Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 April 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 135 119
Rank change year-on-year +48 -16 -21
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 44 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.94% 0.44% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.64% 3.68% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 16
Leeds median daily rate £425 £430 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -2.27% -3.30%
10th Percentile £400 £372 £311
90th Percentile £578 £593 £519
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £415
% change year-on-year -1.16% +3.61% -8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 378 299 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.67% 11.98% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 179 179
Leeds median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £276 £262 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 28 6
Leeds median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +153.97% +3.28%
10th Percentile £10.28 £13.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £42.80 £40.30 £41.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.50% +5.26% +22.58%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Leeds

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Leeds

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Leeds region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 15 (34.09%) jQuery
5 13 (29.55%) TDD
6 11 (25.00%) HTML
7 10 (22.73%) Java
7 10 (22.73%) Pair Programming
7 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
7 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
8 9 (20.45%) Google
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
8 9 (20.45%) .NET
9 8 (18.18%) Python
9 8 (18.18%) Subversion
9 8 (18.18%) Web Analytics
9 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.18%) Google Analytics
9 8 (18.18%) nginx
9 8 (18.18%) Analytics
9 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
9 8 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (18.18%) DevOps
9 8 (18.18%) Tag Management
9 8 (18.18%) Google Tag Manager
9 8 (18.18%) Matomo
9 8 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
9 8 (18.18%) Decision-Making
9 8 (18.18%) Data-Driven Decision Making

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 8 (18.18%) nginx
2 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 7 (15.91%) Apache Spark
2 7 (15.91%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Jetty
3 1 (2.27%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Google Analytics
1 8 (18.18%) Google Tag Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) DHCP
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) IPsec
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.91%) GIS
3 7 (15.91%) Hadoop
3 7 (15.91%) Redis
3 7 (15.91%) Riak
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (13.64%) CouchDB
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) Power BI
6 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
1 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.18%) Subversion
3 7 (15.91%) Mercurial
4 6 (13.64%) JMeter
5 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) Mockito
6 2 (4.55%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.55%) GitLab
6 2 (4.55%) gulp
6 2 (4.55%) Maven
6 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.27%) Grunt
7 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.27%) Mocha
7 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Google Analytics Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Google Analytics Web Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Web Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Web Analytics Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Designer
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Digital Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Python Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Content Designer
7 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Content Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) jQuery
2 11 (25.00%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) .NET
4 8 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (11.36%) JAX-RS
6 3 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (6.82%) CSS
6 3 (6.82%) Node.js
7 2 (4.55%) Apache CXF
7 2 (4.55%) Dropwizard
7 2 (4.55%) Express
7 2 (4.55%) HTML5
7 2 (4.55%) Mongoose
7 2 (4.55%) Sass
7 2 (4.55%) Spring
7 2 (4.55%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.27%) LESS
8 1 (2.27%) Nunjucks
8 1 (2.27%) Sequelize
8 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.09%) NHS
1 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Wiki
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) TDD
3 10 (22.73%) Pair Programming
4 8 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
4 8 (18.18%) Analytics
4 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (18.18%) Data-Driven Decision Making
4 8 (18.18%) Decision-Making
4 8 (18.18%) DevOps
4 8 (18.18%) Tag Management
4 8 (18.18%) Web Analytics
5 7 (15.91%) Service Design
6 6 (13.64%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Software Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.36%) BDD
8 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (9.09%) Web Design
8 4 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) Java 8
6 2 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Matomo
2 7 (15.91%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Google
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) NVIDIA
4 1 (2.27%) VMware