Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 December 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 100 109
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.28% 0.65% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 4.52% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +20.00% -27.27%
South East median daily rate £400 £340 £416
% change year-on-year +17.65% -18.32% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% -68.97% +10.49%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 117 177 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.75% 14.48% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 142 126
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.73%
10th Percentile £185 £210 £189
90th Percentile £600 £538 £531
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £21.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.71% -33.47%
10th Percentile £15.63 £16.56 £17.05
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.80 £38.90
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.30% -8.65% -11.00%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Oxfordshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Oxfordshire

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Banbury - 1 £450 - 1
BPSS Clearance
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
2 1 (33.33%) Icinga
2 1 (33.33%) InfluxDB
2 1 (33.33%) scikit-learn
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Grafana
2 1 (33.33%) Prometheus
2 1 (33.33%) Data Science

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) InfluxDB
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) scikit-learn
1 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Science
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Grafana
1 1 (33.33%) Icinga
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware