Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 2019 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 270 245
Rank change year-on-year -12 -25 +48
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 62 109 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 2.99% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 40
South East median daily rate £431 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £265 £311 £197
90th Percentile £545 £541 £555
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 4
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.21% +40.74% -66.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £59.25 £70.30 £48.03
England median hourly rate £22.80 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.49% +19.50% +25.00%

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 3,405 3,642 3,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.20% 22.23% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,897 2,018 2,146
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £240 £213
90th Percentile £588 £576 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 194 220
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £39.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% +58.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £15.13 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £54.02 £48.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £25.06
% change year-on-year +42.86% -2.23% +0.24%

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 11 November 2019.

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

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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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 2019. 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 +22 38 £400 +6.67% 3
Thames Valley +18 14 £463 +15.63% 2
Berkshire -1 11 £506 +27.76% 1
West Sussex -18 6 £520 +35.06%
Surrey +31 4 £463 +2.89% 2
Oxfordshire +30 3 £200 -55.56%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (22.58%) Windows
5 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.52%) Migration
6 9 (14.52%) Degree
6 9 (14.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 8 (12.90%) SQL
8 7 (11.29%) C
8 7 (11.29%) Public Sector
9 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (9.68%) Azure
9 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.06%) Change Management
10 5 (8.06%) Firewall
10 5 (8.06%) IPsec
10 5 (8.06%) OSPF
10 5 (8.06%) Cisco
10 5 (8.06%) VPN
10 5 (8.06%) DNS
10 5 (8.06%) WAN
10 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
10 5 (8.06%) JSON

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 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.84%) Office 365
4 2 (3.23%) AWS
4 2 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.61%) Apigee
5 1 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.61%) GCP
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.61%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
5 1 (1.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
1 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
1 5 (8.06%) Firewall
1 5 (8.06%) IPsec
1 5 (8.06%) Network Security
1 5 (8.06%) OSPF
1 5 (8.06%) VPN
1 5 (8.06%) WAN
2 4 (6.45%) ADSL
2 4 (6.45%) BGP
2 4 (6.45%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 4 (6.45%) MPLS
2 4 (6.45%) SNMP
3 3 (4.84%) DSL
3 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
3 3 (4.84%) PPP
3 3 (4.84%) RIP
3 3 (4.84%) TACACS
3 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) Power BI
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.61%) HBase
3 1 (1.61%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) JUnit
3 2 (3.23%) MSI
3 2 (3.23%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.61%) CocoaPods
4 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) RSpec
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Military
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) Local Government
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Architect
2 8 (12.90%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) IP Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Database Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Security Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Server Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) JSON
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) REST
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) HTML5
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (1.61%) Ajax
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) EJB
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.61%) J2SE
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.61%) Velocity
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) XSD
5 1 (1.61%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
3 4 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.52%) Migration
3 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 5 (8.06%) Change Management
4 5 (8.06%) Information Security
4 5 (8.06%) Scrum
5 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (6.45%) CRM
5 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.84%) ERP
6 3 (4.84%) Process Management
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.84%) UML
6 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) C
3 3 (4.84%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.84%) MATLAB
3 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.84%) Scala
4 2 (3.23%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.61%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
5 1 (1.61%) XPath
5 1 (1.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) BC Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) CCNA
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) CCDP
5 3 (4.84%) CCIP
5 3 (4.84%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (8.06%) QA
3 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.23%) SLA
5 1 (1.61%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) HDFS
2 1 (1.61%) vCloud
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Ansible
1 1 (1.61%) Nagios
1 1 (1.61%) Netcool
1 1 (1.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.61%) Terraform
1 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) Juniper
4 3 (4.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (4.84%) IBM
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) webMethods
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe
6 1 (1.61%) BEA
6 1 (1.61%) BT
6 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Huawei
6 1 (1.61%) Qualys
6 1 (1.61%) Remedy
6 1 (1.61%) Telerik
6 1 (1.61%) TIBCO