Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 173 136
Rank change year-on-year +5 -37 +55
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 45 34 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.59% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 3.22% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 90
North West median daily rate £475 £430 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £402 £272 £319
90th Percentile £550 £650 £640
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
North West median hourly rate £46.10 £22.64 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.58% +10.45% -41.34%
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -28.88%

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 1,087 1,057 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.65% 18.25% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 561 836
North West median daily rate £408 £408 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £205 £219 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 90 54
North West median hourly rate £32.42 £40.00 £35.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +12.79% +41.18%
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.34 £12.11
90th Percentile £64.70 £55.00 £53.35
England median hourly rate £24.08 £28.08 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.25% +10.12% +13.33%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +14 34 £488 +21.88% 1
Manchester -25 6 £475 +8.20%
Cheshire -12 3 - - 4
Cumbria -3 2 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Asset Management
2 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (24.44%) ServiceNow
3 8 (17.78%) AirWatch
3 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
3 8 (17.78%) Snow
3 8 (17.78%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (17.78%) BMC
3 8 (17.78%) Java
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
4 7 (15.56%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.33%) ITIL
5 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) JIRA
6 5 (11.11%) HTML
6 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 5 (11.11%) DBS Check
7 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (8.89%) Node.js
7 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (8.89%) Microservices
7 4 (8.89%) DevOps
7 4 (8.89%) GitLab

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 1 (2.22%) Confluence
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Route 53
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) GitLab
3 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) gulp
4 2 (4.44%) Maven
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
5 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) CasperJS
5 1 (2.22%) Gradle
5 1 (2.22%) Grunt
5 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Project Planner
6 2 (4.44%) QA Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
2 4 (8.89%) Spring
3 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
4 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) Visualforce
4 2 (4.44%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.22%) FreeMarker
5 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.22%) JDBC
5 1 (2.22%) JSP
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) Servlets
5 1 (2.22%) Swing
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Fintech
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) CentOS
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Asset Management
2 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.78%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (15.56%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) Microservices
6 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
6 4 (8.89%) Validation
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) ITSM
7 3 (6.67%) Kanban
7 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Apex Code
4 2 (4.44%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Java 8
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Terraform
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Grafana
3 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.22%) Packer
3 1 (2.22%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) ServiceNow
2 8 (17.78%) BMC
2 8 (17.78%) Snow
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Black Duck
4 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase