The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 143 131 141
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 24 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.70% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 3.26% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 0
Average daily rate £425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
- +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -21.63%
DV Cleared
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
862 828 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.44% 21.33% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 365 302
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 89 82
Average hourly rate £43.00 £38.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +113.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £59.00 £37.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cumbria +11 14 £355 -5.96%
Manchester -10 8 £475 -5.00%
Cheshire -11 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (83.56%) SC Cleared
3 36 (49.32%) SAP
4 20 (27.40%) TDD
5 19 (26.03%) User Experience
6 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.92%) Information Security
8 12 (16.44%) C
8 12 (16.44%) C++
8 12 (16.44%) Python
8 12 (16.44%) SAP PM
8 12 (16.44%) BC Cleared
8 12 (16.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (15.07%) System Testing
9 11 (15.07%) Computer Forensics
9 11 (15.07%) Bluetooth
10 10 (13.70%) Requirements Management
11 9 (12.33%) Scrum
12 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.96%) Web Services
12 8 (10.96%) Java
12 8 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (10.96%) Java EE
12 8 (10.96%) Local Government
13 7 (9.59%) SAP CS
13 7 (9.59%) Communications Security
13 7 (9.59%) SAP SM
13 7 (9.59%) Change Management
13 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (4.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (16.44%) SAP PM
2 7 (9.59%) SAP CS
2 7 (9.59%) SAP SM
3 5 (6.85%) SAP HR
3 5 (6.85%) SAP MM
3 5 (6.85%) SAP QM
4 3 (4.11%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.74%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.74%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) GDB
2 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (10.96%) Local Government
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Consultant
2 27 (36.99%) SAP Consultant
3 11 (15.07%) Software Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Change Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) Communications Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) SAP PM Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Python Software Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) HR Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) SAP HR Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) SAP MM Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) SAP QM Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Security Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Security Assurance Manager
9 4 (5.48%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Java EE
1 8 (10.96%) Web Services
2 3 (4.11%) CSS
2 3 (4.11%) CSS3
2 3 (4.11%) HTML
2 3 (4.11%) HTML5
3 2 (2.74%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) User Experience
2 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) BYOD
4 3 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) TDD
2 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.92%) Information Security
3 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 11 (15.07%) Computer Forensics
4 11 (15.07%) System Testing
5 10 (13.70%) Requirements Management
6 9 (12.33%) Scrum
7 8 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.59%) Change Management
8 7 (9.59%) Communications Security
9 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (6.85%) Quality Management
10 5 (6.85%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Information Assurance
11 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.11%) OO
12 3 (4.11%) OOD
12 3 (4.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) C
1 12 (16.44%) C++
1 12 (16.44%) Python
2 8 (10.96%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) ABAP
4 2 (2.74%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (83.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.44%) BC Cleared
3 12 (16.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.74%) MCDST
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.37%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) CITP
5 1 (1.37%) IISP
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) MBCS
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) SAP
2 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.74%) Capita
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) Symantec
4 1 (1.37%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) VMware