Period
to 24 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 367 371 363
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +78
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 261 301 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 3.66% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 208 170
London median daily rate £513 £494 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +9.72% -10.00%
10th Percentile £352 £273 £294
90th Percentile £675 £602 £616
England median daily rate £484 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
London median hourly rate £24.09 £21.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -51.70% -
England median hourly rate £26.42 £35.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year -24.53% +67.34% -50.79%

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 7,015 8,214 6,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.45% 17.48% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,471 5,362 4,591
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £644
England median daily rate £461 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 217 132
London median hourly rate £34.76 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.98% -20.00% +26.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £13.33
90th Percentile £56.38 £49.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -

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 March 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 March 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 -14 25 £475 +18.75%
East London -22 15 £424 +30.46%
South London -29 12 £475 -5.00%
West London +18 4 £525 +75.00%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 137 (52.49%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 66 (25.29%) Java
4 58 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 57 (21.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 54 (20.69%) Jenkins
6 54 (20.69%) TDD
7 53 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (19.54%) JavaScript
9 49 (18.77%) Linux
9 49 (18.77%) Ruby
9 49 (18.77%) Git (software)
10 42 (16.09%) SC Cleared
11 39 (14.94%) Open Source
11 39 (14.94%) DevOps
12 38 (14.56%) DBS Check
13 32 (12.26%) Docker
13 32 (12.26%) JIRA
13 32 (12.26%) Project Management
14 31 (11.88%) REST
14 31 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (11.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 30 (11.49%) Finance
16 29 (11.11%) Scrum
16 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (10.73%) Configuration Management
17 28 (10.73%) JUnit
18 26 (9.96%) Python
18 26 (9.96%) BC Cleared

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 26 (9.96%) Confluence
2 9 (3.45%) Apache
3 8 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.07%) IIS
3 8 (3.07%) Jetty
3 8 (3.07%) Mongrel
3 8 (3.07%) nginx
3 8 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.68%) WildFly
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.15%) Drupal
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.15%) WordPress
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.38%) InDesign
4 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Actimize
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.45%) GitHub
5 8 (3.07%) Google App Engine
5 8 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.68%) PaaS
7 5 (1.92%) IaaS
7 5 (1.92%) Office 365
8 4 (1.53%) Heroku
8 4 (1.53%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.15%) npm
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.38%) G Suite
11 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.20%) HTTP
2 12 (4.60%) Firewall
3 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 9 (3.45%) IPsec
4 9 (3.45%) SSL
5 8 (3.07%) DHCP
5 8 (3.07%) DNS
5 8 (3.07%) FTP
5 8 (3.07%) Internet
5 8 (3.07%) WAN
6 7 (2.68%) SDH
7 6 (2.30%) BGP
7 6 (2.30%) MPLS
7 6 (2.30%) OSPF
7 6 (2.30%) VPN
8 5 (1.92%) VoIP
9 4 (1.53%) Converged Networks
9 4 (1.53%) LAN
10 3 (1.15%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.68%) MySQL
4 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.53%) Power BI
6 4 (1.53%) Redis
7 3 (1.15%) Big Data
7 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.15%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.77%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.77%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.38%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 49 (18.77%) Git (software)
3 32 (12.26%) JIRA
4 28 (10.73%) JUnit
5 17 (6.51%) Subversion
6 15 (5.75%) Hudson
7 9 (3.45%) Maven
8 8 (3.07%) Travis CI
9 7 (2.68%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.30%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.30%) gulp
11 5 (1.92%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.92%) GoCD
11 5 (1.92%) Mockito
11 5 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.53%) GitLab
13 3 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (1.15%) Protractor
13 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (11.49%) Finance
2 16 (6.13%) Legal
3 13 (4.98%) Publishing
3 13 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.68%) Banking
5 6 (2.30%) Back Office
6 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Local Government
7 2 (0.77%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 82 (31.42%) Developer
2 27 (10.34%) Architect
3 23 (8.81%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.05%) Designer
5 20 (7.66%) Agile Developer
5 20 (7.66%) Delivery Manager
6 15 (5.75%) Analyst
6 15 (5.75%) Scala Developer
7 13 (4.98%) Content Designer
7 13 (4.98%) Senior Developer
7 13 (4.98%) Technical Architect
8 10 (3.83%) Ruby Developer
9 8 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.07%) Product Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 8 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.68%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 7 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (2.68%) Senior Architect
10 7 (2.68%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.88%) REST
2 26 (9.96%) Ruby on Rails
3 24 (9.20%) RESTful
3 24 (9.20%) Spring
4 23 (8.81%) JSON
5 21 (8.05%) HTML
6 20 (7.66%) Django
7 17 (6.51%) Guice
8 16 (6.13%) .NET
9 15 (5.75%) CSS
9 15 (5.75%) Play Framework
9 15 (5.75%) Spring MVC
10 10 (3.83%) Node.js
10 10 (3.83%) Servlets
11 9 (3.45%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.45%) Spring Boot
12 8 (3.07%) J2EE
12 8 (3.07%) Web Services
13 7 (2.68%) Java EE
14 6 (2.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.43%) User Experience
2 14 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.21%) NHS
4 8 (3.07%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.30%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.15%) Blog
8 3 (1.15%) Social Media
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.38%) PKI
10 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.77%) Linux
2 10 (3.83%) Unix
2 10 (3.83%) Windows
3 7 (2.68%) VMS
4 6 (2.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) AIX
7 2 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (52.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 54 (20.69%) TDD
4 53 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (14.94%) DevOps
5 39 (14.94%) Open Source
6 32 (12.26%) Project Management
7 31 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (11.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 29 (11.11%) Scrum
10 28 (10.73%) Configuration Management
11 22 (8.43%) Microservices
12 21 (8.05%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (7.66%) Kanban
14 19 (7.28%) Decision-Making
14 19 (7.28%) Pair Programming
15 18 (6.90%) BDD
15 18 (6.90%) Front End Development
16 17 (6.51%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.29%) Java
2 51 (19.54%) JavaScript
3 49 (18.77%) Ruby
4 26 (9.96%) Python
5 23 (8.81%) Java 8
6 17 (6.51%) Scala
7 15 (5.75%) SQL
8 8 (3.07%) Perl
9 6 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.30%) C#
9 6 (2.30%) PHP
10 4 (1.53%) ES6
10 4 (1.53%) R
10 4 (1.53%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) Go
11 3 (1.15%) JPQL
11 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.77%) Groovy
12 2 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 135 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 42 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.56%) DBS Check
4 26 (9.96%) BC Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) CTC Cleared
6 9 (3.45%) CCNP
6 9 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.68%) CCDP
7 7 (2.68%) CCIE
7 7 (2.68%) CCNA
8 6 (2.30%) CCDA
9 3 (1.15%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.15%) Degree
9 3 (1.15%) GPEN
9 3 (1.15%) GWAPT
9 3 (1.15%) GXPN
9 3 (1.15%) OSCP
10 2 (0.77%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (0.77%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (1.53%) PMO
4 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (1.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (12.26%) Docker
2 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.07%) Xen
3 6 (2.30%) IAG
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (8.05%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.51%) Ansible
3 15 (5.75%) Puppet
3 15 (5.75%) Terraform
4 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.92%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.15%) Kibana
6 3 (1.15%) logstash
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.77%) Nagios
7 2 (0.77%) RANCID
8 1 (0.38%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.38%) Cacti
8 1 (0.38%) Icinga
8 1 (0.38%) Istio
8 1 (0.38%) Mesos
8 1 (0.38%) OpenView
8 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (9.58%) Google
2 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.83%) Atlassian
3 10 (3.83%) SAP
4 9 (3.45%) Cisco
4 9 (3.45%) Oracle
5 8 (3.07%) VMware
6 5 (1.92%) SaltStack
7 4 (1.53%) Tableau
8 3 (1.15%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.15%) IBM
8 3 (1.15%) Juniper
8 3 (1.15%) Splunk
9 2 (0.77%) Amdocs
9 2 (0.77%) Arista
9 2 (0.77%) Cognos
9 2 (0.77%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.77%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.38%) SevOne