Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 154 142
Rank change year-on-year -16 -12 +25
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 29 61 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 1.04% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 5.52% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 72
North West median daily rate £381 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.74% +15.15% -17.50%
10th Percentile £274 £348 £300
90th Percentile £699 £675 £600
England median daily rate £430 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +0.47% +0.71% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
North West median hourly rate £58.00 £12.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% -71.76% -45.51%
10th Percentile £54.00 £11.00 £32.55
90th Percentile £62.00 £13.00 £50.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -35.29% +6.25%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 922 1,105 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.42% 18.83% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 667 849
North West median daily rate £414 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £625 £548
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 81 95
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% +39.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £15.96
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £50.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Manchester +23 12 £363 -14.71% 2
Lancashire -5 12 £500 +5.26%
Cheshire -13 3 £350 -46.15% 3
Merseyside +3 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (24.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
6 3 (10.34%) HPUX
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) Apache
6 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
6 3 (10.34%) MS Access
6 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (10.34%) FTP
6 3 (10.34%) VB
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
6 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
1 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.34%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Drupal
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Access
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
2 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Domain Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Junior
4 2 (6.90%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) HR Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Planner
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
2 2 (6.90%) Apache CXF
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Aurelia
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.45%) LESS
3 1 (3.45%) React
3 1 (3.45%) Sass
3 1 (3.45%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) HPUX
2 3 (10.34%) SUSE
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
3 3 (10.34%) Change Control
3 3 (10.34%) Conflict Management
3 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) SOA
3 3 (10.34%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
3 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Content Management
4 2 (6.90%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (6.90%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 3 (10.34%) VB
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) ABAP
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ECDL
5 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CIPD
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP ALM
2 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) DataFlux
5 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) VMware