19 (3.55%) Senior Developer
9 18 (3.36%) Java Developer
10 17 (3.18%) Technical Architect
10 17 (3.18%) Technical Leader
11 14 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (2.43%) Content Designer
12 13 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.43%) Network Engineer
13 12 (2.24%) Digital Designer
13 12 (2.24%) Lead Developer
13 12 (2.24%) Senior Designer
13 12 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.06%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.85%) HTML
2 40 (7.48%) Node.js
3 37 (6.92%) .NET
3 37 (6.92%) CSS
4 26 (4.86%) Web Services
5 25 (4.67%) AngularJS
6 20 (3.74%) XML
7 19 (3.55%) ASP.NET
7 19 (3.55%) JSON
8 18 (3.36%) RESTful
9 16 (2.99%) Spring
10 15 (2.80%) React
11 14 (2.62%) HTML5
11 14 (2.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (2.62%) Spring Boot
11 14 (2.62%) Vue.js
12 11 (2.06%) J2EE
13 10 (1.87%) Servlets
14 9 (1.68%) jQuery
14 9 (1.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
1 36 (6.73%) User Experience
2 28 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.06%) NHS
7 9 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.93%) PKI
10 4 (0.75%) Blog
10 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.56%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.56%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.37%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.37%) Handset
12 2 (0.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.84%) Linux
2 53 (9.91%) Windows
3 29 (5.42%) Unix
4 20 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.87%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.12%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.93%) CentOS
10 4 (0.75%) VMS
10 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.56%) Solaris
12 2 (0.37%) Android
12 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.37%) pSOS
12 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.21%) DevOps
3 64 (11.96%) Test Automation
4 52 (9.72%) TDD
5 50 (9.35%) Scrum
6 48 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (8.22%) Open Source
8 42 (7.85%) Analytics
8 42 (7.85%) Migration
9 38 (7.10%) Microservices
10 34 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (6.17%) ITIL
12 31 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 31 (5.79%) Project Delivery
13 30 (5.61%) User Stories
14 28 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (5.23%) Project Management
15 27 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
16 25 (4.67%) CRM
16 25 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (17.76%) Java
2 68 (12.71%) JavaScript
3 57 (10.65%) Python
4 48 (8.97%) SQL
5 37 (6.92%) Ruby
6 20 (3.74%) C#
7 18 (3.36%) Java 8
8 16 (2.99%) C
9 13 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.87%) ES6
11 8 (1.50%) C++
12 7 (1.31%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.12%) Go
13 6 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.12%) R
14 5 (0.93%) PHP
14 5 (0.93%) Scala
14 5 (0.93%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 288 (53.83%) Security Cleared
2 164 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 77 (14.39%) DBS Check
4 19 (3.55%) BC Cleared
5 18 (3.36%) Degree
6 11 (2.06%) CCNA
6 11 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.87%) CCDP
7 10 (1.87%) CCNP
7 10 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.12%) CCDA
9 5 (0.93%) CCIE
9 5 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.75%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.75%) CCIP
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.56%) ISEB
12 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (17.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 34 (6.36%) QA
3 10 (1.87%) SLA
4 9 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.12%) PMO
7 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.75%) GDPR
9 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.56%) NIST
9 3 (0.56%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.19%) COSHH
11 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.19%) NCSC
11 1 (0.19%) RMADS
11 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (4.49%) Docker
2 16 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.68%) Xen
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.30%) Ansible
1 23 (4.30%) Puppet
2 21 (3.93%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.62%) Terraform
4 7 (1.31%) SCCM
5 6 (1.12%) Salt
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.56%) Grafana
7 3 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.37%) WSUS
9 1 (0.19%) Nessus
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Netcool
9 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.49%) Oracle
3 23 (4.30%) Google
4 22 (4.11%) SAP
5 19 (3.55%) VMware
6 15 (2.80%) Cisco
7 13 (2.43%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.43%) Tableau
8 10 (1.87%) IBM
9 8 (1.50%) HP
10 7 (1.31%) Pega
11 5 (0.93%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.93%) Dell
11 5 (0.93%) Hortonworks
11 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.93%) Splunk
12 4 (0.75%) Informatica
12 4 (0.75%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.75%) Juniper
12 4 (0.75%) webMethods