Period
to 19 December 2018

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 December 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
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 122 111
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 46 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.91% 0.80% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.25% 6.23% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 32
Leeds median daily rate £425 £430 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -7.03% -2.63%
10th Percentile £381 £325 £310
90th Percentile £486 £535 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £460
% change year-on-year -1.16% -6.52% -3.16%
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 409 289 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.00% 12.80% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 178 186
Leeds median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £279 £250
90th Percentile £625 £561 £547
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 11
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +220.00% -19.35%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.11 £12.13
90th Percentile £26.60 £40.40 £14.91
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.51% +12.69% -16.13%

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 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Leeds

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

1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) TDD
2 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
4 13 (28.26%) Python
4 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
5 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 11 (23.91%) MongoDB
6 11 (23.91%) JMeter
7 10 (21.74%) Pair Programming
7 10 (21.74%) JIRA
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) Hadoop
7 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Ansible
8 9 (19.57%) Apache Spark
8 9 (19.57%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (19.57%) CouchDB
8 9 (19.57%) nginx
8 9 (19.57%) Mercurial
8 9 (19.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
8 9 (19.57%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (19.57%) Software Architecture
8 9 (19.57%) Redis
8 9 (19.57%) Riak
8 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 9 (19.57%) GIS
8 9 (19.57%) Subversion

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 9 (19.57%) Apache Spark
1 9 (19.57%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (19.57%) nginx
2 7 (15.22%) Apache
3 6 (13.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
3 2 (4.35%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MongoDB
2 10 (21.74%) Hadoop
3 9 (19.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (19.57%) CouchDB
3 9 (19.57%) GIS
3 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
3 9 (19.57%) Redis
3 9 (19.57%) Riak
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 5 (10.87%) MySQL
6 4 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (23.91%) JMeter
4 10 (21.74%) JIRA
5 9 (19.57%) Mercurial
5 9 (19.57%) Subversion
6 7 (15.22%) Selenium
7 4 (8.70%) PHPUnit
7 4 (8.70%) Vagrant
8 3 (6.52%) Artifactory
8 3 (6.52%) Gatling
9 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
9 2 (4.35%) gulp
9 2 (4.35%) IntelliJ
9 2 (4.35%) Sublime Text
9 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.17%) GitLab
10 1 (2.17%) Maven
10 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Performance Tester
4 7 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Content Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Python Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Content Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Programme Director
7 2 (4.35%) Scala Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (17.39%) jQuery
4 6 (13.04%) CSS
4 6 (13.04%) HTML
4 6 (13.04%) HTML5
5 4 (8.70%) CSS3
5 4 (8.70%) Doctrine
5 4 (8.70%) Node.js
6 3 (6.52%) LESS
6 3 (6.52%) PySpark
6 3 (6.52%) REST
6 3 (6.52%) Sass
7 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
7 2 (4.35%) YAML
8 1 (2.17%) Express
8 1 (2.17%) React
8 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.04%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.87%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) Wiki
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) VMS
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (34.78%) TDD
3 10 (21.74%) Pair Programming
3 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 9 (19.57%) Software Architecture
5 7 (15.22%) DevOps
6 6 (13.04%) Microservices
6 6 (13.04%) Service Design
6 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.70%) BDD
8 4 (8.70%) CQRS
8 4 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Open Source
8 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
2 13 (28.26%) Python
3 9 (19.57%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Java
4 5 (10.87%) PHP
5 4 (8.70%) PHP 7
6 2 (4.35%) Groovy
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Ansible
2 3 (6.52%) Grafana
3 2 (4.35%) Graphite
3 2 (4.35%) Kibana
4 1 (2.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Zend
2 2 (4.35%) Google
2 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft