Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 73 80
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.80% 1.25% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 4.72% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Essex median daily rate £300 £423 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.99% -14.86% +10.28%
East of England median daily rate £300 £423 £376
% change year-on-year -28.99% +12.29% -15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £68.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +14.29%

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 134 212 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.34% 26.50% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 158 80
Essex median daily rate £431 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £183 £218 £236
90th Percentile £625 £520 £577
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -19.77% +16.22%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +19.48%

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 18 February 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
Basildon +10 4 £300 -20.00%
Southend-on-Sea -12 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CCA
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Photography

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Product Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Product Delivery Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Product Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft