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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 166 192 176
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 750 594 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.13% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 5.79% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 297 326
Average daily rate
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£436 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £373 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 13
Average hourly rate £21.55 £27.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.63% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £14.74 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.50 £54.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £27.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-21.63% -32.09%

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +19 718 £438 +9.37% 71
South East -3 258 £417 +15.43% 27
South West +32 193 £465 +9.41% 16
London +17 182 £475 +5.55% 16
Gloucestershire +7 152 £459 -7.03% 8
Hampshire -15 93 £403 +15.00% 10
Berkshire +12 81 £417 -4.68% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 74 £400 +25.00% 3
Reading +33 61 £417 -1.88% 8
Milton Keynes +1 61 £400 +25.00% 3
Cheltenham +1 58 £450 -10.00% 1
Hook +3 43 £408 +1.87%
North West +16 38 £400 - 4
City of London -39 35 £425 -10.52% 5
East Midlands +11 22 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 18 £425 -
Northampton - 18 £425 -
Wiltshire -7 16 £415 -0.59% 3
Wales +7 15 £425 -5.55% 1
Cumbria - 15 £378 - 3
Somerset +21 12 £520 -0.95%
Scotland - 12 - -
Taunton +20 11 £500 -15.78%
Cheshire - 11 £650 -
South Wales +1 10 £425 -5.55% 1
Farnborough - 10 £350 -
Gloucester - 10 £455 - 2
Basingstoke +5 9 - -
Bristol - 9 £480 - 1
Highlands - 9 - -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1673 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 548 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 456 (27.26%) Windows
4 376 (22.47%) Microsoft
5 318 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (17.33%) Oracle
7 249 (14.88%) Linux
8 245 (14.64%) Java
9 241 (14.41%) SQL
10 226 (13.51%) VMware
11 214 (12.79%) ITIL
12 197 (11.78%) HP
13 183 (10.94%) Active Directory
14 162 (9.68%) MS Excel
15 150 (8.97%) UNIX
16 146 (8.73%) Configuration Management
17 138 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 137 (8.19%) Project Management
19 131 (7.83%) Scrum
20 127 (7.59%) Cisco
21 126 (7.53%) C
22 113 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 113 (6.75%) Oracle Database
23 112 (6.69%) .NET
24 111 (6.63%) JavaScript
25 110 (6.58%) PRINCE2
25 110 (6.58%) Finance
26 107 (6.40%) C#
27 106 (6.34%) J2EE
27 106 (6.34%) Windows 7

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 81 (4.84%) WebLogic
2 46 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.09%) WebSphere
4 32 (1.91%) MS Exchange
5 30 (1.79%) JBoss
6 24 (1.43%) Confluence
7 19 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.96%) IIS
9 13 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
10 12 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.66%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.60%) CMS
13 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.42%) Apache
14 7 (0.42%) Documentum
14 7 (0.42%) Lync
14 7 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 162 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 86 (5.14%) MS Office
3 52 (3.11%) MS Project
4 29 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.060%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.060%) Revit
10 1 (0.060%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 45 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.72%) Maximo
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.24%) Summit
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.18%) Primavera
9 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.060%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.060%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.060%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.42%) Office 365
2 7 (0.42%) OpenShift
3 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) PaaS
5 2 (0.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.060%) SaaS
6 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 91 (5.44%) Firewall
3 70 (4.18%) LAN
4 65 (3.89%) WAN
5 64 (3.83%) DNS
6 48 (2.87%) SAN
7 44 (2.63%) Internet
8 36 (2.15%) DHCP
9 34 (2.03%) SSL
10 31 (1.85%) Wireshark
11 29 (1.73%) VPN
11 29 (1.73%) OSPF
12 27 (1.61%) Ethernet
13 26 (1.55%) Network Security
13 26 (1.55%) BGP
14 22 (1.32%) AMQP
14 22 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (1.26%) VoIP
15 21 (1.26%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.75%) Oracle Database
2 95 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 45 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 37 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 35 (2.09%) MySQL
5 35 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.37%) Big Data
8 22 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.42%) MS Access
13 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.30%) OLTP
15 5 (0.30%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.30%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 74 (4.42%) Subversion
2 69 (4.12%) JIRA
3 57 (3.41%) Ant
4 50 (2.99%) Eclipse
5 45 (2.69%) ClearCase
6 42 (2.51%) JUnit
6 42 (2.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 33 (1.97%) MSI
8 30 (1.79%) StarTeam
9 28 (1.67%) Git (software)
10 27 (1.61%) Maven
11 25 (1.49%) Mercurial
12 23 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 22 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.26%) Gradle
15 20 (1.20%) Cucumber
16 19 (1.14%) Apache Ivy
17 16 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
18 15 (0.90%) SoapUI
19 13 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 110 (6.58%) Finance
2 46 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.09%) Military
4 13 (0.78%) Marketing
5 11 (0.66%) Law
6 10 (0.60%) Legal
7 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.48%) Electronics
9 5 (0.30%) Billing
10 4 (0.24%) Retail
11 3 (0.18%) Back Office
12 2 (0.12%) Banking
12 2 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.060%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (16.32%) Developer
2 137 (8.19%) Analyst
3 128 (7.65%) Java Developer
3 128 (7.65%) Architect
4 102 (6.10%) Consultant
5 76 (4.54%) Project Manager
6 62 (3.71%) Support Engineer
7 47 (2.81%) Applications Packager
8 46 (2.75%) Network Engineer
9 44 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 42 (2.51%) Test Analyst
11 38 (2.27%) Tester
11 38 (2.27%) DBA
12 35 (2.09%) Wintel Engineer
13 32 (1.91%) Designer
14 30 (1.79%) Oracle DBA
15 28 (1.67%) C++ Developer
15 28 (1.67%) Integration Engineer
16 27 (1.61%) Security Engineer
16 27 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (6.69%) .NET
2 106 (6.34%) J2EE
3 91 (5.44%) Web Services
4 78 (4.66%) HTML
5 60 (3.59%) XML
6 47 (2.81%) ASP.NET
7 45 (2.69%) EJB
7 45 (2.69%) Java EE
8 43 (2.57%) Hibernate
9 40 (2.39%) JSP
10 34 (2.03%) CSS
10 34 (2.03%) Middleware
11 29 (1.73%) JSF
12 27 (1.61%) JPA
13 25 (1.49%) JMS
14 24 (1.43%) JSON
15 21 (1.26%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.14%) Spring
17 17 (1.02%) STL
17 17 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.53%) Open Source
4 42 (2.51%) PKI
5 33 (1.97%) Client/Server
6 24 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.26%) Replication
8 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.08%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.02%) Clustering
11 15 (0.90%) User Experience
12 12 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.72%) CESG
13 10 (0.60%) Statistics
14 9 (0.54%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.54%) Computer Science
14 9 (0.54%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.42%) GIS
15 7 (0.42%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.36%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 456 (27.26%) Windows
2 249 (14.88%) Linux
3 150 (8.97%) UNIX
4 138 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (6.34%) Windows 7
6 104 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (2.15%) Windows XP
9 34 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.55%) Solaris
11 18 (1.08%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.60%) CentOS
15 9 (0.54%) HPUX
16 7 (0.42%) AIX
17 5 (0.30%) Android
18 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
19 3 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (12.79%) ITIL
3 146 (8.73%) Configuration Management
4 137 (8.19%) Project Management
5 131 (7.83%) Scrum
6 110 (6.58%) PRINCE2
7 105 (6.28%) OO
8 83 (4.96%) Test Scripting
9 81 (4.84%) Migration
9 81 (4.84%) Service Management
10 80 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 58 (3.47%) Software Engineering
14 55 (3.29%) Change Control
15 49 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
16 48 (2.87%) Incident Management
17 47 (2.81%) Risk Management
18 45 (2.69%) Release Management
18 45 (2.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 245 (14.64%) Java
2 241 (14.41%) SQL
3 126 (7.53%) C
4 111 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 107 (6.40%) C#
6 100 (5.98%) Python
7 82 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 78 (4.66%) PL/SQL
9 68 (4.06%) Perl
10 57 (3.41%) Bash Shell
11 51 (3.05%) C++
12 50 (2.99%) Shell Script
13 45 (2.69%) Ruby
14 29 (1.73%) VBA
15 28 (1.67%) VB
16 19 (1.14%) PHP
17 18 (1.08%) Lua
18 17 (1.02%) VBScript
19 9 (0.54%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1673 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 548 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (2.99%) CISSP
6 43 (2.57%) CCNP
7 41 (2.45%) MCP
8 39 (2.33%) ISTQB
9 38 (2.27%) CCNA
10 35 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 34 (2.03%) MCSE
12 33 (1.97%) Degree
13 25 (1.49%) ISEB
14 23 (1.37%) MCTS
15 22 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (1.26%) APMP
17 20 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 20 (1.20%) Sun Certification
18 19 (1.14%) MCITP
19 17 (1.02%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.75%) SLA
2 27 (1.61%) QA
3 20 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.18%) BS15000
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 183 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 113 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.63%) vSphere
5 38 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (2.09%) XenApp
7 25 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 14 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
11 13 (0.78%) Firmware
12 9 (0.54%) Samba
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Clusterware
14 6 (0.36%) NFS
15 5 (0.30%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.30%) Postfix
15 5 (0.30%) vCloud
16 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.18%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 102 (6.10%) SCCM
2 90 (5.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 52 (3.11%) Puppet
4 42 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (2.03%) SCOM
6 28 (1.67%) OVSD
7 18 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 18 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (0.72%) OpenView
9 11 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
11 8 (0.48%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.48%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.42%) WSUS
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Flashback
13 6 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.30%) Netcool
14 5 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 376 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 290 (17.33%) Oracle
3 226 (13.51%) VMware
4 197 (11.78%) HP
5 127 (7.59%) Cisco
6 99 (5.92%) Citrix
7 80 (4.78%) Red Hat
8 62 (3.71%) McAfee
9 44 (2.63%) NetApp
10 38 (2.27%) Lumension
11 34 (2.03%) Atlassian
12 29 (1.73%) Dell
12 29 (1.73%) Juniper
13 28 (1.67%) Sun
14 25 (1.49%) F5
15 24 (1.43%) AppSense
16 21 (1.26%) SAP
17 20 (1.20%) IBM
17 20 (1.20%) Wyse
18 19 (1.14%) Symantec
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago