Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 152 143
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 +26
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 41 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.84% 0.90% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 6.03% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 76
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +17.83%
10th Percentile £325 £195 £330
90th Percentile £569 £553 £718
England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +15.71% +25.00% +29.87%

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 720 630 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.69% 14.89% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 360 567
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £281 £262 £261
90th Percentile £575 £563 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 25 26
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +22.81% -20.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.90 £23.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 40 £450 +0.56%
North Yorkshire +1 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) TDD
2 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (34.15%) Python
4 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (26.83%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (24.39%) PySpark
6 10 (24.39%) Web Services
6 10 (24.39%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) SOA
7 8 (19.51%) REST
8 7 (17.07%) DBS Check
8 7 (17.07%) JIRA
9 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
9 5 (12.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
10 4 (9.76%) CSS3
10 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (9.76%) HTML5
10 4 (9.76%) BDD
10 4 (9.76%) Ansible
10 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (9.76%) Service Design
10 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
10 4 (9.76%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.76%) Windows

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 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.32%) Confluence
1 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (7.32%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) InVision
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.44%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.88%) Trello
5 1 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) WebEx
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) MPLS
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (7.32%) CouchDB
2 3 (7.32%) GIS
2 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.32%) Redis
2 3 (7.32%) Riak
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) JIRA
2 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
4 3 (7.32%) PHPUnit
4 3 (7.32%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (2.44%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.44%) JMeter
5 1 (2.44%) jMock
5 1 (2.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.44%) Maven
5 1 (2.44%) Mockito
5 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Python Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) PHP Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Category Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Author
6 1 (2.44%) Content Designer
6 1 (2.44%) IT Support
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Transformation Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) PySpark
1 10 (24.39%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) REST
3 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 4 (9.76%) CSS3
3 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 4 (9.76%) HTML5
4 3 (7.32%) Doctrine
4 3 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.44%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.44%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) PowerMock
5 1 (2.44%) React
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.32%) VMS
4 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (36.59%) TDD
3 11 (26.83%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (19.51%) SOA
5 4 (9.76%) BDD
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (9.76%) Service Design
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) CQRS
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Front End Development
6 3 (7.32%) Microservices
6 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Python
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) PHP
3 3 (7.32%) PHP 7
3 3 (7.32%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) DBS Check
3 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
1 1 (2.44%) HDFS
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Terraform
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Zend
3 1 (2.44%) EMC
3 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.44%) VMware