Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 31 46
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 35 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.59% 5.51% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.69% 15.91% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 7
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -7.41%
10th Percentile £295 £368 £312
90th Percentile £535 £550 £702
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £430
% change year-on-year - +10.47% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £20.50 £47.19 £22.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.56% +108.41% +10.45%
10th Percentile £20.30 £30.31 £12.63
90th Percentile £48.60 £64.04 £32.54
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £46.10 £22.64
% change year-on-year -55.53% +103.58% +10.45%

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 122 220 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.98% 34.65% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 123 124
Lancashire median daily rate £430 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £262 £351
90th Percentile £538 £555 £550
North West median daily rate £438 £405 £405
% change year-on-year +8.02% - -1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 31
Lancashire median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.43% -15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.98 £13.15 £25.12
90th Percentile £45.75 £68.33 £46.25
North West median hourly rate £33.46 £31.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.39% -20.64% +32.23%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +4 14 £400 -19.31%
Blackpool +3 7 £450 -5.26%
Chorley +16 5 £500 +53.85%
Blackburn - 2 £284 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £114 -
BPSS Clearance
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 14 (40.00%) SAP
2 13 (37.14%) ERP
3 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 10 (28.57%) Analytics
5 10 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (25.71%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (22.86%) Tableau
7 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
8 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (14.29%) SAS
10 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
10 5 (14.29%) User Experience
11 4 (11.43%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics
11 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
11 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (11.43%) JD Edwards
11 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
11 4 (11.43%) Cognos
11 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
11 4 (11.43%) MongoDB

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 5 (14.29%) SAS
2 3 (8.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (8.57%) NetSuite
2 3 (8.57%) SAP MM
2 3 (8.57%) SAP SD
3 2 (5.71%) SAP PS
4 1 (2.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (8.57%) AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
2 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (2.86%) DataStage
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.86%) Power BI
5 1 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.86%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) ERwin
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
1 10 (28.57%) Consultant
1 10 (28.57%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Data Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Data Architect
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) SAP CO Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) SAP FI Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) SAP MM Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) SAP PS Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) DBA
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP SD Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ERP
2 10 (28.57%) Analytics
2 10 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 9 (25.71%) Translating Business Requirements
4 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
5 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) Logistics
8 3 (8.57%) Coaching
8 3 (8.57%) Data Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Data Science
8 3 (8.57%) Data Strategy
8 3 (8.57%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (8.57%) Microservices
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) R
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) SAP
2 8 (22.86%) Tableau
3 4 (11.43%) Cognos
3 4 (11.43%) JD Edwards
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Informatica
5 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.86%) Netezza
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Talend
5 1 (2.86%) Teradata