Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 182 224
Rank change year-on-year +69 +42 -30
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,156 1,404 1,148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.06% 1.59% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.34% 8.14% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 867 554
Median daily rate £518 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £385 £329 £302
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -55.56% -29.87%
10th Percentile £31.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £42.42 £51.11
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% - -28.57%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,383 17,245 17,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.04% 19.56% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,557 10,411 10,884
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £249
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 754 815
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.07%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.35 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +31.91% -14.55%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in England.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in England.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the England region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +1 416 £513 +2.50% 77
London +102 284 £550 +4.76% 53
South East +18 252 £485 +7.30% 52
Midlands +63 102 £475 +11.11% 13
West Midlands +52 94 £475 +11.76% 12
East of England +77 77 £561 -6.46% 31
North of England +75 23 £625 +47.06% 16
Yorkshire +63 17 £625 +47.06% 7
East Midlands +24 7 £475 +10.47%
North West +34 4 £750 +53.85% 9
North East +21 2 - -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 1,156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 391 (33.82%) SC Cleared
3 258 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (22.15%) Windows
5 184 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 183 (15.83%) VMware
7 165 (14.27%) Linux
8 161 (13.93%) Public Sector
9 153 (13.24%) Windows Server
10 147 (12.72%) Python
11 145 (12.54%) Java
12 138 (11.94%) Active Directory
13 124 (10.73%) ITIL
14 120 (10.38%) Cisco
15 118 (10.21%) PowerShell
16 117 (10.12%) Cybersecurity
17 109 (9.43%) DevOps
17 109 (9.43%) Migration
18 105 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
19 102 (8.82%) Oracle
20 101 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
21 99 (8.56%) Finance
22 94 (8.13%) Firewall
22 94 (8.13%) Project Management
23 92 (7.96%) AWS
24 90 (7.79%) C
24 90 (7.79%) SQL
25 84 (7.27%) Docker
26 83 (7.18%) Configuration Management
27 82 (7.09%) Software Engineering

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 43 (3.72%) MS Exchange
2 41 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.46%) Confluence
4 21 (1.82%) IIS
5 15 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.78%) Documentum
10 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.43%) Apache
11 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.35%) JBoss
12 4 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.26%) SAS
14 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 46 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Figma
7 1 (0.087%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.087%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 92 (7.96%) AWS
2 49 (4.24%) Azure
3 29 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.16%) SaaS
5 23 (1.99%) IaaS
5 23 (1.99%) PaaS
6 20 (1.73%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.73%) GitHub
7 16 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 16 (1.38%) Office 365
8 13 (1.12%) Serverless
9 12 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.95%) Amazon Cognito
11 9 (0.78%) GCP
12 7 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.35%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.35%) Heroku
14 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (8.13%) Firewall
2 79 (6.83%) LAN
3 76 (6.57%) WAN
4 56 (4.84%) DHCP
5 53 (4.58%) DNS
6 51 (4.41%) OSPF
7 48 (4.15%) BGP
8 34 (2.94%) EIGRP
8 34 (2.94%) VPN
9 33 (2.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (2.68%) DMVPN
11 29 (2.51%) Cisco ISE
12 27 (2.34%) Internet
13 26 (2.25%) TCP/IP
14 25 (2.16%) Wireless
15 24 (2.08%) Network Security
16 21 (1.82%) Unified Communications
17 19 (1.64%) SAN
17 19 (1.64%) VoIP
18 18 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.33%) Big Data
2 41 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 31 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 17 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.04%) EDRMS
6 12 (1.04%) MySQL
7 9 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.61%) Apache Accumulo
9 6 (0.52%) Neo4j
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 62 (5.36%) JIRA
2 46 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 36 (3.11%) Bitbucket
4 35 (3.03%) GitLab
5 23 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.82%) Selenium
7 18 (1.56%) MSI
8 11 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.78%) Maven
9 9 (0.78%) Subversion
10 7 (0.61%) Postman
10 7 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.61%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.61%) StarTeam
10 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.43%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.35%) FindBugs
12 4 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (13.93%) Public Sector
2 99 (8.56%) Finance
3 72 (6.23%) Military
4 54 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 53 (4.58%) Electronics
6 52 (4.50%) Manufacturing
6 52 (4.50%) Marketing
7 21 (1.82%) Legal
8 19 (1.64%) Law
9 7 (0.61%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.43%) Banking
12 4 (0.35%) Police
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.087%) Automotive
15 1 (0.087%) Games
15 1 (0.087%) Retail
Job Titles
1 167 (14.45%) Architect
2 91 (7.87%) Developer
3 84 (7.27%) Analyst
4 69 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 68 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 62 (5.36%) Consultant
7 53 (4.58%) Software Engineer
8 41 (3.55%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 40 (3.46%) Test Engineer
10 37 (3.20%) DV Cleared Project Manager
11 36 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (2.94%) Network Architect
13 33 (2.85%) Java Developer
13 33 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
14 32 (2.77%) Business Analyst
15 30 (2.60%) Coordinator
16 28 (2.42%) PowerShell Engineer
17 25 (2.16%) Automation Engineer
17 25 (2.16%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
17 25 (2.16%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.24%) .NET
2 43 (3.72%) XML
3 32 (2.77%) Node.js
4 26 (2.25%) REST
5 25 (2.16%) Web Services
6 24 (2.08%) Spring
7 18 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 18 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (1.56%) Kafka
8 15 (1.30%) HTML
8 15 (1.30%) Middleware
8 15 (1.30%) React
9 14 (1.21%) Apache NiFi
10 13 (1.12%) 802.1X
10 13 (1.12%) JSON
10 13 (1.12%) SOAP
11 11 (0.95%) Spring Boot
12 10 (0.87%) CSS
12 10 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 9 (0.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.54%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 49 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.55%) PKI
5 16 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.30%) Clustering
7 14 (1.21%) User Experience
8 11 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 11 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 10 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (0.69%) Replication
11 7 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.52%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.43%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.43%) HP StoreVirtual
14 4 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 256 (22.15%) Windows
2 165 (14.27%) Linux
3 153 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 105 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (5.62%) Windows 10
6 64 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (2.16%) CentOS
10 21 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (1.56%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.38%) Unix
14 15 (1.30%) VMS
14 15 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.04%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.69%) Solaris
17 7 (0.61%) Debian
18 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (10.73%) ITIL
3 117 (10.12%) Cybersecurity
4 109 (9.43%) DevOps
4 109 (9.43%) Migration
5 94 (8.13%) Project Management
6 83 (7.18%) Configuration Management
7 82 (7.09%) Software Engineering
8 77 (6.66%) Risk Management
9 69 (5.97%) Programme Management
10 68 (5.88%) Service Management
11 63 (5.45%) Test Automation
12 56 (4.84%) PRINCE2
12 56 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (4.67%) Validation
14 53 (4.58%) Information Security
14 53 (4.58%) Project Delivery
15 52 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 147 (12.72%) Python
2 145 (12.54%) Java
3 118 (10.21%) PowerShell
4 90 (7.79%) C
4 90 (7.79%) SQL
5 63 (5.45%) C#
6 54 (4.67%) JavaScript
7 53 (4.58%) C++
8 45 (3.89%) Bash Shell
9 24 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 23 (1.99%) Go
11 13 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.12%) VBScript
12 12 (1.04%) Ruby
12 12 (1.04%) VB
13 9 (0.78%) Java 8
14 8 (0.69%) Perl
15 6 (0.52%) Groovy
15 6 (0.52%) PHP
15 6 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 391 (33.82%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (4.33%) CCNP
5 48 (4.15%) CISSP
6 44 (3.81%) ISEB
7 43 (3.72%) ISTQB
8 39 (3.37%) CCIE
9 37 (3.20%) CCNA
9 37 (3.20%) Degree
10 35 (3.03%) CISM
11 33 (2.85%) CESG Certified Professional
12 27 (2.34%) APMP
12 27 (2.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (1.99%) CCDA
15 21 (1.82%) CCDP
16 18 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.56%) PMP
17 13 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.03%) JSP 440
2 30 (2.60%) RMADS
3 27 (2.34%) QA
4 25 (2.16%) NCSC
5 23 (1.99%) SLA
6 22 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (1.73%) GDPR
7 20 (1.73%) NIST
8 18 (1.56%) PMO
9 15 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.35%) COBIT
13 3 (0.26%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.26%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 1 (0.087%) COSO
15 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 138 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 101 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (7.27%) Docker
4 57 (4.93%) vSphere
5 55 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 46 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (2.51%) VMware NSX
10 26 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.95%) DFS Replication
12 11 (0.95%) XenApp
13 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.87%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.43%) NFS
15 5 (0.43%) UAG
16 4 (0.35%) GlusterFS
16 4 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (5.02%) Ansible
2 53 (4.58%) SCCM
3 35 (3.03%) PowerCLI
3 35 (3.03%) WSUS
4 30 (2.60%) Puppet
5 29 (2.51%) SCOM
6 28 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (2.08%) Terraform
8 18 (1.56%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 14 (1.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.78%) Kubernetes
13 9 (0.78%) SCDPM
13 9 (0.78%) SCSM
13 9 (0.78%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 184 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 183 (15.83%) VMware
3 120 (10.38%) Cisco
4 102 (8.82%) Oracle
5 59 (5.10%) SAP
6 58 (5.02%) Dell
6 58 (5.02%) Juniper
7 45 (3.89%) Atlassian
8 43 (3.72%) Citrix
9 33 (2.85%) HP
10 31 (2.68%) Red Hat
11 27 (2.34%) SolarWinds
12 22 (1.90%) Splunk
13 18 (1.56%) Google
14 17 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 15 (1.30%) Lumension
15 15 (1.30%) McAfee
15 15 (1.30%) Remedy
16 14 (1.21%) F5
17 13 (1.12%) ArcSight