Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 70 179
Rank change year-on-year -145 +109 +92
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 814 851 1,280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.25% 3.33% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 12.91% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 623 892
10th Percentile £388 £370 £350
25th Percentile £450 £438 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £575
90th Percentile £732 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
10th Percentile £29.36 £26.25 £12.00
25th Percentile £48.13 £36.25 £31.25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.78% -1.10% +21.17%
75th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £65.63
90th Percentile £72.15 £57.50 £77.88
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +27.78% +7.14% +5.00%

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 12,160 6,592 15,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 25.76% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,869 4,469 9,959
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £408 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 214 649
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.44 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.88 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.46% -17.81% +74.44%
75th Percentile £54.47 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £60.10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.72% -20.98% +74.18%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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
South West -17 250 £550 +4.76% 38
London -240 214 £575 +7.48% 22
South East -43 203 £475 -9.52% 21
Midlands -101 55 £525 +10.53% 7
West Midlands -77 53 £525 +10.53% 7
North of England -70 25 £550 +69.23% 12
North West -30 23 £563 +319.78% 12
East of England -71 19 £440 -20.00% 20
Yorkshire -46 2 £480 -11.72%
East Midlands -50 2 £125 -71.43%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 814 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 418 (51.35%) SC Cleared
3 231 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (19.04%) Windows
5 139 (17.08%) Social Skills
6 137 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
7 135 (16.58%) DevOps
8 132 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 129 (15.85%) Linux
10 112 (13.76%) Active Directory
11 110 (13.51%) ITIL
11 110 (13.51%) VMware
12 104 (12.78%) Java
13 103 (12.65%) PowerShell
14 95 (11.67%) SQL
15 94 (11.55%) Scrum
16 93 (11.43%) AWS
17 87 (10.69%) Windows Server
18 86 (10.57%) Ansible
19 80 (9.83%) Docker
20 76 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
21 73 (8.97%) Azure
22 71 (8.72%) C
22 71 (8.72%) Public Sector
23 69 (8.48%) Configuration Management
24 62 (7.62%) Python
25 61 (7.49%) SharePoint
25 61 (7.49%) Oracle
25 61 (7.49%) Information Assurance
25 61 (7.49%) Jenkins

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 61 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 42 (5.16%) Apache
3 30 (3.69%) Confluence
4 24 (2.95%) IIS
4 24 (2.95%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.23%) ArcGIS
6 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.74%) Documentum
9 6 (0.74%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.61%) CMS
10 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.23%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.25%) Figma
6 2 (0.25%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.25%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.43%) AWS
2 73 (8.97%) Azure
3 27 (3.32%) Serverless
4 21 (2.58%) GCP
5 19 (2.33%) OpenShift
6 17 (2.09%) PaaS
7 16 (1.97%) SaaS
8 14 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
9 13 (1.60%) IaaS
10 8 (0.98%) GitHub
11 4 (0.49%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.37%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.25%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.12%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.67%) Firewall
2 22 (2.70%) SAN
3 21 (2.58%) DNS
3 21 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 20 (2.46%) Network Security
5 19 (2.33%) WAN
6 17 (2.09%) DHCP
7 14 (1.72%) Internet
8 11 (1.35%) LAN
9 10 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.23%) Skype
9 10 (1.23%) VSAN
10 9 (1.11%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.98%) HTTP
11 8 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (0.86%) OSPF
13 6 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.74%) VPN
14 5 (0.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.63%) Big Data
3 25 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2019
7 10 (1.23%) GIS
8 9 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.74%) Tableau
11 5 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.49%) Apache Accumulo
12 4 (0.49%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.49%) MySQL
12 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 61 (7.49%) Jenkins
2 49 (6.02%) JIRA
3 40 (4.91%) Git (software)
4 34 (4.18%) Selenium
5 19 (2.33%) GitLab
6 17 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.23%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.11%) JMeter
8 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.86%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.86%) Postman
10 5 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (0.61%) Gerrit
10 5 (0.61%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.61%) Maven
10 5 (0.61%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.49%) Hudson
11 4 (0.49%) Serenity BDD
12 3 (0.37%) MSI
12 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 139 (17.08%) Social Skills
2 71 (8.72%) Public Sector
3 53 (6.51%) Finance
4 36 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.56%) Military
6 26 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.58%) Electronics
8 21 (2.58%) Marketing
9 20 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.23%) Legal
13 9 (1.11%) Advertising
14 6 (0.74%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.49%) Law
16 4 (0.49%) Police
17 2 (0.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (12.53%) Architect
2 65 (7.99%) Developer
3 64 (7.86%) Analyst
4 50 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (5.28%) Consultant
6 40 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (4.05%) Software Engineer
8 30 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 28 (3.44%) Tester
10 26 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.07%) Project Manager
12 24 (2.95%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 21 (2.58%) DBA
13 21 (2.58%) Scrum Master
14 20 (2.46%) Data Engineer
14 20 (2.46%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
14 20 (2.46%) Support Engineer
15 19 (2.33%) Cloud Architect
16 18 (2.21%) SQL DBA
17 17 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.65%) Apache NiFi
2 37 (4.55%) Kafka
3 34 (4.18%) Web Services
4 29 (3.56%) XML
5 20 (2.46%) REST
6 16 (1.97%) JSON
7 15 (1.84%) HTML
8 14 (1.72%) CSS
9 13 (1.60%) Middleware
9 13 (1.60%) Spring
10 12 (1.47%) .NET
10 12 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (1.35%) Spring Boot
12 10 (1.23%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.23%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.11%) Node.js
14 7 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (0.86%) SOAP
15 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.28%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.42%) Clustering
3 34 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.95%) PKI
5 23 (2.83%) User Experience
6 16 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (1.60%) CESG
9 11 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
12 8 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.98%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.74%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.61%) CCTV
14 5 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.04%) Windows
2 129 (15.85%) Linux
3 87 (10.69%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (4.42%) Windows 10
6 33 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (3.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (3.07%) Windows 7
9 22 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.60%) Unix
11 12 (1.47%) CentOS
12 8 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.37%) Android
15 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.25%) zOS
17 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (16.58%) DevOps
4 110 (13.51%) ITIL
5 94 (11.55%) Scrum
6 69 (8.48%) Configuration Management
7 61 (7.49%) Information Assurance
7 61 (7.49%) Microservices
8 60 (7.37%) Migration
9 57 (7.00%) Test Automation
10 53 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 53 (6.51%) Risk Management
10 53 (6.51%) Software Engineering
11 52 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (5.41%) Project Management
13 41 (5.04%) Information Security
13 41 (5.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 39 (4.79%) Test Scripting
15 38 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 104 (12.78%) Java
2 103 (12.65%) PowerShell
3 95 (11.67%) SQL
4 71 (8.72%) C
5 62 (7.62%) Python
6 39 (4.79%) C#
7 35 (4.30%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.60%) C++
10 12 (1.47%) VB
11 7 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.86%) R
11 7 (0.86%) Scala
11 7 (0.86%) VBScript
12 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.61%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.37%) Go
14 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 814 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 418 (51.35%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.81%) CISSP
4 28 (3.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 27 (3.32%) Degree
6 23 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.33%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.97%) ISEB
9 13 (1.60%) CISM
9 13 (1.60%) MCSE
10 12 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.47%) CREST Certified
11 11 (1.35%) CCNP
12 10 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.11%) CLAS
13 9 (1.11%) Cyber Scheme
14 7 (0.86%) APMP
14 7 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.74%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 26 (3.19%) JSP 440
2 24 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.58%) QA
4 17 (2.09%) SLA
5 14 (1.72%) NCSC
6 12 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (1.47%) RMADS
7 10 (1.23%) PMO
8 5 (0.61%) Accessibility
8 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.61%) NIST
9 4 (0.49%) GRC
9 4 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.37%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.25%) COBIT
11 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.25%) WCAG
12 1 (0.12%) GPG13
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.83%) Docker
3 76 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (2.95%) VMware NSX
5 23 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.58%) vSphere
8 18 (2.21%) Hyper-V
9 11 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.23%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.61%) NFS
13 4 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (0.49%) HDFS
14 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.37%) XenApp
15 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.25%) RACF
15 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (10.57%) Ansible
2 51 (6.27%) Kubernetes
3 49 (6.02%) Terraform
4 29 (3.56%) SCCM
5 27 (3.32%) Puppet
6 24 (2.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (1.97%) vRealize
9 14 (1.72%) SCOM
9 14 (1.72%) WSUS
10 13 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.23%) SCDPM
11 10 (1.23%) SCSM
11 10 (1.23%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 8 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.98%) Grafana
13 8 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 132 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 110 (13.51%) VMware
3 61 (7.49%) Oracle
4 48 (5.90%) Cisco
5 44 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 25 (3.07%) SAP
7 24 (2.95%) Dell
8 20 (2.46%) HP
9 18 (2.21%) McAfee
10 17 (2.09%) Lumension
11 15 (1.84%) Citrix
12 14 (1.72%) Google
13 13 (1.60%) ArcSight
13 13 (1.60%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.35%) F5
14 11 (1.35%) Sophos
15 10 (1.23%) ESRI
16 8 (0.98%) Cloudera
16 8 (0.98%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.98%) Splunk