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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 126 155 153
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -2
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 863 652 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.32% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.31% 6.76% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 289 303
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.20% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 18
Average hourly rate £32.50 £47.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £47.50 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £47.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.08 £47.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +21.79%

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
11806 9640 8124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.17% 19.53% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6894 5202 4369
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 452 474
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +25 808 £450 +5.88% 96
South East +29 325 £400 +9.89% 30
London -21 230 £475 - 36
South West +20 197 £450 +9.42% 23
Gloucestershire +15 152 £450 +25.00% 16
Berkshire +66 141 £417 -1.88% 17
Hampshire +9 123 £413 +13.63% 11
Reading +52 78 £339 -15.31% 11
Buckinghamshire -6 56 £375 +36.36% 1
Cheltenham +9 54 £495 +35.06% 6
Milton Keynes -5 42 £385 +40.00% 1
City of London -83 41 £475 -5.00% 16
Hook +4 36 £425 +18.71% 1
Gloucester +17 33 £450 +11.11% 7
Wiltshire -10 22 £470 +11.90% 3
Basingstoke +13 21 - -
Wales +13 18 £450 -
Bracknell +18 17 £238 -7.76% 1
North West -4 17 £500 +42.85% 2
West Midlands +8 15 £250 -31.50% 2
Manchester +2 13 £500 +42.85% 2
South Wales +12 12 £450 -
Scotland -6 11 £463 +18.58%
Bristol 0 10 £450 +33.33% 1
Glasgow +8 9 £463 +12.80%
Tyne and Wear -14 9 £275 +12.24%
North East -15 9 £275 +12.24%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 9 £275 +12.24%
East Midlands - 9 £420 -
Warwickshire - 9 £250 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1763 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 579 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 536 (30.40%) Windows
4 419 (23.77%) Microsoft
5 325 (18.43%) Oracle
6 291 (16.51%) VMware
7 279 (15.83%) Linux
8 267 (15.14%) SQL
9 252 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 237 (13.44%) ITIL
11 235 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 225 (12.76%) Java
13 216 (12.25%) HP
14 178 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 165 (9.36%) MS Excel
16 163 (9.25%) UNIX
17 161 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 147 (8.34%) Configuration Management
19 143 (8.11%) Firewall
20 133 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
21 127 (7.20%) JavaScript
22 124 (7.03%) Project Management
23 122 (6.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 122 (6.92%) PowerShell
24 117 (6.64%) Cisco
24 117 (6.64%) .NET
25 114 (6.47%) Citrix
26 113 (6.41%) Oracle Database
27 107 (6.07%) Migration
27 107 (6.07%) C

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 80 (4.54%) WebLogic
2 69 (3.91%) MS Exchange
3 66 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.10%) WebSphere
5 33 (1.87%) JBoss
6 26 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 25 (1.42%) IIS
8 23 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
11 14 (0.79%) Confluence
12 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.74%) Documentum
13 12 (0.68%) Apache
14 11 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.57%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.51%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 165 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.03%) MS Office
3 40 (2.27%) MS Project
4 23 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.17%) Simulink
8 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.057%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 66 (3.74%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.17%) Summit
6 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.057%) assyst
7 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.45%) OpenShift
3 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.23%) PaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Office 365
5 3 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.057%) SaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 143 (8.11%) Firewall
2 90 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 69 (3.91%) DNS
3 69 (3.91%) Internet
4 65 (3.69%) SAN
4 65 (3.69%) WAN
5 64 (3.63%) LAN
6 45 (2.55%) Wireshark
7 43 (2.44%) DHCP
8 40 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (2.21%) Network Security
10 35 (1.99%) SSL
11 28 (1.59%) NetScaler
12 23 (1.30%) SMTP
12 23 (1.30%) VPN
13 22 (1.25%) X.400
13 22 (1.25%) X.500
14 21 (1.19%) VoIP
15 20 (1.13%) LDAP
15 20 (1.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.41%) Oracle Database
2 87 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 40 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 36 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 31 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 31 (1.76%) NoSQL
5 31 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
6 28 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 27 (1.53%) MySQL
8 22 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.08%) Big Data
10 14 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
12 10 (0.57%) EDRMS
13 9 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.40%) OLTP
15 5 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.28%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 71 (4.03%) Subversion
2 55 (3.12%) JIRA
2 55 (3.12%) MSI
3 54 (3.06%) Eclipse
4 45 (2.55%) ClearCase
5 44 (2.50%) Ant
6 42 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 40 (2.27%) StarTeam
8 35 (1.99%) JUnit
9 33 (1.87%) Git (software)
10 31 (1.76%) Maven
11 23 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (1.19%) Mercurial
12 21 (1.19%) Apache Ivy
13 18 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.91%) LoadRunner
15 14 (0.79%) Jenkins
15 14 (0.79%) Gradle
16 13 (0.74%) SoapUI
16 13 (0.74%) Cucumber
General
1 96 (5.45%) Finance
2 93 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 46 (2.61%) Military
4 13 (0.74%) Marketing
5 7 (0.40%) Electronics
6 6 (0.34%) Law
6 6 (0.34%) Legal
7 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.28%) Billing
8 4 (0.23%) Publishing
9 2 (0.11%) Back Office
9 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Banking
9 2 (0.11%) Retail
10 1 (0.057%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 253 (14.35%) Developer
2 149 (8.45%) Architect
3 145 (8.22%) Analyst
4 136 (7.71%) Consultant
5 114 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 71 (4.03%) Project Manager
7 63 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 50 (2.84%) Test Analyst
9 48 (2.72%) Network Engineer
10 46 (2.61%) DBA
11 43 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
13 39 (2.21%) Network Architect
13 39 (2.21%) C++ Developer
13 39 (2.21%) Applications Packager
14 38 (2.16%) Business Analyst
15 37 (2.10%) Service Manager
16 36 (2.04%) Oracle DBA
16 36 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
17 34 (1.93%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (6.64%) .NET
2 82 (4.65%) HTML
3 80 (4.54%) J2EE
4 67 (3.80%) JSP
5 58 (3.29%) ASP.NET
6 56 (3.18%) Web Services
6 56 (3.18%) XML
7 53 (3.01%) Java EE
8 38 (2.16%) EJB
9 37 (2.10%) Hibernate
10 32 (1.82%) Middleware
11 30 (1.70%) JPA
12 26 (1.47%) JSF
13 23 (1.30%) Spring
14 22 (1.25%) OpenID
14 22 (1.25%) OAuth
14 22 (1.25%) SAML
14 22 (1.25%) CSS
15 21 (1.19%) JSON
16 20 (1.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.57%) Open Source
3 59 (3.35%) PKI
4 52 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.64%) Clustering
7 21 (1.19%) Replication
8 16 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 16 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.79%) Device Driver
9 14 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.68%) CESG
12 11 (0.62%) Statistics
12 11 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.57%) RMADS
14 9 (0.51%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.40%) GIS
16 6 (0.34%) User Experience
16 6 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 536 (30.40%) Windows
2 279 (15.83%) Linux
3 178 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 163 (9.25%) UNIX
5 133 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (5.45%) Windows 7
7 80 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 37 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (1.93%) Windows Vista
11 23 (1.30%) Solaris
12 18 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.85%) CentOS
14 11 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.57%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.51%) HPUX
16 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.28%) AIX
18 4 (0.23%) Windows NT
19 3 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (13.44%) ITIL
3 147 (8.34%) Configuration Management
4 124 (7.03%) Project Management
5 107 (6.07%) Migration
6 106 (6.01%) Scrum
7 99 (5.62%) Test Scripting
8 97 (5.50%) OO
9 96 (5.45%) Service Delivery
10 89 (5.05%) Service Management
11 80 (4.54%) PRINCE2
12 70 (3.97%) Software Engineering
13 68 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (3.63%) Release Management
15 55 (3.12%) Information Security
16 53 (3.01%) Incident Management
17 52 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (2.61%) Knowledge Management
19 45 (2.55%) Integration Testing
20 44 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 267 (15.14%) SQL
2 225 (12.76%) Java
3 127 (7.20%) JavaScript
4 122 (6.92%) PowerShell
5 107 (6.07%) C
6 98 (5.56%) C#
7 97 (5.50%) Python
8 96 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 84 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 76 (4.31%) C++
11 65 (3.69%) Perl
12 54 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 49 (2.78%) Ruby
14 31 (1.76%) VBScript
14 31 (1.76%) VB
15 25 (1.42%) VBA
16 16 (0.91%) PHP
17 15 (0.85%) Lua
18 14 (0.79%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1763 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 579 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (4.14%) ISTQB
5 71 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (3.46%) CISSP
7 55 (3.12%) MCP
8 53 (3.01%) MCSE
9 46 (2.61%) VCP4
10 42 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 42 (2.38%) CCNA
11 37 (2.10%) Degree
12 34 (1.93%) CCNP
13 30 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 21 (1.19%) ISEB
15 20 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 19 (1.08%) MCPD
17 18 (1.02%) MCITP
17 18 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.95%) SLA
2 23 (1.30%) JSP 440
3 22 (1.25%) QA
4 17 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) BS15000
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) GAAP
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.057%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 235 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 161 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 55 (3.12%) vSphere
5 35 (1.99%) XenApp
6 27 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
7 25 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
11 17 (0.96%) VMware ESX
12 16 (0.91%) Firmware
12 16 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.51%) Nmap
14 8 (0.45%) Xen
15 7 (0.40%) NFS
15 7 (0.40%) vCloud
16 4 (0.23%) Samba
16 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 122 (6.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 94 (5.33%) SCCM
3 68 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
4 43 (2.44%) Puppet
5 32 (1.82%) SCOM
6 17 (0.96%) OVSD
7 15 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 14 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.79%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.79%) Vagrant
9 13 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.62%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.57%) Nessus
12 10 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.51%) Netcool
13 9 (0.51%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (0.45%) MIIS
Vendors
1 419 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 325 (18.43%) Oracle
3 291 (16.51%) VMware
4 216 (12.25%) HP
5 117 (6.64%) Cisco
6 114 (6.47%) Citrix
7 83 (4.71%) Red Hat
8 65 (3.69%) McAfee
9 46 (2.61%) Lumension
10 39 (2.21%) NetApp
11 36 (2.04%) Juniper
12 32 (1.82%) Atlassian
13 28 (1.59%) F5
14 24 (1.36%) Symantec
15 23 (1.30%) IBM
16 21 (1.19%) Dell
17 20 (1.13%) Sun
18 19 (1.08%) AppSense
19 18 (1.02%) Wyse
20 15 (0.85%) Clearswift
City, London
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 8 days ago
Belfast
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable Daily Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
Taunton
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Peterborough
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago