Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 118 182
Rank change year-on-year +3 +64 +46
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 880 1,092 1,389
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.04% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.72% 9.16% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 838 879
10th Percentile £363 £400 £350
25th Percentile £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £673
UK median daily rate £500 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 42
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.12 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.92% +300.96% -52.00%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £49.19 £12.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% +309.92% -56.36%

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 9,054 11,915 17,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 22.23% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,832 7,757 10,824
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 438 698
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.47
25th Percentile £20.25 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +43.04% - +27.91%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.42
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.56% +32.19%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +12 277 £515 +0.39% 60
London +19 269 £513 -6.82% 42
South East +37 229 £468 -4.39% 48
Midlands -30 34 £425 -10.53% 8
West Midlands -42 27 £425 -10.53% 7
East of England -16 24 £620 +12.68% 9
North of England +53 17 £519 -17.00% 17
North West +40 13 £525 -30.00% 15
East Midlands +28 7 £450 -5.26% 1
North East +33 3 £338 -17.68% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £450 -28.00% 1
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 880 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 368 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 263 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (19.55%) DevOps
5 166 (18.86%) Windows
6 156 (17.73%) Linux
7 155 (17.61%) Cybersecurity
8 134 (15.23%) Java
9 121 (13.75%) Microsoft
10 103 (11.70%) VMware
11 100 (11.36%) Active Directory
12 93 (10.57%) Python
13 90 (10.23%) Public Sector
14 87 (9.89%) SQL
15 84 (9.55%) Ansible
15 84 (9.55%) Windows Server
16 82 (9.32%) Oracle
17 80 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (8.98%) Docker
18 79 (8.98%) Finance
18 79 (8.98%) Software Engineering
19 74 (8.41%) Migration
20 72 (8.18%) C
20 72 (8.18%) Cisco
21 67 (7.61%) Terraform
21 67 (7.61%) Azure
22 66 (7.50%) Microservices
23 65 (7.39%) PowerShell
23 65 (7.39%) Big Data
24 61 (6.93%) JIRA

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 53 (6.02%) Apache
2 49 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.52%) Confluence
4 26 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.36%) Documentum
7 8 (0.91%) ArcGIS
7 8 (0.91%) IIS
8 6 (0.68%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.45%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.45%) SAS
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) OnBase
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.34%) Primavera
4 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.23%) iTrent
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.61%) Azure
2 60 (6.82%) AWS
3 40 (4.55%) Serverless
4 19 (2.16%) IaaS
5 17 (1.93%) OpenShift
6 12 (1.36%) Microsoft 365
7 10 (1.14%) Azure Stack
7 10 (1.14%) GCP
8 9 (1.02%) PaaS
9 8 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.91%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.91%) SaaS
10 5 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.57%) GitHub
11 4 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.45%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.34%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.48%) Firewall
2 42 (4.77%) DNS
3 38 (4.32%) LAN
4 37 (4.20%) WAN
5 31 (3.52%) DHCP
6 26 (2.95%) SAN
7 25 (2.84%) VLAN
8 24 (2.73%) TCP/IP
9 21 (2.39%) VPN
10 18 (2.05%) IPsec
11 17 (1.93%) POP3
11 17 (1.93%) SMTP
11 17 (1.93%) SNMP
12 16 (1.82%) VSAN
13 14 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.36%) Network Security
15 10 (1.14%) Skype
16 9 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.02%) OSPF
17 8 (0.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.39%) Big Data
2 53 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 16 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.25%) GIS
5 11 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
6 10 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.68%) EDRMS
8 6 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.68%) Tableau
9 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 61 (6.93%) JIRA
2 45 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.50%) GitLab
4 20 (2.27%) Selenium
5 16 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.14%) JMeter
8 9 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.91%) MSI
10 7 (0.80%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.68%) NeoLoad
12 5 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.57%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.57%) JUnit
12 5 (0.57%) SilkPerformer
12 5 (0.57%) Toad
13 4 (0.45%) JDeveloper
13 4 (0.45%) Maven
13 4 (0.45%) Mockito
13 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 90 (10.23%) Public Sector
2 79 (8.98%) Finance
3 41 (4.66%) Manufacturing
4 40 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.98%) Marketing
6 34 (3.86%) Electronics
7 15 (1.70%) Law
8 8 (0.91%) Legal
8 8 (0.91%) Military
9 6 (0.68%) Police
10 5 (0.57%) Advertising
10 5 (0.57%) Local Government
11 4 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Avionics
14 1 (0.11%) Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (12.27%) Architect
2 88 (10.00%) Developer
3 86 (9.77%) Analyst
4 56 (6.36%) Software Engineer
5 48 (5.45%) Business Analyst
6 43 (4.89%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
7 40 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 38 (4.32%) Consultant
8 38 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
10 35 (3.98%) Network Engineer
11 32 (3.64%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 28 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
13 27 (3.07%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 26 (2.95%) Java Developer
15 25 (2.84%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.39%) Coordinator
17 20 (2.27%) Security Assurance Coordinator
17 20 (2.27%) Support Engineer
18 19 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.68%) Apache NiFi
2 44 (5.00%) Kafka
3 27 (3.07%) Spring
4 18 (2.05%) Spring Boot
5 17 (1.93%) 802.1X
5 17 (1.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 15 (1.70%) Middleware
7 14 (1.59%) .NET
8 12 (1.36%) React
8 12 (1.36%) Vue.js
9 10 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.14%) REST
10 9 (1.02%) HTML
10 9 (1.02%) Keras
10 9 (1.02%) Node.js
10 9 (1.02%) PyTorch
10 9 (1.02%) scikit-learn
10 9 (1.02%) TensorFlow
11 8 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 24 (2.73%) PKI
4 22 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.59%) CESG
9 13 (1.48%) Clustering
10 12 (1.36%) User Experience
11 11 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
13 8 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.57%) CCTV
14 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.45%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.45%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 166 (18.86%) Windows
2 156 (17.73%) Linux
3 84 (9.55%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.16%) Unix
7 18 (2.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (1.93%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.82%) CentOS
10 15 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (1.02%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.34%) Android
14 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (19.55%) DevOps
3 155 (17.61%) Cybersecurity
4 79 (8.98%) Software Engineering
5 74 (8.41%) Migration
6 66 (7.50%) Microservices
7 59 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (6.59%) ITIL
9 54 (6.14%) Scrum
10 53 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (5.80%) Computer Science
12 49 (5.57%) Test Automation
13 48 (5.45%) Programme Management
14 46 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 46 (5.23%) Risk Management
14 46 (5.23%) Technical Leadership
15 43 (4.89%) Decision-Making
16 42 (4.77%) Configuration Management
17 41 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (4.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.23%) Java
2 93 (10.57%) Python
3 87 (9.89%) SQL
4 72 (8.18%) C
5 65 (7.39%) PowerShell
6 30 (3.41%) C#
7 25 (2.84%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.05%) R
9 14 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.25%) C++
10 11 (1.25%) MATLAB
11 10 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.91%) VB
13 5 (0.57%) Scala
14 3 (0.34%) Go
15 2 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 880 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 368 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (4.77%) Degree
5 36 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (3.64%) CCNP
6 32 (3.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 27 (3.07%) CCNA
8 25 (2.84%) CISSP
9 18 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.70%) CISM
11 12 (1.36%) PMP
12 11 (1.25%) ISEB
12 11 (1.25%) MCSE
13 10 (1.14%) CLAS
14 9 (1.02%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
16 7 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 7 (0.80%) CCIE
17 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 21 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.70%) SLA
4 14 (1.59%) RMADS
5 13 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 11 (1.25%) NCSC
7 9 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.02%) PMO
7 9 (1.02%) QA
8 8 (0.91%) NIST
9 7 (0.80%) GPG13
10 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.34%) GDPR
10 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.23%) COBIT
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.23%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.11%) GRC
System Software
1 100 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (8.98%) Docker
4 40 (4.55%) VMware NSX
5 29 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.50%) vSphere
7 20 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.59%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.80%) NFS
11 6 (0.68%) VMFS
12 5 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.34%) NDS
14 3 (0.34%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.23%) Firmware
15 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 84 (9.55%) Ansible
2 67 (7.61%) Terraform
3 42 (4.77%) Kubernetes
4 25 (2.84%) vCenter Server
5 23 (2.61%) vRealize
6 18 (2.05%) SCCM
7 15 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.25%) Kibana
8 11 (1.25%) SCOM
9 10 (1.14%) Puppet
10 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.80%) SCDPM
11 7 (0.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 6 (0.68%) vMotion
13 5 (0.57%) Grafana
13 5 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 121 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.70%) VMware
3 82 (9.32%) Oracle
4 72 (8.18%) Cisco
5 39 (4.43%) SAP
6 32 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 23 (2.61%) Dell
8 20 (2.27%) HP
9 17 (1.93%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.70%) Lumension
11 14 (1.59%) ArcSight
12 12 (1.36%) Google
13 11 (1.25%) McAfee
14 10 (1.14%) F5
15 9 (1.02%) Palo Alto
16 8 (0.91%) EMC
16 8 (0.91%) ESRI
16 8 (0.91%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.91%) Sophos
16 8 (0.91%) Splunk