Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 39 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +17
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 33 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.81% 3.08% 5.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.71% 8.09% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 29
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.61% -4.60%
10th Percentile £334 £295 £324
90th Percentile £556 £676 £556
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £436
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.26% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £46.10 £35.00 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.70% -40.99% +69.70%
North West median hourly rate £46.10 £35.00 £59.31
% change year-on-year +31.70% -40.99% +54.15%

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 210 173 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.61% 38.11% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 100 129
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £282 £334 £275
90th Percentile £584 £589 £589
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.05 £14.69 £10.38
90th Percentile £67.84 £44.00 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.93% +38.64% -12.73%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -3 18 £488 +62.50% 1
Preston +11 11 £518 +29.38% 1
Chorley -15 1 £500 +47.06%
Lancaster - 1 £313 - 1
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.21%) ServiceNow
2 7 (21.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (18.18%) DBS Check
4 5 (15.15%) BMC
4 5 (15.15%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) TDD
4 5 (15.15%) Kanban
4 5 (15.15%) BDD
4 5 (15.15%) Snow
4 5 (15.15%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (15.15%) AirWatch
4 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) GitLab
5 4 (12.12%) Validation
5 4 (12.12%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) MVC
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.09%) CSS
6 3 (9.09%) HTML
6 3 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation

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 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Route 53
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) GitLab
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.03%) CasperJS
4 1 (3.03%) Gatling
4 1 (3.03%) Grunt
4 1 (3.03%) gulp
4 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) The Grinder
4 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Project Planner
5 2 (6.06%) QA Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Content Designer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Project Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.06%) HTML5
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.03%) FreeMarker
3 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (3.03%) Nunjucks
3 1 (3.03%) Redux
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.03%) Spring Security
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) CentOS
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
3 5 (15.15%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (15.15%) BDD
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Kanban
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps
4 4 (12.12%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.12%) Validation
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (6.06%) Coaching
6 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) Java 8
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Terraform
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Grafana
3 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.03%) Packer
3 1 (3.03%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.03%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) ServiceNow
2 5 (15.15%) BMC
2 5 (15.15%) Snow
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Black Duck
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) SAP