Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 91 81
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 22 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.27% 1.06% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.28% 6.98% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Essex median daily rate £550 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +53.85% -40.91%
10th Percentile £369 £444 £288
90th Percentile £612 £639 £363
East of England median daily rate £475 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.00% +119.18%
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 237 129 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.48% 15.21% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 68 117
Essex median daily rate £475 £408 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.56% +35.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £161 £225
90th Percentile £600 £569 £488
East of England median daily rate £415 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.75% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 28
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -10.20% -8.54%
10th Percentile £23.78 £21.75 £13.08
90th Percentile £56.91 £46.00 £47.53
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
% change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.80%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Essex over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 September 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 +5 11 £575 +11.11% 1
Colchester - 5 - -
Basildon +4 2 £463 -7.50%
BPSS Clearance
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (27.27%) MCP
3 6 (27.27%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) Confluence
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) JIRA
4 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (22.73%) User Stories
4 5 (22.73%) DevOps
5 4 (18.18%) DBS Check
5 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) RESTful
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium

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 (22.73%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Jetty
2 1 (4.55%) Mongrel
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.55%) Google App Engine
3 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 3 (13.64%) SSL
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) IPsec
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Impala
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) IT Support
1 5 (22.73%) Support Officer
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) RESTful
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Servlets
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
3 5 (22.73%) User Stories
4 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Kanban
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Project Governance
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) MCP
1 6 (27.27%) MCSE
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (18.18%) DBS Check
4 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CCDA
6 1 (4.55%) CCDP
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Aruba
4 1 (4.55%) BT
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) VMware