The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 164 186 265
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +79
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 767 608 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.19% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 6.37% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 280 177
Average daily rate
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£438 £424 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% +8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 7
Average hourly rate £30.90 £17.07 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.01% -20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.07 £17.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.42 £29.27 £47.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £26.79 £20.03
% change year-on-year
+15.36% +33.75%
DV Cleared
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10250 9548 8452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.02% 18.65% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6246 5491 4704
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 397 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in England

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the England region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in England

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in England

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the England region.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in England

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -15 250 £417 +4.12% 18
London +45 215 £475 -5.00% 24
South West +5 213 £438 +2.94% 13
North West +4 30 £500 - 4
East Midlands +13 24 £429 +27.91% 2
West Midlands +5 11 £450 +4.64% 4
North East -21 10 £215 -34.82%
East of England +7 8 £430 -4.44%
Yorkshire -25 6 £250 -37.50% 3
Midlands +5 1 £700 -
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DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared.

1 1454 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 488 (33.56%) SC Cleared
3 328 (22.56%) Windows
4 278 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 273 (18.78%) Microsoft
6 249 (17.13%) Java
7 243 (16.71%) ITIL
8 178 (12.24%) Oracle
9 161 (11.07%) C
10 158 (10.87%) Linux
11 152 (10.45%) SQL
11 152 (10.45%) Active Directory
12 142 (9.77%) UNIX
13 140 (9.63%) MS Excel
14 134 (9.22%) HP
14 134 (9.22%) Project Management
15 122 (8.39%) Finance
16 119 (8.18%) PRINCE2
17 116 (7.98%) VMware
18 114 (7.84%) Windows 7
19 109 (7.50%) Configuration Management
20 108 (7.43%) Service Management
21 106 (7.29%) JavaScript
22 103 (7.08%) Cisco
23 101 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 97 (6.67%) Python
25 96 (6.60%) Scrum
26 94 (6.46%) .NET
27 92 (6.33%) C#
28 90 (6.19%) HTML

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.75%) WebLogic
3 35 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 32 (2.20%) Apache
5 29 (1.99%) Confluence
6 27 (1.86%) IIS
7 25 (1.72%) JBoss
8 24 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (1.51%) Lync
10 21 (1.44%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.83%) SAS
14 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.48%) Drupal
17 6 (0.41%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 140 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.57%) MS Office
3 49 (3.37%) MS Project
4 32 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.069%) Revit
9 1 (0.069%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 28 (1.93%) Maximo
2 20 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.10%) Primavera
4 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.62%) SAP PS
5 9 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.41%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.34%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.21%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.21%) SAP QM
9 3 (0.21%) SAP PLM
10 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.14%) Summit
10 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.62%) Office 365
2 6 (0.41%) GitHub
2 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.28%) IaaS
4 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.069%) PaaS
5 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 59 (4.06%) DNS
3 58 (3.99%) LAN
4 56 (3.85%) Firewall
5 53 (3.65%) WAN
6 39 (2.68%) DHCP
7 36 (2.48%) SAN
8 33 (2.27%) Internet
9 23 (1.58%) VPN
9 23 (1.58%) Network Security
10 22 (1.51%) OSPF
11 20 (1.38%) BGP
11 20 (1.38%) HTTP
11 20 (1.38%) Ethernet
11 20 (1.38%) MPLS
12 18 (1.24%) AMQP
12 18 (1.24%) SSL
13 17 (1.17%) LDAP
13 17 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 29 (1.99%) MySQL
6 23 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.51%) Big Data
8 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (0.62%) Base SAS
13 9 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (4.40%) JIRA
2 52 (3.58%) Ant
2 52 (3.58%) Subversion
3 42 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.82%) Maven
5 39 (2.68%) JUnit
6 31 (2.13%) ClearCase
7 30 (2.06%) Git (software)
8 29 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 27 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
11 23 (1.58%) Selenium
12 20 (1.38%) LoadRunner
12 20 (1.38%) Apache Ivy
13 19 (1.31%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.24%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.17%) Gradle
16 15 (1.03%) Visual Studio
17 14 (0.96%) JMeter
17 14 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (8.39%) Finance
2 32 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 25 (1.72%) Military
4 16 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 12 (0.83%) Law
6 9 (0.62%) Legal
7 5 (0.34%) Electronics
7 5 (0.34%) Billing
8 4 (0.28%) Retail
8 4 (0.28%) Publishing
9 3 (0.21%) Banking
9 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.069%) Local Government
11 1 (0.069%) Games
11 1 (0.069%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 268 (18.43%) Developer
2 130 (8.94%) Architect
3 129 (8.87%) Analyst
4 128 (8.80%) Java Developer
5 85 (5.85%) Consultant
6 83 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 46 (3.16%) Tester
8 44 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 41 (2.82%) Applications Packager
9 41 (2.82%) Service Manager
10 34 (2.34%) Test Manager
11 33 (2.27%) Business Analyst
11 33 (2.27%) Designer
12 32 (2.20%) Test Analyst
13 30 (2.06%) Network Engineer
13 30 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
14 27 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (1.79%) Project Officer
16 24 (1.65%) Applications Support
17 21 (1.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (6.46%) .NET
2 90 (6.19%) HTML
3 79 (5.43%) Web Services
4 74 (5.09%) J2EE
5 64 (4.40%) XML
6 42 (2.89%) CSS
7 35 (2.41%) ASP.NET
7 35 (2.41%) Middleware
8 34 (2.34%) jQuery
9 31 (2.13%) Java EE
10 30 (2.06%) JSON
11 25 (1.72%) JSP
12 24 (1.65%) Hibernate
12 24 (1.65%) Spring
13 22 (1.51%) JMS
14 20 (1.38%) EJB
15 18 (1.24%) SOAP
15 18 (1.24%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.10%) XSD
17 15 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 55 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.20%) User Experience
5 31 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.44%) PKI
7 20 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.31%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.31%) CESG
9 18 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 14 (0.96%) Replication
10 14 (0.96%) Clustering
11 12 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
12 11 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.69%) Wiki
13 10 (0.69%) GIS
14 9 (0.62%) Statistics
14 9 (0.62%) RMADS
15 8 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 328 (22.56%) Windows
2 158 (10.87%) Linux
3 142 (9.77%) UNIX
4 114 (7.84%) Windows 7
5 101 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.65%) Windows XP
9 17 (1.17%) Solaris
10 16 (1.10%) CentOS
11 14 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.83%) AIX
13 7 (0.48%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.34%) Android
14 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.28%) HPUX
15 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (16.71%) ITIL
3 134 (9.22%) Project Management
4 119 (8.18%) PRINCE2
5 109 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 108 (7.43%) Service Management
7 96 (6.60%) Scrum
8 79 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (4.81%) Migration
10 67 (4.61%) OO
11 59 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (3.92%) Service Delivery
13 56 (3.85%) Change Control
14 55 (3.78%) TDD
15 54 (3.71%) Test Scripting
16 50 (3.44%) SDLC
17 46 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
17 46 (3.16%) Release Management
18 37 (2.54%) Incident Management
18 37 (2.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 249 (17.13%) Java
2 161 (11.07%) C
3 152 (10.45%) SQL
4 106 (7.29%) JavaScript
5 97 (6.67%) Python
6 92 (6.33%) C#
7 71 (4.88%) Perl
8 70 (4.81%) C++
9 47 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 46 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.54%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.27%) Ruby
14 21 (1.44%) PHP
15 19 (1.31%) Lua
16 16 (1.10%) VBA
16 16 (1.10%) VB
17 9 (0.62%) SAS Macro
18 6 (0.41%) XPath
18 6 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1454 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 488 (33.56%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.16%) ISEB
6 45 (3.09%) Degree
7 38 (2.61%) ISTQB
8 36 (2.48%) CISSP
8 36 (2.48%) CCNP
9 31 (2.13%) CCNA
9 31 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 29 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 27 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (1.65%) MCSE
13 19 (1.31%) MCP
13 19 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (1.31%) Sun Certification
13 19 (1.31%) APMP
14 15 (1.03%) MCTS
15 14 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.89%) SLA
2 30 (2.06%) QA
3 23 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.28%) BS25999
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) P3O
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) BS7799
9 1 (0.069%) BS15000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.069%) DO-178B
System Software
1 152 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 71 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 49 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.79%) vSphere
6 24 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.76%) Samba
7 11 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.62%) XenApp
9 8 (0.55%) NFS
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.48%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.41%) Snort
12 5 (0.34%) Firmware
13 3 (0.21%) Postfix
13 3 (0.21%) UAG
13 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.21%) HDFS
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 81 (5.57%) SCCM
2 42 (2.89%) Puppet
3 32 (2.20%) SCOM
4 28 (1.93%) OVSD
4 28 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (1.10%) SCOrch
7 14 (0.96%) WSUS
8 11 (0.76%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.76%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.48%) SCSM
10 6 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.34%) OpenView
11 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.34%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
12 4 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 273 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 178 (12.24%) Oracle
3 134 (9.22%) HP
4 116 (7.98%) VMware
5 103 (7.08%) Cisco
6 60 (4.13%) Citrix
7 43 (2.96%) Red Hat
8 39 (2.68%) SAP
9 34 (2.34%) Atlassian
10 32 (2.20%) Juniper
11 29 (1.99%) McAfee
11 29 (1.99%) Sun
12 21 (1.44%) NetApp
12 21 (1.44%) Symantec
12 21 (1.44%) Lumension
13 17 (1.17%) F5
13 17 (1.17%) IBM
14 16 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.03%) ArcSight
16 13 (0.89%) Dell
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