Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 309 366
Rank change year-on-year -65 +57 +44
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 89 120 251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 2.98% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 97 197
10th Percentile £374 £385 £425
25th Percentile £431 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £600 £535
Median % change year-on-year -18.75% +12.15% +8.91%
75th Percentile £566 £650 £600
90th Percentile £643 £675 £675
England median daily rate £495 £518 £500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +3.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £48.33 £30.05 -
Median % change year-on-year +60.82% - -
England median hourly rate £36.52 £30.05 £28.42
% change year-on-year +21.53% +5.74% -24.72%

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 4,220 4,026 6,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.68% 19.39% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 2,759 4,376
10th Percentile £335 £300 £305
25th Percentile £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £505
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -0.99% +1.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £656 £691
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.79% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 60 98
10th Percentile £16.21 £18.25 £15.00
25th Percentile £25.69 £21.64 £18.50
Median hourly rate £37.00 £34.34 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year +7.75% +8.15% +51.19%
75th Percentile £49.69 £47.83 £47.25
90th Percentile £59.83 £52.33 £53.75
England median hourly rate £39.50 £27.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year +41.12% -3.48% +28.89%

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 14 May 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
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 14 May 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
Central London +6 5 £488 -9.72% 3
South London +36 3 £475 +8.57%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 59 (66.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (38.20%) SC Cleared
3 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.35%) Social Skills
5 16 (17.98%) Azure
6 14 (15.73%) Public Sector
7 12 (13.48%) DevOps
7 12 (13.48%) Service Design
8 11 (12.36%) Analytics
9 9 (10.11%) REST
9 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (10.11%) Project Delivery
10 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
10 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
10 8 (8.99%) Visualisation
10 8 (8.99%) JIRA
11 7 (7.87%) Migration
11 7 (7.87%) Kubernetes
11 7 (7.87%) Power Platform
11 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (6.74%) Decision-Making
12 6 (6.74%) User Experience
12 6 (6.74%) Docker
12 6 (6.74%) Go
12 6 (6.74%) Requirements Gathering
12 6 (6.74%) Scrum
12 6 (6.74%) Finance
12 6 (6.74%) webMethods
12 6 (6.74%) SOA

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 3 (3.37%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Azure
2 7 (7.87%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.37%) AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.37%) Serverless
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.25%) IaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (2.25%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.25%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (1.12%) GCP
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Firewall
1 2 (2.25%) Network Security
1 2 (2.25%) VPN
1 2 (2.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) BGP
2 1 (1.12%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) MPLS
2 1 (1.12%) OSPF
2 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Power BI
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.25%) Tableau
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.12%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.12%) Data Vault
3 1 (1.12%) Delta Lake
3 1 (1.12%) DTS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.12%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 3 (3.37%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.37%) Cypress.io
5 2 (2.25%) JMeter
5 2 (2.25%) JUnit
5 2 (2.25%) Maven
5 2 (2.25%) Mockito
5 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.12%) Ant
6 1 (1.12%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.12%) Gradle
6 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.12%) Mocha
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.12%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 19 (21.35%) Social Skills
2 14 (15.73%) Public Sector
3 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.74%) Finance
5 3 (3.37%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (3.37%) Publishing
6 2 (2.25%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (1.12%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Developer
2 9 (10.11%) Architect
2 9 (10.11%) Designer
3 7 (7.87%) Content Designer
4 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Consultant
5 5 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Tester
6 4 (4.49%) User Researcher
7 3 (3.37%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.37%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (3.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Business Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) REST
2 5 (5.62%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) Django
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) HTML5
3 2 (2.25%) JAX-RS
3 2 (2.25%) JSON
3 2 (2.25%) SOAP
3 2 (2.25%) WebdriverIO
3 2 (2.25%) WireMock
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.12%) Flask
4 1 (1.12%) Jest
4 1 (1.12%) Jinja
4 1 (1.12%) OAuth
4 1 (1.12%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.12%) PySpark
4 1 (1.12%) Redux
4 1 (1.12%) Shiny
4 1 (1.12%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) User Experience
3 4 (4.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Blog
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.48%) DevOps
2 12 (13.48%) Service Design
3 11 (12.36%) Analytics
4 9 (10.11%) Project Delivery
4 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.99%) Visualisation
6 7 (7.87%) Migration
6 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.74%) Decision-Making
7 6 (6.74%) Requirements Gathering
7 6 (6.74%) Scrum
7 6 (6.74%) SOA
7 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.62%) Data Analytics
8 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Time Management
8 5 (5.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 5 (5.62%) Workflow
9 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) Go
2 5 (5.62%) Java
2 5 (5.62%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.37%) Python
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) Java 8
4 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (66.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (38.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) CCDA
4 1 (1.12%) CCDP
4 1 (1.12%) CCIE
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) CCNP
4 1 (1.12%) CISA
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.12%) VCAP
4 1 (1.12%) VCDX
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.49%) GDPR
3 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.37%) QA
4 2 (2.25%) NCSC
5 1 (1.12%) COBIT
5 1 (1.12%) PMO
5 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.49%) Ansible
2 4 (4.49%) Terraform
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) webMethods
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco
3 2 (2.25%) MuleSoft
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.12%) CA
4 1 (1.12%) Databricks
4 1 (1.12%) Dell
4 1 (1.12%) F5
4 1 (1.12%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.12%) Juniper
4 1 (1.12%) Pega
4 1 (1.12%) Radware
4 1 (1.12%) Reuters
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.12%) VMware