Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 110 141
Rank change year-on-year -36 +31 +44
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 82 98 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.25% 1.77% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 6.44% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 43
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.70% +14.13%
10th Percentile £230 £266 £277
90th Percentile £575 £561 £514
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.50% - -
England median hourly rate £36.23 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +3.50% +25.00% -33.33%

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 2,077 1,522 1,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.71% 27.43% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,101 818 1,086
South West median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £276 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £566
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 93 124
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -11.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.78 £14.11
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.00% -1.96% +9.09%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 +5 36 £425 -7.36% 1
Bristol -9 27 £433 -19.35%
Somerset -2 8 £423 +40.83% 2
Wiltshire -51 4 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -29 3 £195 -51.25%
Cornwall - 3 £230 -
Dorset +3 1 £633 - 1
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 45 (54.88%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
3 30 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.73%) Java
6 16 (19.51%) Scrum
6 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
7 15 (18.29%) JIRA
7 15 (18.29%) JUnit
7 15 (18.29%) Linux
7 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (17.07%) Spring
8 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
9 13 (15.85%) Open Source
9 13 (15.85%) BDD
10 11 (13.41%) REST
10 11 (13.41%) RESTful
10 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (13.41%) MVC
10 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
10 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
11 10 (12.20%) HTTP
11 10 (12.20%) Web Design
11 10 (12.20%) Ruby
11 10 (12.20%) Google
11 10 (12.20%) Subversion
11 10 (12.20%) TDD
11 10 (12.20%) Pair Programming
11 10 (12.20%) Scala

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 10 (12.20%) Confluence
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.66%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.32%) Office 365
4 4 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.88%) Serverless
5 3 (3.66%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.22%) IaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Slack
7 1 (1.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
2 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) NAS
3 1 (1.22%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.22%) VLAN
3 1 (1.22%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.66%) Power BI
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 15 (18.29%) JIRA
2 15 (18.29%) JUnit
3 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
4 10 (12.20%) Hudson
4 10 (12.20%) Subversion
5 5 (6.10%) Selenium
6 4 (4.88%) JMeter
6 4 (4.88%) Maven
7 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.22%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.10%) Aerospace
1 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Agile Developer
3 10 (12.20%) Scala Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Architect
6 4 (4.88%) AWS Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Tester
7 3 (3.66%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.44%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) Spring
2 11 (13.41%) REST
2 11 (13.41%) RESTful
3 10 (12.20%) Django
3 10 (12.20%) Guice
3 10 (12.20%) JSON
3 10 (12.20%) Play Framework
3 10 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 10 (12.20%) Spring MVC
4 4 (4.88%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.66%) Taurus
6 2 (2.44%) .NET
7 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.22%) COM
7 1 (1.22%) CSS
7 1 (1.22%) FreeMarker
7 1 (1.22%) LDAP
7 1 (1.22%) SOAP
7 1 (1.22%) WSDL
7 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Native
2 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.22%) User Experience
3 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.44%) CentOS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.22%) VMS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
3 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (19.51%) Scrum
4 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (15.85%) BDD
5 13 (15.85%) Open Source
6 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
6 11 (13.41%) MVC
6 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 10 (12.20%) Functional Programming
7 10 (12.20%) Kanban
7 10 (12.20%) OWASP
7 10 (12.20%) Pair Programming
7 10 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (12.20%) TDD
7 10 (12.20%) Web Design
8 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) Java
2 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.20%) Ruby
3 10 (12.20%) Scala
4 7 (8.54%) SQL
5 6 (7.32%) C#
5 6 (7.32%) Python
6 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.88%) VBA
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (54.88%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) DBS Check
4 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.44%) Degree
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CCNA
7 1 (1.22%) CCNP
7 1 (1.22%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (8.54%) QA
3 5 (6.10%) PMO
4 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.22%) GDPR
4 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.22%) Firmware
3 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Grafana
2 2 (2.44%) Cacti
2 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Prometheus
2 2 (2.44%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.22%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Google
2 4 (4.88%) VMware
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco
3 2 (2.44%) HP
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (1.22%) Apple
4 1 (1.22%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.22%) Capita
4 1 (1.22%) Cognos
4 1 (1.22%) Juniper
4 1 (1.22%) McAfee
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.22%) Siemens
4 1 (1.22%) Sophos