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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 159 120 189
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +69
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 794 963 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.86% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 9.17% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 462 246
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 6
Average hourly rate £55.55 £37.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.13% +40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.57 £22.10 £16.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.55 £46.58 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +66.33%

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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 776 £450 - 95
London +19 264 £500 +5.26% 25
South West -3 227 £445 -1.11% 37
South East -38 208 £414 -2.52% 27
Gloucestershire 0 172 £450 - 25
Hampshire -7 115 £414 -6.81% 9
Wiltshire +8 41 £363 -12.65% 3
City of London +40 40 £475 +5.55% 5
Cheltenham 0 40 £460 -5.64% 8
North West +13 39 £475 -2.56% 1
Basingstoke -4 39 £475 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 35 £390 +6.84% 1
Milton Keynes +2 34 £400 +13.47% 1
Berkshire -59 34 £430 -4.44% 7
Reading -31 26 £363 +26.97% 3
Cumbria +7 21 £378 +51.00%
Croydon - 21 £583 -
Hook -4 18 £441 -1.94% 4
Swindon +9 16 £363 -19.44%
Manchester -15 13 £475 -5.00% 1
North East -23 13 £200 -27.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 13 £200 -27.27%
Tyne and Wear -28 13 £200 -27.27%
Salisbury +5 12 £350 -20.45%
Gloucester -5 11 £475 +5.55% 10
Portsmouth +2 8 £413 -
East of England +2 7 £363 -27.50% 3
Gosport -4 7 £400 -1.23%
Bristol -6 7 £488 +8.33% 7
Wales -20 5 £285 -36.66% 2

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1643 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 609 (37.07%) SC Cleared
3 317 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
4 287 (17.47%) Java
5 276 (16.80%) Windows
6 272 (16.56%) Oracle
7 256 (15.58%) Microsoft
8 231 (14.06%) Linux
9 211 (12.84%) C
10 203 (12.36%) Project Management
11 193 (11.75%) ITIL
12 189 (11.50%) SQL
13 182 (11.08%) PRINCE2
14 158 (9.62%) Finance
15 141 (8.58%) JavaScript
16 139 (8.46%) Unix
17 133 (8.09%) Service Management
18 132 (8.03%) Active Directory
19 120 (7.30%) HP
20 119 (7.24%) MS Excel
21 116 (7.06%) Cisco
22 110 (6.70%) Python
23 108 (6.57%) Migration
24 98 (5.96%) C#
25 97 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
26 96 (5.84%) VMware
27 94 (5.72%) Information Assurance
27 94 (5.72%) Windows Server
28 89 (5.42%) C++
29 88 (5.36%) .NET

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 87 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.29%) WebLogic
3 45 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.68%) JBoss
5 32 (1.95%) MS Exchange
6 27 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.52%) Apache
8 24 (1.46%) IIS
9 21 (1.28%) Confluence
10 17 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.85%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
14 11 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.67%) SAS
14 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.61%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.55%) ArcGIS
17 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.50%) MS Project
3 44 (2.68%) MS Office
4 25 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.55%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.43%) LaTeX
9 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.12%) ArcView
10 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 42 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (1.03%) Primavera
4 16 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.73%) Maximo
5 12 (0.73%) SAP PM
6 10 (0.61%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.49%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.43%) SAP CS
8 7 (0.43%) SAP SM
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.30%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
9 5 (0.30%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.73%) IaaS
4 8 (0.49%) PaaS
5 5 (0.30%) Office 365
6 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.061%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.11%) Firewall
2 56 (3.41%) SAN
3 53 (3.23%) WAN
4 44 (2.68%) VPN
5 41 (2.50%) DNS
6 33 (2.01%) LAN
7 29 (1.77%) TCP/IP
8 28 (1.70%) Internet
9 27 (1.64%) OSPF
10 26 (1.58%) MPLS
11 25 (1.52%) BGP
11 25 (1.52%) IPsec
12 19 (1.16%) HTTP
13 18 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (1.10%) NAS
14 17 (1.03%) DHCP
14 17 (1.03%) Intranet
14 17 (1.03%) LDAP
14 17 (1.03%) Network Security
15 16 (0.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.50%) Hadoop
2 74 (4.50%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.74%) Big Data
4 40 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (1.89%) GIS
6 30 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
6 30 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.34%) Neo4j
8 19 (1.16%) DB2
9 17 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
10 15 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.85%) HBase
11 14 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 10 (0.61%) OrientDB
14 9 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (2.31%) Selenium
2 35 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.07%) ClearCase
4 33 (2.01%) JIRA
4 33 (2.01%) Maven
5 31 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 31 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 27 (1.64%) JUnit
7 24 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.34%) Ant
9 21 (1.28%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.22%) ClearQuest
10 20 (1.22%) HP UFT
11 17 (1.03%) Subversion
12 15 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.85%) IntelliJ
13 14 (0.85%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.73%) Spock
15 10 (0.61%) Eclipse RCP
15 10 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 158 (9.62%) Finance
2 35 (2.13%) Law
3 23 (1.40%) Military
4 21 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 12 (0.73%) Legal
6 11 (0.67%) Banking
7 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.18%) Electronics
9 3 (0.18%) Marketing
10 2 (0.12%) Advertising
10 2 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.061%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.061%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.061%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.061%) Publishing
11 1 (0.061%) Retail
Job Titles
1 264 (16.07%) Developer
2 178 (10.83%) Consultant
3 147 (8.95%) Architect
4 146 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 125 (7.61%) Java Developer
6 121 (7.36%) Analyst
7 62 (3.77%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 61 (3.71%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 57 (3.47%) Designer
10 56 (3.41%) Support Engineer
11 46 (2.80%) Applications Support
12 41 (2.50%) Administrator
12 41 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
12 41 (2.50%) Software Developer
13 38 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
14 37 (2.25%) Security Consultant
15 36 (2.19%) Test Engineer
16 35 (2.13%) DBA
16 35 (2.13%) Test Manager
17 33 (2.01%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.36%) .NET
2 84 (5.11%) HTML
3 71 (4.32%) J2EE
4 66 (4.02%) Web Services
5 57 (3.47%) XML
6 39 (2.37%) CSS
7 37 (2.25%) jQuery
8 30 (1.83%) Java EE
8 30 (1.83%) Spring
9 29 (1.77%) Hibernate
10 26 (1.58%) XSLT
11 23 (1.40%) SOAP
12 21 (1.28%) HTML5
12 21 (1.28%) JSF
13 20 (1.22%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.03%) REST
15 16 (0.97%) JMS
15 16 (0.97%) Middleware
16 15 (0.91%) ASP.NET
16 15 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.77%) Data Centre
2 62 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 47 (2.86%) PKI
4 36 (2.19%) User Experience
5 28 (1.70%) CESG
6 25 (1.52%) Replication
7 21 (1.28%) Visualisation
8 20 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.16%) HACMP
10 18 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
12 12 (0.73%) Clustering
12 12 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.73%) PMI
13 11 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.67%) Statistics
14 9 (0.55%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 276 (16.80%) Windows
2 231 (14.06%) Linux
3 139 (8.46%) Unix
4 94 (5.72%) Windows Server
5 68 (4.14%) Windows 7
6 53 (3.23%) AIX
7 50 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 17 (1.03%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.97%) CentOS
14 14 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.73%) HPUX
16 11 (0.67%) Solaris
17 8 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 2 (0.12%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (12.36%) Project Management
3 193 (11.75%) ITIL
4 182 (11.08%) PRINCE2
5 133 (8.09%) Service Management
6 108 (6.57%) Migration
7 97 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 94 (5.72%) Information Assurance
9 79 (4.81%) Risk Management
10 77 (4.69%) Change Management
11 72 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 71 (4.32%) Information Security
13 62 (3.77%) TDD
14 61 (3.71%) Change Control
14 61 (3.71%) ITIL V3
14 61 (3.71%) Scrum
15 60 (3.65%) Configuration Management
16 56 (3.41%) Test Scripting
17 50 (3.04%) DevOps
18 48 (2.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 287 (17.47%) Java
2 211 (12.84%) C
3 189 (11.50%) SQL
4 141 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 110 (6.70%) Python
6 98 (5.96%) C#
7 89 (5.42%) C++
8 65 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 58 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 52 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 48 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 45 (2.74%) Perl
13 27 (1.64%) VB
14 24 (1.46%) Ruby
15 20 (1.22%) PHP
16 15 (0.91%) Groovy
16 15 (0.91%) VBScript
17 11 (0.67%) Scala
18 9 (0.55%) Lua
18 9 (0.55%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1643 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 609 (37.07%) SC Cleared
3 71 (4.32%) ISTQB
4 65 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (3.83%) CLAS
6 60 (3.65%) CISSP
7 57 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 52 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (3.04%) ISEB
10 47 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
11 41 (2.50%) BC Cleared
12 39 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 34 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 33 (2.01%) APMP
15 30 (1.83%) CCNP
15 30 (1.83%) Degree
16 29 (1.77%) MCSE
17 28 (1.70%) MCP
18 25 (1.52%) CCNA
19 24 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (3.04%) QA
3 29 (1.77%) JSP 440
3 29 (1.77%) RMADS
4 28 (1.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 20 (1.22%) SLA
6 6 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) P3O
9 2 (0.12%) COSHH
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.061%) ISO26262
10 1 (0.061%) Solvency II
System Software
1 132 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 83 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.73%) vSphere
6 10 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.37%) HDFS
7 6 (0.37%) NFS
8 5 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.18%) Firmware
9 3 (0.18%) Samba
9 3 (0.18%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) Docker
10 2 (0.12%) Snort
11 1 (0.061%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.061%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 54 (3.29%) SCCM
2 21 (1.28%) SCOM
3 19 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 16 (0.97%) Puppet
6 10 (0.61%) OVSD
7 9 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.43%) WSUS
10 6 (0.37%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.37%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.30%) OpenView
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.24%) Endace
12 4 (0.24%) Nagios
13 3 (0.18%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.18%) Kibana
13 3 (0.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 272 (16.56%) Oracle
2 256 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 120 (7.30%) HP
4 116 (7.06%) Cisco
5 96 (5.84%) VMware
6 62 (3.77%) Juniper
7 60 (3.65%) SAP
8 33 (2.01%) IBM
9 31 (1.89%) Citrix
10 29 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.46%) EMC
12 18 (1.10%) Sun
13 15 (0.91%) CheckPoint
13 15 (0.91%) Lumension
14 13 (0.79%) NetApp
14 13 (0.79%) OpenText
15 12 (0.73%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.73%) BT
16 10 (0.61%) Sybase
17 9 (0.55%) Intel Security
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: Negotiable + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
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Acumin
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £195 - £295 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £485.00 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
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Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
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