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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 179 285 252
Rank change year-on-year
+106 -33
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 655 354 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.85% 3.89% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 159 157
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.98% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 21
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £16.32 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £39.20 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.24% -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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
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 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +90 624 £425 +8.97% 100
South East +55 278 £405 +7.56% 49
South West +35 194 £450 +28.57% 20
Hampshire +20 161 £425 +12.43% 17
London -10 118 £500 +17.64% 26
Gloucestershire +8 116 £450 +15.97% 14
Berkshire +37 67 £400 -11.11% 19
Wiltshire +20 54 £425 +25.00% 3
City of London -11 41 £500 +25.00% 15
Reading +33 37 £400 - 10
Cheltenham +8 36 £450 +15.97% 10
Buckinghamshire +24 35 £361 +44.50% 9
Milton Keynes +24 33 £363 +107.14% 9
Basingstoke - 29 £108 - 1
Salisbury +3 18 £110 - 1
Gosport -7 18 £420 -3.44% 1
Surrey - 16 £405 - 2
Somerset +6 14 £485 +22.78% 3
Gloucester -2 12 £450 -11.76% 2
Bracknell +11 11 £269 -36.01% 4
West Midlands -9 10 £435 -15.11% 1
Taunton - 9 £481 -
Birmingham -3 6 £450 -18.18% 1
Swindon -4 6 £450 -5.26%
Guildford - 6 £450 - 2
North West - 6 - -
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Devon - 2 £330 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 478 (36.66%) SC Cleared
3 415 (31.83%) Windows
4 394 (30.21%) Microsoft
5 299 (22.93%) HP
6 237 (18.17%) Oracle
7 223 (17.10%) ITIL
8 180 (13.80%) MS Excel
8 180 (13.80%) VMware
9 179 (13.73%) Active Directory
10 158 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 155 (11.89%) Linux
12 148 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 146 (11.20%) SQL
14 145 (11.12%) .NET
15 141 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 140 (10.74%) JavaScript
17 129 (9.89%) Java
17 129 (9.89%) JSP
18 125 (9.59%) Project Management
19 123 (9.43%) UNIX
20 120 (9.20%) ASP.NET
20 120 (9.20%) HTML
21 112 (8.59%) MS Exchange
22 109 (8.36%) Citrix
23 105 (8.05%) Service Management
24 102 (7.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 96 (7.36%) Cisco
26 93 (7.13%) Service Delivery
26 93 (7.13%) Firewall

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 112 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 34 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.84%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.53%) IIS
8 17 (1.30%) Documentum
9 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.00%) Apache
11 11 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (0.84%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.69%) Lync
14 7 (0.54%) Confluence
15 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 180 (13.80%) MS Excel
2 77 (5.90%) MS Office
3 58 (4.45%) MS Project
4 20 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 87 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.077%) Summit
7 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.077%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.77%) 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 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 93 (7.13%) Firewall
2 81 (6.21%) DNS
3 80 (6.13%) SAN
4 68 (5.21%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.76%) DHCP
6 38 (2.91%) X.400
7 37 (2.84%) X.500
8 34 (2.61%) Network Security
9 32 (2.45%) Internet
10 28 (2.15%) WAN
11 26 (1.99%) LAN
11 26 (1.99%) HTTP
12 25 (1.92%) Wireshark
12 25 (1.92%) SMTP
13 22 (1.69%) LDAP
14 21 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (1.61%) HTTPS
15 18 (1.38%) SSL
16 12 (0.92%) FTP
16 12 (0.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
2 55 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 45 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.38%) Big Data
7 17 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.92%) EDRMS
10 11 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.54%) MySQL
13 7 (0.54%) MS Access
14 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 51 (3.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 36 (2.76%) Subversion
3 28 (2.15%) ClearCase
4 21 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 20 (1.53%) JUnit
5 20 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 19 (1.46%) Maven
6 19 (1.46%) Ant
7 18 (1.38%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.30%) LoadRunner
9 14 (1.07%) StarTeam
10 12 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
11 11 (0.84%) MSI
12 10 (0.77%) JIRA
13 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.54%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.38%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 92 (7.06%) Telecoms
2 83 (6.37%) Finance
3 57 (4.37%) Military
4 14 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 10 (0.77%) Legal
6 6 (0.46%) Billing
7 4 (0.31%) Banking
7 4 (0.31%) Electronics
8 3 (0.23%) Local Government
9 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.077%) Law
10 1 (0.077%) Back Office
10 1 (0.077%) Retail
10 1 (0.077%) Marketing
10 1 (0.077%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 145 (11.12%) Analyst
2 143 (10.97%) Developer
3 90 (6.90%) Architect
4 70 (5.37%) Consultant
5 58 (4.45%) Java Developer
6 52 (3.99%) Project Manager
7 49 (3.76%) Administrator
8 47 (3.60%) Test Analyst
9 44 (3.37%) Tester
10 42 (3.22%) Test Manager
11 39 (2.99%) Support Engineer
12 37 (2.84%) Service Manager
13 30 (2.30%) Build Engineer
14 29 (2.22%) Network Engineer
14 29 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (2.07%) Test Leader
15 27 (2.07%) Systems Administrator
16 25 (1.92%) Test Specialist
16 25 (1.92%) Support Analyst
16 25 (1.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (11.12%) .NET
2 129 (9.89%) JSP
3 120 (9.20%) ASP.NET
3 120 (9.20%) HTML
4 43 (3.30%) XML
5 24 (1.84%) Web Services
6 22 (1.69%) J2EE
7 19 (1.46%) Application Packaging
8 17 (1.30%) JSF
9 15 (1.15%) EJB
10 14 (1.07%) Java EE
11 13 (1.00%) JPA
12 11 (0.84%) Hibernate
12 11 (0.84%) WDK
13 10 (0.77%) REST
13 10 (0.77%) EJB 3.0
14 8 (0.61%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.61%) jQuery
14 8 (0.61%) Middleware
14 8 (0.61%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.91%) Clustering
4 24 (1.84%) Replication
5 22 (1.69%) PKI
6 18 (1.38%) RMADS
7 15 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.15%) User Experience
8 11 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 10 (0.77%) Economics
10 9 (0.69%) Open Source
11 8 (0.61%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.61%) Statistics
11 8 (0.61%) CESG
12 7 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.54%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 415 (31.83%) Windows
2 155 (11.89%) Linux
3 148 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 123 (9.43%) UNIX
6 83 (6.37%) Windows 7
7 66 (5.06%) Windows XP
8 40 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 16 (1.23%) Solaris
12 14 (1.07%) Android
13 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.77%) CentOS
16 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.46%) AIX
18 5 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (17.10%) ITIL
2 125 (9.59%) Project Management
3 105 (8.05%) Service Management
4 93 (7.13%) Service Delivery
5 89 (6.83%) Migration
6 88 (6.75%) Test Scripting
7 84 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (5.21%) Configuration Management
9 67 (5.14%) Knowledge Management
10 61 (4.68%) CRM
11 54 (4.14%) PRINCE2
12 51 (3.91%) Test Automation
13 41 (3.14%) Software Testing
13 41 (3.14%) Software Engineering
14 40 (3.07%) Unit Testing
14 40 (3.07%) Workflow
15 39 (2.99%) Validation
15 39 (2.99%) Release Management
16 37 (2.84%) Functional Testing
17 36 (2.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 146 (11.20%) SQL
2 140 (10.74%) JavaScript
3 129 (9.89%) Java
4 86 (6.60%) C#
5 81 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 76 (5.83%) C
7 56 (4.29%) VB
8 48 (3.68%) Python
9 44 (3.37%) VBScript
10 41 (3.14%) C++
11 36 (2.76%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.92%) Perl
13 22 (1.69%) VBA
13 22 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.07%) Ruby
15 12 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.54%) PHP
18 6 (0.46%) Lua
19 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 478 (36.66%) SC Cleared
3 158 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 102 (7.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 67 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 42 (3.22%) CCNA
9 36 (2.76%) MCSE
10 33 (2.53%) ISEB
11 32 (2.45%) CCNP
12 30 (2.30%) Degree
13 25 (1.92%) MCITP
13 25 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.76%) MCP
14 23 (1.76%) CISSP
15 17 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.92%) MOS
17 10 (0.77%) CEH
18 9 (0.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.68%) SLA
2 57 (4.37%) QA
3 17 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.69%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.31%) P3O
6 4 (0.31%) COBIT
6 4 (0.31%) BS15000
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.077%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.077%) BS25999
9 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 179 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 93 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.29%) vSphere
4 38 (2.91%) XenDesktop
5 36 (2.76%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (1.69%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.46%) XenApp
10 18 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
11 14 (1.07%) Nmap
12 13 (1.00%) Firmware
13 12 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.77%) NFS
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.61%) vCloud
17 5 (0.38%) Squid
17 5 (0.38%) Postfix
17 5 (0.38%) Sendmail
18 4 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (5.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 75 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
3 55 (4.22%) SCCM
4 36 (2.76%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.38%) SCOM
6 26 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 25 (1.92%) HP SIM
8 23 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (1.46%) Backup Exec
9 19 (1.46%) Tivoli
10 18 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.07%) Nessus
12 13 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 12 (0.92%) Netcool
13 12 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.84%) OVSD
15 9 (0.69%) MIIS
15 9 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
16 8 (0.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
17 7 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 394 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 299 (22.93%) HP
3 237 (18.17%) Oracle
4 180 (13.80%) VMware
5 109 (8.36%) Citrix
6 96 (7.36%) Cisco
7 66 (5.06%) Symantec
8 50 (3.83%) McAfee
9 33 (2.53%) Sophos
10 27 (2.07%) Lumension
11 26 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.76%) Juniper
13 22 (1.69%) Clearswift
14 21 (1.61%) JBoss
15 19 (1.46%) 3PAR
16 17 (1.30%) NetApp
17 15 (1.15%) Altiris
17 15 (1.15%) Remedy
18 14 (1.07%) IBM
19 13 (1.00%) AppSense
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