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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 185 280 263
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -17
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 683 350 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.08% 3.86% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 158 168
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 19
Average hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £16.70 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £37.75 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+37.32% -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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +97 645 £425 +8.97% 115
South East +62 276 £405 +8.00% 59
South West +40 201 £450 +15.41% 19
Hampshire +18 152 £450 +19.04% 22
London +12 128 £500 +17.64% 30
Gloucestershire +8 118 £450 +15.97% 15
Berkshire +31 70 £400 -11.11% 20
Wiltshire +26 57 £413 +5.76% 2
City of London -8 43 £500 +26.58% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 40 £355 +42.00% 8
Reading +26 38 £400 - 15
Milton Keynes +23 37 £355 +102.85% 8
Cheltenham +10 34 £450 +15.97% 12
Basingstoke - 25 £108 - 2
Salisbury +4 18 £108 -
Gosport -3 17 £420 -3.44% 4
Somerset +5 16 £475 +32.86% 1
Surrey - 14 £415 - 4
Gloucester -2 12 £450 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -5 12 £430 -21.81% 1
Bracknell +12 11 £269 -36.01% 3
Taunton - 11 £474 -
East of England - 8 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £450 - 1
Birmingham +1 7 £438 -20.45% 1
Swindon -2 6 £450 -
Guildford - 6 £450 - 3
North West - 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 2 £263 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - - 1

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1327 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 480 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 411 (30.97%) Windows
4 394 (29.69%) Microsoft
5 305 (22.98%) HP
6 243 (18.31%) Oracle
7 226 (17.03%) ITIL
8 186 (14.02%) MS Excel
9 180 (13.56%) VMware
10 174 (13.11%) Active Directory
11 160 (12.06%) ISTQB
12 153 (11.53%) Linux
13 151 (11.38%) SQL
14 146 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 145 (10.93%) .NET
16 142 (10.70%) JavaScript
17 139 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 133 (10.02%) Java
19 127 (9.57%) UNIX
19 127 (9.57%) JSP
20 125 (9.42%) Project Management
21 121 (9.12%) HTML
22 120 (9.04%) ASP.NET
23 110 (8.29%) Service Management
24 109 (8.21%) Citrix
25 105 (7.91%) MS Exchange
26 101 (7.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 96 (7.23%) Cisco
28 95 (7.16%) Service Delivery
29 93 (7.01%) Test Scripting

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 105 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 55 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 42 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 33 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.51%) IIS
8 16 (1.21%) Documentum
9 15 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.90%) MS Project Server
11 12 (0.90%) Apache
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
13 10 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.68%) Lync
15 7 (0.53%) Confluence
16 6 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 186 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.95%) MS Office
3 65 (4.90%) MS Project
4 22 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 87 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.075%) Summit
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.075%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.75%) IaaS
2 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.23%) PaaS
3 3 (0.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.63%) Firewall
2 81 (6.10%) SAN
3 80 (6.03%) DNS
4 69 (5.20%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.69%) DHCP
6 38 (2.86%) X.400
7 37 (2.79%) X.500
8 33 (2.49%) Network Security
9 32 (2.41%) Internet
10 26 (1.96%) WAN
10 26 (1.96%) Wireshark
11 25 (1.88%) LAN
11 25 (1.88%) HTTP
12 24 (1.81%) SMTP
13 22 (1.66%) HTTPS
14 20 (1.51%) LDAP
14 20 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (1.36%) SSL
16 12 (0.90%) SNMP
17 11 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.45%) Oracle Reports
3 46 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.51%) Big Data
7 15 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (0.83%) EDRMS
10 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.60%) MySQL
11 8 (0.60%) MS Access
12 7 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 51 (3.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 34 (2.56%) Subversion
3 28 (2.11%) ClearCase
4 20 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 20 (1.51%) Maven
5 19 (1.43%) Ant
5 19 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 18 (1.36%) JUnit
6 18 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 13 (0.98%) StarTeam
9 12 (0.90%) MSI
9 12 (0.90%) Apache Ivy
10 11 (0.83%) JIRA
11 10 (0.75%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.53%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.53%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.38%) CruiseControl
14 5 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 92 (6.93%) Telecoms
2 86 (6.48%) Finance
3 56 (4.22%) Military
4 17 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 10 (0.75%) Legal
6 7 (0.53%) Billing
7 5 (0.38%) Electronics
8 4 (0.30%) Banking
9 3 (0.23%) Retail
9 3 (0.23%) Law
9 3 (0.23%) Local Government
9 3 (0.23%) Marketing
10 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.075%) Back Office
11 1 (0.075%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 154 (11.61%) Analyst
2 139 (10.47%) Developer
3 91 (6.86%) Architect
4 71 (5.35%) Consultant
5 57 (4.30%) Java Developer
6 53 (3.99%) Project Manager
7 50 (3.77%) Test Analyst
8 49 (3.69%) Administrator
9 45 (3.39%) Tester
10 42 (3.17%) Test Manager
11 39 (2.94%) Support Engineer
12 35 (2.64%) Service Manager
13 30 (2.26%) Build Engineer
14 29 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (2.11%) Network Engineer
16 26 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (1.96%) Test Leader
17 25 (1.88%) Service Analyst
17 25 (1.88%) Test Specialist
18 24 (1.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (10.93%) .NET
2 127 (9.57%) JSP
3 121 (9.12%) HTML
4 120 (9.04%) ASP.NET
5 44 (3.32%) XML
6 27 (2.03%) Web Services
7 22 (1.66%) J2EE
8 19 (1.43%) Application Packaging
9 17 (1.28%) JSF
10 15 (1.13%) EJB
11 14 (1.06%) Java EE
12 13 (0.98%) JPA
12 13 (0.98%) REST
13 12 (0.90%) Hibernate
14 10 (0.75%) EJB 3.0
14 10 (0.75%) jQuery
15 9 (0.68%) WDK
16 8 (0.60%) Middleware
16 8 (0.60%) Spring
16 8 (0.60%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.01%) Clustering
4 26 (1.96%) Replication
5 20 (1.51%) PKI
6 17 (1.28%) RMADS
7 15 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 13 (0.98%) User Experience
9 12 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 12 (0.90%) Firmware
10 11 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.75%) Economics
12 8 (0.60%) Statistics
12 8 (0.60%) Open Source
13 7 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.53%) Web 2.0
13 7 (0.53%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.53%) CESG
14 6 (0.45%) CMDB
14 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 411 (30.97%) Windows
2 153 (11.53%) Linux
3 146 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (9.57%) UNIX
6 80 (6.03%) Windows 7
7 67 (5.05%) Windows XP
8 40 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.19%) Windows 2000
11 15 (1.13%) Solaris
11 15 (1.13%) Android
12 13 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 12 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.75%) CentOS
15 8 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.53%) AIX
17 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
19 3 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.03%) ITIL
2 125 (9.42%) Project Management
3 110 (8.29%) Service Management
4 95 (7.16%) Service Delivery
5 93 (7.01%) Test Scripting
6 86 (6.48%) Migration
7 85 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (5.43%) Configuration Management
9 70 (5.28%) Knowledge Management
10 60 (4.52%) CRM
11 58 (4.37%) PRINCE2
12 51 (3.84%) Test Automation
13 44 (3.32%) Software Testing
14 43 (3.24%) Software Engineering
15 41 (3.09%) Validation
16 40 (3.01%) Workflow
16 40 (3.01%) Release Management
17 37 (2.79%) Unit Testing
17 37 (2.79%) Functional Testing
18 36 (2.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (11.38%) SQL
2 142 (10.70%) JavaScript
3 133 (10.02%) Java
4 85 (6.41%) C#
5 80 (6.03%) PowerShell
6 79 (5.95%) C
7 56 (4.22%) VB
8 51 (3.84%) Python
9 44 (3.32%) VBScript
10 43 (3.24%) C++
11 36 (2.71%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.88%) Perl
13 24 (1.81%) VBA
14 22 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.13%) Ruby
16 13 (0.98%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.83%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.53%) PHP
19 6 (0.45%) Lua
20 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1327 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 480 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 160 (12.06%) ISTQB
4 101 (7.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 66 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 42 (3.17%) CCNA
9 35 (2.64%) MCSE
10 34 (2.56%) ISEB
11 30 (2.26%) CCNP
12 29 (2.19%) Degree
13 26 (1.96%) MCITP
14 24 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.73%) CISSP
16 21 (1.58%) MCP
17 18 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 12 (0.90%) MOS
19 10 (0.75%) CEH
20 9 (0.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.75%) SLA
2 59 (4.45%) QA
3 16 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.68%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.45%) BS15000
6 6 (0.45%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) P3O
8 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.075%) BS25999
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.075%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 174 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 92 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.14%) vSphere
4 37 (2.79%) XenDesktop
5 35 (2.64%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.73%) VMware ESX
9 18 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
9 18 (1.36%) XenApp
10 15 (1.13%) Nmap
11 12 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.75%) NFS
12 10 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.60%) vCloud
14 5 (0.38%) Postfix
14 5 (0.38%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.38%) Squid
15 4 (0.30%) Xen
15 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 76 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (4.30%) SCCM
4 36 (2.71%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.34%) SCOM
6 24 (1.81%) HP SIM
6 24 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 23 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (1.28%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.21%) Tivoli
9 16 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.13%) Nessus
11 14 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.98%) OVSD
13 12 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.68%) Netcool
14 9 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
15 8 (0.60%) MIIS
16 7 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 394 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 305 (22.98%) HP
3 243 (18.31%) Oracle
4 180 (13.56%) VMware
5 109 (8.21%) Citrix
6 96 (7.23%) Cisco
7 64 (4.82%) Symantec
8 48 (3.62%) McAfee
9 31 (2.34%) Sophos
10 27 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.96%) Lumension
12 23 (1.73%) Juniper
13 22 (1.66%) JBoss
13 22 (1.66%) Clearswift
14 18 (1.36%) 3PAR
15 17 (1.28%) Altiris
15 17 (1.28%) NetApp
16 15 (1.13%) Veritas
16 15 (1.13%) Remedy
17 13 (0.98%) Brocade
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