Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 333 306
Rank change year-on-year -63 -27 +223
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 544 587 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 3.45% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 402 589
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £264 £275 £235
90th Percentile £571 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.69% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 30
England median hourly rate £37.75 £13.50 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +179.63% -62.96% +264.50%
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £45.88 £59.38
UK median hourly rate £24.03 £13.50 £36.45
% change year-on-year +77.96% -62.96% +264.50%

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 17,290 17,016 21,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.16% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,318 10,468 13,281
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 860 741
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -3.23% +37.78%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -27 219 £500 +6.95% 16
North of England -1 119 £425 +6.25% 13
South East -57 90 £425 +21.43% 11
Midlands -16 67 £433 -8.95% 2
North West -3 52 £474 +7.71% 5
North East -3 38 £261 -32.80% 6
East Midlands +22 35 £400 -4.76%
West Midlands -38 32 £450 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire -11 30 £475 +26.67% 2
South West -29 30 £500 +18.69% 8
East of England -16 18 £475 +2.70% 9
South Coast - 2 - -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 259 (47.61%) Security Cleared
2 207 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (24.82%) SC Cleared
4 103 (18.93%) Linux
5 98 (18.01%) Java
6 85 (15.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 75 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 74 (13.60%) TDD
9 71 (13.05%) Windows
9 71 (13.05%) Finance
10 70 (12.87%) JavaScript
11 68 (12.50%) DBS Check
12 67 (12.32%) Open Source
12 67 (12.32%) Microsoft
13 66 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
14 65 (11.95%) Project Management
14 65 (11.95%) JIRA
15 63 (11.58%) Git (software)
16 59 (10.85%) Scrum
16 59 (10.85%) SQL
17 55 (10.11%) RESTful
17 55 (10.11%) Confluence
18 54 (9.93%) ITIL
19 52 (9.56%) Jenkins
20 51 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
21 50 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
22 48 (8.82%) Ruby
22 48 (8.82%) Configuration Management
23 47 (8.64%) DevOps

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 55 (10.11%) Confluence
2 16 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.29%) CMS
4 7 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.10%) Apache
5 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.10%) WildFly
6 5 (0.92%) IIS
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.74%) WebLogic Integration
8 3 (0.55%) nginx
8 3 (0.55%) SAS
9 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) Jetty
9 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.55%) Windchill
6 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) InVision
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (0.55%) SAP PLM
2 3 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.21%) Office 365
4 8 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.29%) SaaS
6 6 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.10%) IaaS
6 6 (1.10%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.74%) PaaS
7 4 (0.74%) Route 53
7 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.55%) G Suite
8 3 (0.55%) GitHub
8 3 (0.55%) Trello
9 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.27%) HTTP
2 22 (4.04%) DNS
3 21 (3.86%) DHCP
4 15 (2.76%) Firewall
5 14 (2.57%) Internet
6 13 (2.39%) WAN
7 12 (2.21%) LAN
8 11 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.84%) SSL
10 9 (1.65%) VPN
11 8 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.29%) FTP
12 7 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.10%) 3G
13 6 (1.10%) MVNO
13 6 (1.10%) Skype
13 6 (1.10%) WLAN
14 5 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
14 5 (0.92%) InfiniBand
14 5 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.64%) Relational Database
2 34 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.57%) Big Data
4 12 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.84%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.47%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.29%) Neo4j
9 6 (1.10%) MySQL
9 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.92%) Power BI
11 4 (0.74%) MS Access
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.55%) Pentaho
12 3 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (11.95%) JIRA
2 63 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 52 (9.56%) Jenkins
4 41 (7.54%) JUnit
5 35 (6.43%) Subversion
6 25 (4.60%) Hudson
7 16 (2.94%) Maven
7 16 (2.94%) Mockito
8 14 (2.57%) Selenium
9 11 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.84%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.47%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.47%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.10%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.92%) Checkstyle
13 5 (0.92%) gulp
13 5 (0.92%) JMeter
13 5 (0.92%) Liquibase
13 5 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 71 (13.05%) Finance
2 20 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.49%) Retail
4 16 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.84%) Legal
6 6 (1.10%) Billing
6 6 (1.10%) Publishing
7 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.92%) Law
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
8 4 (0.74%) Games
9 3 (0.55%) Automotive
9 3 (0.55%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Military
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (18.93%) Developer
2 72 (13.24%) Analyst
3 58 (10.66%) Architect
4 40 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 33 (6.07%) Java Developer
6 32 (5.88%) Consultant
7 29 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (4.23%) Agile Developer
9 22 (4.04%) Business Analyst
10 20 (3.68%) Scala Developer
10 20 (3.68%) Technical Architect
11 17 (3.13%) Change Analyst
12 13 (2.39%) Technical Leader
13 12 (2.21%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.21%) Tester
14 11 (2.02%) Business Manager
14 11 (2.02%) Change Manager
14 11 (2.02%) Programme Manager
14 11 (2.02%) Python Developer
15 10 (1.84%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.11%) RESTful
2 47 (8.64%) REST
3 40 (7.35%) HTML
3 40 (7.35%) Spring
4 32 (5.88%) JSON
5 29 (5.33%) Web Services
6 26 (4.78%) Django
6 26 (4.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 26 (4.78%) Spring MVC
7 25 (4.60%) Guice
7 25 (4.60%) Play Framework
8 23 (4.23%) .NET
9 22 (4.04%) CSS
10 18 (3.31%) AngularJS
10 18 (3.31%) JAX-RS
10 18 (3.31%) jQuery
11 16 (2.94%) Node.js
12 14 (2.57%) Spring Boot
13 12 (2.21%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.70%) User Experience
3 23 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.39%) NHS
5 13 (2.39%) PKI
6 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.29%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.92%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) CMDB
10 4 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.74%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 103 (18.93%) Linux
2 71 (13.05%) Windows
3 33 (6.07%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.33%) Unix
5 21 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.49%) Mac OS X
7 19 (3.49%) Windows 10
8 13 (2.39%) Android
9 12 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.02%) Windows Phone
10 11 (2.02%) Windows Phone 8
11 9 (1.65%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.10%) VMS
14 4 (0.74%) HPUX
14 4 (0.74%) SUSE
15 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (13.79%) Test Automation
3 74 (13.60%) TDD
4 67 (12.32%) Open Source
5 66 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (11.95%) Project Management
7 59 (10.85%) Scrum
8 54 (9.93%) ITIL
9 50 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (8.82%) Configuration Management
11 47 (8.64%) DevOps
12 38 (6.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 38 (6.99%) MVC
12 38 (6.99%) Responsive Web Design
13 37 (6.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 36 (6.62%) Mentoring
15 35 (6.43%) Kanban
15 35 (6.43%) Web Design
16 34 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 98 (18.01%) Java
2 70 (12.87%) JavaScript
3 59 (10.85%) SQL
4 48 (8.82%) Ruby
5 45 (8.27%) Python
6 33 (6.07%) Scala
7 17 (3.13%) C#
8 16 (2.94%) C
9 13 (2.39%) Java 8
10 12 (2.21%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.84%) C++
12 6 (1.10%) PHP
13 5 (0.92%) JPQL
13 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.74%) ABAP
14 4 (0.74%) ES6
14 4 (0.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 4 (0.74%) Go
14 4 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 259 (47.61%) Security Cleared
2 135 (24.82%) SC Cleared
3 68 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 39 (7.17%) CTC Cleared
5 36 (6.62%) Degree
6 21 (3.86%) BC Cleared
7 15 (2.76%) ISTQB
8 13 (2.39%) ISEB
8 13 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.74%) MCSE
13 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.55%) CISSP
14 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (15.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (4.60%) QA
3 15 (2.76%) PMO
4 13 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 13 (2.39%) SLA
5 5 (0.92%) GDPR
6 4 (0.74%) WCAG
7 3 (0.55%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) BS25999
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 41 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.57%) Docker
2 14 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.10%) XenApp
4 4 (0.74%) vSphere
5 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.49%) AirWatch
1 19 (3.49%) Puppet
2 14 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.02%) Ansible
3 11 (2.02%) SAP Afaria
3 11 (2.02%) XenMobile
4 10 (1.84%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.47%) SCCM
6 7 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.10%) Terraform
7 6 (1.10%) WSUS
8 5 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.18%) Grafana
12 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.70%) Google
3 30 (5.51%) Oracle
4 25 (4.60%) Citrix
5 24 (4.41%) SAP
6 22 (4.04%) Cisco
7 20 (3.68%) ServiceNow
8 19 (3.49%) McAfee
8 19 (3.49%) VMware
9 18 (3.31%) Apple
9 18 (3.31%) HP
10 8 (1.47%) BMC
10 8 (1.47%) Snow
11 6 (1.10%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.10%) Capita
11 6 (1.10%) IBM
11 6 (1.10%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.10%) Remedy
11 6 (1.10%) ThinPrint
11 6 (1.10%) TIBCO