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 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 112 192 156
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -36
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 933 523 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.07% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.13% 5.75% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 232 265
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £360 £385
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 20
Average hourly rate £46.58 £25.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.64% -29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.82 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £28.11 £54.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+108.03% -26.20%

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
10220 9096 8066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.13% 18.69% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 4944 4255
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 565
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.55 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +82 895 £450 +5.88% 91
South East +68 361 £450 +18.42% 36
South West +42 237 £450 +12.50% 20
London -13 236 £475 - 28
Gloucestershire +8 182 £450 +19.20% 14
Hampshire +25 161 £450 +8.42% 20
Berkshire +68 122 £498 +17.05% 15
Cheltenham +9 77 £478 +55.19% 3
Basingstoke +31 56 £450 -
Reading +45 49 £206 -48.50% 12
Hook +14 46 £450 +6.48% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 45 £350 +27.27%
City of London -75 42 £463 -7.50% 9
Gloucester +10 38 £450 - 4
Milton Keynes 0 35 £350 +20.06%
Wiltshire -6 28 £415 -7.77% 4
West Midlands +20 24 £325 -10.95% 4
Bracknell +19 19 £238 -30.35% 1
North West +2 13 £463 +32.14% 3
Bristol 0 13 £450 +12.50%
Wales - 13 £450 - 1
Surrey - 12 £450 - 1
South Wales - 11 £450 - 1
East of England +5 10 £469 +36.98%
Manchester +3 10 £488 +39.28% 3
Scotland -10 9 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow - 8 £325 -
Guildford - 8 £450 - 1
Somerset +1 6 £388 -1.89% 2
Swindon -9 6 £450 -34.06% 1

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1649 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 551 (33.41%) SC Cleared
3 492 (29.84%) Windows
4 386 (23.41%) Microsoft
5 283 (17.16%) VMware
6 274 (16.62%) Oracle
7 255 (15.46%) Linux
8 230 (13.95%) ITIL
9 227 (13.77%) Active Directory
10 223 (13.52%) SQL
11 221 (13.40%) HP
12 200 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
13 195 (11.83%) Java
14 165 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 159 (9.64%) UNIX
16 152 (9.22%) Firewall
17 151 (9.16%) MS Excel
17 151 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 129 (7.82%) JavaScript
19 127 (7.70%) Windows Server 2003
20 125 (7.58%) PowerShell
21 123 (7.46%) Configuration Management
22 119 (7.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 117 (7.10%) Project Management
23 117 (7.10%) Citrix
24 113 (6.85%) Migration
25 109 (6.61%) Cisco
26 108 (6.55%) Finance
27 104 (6.31%) .NET
28 102 (6.19%) Telecoms

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 82 (4.97%) MS Exchange
2 65 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.34%) WebLogic
4 33 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 30 (1.82%) JBoss
6 29 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 28 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (1.70%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.58%) IIS
9 19 (1.15%) Documentum
10 16 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
10 16 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.67%) Lync
12 11 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.61%) Apache
14 8 (0.49%) Confluence
14 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 151 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.67%) MS Office
3 38 (2.30%) MS Project
4 24 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.18%) Simulink
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.061%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 71 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.12%) Summit
7 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.061%) assyst
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
3 7 (0.42%) IaaS
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.30%) Office 365
5 3 (0.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (9.22%) Firewall
2 75 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 70 (4.24%) DNS
4 68 (4.12%) SAN
5 67 (4.06%) Internet
6 58 (3.52%) WAN
7 57 (3.46%) LAN
8 51 (3.09%) DHCP
9 47 (2.85%) Network Security
10 41 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (2.43%) Wireshark
12 33 (2.00%) SSL
13 29 (1.76%) SMTP
14 27 (1.64%) X.400
14 27 (1.64%) X.500
15 24 (1.46%) VPN
16 21 (1.27%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.09%) OSPF
17 18 (1.09%) VoIP
18 17 (1.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.85%) Oracle Database
2 67 (4.06%) SQL Server
3 38 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
4 27 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (1.15%) EDRMS
9 17 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.97%) MySQL
11 14 (0.85%) Big Data
12 10 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
12 10 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.49%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 71 (4.31%) Subversion
2 49 (2.97%) MSI
3 45 (2.73%) ClearCase
4 42 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 40 (2.43%) Eclipse
5 40 (2.43%) StarTeam
6 39 (2.37%) Ant
7 35 (2.12%) JUnit
8 34 (2.06%) Maven
9 33 (2.00%) Git (software)
10 28 (1.70%) JIRA
11 23 (1.39%) Apache Ivy
12 16 (0.97%) LoadRunner
13 13 (0.79%) Mercurial
13 13 (0.79%) Jenkins
14 12 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (0.67%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.61%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 108 (6.55%) Finance
2 102 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 48 (2.91%) Military
4 10 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.42%) Electronics
5 7 (0.42%) Legal
6 6 (0.36%) Billing
7 5 (0.30%) Banking
7 5 (0.30%) Marketing
7 5 (0.30%) Law
8 4 (0.24%) Publishing
9 2 (0.12%) Back Office
9 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.061%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 242 (14.68%) Developer
2 140 (8.49%) Architect
3 130 (7.88%) Analyst
4 128 (7.76%) Consultant
5 109 (6.61%) Java Developer
6 66 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 58 (3.52%) Support Engineer
8 46 (2.79%) Integration Engineer
9 45 (2.73%) Network Engineer
10 43 (2.61%) Test Analyst
10 43 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (2.55%) C++ Developer
12 39 (2.37%) Service Manager
13 37 (2.24%) DBA
14 36 (2.18%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (2.18%) Network Architect
15 33 (2.00%) Administrator
16 32 (1.94%) Test Manager
17 31 (1.88%) Business Analyst
18 30 (1.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (6.31%) .NET
2 91 (5.52%) HTML
3 84 (5.09%) JSP
4 71 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 62 (3.76%) J2EE
6 50 (3.03%) Java EE
7 49 (2.97%) XML
8 36 (2.18%) Web Services
9 28 (1.70%) Hibernate
10 27 (1.64%) EJB
10 27 (1.64%) JPA
11 24 (1.46%) Middleware
12 22 (1.33%) Spring
13 21 (1.27%) JSF
13 21 (1.27%) SAML
14 20 (1.21%) OAuth
14 20 (1.21%) OpenID
15 17 (1.03%) Application Packaging
15 17 (1.03%) CSS
16 16 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.34%) Open Source
3 52 (3.15%) PKI
4 46 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.06%) Clustering
6 30 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.64%) Replication
8 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 14 (0.85%) Device Driver
11 13 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 13 (0.79%) RMADS
12 12 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.55%) CESG
14 7 (0.42%) Statistics
15 6 (0.36%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.36%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.36%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 492 (29.84%) Windows
2 255 (15.46%) Linux
3 165 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 159 (9.64%) UNIX
5 127 (7.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (5.15%) Windows 7
7 74 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (3.34%) Windows XP
9 36 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.58%) Windows Vista
11 20 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.97%) Solaris
13 12 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.73%) Android
14 11 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (0.67%) CentOS
15 8 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.30%) AIX
17 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (13.95%) ITIL
2 200 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (7.46%) Configuration Management
4 117 (7.10%) Project Management
5 113 (6.85%) Migration
6 98 (5.94%) Service Delivery
7 92 (5.58%) Test Scripting
8 84 (5.09%) Scrum
9 83 (5.03%) OO
10 80 (4.85%) Service Management
11 72 (4.37%) PRINCE2
12 66 (4.00%) Release Management
13 61 (3.70%) Software Engineering
14 57 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (3.40%) Knowledge Management
16 48 (2.91%) Integration Testing
17 45 (2.73%) Information Security
18 43 (2.61%) Software Testing
19 42 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (2.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 223 (13.52%) SQL
2 195 (11.83%) Java
3 129 (7.82%) JavaScript
4 125 (7.58%) PowerShell
5 95 (5.76%) C
6 89 (5.40%) Python
7 79 (4.79%) C++
8 75 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 74 (4.49%) PL/SQL
10 68 (4.12%) C#
11 54 (3.27%) Perl
12 47 (2.85%) Ruby
13 41 (2.49%) VBScript
14 36 (2.18%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.82%) VB
16 17 (1.03%) PHP
17 16 (0.97%) Lua
18 15 (0.91%) VBA
19 9 (0.55%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1649 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 551 (33.41%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.40%) ISTQB
3 89 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (3.34%) CISSP
5 55 (3.34%) MCSE
6 54 (3.27%) MCP
7 46 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 45 (2.73%) CCNA
9 38 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 37 (2.24%) CCNP
11 29 (1.76%) Degree
12 28 (1.70%) ISEB
13 23 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.21%) MCITP
15 19 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.97%) Sun Certification
17 12 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.27%) SLA
2 23 (1.39%) QA
3 21 (1.27%) JSP 440
4 18 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.061%) BS15000
System Software
1 227 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 151 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.40%) vSphere
5 29 (1.76%) Forefront TMG
5 29 (1.76%) XenApp
6 22 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.03%) Firmware
8 16 (0.97%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.73%) Nmap
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.49%) Xen
12 8 (0.49%) vCloud
13 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.18%) NFS
14 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 119 (7.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 75 (4.55%) SCCM
3 73 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (1.88%) SCOM
5 28 (1.70%) Puppet
6 20 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 16 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.85%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.79%) Nessus
9 13 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 13 (0.79%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.67%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.55%) Netcool
12 9 (0.55%) MIIS
12 9 (0.55%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.42%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 386 (23.41%) Microsoft
2 283 (17.16%) VMware
3 274 (16.62%) Oracle
4 221 (13.40%) HP
5 117 (7.10%) Citrix
6 109 (6.61%) Cisco
7 71 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 58 (3.52%) McAfee
9 39 (2.37%) Juniper
10 35 (2.12%) Lumension
11 31 (1.88%) Symantec
12 30 (1.82%) NetApp
13 22 (1.33%) IBM
13 22 (1.33%) F5
13 22 (1.33%) Atlassian
14 19 (1.15%) 3PAR
15 18 (1.09%) Sun
15 18 (1.09%) Sophos
16 17 (1.03%) Clearswift
17 14 (0.85%) CheckPoint
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