Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 151 148
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 32 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.86% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 4.03% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 18
West Midlands median daily rate £308 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.65% +5.92% +33.75%
10th Percentile £195 £313 £301
90th Percentile £499 £545 £482
England median daily rate £425 £425 £437
% change year-on-year - -2.80% +2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +5.00%

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 820 1242 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.92% 21.30% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 692 505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +6.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £195 £230 £179
90th Percentile £523 £541 £530
England median daily rate £437 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £22.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.08% -29.23% +53.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.25 £43.92
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +10.87% +21.05%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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
Birmingham -4 11 £408 -6.86%
Coventry +3 8 £195 -51.25%
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Shropshire +9 1 - -
West Bromwich +4 1 £175 -6.67%
Warwickshire -4 1 £275 -36.42%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (21.88%) User Stories
5 6 (18.75%) C#
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) MVC
6 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.50%) .NET
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) QA
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Web Services
8 3 (9.38%) ETL
8 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 3 (9.38%) Office 365
8 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (9.38%) Skype

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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Skype
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
3 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Power BI
3 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Selenium
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) JMeter
2 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Trainer
4 3 (9.38%) Trainer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.25%) HR Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.13%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) JPA
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Blog
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) User Stories
3 5 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) ETL
5 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Groovy
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) GDPR
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) XenApp
1 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Salt
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Tableau
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) Capita
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds