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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 176 292 249
Rank change year-on-year
+116 -43
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 716 329 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 3.72% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 155 142
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £364 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 19
Average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £16.32 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.20 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £18.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+50.02% -25.80%

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
11682 8835 9943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.00% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6579 5027 5190
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 377 577
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.41% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 +107 697 £450 +20.00% 101
South East +83 346 £408 +8.66% 43
South West +32 170 £450 +21.63% 27
Hampshire +19 170 £450 +20.00% 19
London -23 125 £500 +25.00% 22
Berkshire +64 95 £400 -11.11% 20
Gloucestershire +12 94 £450 -11.76% 23
Buckinghamshire +30 56 £394 +46.41% 1
Wiltshire +20 52 £450 +37.40% 2
Milton Keynes +28 50 £375 +114.28% 1
Reading +37 45 £400 - 11
Cheltenham +7 40 £450 -18.18% 14
City of London -23 39 £518 +32.69% 13
Basingstoke - 33 £108 -
Surrey - 24 £450 - 2
West Midlands -5 14 £450 -12.19% 4
Salisbury -1 13 £120 -57.52% 1
Guildford - 12 £450 - 1
Bracknell +8 11 £269 -35.95% 1
Gloucester 0 10 £450 -11.76% 4
Somerset -2 10 £540 +36.70%
North West - 9 £487 - 1
Swindon -1 8 £469 -1.31%
Birmingham -2 7 £450 -12.19% 3
East of England -18 7 £580 +16.00% 2
Bristol -38 4 £299 -14.57% 2
Cheshire - 4 £474 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
East Midlands -3 2 £406 +31.04% 2
Devon - 2 £330 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1385 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 505 (36.46%) SC Cleared
3 427 (30.83%) Windows
4 410 (29.60%) Microsoft
5 300 (21.66%) HP
6 253 (18.27%) Oracle
7 226 (16.32%) ITIL
8 190 (13.72%) VMware
9 188 (13.57%) Active Directory
10 186 (13.43%) MS Excel
11 168 (12.13%) Linux
12 167 (12.06%) ISTQB
13 153 (11.05%) JavaScript
14 152 (10.97%) .NET
15 151 (10.90%) SQL
16 147 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
17 141 (10.18%) Java
17 141 (10.18%) UNIX
18 136 (9.82%) JSP
19 134 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
20 131 (9.46%) HTML
21 125 (9.03%) Project Management
22 124 (8.95%) ASP.NET
23 115 (8.30%) MS Exchange
24 114 (8.23%) Citrix
25 108 (7.80%) Firewall
26 105 (7.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 103 (7.44%) Telecoms
28 102 (7.36%) Cisco
29 100 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 115 (8.30%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 46 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 34 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.88%) JBoss
7 24 (1.73%) IIS
8 23 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 18 (1.30%) Documentum
10 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.87%) Lync
12 12 (0.87%) Apache
13 11 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
14 9 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.58%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 186 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.91%) MS Office
3 49 (3.54%) MS Project
4 20 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 93 (6.71%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.072%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.072%) Summit
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.79%) IaaS
2 5 (0.36%) Office 365
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.22%) PaaS
4 2 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.80%) Firewall
2 84 (6.06%) SAN
3 80 (5.78%) DNS
4 70 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.54%) DHCP
6 45 (3.25%) Internet
7 38 (2.74%) WAN
7 38 (2.74%) X.400
8 37 (2.67%) X.500
8 37 (2.67%) Network Security
8 37 (2.67%) LAN
9 31 (2.24%) Wireshark
10 28 (2.02%) HTTP
11 27 (1.95%) SMTP
12 24 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.59%) HTTPS
14 21 (1.52%) SSL
15 18 (1.30%) LDAP
16 14 (1.01%) FTP
16 14 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 53 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 48 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.23%) EDRMS
7 15 (1.08%) Big Data
8 11 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.58%) MySQL
12 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.51%) MS Access
12 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 39 (2.82%) Subversion
3 27 (1.95%) ClearCase
4 23 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 22 (1.59%) Ant
5 22 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 22 (1.59%) Maven
6 21 (1.52%) JUnit
7 19 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.23%) LoadRunner
9 16 (1.16%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (1.08%) MSI
11 14 (1.01%) StarTeam
12 8 (0.58%) JIRA
12 8 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.58%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.36%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.36%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.36%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (7.44%) Telecoms
2 78 (5.63%) Finance
3 58 (4.19%) Military
4 17 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 8 (0.58%) Legal
6 7 (0.51%) Billing
7 4 (0.29%) Banking
7 4 (0.29%) Electronics
8 3 (0.22%) Law
9 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.072%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.072%) Local Government
10 1 (0.072%) Marketing
10 1 (0.072%) Back Office
10 1 (0.072%) Retail
10 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (11.41%) Developer
2 138 (9.96%) Analyst
3 112 (8.09%) Architect
4 88 (6.35%) Consultant
5 70 (5.05%) Java Developer
6 56 (4.04%) Project Manager
7 52 (3.75%) Test Analyst
8 50 (3.61%) Administrator
9 43 (3.10%) Tester
9 43 (3.10%) Test Manager
10 39 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 36 (2.60%) Service Manager
12 34 (2.45%) Network Engineer
13 32 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (2.31%) Test Leader
14 31 (2.24%) Build Engineer
15 29 (2.09%) Systems Administrator
16 27 (1.95%) Systems Engineer
17 26 (1.88%) Integration Engineer
17 26 (1.88%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (10.97%) .NET
2 136 (9.82%) JSP
3 131 (9.46%) HTML
4 124 (8.95%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.10%) XML
6 29 (2.09%) J2EE
7 22 (1.59%) Java EE
8 19 (1.37%) Web Services
9 18 (1.30%) JSF
10 17 (1.23%) Application Packaging
11 16 (1.16%) JPA
11 16 (1.16%) EJB
12 12 (0.87%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.87%) WDK
13 11 (0.79%) EJB 3.0
13 11 (0.79%) SAML
14 10 (0.72%) CSS
15 9 (0.65%) SOAP
15 9 (0.65%) JMS
15 9 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.53%) Clustering
4 32 (2.31%) PKI
5 24 (1.73%) Replication
5 24 (1.73%) RMADS
6 16 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.01%) User Experience
8 11 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (0.79%) Device Driver
8 11 (0.79%) CESG
8 11 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.65%) Statistics
10 8 (0.58%) Economics
10 8 (0.58%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.58%) Open Source
11 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.43%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 427 (30.83%) Windows
2 168 (12.13%) Linux
3 147 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (10.18%) UNIX
5 134 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (6.35%) Windows 7
7 67 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 40 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (2.09%) Windows 2000
11 18 (1.30%) Solaris
12 17 (1.23%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.87%) Android
15 9 (0.65%) CentOS
16 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.43%) AIX
18 2 (0.14%) HPUX
18 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (16.32%) ITIL
2 125 (9.03%) Project Management
3 99 (7.15%) Migration
4 98 (7.08%) Test Scripting
5 92 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (6.57%) Service Management
7 86 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 77 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
9 69 (4.98%) Configuration Management
10 59 (4.26%) CRM
11 52 (3.75%) Test Automation
12 50 (3.61%) Release Management
13 48 (3.47%) PRINCE2
14 47 (3.39%) Software Testing
15 43 (3.10%) Software Engineering
16 41 (2.96%) Validation
16 41 (2.96%) OO
17 40 (2.89%) Workflow
18 39 (2.82%) Unit Testing
19 38 (2.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (11.05%) JavaScript
2 151 (10.90%) SQL
3 141 (10.18%) Java
4 97 (7.00%) PowerShell
5 88 (6.35%) C#
6 82 (5.92%) C
7 57 (4.12%) VB
8 54 (3.90%) Python
9 51 (3.68%) C++
10 46 (3.32%) VBScript
11 40 (2.89%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.17%) Perl
14 22 (1.59%) VBA
15 17 (1.23%) Ruby
16 13 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.51%) PHP
17 7 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.51%) Lua
18 5 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1385 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 505 (36.46%) SC Cleared
3 167 (12.06%) ISTQB
4 105 (7.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 76 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (3.18%) CCNA
9 41 (2.96%) MCSE
10 36 (2.60%) ISEB
11 33 (2.38%) CISSP
11 33 (2.38%) CCNP
12 29 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (2.09%) MCITP
13 27 (1.95%) MCP
14 26 (1.88%) Degree
15 13 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.79%) CEH
16 11 (0.79%) MOS
17 10 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.91%) SLA
2 51 (3.68%) QA
3 20 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.72%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.29%) BS15000
6 4 (0.29%) COBIT
6 4 (0.29%) P3O
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.072%) BS25999
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.072%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 188 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.68%) vSphere
4 33 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 32 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
8 19 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.37%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.16%) Nmap
9 16 (1.16%) XenApp
10 14 (1.01%) Firmware
11 12 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.43%) NFS
13 6 (0.43%) Xen
13 6 (0.43%) vCloud
14 3 (0.22%) UAG
14 3 (0.22%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 80 (5.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 80 (5.78%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (3.83%) SCCM
3 36 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 32 (2.31%) SCOM
5 27 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 25 (1.81%) HP SIM
7 22 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 18 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (1.16%) Nessus
9 16 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.08%) Netcool
11 14 (1.01%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 10 (0.72%) OVSD
15 9 (0.65%) MIIS
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
16 8 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 410 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 300 (21.66%) HP
3 253 (18.27%) Oracle
4 190 (13.72%) VMware
5 114 (8.23%) Citrix
6 102 (7.36%) Cisco
7 61 (4.40%) Symantec
8 46 (3.32%) McAfee
9 30 (2.17%) Lumension
10 29 (2.09%) Juniper
11 28 (2.02%) Sophos
12 23 (1.66%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.44%) Clearswift
14 19 (1.37%) 3PAR
14 19 (1.37%) F5
15 15 (1.08%) Blue Coat
15 15 (1.08%) NetApp
15 15 (1.08%) IBM
16 13 (0.94%) Remedy
16 13 (0.94%) AppSense
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Consulting Point
Rate: £475 - £500 per month + (INCLUSIVE EXPENSES)
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £660.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago