The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 125 259 184
Rank change year-on-year
+134 -75
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 953 388 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 0.75% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.39% 4.23% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 168 215
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £39.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £15.82 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £28.11 £54.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -25.69%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

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

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England +133 929 £450 +12.35% 76
South East +100 433 £425 +8.97% 42
South West +51 228 £450 +13.20% 15
Hampshire +29 202 £450 - 25
London +3 191 £453 +0.55% 17
Gloucestershire +17 177 £450 -11.76% 11
Berkshire +85 123 £450 +21.45% 15
Cheltenham +13 81 £478 -13.09% 5
Basingstoke - 67 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire +16 56 £363 +34.88% 1
Hook 0 55 £450 -3.84%
Reading +59 50 £204 -49.00% 6
Milton Keynes +6 48 £350 +33.33% 1
City of London -52 39 £450 +1.12% 11
Wiltshire -4 31 £440 +34.35% 2
Gloucester +7 30 £450 -11.76% 5
Surrey - 28 £450 - 1
West Midlands +6 24 £425 -10.52% 1
Bracknell +15 19 £269 -21.11% 3
East of England -5 17 £525 +16.66%
Guildford - 16 £450 - 1
North West +2 13 £475 - 1
Manchester -1 8 £488 - 1
Bristol -11 8 £400 -0.62% 2
Birmingham 0 7 £450 -5.26%
Wales - 7 £280 - 1
Swindon -5 6 £500 +5.26%
Somerset -7 4 £401 +1.51%
Salisbury -9 4 £391 +6.82%
Scotland -10 4 - - 3

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1625 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 552 (33.97%) SC Cleared
3 502 (30.89%) Windows
4 393 (24.18%) Microsoft
5 267 (16.43%) VMware
6 260 (16.00%) Oracle
7 259 (15.94%) HP
8 247 (15.20%) ITIL
9 244 (15.02%) Linux
10 225 (13.85%) Active Directory
11 202 (12.43%) SQL
12 171 (10.52%) Java
13 169 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 164 (10.09%) MS Excel
15 158 (9.72%) UNIX
16 157 (9.66%) Firewall
17 152 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
18 134 (8.25%) Telecoms
19 133 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 127 (7.82%) PowerShell
21 125 (7.69%) Migration
21 125 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
21 125 (7.69%) JavaScript
22 121 (7.45%) Cisco
23 119 (7.32%) Citrix
23 119 (7.32%) ISTQB
24 115 (7.08%) Project Management
25 114 (7.02%) Configuration Management
25 114 (7.02%) .NET
26 111 (6.83%) OpenView Configuration Management

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 104 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 61 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 49 (3.02%) WebLogic
4 43 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.66%) OpenStack
6 27 (1.66%) JBoss
7 25 (1.54%) IIS
7 25 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
9 17 (1.05%) Documentum
10 14 (0.86%) Lync
11 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.68%) Apache
13 9 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 164 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.40%) MS Project
3 38 (2.34%) MS Office
4 22 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.12%) Summit
5 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.062%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.68%) IaaS
3 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
4 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.25%) Office 365
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (9.66%) Firewall
2 80 (4.92%) DNS
3 73 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 72 (4.43%) SAN
5 65 (4.00%) Internet
6 61 (3.75%) DHCP
7 57 (3.51%) WAN
8 56 (3.45%) LAN
9 45 (2.77%) Network Security
10 41 (2.52%) Wireshark
10 41 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (1.85%) SMTP
11 30 (1.85%) SSL
12 29 (1.78%) X.400
13 27 (1.66%) X.500
14 23 (1.42%) VPN
15 21 (1.29%) HTTP
16 19 (1.17%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.11%) LDAP
18 17 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.12%) Oracle Database
2 61 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 46 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 28 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.11%) EDRMS
7 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.80%) MySQL
11 12 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.74%) Big Data
12 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.43%) OLTP
15 6 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 64 (3.94%) Subversion
2 42 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 42 (2.58%) ClearCase
3 41 (2.52%) MSI
4 36 (2.22%) StarTeam
5 35 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 33 (2.03%) Maven
7 32 (1.97%) Eclipse
8 30 (1.85%) Ant
9 27 (1.66%) JUnit
10 21 (1.29%) Apache Ivy
11 18 (1.11%) LoadRunner
12 17 (1.05%) JIRA
13 16 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (0.74%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.62%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
16 8 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (0.49%) SoapUI
17 7 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 134 (8.25%) Telecoms
2 96 (5.91%) Finance
3 48 (2.95%) Military
4 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 8 (0.49%) Legal
6 6 (0.37%) Electronics
6 6 (0.37%) Billing
6 6 (0.37%) Banking
7 5 (0.31%) Law
8 4 (0.25%) Publishing
9 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.062%) Marketing
10 1 (0.062%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.062%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 211 (12.98%) Developer
2 157 (9.66%) Architect
3 137 (8.43%) Analyst
4 120 (7.38%) Consultant
5 91 (5.60%) Java Developer
6 71 (4.37%) Project Manager
7 50 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 49 (3.02%) Support Engineer
9 45 (2.77%) Test Analyst
9 45 (2.77%) Network Engineer
10 44 (2.71%) Administrator
10 44 (2.71%) Service Manager
11 42 (2.58%) C++ Developer
12 41 (2.52%) Integration Engineer
13 39 (2.40%) Test Manager
14 35 (2.15%) Network Architect
15 34 (2.09%) Build Engineer
16 32 (1.97%) Systems Engineer
16 32 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
17 30 (1.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (7.02%) .NET
2 99 (6.09%) HTML
3 97 (5.97%) JSP
4 80 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 48 (2.95%) XML
6 42 (2.58%) J2EE
7 40 (2.46%) Java EE
8 27 (1.66%) Middleware
9 25 (1.54%) JPA
10 20 (1.23%) Web Services
10 20 (1.23%) Hibernate
11 19 (1.17%) Application Packaging
11 19 (1.17%) Spring
11 19 (1.17%) EJB
12 18 (1.11%) SAML
13 16 (0.98%) OpenID
13 16 (0.98%) OAuth
14 14 (0.86%) WDK
14 14 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.08%) Open Source
4 48 (2.95%) PKI
5 34 (2.09%) Clustering
6 30 (1.85%) Replication
7 26 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.35%) RMADS
9 14 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 14 (0.86%) Device Driver
9 14 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.74%) CESG
10 12 (0.74%) User Experience
11 11 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.49%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.49%) Statistics
13 8 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.43%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 502 (30.89%) Windows
2 244 (15.02%) Linux
3 169 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (9.72%) UNIX
5 125 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (5.91%) Windows 7
7 68 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (3.69%) Windows XP
9 49 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.66%) Windows Vista
11 22 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.98%) Solaris
13 14 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 12 (0.74%) Android
15 11 (0.68%) CentOS
15 11 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.25%) AIX
17 4 (0.25%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (15.20%) ITIL
2 152 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (7.69%) Migration
4 115 (7.08%) Project Management
5 114 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 108 (6.65%) Service Delivery
7 89 (5.48%) Service Management
8 87 (5.35%) Test Scripting
9 73 (4.49%) OO
10 64 (3.94%) Release Management
11 61 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
12 57 (3.51%) Scrum
13 56 (3.45%) Software Engineering
14 55 (3.38%) PRINCE2
15 49 (3.02%) Information Security
16 48 (2.95%) Integration Testing
17 45 (2.77%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (2.71%) Incident Management
19 43 (2.65%) Software Testing
20 42 (2.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (12.43%) SQL
2 171 (10.52%) Java
3 127 (7.82%) PowerShell
4 125 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 82 (5.05%) Python
6 80 (4.92%) C
7 79 (4.86%) C++
8 71 (4.37%) Bash Shell
9 67 (4.12%) C#
10 65 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 52 (3.20%) Perl
12 45 (2.77%) Ruby
13 39 (2.40%) VBScript
14 32 (1.97%) VB
15 31 (1.91%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.98%) VBA
17 14 (0.86%) PHP
18 13 (0.80%) Lua
19 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1625 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 552 (33.97%) SC Cleared
3 119 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 82 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 55 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 50 (3.08%) CISSP
9 49 (3.02%) CCNA
10 45 (2.77%) MCSE
11 41 (2.52%) CCNP
12 36 (2.22%) MCP
12 36 (2.22%) ISEB
13 30 (1.85%) Degree
13 30 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.35%) MCITP
15 15 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (0.80%) Sun Certification
17 12 (0.74%) CEH
18 11 (0.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.25%) SLA
2 25 (1.54%) QA
3 24 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.62%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.25%) BS15000
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) GAAP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.062%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 225 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 133 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.38%) vSphere
4 51 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
6 21 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.05%) Firmware
8 16 (0.98%) XenApp
9 15 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 13 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.74%) Nmap
12 12 (0.74%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.49%) Xen
14 5 (0.31%) vCloud
15 3 (0.18%) UAG
15 3 (0.18%) NFS
16 2 (0.12%) Snort
16 2 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 111 (6.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 80 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
3 77 (4.74%) SCCM
4 38 (2.34%) SCOM
5 30 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 24 (1.48%) HP SIM
6 24 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 19 (1.17%) Puppet
8 16 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 13 (0.80%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.74%) Backup Exec
12 12 (0.74%) Nessus
13 10 (0.62%) Netcool
13 10 (0.62%) OVSD
14 9 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.55%) MIIS
15 8 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 393 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 267 (16.43%) VMware
3 260 (16.00%) Oracle
4 259 (15.94%) HP
5 121 (7.45%) Cisco
6 119 (7.32%) Citrix
7 60 (3.69%) Red Hat
8 58 (3.57%) McAfee
9 53 (3.26%) Symantec
10 42 (2.58%) Juniper
11 36 (2.22%) Lumension
12 24 (1.48%) F5
13 23 (1.42%) IBM
14 21 (1.29%) NetApp
15 20 (1.23%) Sophos
15 20 (1.23%) 3PAR
16 16 (0.98%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.98%) Blue Coat
17 15 (0.92%) Clearswift
17 15 (0.92%) Sun
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