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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 176 252 227
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -25
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 620 362 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 4.22% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 183 194
Average daily rate
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£416 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 18
Average hourly rate £17.07 £45.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.06% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+69.76% -14.00%
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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
9289 8569 9473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.65% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 4747 4955
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 588
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.18 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +46 270 £400 +6.66% 31
South West +24 165 £405 +2.53% 23
London +43 150 £500 +11.11% 27
West Midlands -10 11 £425 -22.72% 1
North West -1 8 £500 +31.57% 2
East of England -11 7 £450 -
North East -23 6 £330 -32.67%
Yorkshire -2 1 £400 +300.00%
East Midlands - 1 £335 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 430 (35.16%) SC Cleared
3 369 (30.17%) Windows
4 329 (26.90%) Microsoft
5 265 (21.67%) HP
6 226 (18.48%) ITIL
7 205 (16.76%) Oracle
8 160 (13.08%) MS Excel
9 155 (12.67%) VMware
10 141 (11.53%) Active Directory
11 135 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 134 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 129 (10.55%) Linux
14 127 (10.38%) SQL
15 126 (10.30%) .NET
16 125 (10.22%) Java
16 125 (10.22%) ISTQB
17 120 (9.81%) Project Management
18 116 (9.48%) UNIX
19 112 (9.16%) JavaScript
20 108 (8.83%) Service Management
21 98 (8.01%) Telecoms
22 96 (7.85%) HTML
22 96 (7.85%) ASP.NET
22 96 (7.85%) JSP
23 94 (7.69%) Citrix
24 91 (7.44%) MS Exchange
24 91 (7.44%) Service Delivery
25 89 (7.28%) Test Scripting
26 87 (7.11%) Finance

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 91 (7.44%) MS Exchange
2 62 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 24 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.98%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (0.82%) Lync
12 10 (0.82%) IIS
12 10 (0.82%) Documentum
12 10 (0.82%) Apache
12 10 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.57%) CMS
13 7 (0.57%) Confluence
13 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 160 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 74 (6.05%) MS Office
3 64 (5.23%) MS Project
4 19 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.49%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 71 (5.81%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.082%) Summit
7 1 (0.082%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.06%) IaaS
2 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.33%) SaaS
4 4 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.082%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.72%) DNS
2 65 (5.31%) SAN
3 62 (5.07%) Firewall
4 60 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 39 (3.19%) DHCP
6 34 (2.78%) Internet
7 32 (2.62%) X.400
8 31 (2.53%) Network Security
9 30 (2.45%) X.500
10 27 (2.21%) WAN
11 26 (2.13%) LAN
12 24 (1.96%) Wireshark
13 22 (1.80%) HTTP
14 20 (1.64%) SMTP
14 20 (1.64%) HTTPS
15 19 (1.55%) LDAP
16 16 (1.31%) SSL
17 12 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (0.90%) iSCSI
19 9 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
3 48 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 26 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (1.80%) Big Data
6 20 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.74%) EDRMS
12 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.65%) MySQL
13 7 (0.57%) OLAP
13 7 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (3.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (1.72%) Subversion
3 20 (1.64%) ClearCase
4 17 (1.39%) LoadRunner
4 17 (1.39%) Maven
5 15 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 13 (1.06%) StarTeam
7 11 (0.90%) JUnit
7 11 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.90%) MSI
7 11 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.90%) JIRA
8 10 (0.82%) Ant
9 8 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.57%) Hudson
11 6 (0.49%) QUnit
11 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 98 (8.01%) Telecoms
2 87 (7.11%) Finance
3 46 (3.76%) Military
4 22 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 11 (0.90%) Legal
6 8 (0.65%) Billing
7 4 (0.33%) Electronics
7 4 (0.33%) Banking
7 4 (0.33%) Retail
8 3 (0.25%) Marketing
9 2 (0.16%) Publishing
9 2 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.082%) Back Office
10 1 (0.082%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (12.26%) Analyst
2 132 (10.79%) Developer
3 81 (6.62%) Architect
4 62 (5.07%) Consultant
5 58 (4.74%) Project Manager
6 49 (4.01%) Test Analyst
7 46 (3.76%) Java Developer
8 44 (3.60%) Administrator
9 39 (3.19%) Tester
10 38 (3.11%) Test Manager
11 32 (2.62%) Support Engineer
11 32 (2.62%) Service Manager
12 27 (2.21%) Build Engineer
13 26 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (1.88%) Network Engineer
15 22 (1.80%) Systems Administrator
16 20 (1.64%) Test Leader
16 20 (1.64%) Service Analyst
16 20 (1.64%) DBA
17 18 (1.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (10.30%) .NET
2 96 (7.85%) HTML
2 96 (7.85%) ASP.NET
2 96 (7.85%) JSP
3 35 (2.86%) XML
4 28 (2.29%) Web Services
5 24 (1.96%) J2EE
6 18 (1.47%) Application Packaging
7 15 (1.23%) REST
8 14 (1.14%) Java EE
8 14 (1.14%) jQuery
9 13 (1.06%) EJB
9 13 (1.06%) JSF
10 11 (0.90%) Hibernate
10 11 (0.90%) CSS
11 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 10 (0.82%) JPA
11 10 (0.82%) RESTful
12 9 (0.74%) JMS
13 8 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 30 (2.45%) Replication
3 29 (2.37%) Clustering
4 19 (1.55%) PKI
5 17 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.31%) RMADS
7 13 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 12 (0.98%) CMDB
9 11 (0.90%) Firmware
10 9 (0.74%) CESG
10 9 (0.74%) Economics
11 8 (0.65%) Statistics
12 7 (0.57%) RIA
12 7 (0.57%) Web 2.0
13 6 (0.49%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.49%) Open Source
13 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.49%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 369 (30.17%) Windows
2 135 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 129 (10.55%) Linux
5 116 (9.48%) UNIX
6 65 (5.31%) Windows XP
7 61 (4.99%) Windows 7
8 33 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.62%) Windows 2000
10 28 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.23%) Solaris
12 11 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.82%) Android
14 8 (0.65%) AIX
15 7 (0.57%) HPUX
16 5 (0.41%) CentOS
16 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (18.48%) ITIL
2 120 (9.81%) Project Management
3 108 (8.83%) Service Management
4 91 (7.44%) Service Delivery
5 89 (7.28%) Test Scripting
6 77 (6.30%) Configuration Management
7 68 (5.56%) Migration
8 66 (5.40%) PRINCE2
8 66 (5.40%) Knowledge Management
9 56 (4.58%) CRM
10 50 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (3.52%) Test Automation
12 39 (3.19%) Validation
13 37 (3.03%) Software Testing
14 36 (2.94%) Change Management
15 34 (2.78%) Risk Management
16 32 (2.62%) ITIL V3
16 32 (2.62%) Software Engineering
17 31 (2.53%) Workflow
17 31 (2.53%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (10.38%) SQL
2 125 (10.22%) Java
3 112 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 79 (6.46%) C#
5 61 (4.99%) PowerShell
6 58 (4.74%) C
7 45 (3.68%) VB
8 40 (3.27%) VBScript
9 38 (3.11%) Python
10 34 (2.78%) C++
11 32 (2.62%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.39%) VBA
12 17 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.23%) Perl
14 14 (1.14%) Ruby
15 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.74%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.25%) PHP
18 2 (0.16%) XPath
18 2 (0.16%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 430 (35.16%) SC Cleared
3 125 (10.22%) ISTQB
4 74 (6.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 50 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (2.62%) CCNA
8 31 (2.53%) ISEB
8 31 (2.53%) Degree
9 29 (2.37%) MCSE
10 27 (2.21%) CCNP
11 23 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.39%) CISSP
14 16 (1.31%) MCITP
14 16 (1.31%) MCP
15 10 (0.82%) CEH
16 9 (0.74%) MOS
17 8 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.66%) SLA
2 55 (4.50%) QA
3 12 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.82%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.74%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.57%) BS15000
7 6 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.33%) P3O
9 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.082%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.082%) BS25999
11 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.082%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 141 (11.53%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.35%) vSphere
4 39 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 28 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.31%) XenApp
10 14 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
11 13 (1.06%) Nmap
12 11 (0.90%) NFS
12 11 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.41%) Postfix
14 5 (0.41%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.41%) vCloud
14 5 (0.41%) Squid
15 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 66 (5.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 59 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 51 (4.17%) SCCM
4 32 (2.62%) SCOM
5 27 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 22 (1.80%) HP SIM
8 15 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.14%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.14%) OVSD
10 13 (1.06%) Nessus
11 12 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.74%) HP UCMDB
13 8 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.65%) Netcool
14 7 (0.57%) HP NNM
15 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 329 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 265 (21.67%) HP
3 205 (16.76%) Oracle
4 155 (12.67%) VMware
5 94 (7.69%) Citrix
6 81 (6.62%) Cisco
7 40 (3.27%) Symantec
8 39 (3.19%) McAfee
9 31 (2.53%) Lumension
10 26 (2.13%) Sophos
11 25 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.55%) NetApp
12 19 (1.55%) JBoss
13 17 (1.39%) Altiris
14 15 (1.23%) Veritas
15 14 (1.14%) Brocade
15 14 (1.14%) Clearswift
16 13 (1.06%) AppSense
16 13 (1.06%) 3PAR
17 12 (0.98%) Borland
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