Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 293 311
Rank change year-on-year +146 +18 -85
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 37 70 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 1.96% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 49
Median daily rate £450 £469 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.17% +11.43%
10th Percentile £293 £311 £248
90th Percentile £538 £718 £501
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 6
Median hourly rate £31.39 £25.96 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.92% -31.23% +7.86%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.25 £15.63
90th Percentile £45.91 £59.25 £45.29
England median hourly rate £30.72 £27.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +11.71% -32.10% +15.71%

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 1,346 3,566 3,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.67% 24.32% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 2,050 2,066
Median daily rate £455 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +2.35% +5.33%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £238
90th Percentile £615 £590 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 231 206
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.70% +70.37%
10th Percentile £18.40 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £78.75 £51.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% +58.24% -21.55%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East.

Daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +59 20 £425 -
Thames Valley +106 9 £450 -21.74% 1
Berkshire +82 7 £440 -29.60% 1
West Sussex +39 4 £502 +6.24%
East Sussex - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £538 -
Surrey +79 1 £525 +5.00%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
3 10 (27.03%) VoIP
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) Migration
6 6 (16.22%) Firewall
6 6 (16.22%) SAP
7 5 (13.51%) Microservices
7 5 (13.51%) WAN
7 5 (13.51%) Process Management
7 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Project Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Instructional Design
8 4 (10.81%) Multimedia
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) QA
8 4 (10.81%) IPsec
8 4 (10.81%) Validation
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) TACACS
8 4 (10.81%) LAN
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.81%) CCNP
8 4 (10.81%) CCIP
8 4 (10.81%) CCNA
8 4 (10.81%) CCDP
8 4 (10.81%) Juniper

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 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (5.41%) AWS
3 2 (5.41%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (5.41%) AWS CodeBuild
3 2 (5.41%) AWS CodePipeline
3 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.41%) Azure
3 2 (5.41%) GitHub
3 2 (5.41%) Serverless
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CodeDeploy
4 1 (2.70%) G Suite
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) VoIP
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
3 5 (13.51%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) BGP
4 4 (10.81%) DNS
4 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
4 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
4 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 4 (10.81%) IPsec
4 4 (10.81%) LAN
4 4 (10.81%) MPLS
4 4 (10.81%) OSPF
4 4 (10.81%) PPP
4 4 (10.81%) RIP
4 4 (10.81%) SNMP
4 4 (10.81%) TACACS
4 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
4 4 (10.81%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.41%) DataStage
2 2 (5.41%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.70%) HDInsight
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Spinnaker
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.70%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Designer
1 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Instructional Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.41%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) webMethods Developer
6 1 (2.70%) DataStage Developer
6 1 (2.70%) ERP Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) LIMS Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Radio Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) webMethods Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) RESTful
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) JSF
3 1 (2.70%) OpenLayers
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.70%) React
3 1 (2.70%) SAPUI5
3 1 (2.70%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Native
1 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (2.70%) LIMS
1 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
1 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) Microservices
2 5 (13.51%) Process Management
2 5 (13.51%) Project Delivery
2 5 (13.51%) Project Management
2 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) Change Control
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Instructional Design
3 4 (10.81%) QMS
3 4 (10.81%) Quality Management
3 4 (10.81%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (10.81%) Scrum
3 4 (10.81%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Communications Security
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Java
1 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Go
2 2 (5.41%) Java 8
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Ruby
2 2 (5.41%) Scala
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) BC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) CCDP
3 4 (10.81%) CCIP
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) HNC
5 1 (2.70%) MOS
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.70%) GLP
4 1 (2.70%) GxP
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.41%) Packer
1 2 (5.41%) Terraform
2 1 (2.70%) Kibana
2 1 (2.70%) Prometheus
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) SAP
3 4 (10.81%) Juniper
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) IFS
5 2 (5.41%) webMethods
6 1 (2.70%) Embarcadero
6 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
6 1 (2.70%) IronPort
6 1 (2.70%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat