Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 90 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - +85
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 14 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.78% 1.80% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 9.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 0
Essex median daily rate £538 £481 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.69% - -
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £68.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - +18.26% -

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 175 167 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.24% 18.81% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 107 88
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £206 £265 £204
90th Percentile £622 £546 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 19
Essex median hourly rate £37.94 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.96% -8.33% -15.29%
10th Percentile £19.96 £17.36 £12.20
90th Percentile £56.57 £45.80 £48.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year -45.00% -6.54% +51.29%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +12 8 £660 +35.38% 1
Basildon +4 2 £463 -2.63%
BPSS Clearance
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (35.71%) Puppet
3 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (35.71%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) SSL
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) NHS
5 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Project Governance
5 3 (21.43%) Confluence
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Google

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 3 (21.43%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Jetty
2 1 (7.14%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) G Suite
2 2 (14.29%) GitHub
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
3 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
1 5 (35.71%) SSL
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) FTP
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Impala
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Project Governance
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 2 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Go
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCDA
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Google
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Aruba
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) VMware