Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 November 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 91 83
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 +4
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 16 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.48% 1.00% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 6.11% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Essex median daily rate £569 £440 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.26% +22.65% -25.45%
10th Percentile £525 £300 £296
90th Percentile £598 £561 £409
East of England median daily rate £550 £350 £393
% change year-on-year +57.14% -10.83% -4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 290 131 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.80% 16.38% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 69 151
Essex median daily rate £490 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £303 £163 £225
90th Percentile £613 £553 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 34
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £26.44 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.96% -24.13% -16.02%
10th Percentile £12.32 £18.46 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £39.90 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -2.78% -34.78% +28.37%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Essex

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Essex

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Southend-on-Sea -1 10 £550 +7.32%
Colchester - 5 - -
BPSS Clearance
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) MCP
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Humanities
3 5 (31.25%) Social Science
3 5 (31.25%) Confluence
3 5 (31.25%) User Stories
3 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (31.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Jetty
2 1 (6.25%) Mongrel
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
1 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IPsec
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) Pentaho
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) Impala
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Humanities
1 5 (31.25%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) IT Support
1 5 (31.25%) Support Officer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Pentaho Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) API Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Groovy
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) MCP
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) VMware