Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 157 176
Rank change year-on-year -22 +19 +35
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 73 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 1.25% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 8.49% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 43
City of London median daily rate £400 £408 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -14.21% -2.56%
10th Percentile £324 £331 £240
90th Percentile £640 £572 £638
Central London median daily rate £480 £415 £475
% change year-on-year +15.55% -12.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% - -
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -38.89% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,016 907 1,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.25% 14.70% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 626 787
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £240
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.06% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 18
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.35 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -10.49% +43.86%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £16.10
90th Percentile £31.20 £21.43 £31.12
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £19.75
% change year-on-year +17.04% -9.15% +16.18%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

DV Cleared
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 23 January 2018, 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 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.25%) ISEB
3 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.29%) ITIL
4 17 (23.29%) PRINCE2
5 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
6 14 (19.18%) HP
7 13 (17.81%) Finance
7 13 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (17.81%) Programme Management
8 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
9 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (12.33%) Windows
9 9 (12.33%) Oracle
10 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
10 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
10 8 (10.96%) Software Delivery
10 8 (10.96%) Selenium
10 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.96%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.59%) Swim Lanes
11 7 (9.59%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (9.59%) Lean Six Sigma
11 7 (9.59%) Use Case
11 7 (9.59%) JIRA

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 (4.11%) Apache
1 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.74%) Revit
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 4 (5.48%) DHCP
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 4 (5.48%) Network Security
2 4 (5.48%) VPN
2 4 (5.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) Broadband
3 3 (4.11%) ISDN
3 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.11%) Wireless
4 1 (1.37%) IPv4
4 1 (1.37%) LAN
4 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.11%) HBase
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Selenium
2 7 (9.59%) JIRA
2 7 (9.59%) Selenium IDE
2 7 (9.59%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.48%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.11%) JMeter
4 3 (4.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 8 (10.96%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.96%) Project Officer
2 8 (10.96%) Project Support Officer
2 8 (10.96%) Support Officer
2 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Business Change Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Business Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Change Manager
4 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) JMS
1 3 (4.11%) JSON
1 3 (4.11%) Kafka
1 3 (4.11%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) PMI
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) Solaris
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) ITIL
2 17 (23.29%) PRINCE2
3 13 (17.81%) Programme Management
3 13 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
5 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.96%) Software Delivery
6 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (9.59%) Change Management
7 7 (9.59%) Lean Six Sigma
7 7 (9.59%) Resource Management
7 7 (9.59%) Six Sigma
7 7 (9.59%) Swim Lanes
7 7 (9.59%) SWOT Analysis
7 7 (9.59%) UML
7 7 (9.59%) Use Case
8 6 (8.22%) Business Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) Java
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.25%) ISEB
3 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (9.59%) CBAP
5 7 (9.59%) PMI Certification
5 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (8.22%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) CITP
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.48%) CCNA
9 2 (2.74%) CCNP
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.74%) MCSA
9 2 (2.74%) MCSE
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) GAAP
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.74%) Netcool
2 2 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) WSUS
3 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
2 14 (19.18%) HP
3 9 (12.33%) Oracle
4 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.85%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco
6 4 (5.48%) Citrix
7 3 (4.11%) Juniper
7 3 (4.11%) VMware
8 2 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) SAP
8 2 (2.74%) Veritas
9 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.37%) Capita
9 1 (1.37%) IBM
9 1 (1.37%) Progress
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec
9 1 (1.37%) Veeam