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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 157 286 232
Rank change year-on-year
+129 -54
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 797 346 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 3.90% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 156 156
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £260
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 12 4 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.78 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.29% -24.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £28.85 £48.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +11.47%

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
11690 8879 9127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.08% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6593 4997 4784
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 382 565
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +125 776 £450 +12.50% 179
South East +104 364 £415 -2.07% 82
South West +29 191 £450 +15.41% 40
Hampshire +17 178 £450 +5.88% 42
London -33 146 £468 +3.88% 46
Gloucestershire +11 128 £450 -11.76% 29
Berkshire +76 94 £425 -5.55% 35
Hook -1 60 £450 +2.85% 3
Buckinghamshire +31 55 £375 -1.31% 1
Milton Keynes +23 48 £350 -7.89% 1
Cheltenham +12 47 £458 -16.81% 17
Reading +57 45 £203 - 20
Basingstoke - 45 £425 - 20
Wiltshire +3 39 £450 +41.17% 4
City of London -50 34 £469 +13.63% 26
Surrey - 28 £450 - 3
West Midlands +7 22 £425 -10.52% 3
Gloucester +6 17 £450 -11.76% 6
Guildford - 17 £450 - 2
East of England -7 13 £553 +22.77%
Bracknell - 12 £269 - 2
Birmingham +3 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Salisbury -6 8 £225 -20.35% 1
North West - 8 £475 - 7
Wales - 7 £280 - 1
Somerset -3 6 £513 +29.74% 1
Bristol -19 6 £325 -12.15% 5
Manchester - 4 £488 - 7
South Wales - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £406 +31.04%

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1479 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 523 (35.36%) SC Cleared
3 459 (31.03%) Windows
4 384 (25.96%) Microsoft
5 280 (18.93%) HP
6 247 (16.70%) Oracle
7 238 (16.09%) ITIL
8 223 (15.08%) VMware
9 215 (14.54%) Active Directory
10 201 (13.59%) Linux
11 178 (12.04%) SQL
12 171 (11.56%) MS Excel
13 160 (10.82%) Java
14 157 (10.62%) UNIX
15 154 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 144 (9.74%) ISTQB
17 131 (8.86%) .NET
18 129 (8.72%) JavaScript
18 129 (8.72%) Firewall
19 125 (8.45%) Telecoms
20 124 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
21 122 (8.25%) Migration
22 120 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 117 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
24 115 (7.78%) Project Management
25 114 (7.71%) Cisco
25 114 (7.71%) JSP
26 113 (7.64%) Citrix
27 110 (7.44%) MS Exchange
28 105 (7.10%) HTML

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 110 (7.44%) MS Exchange
2 60 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 33 (2.23%) WebLogic
5 31 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (1.76%) IIS
7 26 (1.76%) JBoss
8 17 (1.15%) Documentum
8 17 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
11 13 (0.88%) Apache
11 13 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.81%) Lync
13 10 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
15 6 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 171 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.18%) MS Office
3 36 (2.43%) MS Project
4 24 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.54%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 83 (5.61%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.068%) Summit
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.068%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.74%) IaaS
2 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.34%) Office 365
4 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.20%) PaaS
5 2 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.72%) Firewall
2 86 (5.81%) DNS
3 80 (5.41%) SAN
4 68 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 62 (4.19%) DHCP
6 57 (3.85%) Internet
7 44 (2.97%) WAN
8 43 (2.91%) LAN
8 43 (2.91%) Network Security
9 34 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (2.23%) Wireshark
10 33 (2.23%) X.400
11 32 (2.16%) X.500
12 27 (1.83%) SMTP
13 25 (1.69%) HTTP
14 20 (1.35%) SSL
15 18 (1.22%) LDAP
16 16 (1.08%) VLAN
17 15 (1.01%) VPN
17 15 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.65%) Oracle Database
3 45 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
4 26 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.28%) EDRMS
7 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.01%) Big Data
9 13 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.74%) MySQL
11 11 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.41%) MS Access
14 6 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 45 (3.04%) Subversion
2 30 (2.03%) ClearCase
3 28 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (1.89%) Maven
3 28 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (1.89%) MSI
4 25 (1.69%) Ant
4 25 (1.69%) JUnit
4 25 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 25 (1.69%) StarTeam
5 23 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.28%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (1.15%) LoadRunner
8 10 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.61%) JIRA
9 9 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.54%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.34%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 125 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 96 (6.49%) Finance
3 57 (3.85%) Military
4 17 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.34%) Legal
5 5 (0.34%) Banking
6 4 (0.27%) Law
6 4 (0.27%) Publishing
6 4 (0.27%) Electronics
7 3 (0.20%) Billing
7 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.068%) Retail
9 1 (0.068%) Marketing
9 1 (0.068%) Back Office
9 1 (0.068%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 184 (12.44%) Developer
2 132 (8.92%) Analyst
3 128 (8.65%) Architect
4 110 (7.44%) Consultant
5 77 (5.21%) Java Developer
6 64 (4.33%) Project Manager
7 51 (3.45%) Administrator
8 47 (3.18%) Test Analyst
9 45 (3.04%) Support Engineer
10 43 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (2.91%) Service Manager
11 41 (2.77%) Test Manager
12 39 (2.64%) Network Engineer
13 36 (2.43%) C++ Developer
14 33 (2.23%) Build Engineer
15 32 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
16 31 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
16 31 (2.10%) Integration Engineer
17 30 (2.03%) Test Leader
18 29 (1.96%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.86%) .NET
2 114 (7.71%) JSP
3 105 (7.10%) HTML
4 98 (6.63%) ASP.NET
5 45 (3.04%) XML
6 34 (2.30%) J2EE
7 30 (2.03%) Java EE
8 20 (1.35%) Application Packaging
9 19 (1.28%) JPA
10 18 (1.22%) SAML
10 18 (1.22%) JSF
11 17 (1.15%) Web Services
12 16 (1.08%) EJB
12 16 (1.08%) Middleware
13 14 (0.95%) WDK
13 14 (0.95%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.95%) OAuth
13 14 (0.95%) OpenID
14 13 (0.88%) Spring
15 11 (0.74%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (2.77%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.50%) Clustering
4 36 (2.43%) PKI
5 27 (1.83%) Replication
6 24 (1.62%) RMADS
7 20 (1.35%) Open Source
8 16 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 14 (0.95%) User Experience
11 12 (0.81%) Device Driver
12 11 (0.74%) CESG
12 11 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.61%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.54%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.54%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.47%) Economics
15 7 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 459 (31.03%) Windows
2 201 (13.59%) Linux
3 157 (10.62%) UNIX
4 154 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 91 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 62 (4.19%) Windows XP
8 54 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.96%) Windows Vista
11 17 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 17 (1.15%) Solaris
12 16 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.81%) Android
14 11 (0.74%) CentOS
15 9 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.47%) AIX
18 2 (0.14%) HPUX
18 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (16.09%) ITIL
2 122 (8.25%) Migration
3 117 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (7.78%) Project Management
5 97 (6.56%) Service Delivery
6 90 (6.09%) Service Management
7 87 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 78 (5.27%) Configuration Management
9 64 (4.33%) Knowledge Management
10 53 (3.58%) Release Management
10 53 (3.58%) OO
11 47 (3.18%) Software Engineering
12 44 (2.97%) PRINCE2
13 43 (2.91%) Software Testing
14 42 (2.84%) Scrum
15 40 (2.70%) Incident Management
15 40 (2.70%) Unit Testing
16 39 (2.64%) Integration Testing
16 39 (2.64%) Test Automation
16 39 (2.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 178 (12.04%) SQL
2 160 (10.82%) Java
3 129 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 104 (7.03%) PowerShell
5 84 (5.68%) C
6 77 (5.21%) C#
7 68 (4.60%) C++
8 66 (4.46%) Python
9 52 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 39 (2.64%) VB
11 39 (2.64%) Perl
12 34 (2.30%) VBScript
13 28 (1.89%) Ruby
14 25 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.22%) VBA
16 10 (0.68%) PHP
17 9 (0.61%) Lua
18 8 (0.54%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1479 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 523 (35.36%) SC Cleared
3 144 (9.74%) ISTQB
4 82 (5.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 79 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (3.04%) CCNA
8 43 (2.91%) MCSE
9 42 (2.84%) CISSP
10 36 (2.43%) CCNP
11 33 (2.23%) ISEB
12 31 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (2.10%) MCP
13 27 (1.83%) MCITP
14 26 (1.76%) Degree
15 13 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.74%) CEH
17 10 (0.68%) HNC
17 10 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.80%) SLA
2 28 (1.89%) QA
3 20 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.15%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.68%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.27%) BS15000
7 2 (0.14%) GAAP
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) BS25999
8 1 (0.068%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 215 (14.54%) Active Directory
2 120 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.92%) vSphere
4 34 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
6 23 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.08%) Firmware
9 13 (0.88%) XenApp
10 12 (0.81%) Nmap
11 11 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.47%) Xen
14 6 (0.41%) vCloud
15 5 (0.34%) NFS
16 3 (0.20%) Samba
16 3 (0.20%) Sendmail
16 3 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 93 (6.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 79 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
3 61 (4.12%) SCCM
4 34 (2.30%) NetBackup
5 33 (2.23%) SCOM
6 27 (1.83%) HP SIM
6 27 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 17 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 12 (0.81%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.81%) Nessus
10 10 (0.68%) FortiGate
10 10 (0.68%) Netcool
10 10 (0.68%) OVSD
10 10 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.61%) MIIS
11 9 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.54%) Puppet
13 7 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 384 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 280 (18.93%) HP
3 247 (16.70%) Oracle
4 223 (15.08%) VMware
5 114 (7.71%) Cisco
6 113 (7.64%) Citrix
7 57 (3.85%) Symantec
8 51 (3.45%) McAfee
9 37 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.30%) Juniper
11 31 (2.10%) Lumension
12 24 (1.62%) Sophos
13 20 (1.35%) 3PAR
14 19 (1.28%) F5
15 17 (1.15%) NetApp
16 15 (1.01%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.01%) Clearswift
16 15 (1.01%) Blue Coat
17 14 (0.95%) IBM
18 11 (0.74%) EMC
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