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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 162 168 248
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +80
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 810 690 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.26% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.49% 6.62% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 294 204
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £255 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 6 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.75 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.07 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.42 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -35.18%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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
England +23 789 £425 +4.29% 103
South East -18 242 £410 +2.50% 33
South West +5 221 £428 +13.24% 23
London +59 215 £475 - 34
Gloucestershire +1 153 £438 +8.69% 14
Hampshire -10 99 £390 -4.87% 11
Berkshire -2 80 £438 +9.37% 14
City of London -2 62 £450 +4.65% 11
Reading +22 60 £417 +4.25% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 49 £350 +3.70% 4
Cheltenham +3 47 £425 +11.84%
Milton Keynes -1 43 £325 - 2
Wiltshire -1 41 £420 +47.36% 1
North West +8 40 £488 -2.50% 2
Basingstoke +8 33 £430 -13.13% 6
East Midlands +30 31 £407 +21.49% 1
Hook +1 27 £390 -16.57%
Swindon +19 25 £475 -
Cumbria 0 23 £400 - 1
Bristol +13 18 £550 +66.03% 6
Northamptonshire +11 16 £407 +21.49%
Northampton - 16 £407 -
Derbyshire - 13 - - 1
Gloucester +9 12 £438 -2.77% 6
Wales -3 12 £413 -8.33% 2
Gosport +9 11 £330 -9.58%
West Midlands +7 11 £420 -1.17% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 11 £190 -44.25%
North East -19 11 £190 -44.25% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 11 £190 -44.25%

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1594 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 536 (33.63%) SC Cleared
3 417 (26.16%) Windows
4 331 (20.77%) Microsoft
5 305 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (16.94%) Java
7 269 (16.88%) ITIL
8 230 (14.43%) Oracle
9 201 (12.61%) Linux
10 200 (12.55%) SQL
11 178 (11.17%) Active Directory
12 174 (10.92%) HP
13 159 (9.97%) C
14 157 (9.85%) UNIX
15 155 (9.72%) VMware
16 154 (9.66%) MS Excel
17 138 (8.66%) Project Management
18 128 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 127 (7.97%) Windows 7
20 121 (7.59%) Configuration Management
21 120 (7.53%) Cisco
21 120 (7.53%) Service Management
22 119 (7.47%) PRINCE2
23 118 (7.40%) Scrum
24 116 (7.28%) Finance
25 115 (7.21%) .NET
26 114 (7.15%) JavaScript
27 110 (6.90%) C#
28 109 (6.84%) MS Office
28 109 (6.84%) Python

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 62 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.32%) WebLogic
3 42 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 33 (2.07%) Confluence
5 28 (1.76%) JBoss
6 25 (1.57%) IIS
7 22 (1.38%) Apache
7 22 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.32%) Lync
8 21 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.82%) SAS
12 11 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 154 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 109 (6.84%) MS Office
3 56 (3.51%) MS Project
4 34 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.063%) Revit
9 1 (0.063%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.19%) Maximo
4 13 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.75%) Primavera
5 12 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.56%) SAP PS
7 6 (0.38%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.38%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.19%) Summit
9 3 (0.19%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.19%) SAP QM
9 3 (0.19%) SAP PLM
10 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.56%) Office 365
2 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.25%) GitHub
5 3 (0.19%) PaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.063%) IaaS
6 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 75 (4.71%) DNS
3 67 (4.20%) LAN
4 64 (4.02%) Firewall
5 62 (3.89%) WAN
6 47 (2.95%) DHCP
7 43 (2.70%) SAN
8 37 (2.32%) Internet
9 27 (1.69%) Ethernet
10 26 (1.63%) VPN
11 25 (1.57%) AMQP
12 22 (1.38%) Network Security
13 21 (1.32%) OSPF
14 20 (1.25%) BGP
14 20 (1.25%) SSL
15 19 (1.19%) LDAP
15 19 (1.19%) MPLS
15 19 (1.19%) Wireshark
16 18 (1.13%) HTTP
17 17 (1.07%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (5.83%) Oracle Database
2 86 (5.40%) SQL Server
3 49 (3.07%) MongoDB
4 47 (2.95%) Hadoop
5 36 (2.26%) MySQL
6 30 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (1.57%) Big Data
8 23 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
14 10 (0.63%) Base SAS
14 10 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.38%) MS Access
17 6 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 90 (5.65%) JIRA
2 60 (3.76%) Subversion
2 60 (3.76%) Ant
3 46 (2.89%) JUnit
4 35 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 34 (2.13%) Maven
6 32 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 31 (1.94%) ClearCase
8 30 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 27 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.57%) Mercurial
10 25 (1.57%) Git (software)
11 22 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
11 22 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 22 (1.38%) Gradle
12 18 (1.13%) Apache Ivy
12 18 (1.13%) Visual Studio
12 18 (1.13%) MSI
13 17 (1.07%) LoadRunner
13 17 (1.07%) Selenium
General
1 116 (7.28%) Finance
2 37 (2.32%) Telecoms
3 27 (1.69%) Military
4 16 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 13 (0.82%) Law
6 10 (0.63%) Marketing
7 8 (0.50%) Legal
8 6 (0.38%) Retail
9 5 (0.31%) Billing
9 5 (0.31%) Electronics
10 4 (0.25%) Publishing
11 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.19%) Banking
12 1 (0.063%) Back Office
12 1 (0.063%) Games
Job Titles
1 277 (17.38%) Developer
2 141 (8.85%) Analyst
3 139 (8.72%) Architect
4 133 (8.34%) Java Developer
5 94 (5.90%) Consultant
6 85 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 54 (3.39%) Tester
8 51 (3.20%) Support Engineer
9 48 (3.01%) Applications Packager
10 40 (2.51%) Business Analyst
11 39 (2.45%) Test Analyst
11 39 (2.45%) Network Engineer
12 33 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (2.01%) Service Manager
13 32 (2.01%) Designer
14 30 (1.88%) Delivery Manager
15 28 (1.76%) Project Officer
16 27 (1.69%) Test Manager
17 25 (1.57%) Administrator
17 25 (1.57%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (7.21%) .NET
2 93 (5.83%) Web Services
3 92 (5.77%) HTML
4 89 (5.58%) J2EE
5 76 (4.77%) XML
6 46 (2.89%) CSS
7 41 (2.57%) ASP.NET
8 36 (2.26%) Java EE
9 35 (2.20%) Middleware
9 35 (2.20%) Hibernate
10 33 (2.07%) jQuery
11 31 (1.94%) EJB
12 30 (1.88%) JSP
12 30 (1.88%) JSON
13 29 (1.82%) JMS
14 21 (1.32%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.19%) Spring
15 19 (1.19%) JSF
16 17 (1.07%) WCF
16 17 (1.07%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 59 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.26%) User Experience
5 33 (2.07%) Client/Server
6 25 (1.57%) PKI
7 22 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.32%) Visualisation
9 20 (1.25%) CESG
10 19 (1.19%) Replication
11 18 (1.13%) Clustering
12 16 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.94%) GIS
14 13 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
15 10 (0.63%) Statistics
16 9 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.56%) Wiki
16 9 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 417 (26.16%) Windows
2 201 (12.61%) Linux
3 157 (9.85%) UNIX
4 128 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (7.97%) Windows 7
6 78 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 25 (1.57%) Solaris
11 18 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 17 (1.07%) CentOS
13 16 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.63%) HPUX
15 9 (0.56%) AIX
16 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.38%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.31%) Android
18 5 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (16.88%) ITIL
3 138 (8.66%) Project Management
4 121 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 120 (7.53%) Service Management
6 119 (7.47%) PRINCE2
7 118 (7.40%) Scrum
8 84 (5.27%) Migration
8 84 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 82 (5.14%) OO
10 77 (4.83%) Test Scripting
11 65 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (3.95%) Service Delivery
13 62 (3.89%) Change Control
14 60 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
14 60 (3.76%) SDLC
15 54 (3.39%) Software Engineering
16 53 (3.32%) TDD
17 51 (3.20%) Incident Management
18 46 (2.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (16.94%) Java
2 200 (12.55%) SQL
3 159 (9.97%) C
4 114 (7.15%) JavaScript
5 110 (6.90%) C#
6 109 (6.84%) Python
7 77 (4.83%) Perl
8 67 (4.20%) C++
9 60 (3.76%) Shell Script
10 59 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 51 (3.20%) PL/SQL
12 43 (2.70%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.13%) Ruby
14 25 (1.57%) VBA
15 19 (1.19%) PHP
16 17 (1.07%) VB
16 17 (1.07%) Lua
17 10 (0.63%) SAS Macro
18 9 (0.56%) VBScript
19 7 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1594 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 536 (33.63%) SC Cleared
3 62 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (2.82%) Degree
5 45 (2.82%) ISEB
6 44 (2.76%) CCNP
7 37 (2.32%) CISSP
8 33 (2.07%) ISTQB
9 32 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 31 (1.94%) CCNA
11 26 (1.63%) MCSE
12 23 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (1.44%) MCTS
13 22 (1.38%) MCP
14 20 (1.25%) APMP
15 18 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 17 (1.07%) CCIE
16 17 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.14%) SLA
2 32 (2.01%) QA
3 22 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.25%) BS15000
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.25%) BS25999
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.13%) P3O
10 1 (0.063%) BS7799
10 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 178 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 93 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (2.07%) vSphere
6 24 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.13%) XenApp
9 14 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.82%) Samba
10 13 (0.82%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.69%) NFS
12 9 (0.56%) DFS Replication
12 9 (0.56%) Firmware
13 6 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.31%) Postfix
15 3 (0.19%) UAG
15 3 (0.19%) Snort
15 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 103 (6.46%) SCCM
2 51 (3.20%) Puppet
3 48 (3.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 40 (2.51%) OVSD
5 32 (2.01%) SCOM
6 24 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (1.00%) WSUS
8 15 (0.94%) Vagrant
9 14 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (0.82%) OpenView
10 13 (0.82%) SCOrch
11 12 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.38%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.38%) SCSM
14 5 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
14 5 (0.31%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 331 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 230 (14.43%) Oracle
3 174 (10.92%) HP
4 155 (9.72%) VMware
5 120 (7.53%) Cisco
6 72 (4.52%) Citrix
7 55 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.89%) McAfee
9 38 (2.38%) SAP
10 35 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 33 (2.07%) Lumension
12 29 (1.82%) Juniper
13 28 (1.76%) NetApp
14 26 (1.63%) Sun
15 23 (1.44%) F5
16 22 (1.38%) Symantec
16 22 (1.38%) Dell
17 21 (1.32%) CheckPoint
18 16 (1.00%) ArcSight
18 16 (1.00%) AppSense
London
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 - £43.28 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £295.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: To £625 a day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago