Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 151 151
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -9
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 52 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 0.78% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.21% 5.36% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 61
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -6.52% +3.37%
10th Percentile £344 £195 £325
90th Percentile £536 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 721 616 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.64% 14.50% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 365 498
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +7.27%
10th Percentile £251 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £553 £565
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.20 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -2.29% -8.37%
10th Percentile £13.02 £11.25 £11.46
90th Percentile £33.23 £35.00 £24.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Yorkshire

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +4 46 £450 +4.65% 1
North Yorkshire -1 5 - -
South Yorkshire -1 1 £450 +130.77%
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (30.77%) TDD
5 16 (30.77%) Python
6 11 (21.15%) Linux
6 11 (21.15%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (19.23%) PySpark
7 10 (19.23%) REST
7 10 (19.23%) JIRA
7 10 (19.23%) Web Services
8 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
8 9 (17.31%) DBS Check
9 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
9 8 (15.38%) SOA
10 7 (13.46%) Selenium
10 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (13.46%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (11.54%) Microservices
11 6 (11.54%) Confluence
11 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
11 6 (11.54%) HTML
11 6 (11.54%) CSS
11 6 (11.54%) JMeter
12 5 (9.62%) PHP
12 5 (9.62%) MySQL

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (11.54%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) nginx
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.92%) SAS
5 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.46%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.85%) GitHub
3 2 (3.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Trello
4 1 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.92%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) WebEx
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) IPsec
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Hadoop
1 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
1 5 (9.62%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.77%) CouchDB
3 3 (5.77%) GIS
3 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.77%) Redis
3 3 (5.77%) Riak
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) JIRA
2 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.46%) Selenium
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) JMeter
5 4 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 4 (7.69%) Vagrant
6 3 (5.77%) Gatling
6 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.77%) Subversion
7 2 (3.85%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.85%) gulp
7 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.85%) Sublime Text
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.92%) jMock
8 1 (1.92%) Mockito
8 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Python Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 4 (7.69%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Business Change Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Category Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Scala Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) PySpark
1 10 (19.23%) REST
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) CSS
2 6 (11.54%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) HTML5
4 4 (7.69%) Doctrine
4 4 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) CSS3
5 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.85%) J2EE
6 2 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (3.85%) LESS
6 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
6 2 (3.85%) Sass
6 2 (3.85%) YAML
7 1 (1.92%) PowerMock
7 1 (1.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) VMS
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) CentOS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (30.77%) TDD
4 11 (21.15%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (15.38%) SOA
6 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 6 (11.54%) Microservices
6 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.69%) BDD
8 4 (7.69%) CQRS
8 4 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Pair Programming
8 4 (7.69%) Service Design
8 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.62%) PHP
4 4 (7.69%) PHP 7
5 3 (5.77%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Groovy
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.31%) DBS Check
3 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) HDFS
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Grafana
3 2 (3.85%) Graphite
3 2 (3.85%) Kibana
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.69%) Zend
2 3 (5.77%) Google
3 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.85%) Splunk
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) EMC
4 1 (1.92%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.92%) IBM