Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 197 165
Rank change year-on-year -58 -32 -1
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 987 1,116 1,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.33% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 6.58% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 602 761
England median daily rate £494 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £294 £285 £313
90th Percentile £650 £599 £620
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 29
England median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - +14.01%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.00 £18.14
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.85 £63.00
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.91% - +14.01%

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 17,166 16,972 20,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.26% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,261 10,452 13,151
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 867 729
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor 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 18 June 2018. 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 East -17 367 £395 -2.11% 45
London -19 367 £550 +22.17% 36
South West -16 168 £500 +5.26% 41
East of England -12 36 £500 +11.11% 16
Midlands -16 29 £335 -10.67% 5
West Midlands -30 19 £291 -22.33% 3
North of England -35 19 £316 -25.76% 7
North East -4 13 £316 -13.26%
East Midlands +6 10 £414 +6.84% 2
Yorkshire -16 4 £600 +207.69%
North West -40 3 £425 -5.56% 7
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 987 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 418 (42.35%) SC Cleared
3 257 (26.04%) Windows
4 190 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (17.53%) Cisco
6 171 (17.33%) Microsoft
7 158 (16.01%) ITIL
8 156 (15.81%) Active Directory
8 156 (15.81%) VMware
9 150 (15.20%) Firewall
10 145 (14.69%) Linux
11 144 (14.59%) SQL
12 141 (14.29%) Java
13 121 (12.26%) Windows Server
14 100 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 99 (10.03%) Oracle
16 98 (9.93%) Migration
17 96 (9.73%) C
18 93 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
18 93 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
19 90 (9.12%) PowerShell
20 83 (8.41%) Cybersecurity
21 82 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
22 81 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
23 75 (7.60%) Finance
24 73 (7.40%) Juniper
25 70 (7.09%) Service Management
25 70 (7.09%) CCNP
25 70 (7.09%) DNS
26 69 (6.99%) Change Management

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 65 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.15%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.14%) Skype for Business
4 29 (2.94%) Confluence
5 27 (2.74%) IIS
6 21 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.42%) JBoss
9 14 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
10 13 (1.32%) Apache
11 12 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 66 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.81%) Stata
5 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Revit
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.10%) Eikon
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (5.07%) Office 365
3 22 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.81%) IaaS
5 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.30%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) G Suite
7 2 (0.20%) npm
7 2 (0.20%) Serverless
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.10%) Heroku
8 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 150 (15.20%) Firewall
2 70 (7.09%) DNS
3 64 (6.48%) LAN
3 64 (6.48%) WAN
4 49 (4.96%) DHCP
5 48 (4.86%) VPN
6 43 (4.36%) Cisco ISE
7 41 (4.15%) Network Security
8 40 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (3.95%) BGP
10 36 (3.65%) Wireless
11 34 (3.44%) Internet
12 32 (3.24%) VLAN
13 29 (2.94%) TCP/IP
14 28 (2.84%) OSPF
15 24 (2.43%) IPsec
15 24 (2.43%) SAN
16 19 (1.93%) SSL
17 16 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (1.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.44%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.24%) Big Data
4 31 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 29 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (2.53%) GIS
7 25 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 23 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
9 17 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.32%) HBase
10 13 (1.32%) MySQL
11 12 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.11%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.01%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.81%) Redis
14 8 (0.81%) Spotfire
15 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 37 (3.75%) JIRA
3 34 (3.44%) Selenium
4 29 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 26 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (2.43%) JUnit
7 20 (2.03%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.82%) EasyMock
9 17 (1.72%) MSI
10 10 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.81%) RStudio
11 8 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.61%) Maven
12 6 (0.61%) Rational Team Concert
13 5 (0.51%) Ant
13 5 (0.51%) JMeter
13 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.51%) StarTeam
14 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 75 (7.60%) Finance
2 29 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 22 (2.23%) Military
5 18 (1.82%) Electronics
5 18 (1.82%) Law
6 17 (1.72%) Marketing
7 12 (1.22%) Legal
8 10 (1.01%) Local Government
9 3 (0.30%) Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Advertising
10 1 (0.10%) Billing
10 1 (0.10%) Publishing
10 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (12.16%) Analyst
2 113 (11.45%) Architect
3 100 (10.13%) Network Engineer
4 84 (8.51%) Developer
5 61 (6.18%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 55 (5.57%) Consultant
7 48 (4.86%) Support Engineer
8 43 (4.36%) Business Analyst
9 42 (4.26%) Java Developer
10 37 (3.75%) Network Architect
11 31 (3.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 27 (2.74%) Integration Engineer
12 27 (2.74%) Test Analyst
12 27 (2.74%) Test Engineer
13 26 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (2.63%) Project Manager
14 24 (2.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 23 (2.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
16 21 (2.13%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
16 21 (2.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.78%) XML
2 53 (5.37%) Web Services
3 46 (4.66%) JSF
4 36 (3.65%) J2EE
5 31 (3.14%) Spring
6 25 (2.53%) EJB
7 19 (1.93%) JSON
8 18 (1.82%) REST
9 15 (1.52%) Node.js
10 13 (1.32%) .NET
11 11 (1.11%) Kafka
11 11 (1.11%) Redux
11 11 (1.11%) SOAP
12 10 (1.01%) JMS
13 9 (0.91%) Apache Camel
13 9 (0.91%) Spring Boot
14 8 (0.81%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.81%) XSLT
15 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET
15 7 (0.71%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 49 (4.96%) PKI
4 18 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.72%) Wiki
6 16 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.52%) Clustering
8 11 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (0.91%) CESG
9 9 (0.91%) Replication
9 9 (0.91%) User Experience
10 7 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.41%) CMDB
12 4 (0.41%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.41%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.41%) NHS
12 4 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 257 (26.04%) Windows
2 145 (14.69%) Linux
3 121 (12.26%) Windows Server
4 82 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (5.57%) Windows 10
7 46 (4.66%) CentOS
8 41 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 33 (3.34%) Unix
10 31 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.72%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.42%) Solaris
14 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.91%) HPUX
16 5 (0.51%) Android
16 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.41%) AIX
17 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (16.01%) ITIL
3 98 (9.93%) Migration
4 93 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (8.41%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (7.09%) Service Management
7 69 (6.99%) Change Management
8 68 (6.89%) Project Management
9 60 (6.08%) DevOps
9 60 (6.08%) Scrum
10 56 (5.67%) Test Automation
11 52 (5.27%) Service Delivery
11 52 (5.27%) Software Engineering
12 44 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (4.26%) Configuration Management
13 42 (4.26%) ITIL V3
14 40 (4.05%) Test Scripting
15 39 (3.95%) Network Management
16 38 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (3.75%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 144 (14.59%) SQL
2 141 (14.29%) Java
3 96 (9.73%) C
4 90 (9.12%) PowerShell
5 54 (5.47%) Python
6 29 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 28 (2.84%) PL/SQL
8 25 (2.53%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.62%) C#
9 16 (1.62%) Perl
10 14 (1.42%) Ruby
11 8 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.71%) C++
13 5 (0.51%) Scala
14 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.41%) VBScript
15 3 (0.30%) PHP
15 3 (0.30%) VB
16 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 987 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 418 (42.35%) SC Cleared
3 93 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (7.09%) CCNP
5 37 (3.75%) ISEB
6 35 (3.55%) ISTQB
7 30 (3.04%) CCNA
8 22 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.13%) CCDP
10 20 (2.03%) Degree
11 16 (1.62%) CCIE
11 16 (1.62%) CISSP
11 16 (1.62%) JNCIS
12 14 (1.42%) MCSA
13 12 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (1.01%) APMP
16 9 (0.91%) MCSE
17 8 (0.81%) CISM
17 8 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.74%) SLA
2 19 (1.93%) QA
3 14 (1.42%) JSP 440
4 13 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.91%) PMO
6 8 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.61%) RMADS
8 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.30%) COBIT
10 3 (0.30%) GDPR
10 3 (0.30%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.10%) GPG13
12 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (15.81%) Active Directory
2 100 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (4.46%) vSphere
5 21 (2.13%) VMware NSX
6 18 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.22%) Docker
8 8 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.71%) Samba
9 7 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.51%) HDFS
11 5 (0.51%) vCloud
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.41%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.41%) NFS
12 4 (0.41%) Snort
12 4 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 44 (4.46%) SCCM
2 38 (3.85%) vCenter Server
3 34 (3.44%) SCOM
4 28 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 19 (1.93%) WSUS
6 16 (1.62%) Puppet
7 14 (1.42%) FortiGate
8 13 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (1.22%) Ansible
9 12 (1.22%) HP ALM
10 11 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (1.11%) OVSD
11 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.81%) Kibana
13 7 (0.71%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.71%) SCSM
13 7 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.61%) Opsview
14 6 (0.61%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.51%) Grafana
Vendors
1 173 (17.53%) Cisco
2 171 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 156 (15.81%) VMware
4 99 (10.03%) Oracle
5 73 (7.40%) Juniper
6 67 (6.79%) HP
7 56 (5.67%) McAfee
8 41 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 38 (3.85%) Citrix
10 33 (3.34%) NetApp
11 29 (2.94%) Lumension
12 26 (2.63%) Splunk
13 24 (2.43%) F5
13 24 (2.43%) SolarWinds
14 22 (2.23%) SAP
15 20 (2.03%) Fujitsu
16 17 (1.72%) Palo Alto
17 16 (1.62%) Remedy
18 12 (1.22%) Cloudera
18 12 (1.22%) Hortonworks