Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 433 418
Rank change year-on-year +45 -15 -100
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 140 209 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.74% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 147 184
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £250
90th Percentile £650 £643 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £24.09 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.82% -57.50%
England median hourly rate £22.44 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.36% +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 5,895 7,626 8,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.26% 16.19% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,992 4,899 5,429
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £465 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 194 171
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.04 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% +11.81% +10.26%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.36 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -1.96%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +40 17 £500 +5.26% 1
West London +32 5 £533 - 3
South London +42 4 £525 +9.38%
East London +36 2 £495 +30.26% 1
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 71 (50.71%) Security Cleared
2 64 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (33.57%) DBS Check
4 37 (26.43%) Public Sector
5 33 (23.57%) Ruby
6 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
6 27 (19.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 23 (16.43%) DevOps
7 23 (16.43%) Java
8 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (12.86%) Python
9 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
10 17 (12.14%) User Experience
10 17 (12.14%) Finance
11 16 (11.43%) Project Management
11 16 (11.43%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (11.43%) AWS
12 15 (10.71%) TDD
13 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.29%) HTML
14 13 (9.29%) Azure
14 13 (9.29%) Mentoring
14 13 (9.29%) Service Design
15 12 (8.57%) PaaS
15 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
15 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (7.86%) QA
16 11 (7.86%) Scrum
17 10 (7.14%) GitHub
17 10 (7.14%) Project Delivery

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 7 (5.00%) Confluence
2 6 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) Camunda
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (0.71%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.43%) AWS
2 13 (9.29%) Azure
3 12 (8.57%) PaaS
4 10 (7.14%) GitHub
5 6 (4.29%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.86%) Office 365
7 3 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.14%) GCP
7 3 (2.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.14%) SaaS
7 3 (2.14%) Serverless
7 3 (2.14%) Trello
8 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.43%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.43%) Firebase
8 2 (1.43%) IaaS
8 2 (1.43%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.43%) Route 53
8 2 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.00%) LAN
1 7 (5.00%) WAN
2 6 (4.29%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.29%) Firewall
2 6 (4.29%) Internet
2 6 (4.29%) MPLS
3 5 (3.57%) BGP
3 5 (3.57%) OSPF
3 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.57%) VPN
4 3 (2.14%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.14%) DNS
4 3 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.14%) SSL
4 3 (2.14%) VoIP
5 2 (1.43%) Converged Networks
5 2 (1.43%) DWDM
5 2 (1.43%) HTTP
5 2 (1.43%) SDH
6 1 (0.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
3 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.43%) JIRA
2 8 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.57%) Selenium
4 4 (2.86%) JMeter
4 4 (2.86%) Protractor
5 3 (2.14%) Gatling
6 2 (1.43%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.43%) Postman
6 2 (1.43%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.71%) ERwin
7 1 (0.71%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.71%) Maven
7 1 (0.71%) RSpec
7 1 (0.71%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (26.43%) Public Sector
2 17 (12.14%) Finance
3 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.14%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Electronics
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (20.71%) Developer
2 19 (13.57%) Architect
3 15 (10.71%) Technical Architect
4 11 (7.86%) Designer
4 11 (7.86%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) Consultant
6 8 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (5.71%) Senior Architect
6 8 (5.71%) Senior Technical Architect
7 7 (5.00%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Content Designer
8 6 (4.29%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Digital Designer
8 6 (4.29%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Designer
9 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Senior Content Designer
10 4 (2.86%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 13 (9.29%) HTML
3 10 (7.14%) CSS
4 6 (4.29%) Node.js
5 5 (3.57%) RESTful
6 4 (2.86%) REST
6 4 (2.86%) XML
7 3 (2.14%) Ajax
7 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.14%) OAuth
7 3 (2.14%) XHTML
8 2 (1.43%) Express
8 2 (1.43%) HTML5
8 2 (1.43%) Jest
8 2 (1.43%) JSON
8 2 (1.43%) OpenID
8 2 (1.43%) React
8 2 (1.43%) Sidekiq
8 2 (1.43%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) User Experience
2 7 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.86%) Blog
5 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.43%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) BYOD
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.14%) Linux
2 8 (5.71%) Windows
3 7 (5.00%) Unix
3 7 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.43%) DevOps
3 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
4 16 (11.43%) Project Management
5 15 (10.71%) TDD
6 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (9.29%) Mentoring
7 13 (9.29%) Service Design
8 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.86%) Scrum
10 10 (7.14%) Project Delivery
10 10 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.43%) Open Source
11 9 (6.43%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (5.71%) Analytics
12 8 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.71%) Manual Testing
12 8 (5.71%) User Stories
13 7 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.57%) Ruby
2 23 (16.43%) Java
3 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.86%) Python
5 10 (7.14%) SQL
6 5 (3.57%) Go
7 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.71%) C#
9 1 (0.71%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) R
9 1 (0.71%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 71 (50.71%) Security Cleared
2 47 (33.57%) DBS Check
3 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.71%) BC Cleared
5 6 (4.29%) CCDP
5 6 (4.29%) CCNA
5 6 (4.29%) CCNP
5 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.57%) CCDA
7 3 (2.14%) CCIE
7 3 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (2.14%) Degree
7 3 (2.14%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.71%) CCIP
8 1 (0.71%) MCSA
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.71%) OCP
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (7.86%) QA
3 3 (2.14%) NIST
3 3 (2.14%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.43%) GDPR
4 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) Docker
2 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) Ansible
2 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.57%) Puppet
4 3 (2.14%) Terraform
5 2 (1.43%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) Salt
5 2 (1.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.71%) Nessus
6 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (6.43%) Oracle
2 8 (5.71%) Cisco
3 6 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.57%) Google
4 5 (3.57%) HP
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.43%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.43%) CA
6 2 (1.43%) Cramer
6 2 (1.43%) F5
6 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.43%) Lets Encrypt
6 2 (1.43%) Radware
6 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.43%) SAP
6 2 (1.43%) VMware
7 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.71%) Talend