Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 272 226
Rank change year-on-year +102 -46 -43
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,278 913 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 0.98% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% 5.28% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 478 571
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £355 £312 £258
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 69
England median hourly rate £43.25 £37.55 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.18% +84.20% -25.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £57.13 £48.90
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.44% +100.00% -25.45%

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 15,670 17,281 17,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.61% 18.55% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,600 10,203 10,533
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.29%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 881 822
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +53.06% -15.52% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +33 602 £500 - 57
South East +12 310 £475 +14.46% 36
London +85 257 £525 +5.00% 38
Midlands +66 59 £440 +6.47% 5
West Midlands +58 49 £450 +5.88% 5
East of England +41 41 £525 +23.53% 10
North of England +24 10 £425 -10.53% 2
East Midlands +18 10 £375 -9.09%
North West +25 7 £425 -32.00% 2
Yorkshire +22 2 £385 -35.92%
North East +18 1 - -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,278 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 439 (34.35%) SC Cleared
3 322 (25.20%) Windows
4 271 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (18.62%) Linux
6 225 (17.61%) Microsoft
7 197 (15.41%) Active Directory
8 181 (14.16%) C
9 178 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
10 176 (13.77%) VMware
11 168 (13.15%) Java
12 163 (12.75%) ITIL
13 156 (12.21%) Windows Server
14 145 (11.35%) Cisco
15 143 (11.19%) Public Sector
16 129 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
17 124 (9.70%) SCCM
17 124 (9.70%) Finance
18 123 (9.62%) DevOps
19 121 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
19 121 (9.47%) Python
20 119 (9.31%) PowerShell
21 108 (8.45%) Migration
22 103 (8.06%) SQL
23 99 (7.75%) Oracle
23 99 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
24 91 (7.12%) DNS
25 88 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
25 88 (6.89%) Firewall
26 86 (6.73%) 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 50 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.21%) JBoss
4 38 (2.97%) Confluence
5 29 (2.27%) IIS
6 25 (1.96%) Apache
7 17 (1.33%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.47%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.39%) Camunda
12 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.078%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.31%) Primavera
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 85 (6.65%) Azure
2 55 (4.30%) AWS
3 35 (2.74%) Office 365
4 32 (2.50%) OpenShift
5 27 (2.11%) IaaS
6 21 (1.64%) PaaS
7 17 (1.33%) Azure Stack
8 11 (0.86%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.63%) SaaS
10 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.16%) GitHub
14 2 (0.16%) Yarn
15 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Flow
15 1 (0.078%) Serverless
15 1 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.12%) DNS
2 88 (6.89%) Firewall
3 79 (6.18%) WAN
4 61 (4.77%) DHCP
5 53 (4.15%) Internet
6 51 (3.99%) LAN
7 45 (3.52%) Network Security
8 33 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (2.50%) SAN
10 28 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 25 (1.96%) SNMP
12 23 (1.80%) NX-OS
13 22 (1.72%) OSPF
13 22 (1.72%) TCP/IP
13 22 (1.72%) Unified Communications
14 21 (1.64%) BGP
15 18 (1.41%) VPN
16 17 (1.33%) Skype
17 16 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.71%) Big Data
2 65 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 49 (3.83%) Hadoop
4 31 (2.43%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.35%) MySQL
6 28 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
10 10 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.78%) Power BI
11 9 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
12 8 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.47%) GIS
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (3.99%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.52%) Cucumber
3 44 (3.44%) JIRA
4 38 (2.97%) Selenium
5 32 (2.50%) MSI
6 29 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 24 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
8 18 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 15 (1.17%) InstallShield
10 11 (0.86%) JUnit
11 8 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
11 8 (0.63%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.63%) Maven
11 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.55%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.55%) JMeter
13 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.39%) Ant
14 5 (0.39%) HP UFT
General
1 143 (11.19%) Public Sector
2 124 (9.70%) Finance
3 68 (5.32%) Military
3 68 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 63 (4.93%) Electronics
5 62 (4.85%) Manufacturing
6 60 (4.69%) Marketing
7 17 (1.33%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.10%) Law
9 10 (0.78%) Publishing
10 7 (0.55%) Games
10 7 (0.55%) Police
11 6 (0.47%) Advertising
11 6 (0.47%) Billing
12 5 (0.39%) Local Government
13 3 (0.23%) Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.078%) Avionics
14 1 (0.078%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.078%) Retail
Job Titles
1 219 (17.14%) Architect
2 100 (7.82%) Developer
3 79 (6.18%) Analyst
4 71 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 66 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 60 (4.69%) Consultant
7 56 (4.38%) Technical Architect
8 54 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 53 (4.15%) Security Architect
10 50 (3.91%) Administrator
10 50 (3.91%) Test Engineer
11 44 (3.44%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 43 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
13 42 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (2.82%) Support Engineer
14 36 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
15 32 (2.50%) Software Developer
16 30 (2.35%) Project Manager
17 29 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
18 26 (2.03%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.91%) .NET
2 47 (3.68%) XML
3 46 (3.60%) Middleware
4 39 (3.05%) JSON
4 39 (3.05%) Spring
5 32 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 32 (2.50%) React
6 24 (1.88%) Node.js
7 23 (1.80%) REST
8 21 (1.64%) EJB
9 20 (1.56%) Hibernate
9 20 (1.56%) Web Services
10 17 (1.33%) HTML
11 13 (1.02%) J2EE
11 13 (1.02%) Java EE
12 12 (0.94%) SOAP
13 10 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (0.78%) RESTful
13 10 (0.78%) Software Packaging
13 10 (0.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.07%) PKI
5 44 (3.44%) Clustering
6 35 (2.74%) Replication
7 32 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.56%) User Experience
10 15 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 14 (1.10%) ASIC
12 13 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.86%) CESG
13 11 (0.86%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.70%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.70%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 322 (25.20%) Windows
2 238 (18.62%) Linux
3 156 (12.21%) Windows Server
4 129 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (6.03%) Unix
6 76 (5.95%) Windows 10
7 58 (4.54%) Windows 7
8 55 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.58%) CentOS
10 33 (2.58%) Solaris
11 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.63%) AIX
14 7 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.39%) HPUX
16 5 (0.39%) VMS
16 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
3 163 (12.75%) ITIL
4 123 (9.62%) DevOps
5 108 (8.45%) Migration
6 99 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
8 86 (6.73%) Software Engineering
9 85 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 83 (6.49%) Service Management
11 80 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 80 (6.26%) Service Delivery
12 74 (5.79%) Information Security
13 73 (5.71%) Programme Management
14 72 (5.63%) PRINCE2
15 70 (5.48%) Project Management
16 69 (5.40%) Project Delivery
17 68 (5.32%) Risk Management
18 61 (4.77%) Information Assurance
19 57 (4.46%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 181 (14.16%) C
2 168 (13.15%) Java
3 121 (9.47%) Python
4 119 (9.31%) PowerShell
5 103 (8.06%) SQL
6 73 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 66 (5.16%) C#
8 56 (4.38%) C++
9 34 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.03%) Ruby
12 25 (1.96%) Java 8
13 23 (1.80%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.94%) Perl
15 8 (0.63%) Go
15 8 (0.63%) Groovy
15 8 (0.63%) VB
16 7 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.47%) R
17 6 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,278 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 439 (34.35%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (4.23%) Degree
5 45 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (3.29%) CCNP
7 38 (2.97%) ISTQB
8 35 (2.74%) ISEB
9 32 (2.50%) CCNA
10 30 (2.35%) MCSE
11 29 (2.27%) CISSP
12 27 (2.11%) CESG Certified Professional
13 22 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (1.33%) CCIE
14 17 (1.33%) MCP
15 15 (1.17%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.94%) CISM
17 11 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.13%) JSP 440
2 30 (2.35%) QA
2 30 (2.35%) SLA
3 27 (2.11%) RMADS
4 25 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 16 (1.25%) HMG Infosec
5 16 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.17%) PMO
7 13 (1.02%) Government Security Classifications
8 10 (0.78%) NCSC
9 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.63%) GDPR
11 4 (0.31%) COBIT
12 3 (0.23%) Dublin Core
12 3 (0.23%) NIST
13 2 (0.16%) ECSS
13 2 (0.16%) GPG13
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 197 (15.41%) Active Directory
2 81 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (6.03%) Docker
4 76 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 67 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (3.13%) vSphere
9 39 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (1.96%) vCloud
10 25 (1.96%) VMware NSX
11 17 (1.33%) DFS Replication
11 17 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.78%) XenApp
14 9 (0.70%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.63%) Firmware
16 4 (0.31%) Samba
16 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 124 (9.70%) SCCM
2 80 (6.26%) Ansible
3 68 (5.32%) SCOM
4 48 (3.76%) WSUS
5 36 (2.82%) Puppet
6 35 (2.74%) Kubernetes
7 32 (2.50%) vRealize
8 31 (2.43%) SCVMM
9 30 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 18 (1.41%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.25%) SCDPM
12 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 14 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (1.02%) SCSM
15 12 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 9 (0.70%) Nagios
18 8 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 225 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 176 (13.77%) VMware
3 145 (11.35%) Cisco
4 99 (7.75%) Oracle
5 64 (5.01%) SAP
6 56 (4.38%) HP
7 54 (4.23%) Citrix
8 47 (3.68%) Atlassian
9 37 (2.90%) Juniper
9 37 (2.90%) McAfee
9 37 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 33 (2.58%) Google
11 30 (2.35%) Apple
12 25 (1.96%) NetApp
13 22 (1.72%) F5
14 17 (1.33%) CA
15 16 (1.25%) ServiceNow
16 14 (1.10%) Lumension
17 13 (1.02%) Veeam
18 12 (0.94%) IBM