Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 415 492 454
Rank change year-on-year +77 -38 -140
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 152 146 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 2.00% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 103 134
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £359 £276
90th Percentile £652 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.81% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £18.70
England median hourly rate £27.15 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -35.09% +19.50% +25.00%

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 6,121 7,294 7,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.79% 16.02% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,038 4,729 4,777
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £311 £281 £290
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 196 159
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.13 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.58
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.69% +8.16%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in London

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London.

Contractor 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 24 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
Central London +34 28 £513 +7.89% 2
South London +35 5 £429 -14.25%
West London +19 4 £488 - 1
East London - 3 £470 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 83 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (46.71%) Security Cleared
3 40 (26.32%) Public Sector
4 38 (25.00%) DBS Check
5 33 (21.71%) Test Automation
5 33 (21.71%) SC Cleared
6 31 (20.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 30 (19.74%) TDD
8 29 (19.08%) Java
8 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
9 28 (18.42%) Ruby
9 28 (18.42%) DevOps
10 24 (15.79%) User Experience
11 23 (15.13%) Docker
11 23 (15.13%) HTML
12 22 (14.47%) SQL
12 22 (14.47%) Scrum
13 21 (13.82%) CSS
14 20 (13.16%) Azure
15 19 (12.50%) AWS
15 19 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (11.84%) QA
16 18 (11.84%) Linux
16 18 (11.84%) Python
16 18 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (10.53%) JIRA
17 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
17 16 (10.53%) HTML5
18 15 (9.87%) Open Source
18 15 (9.87%) Responsive Web Design

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 14 (9.21%) Confluence
2 8 (5.26%) WordPress
3 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.97%) R Markdown
5 3 (1.97%) SAS
6 2 (1.32%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.32%) nginx
6 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Camunda
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.16%) Azure
2 19 (12.50%) AWS
3 14 (9.21%) Power Platform
4 12 (7.89%) PaaS
5 8 (5.26%) Trello
6 5 (3.29%) GitHub
6 5 (3.29%) Office 365
7 3 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.32%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.32%) IaaS
8 2 (1.32%) npm
8 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.32%) Route 53
8 2 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (1.32%) Slack
9 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.92%) WAN
2 8 (5.26%) Firewall
3 7 (4.61%) LAN
4 6 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.95%) VPN
5 5 (3.29%) Internet
5 5 (3.29%) MPLS
5 5 (3.29%) SSL
6 4 (2.63%) BGP
6 4 (2.63%) DNS
6 4 (2.63%) HTTP
6 4 (2.63%) OSPF
6 4 (2.63%) VoIP
7 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.97%) IPsec
8 2 (1.32%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.32%) Converged Networks
8 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) Power BI
2 11 (7.24%) MySQL
3 9 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.32%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 16 (10.53%) JIRA
2 15 (9.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.95%) Jasmine
3 6 (3.95%) Selenium
4 5 (3.29%) JUnit
5 4 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.63%) gulp
5 4 (2.63%) RStudio
6 3 (1.97%) Gerrit
6 3 (1.97%) GitLab
6 3 (1.97%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.97%) Maven
6 3 (1.97%) Mockito
6 3 (1.97%) Protractor
7 2 (1.32%) Grunt
7 2 (1.32%) JMeter
7 2 (1.32%) Mocha
7 2 (1.32%) Subversion
7 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (26.32%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.24%) Finance
3 10 (6.58%) Legal
4 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Fire and Rescue
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (29.61%) Developer
2 14 (9.21%) Analyst
2 14 (9.21%) Senior Developer
3 9 (5.92%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (5.92%) Designer
3 9 (5.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (5.26%) Digital Developer
4 8 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 7 (4.61%) Consultant
5 7 (4.61%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (3.95%) Architect
6 6 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Agile Coach
7 5 (3.29%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.29%) Data Analyst
7 5 (3.29%) Digital Designer
7 5 (3.29%) Interaction Designer
8 4 (2.63%) Scrum Master
8 4 (2.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.13%) HTML
2 21 (13.82%) CSS
3 16 (10.53%) HTML5
4 13 (8.55%) Node.js
5 12 (7.89%) jQuery
5 12 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.92%) RESTful
8 8 (5.26%) LAMP
8 8 (5.26%) Vue.js
9 6 (3.95%) CSS3
10 5 (3.29%) JSON
10 5 (3.29%) Spring
10 5 (3.29%) Web Services
11 4 (2.63%) Express
11 4 (2.63%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.97%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (1.97%) JAX-RS
12 3 (1.97%) Sass
12 3 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) User Experience
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) NHS
3 7 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.63%) Blog
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.32%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) HACMP
7 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.84%) Linux
2 11 (7.24%) Unix
3 6 (3.95%) Windows
4 5 (3.29%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.29%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Solaris
7 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.32%) VMS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.71%) Test Automation
3 30 (19.74%) TDD
4 28 (18.42%) DevOps
5 22 (14.47%) Scrum
6 19 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (9.87%) Data Science
8 15 (9.87%) Open Source
8 15 (9.87%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (9.21%) Mentoring
9 14 (9.21%) Project Management
9 14 (9.21%) Service Design
10 13 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (7.89%) Front End Development
12 11 (7.24%) User Stories
13 10 (6.58%) Kanban
13 10 (6.58%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.08%) Java
1 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
2 28 (18.42%) Ruby
3 22 (14.47%) SQL
4 18 (11.84%) Python
5 8 (5.26%) Java 8
5 8 (5.26%) PHP
5 8 (5.26%) PHP 7
6 6 (3.95%) Go
7 5 (3.29%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.29%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.63%) C
8 4 (2.63%) R
9 3 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.32%) ES6
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.32%) Scala
11 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (46.71%) Security Cleared
2 38 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 33 (21.71%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) BC Cleared
5 6 (3.95%) CCDP
5 6 (3.95%) CCNA
5 6 (3.95%) CCNP
5 6 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.29%) CCDA
6 5 (3.29%) CCIE
7 4 (2.63%) Degree
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.66%) CCIP
9 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.66%) MCSA
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.66%) OCP
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (11.84%) QA
3 4 (2.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.97%) WCAG
5 2 (1.32%) GDPR
5 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (15.13%) Docker
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) KVM
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.26%) Ansible
3 6 (3.95%) Puppet
3 6 (3.95%) Terraform
4 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.97%) SCCM
5 2 (1.32%) Consul
5 2 (1.32%) Packer
5 2 (1.32%) Salt
5 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.66%) Cacti
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.66%) Icinga
6 1 (0.66%) Kibana
6 1 (0.66%) logstash
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.66%) OpenView
6 1 (0.66%) RANCID
6 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (5.26%) Cisco
2 7 (4.61%) Tableau
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.63%) VMware
4 3 (1.97%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.97%) Google
4 3 (1.97%) HP
5 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.32%) EMC
5 2 (1.32%) Lets Encrypt
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.66%) CA
6 1 (0.66%) Dell
6 1 (0.66%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.66%) IBM
6 1 (0.66%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.66%) Radware
6 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.66%) Veritas