The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 82 71
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.100% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.38% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -58.14% +85.16%  

DV Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 90 260 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.70% 25.87% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 125 95
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Cheshire

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (60.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (60.00%) IISP
3 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) CESG
3 3 (60.00%) CISSP
3 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (60.00%) MBCS
3 3 (60.00%) CITP
4 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) Social Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) CISM
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Domain Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Principal Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Principal Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (60.00%) CESG
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Social Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) CITP
2 3 (60.00%) IISP
2 3 (60.00%) MBCS
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) CISM