Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 300 225
Rank change year-on-year +24 -75 +84
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 69 83 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.50% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.21% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 43
South East median daily rate £463 £431 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +17.35% -5.16%
10th Percentile £296 £252 £215
90th Percentile £685 £500 £542
England median daily rate £500 £450 £432
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.17% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 9
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £37.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.46% +7.86% -1.92%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £59.00 £45.29 £43.50
England median hourly rate £26.80 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -33.83% +15.71% +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 3,520 3,763 3,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.30% 22.54% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,000 2,067 2,153
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £249 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 212 236
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%
10th Percentile £12.78 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.00 £49.38
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

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 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South East

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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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +20 44 £425 +11.84% 2
Thames Valley +8 14 £575 +69.12% 5
Berkshire -12 13 £625 +83.82% 2
West Sussex +11 7 £425 -4.64%
Surrey +22 2 £500 +11.11% 4
Kent - 2 £488 -
Oxfordshire +35 1 £150 - 2
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 45 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (14.49%) Windows
5 10 (14.49%) Public Sector
6 9 (13.04%) Migration
7 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 8 (11.59%) SQL
7 8 (11.59%) JSON
7 8 (11.59%) QA
8 7 (10.14%) C
8 7 (10.14%) Oracle
8 7 (10.14%) Change Management
8 7 (10.14%) Service Management
8 7 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (8.70%) Scrum
9 6 (8.70%) Internet
9 6 (8.70%) MPLS
9 6 (8.70%) Java
9 6 (8.70%) .NET
9 6 (8.70%) ADSL
9 6 (8.70%) WAN
9 6 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 6 (8.70%) Selenium
9 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
9 6 (8.70%) Azure
9 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.25%) REST

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 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) lighttpd
3 1 (1.45%) nginx
3 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Azure
2 5 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.90%) Azure Functions
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.90%) Serverless
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.45%) Apigee
4 1 (1.45%) AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.45%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.45%) Route 53
4 1 (1.45%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) ADSL
1 6 (8.70%) Ethernet
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
1 6 (8.70%) MPLS
1 6 (8.70%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) BGP
2 5 (7.25%) DNS
2 5 (7.25%) DSL
2 5 (7.25%) EIGRP
2 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) IPsec
2 5 (7.25%) LAN
2 5 (7.25%) OSPF
2 5 (7.25%) PPP
2 5 (7.25%) RIP
2 5 (7.25%) SNMP
2 5 (7.25%) TACACS
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.25%) VoIP
2 5 (7.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Redis
3 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Power BI
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Selenium
2 5 (7.25%) JUnit
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.80%) MSI
3 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.35%) RSpec
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.45%) JMeter
6 1 (1.45%) Mocha
6 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.49%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.25%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.90%) Games
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Avionics
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Developer
2 8 (11.59%) Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) IP Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Azure Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) JSON
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 5 (7.25%) REST
3 5 (7.25%) XML
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) Ajax
5 3 (4.35%) Kendo UI
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) Chai
6 1 (1.45%) Express
6 1 (1.45%) hapi
6 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.45%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.45%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.45%) Spring
6 1 (1.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
1 4 (5.80%) PKI
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Unix
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) Migration
3 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.14%) Change Management
4 7 (10.14%) Service Management
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum
5 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.25%) Communications Security
6 5 (7.25%) CRM
6 5 (7.25%) Process Management
6 5 (7.25%) Project Delivery
6 5 (7.25%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.25%) TDD
6 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.80%) Decision-Making
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
7 4 (5.80%) Service Design
7 4 (5.80%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) C
3 6 (8.70%) Java
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.80%) C#
5 4 (5.80%) Python
5 4 (5.80%) Scala
6 3 (4.35%) Go
6 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) XPath
8 1 (1.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) BC Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) CCDP
4 5 (7.25%) CCIP
4 5 (7.25%) CCNA
4 5 (7.25%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 7 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.90%) PMO
3 2 (2.90%) WCAG
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.45%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.45%) MISRA
4 1 (1.45%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Docker
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) KVM
3 1 (1.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (7.25%) Cisco
3 5 (7.25%) Juniper
4 3 (4.35%) Telerik
4 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) BT
6 1 (1.45%) Northgate
6 1 (1.45%) Openreach
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.45%) webMethods