Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 407 312 383
Rank change year-on-year -95 +71 +29
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 178 99 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.89% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 77 113
10th Percentile £363 £373 £360
25th Percentile £443 £438 £448
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £650
90th Percentile £709 £643 £688
England median daily rate £517 £496 £500
% change year-on-year +4.23% -0.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
10th Percentile £25.13 - -
25th Percentile £26.25 - £41.25
Median hourly rate £43.19 £47.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.11% +10.59% +76.42%
75th Percentile £46.56 - £43.75
90th Percentile £48.58 - -
England median hourly rate £45.75 £23.43 £21.00
% change year-on-year +95.26% +11.57% -26.11%

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 5,706 3,420 5,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.17% 19.00% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,785 2,426 3,819
10th Percentile £360 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £679
England median daily rate £525 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.93% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 46 81
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.81 £18.51
25th Percentile £28.81 £23.97 £22.48
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.48 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year +25.44% -3.34% +60.05%
75th Percentile £49.25 £53.94 £52.25
90th Percentile £59.81 £60.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £38.15 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -4.63% +25.98% +19.81%

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 28 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BPSS Clearance in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 January 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 -54 15 £520 +4.00% 7
South London -10 7 £568 +42.00%
East London -8 1 £450 -33.33% 3
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 87 (48.88%) Security Cleared
2 71 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (37.64%) SC Cleared
4 45 (25.28%) Public Sector
5 37 (20.79%) Azure
6 34 (19.10%) AWS
7 30 (16.85%) Java
8 28 (15.73%) DevOps
9 25 (14.04%) Social Skills
10 22 (12.36%) Python
11 21 (11.80%) SQL
12 18 (10.11%) User Stories
12 18 (10.11%) Node.js
13 17 (9.55%) JavaScript
14 16 (8.99%) Linux
14 16 (8.99%) Docker
15 15 (8.43%) DBS Check
15 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
15 15 (8.43%) Scrum
16 14 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (7.87%) C#
16 14 (7.87%) Power Platform
16 14 (7.87%) Service Design
17 13 (7.30%) Terraform
17 13 (7.30%) CI/CD
17 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (7.30%) Analytics
18 12 (6.74%) Microservices
18 12 (6.74%) JIRA
18 12 (6.74%) ITIL

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 9 (5.06%) Confluence
2 8 (4.49%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (1.12%) Drupal
4 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.12%) nginx
4 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) Traefik
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.56%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.79%) Azure
2 34 (19.10%) AWS
3 14 (7.87%) Power Platform
4 9 (5.06%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (3.93%) GCP
6 5 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.25%) GitHub
7 4 (2.25%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.25%) Serverless
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.69%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.12%) Google Workspace
9 2 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.81%) VPN
3 4 (2.25%) DNS
3 4 (2.25%) WAN
4 3 (1.69%) BGP
4 3 (1.69%) Broadband
4 3 (1.69%) EIGRP
4 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.69%) Internet
4 3 (1.69%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) MPLS
4 3 (1.69%) OSPF
5 2 (1.12%) DWDM
5 2 (1.12%) RIP
5 2 (1.12%) SDH
6 1 (0.56%) ADSL
6 1 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) PPP
6 1 (0.56%) SMTP
6 1 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.62%) Power BI
3 7 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (3.93%) Big Data
4 6 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.25%) Metadata
6 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.69%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.12%) MySQL
9 1 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.74%) JIRA
3 8 (4.49%) GitLab
3 8 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.81%) Maven
5 4 (2.25%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.25%) Selenium
5 4 (2.25%) SonarQube
5 4 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.12%) gulp
6 2 (1.12%) Mockito
6 2 (1.12%) REST Assured
6 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.56%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.56%) Mocha
7 1 (0.56%) Moq
7 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (25.28%) Public Sector
2 25 (14.04%) Social Skills
3 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) Finance
5 4 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (20.22%) Developer
2 22 (12.36%) Analyst
3 19 (10.67%) Architect
4 14 (7.87%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.18%) Data Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Consultant
7 10 (5.62%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Designer
9 6 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 5 (2.81%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.81%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.11%) Node.js
2 11 (6.18%) CSS
2 11 (6.18%) HTML
3 10 (5.62%) Spring
3 10 (5.62%) Spring Boot
4 9 (5.06%) .NET
5 8 (4.49%) React
6 7 (3.93%) Express
6 7 (3.93%) Kafka
7 6 (3.37%) JAX-RS
8 5 (2.81%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.81%) Dropwizard
8 5 (2.81%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.81%) REST
8 5 (2.81%) Sass
9 4 (2.25%) .NET Core
9 4 (2.25%) Apache CXF
9 4 (2.25%) HTML5
9 4 (2.25%) Mongoose
10 3 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) User Experience
2 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.49%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.12%) Clustering
4 2 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (1.12%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.12%) PKI
4 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) Blog
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.99%) Linux
2 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (3.37%) Windows
3 5 (2.81%) Unix
4 3 (1.69%) CentOS
4 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.73%) DevOps
3 18 (10.11%) User Stories
4 15 (8.43%) Scrum
5 14 (7.87%) Service Design
6 13 (7.30%) Analytics
6 13 (7.30%) CI/CD
6 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (6.74%) ITIL
7 12 (6.74%) Microservices
8 11 (6.18%) ETL
8 11 (6.18%) Test Automation
9 10 (5.62%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.62%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.62%) Full Stack Development
9 10 (5.62%) Project Delivery
9 10 (5.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.85%) Java
2 22 (12.36%) Python
3 21 (11.80%) SQL
4 17 (9.55%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.87%) C#
6 8 (4.49%) Java 11
7 6 (3.37%) Ruby
8 5 (2.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.25%) R
10 3 (1.69%) Bash
11 2 (1.12%) Go
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) Java 8
12 1 (0.56%) Jython
12 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (48.88%) Security Cleared
2 67 (37.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.25%) Degree
5 3 (1.69%) CCNA
5 3 (1.69%) CCNP
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.12%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) CCIP
6 2 (1.12%) CISM
6 2 (1.12%) CISSP
6 2 (1.12%) CRISC
6 2 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCDA
7 1 (0.56%) CCDP
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.49%) QA
3 7 (3.93%) Accessibility
4 4 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.69%) NCSC
6 2 (1.12%) COBIT
6 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.12%) PMO
6 2 (1.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (8.99%) Docker
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.30%) Terraform
2 10 (5.62%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.06%) Ansible
4 4 (2.25%) Kibana
4 4 (2.25%) Puppet
5 3 (1.69%) Istio
5 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.12%) Consul
6 2 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.12%) Graphite
6 2 (1.12%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.12%) linkerd
6 2 (1.12%) Packer
6 2 (1.12%) Podman
6 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (6.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.93%) Oracle
2 7 (3.93%) Talend
3 6 (3.37%) Google
3 6 (3.37%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.81%) VMware
5 4 (2.25%) Cloudera
5 4 (2.25%) Juniper
5 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (1.69%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) Dell
6 3 (1.69%) Nokia
6 3 (1.69%) Splunk
7 2 (1.12%) Ciena
7 2 (1.12%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.12%) HubSpot
7 2 (1.12%) PagerDuty
7 2 (1.12%) Reuters