Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 228 182
Rank change year-on-year +33 -46 -23
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,279 1,111 1,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.21% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 6.37% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 530 652
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £269 £295
90th Percentile £650 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £495 £450
% change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 66 63
England median hourly rate £31.00 £27.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -29.87% +24.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.50 £55.57
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.82% -28.57% +24.60%

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 17,272 17,441 18,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.23% 19.05% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,325 10,707 11,503
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £626 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 761 798
England median hourly rate £28.46 £23.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.11% -10.48% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £12.11
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.56 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.97% -5.54% -5.45%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +25 472 £500 -4.76% 90
South East +26 394 £425 -5.56% 51
London -108 286 £520 +4.00% 67
Midlands +54 76 £415 -7.78% 20
West Midlands +38 67 £415 -15.31% 17
East of England -1 30 £600 +23.71% 10
North of England -19 20 £450 +17.49% 5
North East 0 11 £429 +2.02%
East Midlands +3 8 £421 -2.60% 3
North West -3 6 £500 - 5
Yorkshire -15 3 £425 -28.15%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 1,279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 439 (34.32%) SC Cleared
3 309 (24.16%) Windows
4 298 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
5 297 (23.22%) Microsoft
6 213 (16.65%) ITIL
7 182 (14.23%) Active Directory
8 176 (13.76%) Linux
9 171 (13.37%) PowerShell
10 162 (12.67%) Finance
11 159 (12.43%) Java
12 148 (11.57%) Windows Server
13 142 (11.10%) Project Management
13 142 (11.10%) VMware
14 139 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
15 132 (10.32%) Oracle
16 125 (9.77%) Migration
17 122 (9.54%) SQL
17 122 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
18 121 (9.46%) Firewall
19 120 (9.38%) C
20 111 (8.68%) PRINCE2
20 111 (8.68%) Data Centre
21 110 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
22 108 (8.44%) Cisco
23 107 (8.37%) Python
24 105 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
25 104 (8.13%) SCCM
26 101 (7.90%) Service Management
27 92 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008

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 70 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 63 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 34 (2.66%) Skype for Business
4 33 (2.58%) IIS
5 25 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (1.88%) Confluence
7 21 (1.64%) Apache
8 20 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
9 17 (1.33%) nginx
10 16 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.94%) JBoss
14 8 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Primavera
2 9 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.08%) Office 365
2 60 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.72%) GitHub
5 19 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.02%) IaaS
6 13 (1.02%) Quay.io
7 12 (0.94%) SaaS
8 11 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.63%) PaaS
10 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.47%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
12 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.31%) Serverless
13 3 (0.23%) npm
14 2 (0.16%) Datadog
14 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (9.46%) Firewall
2 62 (4.85%) WAN
3 60 (4.69%) DNS
4 57 (4.46%) Internet
5 56 (4.38%) LAN
6 52 (4.07%) TCP/IP
7 46 (3.60%) Network Security
8 42 (3.28%) VPN
9 37 (2.89%) DHCP
10 30 (2.35%) SAN
11 27 (2.11%) Skype
12 26 (2.03%) NAS
13 21 (1.64%) OSPF
13 21 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
13 21 (1.64%) VoIP
14 20 (1.56%) Wireless
15 19 (1.49%) BGP
15 19 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.49%) IPsec
16 16 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (2.11%) Big Data
4 23 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.56%) GIS
6 19 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.49%) MySQL
7 17 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.25%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.86%) Power BI
11 10 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.39%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 56 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.05%) JIRA
3 35 (2.74%) MSI
4 33 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.42%) Selenium
6 30 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 22 (1.72%) GitLab
8 18 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.33%) Artifactory
10 16 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.02%) JUnit
12 9 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.63%) Rational Team Concert
14 6 (0.47%) JMeter
15 5 (0.39%) Toad
15 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.31%) EasyMock
16 4 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.31%) WATIR
17 3 (0.23%) git-flow
General
1 162 (12.67%) Finance
2 52 (4.07%) Military
3 45 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.21%) Marketing
5 40 (3.13%) Electronics
5 40 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.33%) Banking
7 10 (0.78%) Law
8 6 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.16%) Automotive
10 2 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.078%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.078%) Local Government
11 1 (0.078%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (13.53%) Architect
2 121 (9.46%) Analyst
3 96 (7.51%) Developer
4 75 (5.86%) Project Manager
5 73 (5.71%) Consultant
6 64 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 64 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 50 (3.91%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 41 (3.21%) Business Analyst
9 38 (2.97%) Administrator
10 37 (2.89%) Java Developer
11 36 (2.81%) Support Engineer
12 35 (2.74%) Technical Architect
13 34 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
14 32 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (2.50%) Project Officer
14 32 (2.50%) Technical Leader
15 30 (2.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 30 (2.35%) Test Engineer
16 28 (2.19%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.93%) SOAP
2 62 (4.85%) Web Services
3 55 (4.30%) REST
4 48 (3.75%) XML
5 39 (3.05%) .NET
6 34 (2.66%) JSON
6 34 (2.66%) RESTful
7 23 (1.80%) JSP
8 21 (1.64%) Middleware
9 18 (1.41%) Node.js
10 17 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
11 15 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 13 (1.02%) HTML
13 12 (0.94%) CSS
13 12 (0.94%) J2EE
13 12 (0.94%) Java EE
14 11 (0.86%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.86%) Software Packaging
14 11 (0.86%) Spring
15 10 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 139 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (8.68%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.36%) PKI
4 41 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.35%) Clustering
6 28 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.88%) Replication
8 18 (1.41%) HP Storage
9 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
10 14 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.02%) Cyberattack
12 12 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.70%) Robotics
14 8 (0.63%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.55%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.55%) User Experience
15 7 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 309 (24.16%) Windows
2 176 (13.76%) Linux
3 148 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 105 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (5.55%) Windows 10
7 54 (4.22%) Windows 7
8 49 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (3.75%) Unix
10 40 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.56%) CentOS
11 20 (1.56%) Solaris
12 17 (1.33%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.55%) Android
14 7 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.55%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.47%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.31%) VMS
17 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (16.65%) ITIL
3 142 (11.10%) Project Management
4 125 (9.77%) Migration
5 122 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
6 111 (8.68%) PRINCE2
7 110 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
8 101 (7.90%) Service Management
9 92 (7.19%) ITIL V3
10 83 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (6.18%) Scrum
12 73 (5.71%) Test Automation
13 71 (5.55%) Configuration Management
13 71 (5.55%) Service Delivery
14 69 (5.39%) Change Management
14 69 (5.39%) Risk Management
15 68 (5.32%) Information Security
16 67 (5.24%) Programme Management
17 66 (5.16%) ITSM
18 65 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 171 (13.37%) PowerShell
2 159 (12.43%) Java
3 122 (9.54%) SQL
4 120 (9.38%) C
5 107 (8.37%) Python
6 63 (4.93%) C#
7 49 (3.83%) JavaScript
8 44 (3.44%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.50%) C++
10 24 (1.88%) Ruby
11 18 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.33%) Go
13 12 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.78%) PHP
15 6 (0.47%) Perl
16 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.39%) VB
17 4 (0.31%) Java 8
18 3 (0.23%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 439 (34.32%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (3.99%) CISSP
6 49 (3.83%) Degree
7 32 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.42%) ISEB
9 29 (2.27%) CCNA
10 28 (2.19%) ISTQB
11 26 (2.03%) MCSE
12 25 (1.95%) CISM
13 24 (1.88%) CCNP
14 23 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
14 23 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (1.41%) APMP
16 17 (1.33%) CISA
16 17 (1.33%) RHCE
17 14 (1.09%) MCSA
18 13 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.53%) JSP 440
2 44 (3.44%) QA
3 38 (2.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 34 (2.66%) HMG Infosec
5 22 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.49%) SLA
7 18 (1.41%) RMADS
8 15 (1.17%) PMO
9 3 (0.23%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) GPG13
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.078%) GDPR
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 182 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 50 (3.91%) Docker
5 41 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 36 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.42%) vSphere
8 29 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.17%) etcd
9 15 (1.17%) flannel
9 15 (1.17%) SkyDNS
9 15 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.02%) Ceph
11 13 (1.02%) Firmware
11 13 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.94%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.78%) XenServer
14 9 (0.70%) XenApp
15 7 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 104 (8.13%) SCCM
2 48 (3.75%) Puppet
3 32 (2.50%) Ansible
4 31 (2.42%) SCOM
5 27 (2.11%) vCenter Server
6 26 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (1.33%) HAProxy
8 17 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (1.33%) SCVMM
9 16 (1.25%) Graphite
9 16 (1.25%) Prometheus
9 16 (1.25%) rkt
9 16 (1.25%) Sysdig
10 14 (1.09%) WSUS
11 13 (1.02%) Kubernetes
12 12 (0.94%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.86%) OVSD
14 10 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 297 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 142 (11.10%) VMware
3 132 (10.32%) Oracle
4 108 (8.44%) Cisco
5 73 (5.71%) HP
6 69 (5.39%) Citrix
7 62 (4.85%) McAfee
8 51 (3.99%) Juniper
9 42 (3.28%) SAP
10 33 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 28 (2.19%) EMC
12 26 (2.03%) NetApp
13 17 (1.33%) F5
14 13 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.02%) Brocade
14 13 (1.02%) Veritas
15 12 (0.94%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.86%) CA
16 11 (0.86%) Remedy
17 10 (0.78%) Forcepoint