Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 217 331
Rank change year-on-year -78 +114 +9
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 92 146 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.92% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.56% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 28
South East median daily rate £448 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.80% -9.72% -26.90%
10th Percentile £300 £152 £250
90th Percentile £520 £600 £553
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 4
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £31.25 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.60% +14.68% +172.50%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.73 £21.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £41.13 £51.12
England median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +15.71% +23.89% +182.50%

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 3,807 4,102 5,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.81% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,082 2,343 3,157
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 268 202
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -12.62% +14.44%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £55.64
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 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
Hampshire -83 28 £413 +26.92% 1
West Sussex +18 21 £451 +4.21%
Thames Valley +3 20 £358 +43.00% 4
Surrey -7 20 £450 -16.28%
Berkshire -7 13 £340 +13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £525 - 2
East Sussex +2 3 £520 +15.56% 1
Oxfordshire -2 3 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 South East region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 49 (53.26%) Security Cleared
2 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 28 (30.43%) Java
5 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
6 20 (21.74%) Linux
6 20 (21.74%) Scrum
7 19 (20.65%) TDD
7 19 (20.65%) Jenkins
8 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 17 (18.48%) JIRA
10 16 (17.39%) jQuery
10 16 (17.39%) Spring
10 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
10 16 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (16.30%) RESTful
11 15 (16.30%) Scala
11 15 (16.30%) Open Source
11 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (16.30%) HTML
12 14 (15.22%) Windows
12 14 (15.22%) Analytics
12 14 (15.22%) User Stories
12 14 (15.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (14.13%) Kanban
14 12 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (13.04%) Data Analytics
14 12 (13.04%) Docker
14 12 (13.04%) BC Cleared
15 11 (11.96%) Hadoop

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 11 (11.96%) Confluence
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) Internet
2 5 (5.43%) HTTP
3 3 (3.26%) BGP
3 3 (3.26%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.26%) MPLS
3 3 (3.26%) OSPF
3 3 (3.26%) RIP
3 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.17%) IGMP
4 2 (2.17%) MVNO
4 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.09%) HSRP
5 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.09%) VPLS
5 1 (1.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) Big Data
1 11 (11.96%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) DB2
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.09%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (20.65%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.48%) JIRA
3 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.87%) Selenium
5 8 (8.70%) JUnit
5 8 (8.70%) Subversion
6 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.43%) Hudson
7 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.26%) Maven
8 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.17%) RSpec
9 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.09%) DbUnit
10 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.09%) HttpUnit
10 1 (1.09%) XMLUnit
General
1 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Games
4 2 (2.17%) Billing
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Developer
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Agile Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Scala Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Scrum Master
6 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.26%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) jQuery
1 16 (17.39%) Spring
2 15 (16.30%) HTML
2 15 (16.30%) RESTful
3 10 (10.87%) Apache Camel
3 10 (10.87%) Kafka
4 8 (8.70%) JSON
4 8 (8.70%) Spring Boot
4 8 (8.70%) Web Services
5 7 (7.61%) .NET
5 7 (7.61%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
6 6 (6.52%) React
6 6 (6.52%) REST
6 6 (6.52%) Spring MVC
7 5 (5.43%) CSS
7 5 (5.43%) Django
7 5 (5.43%) Play Framework
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (5.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.43%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) CMDB
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Unix
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) AIX
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.74%) Scrum
3 19 (20.65%) TDD
4 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.30%) Open Source
7 14 (15.22%) Analytics
7 14 (15.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 14 (15.22%) User Stories
8 13 (14.13%) Kanban
9 12 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (13.04%) Data Analytics
10 11 (11.96%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (11.96%) MVC
10 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.87%) Microservices
11 10 (10.87%) Threat Detection
12 9 (9.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Java
2 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.30%) Scala
4 11 (11.96%) SQL
5 7 (7.61%) C#
5 7 (7.61%) Python
6 6 (6.52%) Groovy
6 6 (6.52%) Ruby
7 5 (5.43%) C++
7 5 (5.43%) Java 8
8 3 (3.26%) C
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (53.26%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.04%) BC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) DBS Check
4 6 (6.52%) Degree
5 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.26%) CCNA
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.17%) CCNP
7 2 (2.17%) ISEB
7 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.09%) CCIP
8 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.09%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
2 7 (7.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.26%) SLA
4 2 (2.17%) PMO
4 2 (2.17%) WCAG
5 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Docker
2 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) HDFS
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.17%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.09%) Mesos
3 1 (1.09%) OVSD
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Cisco
2 8 (8.70%) Capita
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Atlassian
3 6 (6.52%) Google
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 6 (6.52%) VMware
4 4 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.35%) Citrix
4 4 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 2 (2.17%) Juniper
6 2 (2.17%) NetApp
6 2 (2.17%) QNX
6 2 (2.17%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.09%) Apple
7 1 (1.09%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.09%) Lumension
7 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.09%) Splunk