Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 January 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 65 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26 +49
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 15 48 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.39% 2.84% 4.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 10.76% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 38
Wales median daily rate £575 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £362
90th Percentile £663 £663 £624
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +4.11% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £29.40
% change year-on-year -34.38% +8.84% -2.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 446 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.76% 26.34% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 303 280
Wales median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £259 £253 £162
90th Percentile £575 £611 £576
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 24
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £33.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -47.28% -7.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.04 £12.82
90th Percentile £42.00 £35.00 £50.65
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £24.99
% change year-on-year +21.89% +14.91% -3.88%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Wales over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
South Wales +12 12 £575 +15.00%
West Wales 0 3 £375 -25.00%
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 Wales region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) DBS Check
4 6 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (33.33%) SAP
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Ariba
6 4 (26.67%) SaaS
6 4 (26.67%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (26.67%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (26.67%) Concur
6 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
7 3 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 3 (20.00%) LotusScript
7 3 (20.00%) Formula Language
7 3 (20.00%) Lotus
7 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) ERP
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
8 2 (13.33%) SAP CCM
8 2 (13.33%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Architectural Design

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (13.33%) SAP CCM
3 1 (6.67%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) SaaS
1 4 (26.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Lotus Notes Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Content Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (6.67%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) HPUX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Architectural Design
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Cash Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Formula Language
2 3 (20.00%) LotusScript
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) GMP
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) Ariba
2 4 (26.67%) Concur
3 3 (20.00%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) VMware