Period
to 15 December 2017

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 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 108 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 -6
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.65% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 1.66% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £250 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -27.27% +37.50%
10th Percentile £224 £250 £306
90th Percentile £400 £315 £359
South East median daily rate £340 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -18.32% +4.06% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £43.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year -68.97% +10.49% +3.61%

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 177 181 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.48% 14.29% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 126 212
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.73% -3.67%
10th Percentile £210 £189 £200
90th Percentile £538 £531 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £21.29 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.71% -33.47% +80.28%
10th Percentile £16.56 £17.05 £15.79
90th Percentile £36.80 £38.90 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -8.65% -11.00% +81.76%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Oxford +2 7 £300 +20.00%
BPSS Clearance
South East

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

1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Back Office
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
6 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines

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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSTest
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Compliance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) APMP
3 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter