Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 153 129
Rank change year-on-year -17 -24 +54
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 49 39 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.71% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.56% 3.81% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 87
North West median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +18.06%
10th Percentile £316 £275 £300
90th Percentile £544 £650 £600
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
North West median hourly rate £47.71 £13.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +267.00% -36.59% -
England median hourly rate £37.75 £20.17 £39.75
% change year-on-year +87.21% -49.27% +297.50%

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 1,074 1,024 1,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.44% 18.75% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 547 859
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.93%
10th Percentile £210 £248 £263
90th Percentile £575 £554 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 106 77
North West median hourly rate £32.82 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% -6.98% +24.64%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.17 £12.68
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £60.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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

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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 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the North West

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the North West over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 June 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
Lancashire +17 32 £474 -11.73% 2
Manchester -16 12 £406 -5.52% 3
Cheshire -23 3 £438 +34.62% 1
Cumbria 0 2 £463 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Asset Management
3 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
5 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) BMC
6 7 (14.29%) HTML
6 7 (14.29%) Java
6 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 7 (14.29%) Snow
6 7 (14.29%) AirWatch
6 7 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
7 6 (12.24%) Oracle
7 6 (12.24%) CSS
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL
7 6 (12.24%) Project Management
7 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
8 5 (10.20%) Finance
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
8 5 (10.20%) SOA
8 5 (10.20%) HP
8 5 (10.20%) SQL Server

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 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.16%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Mongoose
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MS Access
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) GitLab
4 2 (4.08%) gulp
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.04%) Ant
5 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.04%) CasperJS
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.04%) Gradle
5 1 (2.04%) Grunt
5 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.04%) NUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Selenium
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Junior
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.24%) CSS
3 5 (10.20%) Node.js
4 3 (6.12%) HTML5
4 3 (6.12%) JSON
4 3 (6.12%) Spring
5 2 (4.08%) CSS3
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.08%) Visualforce
5 2 (4.08%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) .NET
6 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.04%) JDBC
6 1 (2.04%) JSP
6 1 (2.04%) Middleware
6 1 (2.04%) Servlets
6 1 (2.04%) Swing
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Fintech
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) HPUX
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) SUSE
2 2 (4.08%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Asset Management
3 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.20%) SOA
6 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.16%) Conflict Management
7 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Microservices
7 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.16%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
1 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) VB
3 2 (4.08%) Apex Code
3 2 (4.08%) Python
3 2 (4.08%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) ABAP
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) COBOL
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Tcl
4 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) ISEB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.04%) CISMP
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) IISP
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 4 (8.16%) HP ALM
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
2 7 (14.29%) BMC
2 7 (14.29%) Snow
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) HP
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.04%) Sybase
7 1 (2.04%) Twitter