Period
to 11 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 406 451
Rank change year-on-year +132 +45 -40
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 98 182 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 2.91% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 130 127
Median daily rate £500 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £343 £400 £363
90th Percentile £659 £671 £580
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.05 - -
England median hourly rate £30.05 £29.61 £40.50
% change year-on-year +1.50% -26.90% +15.71%

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 3,158 6,254 7,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.90% 15.67% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,970 4,069 4,887
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 113 212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £19.99 £12.65 £14.03
90th Percentile £48.66 £61.00 £48.66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £23.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +52.46% -20.69%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +113 16 £553 +7.80%
South London +49 4 £438 +4.17%
East London +41 2 £613 +44.29%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 58 (59.18%) Security Cleared
2 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (31.63%) Public Sector
4 27 (27.55%) Azure
5 26 (26.53%) DBS Check
6 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
7 23 (23.47%) Java
8 18 (18.37%) AWS
8 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
9 16 (16.33%) Git (software)
9 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
10 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (13.27%) TDD
12 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.24%) Microservices
13 11 (11.22%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (11.22%) Python
14 10 (10.20%) Unix
14 10 (10.20%) Linux
14 10 (10.20%) Kubernetes
15 9 (9.18%) DevOps
15 9 (9.18%) User Experience
15 9 (9.18%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
15 9 (9.18%) Mac OS X
15 9 (9.18%) Project Management
15 9 (9.18%) Validation
15 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (9.18%) HTML
15 9 (9.18%) Web Design

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 (3.06%) Confluence
1 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.04%) WildFly
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.02%) SAS
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) LibreOffice
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.55%) Azure
2 18 (18.37%) AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Office 365
4 4 (4.08%) G Suite
4 4 (4.08%) PaaS
5 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.06%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon Neptune
6 2 (2.04%) GCP
6 2 (2.04%) Google Drive
6 2 (2.04%) Kong
6 2 (2.04%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.02%) GitHub
7 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.02%) Google Docs
7 1 (1.02%) Lucidchart
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (4.08%) WAN
3 3 (3.06%) BGP
3 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) HTTP
3 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 3 (3.06%) LAN
3 3 (3.06%) MPLS
3 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.04%) VPN
4 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.02%) Converged Networks
5 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.02%) Intranet
5 1 (1.02%) OSPF
5 1 (1.02%) SAN
5 1 (1.02%) SNMP
5 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.08%) Big Data
3 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.06%) FileMaker
4 3 (3.06%) MySQL
4 3 (3.06%) Power BI
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.02%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.02%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.02%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.12%) gulp
4 5 (5.10%) Subversion
5 4 (4.08%) Grunt
5 4 (4.08%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.08%) JMeter
5 4 (4.08%) Mocha
5 4 (4.08%) Mockito
6 3 (3.06%) GitLab
6 3 (3.06%) JIRA
6 3 (3.06%) REST Assured
6 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.04%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.04%) Gatling
7 2 (2.04%) Maven
7 2 (2.04%) Selenium
7 2 (2.04%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.02%) Gerrit
General
1 31 (31.63%) Public Sector
2 6 (6.12%) Law
3 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Local Government
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Fire and Rescue
5 3 (3.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Developer
2 16 (16.33%) Architect
3 10 (10.20%) Analyst
3 10 (10.20%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.12%) Python Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Technical Business Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.10%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Business Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Tester
8 3 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) HTML
2 8 (8.16%) CSS
3 7 (7.14%) Node.js
4 6 (6.12%) JAX-RS
5 5 (5.10%) Django
5 5 (5.10%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (4.08%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.08%) HTML5
6 4 (4.08%) jQuery
6 4 (4.08%) Kafka
6 4 (4.08%) Mustache
6 4 (4.08%) Sass
7 3 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.06%) Dropwizard
7 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.06%) JMS
7 3 (3.06%) React
7 3 (3.06%) RESTEasy
7 3 (3.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) User Experience
3 7 (7.14%) Taxonomies
4 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.04%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Linux
1 10 (10.20%) Unix
2 9 (9.18%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.02%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
3 13 (13.27%) TDD
4 12 (12.24%) Microservices
5 11 (11.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (9.18%) DevOps
6 9 (9.18%) Project Management
6 9 (9.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.18%) Validation
6 9 (9.18%) Web Design
7 8 (8.16%) Asset Management
7 8 (8.16%) Open Source
7 8 (8.16%) Web Development
8 7 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
8 7 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.14%) Information Management
8 7 (7.14%) Migration
8 7 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) Java
2 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.22%) Python
4 7 (7.14%) Java 8
4 7 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (3.06%) C#
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) COBOL
7 1 (1.02%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (59.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (26.53%) DBS Check
3 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.12%) BC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) CCDP
5 4 (4.08%) CCIE
5 4 (4.08%) CCNA
5 4 (4.08%) CCNP
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) CCDA
7 2 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.08%) WCAG
2 3 (3.06%) NCSC
2 3 (3.06%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.02%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.12%) Terraform
3 4 (4.08%) Kibana
3 4 (4.08%) logstash
3 4 (4.08%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.04%) Ansible
4 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.04%) Puppet
4 2 (2.04%) Salt
5 1 (1.02%) Cacti
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.02%) Icinga
5 1 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (1.02%) OpenView
5 1 (1.02%) RANCID
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Google
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco
5 3 (3.06%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.04%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.04%) F5
6 2 (2.04%) Workday
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.02%) HP
7 1 (1.02%) ICL
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.02%) Qualys
7 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.02%) SevOne
7 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds