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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 175 278 247
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -31
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 661 367 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 3.97% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 183 182
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.46% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £17.07 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.52 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.79 £20.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+33.75% -19.90%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +79 608 £424 +8.65% 72
South East +35 256 £400 +6.66% 34
South West +17 164 £425 +8.99% 12
London +47 155 £500 +11.11% 23
Hampshire +24 141 £450 +20.00% 24
Gloucestershire +4 93 £405 +30.64% 6
Berkshire +31 73 £390 -4.87% 7
Wiltshire +4 50 £325 -23.52% 5
City of London +2 48 £500 +17.64% 11
Hook +2 45 £471 +25.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 37 £325 -3.70% 1
Milton Keynes +12 33 £325 +30.00%
Reading +17 29 £400 - 1
Cheltenham +3 22 £403 +29.83% 2
Basingstoke +33 16 £278 - 5
Somerset +4 16 £473 +47.65% 1
Salisbury - 15 £105 - 2
Gosport -11 13 £420 -3.44%
West Midlands -8 12 £430 -21.81% 2
Taunton - 12 £465 - 1
Gloucester -3 10 £450 - 2
East of England -19 7 £450 -
Wales - 7 £475 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £450 -
Bracknell +4 6 £378 +4.87% 4
North West -6 6 £500 +31.57% 1
North East -21 6 £330 -32.67%
Tyne and Wear -22 6 £330 -32.67%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 6 £330 -32.67%
South Wales - 6 £450 - 2

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1262 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 477 (37.80%) SC Cleared
3 381 (30.19%) Windows
4 369 (29.24%) Microsoft
5 300 (23.77%) HP
6 237 (18.78%) Oracle
7 218 (17.27%) ITIL
8 176 (13.95%) MS Excel
9 160 (12.68%) VMware
10 159 (12.60%) ISTQB
11 150 (11.89%) Active Directory
12 143 (11.33%) .NET
13 132 (10.46%) JavaScript
13 132 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 130 (10.30%) Linux
14 130 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 129 (10.22%) SQL
16 125 (9.90%) Java
17 124 (9.83%) UNIX
18 121 (9.59%) Project Management
19 120 (9.51%) JSP
20 117 (9.27%) HTML
21 116 (9.19%) ASP.NET
22 106 (8.40%) Citrix
23 103 (8.16%) Service Management
24 99 (7.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 94 (7.45%) MS Exchange
26 93 (7.37%) Cisco
27 91 (7.21%) Test Scripting
28 88 (6.97%) Telecoms

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 94 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 52 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.95%) Documentum
9 12 (0.95%) MS Project Server
10 11 (0.87%) IIS
10 11 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
11 10 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.79%) Apache
12 7 (0.55%) CMS
12 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.55%) Confluence
12 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) Lync
Applications
1 176 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 78 (6.18%) MS Office
3 64 (5.07%) MS Project
4 20 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 83 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.079%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.079%) Summit
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.95%) IaaS
2 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.32%) SaaS
3 4 (0.32%) PaaS
4 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.079%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.02%) SAN
2 74 (5.86%) DNS
3 69 (5.47%) TCP/IP
4 67 (5.31%) Firewall
5 43 (3.41%) DHCP
6 34 (2.69%) Network Security
7 33 (2.61%) X.400
8 31 (2.46%) X.500
9 29 (2.30%) Internet
10 28 (2.22%) WAN
11 27 (2.14%) LAN
12 23 (1.82%) HTTP
13 22 (1.74%) Wireshark
14 21 (1.66%) HTTPS
15 20 (1.58%) SMTP
16 17 (1.35%) SSL
17 16 (1.27%) LDAP
18 13 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (0.79%) SNMP
19 10 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.68%) Oracle Reports
3 46 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (1.66%) Big Data
5 21 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (0.79%) EDRMS
11 10 (0.79%) MySQL
11 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 49 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (1.74%) Subversion
3 21 (1.66%) LoadRunner
4 20 (1.58%) ClearCase
5 15 (1.19%) Maven
6 13 (1.03%) StarTeam
6 13 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 12 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.87%) JUnit
8 11 (0.87%) JIRA
8 11 (0.87%) MSI
8 11 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.79%) Ant
10 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.48%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
12 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.40%) Hudson
12 5 (0.40%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 88 (6.97%) Telecoms
2 86 (6.81%) Finance
3 46 (3.65%) Military
4 20 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 11 (0.87%) Legal
6 7 (0.55%) Billing
7 5 (0.40%) Banking
8 4 (0.32%) Retail
8 4 (0.32%) Electronics
8 4 (0.32%) Local Government
9 3 (0.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.16%) Law
10 2 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.079%) Back Office
11 1 (0.079%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 151 (11.97%) Analyst
2 120 (9.51%) Developer
3 79 (6.26%) Architect
4 67 (5.31%) Consultant
5 57 (4.52%) Project Manager
6 49 (3.88%) Tester
7 48 (3.80%) Test Analyst
8 46 (3.65%) Java Developer
9 44 (3.49%) Test Manager
10 42 (3.33%) Administrator
11 35 (2.77%) Support Engineer
12 30 (2.38%) Service Manager
13 28 (2.22%) Build Engineer
14 27 (2.14%) Network Engineer
15 26 (2.06%) Test Leader
16 25 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 24 (1.90%) Test Specialist
18 22 (1.74%) DBA
18 22 (1.74%) Systems Administrator
18 22 (1.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (11.33%) .NET
2 120 (9.51%) JSP
3 117 (9.27%) HTML
4 116 (9.19%) ASP.NET
5 36 (2.85%) XML
6 29 (2.30%) Web Services
7 23 (1.82%) J2EE
8 19 (1.51%) Application Packaging
9 15 (1.19%) REST
10 14 (1.11%) JSF
11 13 (1.03%) Java EE
11 13 (1.03%) EJB
12 12 (0.95%) jQuery
13 10 (0.79%) JPA
13 10 (0.79%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.79%) CSS
14 9 (0.71%) Middleware
14 9 (0.71%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.63%) JMS
15 8 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 30 (2.38%) Clustering
3 29 (2.30%) Replication
4 17 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.27%) RMADS
6 14 (1.11%) PKI
7 13 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 11 (0.87%) CMDB
8 11 (0.87%) Economics
9 10 (0.79%) Firmware
10 8 (0.63%) Statistics
11 7 (0.55%) Web 2.0
11 7 (0.55%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.48%) CESG
12 6 (0.48%) Open Source
12 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.40%) RIA
13 5 (0.40%) GIS
13 5 (0.40%) Wiki
14 4 (0.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 381 (30.19%) Windows
2 132 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 130 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (10.30%) Linux
4 124 (9.83%) UNIX
5 67 (5.31%) Windows XP
6 66 (5.23%) Windows 7
7 37 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (2.54%) Windows 2000
9 29 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.19%) Solaris
11 12 (0.95%) Android
12 11 (0.87%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.63%) AIX
14 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.40%) CentOS
16 4 (0.32%) HPUX
16 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (17.27%) ITIL
2 121 (9.59%) Project Management
3 103 (8.16%) Service Management
4 91 (7.21%) Test Scripting
5 86 (6.81%) Service Delivery
6 76 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 76 (6.02%) Migration
7 70 (5.55%) Knowledge Management
8 60 (4.75%) PRINCE2
8 60 (4.75%) CRM
9 50 (3.96%) Test Automation
10 42 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (3.25%) Software Testing
12 40 (3.17%) Validation
13 35 (2.77%) Software Engineering
14 34 (2.69%) Risk Management
15 32 (2.54%) Change Management
16 31 (2.46%) Workflow
17 30 (2.38%) Release Management
18 29 (2.30%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (10.46%) JavaScript
2 129 (10.22%) SQL
3 125 (9.90%) Java
4 84 (6.66%) C#
5 67 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 61 (4.83%) C
7 56 (4.44%) VB
8 45 (3.57%) VBScript
9 41 (3.25%) Python
10 33 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 32 (2.54%) C++
12 23 (1.82%) VBA
13 14 (1.11%) Perl
13 14 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.11%) Ruby
14 10 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.24%) PHP
17 2 (0.16%) XPath
17 2 (0.16%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1262 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 477 (37.80%) SC Cleared
3 159 (12.60%) ISTQB
4 99 (7.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 61 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (2.85%) CCNA
8 34 (2.69%) ISEB
9 32 (2.54%) CCNP
10 30 (2.38%) Degree
11 25 (1.98%) MCSE
12 23 (1.82%) MCITP
13 21 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (1.43%) CISSP
16 15 (1.19%) MCP
17 12 (0.95%) MOS
18 10 (0.79%) CEH
19 8 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.99%) QA
2 54 (4.28%) SLA
3 13 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.71%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.55%) BS15000
7 6 (0.48%) COBIT
8 4 (0.32%) P3O
9 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.079%) BS25999
10 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.079%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 150 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.80%) vSphere
4 41 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.01%) XenDesktop
6 29 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (1.51%) XenApp
10 15 (1.19%) Nmap
11 14 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.87%) NFS
13 9 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.63%) vCloud
15 5 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.40%) Squid
15 5 (0.40%) Postfix
15 5 (0.40%) Sendmail
16 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
2 67 (5.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 53 (4.20%) SCCM
4 33 (2.61%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.46%) SCOM
6 23 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 23 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 22 (1.74%) HP SIM
8 15 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.19%) Nessus
9 14 (1.11%) OVSD
9 14 (1.11%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
12 8 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.63%) Netcool
13 7 (0.55%) HP NNM
14 6 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 369 (29.24%) Microsoft
2 300 (23.77%) HP
3 237 (18.78%) Oracle
4 160 (12.68%) VMware
5 106 (8.40%) Citrix
6 93 (7.37%) Cisco
7 56 (4.44%) Symantec
8 45 (3.57%) McAfee
9 30 (2.38%) Sophos
10 26 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.90%) Lumension
12 19 (1.51%) NetApp
12 19 (1.51%) Clearswift
13 17 (1.35%) JBoss
13 17 (1.35%) Juniper
13 17 (1.35%) Altiris
14 15 (1.19%) Veritas
15 14 (1.11%) Brocade
15 14 (1.11%) 3PAR
16 13 (1.03%) AppSense
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £110 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £490 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago