Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 August 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -36 +25
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 40 41 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.10% 4.43% 11.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.94% 11.99% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 195
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £260 £385 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.47% +37.50% -30.00%
10th Percentile £220 £215 £205
90th Percentile £470 £543 £470
North East median daily rate £261 £369 £280
% change year-on-year -29.15% +31.70% -30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.00
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 335 342 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.36% 36.93% 54.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 254 819
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £361 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +16.54% -13.89%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £210
90th Percentile £551 £548 £450
North East median daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 87
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.50 £36.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.28% +28.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.65 £21.93 £15.60
90th Percentile £37.60 £48.48 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -47.16% +25.00% +57.57%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Tyne and Wear

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Tyne and Wear

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Tyne and Wear

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Tyne and Wear

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 40 £260 -31.13% 2
BPSS Clearance
North East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (55.00%) Windows
3 22 (55.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
4 21 (52.50%) DHCP
4 21 (52.50%) DNS
5 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 20 (50.00%) Citrix
5 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
7 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (35.00%) PKI
8 14 (35.00%) McAfee
8 14 (35.00%) SQL
8 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (30.00%) SAP
9 12 (30.00%) Apple
9 12 (30.00%) Incident Management
9 12 (30.00%) Android
9 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Phone 8
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Phone
9 12 (30.00%) SAP Afaria
9 12 (30.00%) XenMobile
9 12 (30.00%) AirWatch
10 11 (27.50%) Content Management
10 11 (27.50%) ITIL
11 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (22.50%) VMware

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Jetty
2 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) Datadog
2 1 (2.50%) G Suite
2 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) DHCP
1 21 (52.50%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) 3G
2 6 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) FTP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) GitLab
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Mobility Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Mobility Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
1 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (7.50%) Spring
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) Ajax
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) HTML5
3 1 (2.50%) JDBC
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) Servlets
3 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.50%) Swing
3 1 (2.50%) Thymeleaf
3 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) PKI
2 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.50%) User Experience
6 2 (5.00%) Clustering
7 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (30.00%) Android
5 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Phone
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (12.50%) Linux
7 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.50%) CentOS
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 11 (27.50%) Content Management
2 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) Open Source
4 3 (7.50%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) Domain Models
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
5 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Design
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Java 8
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (17.50%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) DBS Check
6 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (55.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) AirWatch
1 12 (30.00%) SAP Afaria
1 12 (30.00%) XenMobile
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 3 (7.50%) Puppet
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Terraform
5 1 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (50.00%) Citrix
3 14 (35.00%) McAfee
4 12 (30.00%) Apple
4 12 (30.00%) SAP
5 9 (22.50%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) Ivanti
6 6 (15.00%) ThinPrint
7 2 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Black Duck
8 1 (2.50%) New Relic
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Splunk