Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 225 234
Rank change year-on-year +85 +9 -56
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,340 1,205 1,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.26% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 6.56% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 705 550
England median daily rate £500 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £656
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 76
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +29.63% -29.87%
10th Percentile £31.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +27.27% -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 15,117 18,365 18,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.94% 19.13% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,388 10,946 11,081
England median daily rate £465 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.97% +2.82%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £231
90th Percentile £644 £630 £618
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 866 817
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +6.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.36 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.80 £51.25 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.60
% change year-on-year +32.08% +3.54% -1.08%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +14 570 £500 - 89
London +121 322 £525 +2.22% 35
South East +11 295 £464 +11.75% 55
East of England +85 76 £550 +29.41% 12
Midlands +60 70 £425 +3.03% 18
West Midlands +43 61 £425 +4.62% 16
North of England +32 9 £500 +8.70% 10
East Midlands +28 9 £276 -33.21% 2
North West +22 5 £500 -11.11% 10
Yorkshire +42 2 £385 -
North East +12 2 - -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1,340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 470 (35.07%) SC Cleared
3 318 (23.73%) Windows
4 269 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (17.01%) Linux
6 218 (16.27%) Cybersecurity
7 206 (15.37%) Microsoft
8 204 (15.22%) Active Directory
9 188 (14.03%) VMware
10 181 (13.51%) Java
11 167 (12.46%) Windows Server
12 161 (12.01%) ITIL
13 150 (11.19%) C
14 148 (11.04%) Public Sector
15 146 (10.90%) Python
16 143 (10.67%) Software Engineering
17 137 (10.22%) DevOps
18 128 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 121 (9.03%) PowerShell
20 118 (8.81%) Migration
21 115 (8.58%) Finance
22 106 (7.91%) Cisco
23 101 (7.54%) DNS
24 100 (7.46%) SQL
25 95 (7.09%) Military
26 93 (6.94%) SCCM
27 91 (6.79%) Information Security
27 91 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
28 89 (6.64%) Ansible
29 88 (6.57%) Docker

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 59 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.61%) Confluence
4 25 (1.87%) IIS
5 20 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.27%) JBoss
7 15 (1.12%) Apache
8 14 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.82%) Documentum
9 11 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.22%) Jetty
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 56 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.075%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.37%) Azure
2 68 (5.07%) AWS
3 33 (2.46%) Office 365
4 24 (1.79%) IaaS
5 16 (1.19%) PaaS
6 15 (1.12%) SaaS
7 14 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 13 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.67%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.45%) GitHub
12 5 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.30%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.15%) Serverless
16 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.54%) DNS
2 77 (5.75%) Firewall
3 73 (5.45%) DHCP
4 70 (5.22%) WAN
5 65 (4.85%) Internet
6 55 (4.10%) LAN
7 39 (2.91%) Network Security
8 35 (2.61%) TCP/IP
9 34 (2.54%) OSPF
10 33 (2.46%) VPN
11 30 (2.24%) BGP
12 24 (1.79%) Skype
12 24 (1.79%) SSH
13 23 (1.72%) SNMP
14 22 (1.64%) SAN
15 20 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (1.34%) EIGRP
17 17 (1.27%) NX-OS
17 17 (1.27%) Wireless
18 16 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.00%) Big Data
2 55 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 44 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 35 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.01%) MySQL
6 21 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.04%) EDRMS
9 10 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
10 8 (0.60%) Power BI
10 8 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.52%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.37%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.30%) GIS
Development Applications
1 59 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 48 (3.58%) JIRA
3 47 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 40 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 35 (2.61%) Selenium
6 25 (1.87%) MSI
7 22 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
8 21 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 20 (1.49%) GitLab
10 18 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.82%) Subversion
12 10 (0.75%) Maven
13 9 (0.67%) InstallShield
13 9 (0.67%) Mercurial
14 8 (0.60%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.52%) StarTeam
16 6 (0.45%) FindBugs
16 6 (0.45%) JUnit
16 6 (0.45%) LoadRunner
16 6 (0.45%) Log4j
General
1 148 (11.04%) Public Sector
2 115 (8.58%) Finance
3 95 (7.09%) Military
4 72 (5.37%) Telecoms
5 69 (5.15%) Electronics
5 69 (5.15%) Manufacturing
6 66 (4.93%) Marketing
7 14 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 13 (0.97%) Law
9 10 (0.75%) Publishing
10 7 (0.52%) Games
11 6 (0.45%) Legal
12 5 (0.37%) Billing
13 3 (0.22%) Banking
13 3 (0.22%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Police
14 2 (0.15%) Retail
15 1 (0.075%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 211 (15.75%) Architect
2 111 (8.28%) Developer
3 92 (6.87%) Software Engineer
4 90 (6.72%) Analyst
5 74 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 73 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 57 (4.25%) Test Engineer
8 53 (3.96%) Consultant
9 52 (3.88%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
10 46 (3.43%) Project Manager
10 46 (3.43%) Security Architect
11 45 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
12 40 (2.99%) Support Engineer
13 37 (2.76%) Coordinator
14 36 (2.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 33 (2.46%) Java Developer
16 32 (2.39%) Security Assurance Coordinator
16 32 (2.39%) Software Developer
17 30 (2.24%) Business Analyst
17 30 (2.24%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.55%) .NET
2 44 (3.28%) XML
3 39 (2.91%) Spring
4 36 (2.69%) React
5 34 (2.54%) AngularJS
6 25 (1.87%) Middleware
6 25 (1.87%) Node.js
7 24 (1.79%) REST
8 23 (1.72%) JSON
8 23 (1.72%) Web Services
9 16 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
10 15 (1.12%) EJB
10 15 (1.12%) HTML
11 14 (1.04%) Apache NiFi
11 14 (1.04%) Hibernate
12 13 (0.97%) 802.1X
13 11 (0.82%) Software Packaging
14 10 (0.75%) SOAP
14 10 (0.75%) Spring Boot
14 10 (0.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.28%) PKI
5 37 (2.76%) Clustering
6 25 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 22 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.57%) Replication
9 18 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.27%) User Experience
11 16 (1.19%) ASIC
12 13 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.75%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.67%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.60%) CESG
17 5 (0.37%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 318 (23.73%) Windows
2 228 (17.01%) Linux
3 167 (12.46%) Windows Server
4 128 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (5.22%) Windows 7
6 69 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (4.78%) Windows 10
8 43 (3.21%) Unix
9 38 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (2.46%) CentOS
11 27 (2.01%) Ubuntu
12 18 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.27%) Solaris
14 15 (1.12%) VMS
15 13 (0.97%) Debian
16 10 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.60%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.52%) Android
18 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (16.27%) Cybersecurity
3 161 (12.01%) ITIL
4 143 (10.67%) Software Engineering
5 137 (10.22%) DevOps
6 118 (8.81%) Migration
7 91 (6.79%) Information Security
8 82 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 79 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
9 79 (5.90%) Configuration Management
9 79 (5.90%) Service Management
9 79 (5.90%) Test Automation
10 78 (5.82%) Programme Management
11 75 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (5.52%) Project Management
12 74 (5.52%) Risk Management
13 68 (5.07%) Service Delivery
14 67 (5.00%) OO
15 65 (4.85%) Digital Marketing
15 65 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (13.51%) Java
2 150 (11.19%) C
3 146 (10.90%) Python
4 121 (9.03%) PowerShell
5 100 (7.46%) SQL
6 86 (6.42%) C++
7 80 (5.97%) C#
7 80 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 48 (3.58%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.87%) Ruby
10 17 (1.27%) Go
10 17 (1.27%) Java 8
11 15 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.04%) VB
13 13 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.90%) Groovy
15 10 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.75%) VBScript
16 9 (0.67%) Perl
17 7 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 1,340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 470 (35.07%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (4.03%) ISEB
5 49 (3.66%) ISTQB
6 44 (3.28%) CCNP
7 40 (2.99%) CISSP
8 35 (2.61%) Degree
9 32 (2.39%) CCNA
9 32 (2.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 31 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (2.09%) CISM
12 18 (1.34%) CCIE
12 18 (1.34%) MCSE
12 18 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.27%) APMP
13 17 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.90%) PMP
15 9 (0.67%) MCP
15 9 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.10%) JSP 440
2 43 (3.21%) RMADS
3 27 (2.01%) SLA
4 25 (1.87%) NCSC
4 25 (1.87%) QA
5 23 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 23 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.34%) NIST
7 16 (1.19%) PMO
8 14 (1.04%) HMG Infosec
9 13 (0.97%) GDPR
10 11 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 2 (0.15%) COBIT
13 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.075%) DO-160
14 1 (0.075%) DO-254
14 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 204 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 91 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.57%) Docker
4 60 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 60 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (4.03%) vSphere
6 47 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (2.39%) VMware NSX
9 27 (2.01%) vCloud
9 27 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (1.34%) XenApp
11 17 (1.27%) DFS Replication
12 15 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.75%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.37%) Snort
16 4 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 93 (6.94%) SCCM
2 89 (6.64%) Ansible
3 57 (4.25%) SCOM
4 46 (3.43%) Puppet
5 41 (3.06%) WSUS
6 28 (2.09%) vRealize
7 25 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 24 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 24 (1.79%) vCenter Server
9 23 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (1.57%) Kubernetes
11 20 (1.49%) PowerCLI
12 16 (1.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 16 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 14 (1.04%) SCDPM
15 13 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
15 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
16 12 (0.90%) Nagios
17 11 (0.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 206 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 188 (14.03%) VMware
3 106 (7.91%) Cisco
4 80 (5.97%) Oracle
5 73 (5.45%) SAP
6 61 (4.55%) Citrix
7 55 (4.10%) Juniper
8 43 (3.21%) Google
9 42 (3.13%) Apple
9 42 (3.13%) HP
10 38 (2.84%) Atlassian
11 26 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.72%) F5
12 23 (1.72%) McAfee
12 23 (1.72%) NetApp
13 19 (1.42%) Dell
14 17 (1.27%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.19%) EMC
16 14 (1.04%) Remedy
17 13 (0.97%) CA