Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 13 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.32% 1.03% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.59% 5.38% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Essex median daily rate £550 £300 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -26.15% -18.14%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £480 £512
East of England median daily rate £520 £300 £366
% change year-on-year +73.33% -18.03% -15.13%
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 283 130 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.82% 19.12% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 65 162
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +16.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £188 £225
90th Percentile £618 £594 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 31
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £39.01 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +11.44% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £29.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.93 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
Southend-on-Sea -12 6 £550 -
Colchester - 5 - -
Basildon +1 1 £230 -23.33%
BPSS Clearance
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Essex region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 9 (69.23%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) MCP
3 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
3 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) Humanities
3 5 (38.46%) Social Science
3 5 (38.46%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Confluence
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) API Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful

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 4 (30.77%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (38.46%) Humanities
1 5 (38.46%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support
1 5 (38.46%) Support Officer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) API Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Groovy
2 2 (15.38%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) MCP
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (38.46%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) VMware