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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 145 282 216
Rank change year-on-year
+137 -66
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 829 345 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 0.67% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.21% 3.90% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 158 166
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £266 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.55 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.24% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.91 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.11 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +11.47%

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
11495 8838 9201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 17.09% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6490 4968 4772
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 382 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +136 808 £450 +12.35% 126
South East +104 386 £415 +0.77% 55
South West +40 192 £450 +28.57% 37
Hampshire +21 186 £450 +2.85% 31
London -18 152 £460 +2.22% 28
Gloucestershire +17 131 £450 -11.76% 29
Berkshire +82 101 £425 -5.55% 22
Buckinghamshire +28 60 £360 +9.92%
Hook -2 57 £450 - 2
Basingstoke - 55 £425 - 11
Milton Keynes +23 53 £350 -7.89%
Cheltenham +11 50 £458 -16.81% 16
Reading +58 48 £204 - 8
Wiltshire +5 36 £450 +37.40% 2
City of London -29 34 £488 +14.70% 18
Surrey - 28 £450 - 1
West Midlands +8 23 £425 -10.52% 1
Gloucester +6 17 £450 -11.76% 9
Guildford - 17 £450 - 1
East of England -1 13 £553 +22.77%
Bracknell - 13 £269 - 2
North West +3 11 £475 - 5
Birmingham +4 8 £450 -5.26%
Salisbury -8 7 £330 -9.89%
Bristol -11 7 £335 -0.14% 3
Manchester - 7 £475 - 5
Wales - 7 £280 - 2
Somerset -1 6 £513 +29.74% 1
South Wales - 3 £450 - 2
Cheshire +10 2 £474 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 526 (35.16%) SC Cleared
3 462 (30.88%) Windows
4 386 (25.80%) Microsoft
5 276 (18.45%) HP
6 250 (16.71%) Oracle
7 241 (16.11%) ITIL
8 227 (15.17%) VMware
9 215 (14.37%) Active Directory
10 206 (13.77%) Linux
11 183 (12.23%) SQL
12 170 (11.36%) MS Excel
13 163 (10.90%) Java
14 157 (10.49%) UNIX
15 155 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 138 (9.22%) ISTQB
17 133 (8.89%) Firewall
18 131 (8.76%) .NET
19 129 (8.62%) JavaScript
20 128 (8.56%) Telecoms
21 125 (8.36%) Migration
21 125 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
22 123 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
23 121 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
24 117 (7.82%) Project Management
25 115 (7.69%) Cisco
26 112 (7.49%) JSP
27 111 (7.42%) Citrix
28 108 (7.22%) MS Exchange
29 106 (7.09%) PowerShell

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 108 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 61 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 36 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 31 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.87%) JBoss
7 26 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (1.74%) IIS
8 19 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 18 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.14%) Documentum
10 17 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.80%) Lync
13 12 (0.80%) Apache
14 10 (0.67%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
16 6 (0.40%) GlassFish
Applications
1 170 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 45 (3.01%) MS Office
3 38 (2.54%) MS Project
4 24 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (5.35%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.067%) Summit
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.067%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.74%) IaaS
2 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.33%) Office 365
5 3 (0.20%) PaaS
5 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (8.89%) Firewall
2 86 (5.75%) DNS
3 77 (5.15%) SAN
4 71 (4.75%) TCP/IP
5 63 (4.21%) DHCP
6 60 (4.01%) Internet
7 46 (3.07%) WAN
8 45 (3.01%) LAN
9 41 (2.74%) Network Security
10 37 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (2.21%) Wireshark
12 30 (2.01%) X.400
13 29 (1.94%) X.500
14 26 (1.74%) SMTP
15 25 (1.67%) HTTP
16 22 (1.47%) SSL
17 18 (1.20%) LDAP
18 17 (1.14%) VPN
19 16 (1.07%) VLAN
20 15 (1.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 45 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (1.27%) EDRMS
7 15 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (0.87%) Big Data
10 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.74%) MySQL
11 11 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.40%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 48 (3.21%) Subversion
2 32 (2.14%) ClearCase
3 31 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 30 (2.01%) MSI
5 29 (1.94%) Maven
6 28 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (1.80%) Eclipse
7 27 (1.80%) StarTeam
8 26 (1.74%) Ant
9 25 (1.67%) JUnit
9 25 (1.67%) Git (software)
10 20 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
11 17 (1.14%) LoadRunner
12 11 (0.74%) JIRA
13 10 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.60%) Jenkins
15 8 (0.53%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.40%) Eclipse RCP
17 5 (0.33%) Gerrit
17 5 (0.33%) Metasploit
General
1 128 (8.56%) Telecoms
2 90 (6.02%) Finance
3 54 (3.61%) Military
4 17 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.40%) Legal
6 5 (0.33%) Banking
7 4 (0.27%) Publishing
7 4 (0.27%) Law
7 4 (0.27%) Electronics
8 3 (0.20%) Billing
9 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.067%) Retail
10 1 (0.067%) Back Office
10 1 (0.067%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.067%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 190 (12.70%) Developer
2 132 (8.82%) Analyst
3 131 (8.76%) Architect
4 113 (7.55%) Consultant
5 80 (5.35%) Java Developer
6 69 (4.61%) Project Manager
7 52 (3.48%) Administrator
8 46 (3.07%) Test Analyst
8 46 (3.07%) Support Engineer
9 43 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (2.81%) Service Manager
11 40 (2.67%) Network Engineer
12 37 (2.47%) Test Manager
13 35 (2.34%) C++ Developer
14 32 (2.14%) Build Engineer
14 32 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
14 32 (2.14%) Integration Engineer
15 31 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
16 30 (2.01%) Test Leader
17 29 (1.94%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.76%) .NET
2 112 (7.49%) JSP
3 105 (7.02%) HTML
4 97 (6.48%) ASP.NET
5 46 (3.07%) XML
6 37 (2.47%) J2EE
7 30 (2.01%) Java EE
8 20 (1.34%) JPA
9 19 (1.27%) SAML
10 18 (1.20%) Application Packaging
10 18 (1.20%) JSF
10 18 (1.20%) Middleware
10 18 (1.20%) EJB
11 16 (1.07%) Web Services
12 15 (1.00%) OpenID
12 15 (1.00%) OAuth
13 14 (0.94%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.94%) WDK
14 13 (0.87%) Spring
15 11 (0.74%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.61%) PKI
4 36 (2.41%) Clustering
5 28 (1.87%) Replication
6 27 (1.80%) Open Source
7 23 (1.54%) RMADS
8 18 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 13 (0.87%) User Experience
11 12 (0.80%) Device Driver
12 11 (0.74%) CESG
12 11 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.60%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.53%) Economics
14 8 (0.53%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.53%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 462 (30.88%) Windows
2 206 (13.77%) Linux
3 157 (10.49%) UNIX
4 155 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 63 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 56 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.94%) Windows Vista
11 17 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 17 (1.14%) Solaris
12 16 (1.07%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.80%) Android
14 10 (0.67%) CentOS
15 9 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.47%) AIX
18 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (16.11%) ITIL
2 125 (8.36%) Migration
2 125 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (7.82%) Project Management
4 101 (6.75%) Service Delivery
5 88 (5.88%) Service Management
6 87 (5.82%) Test Scripting
7 84 (5.61%) Configuration Management
8 64 (4.28%) Knowledge Management
9 57 (3.81%) OO
10 55 (3.68%) Release Management
11 49 (3.28%) PRINCE2
12 47 (3.14%) Software Engineering
13 45 (3.01%) Scrum
14 41 (2.74%) Incident Management
14 41 (2.74%) Software Testing
15 40 (2.67%) Unit Testing
15 40 (2.67%) Information Security
16 39 (2.61%) Integration Testing
16 39 (2.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 183 (12.23%) SQL
2 163 (10.90%) Java
3 129 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 106 (7.09%) PowerShell
5 81 (5.41%) C
6 77 (5.15%) C#
7 66 (4.41%) Python
7 66 (4.41%) C++
8 55 (3.68%) Bash Shell
9 51 (3.41%) PL/SQL
10 41 (2.74%) Perl
11 39 (2.61%) VB
12 34 (2.27%) VBScript
13 31 (2.07%) Ruby
14 26 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.20%) VBA
16 11 (0.74%) PHP
17 10 (0.67%) Lua
18 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 526 (35.16%) SC Cleared
3 138 (9.22%) ISTQB
4 81 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (5.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 60 (4.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 47 (3.14%) CCNA
9 43 (2.87%) MCSE
10 42 (2.81%) CISSP
11 39 (2.61%) CCNP
12 34 (2.27%) ISEB
13 32 (2.14%) MCP
14 31 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.80%) Degree
16 25 (1.67%) MCITP
17 13 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 11 (0.74%) CEH
19 10 (0.67%) HNC
19 10 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.88%) SLA
2 29 (1.94%) QA
3 19 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.00%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.67%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.27%) BS15000
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.13%) GAAP
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.067%) BS25999
9 1 (0.067%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 215 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 121 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (3.94%) vSphere
4 35 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
6 23 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.07%) Firmware
10 13 (0.87%) XenApp
11 12 (0.80%) Nmap
11 12 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.47%) Xen
14 6 (0.40%) vCloud
15 4 (0.27%) NFS
16 3 (0.20%) Samba
16 3 (0.20%) UAG
17 2 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 95 (6.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 81 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
3 63 (4.21%) SCCM
4 35 (2.34%) SCOM
5 34 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 27 (1.80%) HP SIM
7 16 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (0.94%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.87%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.80%) Nessus
11 10 (0.67%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (0.67%) OVSD
11 10 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.67%) Netcool
12 9 (0.60%) MIIS
12 9 (0.60%) Puppet
13 8 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 386 (25.80%) Microsoft
2 276 (18.45%) HP
3 250 (16.71%) Oracle
4 227 (15.17%) VMware
5 115 (7.69%) Cisco
6 111 (7.42%) Citrix
7 56 (3.74%) Symantec
8 52 (3.48%) McAfee
9 43 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 36 (2.41%) Juniper
11 32 (2.14%) Lumension
12 23 (1.54%) Sophos
13 21 (1.40%) F5
14 20 (1.34%) 3PAR
15 18 (1.20%) IBM
16 17 (1.14%) NetApp
17 16 (1.07%) CheckPoint
18 15 (1.00%) Blue Coat
19 14 (0.94%) Clearswift
20 11 (0.74%) Sun
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