Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 166 158 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 -58 +87
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,218 906 910
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.72% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 8.54% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 693 686
10th Percentile £430 £377 £400
25th Percentile £499 £444 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £614
90th Percentile £738 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £588 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +11.90% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 22
10th Percentile £62.64 £30.00 £26.25
25th Percentile £66.13 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £50.87
Median % change year-on-year +31.82% +8.13% +323.88%
75th Percentile £77.25 £66.25 £62.19
90th Percentile £77.75 £67.50 £68.75
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £47.80
% change year-on-year +31.82% +15.07% +17.29%

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 14,629 10,610 8,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.17% 20.12% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,881 6,804 5,832
10th Percentile £348 £306 £300
25th Percentile £430 £400 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.96% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 541 310
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.25 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £17.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate £41.56 £33.50 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year +24.06% +20.74% -16.15%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.17
90th Percentile £70.00 £63.75 £59.78
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £30.03
% change year-on-year +36.92% +8.24% -10.10%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +2 376 £600 +9.09% 23
South East +9 349 £550 +15.79% 49
South West -2 326 £594 +13.10% 39
Midlands -6 70 £543 +3.33% 3
West Midlands -16 64 £550 +4.76% 3
East of England -9 22 £550 -5.09% 6
North of England -40 21 £625 +19.05% 11
North West -24 19 £625 +16.28% 10
East Midlands - 5 £480 -
North East -7 2 £900 - 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £663 +47.22%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,218 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 706 (57.96%) SC Cleared
3 371 (30.46%) Agile
4 227 (18.64%) Public Sector
5 220 (18.06%) Linux
6 207 (17.00%) Windows
7 196 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
8 186 (15.27%) DevOps
9 185 (15.19%) VMware
10 166 (13.63%) Java
11 164 (13.46%) Social Skills
12 146 (11.99%) Docker
13 144 (11.82%) Python
14 141 (11.58%) Kubernetes
15 135 (11.08%) Microsoft
16 134 (11.00%) ITIL
17 133 (10.92%) Ansible
18 129 (10.59%) Active Directory
19 123 (10.10%) Azure
20 115 (9.44%) SQL
21 114 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
22 112 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 109 (8.95%) PowerShell
24 103 (8.46%) Scrum
25 100 (8.21%) Oracle
26 97 (7.96%) Software Engineering
27 95 (7.80%) Finance
28 92 (7.55%) Terraform
29 90 (7.39%) JavaScript
30 89 (7.31%) Microservices

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 54 (4.43%) Confluence
2 41 (3.37%) Apache
3 25 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.72%) IIS
5 14 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.33%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.33%) nginx
10 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.16%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.082%) JBoss
12 1 (0.082%) SAS
12 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.082%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.082%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.082%) CATIA
8 1 (0.082%) InVision
8 1 (0.082%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.082%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.082%) Revit
8 1 (0.082%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.082%) Simulink
8 1 (0.082%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.082%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.082%) UXPin
8 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.082%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.10%) Azure
2 79 (6.49%) AWS
3 37 (3.04%) IaaS
4 36 (2.96%) Azure DevOps
5 22 (1.81%) OpenShift
5 22 (1.81%) SaaS
6 21 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
6 21 (1.72%) PaaS
7 19 (1.56%) Serverless
8 9 (0.74%) GCP
9 8 (0.66%) Azure Stack
10 7 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.41%) Azure Monitor
11 5 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
12 4 (0.33%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.25%) Azure Storage
13 3 (0.25%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.98%) Firewall
2 55 (4.52%) DNS
3 33 (2.71%) DHCP
4 26 (2.13%) WAN
5 25 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.05%) VPN
6 23 (1.89%) LAN
7 20 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (1.64%) Network Security
8 19 (1.56%) Skype
9 18 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (1.48%) Software-Defined Networking
10 15 (1.23%) OSPF
11 14 (1.15%) SAN
12 13 (1.07%) VLAN
13 11 (0.90%) BGP
13 11 (0.90%) MPLS
14 10 (0.82%) SSH
14 10 (0.82%) VSAN
15 9 (0.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.90%) Big Data
2 62 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.30%) MySQL
4 27 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 20 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.40%) GIS
6 17 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.15%) Metadata
9 12 (0.99%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.66%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.66%) Redis
12 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (6.57%) Jenkins
2 70 (5.75%) JIRA
3 69 (5.67%) Git (software)
4 40 (3.28%) GitLab
5 24 (1.97%) Maven
5 24 (1.97%) Selenium
6 18 (1.48%) Robot Framework
6 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.07%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.99%) Subversion
8 12 (0.99%) TestRail
9 8 (0.66%) JUnit
10 7 (0.57%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.49%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.41%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.41%) JMeter
12 5 (0.41%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.41%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.33%) Axure RP
13 4 (0.33%) Mocha
General
1 227 (18.64%) Public Sector
2 164 (13.46%) Social Skills
3 95 (7.80%) Finance
4 62 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.55%) Marketing
7 28 (2.30%) Electronics
8 27 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
8 27 (2.22%) Military
9 19 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (1.15%) Law
12 9 (0.74%) Advertising
12 9 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.33%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.33%) Legal
15 4 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 170 (13.96%) Developer
2 150 (12.32%) Architect
3 105 (8.62%) Analyst
4 75 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 67 (5.50%) Consultant
5 67 (5.50%) Project Manager
6 58 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 52 (4.27%) Java Developer
8 42 (3.45%) DBA
9 39 (3.20%) Business Analyst
10 31 (2.55%) Data Engineer
11 29 (2.38%) DV Cleared Project Manager
11 29 (2.38%) Scrum Master
12 28 (2.30%) Java Engineer
13 27 (2.22%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 27 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
15 24 (1.97%) Java Software Developer
15 24 (1.97%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.94%) Spring
2 44 (3.61%) React
3 41 (3.37%) Spring Boot
4 38 (3.12%) Apache NiFi
5 36 (2.96%) HTML
6 31 (2.55%) Kafka
7 29 (2.38%) CSS
8 28 (2.30%) JSON
9 25 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 22 (1.81%) .NET
11 20 (1.64%) Node.js
11 20 (1.64%) XML
12 18 (1.48%) Web Services
13 17 (1.40%) REST
14 15 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
14 15 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (1.15%) RESTful
16 10 (0.82%) GraphQL
16 10 (0.82%) SOAP
17 7 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.02%) Data Centre
2 45 (3.69%) Clustering
2 45 (3.69%) PKI
3 36 (2.96%) User Experience
4 28 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.97%) CESG
6 16 (1.31%) Private Cloud
7 15 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (0.90%) Replication
10 10 (0.82%) Cybercrime
11 9 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.57%) Cyberattack
12 7 (0.57%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.49%) CMDB
13 6 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 220 (18.06%) Linux
2 207 (17.00%) Windows
3 86 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.97%) Unix
8 21 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.56%) CentOS
9 19 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (1.48%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.57%) VMS
14 4 (0.33%) Solaris
15 1 (0.082%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (30.46%) Agile
2 196 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
3 186 (15.27%) DevOps
4 134 (11.00%) ITIL
5 112 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 103 (8.46%) Scrum
7 97 (7.96%) Software Engineering
8 89 (7.31%) Microservices
9 81 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
10 80 (6.57%) Project Management
11 78 (6.40%) CI/CD
12 77 (6.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 77 (6.32%) Service Management
13 72 (5.91%) Risk Management
14 71 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 70 (5.75%) Test Automation
16 57 (4.68%) Analytics
16 57 (4.68%) Project Delivery
17 56 (4.60%) Change Management
17 56 (4.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 166 (13.63%) Java
2 144 (11.82%) Python
3 115 (9.44%) SQL
4 109 (8.95%) PowerShell
5 90 (7.39%) JavaScript
6 58 (4.76%) Bash
7 49 (4.02%) C
8 38 (3.12%) C#
9 33 (2.71%) Scala
10 19 (1.56%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.23%) C++
12 14 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.74%) Go
13 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.49%) VB
16 5 (0.41%) VBScript
17 4 (0.33%) Groovy
17 4 (0.33%) Ruby
18 2 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 1,218 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 706 (57.96%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.79%) CESG Certified Professional
4 31 (2.55%) CISSP
5 27 (2.22%) Degree
6 22 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.72%) APMP
7 21 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.31%) ISEB
10 15 (1.23%) CISM
10 15 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.90%) CCNA
13 10 (0.82%) CEH
13 10 (0.82%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.74%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.74%) CCNP
15 8 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (2.13%) NIST
3 23 (1.89%) JSP 440
4 22 (1.81%) NCSC
5 21 (1.72%) QA
6 19 (1.56%) SLA
7 13 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.90%) RMADS
9 9 (0.74%) PMO
10 7 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.33%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.33%) GDPR
13 3 (0.25%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.082%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
15 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 146 (11.99%) Docker
2 129 (10.59%) Active Directory
3 114 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.55%) vSphere
5 29 (2.38%) VMware NSX
6 24 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.33%) Firmware
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.33%) Varnish
11 3 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.25%) vCloud
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.16%) Postfix
12 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 141 (11.58%) Kubernetes
2 133 (10.92%) Ansible
3 92 (7.55%) Terraform
4 33 (2.71%) SCCM
5 31 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 31 (2.55%) vRealize
6 27 (2.22%) Grafana
6 27 (2.22%) Packer
7 25 (2.05%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.56%) Prometheus
8 19 (1.56%) SCOM
9 18 (1.48%) Kibana
10 16 (1.31%) VxRail
11 15 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 14 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.15%) WSUS
13 13 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (0.99%) FortiGate
15 11 (0.90%) Puppet
15 11 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 185 (15.19%) VMware
2 135 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 100 (8.21%) Oracle
4 88 (7.22%) Cisco
5 58 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 33 (2.71%) Splunk
7 32 (2.63%) Juniper
8 31 (2.55%) Remedy
9 30 (2.46%) McAfee
10 29 (2.38%) SAP
11 20 (1.64%) Citrix
11 20 (1.64%) ServiceNow
12 18 (1.48%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.48%) Dell
13 17 (1.40%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.40%) HP
14 16 (1.31%) Fortinet
15 15 (1.23%) Forcepoint
16 12 (0.99%) EMC
16 12 (0.99%) Palo Alto