Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 39 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 23 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.47% 2.90% 4.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.29% 7.93% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 24
Lancashire median daily rate £385 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -28.42% +6.74%
10th Percentile £287 £272 £326
90th Percentile £591 £494 £659
North West median daily rate £550 £363 £450
% change year-on-year +51.72% -19.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% - -
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £44.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +266.67% -68.81%

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 173 164 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.09% 36.61% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 123
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £441 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -7.11% +8.26%
10th Percentile £263 £318 £320
90th Percentile £713 £588 £635
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 30
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.24 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.15% -2.94% +10.39%
10th Percentile £20.35 £13.30 £18.43
90th Percentile £48.98 £45.80 £53.65
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.63 £27.75
% change year-on-year -1.75% +28.38% -8.58%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 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
Preston +11 12 £224 -43.89%
Blackpool +6 9 £545 +89.57%
Fleetwood - 1 £385 -
Lancaster - 1 £313 -
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 12 (52.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) GitLab
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (13.04%) Puppet
6 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (13.04%) User Experience
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
7 2 (8.70%) Artifactory

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 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.70%) GitHub
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.35%) Route 53
3 1 (4.35%) Serverless
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) GitLab
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Change Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Project Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) Java EE
3 2 (8.70%) JSP
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
3 2 (8.70%) YAML
4 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) BDD
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Leadership
3 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) UX Design
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Web Design
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Grafana
3 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.35%) Packer
3 1 (4.35%) Prometheus
3 1 (4.35%) Rancher
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Black Duck