Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 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 West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 104 151
Rank change year-on-year -51 +47 +36
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 65 99 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 1.80% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 6.16% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 41
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £263
90th Percentile £575 £562 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.50% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £39.07 £35.00 £48.50
90th Percentile £44.58 £40.60 £51.50
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -28.88%

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 1,799 1,607 1,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.78% 29.23% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 856 1,092
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £269 £226 £255
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 118 95
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +18.46% -20.73%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.93 £17.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.31
% change year-on-year -3.85% +2.73% +11.25%

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

BPSS Clearance
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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South West

BPSS Clearance
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

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 20 October 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
Devon +1 31 £425 +13.33% 1
Bristol -9 16 £450 -18.55% 3
Somerset -3 7 £423 +7.99% 1
Wiltshire -38 5 £425 - 3
Gloucestershire -12 3 £195 -51.25%
Cornwall - 2 £230 -
Dorset 0 1 £633 - 1
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 41 (63.08%) Security Cleared
2 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
3 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.85%) Scrum
5 9 (13.85%) Java
6 8 (12.31%) ITIL
6 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (12.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
7 7 (10.77%) Coaching
7 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.77%) Windows
7 7 (10.77%) JUnit
7 7 (10.77%) Service Management
7 7 (10.77%) Spring
8 6 (9.23%) Migration
8 6 (9.23%) Finance
8 6 (9.23%) Linux
8 6 (9.23%) C#
8 6 (9.23%) JIRA
8 6 (9.23%) QA
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.23%) Open Source
8 6 (9.23%) Office 365
8 6 (9.23%) DBS Check
9 5 (7.69%) SDLC

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 3 (4.62%) Confluence
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.23%) Office 365
4 4 (6.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.15%) SaaS
4 4 (6.15%) Serverless
5 2 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.54%) IaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
1 3 (4.62%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.08%) WLAN
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) NAS
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) SMS
3 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.54%) VLAN
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.08%) Power BI
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
1 7 (10.77%) JUnit
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.15%) Maven
4 3 (4.62%) Hudson
4 3 (4.62%) Subversion
5 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.54%) GitLab
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Military
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) AWS Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Scala Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Software Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.08%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) Spring
2 4 (6.15%) REST
2 4 (6.15%) RESTful
2 4 (6.15%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.62%) Django
3 3 (4.62%) Guice
3 3 (4.62%) JSON
3 3 (4.62%) Play Framework
3 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.62%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) COM
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (1.54%) JFC
5 1 (1.54%) LDAP
5 1 (1.54%) SOAP
5 1 (1.54%) WSDL
5 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.08%) CentOS
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.54%) VMS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.85%) Scrum
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.77%) Coaching
5 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.77%) Service Management
5 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.23%) Migration
6 6 (9.23%) Open Source
7 5 (7.69%) BDD
7 5 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 5 (7.69%) OO
7 5 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 5 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 5 (7.69%) SDLC
8 4 (6.15%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Java
2 6 (9.23%) C#
3 5 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Python
4 4 (6.15%) VBA
5 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 3 (4.62%) Scala
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (63.08%) Security Cleared
2 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) DBS Check
4 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) CCNP
7 1 (1.54%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB
7 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (9.23%) QA
3 2 (3.08%) PMO
4 1 (1.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Cacti
1 2 (3.08%) Grafana
1 2 (3.08%) Nagios
1 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) VMware
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco
2 3 (4.62%) Google
2 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) Apple
4 1 (1.54%) Capita
4 1 (1.54%) HP
4 1 (1.54%) Juniper
4 1 (1.54%) McAfee
4 1 (1.54%) Meraki
4 1 (1.54%) Nortel
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.54%) Sophos