Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 97 185
Rank change year-on-year -61 +88 +71
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 889 889 1,317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.75% 2.40% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.66% 9.99% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 663 831
10th Percentile £376 £400 £363
25th Percentile £438 £447 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £620 £575
90th Percentile £714 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 46
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.87 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.70% +323.88% -56.76%
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £47.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.07% +19.49% +35.59%

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 10,267 8,898 15,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.18% 24.04% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,569 5,821 9,877
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 312 655
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.89 £12.18
25th Percentile £17.50 £17.54 £17.18
Median hourly rate £34.54 £27.50 £33.40
Median % change year-on-year +25.60% -17.66% +47.98%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.08 £59.98 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £33.40
% change year-on-year +17.86% -16.17% +52.51%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +4 289 £525 +2.19% 37
South East +15 262 £475 -1.30% 34
London -94 241 £550 - 31
West Midlands -64 33 £500 -8.26% 12
Midlands -72 33 £500 -8.68% 13
North of England -3 16 £525 -17.65% 15
North West +11 14 £538 -28.33% 12
East of England -42 14 £580 +5.36% 1
Yorkshire -11 1 £450 -28.00% 1
North East - 1 - - 2
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 889 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 390 (43.87%) SC Cleared
3 259 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (18.67%) Windows
5 150 (16.87%) Social Skills
6 140 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
7 138 (15.52%) Java
8 127 (14.29%) Linux
9 124 (13.95%) DevOps
10 120 (13.50%) Microsoft
11 109 (12.26%) Active Directory
12 101 (11.36%) Windows Server
13 99 (11.14%) SQL
14 96 (10.80%) PowerShell
15 95 (10.69%) ITIL
16 94 (10.57%) VMware
17 92 (10.35%) Scrum
18 88 (9.90%) Public Sector
19 83 (9.34%) Python
20 80 (9.00%) Docker
21 76 (8.55%) C
22 75 (8.44%) Azure
23 73 (8.21%) AWS
24 72 (8.10%) Ansible
25 69 (7.76%) Software Engineering
26 67 (7.54%) Finance
27 66 (7.42%) Microservices
28 65 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
28 65 (7.31%) SharePoint
29 64 (7.20%) Big Data

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 65 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 51 (5.74%) Apache
3 40 (4.50%) Confluence
4 29 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.24%) IIS
7 10 (1.12%) MS Project Server
8 9 (1.01%) Documentum
9 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.67%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.22%) OnBase
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 39 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.22%) iTrent
4 2 (0.22%) Primavera
4 2 (0.22%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 75 (8.44%) Azure
2 73 (8.21%) AWS
3 38 (4.27%) Serverless
4 22 (2.47%) OpenShift
5 18 (2.02%) GCP
6 17 (1.91%) PaaS
6 17 (1.91%) SaaS
7 15 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (1.57%) IaaS
9 12 (1.35%) Azure Stack
10 5 (0.56%) GitHub
10 5 (0.56%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.11%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.06%) Firewall
2 37 (4.16%) DNS
3 29 (3.26%) DHCP
3 29 (3.26%) SAN
4 28 (3.15%) WAN
5 27 (3.04%) LAN
5 27 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.14%) VLAN
7 15 (1.69%) VPN
8 14 (1.57%) Network Security
8 14 (1.57%) Skype
9 11 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (1.24%) IPsec
9 11 (1.24%) OSPF
10 10 (1.12%) BGP
10 10 (1.12%) POP3
10 10 (1.12%) SMTP
10 10 (1.12%) SNMP
10 10 (1.12%) VSAN
11 9 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.20%) Big Data
2 47 (5.29%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.59%) Data Mining
4 15 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.12%) GIS
6 10 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.79%) Tableau
9 6 (0.67%) Data Lake
9 6 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 61 (6.86%) JIRA
2 51 (5.74%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.59%) Selenium
4 17 (1.91%) GitLab
5 16 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.90%) JMeter
9 7 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.67%) MSI
11 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket Server
11 5 (0.56%) Toad
12 4 (0.45%) Hudson
12 4 (0.45%) JUnit
12 4 (0.45%) Postman
12 4 (0.45%) Serenity BDD
13 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.34%) JDeveloper
13 3 (0.34%) Mockito
14 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 150 (16.87%) Social Skills
2 88 (9.90%) Public Sector
3 67 (7.54%) Finance
4 44 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 34 (3.82%) Telecoms
7 32 (3.60%) Marketing
8 31 (3.49%) Electronics
9 23 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
10 15 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
11 13 (1.46%) Legal
12 12 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (0.90%) Military
13 8 (0.90%) Police
14 5 (0.56%) Advertising
14 5 (0.56%) Law
14 5 (0.56%) Local Government
15 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 133 (14.96%) Architect
2 86 (9.67%) Analyst
3 76 (8.55%) Developer
4 50 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
5 48 (5.40%) Consultant
5 48 (5.40%) Software Engineer
6 46 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.05%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
8 34 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (3.82%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 28 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (3.15%) Network Engineer
10 24 (2.70%) Coordinator
10 24 (2.70%) Security Assurance Coordinator
11 23 (2.59%) Project Manager
11 23 (2.59%) Support Engineer
12 21 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
13 20 (2.25%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.25%) Tester
14 19 (2.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.17%) Apache NiFi
2 37 (4.16%) Kafka
3 25 (2.81%) XML
4 20 (2.25%) Spring
5 18 (2.02%) Middleware
6 16 (1.80%) Web Services
7 15 (1.69%) .NET
7 15 (1.69%) Spring Boot
8 12 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.24%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.12%) 802.1X
10 10 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (1.12%) JSON
10 10 (1.12%) REST
11 8 (0.90%) HTML
12 7 (0.79%) CSS
12 7 (0.79%) LDAP
13 6 (0.67%) React
13 6 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.51%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.71%) PKI
3 29 (3.26%) Clustering
4 23 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.47%) User Experience
6 19 (2.14%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
9 10 (1.12%) CESG
10 9 (1.01%) CCTV
10 9 (1.01%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.67%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 166 (18.67%) Windows
2 127 (14.29%) Linux
3 101 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.04%) Windows 10
7 25 (2.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.91%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (1.46%) CentOS
12 11 (1.24%) Unix
13 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.12%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.01%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.11%) Android
16 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (13.95%) DevOps
4 95 (10.69%) ITIL
5 92 (10.35%) Scrum
6 69 (7.76%) Software Engineering
7 66 (7.42%) Microservices
8 60 (6.75%) Test Automation
9 57 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (5.96%) Configuration Management
11 53 (5.96%) Information Assurance
12 50 (5.62%) Migration
13 49 (5.51%) Risk Management
14 48 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (5.17%) Computer Science
15 46 (5.17%) Programme Management
16 43 (4.84%) Project Management
17 42 (4.72%) Technical Leadership
18 41 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 138 (15.52%) Java
2 99 (11.14%) SQL
3 96 (10.80%) PowerShell
4 83 (9.34%) Python
5 76 (8.55%) C
6 48 (5.40%) C#
7 32 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.80%) C++
9 16 (1.80%) R
10 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.24%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 8 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.79%) VBScript
14 6 (0.67%) VB
15 5 (0.56%) Scala
16 2 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 889 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 390 (43.87%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.61%) Degree
4 36 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (3.94%) CESG Certified Professional
6 31 (3.49%) CISSP
6 31 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.70%) CCNP
8 20 (2.25%) CCNA
9 18 (2.02%) ISEB
9 18 (2.02%) ISTQB
10 16 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (1.80%) MCSE
11 15 (1.69%) CISM
12 12 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.12%) CREST Certified
14 9 (1.01%) CLAS
15 8 (0.90%) APMP
16 7 (0.79%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.26%) JSP 440
2 22 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (1.69%) QA
4 15 (1.69%) RMADS
5 13 (1.46%) SLA
6 12 (1.35%) NCSC
7 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.90%) GPG13
9 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.56%) PMO
11 4 (0.45%) COBIT
11 4 (0.45%) NIST
12 3 (0.34%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.22%) GDPR
13 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.00%) Docker
3 65 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.25%) vSphere
7 19 (2.14%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.12%) DFS Replication
9 10 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.79%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.34%) NFS
11 3 (0.34%) XenApp
12 2 (0.22%) Ceph
12 2 (0.22%) Firmware
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 72 (8.10%) Ansible
2 52 (5.85%) Terraform
3 31 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.37%) SCCM
5 24 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 16 (1.80%) SCOM
9 14 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (1.57%) Puppet
10 12 (1.35%) WSUS
11 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (1.24%) SCSM
11 11 (1.24%) vRealize
12 10 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (1.12%) Prometheus
12 10 (1.12%) SCDPM
12 10 (1.12%) SCVMM
12 10 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.01%) Grafana
Vendors
1 120 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.57%) VMware
3 62 (6.97%) Oracle
4 49 (5.51%) Cisco
5 38 (4.27%) SAP
6 33 (3.71%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.70%) ArcSight
7 24 (2.70%) HP
8 21 (2.36%) Dell
9 17 (1.91%) Google
9 17 (1.91%) Lumension
10 16 (1.80%) McAfee
11 14 (1.57%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.57%) Citrix
12 11 (1.24%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.12%) Splunk
14 9 (1.01%) Borland
14 9 (1.01%) F5
15 7 (0.79%) EMC
15 7 (0.79%) Sophos