Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 189 189
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 +37
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 68 64 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 6.18% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 68
City of London median daily rate £463 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £270 £353 £313
90th Percentile £678 £594 £625
Central London median daily rate £463 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +15.63% -15.79% +5.56%
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 981 1035 1391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.96% 15.56% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 728 1023
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +18.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.24
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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

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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 19 November 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 19 November 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 68 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.82%) ISEB
3 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) PRINCE2
4 15 (22.06%) ITIL
5 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (17.65%) Finance
6 12 (17.65%) HP
7 11 (16.18%) Windows
7 11 (16.18%) Programme Management
8 10 (14.71%) ISTQB
8 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (13.24%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (13.24%) Oracle
9 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
10 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (10.29%) Swim Lanes
11 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
11 7 (10.29%) SWOT Analysis
11 7 (10.29%) Lean Six Sigma
11 7 (10.29%) Selenium
11 7 (10.29%) Use Case
11 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.29%) CBAP
11 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma
11 7 (10.29%) Project Management
11 7 (10.29%) UML

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 (4.41%) Apache
1 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) DHCP
1 4 (5.88%) DNS
1 4 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 3 (4.41%) VPN
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) Broadband
3 2 (2.94%) ISDN
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) IPv4
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.41%) Big Data
3 3 (4.41%) HBase
4 1 (1.47%) QlikView
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 6 (8.82%) Selenium IDE
2 6 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.41%) JMeter
4 3 (4.41%) JUnit
5 1 (1.47%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Project Officer
2 9 (13.24%) Project Support Officer
2 9 (13.24%) Support Officer
3 7 (10.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Business Change Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Business Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Change Manager
4 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.41%) Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Administrator
6 2 (2.94%) Systems Support
6 2 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) JMS
1 3 (4.41%) JSON
1 3 (4.41%) Kafka
1 3 (4.41%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) PMI
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (26.47%) PRINCE2
2 15 (22.06%) ITIL
3 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (16.18%) Programme Management
5 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.29%) Change Management
6 7 (10.29%) Lean Six Sigma
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
6 7 (10.29%) Service Management
6 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma
6 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
6 7 (10.29%) Swim Lanes
6 7 (10.29%) SWOT Analysis
6 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.29%) UML
6 7 (10.29%) Use Case
7 6 (8.82%) Business Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.41%) Python
5 2 (2.94%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.82%) ISEB
3 10 (14.71%) ISTQB
4 8 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.29%) CBAP
6 6 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) CITP
6 6 (8.82%) PMI Certification
6 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.41%) CCNA
9 2 (2.94%) CCNP
9 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.94%) MCSA
9 2 (2.94%) MCSE
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.47%) Degree
10 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) GAAP
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.47%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.41%) WSUS
3 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.94%) Netcool
3 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
2 12 (17.65%) HP
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) Citrix
6 3 (4.41%) VMware
7 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
7 2 (2.94%) McAfee
7 2 (2.94%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas
8 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Progress
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) Splunk
8 1 (1.47%) Symantec
8 1 (1.47%) Veeam