Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 124 179
Rank change year-on-year -43 +55 -13
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 35 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.22% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 6.68% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 30
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +36.10% -0.29%
10th Percentile £241 £269 £274
90th Percentile £571 £550 £450
England median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +29.60% +11.61% +180.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,012 808 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 18.29% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 454 711
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £536 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £23.13 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +23.33% -35.34%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £39.13 £37.67 £43.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the West Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in the West Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in the West Midlands

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Coventry -4 15 £450 +81.82%
Birmingham -19 8 £475 -
Shropshire -38 4 £476 +0.26%
Warwickshire 0 3 £425 +54.55%
West Bromwich +9 1 £115 -62.45%
Staffordshire -5 1 £325 +18.18%
Walsall - 1 £375 - 2
BPSS Clearance
England

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

1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) BC Cleared
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
8 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) DevOps
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (14.29%) DBS Check
9 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (11.43%) Coaching
9 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
9 4 (11.43%) Java
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
2 3 (8.57%) PaaS
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.86%) Power BI
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) MSTest
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Service Assurance Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Developer
6 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) RESTful
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) JMS
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) CSS3
4 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) WinForms
4 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (17.14%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.43%) Coaching
4 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Kanban
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Open Source
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) User Stories
6 2 (5.71%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) BC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCSD
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Salt
2 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) OpenText
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) webMethods
3 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee
3 1 (2.86%) NetApp
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) VMware