Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 233 181
Rank change year-on-year -16 -52 -17
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 998 1,061 1,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.16% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 6.15% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 543 744
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -0.57%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £300
90th Percentile £600 £613 £624
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £431
% change year-on-year - +4.41% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 72 39
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% -11.82% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £20.69
90th Percentile £56.75 £43.68 £50.40
UK median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.20% -9.09% -9.78%

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 17,334 17,243 20,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 18.87% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,282 10,543 12,873
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £247
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 817 748
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +2.73% +11.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.74
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.83% +12.60%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 East +2 349 £395 -3.66% 32
South West +3 280 £500 +5.26% 66
London -95 270 £500 +5.26% 49
Midlands +11 49 £413 +10.00% 13
West Midlands +6 37 £408 +10.88% 11
East of England -4 33 £425 -8.11% 7
North of England -41 14 £436 -0.29% 10
East Midlands +12 12 £413 -31.25% 2
North East -2 9 £400 +19.40% 5
Yorkshire -23 3 £600 +29.03% 2
North West -22 2 £625 +38.89% 3
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 998 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 373 (37.37%) SC Cleared
3 252 (25.25%) Windows
4 238 (23.85%) Microsoft
5 214 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
6 195 (19.54%) ITIL
7 153 (15.33%) Linux
8 147 (14.73%) Active Directory
8 147 (14.73%) VMware
9 145 (14.53%) Windows Server
10 143 (14.33%) Cisco
11 132 (13.23%) Firewall
12 124 (12.42%) Java
13 118 (11.82%) Finance
14 117 (11.72%) Project Management
15 116 (11.62%) PowerShell
16 114 (11.42%) C
17 113 (11.32%) Service Management
18 111 (11.12%) SQL
19 98 (9.82%) Oracle
19 98 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
20 94 (9.42%) PRINCE2
21 91 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
22 87 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
23 84 (8.42%) ITIL V3
24 81 (8.12%) Cybersecurity
24 81 (8.12%) Migration
25 80 (8.02%) Python
26 77 (7.72%) Change Management
26 77 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012

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 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 49 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 32 (3.21%) IIS
5 26 (2.61%) Confluence
6 17 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.60%) JBoss
7 16 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.20%) Apache
9 12 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.70%) nginx
14 5 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.40%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Primavera
2 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.31%) Office 365
3 40 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.50%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (1.10%) Serverless
6 10 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
6 10 (1.00%) GitHub
6 10 (1.00%) SaaS
7 9 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.70%) IaaS
9 5 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.50%) Quay.io
10 3 (0.30%) npm
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.20%) PaaS
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 132 (13.23%) Firewall
2 72 (7.21%) WAN
3 60 (6.01%) LAN
4 57 (5.71%) DNS
5 49 (4.91%) DHCP
6 46 (4.61%) Network Security
7 42 (4.21%) VPN
8 37 (3.71%) TCP/IP
9 35 (3.51%) Internet
10 33 (3.31%) SAN
11 31 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (3.11%) IPsec
12 27 (2.71%) Wireless
13 22 (2.20%) VoIP
14 21 (2.10%) BGP
14 21 (2.10%) OSPF
14 21 (2.10%) Skype
15 19 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (1.60%) VLAN
17 15 (1.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.80%) Big Data
5 14 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (1.30%) MySQL
7 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.90%) Power BI
10 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.80%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.50%) GIS
14 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 39 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 37 (3.71%) JIRA
4 33 (3.31%) Selenium
5 29 (2.91%) Cucumber
6 22 (2.20%) JUnit
7 21 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.10%) MSI
8 15 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
9 13 (1.30%) GitLab
10 8 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.70%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.60%) EasyMock
12 6 (0.60%) JMeter
12 6 (0.60%) Toad
13 5 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.40%) WATIR
15 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (11.82%) Finance
2 33 (3.31%) Military
2 33 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 26 (2.61%) Electronics
4 26 (2.61%) Marketing
5 16 (1.60%) Law
6 10 (1.00%) Banking
6 10 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (0.40%) Local Government
8 2 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.10%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (11.42%) Architect
2 113 (11.32%) Analyst
3 102 (10.22%) Developer
4 72 (7.21%) Network Engineer
5 69 (6.91%) Project Manager
6 47 (4.71%) Java Developer
7 43 (4.31%) Consultant
8 42 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
9 37 (3.71%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 36 (3.61%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 33 (3.31%) Business Analyst
12 31 (3.11%) Support Engineer
13 30 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (2.51%) Administrator
15 24 (2.40%) Test Engineer
16 22 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
16 22 (2.20%) Technical Leader
17 21 (2.10%) Project Officer
18 19 (1.90%) Lead Architect
18 19 (1.90%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.91%) Web Services
2 42 (4.21%) REST
3 40 (4.01%) XML
4 29 (2.91%) .NET
4 29 (2.91%) SOAP
5 24 (2.40%) J2EE
6 22 (2.20%) JSON
7 21 (2.10%) JSF
8 18 (1.80%) EJB
9 15 (1.50%) EJB 3.0
9 15 (1.50%) Hibernate
9 15 (1.50%) JAXB
9 15 (1.50%) JPA
9 15 (1.50%) PrimeFaces
9 15 (1.50%) XSD
9 15 (1.50%) XSLT
10 14 (1.40%) Node.js
10 14 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (1.40%) Spring
11 12 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 35 (3.51%) PKI
4 33 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.10%) Clustering
7 17 (1.70%) Replication
8 13 (1.30%) CESG
8 13 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Licensing
11 9 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.60%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.60%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.60%) User Experience
15 5 (0.50%) CMDB
15 5 (0.50%) NHS
15 5 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 252 (25.25%) Windows
2 153 (15.33%) Linux
3 145 (14.53%) Windows Server
4 77 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (5.91%) Windows 10
7 53 (5.31%) Windows 7
8 36 (3.61%) Unix
9 29 (2.91%) CentOS
10 27 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.20%) Solaris
13 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.70%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.40%) AIX
17 3 (0.30%) Android
17 3 (0.30%) HPUX
17 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (19.54%) ITIL
3 117 (11.72%) Project Management
4 113 (11.32%) Service Management
5 94 (9.42%) PRINCE2
6 87 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
7 84 (8.42%) ITIL V3
8 81 (8.12%) Cybersecurity
8 81 (8.12%) Migration
9 77 (7.72%) Change Management
10 71 (7.11%) Service Delivery
11 64 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 56 (5.61%) ITSM
13 54 (5.41%) Programme Management
14 52 (5.21%) Scrum
15 50 (5.01%) DevOps
16 49 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
17 46 (4.61%) Software Engineering
17 46 (4.61%) Test Automation
18 45 (4.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (12.42%) Java
2 116 (11.62%) PowerShell
3 114 (11.42%) C
4 111 (11.12%) SQL
5 80 (8.02%) Python
6 37 (3.71%) Bash Shell
6 37 (3.71%) JavaScript
7 29 (2.91%) C#
8 18 (1.80%) C++
9 14 (1.40%) Ruby
10 11 (1.10%) PHP
11 10 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.90%) Perl
13 6 (0.60%) Go
13 6 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.60%) VB
13 6 (0.60%) VBScript
14 5 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.40%) Java 8
16 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 998 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 373 (37.37%) SC Cleared
3 72 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (4.21%) CCNA
6 36 (3.61%) CISSP
7 34 (3.41%) CCNP
7 34 (3.41%) ISEB
8 33 (3.31%) ISTQB
9 28 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (2.40%) Degree
11 20 (2.00%) CISM
12 18 (1.80%) MCSA
13 17 (1.70%) MCSE
14 16 (1.60%) APMP
15 14 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (1.40%) HNC
15 14 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (1.30%) CISA
16 13 (1.30%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.31%) JSP 440
2 25 (2.51%) QA
3 24 (2.40%) SLA
4 22 (2.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 17 (1.70%) HMG Infosec
6 14 (1.40%) PMO
7 11 (1.10%) RMADS
8 9 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.30%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.10%) COBIT
12 1 (0.10%) GDPR
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (14.73%) Active Directory
2 98 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.81%) vSphere
5 35 (3.51%) Docker
6 33 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (1.40%) VMware NSX
10 12 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.90%) vCloud
12 9 (0.90%) XenServer
13 8 (0.80%) Firmware
14 6 (0.60%) Ceph
15 5 (0.50%) etcd
15 5 (0.50%) flannel
15 5 (0.50%) GlusterFS
15 5 (0.50%) SkyDNS
15 5 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 77 (7.72%) SCCM
2 46 (4.61%) vCenter Server
3 32 (3.21%) Puppet
4 27 (2.71%) Ansible
4 27 (2.71%) SCOM
5 22 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 19 (1.90%) WSUS
7 11 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.10%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.90%) OVSD
9 8 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (0.80%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.70%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 238 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 147 (14.73%) VMware
3 143 (14.33%) Cisco
4 98 (9.82%) Oracle
5 63 (6.31%) Juniper
6 53 (5.31%) Citrix
7 51 (5.11%) McAfee
8 50 (5.01%) HP
9 31 (3.11%) SAP
10 26 (2.61%) NetApp
11 25 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 24 (2.40%) F5
13 16 (1.60%) Splunk
14 15 (1.50%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.40%) EMC
16 12 (1.20%) Forcepoint
17 9 (0.90%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.90%) LogRhythm
17 9 (0.90%) Lumension
17 9 (0.90%) SolarWinds