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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 178 282 247
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -35
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 697 336 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.05% 3.75% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 158 145
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 £558
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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +105 680 £450 +17.66% 101
South East +87 344 £408 +8.66% 39
Hampshire +19 169 £450 +20.00% 14
South West +31 162 £450 +28.57% 29
London -13 123 £500 +21.21% 24
Berkshire +65 94 £400 -11.11% 20
Gloucestershire +9 91 £450 -11.76% 26
Buckinghamshire +29 56 £394 +46.41% 3
Milton Keynes +31 50 £375 +114.28% 3
Wiltshire +21 48 £450 +37.40% 2
Reading +40 45 £400 - 12
Cheltenham +7 39 £450 -18.18% 17
City of London -27 39 £518 +31.01% 14
Basingstoke - 33 £108 - 1
Surrey - 24 £450 - 1
West Midlands -6 14 £450 -12.19% 4
Salisbury -1 13 £120 -57.52% 1
Guildford - 12 £450 - 1
Bracknell +8 11 £269 -35.95% 1
Gloucester +2 10 £450 -11.76% 4
Somerset +2 10 £540 +36.70%
North West - 9 £487 - 1
Swindon 0 8 £469 -1.31%
Birmingham -1 7 £450 -12.19% 3
Cheshire - 4 £474 - 1
East of England -20 3 - - 2
Bristol -33 3 £299 -14.57% 1
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
East Midlands -4 2 £406 +31.04% 2
Devon - 2 £330 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 1366 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 498 (36.46%) SC Cleared
3 422 (30.89%) Windows
4 409 (29.94%) Microsoft
5 298 (21.82%) HP
6 250 (18.30%) Oracle
7 225 (16.47%) ITIL
8 187 (13.69%) Active Directory
8 187 (13.69%) VMware
9 184 (13.47%) MS Excel
10 167 (12.23%) ISTQB
11 161 (11.79%) Linux
12 153 (11.20%) JavaScript
13 152 (11.13%) .NET
14 151 (11.05%) SQL
15 147 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 140 (10.25%) Java
17 136 (9.96%) JSP
18 135 (9.88%) UNIX
19 134 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
20 131 (9.59%) HTML
21 125 (9.15%) Project Management
22 124 (9.08%) ASP.NET
23 115 (8.42%) MS Exchange
24 114 (8.35%) Citrix
25 108 (7.91%) Firewall
26 105 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 101 (7.39%) Cisco
28 100 (7.32%) Telecoms
28 100 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 46 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 34 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.83%) JBoss
7 24 (1.76%) IIS
8 23 (1.68%) WebLogic
9 18 (1.32%) Documentum
10 14 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.88%) Apache
12 12 (0.88%) Lync
13 11 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
14 9 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.59%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 184 (13.47%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.98%) MS Office
3 48 (3.51%) MS Project
4 20 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 93 (6.81%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.073%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.81%) IaaS
2 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.37%) Office 365
3 3 (0.22%) PaaS
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.91%) Firewall
2 84 (6.15%) SAN
3 79 (5.78%) DNS
4 69 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 48 (3.51%) DHCP
6 43 (3.15%) Internet
7 38 (2.78%) WAN
7 38 (2.78%) X.400
8 37 (2.71%) X.500
8 37 (2.71%) LAN
8 37 (2.71%) Network Security
9 31 (2.27%) Wireshark
10 28 (2.05%) HTTP
11 27 (1.98%) SMTP
12 24 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.61%) HTTPS
14 21 (1.54%) SSL
15 17 (1.24%) LDAP
16 14 (1.02%) FTP
16 14 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
2 53 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 48 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.24%) EDRMS
7 15 (1.10%) Big Data
8 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.66%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.59%) MySQL
11 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.51%) MS Access
12 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 48 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 39 (2.86%) Subversion
3 27 (1.98%) ClearCase
4 23 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 22 (1.61%) Ant
5 22 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 22 (1.61%) Maven
6 21 (1.54%) JUnit
7 18 (1.32%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.24%) LoadRunner
9 16 (1.17%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (1.10%) MSI
11 14 (1.02%) StarTeam
12 8 (0.59%) JIRA
12 8 (0.59%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.37%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.37%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.37%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 76 (5.56%) Finance
3 58 (4.25%) Military
4 17 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.51%) Billing
6 6 (0.44%) Legal
7 4 (0.29%) Banking
7 4 (0.29%) Electronics
8 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.073%) Marketing
9 1 (0.073%) Local Government
9 1 (0.073%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.073%) Publishing
9 1 (0.073%) Back Office
9 1 (0.073%) Law
9 1 (0.073%) Retail
Job Titles
1 154 (11.27%) Developer
2 138 (10.10%) Analyst
3 112 (8.20%) Architect
4 81 (5.93%) Consultant
5 69 (5.05%) Java Developer
6 55 (4.03%) Project Manager
7 52 (3.81%) Test Analyst
8 50 (3.66%) Administrator
9 43 (3.15%) Test Manager
9 43 (3.15%) Tester
10 39 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 35 (2.56%) Service Manager
12 34 (2.49%) Network Engineer
13 32 (2.34%) Test Leader
13 32 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (2.20%) Build Engineer
15 29 (2.12%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (1.90%) Systems Engineer
16 26 (1.90%) Network Architect
17 25 (1.83%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (11.13%) .NET
2 136 (9.96%) JSP
3 131 (9.59%) HTML
4 124 (9.08%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.15%) XML
6 28 (2.05%) J2EE
7 22 (1.61%) Java EE
8 19 (1.39%) Web Services
9 18 (1.32%) JSF
10 17 (1.24%) Application Packaging
11 16 (1.17%) EJB
11 16 (1.17%) JPA
12 12 (0.88%) WDK
12 12 (0.88%) Hibernate
13 11 (0.81%) EJB 3.0
13 11 (0.81%) SAML
14 10 (0.73%) CSS
15 9 (0.66%) Spring
15 9 (0.66%) SOAP
15 9 (0.66%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.56%) Clustering
4 31 (2.27%) PKI
5 24 (1.76%) Replication
5 24 (1.76%) RMADS
6 16 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.02%) User Experience
8 11 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (0.81%) Device Driver
9 10 (0.73%) CESG
10 9 (0.66%) Statistics
11 8 (0.59%) Economics
11 8 (0.59%) Open Source
11 8 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.44%) CMDB
12 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 422 (30.89%) Windows
2 161 (11.79%) Linux
3 147 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (9.88%) UNIX
5 134 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (6.44%) Windows 7
7 67 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 39 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.12%) Windows 2000
11 18 (1.32%) Solaris
12 17 (1.24%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.88%) Android
15 9 (0.66%) CentOS
16 8 (0.59%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.44%) AIX
18 2 (0.15%) HPUX
18 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (16.47%) ITIL
2 125 (9.15%) Project Management
3 99 (7.25%) Migration
4 98 (7.17%) Test Scripting
5 91 (6.66%) Service Management
5 91 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (6.22%) Service Delivery
7 77 (5.64%) Knowledge Management
8 68 (4.98%) Configuration Management
9 59 (4.32%) CRM
10 50 (3.66%) Test Automation
11 48 (3.51%) Release Management
12 47 (3.44%) PRINCE2
13 45 (3.29%) Software Testing
14 41 (3.00%) Validation
14 41 (3.00%) Software Engineering
15 40 (2.93%) Workflow
16 39 (2.86%) Unit Testing
17 38 (2.78%) Incident Management
17 38 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 153 (11.20%) JavaScript
2 151 (11.05%) SQL
3 140 (10.25%) Java
4 97 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 87 (6.37%) C#
6 81 (5.93%) C
7 57 (4.17%) VB
8 51 (3.73%) Python
9 48 (3.51%) C++
10 46 (3.37%) VBScript
11 40 (2.93%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.12%) Perl
14 22 (1.61%) VBA
15 17 (1.24%) Ruby
16 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.51%) Lua
17 7 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.51%) PHP
18 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1366 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 498 (36.46%) SC Cleared
3 167 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 105 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 76 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (3.22%) CCNA
9 41 (3.00%) MCSE
10 36 (2.64%) ISEB
11 33 (2.42%) CISSP
11 33 (2.42%) CCNP
12 29 (2.12%) MCITP
12 29 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (1.98%) MCP
14 26 (1.90%) Degree
15 13 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (0.81%) CEH
16 11 (0.81%) MOS
17 10 (0.73%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.90%) SLA
2 51 (3.73%) QA
3 20 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.88%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.73%) 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 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.073%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.073%) BS25999
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 187 (13.69%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.66%) vSphere
4 33 (2.42%) XenDesktop
5 32 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
8 18 (1.32%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.17%) XenApp
9 16 (1.17%) Nmap
10 14 (1.02%) Firmware
11 12 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.44%) NFS
13 6 (0.44%) Xen
13 6 (0.44%) vCloud
14 3 (0.22%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.22%) UAG
15 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 80 (5.86%) HP Quality Center
2 79 (5.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 52 (3.81%) SCCM
4 36 (2.64%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.27%) SCOM
6 27 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 25 (1.83%) HP SIM
8 22 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 18 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (1.17%) Nessus
11 15 (1.10%) Netcool
12 14 (1.02%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 10 (0.73%) OVSD
16 9 (0.66%) HP UCMDB
16 9 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (0.66%) MIIS
17 8 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 409 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 298 (21.82%) HP
3 250 (18.30%) Oracle
4 187 (13.69%) VMware
5 114 (8.35%) Citrix
6 101 (7.39%) Cisco
7 61 (4.47%) Symantec
8 45 (3.29%) McAfee
9 30 (2.20%) Lumension
10 29 (2.12%) Juniper
11 28 (2.05%) Sophos
12 21 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.46%) Clearswift
14 19 (1.39%) F5
14 19 (1.39%) 3PAR
15 15 (1.10%) Blue Coat
15 15 (1.10%) IBM
15 15 (1.10%) NetApp
16 13 (0.95%) Altiris
16 13 (0.95%) AppSense
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £660.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27.83 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: 5 days ago