Period
to 17 October 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 17 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 145 168
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23 -3
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 37 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.83% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 4.71% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 39
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £195 £281
90th Percentile £475 £524 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.16 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +17.61% +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 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 979 806 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.25% 17.51% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 452 708
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.86% +16.33% -20.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £42.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%

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 17 October 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 17 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
Coventry -3 14 £419 +114.74%
Birmingham 0 13 £325 -29.35% 1
Shropshire -38 7 £450 -5.26% 1
Warwickshire +5 1 £425 +54.55%
Walsall - 1 £375 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) DBS Check
5 6 (16.22%) NEBOSH
6 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) CRM
6 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 5 (13.51%) Kanban
6 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (13.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
7 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.81%) User Stories
7 4 (10.81%) DevOps
7 4 (10.81%) Coaching
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.81%) BC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) JIRA
7 4 (10.81%) C#
7 4 (10.81%) Java
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio

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 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Drupal
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.11%) IaaS
2 3 (8.11%) PaaS
2 3 (8.11%) SaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.70%) G Suite
4 1 (2.70%) GitHub
4 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Ant
5 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.70%) Gatling
5 1 (2.70%) gulp
5 1 (2.70%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) Sublime Text
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Lead Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Project Leader
3 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Service Assurance Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Bid Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Change Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) RESTful
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) J2EE
4 1 (2.70%) Laravel
4 1 (2.70%) LESS
4 1 (2.70%) LINQ
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) Sass
4 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
1 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) CRM
2 5 (13.51%) Kanban
2 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (13.51%) Scrum
2 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.81%) Coaching
3 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (10.81%) DevOps
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) User Stories
4 3 (8.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (8.11%) MVC
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Groovy
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) DBS Check
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) NEBOSH
2 5 (13.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (8.11%) QA
4 2 (5.41%) GDPR
4 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Grafana
2 1 (2.70%) Graphite
2 1 (2.70%) Kibana
2 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.41%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee
3 1 (2.70%) NetApp
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) VMware