Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 299 295
Rank change year-on-year +48 -4 +61
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 126 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 2.17% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 41
South East median daily rate £385 £340 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -17.58% +3.13%
10th Percentile £220 £224 £238
90th Percentile £539 £535 £550
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
South East median hourly rate £26.42 £13.50 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.67% -65.98% -19.42%
10th Percentile £22.56 £12.75 £24.83
90th Percentile £66.09 £47.70 £52.88
England median hourly rate £36.23 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year +11.46% +13.04% -35.39%

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 3,747 3,731 4,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.40% 22.49% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 2,097 2,469
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.61% +1.88%
10th Percentile £240 £221 £260
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 192 221
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +11.70% -36.11%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.53 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.13% -8.65% -3.70%

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 23 January 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

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
West Sussex +23 49 £385 +18.46%
Thames Valley +28 38 £450 +50.00% 2
Berkshire +22 32 £475 +18.75% 1
Hampshire -36 28 £360 +1.77% 7
Surrey -12 9 £463 -21.94% 1
Oxfordshire +24 3 £450 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +20 3 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.13%) Security Cleared
3 38 (30.16%) Test Automation
3 38 (30.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 37 (29.37%) Linux
5 36 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 33 (26.19%) Scala
6 33 (26.19%) JSON
6 33 (26.19%) TDD
7 30 (23.81%) JUnit
8 29 (23.02%) Java
9 28 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (21.43%) Scrum
11 24 (19.05%) Confluence
11 24 (19.05%) Spring
11 24 (19.05%) JIRA
12 23 (18.25%) Configuration Management
12 23 (18.25%) REST
12 23 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (18.25%) Git (software)
12 23 (18.25%) Open Source
12 23 (18.25%) Relational Database
12 23 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (17.46%) RESTful
13 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
13 22 (17.46%) HTTP
13 22 (17.46%) Ruby
13 22 (17.46%) Google
14 21 (16.67%) Kanban
14 21 (16.67%) MVC

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 (19.05%) Confluence
2 7 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.38%) Apache
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.59%) nginx
5 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) lighttpd
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.38%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.14%) PaaS
3 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.17%) IaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Amazon Glacier
5 3 (2.38%) GitHub
6 2 (1.59%) Office 365
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.79%) Boomi
7 1 (0.79%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.79%) SaaS
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Leonardo
7 1 (0.79%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) HTTP
2 7 (5.56%) MVNO
2 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.76%) DWDM
3 6 (4.76%) LAN
3 6 (4.76%) VPN
3 6 (4.76%) WAN
4 5 (3.97%) BGP
4 5 (3.97%) EIGRP
4 5 (3.97%) Firewall
4 5 (3.97%) Internet
4 5 (3.97%) MPLS
4 5 (3.97%) OSPF
4 5 (3.97%) RIP
4 5 (3.97%) SDH
5 4 (3.17%) Network Security
5 4 (3.17%) VPLS
6 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.17%) Big Data
2 4 (3.17%) MySQL
2 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) Parquet
5 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 30 (23.81%) JUnit
3 24 (19.05%) JIRA
4 23 (18.25%) Git (software)
5 20 (15.87%) Hudson
5 20 (15.87%) Subversion
6 15 (11.90%) Selenium
7 14 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 9 (7.14%) RSpec
8 9 (7.14%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.38%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.59%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.59%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.79%) Ant
11 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.79%) Xcode
General
1 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.14%) Games
2 9 (7.14%) Legal
2 9 (7.14%) Publishing
3 5 (3.97%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.38%) Billing
4 3 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Developer
2 25 (19.84%) Agile Developer
3 20 (15.87%) Scala Developer
4 11 (8.73%) Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Architect
5 10 (7.94%) Consultant
6 9 (7.14%) Content Designer
6 9 (7.14%) Designer
7 7 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Developer in Test
9 5 (3.97%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Test Automation Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Azure Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.19%) JSON
2 24 (19.05%) Spring
3 23 (18.25%) REST
4 22 (17.46%) RESTful
5 21 (16.67%) Play Framework
6 20 (15.87%) Django
6 20 (15.87%) Guice
6 20 (15.87%) Ruby on Rails
6 20 (15.87%) Spring MVC
7 7 (5.56%) .NET
8 3 (2.38%) J2EE
8 3 (2.38%) Regular Expression
8 3 (2.38%) SOAP
8 3 (2.38%) Web Services
8 3 (2.38%) XML
9 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (1.59%) React
10 1 (0.79%) scikit-learn
10 1 (0.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) User Experience
2 6 (4.76%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.37%) Linux
2 13 (10.32%) Unix
2 13 (10.32%) Windows
3 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.59%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 38 (30.16%) Test Automation
3 33 (26.19%) TDD
4 28 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (21.43%) Scrum
6 23 (18.25%) Configuration Management
6 23 (18.25%) Open Source
6 23 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (16.67%) Kanban
7 21 (16.67%) MVC
8 20 (15.87%) BDD
8 20 (15.87%) Functional Programming
8 20 (15.87%) OWASP
8 20 (15.87%) Pair Programming
8 20 (15.87%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (15.87%) Web Design
9 19 (15.08%) DevOps
10 14 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
11 13 (10.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) Scala
2 29 (23.02%) Java
3 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (17.46%) Ruby
4 7 (5.56%) SQL
5 5 (3.97%) Python
6 3 (2.38%) C
6 3 (2.38%) C#
6 3 (2.38%) C++
6 3 (2.38%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.38%) Java 8
7 2 (1.59%) Groovy
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) Haskell
8 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) SOQL
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (34.13%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.73%) DBS Check
4 8 (6.35%) BC Cleared
5 5 (3.97%) CCIP
5 5 (3.97%) CCNA
5 5 (3.97%) CCNP
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.17%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.38%) ISEB
7 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.59%) Degree
9 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) WCAG
2 7 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.97%) QA
4 4 (3.17%) SLA
5 3 (2.38%) GDPR
5 3 (2.38%) MISRA
5 3 (2.38%) MISRA C
6 2 (1.59%) PMO
7 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.17%) Docker
3 2 (1.59%) HDFS
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) ArcSight ESM
1 3 (2.38%) HP ALM
1 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.38%) Terraform
2 2 (1.59%) Grafana
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.79%) Icinga
3 1 (0.79%) Kibana
3 1 (0.79%) Nagios
3 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Google
2 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.76%) Cisco
3 6 (4.76%) HP
3 6 (4.76%) Juniper
3 6 (4.76%) VMware
4 5 (3.97%) Nortel
5 3 (2.38%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.38%) Intel
5 3 (2.38%) Workday
6 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.59%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.59%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) McAfee
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle
6 2 (1.59%) Symantec
6 2 (1.59%) Talend
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) webMethods