The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 177 157 134
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 663 638 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.34% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.04% 7.36% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 336 413
Average daily rate £425 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.74 £27.15 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £59.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.97%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -29 643 £425 -5.55% 72
South East +17 241 £351 -4.48% 29
London -44 218 £450 - 24
South West -17 136 £448 -0.55% 17
City of London +28 127 £475 - 11
Hampshire +24 113 £350 -12.50% 12
Buckinghamshire -14 72 £320 +18.51% 4
Milton Keynes -11 60 £320 +18.51% 4
Berkshire +11 39 £380 +8.57% 9
Gloucestershire -12 33 £425 -5.55% 14
Wiltshire -13 31 £414 -24.77% 2
Hook -2 28 £356 -11.00% 1
Cheltenham -3 19 £500 +29.19% 7
Reading +2 17 £403 +0.62% 7
Surrey +4 15 £475 +16.20% 4
Gosport - 13 £346 - 1
East of England -18 11 £219 - 1
South Wales -9 9 £450 -
Wales -11 9 £450 -
West Midlands -11 9 £365 -33.63%
Guildford +3 7 £388 -5.07% 4
Hertfordshire -3 7 - -
Bracknell +4 6 £236 -
Basingstoke +17 5 £400 +28.00% 2
Birmingham -9 4 £375 -31.81%
North West -21 4 - -
Swindon -15 3 £500 -9.09%
Yorkshire -21 3 £475 +35.90% 1
Scotland -9 2 £410 +8.46%
West Yorkshire - 2 £475 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1172 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 339 (28.92%) Windows
4 271 (23.12%) Microsoft
5 220 (18.77%) ITIL
6 186 (15.87%) HP
7 149 (12.71%) Active Directory
8 146 (12.46%) MS Excel
8 146 (12.46%) VMware
9 142 (12.12%) Oracle
10 131 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 121 (10.32%) Linux
12 119 (10.15%) SQL
13 110 (9.39%) Java
14 103 (8.79%) SQL Server
15 102 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 99 (8.45%) UNIX
17 94 (8.02%) PRINCE2
17 94 (8.02%) Finance
18 89 (7.59%) Project Management
19 85 (7.25%) Service Delivery
20 84 (7.17%) Service Management
20 84 (7.17%) SharePoint
21 82 (7.00%) Telecoms
21 82 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 81 (6.91%) MS Project
23 78 (6.66%) DNS
24 77 (6.57%) MS Office
25 76 (6.48%) Configuration Management
25 76 (6.48%) MS Exchange

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 84 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 76 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 36 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (1.88%) IIS
5 19 (1.62%) MS Project Server
6 18 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.19%) SAS
10 14 (1.19%) Apache
10 14 (1.19%) CMS
11 12 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.02%) Lync
12 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.68%) Documentum
13 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 146 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 81 (6.91%) MS Project
3 77 (6.57%) MS Office
4 18 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.085%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.17%) Summit
7 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.85%) IaaS
2 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.43%) PaaS
4 3 (0.26%) Office 365
4 3 (0.26%) SaaS
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.66%) DNS
2 64 (5.46%) DHCP
3 52 (4.44%) SAN
4 46 (3.92%) Firewall
5 36 (3.07%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.82%) Internet
7 24 (2.05%) Network Security
8 23 (1.96%) LDAP
9 20 (1.71%) Wireshark
10 18 (1.54%) NAS
11 15 (1.28%) WAN
12 14 (1.19%) SMTP
13 13 (1.11%) LAN
13 13 (1.11%) X.400
14 12 (1.02%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.85%) SSL
16 9 (0.77%) iSCSI
16 9 (0.77%) HTTP
16 9 (0.77%) X.500
17 7 (0.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.11%) Big Data
10 12 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (0.85%) OLAP
12 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.77%) DTS
12 9 (0.77%) MySQL
13 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (2.13%) MSI
2 21 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 12 (1.02%) JUnit
4 10 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 10 (0.85%) Subversion
4 10 (0.85%) Maven
5 9 (0.77%) StarTeam
5 9 (0.77%) JIRA
5 9 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.77%) Hudson
5 9 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.68%) QUnit
6 8 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.60%) JDeveloper
7 7 (0.60%) Ant
8 6 (0.51%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 94 (8.02%) Finance
2 82 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.88%) Military
4 16 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 10 (0.85%) Retail
6 8 (0.68%) Legal
7 6 (0.51%) Electronics
7 6 (0.51%) Billing
8 5 (0.43%) Marketing
8 5 (0.43%) Publishing
9 4 (0.34%) Law
10 3 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.085%) Banking
12 1 (0.085%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 140 (11.95%) Developer
2 132 (11.26%) Analyst
3 86 (7.34%) Consultant
4 77 (6.57%) Architect
5 63 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 47 (4.01%) Tester
7 45 (3.84%) Administrator
8 34 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 29 (2.47%) Java Developer
10 26 (2.22%) Software Developer
10 26 (2.22%) DBA
10 26 (2.22%) SQL Developer
11 25 (2.13%) Test Manager
12 23 (1.96%) Test Analyst
12 23 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (1.88%) Business Analyst
13 22 (1.88%) Project Support Officer
13 22 (1.88%) Project Officer
14 21 (1.79%) Technical Architect
15 20 (1.71%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.89%) .NET
2 59 (5.03%) HTML
3 50 (4.27%) ASP.NET
4 27 (2.30%) JSP
5 25 (2.13%) XML
6 24 (2.05%) Web Services
7 20 (1.71%) J2EE
8 19 (1.62%) RESTful
9 17 (1.45%) CSS
10 16 (1.37%) Middleware
10 16 (1.37%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 16 (1.37%) Java EE
11 14 (1.19%) REST
12 13 (1.11%) Hibernate
13 10 (0.85%) jQuery
14 9 (0.77%) Spring
15 8 (0.68%) SVG
15 8 (0.68%) HTML5
16 7 (0.60%) JPA
16 7 (0.60%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 44 (3.75%) Clustering
3 33 (2.82%) CESG
4 23 (1.96%) Replication
5 21 (1.79%) PKI
6 19 (1.62%) Open Source
7 18 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 18 (1.54%) CMDB
8 14 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.85%) RIA
10 9 (0.77%) Economics
11 8 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
12 7 (0.60%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.60%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.60%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.43%) Web 2.0
13 5 (0.43%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.43%) Physics
13 5 (0.43%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.43%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 339 (28.92%) Windows
2 131 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 121 (10.32%) Linux
4 102 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (8.45%) UNIX
6 44 (3.75%) Windows XP
7 43 (3.67%) Windows 7
8 34 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (1.88%) Solaris
9 22 (1.88%) Windows 2000
10 18 (1.54%) Windows Vista
11 15 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.19%) AIX
13 13 (1.11%) Android
14 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.85%) HPUX
16 5 (0.43%) CentOS
17 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.26%) pSOS
18 2 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (18.77%) ITIL
2 94 (8.02%) PRINCE2
3 89 (7.59%) Project Management
4 85 (7.25%) Service Delivery
5 84 (7.17%) Service Management
6 76 (6.48%) Configuration Management
7 66 (5.63%) Change Management
8 54 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (4.10%) Test Scripting
10 41 (3.50%) Migration
10 41 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (3.33%) Software Testing
12 38 (3.24%) Validation
13 34 (2.90%) UML
13 34 (2.90%) Workflow
14 31 (2.65%) Knowledge Management
15 30 (2.56%) Project Planning
16 28 (2.39%) ITIL V3
17 27 (2.30%) Change Control
17 27 (2.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 119 (10.15%) SQL
2 110 (9.39%) Java
3 60 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 49 (4.18%) C
5 36 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 31 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.56%) C++
8 29 (2.47%) C#
8 29 (2.47%) Python
9 18 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 18 (1.54%) VBScript
10 17 (1.45%) VB
11 16 (1.37%) Perl
12 14 (1.19%) VBA
13 12 (1.02%) Ruby
14 9 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.43%) PHP
17 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1172 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.35%) Degree
4 48 (4.10%) ISTQB
5 43 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.96%) MCSE
8 22 (1.88%) ISEB
9 19 (1.62%) MCP
9 19 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.45%) RHCE
11 15 (1.28%) CCNP
12 13 (1.11%) CCNA
12 13 (1.11%) CISSP
13 12 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.94%) APMP
15 10 (0.85%) MCITP
15 10 (0.85%) MCTS
16 6 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
17 5 (0.43%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.10%) SLA
2 25 (2.13%) QA
3 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.26%) BS15000
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.085%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.085%) TickIT
System Software
1 149 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 82 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 21 (1.79%) XenApp
6 18 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.37%) vSphere
8 12 (1.02%) Nmap
9 11 (0.94%) vCloud
9 11 (0.94%) Terminal Server
10 9 (0.77%) NFS
11 8 (0.68%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.34%) KVM
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.26%) Squid
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 62 (5.29%) SCCM
2 52 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 34 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (2.05%) NetBackup
4 24 (2.05%) SCOM
5 23 (1.96%) WSUS
6 20 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 17 (1.45%) HP SIM
8 14 (1.19%) OVSD
8 14 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 12 (1.02%) Nessus
9 12 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (0.94%) HP NNM
11 8 (0.68%) Puppet
11 8 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
11 8 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.60%) Unicenter
12 7 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 271 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 186 (15.87%) HP
3 146 (12.46%) VMware
4 142 (12.12%) Oracle
5 56 (4.78%) Citrix
6 54 (4.61%) Cisco
7 38 (3.24%) Red Hat
8 27 (2.30%) McAfee
9 25 (2.13%) Symantec
10 22 (1.88%) CA
10 22 (1.88%) JBoss
11 19 (1.62%) Veritas
12 16 (1.37%) Sophos
13 15 (1.28%) NetApp
14 14 (1.19%) EMC
14 14 (1.19%) IBM
15 13 (1.11%) Lumension
15 13 (1.11%) Sun
16 11 (0.94%) Juniper
17 9 (0.77%) Brocade
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: please quote daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 - £404.98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago