The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 89 150
Rank change year-on-year -42 +61  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 31 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.97% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 13.44% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 21
Median daily rate £475 £524 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.35% +10.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £625 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +3.76% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -55.89% +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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 491 852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.17% 14.64% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 351 632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the City of London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.68%) PRINCE2
3 18 (23.68%) Windows
4 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
5 15 (19.74%) ITIL
6 14 (18.42%) Linux
7 13 (17.11%) ISEB
7 13 (17.11%) CheckPoint
8 12 (15.79%) Finance
9 11 (14.47%) Project Management
9 11 (14.47%) UML
9 11 (14.47%) Use Case
9 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
10 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) Service Management
11 9 (11.84%) Release Management
11 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
11 9 (11.84%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (10.53%) Swim Lanes
12 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.53%) SWOT Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
12 8 (10.53%) CBAP
12 8 (10.53%) VMware
12 8 (10.53%) Scrum
12 8 (10.53%) Change Management

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) Confluence
1 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (9.21%) MS Project
3 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.95%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) WAN
3 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (1.32%) Intranet
5 1 (1.32%) IPv4
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
5 1 (1.32%) Skype
5 1 (1.32%) SSL
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Big Data
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) AllegroGraph
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) Stardog
4 1 (1.32%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.95%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Ant
3 1 (1.32%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.32%) Gradle
3 1 (1.32%) Hudson
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.32%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Project Officer
3 9 (11.84%) Project Support Officer
3 9 (11.84%) Support Officer
4 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
6 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Change Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Business Change Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) LAMP
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) EJB
4 1 (1.32%) Java EE
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) Material Design
4 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.32%) XMPP
4 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) PMI
3 2 (2.63%) Cybercrime
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) PRINCE2
3 15 (19.74%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
4 11 (14.47%) Project Management
4 11 (14.47%) UML
4 11 (14.47%) Use Case
5 10 (13.16%) Service Management
5 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.84%) Release Management
7 8 (10.53%) Change Management
7 8 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
7 8 (10.53%) Scrum
7 8 (10.53%) Six Sigma
7 8 (10.53%) Swim Lanes
7 8 (10.53%) SWOT Analysis
8 7 (9.21%) DevOps
8 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.58%) Resource Management
9 5 (6.58%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.58%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.26%) Python
4 3 (3.95%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) Java
4 3 (3.95%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.11%) ISEB
4 8 (10.53%) CBAP
5 7 (9.21%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) CITP
6 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Degree
9 1 (1.32%) HNC
9 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) COBIT
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.32%) NFS
4 1 (1.32%) Samba
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) SELinux
2 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) CheckPoint
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Citrix
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Veeam
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