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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 403 405 296
Rank change year-on-year +2 -109 +106
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 190 99 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.36% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 2.20% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 66 81
10th Percentile £363 £349 £381
25th Percentile £434 £400 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £484 £600
Median % change year-on-year +8.53% -19.38% +11.11%
75th Percentile £601 £562 £650
90th Percentile £650 £620 £704
England median daily rate £525 £510 £502
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.59% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
10th Percentile - - £16.75
25th Percentile £25.50 £20.75 £17.88
Median hourly rate £27.25 £21.50 £24.53
Median % change year-on-year +26.74% -12.33% -
75th Percentile £29.31 £37.50 £33.29
90th Percentile £29.88 £46.65 £39.12
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £22.63
% change year-on-year +1.91% +73.48% -37.15%

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 6,169 4,507 3,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.66% 16.56% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,353 3,034 2,399
10th Percentile £385 £343 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £528 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.60% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 69 51
10th Percentile £21.13 £18.79 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.82 £49.59 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.95 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -4 26 £585 +26.49% 3
South London -12 1 £524 +10.21%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 126 (66.32%) Security Cleared
2 74 (38.95%) SC Cleared
3 66 (34.74%) Agile
4 58 (30.53%) Public Sector
5 48 (25.26%) AWS
6 40 (21.05%) Azure
7 36 (18.95%) Java
8 33 (17.37%) DevOps
9 32 (16.84%) Social Skills
10 30 (15.79%) JavaScript
11 29 (15.26%) JIRA
12 28 (14.74%) Python
13 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
14 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
14 22 (11.58%) Spring
15 21 (11.05%) CSS
15 21 (11.05%) HTML
16 19 (10.00%) Linux
17 18 (9.47%) Jenkins
18 17 (8.95%) Migration
19 16 (8.42%) Node.js
20 15 (7.89%) Confluence
20 15 (7.89%) React
20 15 (7.89%) ITIL
20 15 (7.89%) Full Stack Development
20 15 (7.89%) Terraform
21 14 (7.37%) SLA
21 14 (7.37%) Scrum
21 14 (7.37%) HTML5
21 14 (7.37%) REST

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 15 (7.89%) Confluence
2 5 (2.63%) JBoss
3 4 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.05%) Documentum
4 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) FileNet
5 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.53%) nginx
5 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) Traefik
5 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.53%) WildFly
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.53%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.26%) AWS
2 40 (21.05%) Azure
3 13 (6.84%) GitHub
4 8 (4.21%) Amazon S3
4 8 (4.21%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (3.16%) Azure Key Vault
5 6 (3.16%) Serverless
6 5 (2.63%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.11%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.58%) GCP
8 3 (1.58%) Google Drive
8 3 (1.58%) PaaS
8 3 (1.58%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.53%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.11%) DNS
2 4 (2.11%) WAN
3 3 (1.58%) BGP
3 3 (1.58%) Broadband
3 3 (1.58%) EIGRP
3 3 (1.58%) Firewall
3 3 (1.58%) Internet
3 3 (1.58%) MPLS
3 3 (1.58%) OSPF
3 3 (1.58%) SDH
3 3 (1.58%) VPN
3 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.05%) DWDM
4 2 (1.05%) Network Security
4 2 (1.05%) RIP
4 2 (1.05%) VoIP
4 2 (1.05%) Wireless
5 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.11%) Big Data
2 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.11%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.05%) ObjectStore
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.05%) Power BI
4 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.53%) Metadata
5 1 (0.53%) QGIS
5 1 (0.53%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 29 (15.26%) JIRA
2 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.47%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.74%) Protractor
5 8 (4.21%) Jasmine
5 8 (4.21%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (3.16%) JMeter
6 6 (3.16%) Selenium
7 5 (2.63%) GitLab
7 5 (2.63%) Maven
8 4 (2.11%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.58%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.58%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.58%) JUnit
9 3 (1.58%) REST Assured
9 3 (1.58%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
General
1 58 (30.53%) Public Sector
2 32 (16.84%) Social Skills
3 9 (4.74%) Finance
4 7 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (1.58%) Legal
6 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Public Speaking
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (25.26%) Developer
2 22 (11.58%) Analyst
3 15 (7.89%) Architect
4 12 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (5.79%) Business Analyst
5 11 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Consultant
7 8 (4.21%) Angular Developer
7 8 (4.21%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.21%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (3.16%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (3.16%) Python Developer
8 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 5 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Data Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.63%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) Spring
2 21 (11.05%) CSS
2 21 (11.05%) HTML
3 16 (8.42%) Node.js
4 15 (7.89%) React
5 14 (7.37%) HTML5
5 14 (7.37%) REST
6 13 (6.84%) RESTful
6 13 (6.84%) Sass
7 11 (5.79%) Django
8 10 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.74%) CSS3
9 9 (4.74%) Spring Boot
10 8 (4.21%) .NET
10 8 (4.21%) NgRx
11 6 (3.16%) Kafka
12 5 (2.63%) ARM Templates
12 5 (2.63%) jQuery
13 4 (2.11%) Middleware
13 4 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) User Experience
2 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.11%) CMDB
3 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.11%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.58%) Clustering
4 3 (1.58%) Data Fabric
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.00%) Linux
2 10 (5.26%) Windows
3 7 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.11%) AIX
6 3 (1.58%) CentOS
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.05%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.74%) Agile
2 33 (17.37%) DevOps
3 17 (8.95%) Migration
4 15 (7.89%) Full Stack Development
4 15 (7.89%) ITIL
5 14 (7.37%) Scrum
6 13 (6.84%) CI/CD
6 13 (6.84%) Microservices
6 13 (6.84%) Project Delivery
7 12 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (6.32%) Front End Development
7 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.79%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.26%) Change Management
9 10 (5.26%) Service Management
10 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (4.74%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.21%) TDD
11 8 (4.21%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.68%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.95%) Java
2 30 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 28 (14.74%) Python
4 10 (5.26%) SQL
5 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.74%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.21%) Bash
6 8 (4.21%) C#
7 5 (2.63%) C
7 5 (2.63%) Groovy
7 5 (2.63%) Ruby
8 2 (1.05%) C++
8 2 (1.05%) Jython
8 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.53%) COBOL
9 1 (0.53%) Go
9 1 (0.53%) Micro Focus COBOL
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (66.32%) Security Cleared
2 74 (38.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.58%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) CCNA
6 2 (1.05%) CCNP
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) MAPM
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) CCDP
7 1 (0.53%) CCIP
7 1 (0.53%) CISA
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.53%) GIAC
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.63%) PMO
3 4 (2.11%) Accessibility
3 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.58%) NCSC
4 3 (1.58%) QA
5 2 (1.05%) COBIT
5 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Docker
2 9 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (7.89%) Terraform
2 13 (6.84%) Ansible
3 9 (4.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.16%) Consul
4 6 (3.16%) Packer
5 2 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (1.05%) Kibana
5 2 (1.05%) Puppet
5 2 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.53%) Graphite
6 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.53%) Istio
6 1 (0.53%) linkerd
6 1 (0.53%) logstash
6 1 (0.53%) Podman
6 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.21%) Oracle
3 7 (3.68%) Cisco
4 5 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.11%) Google
5 4 (2.11%) IBM
5 4 (2.11%) Juniper
6 3 (1.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (1.58%) Nokia
6 3 (1.58%) Pega
6 3 (1.58%) SAP
6 3 (1.58%) Splunk
6 3 (1.58%) Talend
7 2 (1.05%) Aruba
7 2 (1.05%) Ciena
7 2 (1.05%) Informatica
7 2 (1.05%) Remedy
7 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.05%) VMware