Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 138 202
Rank change year-on-year +53 +64 +30
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 882 1,225 1,283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.58% 1.88% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.05% 8.73% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 941 792
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £357 £363 £313
90th Percentile £690 £645 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 40
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +63.64% +1.85%
10th Percentile £41.60 £28.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £74.95 £78.00 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £46.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +53.33% +9.09%

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 7,980 14,030 17,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.34% 21.50% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,172 9,098 10,721
Median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +3.50% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 564 742
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +28.83% +15.99%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.16 £12.55
90th Percentile £61.88 £57.50 £51.70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £25.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% +30.81% +12.12%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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
London +87 296 £500 -4.76% 61
South West +10 258 £500 - 82
South East +43 186 £475 - 18
Midlands +47 62 £425 -5.56% 7
East of England +43 47 £650 +18.18% 8
West Midlands +34 46 £425 -5.56% 6
East Midlands +44 16 £500 +25.00% 1
North of England +90 13 £413 +0.61% 5
North West +72 8 £550 - 5
North East +36 4 £325 -20.73%
Yorkshire +52 1 £413 -17.50%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 882 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 325 (36.85%) SC Cleared
3 220 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (19.95%) Windows
5 145 (16.44%) DevOps
6 140 (15.87%) Linux
7 130 (14.74%) Microsoft
8 128 (14.51%) VMware
9 110 (12.47%) Active Directory
10 103 (11.68%) Cybersecurity
11 99 (11.22%) Public Sector
12 98 (11.11%) Oracle
13 97 (11.00%) Java
14 93 (10.54%) Cisco
15 90 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 82 (9.30%) Migration
17 77 (8.73%) Python
18 73 (8.28%) ITIL
19 72 (8.16%) PowerShell
20 71 (8.05%) Finance
20 71 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
20 71 (8.05%) SQL
20 71 (8.05%) SQL Server
21 68 (7.71%) Windows Server
22 63 (7.14%) Ansible
23 62 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
24 59 (6.69%) AWS
25 57 (6.46%) Project Management
26 56 (6.35%) Docker
27 55 (6.24%) Azure

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 45 (5.10%) Apache
2 40 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.38%) Confluence
5 17 (1.93%) IIS
6 15 (1.70%) ArcGIS
7 11 (1.25%) Documentum
8 10 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.91%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.68%) SAS
12 4 (0.45%) Moodle
12 4 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.34%) CMS
13 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 71 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.54%) MS Visio
3 35 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.36%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.23%) Sketch
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.69%) AWS
2 55 (6.24%) Azure
3 26 (2.95%) Serverless
4 25 (2.83%) IaaS
5 15 (1.70%) Azure Stack
6 10 (1.13%) Office 365
6 10 (1.13%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.02%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.02%) SaaS
8 8 (0.91%) PaaS
9 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (0.68%) GCP
10 4 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.45%) GitHub
10 4 (0.45%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.34%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.01%) Firewall
2 49 (5.56%) DNS
3 36 (4.08%) DHCP
3 36 (4.08%) WAN
4 34 (3.85%) LAN
5 25 (2.83%) SAN
6 24 (2.72%) VSAN
7 21 (2.38%) OSPF
7 21 (2.38%) VPN
8 18 (2.04%) BGP
8 18 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (1.81%) EIGRP
10 15 (1.70%) VLAN
11 14 (1.59%) TCP/IP
12 12 (1.36%) IPsec
13 11 (1.25%) SMTP
14 10 (1.13%) AMQP
14 10 (1.13%) SNMP
15 9 (1.02%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.65%) Big Data
3 22 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.70%) Geospatial Data
5 11 (1.25%) GIS
6 9 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.91%) Apache Hive
7 8 (0.91%) EDRMS
7 8 (0.91%) MySQL
8 7 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.45%) IDOL
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.45%) Power BI
10 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (4.65%) JIRA
2 30 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.81%) GitLab
5 15 (1.70%) Selenium
6 10 (1.13%) JMeter
7 9 (1.02%) LoadRunner
8 8 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.68%) HP UFT
10 6 (0.68%) NeoLoad
10 6 (0.68%) SilkPerformer
11 5 (0.57%) Maven
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.45%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.34%) RStudio
13 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 99 (11.22%) Public Sector
2 71 (8.05%) Finance
3 41 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 34 (3.85%) Electronics
5 34 (3.85%) Marketing
6 24 (2.72%) Military
7 21 (2.38%) Law
8 6 (0.68%) Police
9 4 (0.45%) Billing
10 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Banking
11 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.11%) Avionics
12 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (12.93%) Architect
2 85 (9.64%) Developer
3 72 (8.16%) Analyst
4 46 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 39 (4.42%) Project Manager
7 38 (4.31%) Business Analyst
7 38 (4.31%) Consultant
8 34 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 32 (3.63%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 31 (3.51%) Java Developer
11 30 (3.40%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 28 (3.17%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 28 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
14 26 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.83%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
16 23 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (2.61%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.49%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.85%) Apache NiFi
2 28 (3.17%) Kafka
3 20 (2.27%) Spring
4 17 (1.93%) HTML
4 17 (1.93%) Keras
4 17 (1.93%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (1.93%) PyTorch
4 17 (1.93%) scikit-learn
4 17 (1.93%) Spring Boot
4 17 (1.93%) TensorFlow
5 14 (1.59%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.59%) LDAP
5 14 (1.59%) Vue.js
6 13 (1.47%) .NET
6 13 (1.47%) CSS
7 11 (1.25%) REST
8 9 (1.02%) Middleware
8 9 (1.02%) NumPy
8 9 (1.02%) Pandas
8 9 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.49%) Private Cloud
5 19 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.04%) PKI
7 13 (1.47%) CESG
8 10 (1.13%) User Experience
9 8 (0.91%) Clustering
10 7 (0.79%) CCTV
11 6 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
13 4 (0.45%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.45%) Replication
13 4 (0.45%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.34%) HP StoreVirtual
14 3 (0.34%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.95%) Windows
2 140 (15.87%) Linux
3 68 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (1.93%) Windows Server 2016
10 15 (1.70%) Unix
11 14 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.47%) CentOS
13 6 (0.68%) Solaris
14 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.23%) Android
16 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.23%) VMS
16 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (16.44%) DevOps
3 103 (11.68%) Cybersecurity
4 82 (9.30%) Migration
5 73 (8.28%) ITIL
6 57 (6.46%) Project Management
7 54 (6.12%) Service Management
8 51 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 51 (5.78%) Risk Management
9 50 (5.67%) Programme Management
10 47 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (5.33%) Software Engineering
11 45 (5.10%) Scrum
12 44 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (4.54%) Microservices
14 39 (4.42%) Information Security
15 38 (4.31%) Decision-Making
16 37 (4.20%) PRINCE2
17 36 (4.08%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 97 (11.00%) Java
2 77 (8.73%) Python
3 72 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 71 (8.05%) SQL
5 55 (6.24%) C
6 24 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.38%) C#
8 20 (2.27%) VB
9 13 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.02%) C++
12 6 (0.68%) Java 8
12 6 (0.68%) Perl
13 5 (0.57%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.45%) R
14 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.45%) VBA
14 4 (0.45%) VBScript
15 3 (0.34%) Go
Qualifications
1 882 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 325 (36.85%) SC Cleared
3 62 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (3.85%) CCNP
5 31 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
6 29 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (3.06%) CCNA
8 23 (2.61%) CISSP
8 23 (2.61%) Degree
9 20 (2.27%) CCIE
10 19 (2.15%) CISM
11 13 (1.47%) APMP
12 12 (1.36%) ISTQB
13 11 (1.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 10 (1.13%) PMP
14 10 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.72%) JSP 440
2 20 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 18 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.04%) RMADS
4 15 (1.70%) PMO
4 15 (1.70%) SLA
5 14 (1.59%) NCSC
6 10 (1.13%) NIST
7 6 (0.68%) QA
8 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) GDPR
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 90 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.35%) Docker
4 52 (5.90%) VMware NSX
5 38 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (3.06%) vSphere
7 21 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.81%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.13%) NFS
10 9 (1.02%) VMFS
11 8 (0.91%) NDS
11 8 (0.91%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (0.45%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (7.14%) Ansible
2 47 (5.33%) Terraform
3 35 (3.97%) vCenter Server
4 33 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 24 (2.72%) vRealize
6 18 (2.04%) SCCM
7 14 (1.59%) Kibana
7 14 (1.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 12 (1.36%) Puppet
9 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.13%) vMotion
11 9 (1.02%) SCOM
12 7 (0.79%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 7 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.68%) SCDPM
13 6 (0.68%) WSUS
14 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
15 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 130 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.51%) VMware
3 98 (11.11%) Oracle
4 93 (10.54%) Cisco
5 35 (3.97%) SAP
6 30 (3.40%) Dell
7 25 (2.83%) SolarWinds
8 19 (2.15%) Juniper
8 19 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.93%) Lumension
10 15 (1.70%) Palo Alto
10 15 (1.70%) Sophos
11 14 (1.59%) HP
12 13 (1.47%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.47%) ESRI
12 13 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.36%) Splunk
14 9 (1.02%) BiZZdesign
15 8 (0.91%) EMC
15 8 (0.91%) Veeam