Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 260 253 301
Rank change year-on-year -7 +48 -3
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 57 126 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 3.35% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 65 48
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +13.24% -17.58%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £224
90th Percentile £538 £539 £535
England median daily rate £486 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.32% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 7
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £26.42 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +95.67% -65.98%
10th Percentile £14.50 £22.56 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £66.09 £47.70
England median hourly rate £21.15 £36.23 £32.50
% change year-on-year -41.61% +11.46% +13.04%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,812 3,757 3,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.34% 23.46% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 2,118 2,107
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.66% +0.55%
10th Percentile £230 £244 £222
90th Percentile £588 £588 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 204 192
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.24% +11.70%
10th Percentile £15.35 £12.12 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.25 £55.00 £49.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £23.75
% change year-on-year +21.89% +20.91% -8.65%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +19 24 £444 -1.39% 6
Hampshire +30 21 £400 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +5 21 £450 -5.26% 6
West Sussex -15 7 £479 +24.35%
Surrey +42 5 £387 -16.43% 1
Oxfordshire +26 3 £200 -55.56%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
3 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
4 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) Windows
6 12 (21.05%) SQL
7 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.54%) Migration
8 10 (17.54%) Cisco
8 10 (17.54%) Internet
8 10 (17.54%) MPLS
9 9 (15.79%) OSPF
9 9 (15.79%) CCNA
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (15.79%) C
9 9 (15.79%) WAN
9 9 (15.79%) VPN
9 9 (15.79%) BC Cleared
10 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
10 8 (14.04%) CCNP
10 8 (14.04%) BGP
10 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
10 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (14.04%) Azure
10 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.28%) SNMP
11 7 (12.28%) Juniper
11 7 (12.28%) DNS
11 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (12.28%) ADSL

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.75%) JBoss
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Azure
1 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.02%) AWS
3 3 (5.26%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Office 365
4 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.75%) GCP
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.75%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Internet
1 10 (17.54%) MPLS
2 9 (15.79%) OSPF
2 9 (15.79%) VPN
2 9 (15.79%) WAN
3 8 (14.04%) BGP
3 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
3 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.28%) ADSL
4 7 (12.28%) DNS
4 7 (12.28%) Firewall
4 7 (12.28%) SNMP
5 6 (10.53%) IPsec
5 6 (10.53%) LAN
5 6 (10.53%) Unified Communications
6 5 (8.77%) DSL
6 5 (8.77%) Network Security
6 5 (8.77%) RIP
6 5 (8.77%) VoIP
6 5 (8.77%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (5.26%) Power BI
2 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.51%) HDInsight
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) MOLAP
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) ROLAP
3 1 (1.75%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
1 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.51%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.51%) ClearQuest
3 2 (3.51%) JUnit
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) RSpec
4 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Military
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 3 (5.26%) IP Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Database Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Network Support
5 2 (3.51%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (3.51%) Scrum Master
5 2 (3.51%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Server Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) JSON
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) CSS
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) J2EE
2 3 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) HTML5
3 2 (3.51%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) Bulma
4 1 (1.75%) EJB
4 1 (1.75%) J2SE
4 1 (1.75%) Pandas
4 1 (1.75%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.75%) PyQt
4 1 (1.75%) React
4 1 (1.75%) Semantic UI
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.51%) Unix
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.54%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.28%) Change Management
3 7 (12.28%) Process Management
3 7 (12.28%) Scrum
3 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.77%) Communications Security
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 5 (8.77%) Project Delivery
5 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.26%) Change Control
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Network Management
7 3 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) C
3 4 (7.02%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) Scala
4 3 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.51%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) BC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) CCNA
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (14.04%) CCNP
5 7 (12.28%) Degree
6 6 (10.53%) CCIP
7 4 (7.02%) CCDP
8 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.51%) HNC
8 2 (3.51%) HND
9 1 (1.75%) APMP
9 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.75%) ISEB
9 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) SLA
4 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) PMO
4 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
4 1 (1.75%) HDFS
4 1 (1.75%) vCloud
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Ansible
1 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.75%) Nagios
1 1 (1.75%) Netcool
1 1 (1.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
1 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.75%) Terraform
1 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) Juniper
4 5 (8.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) EMC
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Nokia
6 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.51%) webMethods
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Meraki
7 1 (1.75%) Nortel
7 1 (1.75%) Openreach
7 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) Tableau
7 1 (1.75%) Vertica