Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 230 296
Rank change year-on-year -58 +66 +62
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 88 144 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.88% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 3.82% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 45
South East median daily rate £425 £351 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.00% -14.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £261 £170 £250
90th Percentile £494 £500 £546
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -11.81% +60.77%
10th Percentile £15.05 £12.75 £21.25
90th Percentile £66.90 £47.50 £59.52
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -28.88%

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 3,680 3,773 4,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.25% 23.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,033 2,138 2,820
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 210 199
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £20.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.77% -11.70% -2.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

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 21 September 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

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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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Thames Valley +13 24 £358 +55.43% 5
West Sussex +12 23 £385 -9.41% 2
Surrey -12 19 £450 -10.89%
Berkshire +4 18 £340 +100.00% 4
Hampshire -104 18 £375 +6.38% 1
Oxfordshire +11 4 £450 +95.65% 1
East Sussex -1 4 £479 +6.39% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £525 +101.92%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.50%) Java
4 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 26 (29.55%) Linux
6 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
7 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 23 (26.14%) Test Automation
8 23 (26.14%) TDD
9 22 (25.00%) Spring
9 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 22 (25.00%) Open Source
9 22 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (23.86%) Scala
10 21 (23.86%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (22.73%) JIRA
12 19 (21.59%) Kanban
12 19 (21.59%) Scrum
13 18 (20.45%) RESTful
13 18 (20.45%) Confluence
14 17 (19.32%) MVC
15 16 (18.18%) Relational Database
16 15 (17.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 15 (17.05%) jQuery
17 14 (15.91%) Google
17 14 (15.91%) HTML
17 14 (15.91%) Analytics
18 13 (14.77%) REST
18 13 (14.77%) Docker
18 13 (14.77%) JUnit

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 18 (20.45%) Confluence
2 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
3 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) HTTP
2 8 (9.09%) Internet
3 5 (5.68%) MVNO
4 3 (3.41%) BGP
4 3 (3.41%) EIGRP
4 3 (3.41%) Firewall
4 3 (3.41%) Kerberos
4 3 (3.41%) LAN
4 3 (3.41%) MPLS
4 3 (3.41%) OSPF
4 3 (3.41%) RIP
4 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 3 (3.41%) WAN
5 2 (2.27%) DWDM
5 2 (2.27%) SDH
5 2 (2.27%) VPLS
6 1 (1.14%) LTE
6 1 (1.14%) NAS
6 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 11 (12.50%) Big Data
2 11 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (22.73%) JIRA
4 13 (14.77%) JUnit
5 12 (13.64%) Hudson
5 12 (13.64%) Subversion
6 8 (9.09%) Selenium
7 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.27%) Maven
9 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.14%) RSpec
10 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.27%) Billing
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Developer
2 15 (17.05%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Agile Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Scala Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Architect
6 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Designer
7 4 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.41%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.00%) Spring
2 18 (20.45%) RESTful
3 15 (17.05%) jQuery
4 14 (15.91%) HTML
5 13 (14.77%) JSON
5 13 (14.77%) REST
6 12 (13.64%) Django
6 12 (13.64%) Guice
6 12 (13.64%) Play Framework
6 12 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 12 (13.64%) Spring MVC
7 10 (11.36%) Apache Camel
7 10 (11.36%) Kafka
8 8 (9.09%) Spring Boot
8 8 (9.09%) Web Services
9 6 (6.82%) .NET
9 6 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.82%) Gherkin
9 6 (6.82%) React
10 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.68%) User Experience
3 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Linux
2 13 (14.77%) Windows
3 6 (6.82%) Unix
4 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.27%) AIX
5 2 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.14%) TDD
2 23 (26.14%) Test Automation
3 22 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (25.00%) Open Source
4 21 (23.86%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (21.59%) Kanban
5 19 (21.59%) Scrum
6 17 (19.32%) MVC
7 15 (17.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 14 (15.91%) Analytics
9 13 (14.77%) Configuration Management
10 12 (13.64%) BDD
10 12 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (13.64%) Data Analytics
10 12 (13.64%) Functional Programming
10 12 (13.64%) OWASP
10 12 (13.64%) Pair Programming
10 12 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (13.64%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) Java
2 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 21 (23.86%) Scala
4 13 (14.77%) Ruby
5 7 (7.95%) C#
5 7 (7.95%) SQL
6 6 (6.82%) Groovy
6 6 (6.82%) Python
7 4 (4.55%) Java 8
8 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.27%) C++
8 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.14%) C
9 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) BC Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) DBS Check
5 5 (5.68%) ISEB
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
6 4 (4.55%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.41%) CCNA
7 3 (3.41%) CCNP
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.27%) CCIP
8 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.27%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) QA
2 6 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.55%) SLA
4 2 (2.27%) PMO
5 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.14%) GDPR
5 1 (1.14%) MISRA
5 1 (1.14%) MISRA C
5 1 (1.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Docker
2 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) HDFS
4 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) Mesos
3 1 (1.14%) OVSD
3 1 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.14%) Terraform
3 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Google
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.95%) Capita
4 5 (5.68%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.68%) Cisco
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 4 (4.55%) Juniper
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (3.41%) Citrix
6 3 (3.41%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.27%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) McAfee
7 2 (2.27%) Nortel
7 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.27%) SAP
7 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.14%) Lumension