Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 245 290
Rank change year-on-year -35 +45 +69
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 106 135 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.80% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 3.55% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 52
South East median daily rate £400 £353 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% -13.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £302 £200 £250
90th Percentile £545 £553 £573
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £13.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +277.78% -71.12% +89.39%
10th Percentile £24.95 £12.75 £31.38
90th Percentile £76.65 £48.03 £59.52
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -31.18%

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 3,702 3,803 4,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.41% 22.57% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,162 2,682
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £255
90th Percentile £579 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.24% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 219
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.97
90th Percentile £54.74 £50.00 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.69% +0.75% +10.87%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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
West Sussex +25 41 £385 +0.65%
Hampshire -99 24 £375 +15.38% 5
Thames Valley +15 23 £400 +53.85% 4
Berkshire -9 16 £396 +13.21% 3
Surrey -9 14 £450 -15.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 4 - - 1
East Sussex - 4 £438 -
Oxfordshire +10 3 £450 +80.00%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.74%) Security Cleared
3 37 (34.91%) Jenkins
4 36 (33.96%) Linux
4 36 (33.96%) Test Automation
5 35 (33.02%) TDD
6 33 (31.13%) Java
7 31 (29.25%) Scala
8 30 (28.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 27 (25.47%) JSON
9 27 (25.47%) Scrum
9 27 (25.47%) JavaScript
9 27 (25.47%) JUnit
10 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
10 26 (24.53%) Open Source
11 25 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (23.58%) JIRA
11 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (23.58%) Spring
12 24 (22.64%) RESTful
12 24 (22.64%) Confluence
13 23 (21.70%) Kanban
13 23 (21.70%) MVC
14 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
14 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
14 21 (19.81%) HTTP
14 21 (19.81%) Google
15 20 (18.87%) Ruby
16 19 (17.92%) Ruby on Rails
16 19 (17.92%) Subversion

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 24 (22.64%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon Glacier
3 3 (2.83%) GitHub
4 2 (1.89%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.81%) HTTP
2 6 (5.66%) MVNO
3 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.77%) Firewall
4 4 (3.77%) Internet
4 4 (3.77%) LAN
4 4 (3.77%) Network Security
4 4 (3.77%) VPN
4 4 (3.77%) WAN
5 3 (2.83%) BGP
5 3 (2.83%) DWDM
5 3 (2.83%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.83%) MPLS
5 3 (2.83%) OSPF
5 3 (2.83%) RIP
5 3 (2.83%) SAN
5 3 (2.83%) SDH
5 3 (2.83%) VPLS
6 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.66%) Big Data
2 6 (5.66%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (34.91%) Jenkins
2 27 (25.47%) JUnit
3 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
4 25 (23.58%) JIRA
5 19 (17.92%) Hudson
5 19 (17.92%) Subversion
6 15 (14.15%) Cucumber
7 13 (12.26%) Selenium
8 8 (7.55%) RSpec
8 8 (7.55%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.89%) CppUnit
11 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.94%) Ant
12 1 (0.94%) Gatling
12 1 (0.94%) Grunt
12 1 (0.94%) gulp
12 1 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.94%) Sublime Text
General
1 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.55%) Games
3 4 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 3 (2.83%) Publishing
5 2 (1.89%) Billing
5 2 (1.89%) Finance
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Developer
2 22 (20.75%) Agile Developer
3 19 (17.92%) Scala Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Architect
6 7 (6.60%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (2.83%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Content Designer
9 3 (2.83%) Designer
9 3 (2.83%) Developer in Test
9 3 (2.83%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) JSON
2 25 (23.58%) Spring
3 24 (22.64%) RESTful
4 19 (17.92%) Django
4 19 (17.92%) Guice
4 19 (17.92%) Play Framework
4 19 (17.92%) REST
4 19 (17.92%) Ruby on Rails
4 19 (17.92%) Spring MVC
5 7 (6.60%) jQuery
5 7 (6.60%) Web Services
6 6 (5.66%) Spring Boot
7 5 (4.72%) .NET
7 5 (4.72%) Apache Camel
7 5 (4.72%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.72%) HTML
7 5 (4.72%) Kafka
8 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.77%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.83%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.72%) User Experience
4 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.96%) Linux
2 13 (12.26%) Windows
3 11 (10.38%) Unix
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.89%) CentOS
5 2 (1.89%) Debian
5 2 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.96%) Test Automation
3 35 (33.02%) TDD
4 30 (28.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 27 (25.47%) Scrum
6 26 (24.53%) Open Source
7 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (21.70%) Kanban
8 23 (21.70%) MVC
9 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
10 19 (17.92%) BDD
10 19 (17.92%) Functional Programming
10 19 (17.92%) OWASP
10 19 (17.92%) Pair Programming
10 19 (17.92%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (17.92%) Web Design
11 13 (12.26%) Acceptance Criteria
11 13 (12.26%) User Stories
12 11 (10.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.13%) Java
2 31 (29.25%) Scala
3 27 (25.47%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.87%) Ruby
5 7 (6.60%) Java 8
5 7 (6.60%) SQL
6 6 (5.66%) C#
7 5 (4.72%) Groovy
7 5 (4.72%) Python
8 3 (2.83%) C
8 3 (2.83%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.94%) Haskell
10 1 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.94%) SOQL
10 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (37.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.32%) DBS Check
4 10 (9.43%) BC Cleared
5 4 (3.77%) Degree
6 3 (2.83%) CCIP
6 3 (2.83%) CCNA
6 3 (2.83%) CCNP
6 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.83%) ISEB
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (7.55%) QA
1 8 (7.55%) WCAG
2 3 (2.83%) MISRA
2 3 (2.83%) MISRA C
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) PMO
4 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
2 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) ArcSight ESM
1 3 (2.83%) Terraform
2 2 (1.89%) Grafana
2 2 (1.89%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) Ansible
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.94%) Icinga
3 1 (0.94%) Kibana
3 1 (0.94%) Nagios
3 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.94%) OVSD
3 1 (0.94%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.94%) SCCM
3 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Google
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) VMware
4 6 (5.66%) HP
5 5 (4.72%) Juniper
6 4 (3.77%) ArcSight
6 4 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco
7 3 (2.83%) Intel
7 3 (2.83%) McAfee
7 3 (2.83%) Nortel
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle
7 3 (2.83%) Workday
8 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.89%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.89%) Symantec
8 2 (1.89%) Talend
9 1 (0.94%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.94%) Lumension