Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 +19
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 34 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.36% 1.91% 5.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.45% 4.85% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 29
Lancashire median daily rate £488 £400 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -7.41% +15.20%
10th Percentile £382 £312 £328
90th Percentile £551 £702 £645
North West median daily rate £475 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +14.46% -5.68% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £47.19 £22.64 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.41% +10.45% -31.75%
North West median hourly rate £46.10 £22.64 £20.50
% change year-on-year +103.58% +10.45% -41.34%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 220 227 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.70% 39.41% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 124 129
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £264 £355 £263
90th Percentile £556 £550 £638
North West median daily rate £408 £408 £413
% change year-on-year - -1.21% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 21
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £24.86 £12.17
90th Percentile £68.33 £46.03 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £35.47
% change year-on-year -22.33% +12.79% +48.95%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Lancashire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Lancashire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Lancashire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Lancashire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Lancashire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Lancashire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Lancashire

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 25 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
Blackpool -7 19 £475 - 2
Preston +25 10 £518 +29.38%
Chorley -21 3 £325 -4.41%
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Asset Management
2 11 (32.35%) ServiceNow
3 8 (23.53%) BMC
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (23.53%) AirWatch
3 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 8 (23.53%) Snow
3 8 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (20.59%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 5 (14.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (11.76%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) DBS Check
6 4 (11.76%) Java
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
6 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Kanban
7 3 (8.82%) JIRA
7 3 (8.82%) QA
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 3 (8.82%) GitLab

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.94%) Route 53
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) GitLab
2 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) SonarQube
3 2 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.94%) CasperJS
4 1 (2.94%) Gatling
4 1 (2.94%) Grunt
4 1 (2.94%) gulp
4 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.94%) JMeter
4 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.94%) The Grinder
4 1 (2.94%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Planner
5 2 (5.88%) QA Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Project Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
1 2 (5.88%) HTML5
1 2 (5.88%) jQuery
1 2 (5.88%) Node.js
1 2 (5.88%) Spring
1 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Ajax
2 1 (2.94%) CSS3
2 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.94%) FreeMarker
2 1 (2.94%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (2.94%) Nunjucks
2 1 (2.94%) Redux
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Security
2 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) CentOS
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Asset Management
3 8 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Kanban
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) BDD
8 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) Java 8
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Grafana
3 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.94%) Packer
3 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.94%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) ServiceNow
2 8 (23.53%) BMC
2 8 (23.53%) Snow
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Black Duck
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) SAP