Period
to 15 December 2017

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 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
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 274 350
Rank change year-on-year -5 +76 -36
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 96 94 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.58% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 2.26% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 31
South East median daily rate £340 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.32% +4.06% +12.68%
10th Percentile £203 £250 £315
90th Percentile £537 £568 £531
England median daily rate £425 £420 £439
% change year-on-year +1.19% -4.27% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £43.50 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.97% +10.49% +3.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £26.55 £15.87
90th Percentile £35.63 £59.45 £55.18
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +5.00%

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 3746 4160 5214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.21% 25.51% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2133 2577 3120
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £255 £260
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 211 257
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% -11.00% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 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
Hampshire +37 59 £340 +1.49% 1
Thames Valley -35 20 £300 -28.57% 1
Berkshire -24 11 £400 -8.57% 1
West Sussex -6 10 £325 -33.33%
Oxfordshire +9 8 £300 +20.00%
Surrey -24 7 £535 +1.90%
Buckinghamshire -38 1 £260 -34.18%
BPSS Clearance
England

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 South East region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 70 (72.92%) Security Cleared
2 29 (30.21%) Motorola
3 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (27.08%) Project Management
5 24 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
6 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
7 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.54%) HP
8 13 (13.54%) Windows
8 13 (13.54%) ISTQB
8 13 (13.54%) Scrum
9 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 12 (12.50%) Test Management
9 12 (12.50%) ITIL
9 12 (12.50%) Java
9 12 (12.50%) Change Management
9 12 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
9 12 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
10 11 (11.46%) Linux
10 11 (11.46%) Degree
11 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.42%) SQL
11 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
11 10 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (9.38%) User Experience
12 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (9.38%) Service Management

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 6 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (2.08%) npm
2 2 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) LTE
2 8 (8.33%) 4G
3 7 (7.29%) MVNO
4 5 (5.21%) SAN
4 5 (5.21%) Wireless
5 4 (4.17%) ADSL
5 4 (4.17%) ATM
5 4 (4.17%) BGP
5 4 (4.17%) DSL
5 4 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 4 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 4 (4.17%) Firewall
5 4 (4.17%) Internet
5 4 (4.17%) LAN
5 4 (4.17%) MPLS
5 4 (4.17%) OSPF
5 4 (4.17%) RIP
5 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.17%) VPN
5 4 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) MS Access
3 1 (1.04%) OLAP
3 1 (1.04%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.29%) JIRA
3 6 (6.25%) Selenium
4 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.17%) Subversion
6 3 (3.13%) GDB
6 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.08%) webpack
8 1 (1.04%) Ant
8 1 (1.04%) Babel
8 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.04%) JUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Maven
8 1 (1.04%) MSTest
8 1 (1.04%) NuGet
8 1 (1.04%) NUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Billing
4 4 (4.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Project Manager
2 13 (13.54%) Analyst
3 11 (11.46%) Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Agile Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Architect
9 4 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (3.13%) Consultant
10 3 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
2 5 (5.21%) RESTful
2 5 (5.21%) Web Services
3 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.17%) REST
4 3 (3.13%) CSS
5 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.08%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) J2EE
5 2 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.08%) React
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.04%) Node.js
6 1 (1.04%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (1.04%) Sass
6 1 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.38%) User Experience
2 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.08%) CMDB
3 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.08%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) PKI
4 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 11 (11.46%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.17%) Unix
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.08%) HPUX
6 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.04%) AIX
7 1 (1.04%) VMS
7 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.08%) Project Management
3 24 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 13 (13.54%) Scrum
6 12 (12.50%) Change Management
6 12 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
6 12 (12.50%) ITIL
6 12 (12.50%) Test Management
7 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
8 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 9 (9.38%) Service Management
10 8 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.33%) Validation
11 7 (7.29%) Analytics
12 6 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) Java
2 10 (10.42%) SQL
3 5 (5.21%) C#
3 5 (5.21%) Groovy
3 5 (5.21%) Scala
4 4 (4.17%) C
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) VB
6 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.04%) ES6
7 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (72.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) ISTQB
3 12 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) Degree
5 6 (6.25%) ISEB
6 4 (4.17%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.17%) CCNA
6 4 (4.17%) CCNP
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.08%) HND
8 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.04%) APMP
9 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (7.29%) QA
3 4 (4.17%) PMO
4 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.08%) GDPR
4 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) Netcool
3 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) Motorola
2 13 (13.54%) HP
3 6 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 6 (6.25%) Cisco
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) EMC
5 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.13%) BMC
6 3 (3.13%) Brocade
6 3 (3.13%) F5
6 3 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.13%) Remedy
7 2 (2.08%) Avaya
7 2 (2.08%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.08%) Genesys
7 2 (2.08%) Verint
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) SAP