Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 407 475
Rank change year-on-year +135 +68 -49
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 87 147 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 2.48% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 114 111
Median daily rate £503 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £349 £330 £310
90th Percentile £638 £650 £588
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +0.97% +10.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.09
England median hourly rate £26.27 £26.80 £41.83
% change year-on-year -1.98% -35.92% +19.50%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,799 5,921 7,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.95% 16.17% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,802 3,952 4,752
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £663 £693 £675
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 110 174
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.16% +25.48%
10th Percentile £19.85 £15.78 £13.30
90th Percentile £49.25 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -3.85%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London.

Daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London.

Hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. 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
Central London +118 14 £513 +12.14%
East London +49 3 £650 +38.30% 1
South London +35 2 £419 -10.67%
West London +55 1 £375 -23.08%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 55 (63.22%) Security Cleared
2 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (36.78%) Azure
4 30 (34.48%) DBS Check
5 28 (32.18%) Public Sector
6 24 (27.59%) AWS
7 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
8 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 15 (17.24%) Java
10 14 (16.09%) Test Automation
11 13 (14.94%) Python
11 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
12 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
12 12 (13.79%) TDD
12 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
12 12 (13.79%) Microservices
13 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (12.64%) Docker
14 10 (11.49%) Firewall
14 10 (11.49%) Kubernetes
14 10 (11.49%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (10.34%) Security Monitoring
15 9 (10.34%) User Experience
15 9 (10.34%) DevOps
15 9 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (10.34%) Web Design
15 9 (10.34%) Mac OS X
15 9 (10.34%) Unix
15 9 (10.34%) Linux

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.30%) WildFly
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.78%) Azure
2 24 (27.59%) AWS
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon Cognito
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.45%) Office 365
4 3 (3.45%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.45%) PowerApps
5 2 (2.30%) GCP
5 2 (2.30%) Google Drive
5 2 (2.30%) Kong
6 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.15%) G Suite
6 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.15%) Google Docs
6 1 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.60%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.30%) Broadband
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.15%) DHCP
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.15%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) SNMP
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Power BI
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.90%) gulp
4 5 (5.75%) GoCD
4 5 (5.75%) Mockito
4 5 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (4.60%) Grunt
5 4 (4.60%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.60%) Mocha
5 4 (4.60%) Subversion
6 3 (3.45%) Maven
6 3 (3.45%) REST Assured
7 2 (2.30%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.30%) Gatling
7 2 (2.30%) GitLab
7 2 (2.30%) JIRA
7 2 (2.30%) JMeter
7 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (32.18%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.75%) Local Government
3 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.15%) Front Office
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Police
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Developer
2 11 (12.64%) Architect
3 6 (6.90%) Consultant
3 6 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (5.75%) Designer
4 5 (5.75%) Java Developer
4 5 (5.75%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Content Designer
5 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (3.45%) CloudOps Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.45%) ICT Manager
6 3 (3.45%) ICT Project Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Migration Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) HTML
2 7 (8.05%) JAX-RS
2 7 (8.05%) Node.js
3 6 (6.90%) CSS
4 5 (5.75%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (4.60%) HTML5
5 4 (4.60%) jQuery
5 4 (4.60%) Mustache
5 4 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (4.60%) Sass
6 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.45%) Dropwizard
6 3 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.45%) React
6 3 (3.45%) RESTful
7 2 (2.30%) Java EE
7 2 (2.30%) JMS
7 2 (2.30%) Spring
7 2 (2.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) User Experience
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.45%) Social Media
4 3 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.30%) Cyberattack
5 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.15%) Blog
6 1 (1.15%) CCTV
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.15%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
1 9 (10.34%) Mac OS X
1 9 (10.34%) Unix
2 4 (4.60%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.09%) Test Automation
3 12 (13.79%) Microservices
3 12 (13.79%) TDD
4 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (11.49%) Continuous Deployment
5 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.34%) DevOps
6 9 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (10.34%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (10.34%) Web Design
7 8 (9.20%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.20%) SIEM
8 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.05%) Log Correlation
8 7 (8.05%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (8.05%) Web Development
9 6 (6.90%) Coaching
9 6 (6.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) Java
2 13 (14.94%) Python
3 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) Perl
5 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.75%) Java 8
5 5 (5.75%) Ruby
5 5 (5.75%) SQL
6 3 (3.45%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) C++
7 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.15%) R
7 1 (1.15%) Scala
7 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (63.22%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.48%) DBS Check
3 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) CCIE
5 3 (3.45%) CCNA
5 3 (3.45%) CCNP
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.30%) CISA
6 2 (2.30%) CISM
6 2 (2.30%) CISSP
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.15%) CCA
7 1 (1.15%) CCDP
7 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) Degree
7 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.60%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) WCAG
3 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.45%) NCSC
4 2 (2.30%) SLA
5 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.05%) Ansible
2 7 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (8.05%) Puppet
3 6 (6.90%) Terraform
4 5 (5.75%) Rundeck
5 3 (3.45%) Kibana
5 3 (3.45%) logstash
5 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.30%) Salt
6 2 (2.30%) SCCM
7 1 (1.15%) Cacti
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.15%) Icinga
7 1 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.15%) Nagios
7 1 (1.15%) OpenView
7 1 (1.15%) RANCID
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.75%) Google
2 5 (5.75%) SaltStack
3 3 (3.45%) Splunk
4 2 (2.30%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.30%) Citrix
4 2 (2.30%) Dynatrace
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe
5 1 (1.15%) Apple
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) Informatica
5 1 (1.15%) Kaseya
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) SevOne
5 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds