Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 128 127
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 45 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.32% 0.83% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.81% 6.04% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 42
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -12.24% +3.16%
10th Percentile £363 £266 £336
90th Percentile £534 £544 £688
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £470
% change year-on-year +4.65% -8.51% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 511 414 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.97% 13.70% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 239 282
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £553 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 21
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +9.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.55 £40.00 £17.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.10 £14.43 £14.57
% change year-on-year +11.61% -0.96% -8.17%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in West Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in West Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in West Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Leeds +21 45 £425 -1.16% 1
BPSS Clearance
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (35.56%) TDD
4 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) Python
6 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
6 11 (24.44%) JIRA
6 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 8 (17.78%) Ansible
9 8 (17.78%) Hadoop
9 8 (17.78%) Pair Programming
9 8 (17.78%) JMeter
10 7 (15.56%) GIS
10 7 (15.56%) Subversion
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) CouchDB
10 7 (15.56%) nginx
10 7 (15.56%) Mercurial
10 7 (15.56%) Selenium
10 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Apache Spark
10 7 (15.56%) DBS Check
10 7 (15.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (15.56%) NoSQL
10 7 (15.56%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (15.56%) Software Architecture
10 7 (15.56%) Redis

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 7 (15.56%) Apache Spark
1 7 (15.56%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (15.56%) nginx
2 6 (13.33%) Confluence
3 5 (11.11%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.44%) GitHub
3 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.44%) Trello
4 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (17.78%) Hadoop
3 7 (15.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (15.56%) CouchDB
3 7 (15.56%) GIS
3 7 (15.56%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.56%) Redis
3 7 (15.56%) Riak
4 5 (11.11%) MySQL
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.89%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
1 11 (24.44%) JIRA
2 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 8 (17.78%) JMeter
4 7 (15.56%) Mercurial
4 7 (15.56%) Selenium
4 7 (15.56%) Subversion
5 4 (8.89%) PHPUnit
5 4 (8.89%) Vagrant
6 3 (6.67%) Gatling
7 2 (4.44%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.44%) gulp
7 2 (4.44%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.44%) Sublime Text
7 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.22%) DbUnit
8 1 (2.22%) JUnit
8 1 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Tester
3 7 (15.56%) Performance Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Python Developer
5 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Python Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Category Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Designer
9 1 (2.22%) Development Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Digital Designer
9 1 (2.22%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) HTML5
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) PySpark
3 5 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (8.89%) Doctrine
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) CSS3
5 3 (6.67%) Node.js
6 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.44%) LESS
6 2 (4.44%) Play Framework
6 2 (4.44%) Sass
6 2 (4.44%) YAML
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.22%) RESTful
7 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.89%) NHS
1 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) VMS
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
1 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (35.56%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Pair Programming
5 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Software Architecture
6 6 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (13.33%) DevOps
6 6 (13.33%) Microservices
7 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.89%) BDD
8 4 (8.89%) CQRS
8 4 (8.89%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Service Design
8 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Analytics
9 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Python
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) PHP
5 4 (8.89%) PHP 7
6 3 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (4.44%) Groovy
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) Scala
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) DBS Check
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) HDFS
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Ansible
2 3 (6.67%) Grafana
3 2 (4.44%) Graphite
3 2 (4.44%) Kibana
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Terraform
4 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Zend
2 2 (4.44%) Google
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.44%) Splunk
3 1 (2.22%) VMware