Period
to 24 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 July 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 West
6 months to
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 165 127
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38 +40
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 50 42 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.79% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 2.85% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 57
South West median daily rate £575 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.43% +2.94% +18.88%
10th Percentile £350 £282 £333
90th Percentile £629 £693 £559
England median daily rate £500 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.22% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
South West median hourly rate £42.00 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year -13.58% +29.60% +11.61%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,116 1,473 1,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.02% 27.67% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 743 1,056
South West median daily rate £463 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +5.00% +1.59%
10th Percentile £305 £242 £233
90th Percentile £626 £575 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 103 130
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £15.47 £16.50 £16.86
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.50 £52.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year +41.41% -16.81% +8.18%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the South West

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South West over the 6 months to 24 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South West over the 6 months to 24 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South West

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Bristol -6 18 £600 +33.33% 5
Devon -16 14 £575 +13.30%
Wiltshire -25 12 £395 -7.06% 2
Gloucestershire -18 2 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 2
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 West region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 34 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (28.00%) Java
4 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (18.00%) Linux
7 9 (18.00%) Python
7 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (16.00%) Open Source
8 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (16.00%) Ruby
8 8 (16.00%) Windows
8 8 (16.00%) Scrum
9 7 (14.00%) HTTP
9 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.00%) Subversion
9 7 (14.00%) Web Design
9 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 7 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (14.00%) Scala
9 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
9 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (14.00%) Decision-Making
10 6 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (12.00%) QA

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (10.00%) Serverless
3 2 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) WAN
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) MS Access
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
1 7 (14.00%) Subversion
2 5 (10.00%) Hudson
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) JUnit
3 3 (6.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Scala Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Designer
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Project Officer
6 2 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Support Officer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (10.00%) Django
2 5 (10.00%) Guice
2 5 (10.00%) JSON
2 5 (10.00%) Play Framework
2 5 (10.00%) REST
2 5 (10.00%) RESTful
2 5 (10.00%) Spring
2 5 (10.00%) Spring MVC
3 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) Jest
5 1 (2.00%) JFC
5 1 (2.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (16.00%) Open Source
5 8 (16.00%) Scrum
6 7 (14.00%) Decision-Making
6 7 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
6 7 (14.00%) Web Design
7 6 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (12.00%) TDD
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 5 (10.00%) Functional Programming
8 5 (10.00%) Kanban
8 5 (10.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) OWASP
8 5 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.00%) Python
4 8 (16.00%) Ruby
5 7 (14.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.00%) AWS Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (12.00%) QA
3 5 (10.00%) NCSC
4 2 (4.00%) PMO
5 1 (2.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Siebel