Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 144 173
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -11
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 31 77 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 1.18% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 6.58% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 65 63
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.97% -12.60%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £305
90th Percentile £695 £675 £700
England median daily rate £425 £420 £437
% change year-on-year +1.19% -3.89% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £59.31 £38.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.99% +54.15% -42.57%
10th Percentile £15.11 £59.31 £27.64
90th Percentile £49.40 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +5.00%

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 985 1170 1668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.34% 17.93% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 697 949
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £253
90th Percentile £551 £600 £568
England median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 54 104
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £30.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -17.14% +56.73%
10th Percentile £13.64 £12.49 £14.71
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.35 £54.70
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +1 14 £400 -6.38%
Manchester +7 11 £400 -11.11%
Cheshire -15 3 £350 -30.00%
Merseyside +5 1 - - 3
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 11 (35.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (9.68%) Office 365
6 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (9.68%) AppSense
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
6 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (9.68%) SCCM
6 3 (9.68%) XenApp
6 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall

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 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DB2
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Gradle
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Domain Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Trainer
5 1 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Security Advisor
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
2 2 (6.45%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
3 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Content Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) ETL
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (6.45%) ECDL
6 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.23%) CIPD
6 1 (3.23%) CISM
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (9.68%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) AppSense
5 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Ariba
6 1 (3.23%) Curam
6 1 (3.23%) DataFlux
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Tableau