Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 423 281 430
Rank change year-on-year -142 +149 +46
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 148 87 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.63% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 3.13% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 64 117
10th Percentile £350 £363 £350
25th Percentile £413 £444 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +5.13%
75th Percentile £575 £625 £575
90th Percentile £690 £650 £663
England median daily rate £500 £500 £499
% change year-on-year - +0.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.19 - -
England median hourly rate £48.58 £23.43 £25.96
% change year-on-year +107.34% -9.75% -37.93%

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 5,471 2,778 5,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.31% 19.96% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,641 1,999 4,108
10th Percentile £350 £315 £308
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.71% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 30 96
10th Percentile £14.95 £17.69 £12.75
25th Percentile £20.27 £26.06 £19.81
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +30.09% +31.40%
75th Percentile £51.88 £44.88 £48.94
90th Percentile £60.28 £53.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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
South London +3 5 - -
Central London -64 5 £473 -14.09% 4
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 75 (50.68%) Security Cleared
2 52 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (24.32%) Public Sector
5 26 (17.57%) Social Skills
6 25 (16.89%) Azure
7 20 (13.51%) AWS
8 19 (12.84%) Service Design
9 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (12.16%) Project Delivery
10 16 (10.81%) Disclosure Scotland
10 16 (10.81%) ITIL
10 16 (10.81%) Python
10 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (10.81%) JIRA
11 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
12 14 (9.46%) SQL
12 14 (9.46%) DevOps
13 13 (8.78%) User Stories
13 13 (8.78%) Confluence
14 12 (8.11%) Finance
14 12 (8.11%) Project Management
14 12 (8.11%) Scrum
14 12 (8.11%) Power Platform
15 11 (7.43%) QA
16 10 (6.76%) Migration
16 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
16 10 (6.76%) Visualisation
16 10 (6.76%) REST
16 10 (6.76%) Terraform

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 13 (8.78%) Confluence
2 5 (3.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.35%) Apache
3 2 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.35%) Drupal
3 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) nginx
4 1 (0.68%) Traefik
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.73%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.68%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.68%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.89%) Azure
2 20 (13.51%) AWS
3 12 (8.11%) Power Platform
4 9 (6.08%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (4.05%) GCP
6 4 (2.70%) Serverless
7 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.03%) GitHub
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.35%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.35%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.35%) Collibra
8 2 (1.35%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.68%) Azure Event Grid
9 1 (0.68%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.68%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.05%) LAN
3 4 (2.70%) DNS
3 4 (2.70%) VPN
3 4 (2.70%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) BGP
4 2 (1.35%) DHCP
4 2 (1.35%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.35%) Firewall
4 2 (1.35%) OSPF
5 1 (0.68%) ADSL
5 1 (0.68%) Broadband
5 1 (0.68%) DSL
5 1 (0.68%) HTTP
5 1 (0.68%) RIP
5 1 (0.68%) SMTP
5 1 (0.68%) TACACS
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) Power BI
2 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.70%) Big Data
5 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.03%) Metadata
5 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.35%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.68%) DataStage
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.68%) QlikView
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.70%) Selenium
3 3 (2.03%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.35%) Chocolatey
4 2 (1.35%) Gatling
4 2 (1.35%) JMeter
4 2 (1.35%) Mocha
4 2 (1.35%) Postman
4 2 (1.35%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.68%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) GoCD
5 1 (0.68%) gulp
5 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.68%) Maven
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) Yeoman
General
1 36 (24.32%) Public Sector
2 26 (17.57%) Social Skills
3 12 (8.11%) Finance
4 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.41%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (2.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Police
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Military
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (14.86%) Analyst
2 13 (8.78%) Developer
3 12 (8.11%) Architect
3 12 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.76%) Designer
5 9 (6.08%) Data Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) Consultant
7 6 (4.05%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Transition Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Help Desk Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Tester
9 3 (2.03%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.03%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.03%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) REST
2 6 (4.05%) Node.js
3 5 (3.38%) HTML
3 5 (3.38%) Web Services
4 4 (2.70%) CSS
5 3 (2.03%) JSON
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.03%) React
5 3 (2.03%) SOAP
6 2 (1.35%) .NET
6 2 (1.35%) HTML5
6 2 (1.35%) Jest
6 2 (1.35%) jQuery
6 2 (1.35%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.35%) Redux
6 2 (1.35%) RESTful
6 2 (1.35%) Shiny
6 2 (1.35%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) cloud-init
7 1 (0.68%) NgRx
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.38%) User Experience
2 5 (3.38%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.03%) CCTV
3 3 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.03%) NHS
3 3 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.35%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) Blog
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Linux
2 4 (2.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.35%) CentOS
3 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.84%) Service Design
3 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (12.16%) Project Delivery
4 16 (10.81%) ITIL
4 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.46%) DevOps
6 13 (8.78%) User Stories
7 12 (8.11%) Project Management
7 12 (8.11%) Scrum
8 10 (6.76%) Migration
8 10 (6.76%) Prototyping
8 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.76%) Visualisation
9 9 (6.08%) Analytics
9 9 (6.08%) Data Engineering
9 9 (6.08%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.81%) Python
2 14 (9.46%) SQL
3 9 (6.08%) Java
4 5 (3.38%) C#
4 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.38%) R
5 4 (2.70%) Ruby
6 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.35%) Scala
7 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.68%) Go
8 1 (0.68%) Java 11
8 1 (0.68%) Java 8
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (50.68%) Security Cleared
2 52 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) DBS Check
4 6 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) CISSP
6 3 (2.03%) Degree
7 2 (1.35%) CCNA
7 2 (1.35%) CCNP
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.35%) CISM
7 2 (1.35%) CRISC
7 2 (1.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) CCDA
8 1 (0.68%) CCIP
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (7.43%) QA
3 7 (4.73%) Accessibility
4 6 (4.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.70%) COBIT
5 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.68%) GRC
7 1 (0.68%) HL7
7 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.68%) NCSC
7 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.68%) PMO
7 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Docker
2 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) Terraform
2 5 (3.38%) Ansible
3 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.03%) Istio
4 3 (2.03%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.35%) Puppet
5 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Consul
6 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.68%) Graphite
6 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.68%) linkerd
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) Packer
6 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) Databricks
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.38%) webMethods
4 4 (2.70%) Cisco
4 4 (2.70%) Dell
4 4 (2.70%) VMware
5 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.03%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.03%) Google
5 3 (2.03%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.03%) Juniper
5 3 (2.03%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.03%) Splunk
6 2 (1.35%) Talend
7 1 (0.68%) Ciena
7 1 (0.68%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.68%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds