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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 178 181 283
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +102
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 775 652 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.17% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.01% 6.20% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 300 172
Average daily rate
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£438 £423 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 8 7
Average hourly rate £30.90 £31.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.07 £17.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £47.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £27.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
+12.36% +37.32%

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +18 755 £438 +5.10% 66
South East -10 253 £417 +4.12% 16
South West +2 216 £448 +5.29% 16
London +49 202 £475 -5.00% 24
Gloucestershire 0 155 £438 +5.42% 16
Hampshire -12 93 £413 -1.78% 2
Berkshire +17 90 £475 +24.18% 8
Reading +19 66 £475 +18.75% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 55 £350 +3.70% 3
Milton Keynes +12 54 £350 +3.70% 1
City of London +9 49 £450 -10.00% 9
Wiltshire -6 38 £435 +24.28%
Cheltenham 0 36 £438 +8.02% 7
North West -7 31 £500 - 2
Basingstoke +11 30 £430 +300.00% 1
Swindon +15 24 £475 +5.55%
East Midlands +11 21 £429 +27.91%
Bristol +12 19 £550 +66.03%
Gloucester +4 17 £438 -2.77% 4
Hook -10 14 £415 -11.94%
Cumbria - 14 £520 -
Gosport +4 12 £350 -16.66%
Derbyshire - 12 - -
West Midlands +9 11 £450 +4.64% 5
Wales -16 10 £500 +5.26% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 10 £215 -34.47%
Tyne and Wear -22 10 £215 -34.47%
North East -26 10 £215 -34.47%
Manchester - 10 £444 - 1
Derby - 10 - -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1508 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 514 (34.08%) SC Cleared
3 337 (22.35%) Windows
4 291 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
5 284 (18.83%) Microsoft
6 255 (16.91%) ITIL
6 255 (16.91%) Java
7 182 (12.07%) Oracle
8 166 (11.01%) Linux
9 161 (10.68%) C
10 157 (10.41%) SQL
11 153 (10.15%) Active Directory
12 148 (9.81%) UNIX
13 140 (9.28%) MS Excel
14 136 (9.02%) Project Management
15 135 (8.95%) HP
16 132 (8.75%) Finance
17 123 (8.16%) PRINCE2
18 119 (7.89%) VMware
19 116 (7.69%) Windows 7
20 112 (7.43%) Service Management
21 111 (7.36%) Cisco
22 110 (7.29%) Configuration Management
23 107 (7.10%) JavaScript
24 105 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
25 102 (6.76%) Scrum
26 99 (6.56%) Python
27 95 (6.30%) .NET
28 94 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
29 92 (6.10%) C#

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 60 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.85%) WebLogic
3 36 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 34 (2.25%) Apache
5 33 (2.19%) Confluence
6 27 (1.79%) IIS
7 26 (1.72%) JBoss
8 24 (1.59%) Lync
8 24 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.53%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.73%) SAS
13 10 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.46%) Drupal
15 7 (0.46%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 140 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.37%) MS Office
3 50 (3.32%) MS Project
4 32 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.066%) Revit
9 1 (0.066%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 28 (1.86%) Maximo
2 20 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.06%) Primavera
4 13 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.60%) SAP PS
7 8 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.40%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
9 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.33%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.20%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.20%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.20%) SAP PLM
11 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.13%) Summit
11 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.60%) Office 365
2 6 (0.40%) GitHub
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.33%) IaaS
4 4 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.11%) LAN
1 62 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 61 (4.05%) Firewall
3 60 (3.98%) DNS
4 57 (3.78%) WAN
5 41 (2.72%) DHCP
6 35 (2.32%) SAN
7 32 (2.12%) Internet
8 25 (1.66%) VPN
9 23 (1.53%) Network Security
10 21 (1.39%) MPLS
10 21 (1.39%) BGP
10 21 (1.39%) Ethernet
11 20 (1.33%) HTTP
11 20 (1.33%) OSPF
12 19 (1.26%) LDAP
13 18 (1.19%) AMQP
14 16 (1.06%) Wireless
14 16 (1.06%) SSL
15 15 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.65%) MongoDB
4 34 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.99%) MySQL
6 25 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.46%) Big Data
8 20 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
14 9 (0.60%) Base SAS
14 9 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 68 (4.51%) JIRA
2 52 (3.45%) Ant
2 52 (3.45%) Subversion
3 42 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.72%) Maven
5 39 (2.59%) JUnit
6 31 (2.06%) ClearCase
7 30 (1.99%) Git (software)
8 28 (1.86%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 24 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
9 24 (1.59%) Selenium
10 20 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.33%) LoadRunner
10 20 (1.33%) Apache Ivy
11 18 (1.19%) Mercurial
12 17 (1.13%) Gradle
13 14 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.93%) StarTeam
13 14 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 132 (8.75%) Finance
2 31 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 24 (1.59%) Military
4 16 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 12 (0.80%) Law
6 9 (0.60%) Legal
7 5 (0.33%) Electronics
7 5 (0.33%) Billing
8 4 (0.27%) Retail
8 4 (0.27%) Publishing
9 3 (0.20%) Banking
9 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.13%) Marketing
11 1 (0.066%) Local Government
11 1 (0.066%) Games
11 1 (0.066%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 267 (17.71%) Developer
2 135 (8.95%) Analyst
3 132 (8.75%) Architect
4 126 (8.36%) Java Developer
5 95 (6.30%) Consultant
6 84 (5.57%) Project Manager
7 51 (3.38%) Tester
8 43 (2.85%) Support Engineer
8 43 (2.85%) Service Manager
9 40 (2.65%) Applications Packager
10 38 (2.52%) Business Analyst
11 35 (2.32%) Test Manager
12 33 (2.19%) Network Engineer
13 32 (2.12%) Test Analyst
13 32 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
13 32 (2.12%) Designer
14 29 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (1.86%) Project Officer
16 27 (1.79%) Applications Support
17 22 (1.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.30%) .NET
2 90 (5.97%) HTML
3 77 (5.11%) Web Services
4 72 (4.77%) J2EE
5 64 (4.24%) XML
6 42 (2.79%) CSS
7 36 (2.39%) ASP.NET
8 35 (2.32%) Middleware
9 34 (2.25%) jQuery
10 31 (2.06%) Java EE
11 30 (1.99%) JSON
12 26 (1.72%) JSP
13 24 (1.59%) Spring
14 23 (1.53%) Hibernate
15 22 (1.46%) JMS
16 20 (1.33%) EJB
17 19 (1.26%) SOAP
18 18 (1.19%) .NET Framework
19 15 (0.99%) WCF
19 15 (0.99%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 58 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.52%) User Experience
5 32 (2.12%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.33%) CESG
8 19 (1.26%) PKI
8 19 (1.26%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 15 (0.99%) Clustering
11 13 (0.86%) GIS
11 13 (0.86%) Replication
12 12 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
13 11 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.66%) Wiki
15 9 (0.60%) RMADS
15 9 (0.60%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 337 (22.35%) Windows
2 166 (11.01%) Linux
3 148 (9.81%) UNIX
4 116 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 105 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.19%) Solaris
11 16 (1.06%) CentOS
12 15 (0.99%) AIX
13 14 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.40%) HPUX
15 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.33%) Android
16 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (16.91%) ITIL
3 136 (9.02%) Project Management
4 123 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 112 (7.43%) Service Management
6 110 (7.29%) Configuration Management
7 102 (6.76%) Scrum
8 84 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (4.71%) Migration
10 67 (4.44%) OO
11 63 (4.18%) Service Delivery
12 61 (4.05%) Test Scripting
13 59 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (3.85%) Change Control
15 55 (3.65%) TDD
16 51 (3.38%) Release Management
17 49 (3.25%) SDLC
18 46 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
19 40 (2.65%) ITSM
20 39 (2.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (16.91%) Java
2 161 (10.68%) C
3 157 (10.41%) SQL
4 107 (7.10%) JavaScript
5 99 (6.56%) Python
6 92 (6.10%) C#
7 71 (4.71%) C++
8 70 (4.64%) Perl
9 52 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 47 (3.12%) PowerShell
11 37 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.45%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.19%) Ruby
13 21 (1.39%) PHP
14 19 (1.26%) Lua
15 16 (1.06%) VBA
15 16 (1.06%) VB
16 9 (0.60%) SAS Macro
17 8 (0.53%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1508 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 514 (34.08%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (3.45%) ISEB
5 50 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (2.98%) Degree
7 40 (2.65%) CCNP
8 39 (2.59%) ISTQB
9 35 (2.32%) CISSP
10 33 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 30 (1.99%) CCNA
12 29 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 27 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 24 (1.59%) MCSE
15 22 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 20 (1.33%) Sun Certification
17 19 (1.26%) MCP
17 19 (1.26%) APMP
18 16 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
19 15 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.85%) SLA
2 30 (1.99%) QA
3 24 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.27%) BS25999
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.13%) P3O
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.066%) BS7799
10 1 (0.066%) BS15000
10 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.066%) DO-178B
System Software
1 153 (10.15%) Active Directory
2 74 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 51 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.72%) vSphere
5 26 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.66%) Samba
8 9 (0.60%) DFS Replication
8 9 (0.60%) XenApp
9 8 (0.53%) NFS
10 6 (0.40%) Snort
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.33%) Firmware
12 3 (0.20%) Postfix
12 3 (0.20%) UAG
12 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.20%) HDFS
13 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 83 (5.50%) SCCM
2 42 (2.79%) Puppet
3 33 (2.19%) SCOM
4 28 (1.86%) OVSD
4 28 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (1.19%) SCOrch
7 15 (0.99%) WSUS
8 11 (0.73%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.73%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.46%) SCSM
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.33%) OpenView
11 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.33%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
12 4 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 284 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 182 (12.07%) Oracle
3 135 (8.95%) HP
4 119 (7.89%) VMware
5 111 (7.36%) Cisco
6 63 (4.18%) Citrix
7 43 (2.85%) Red Hat
8 41 (2.72%) SAP
9 34 (2.25%) Atlassian
10 32 (2.12%) Juniper
10 32 (2.12%) McAfee
11 29 (1.92%) Sun
12 23 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 23 (1.53%) Lumension
13 21 (1.39%) Symantec
14 20 (1.33%) NetApp
15 19 (1.26%) F5
16 17 (1.13%) ArcSight
16 17 (1.13%) IBM
17 15 (0.99%) Dell
Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 - £43.28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 24 days ago