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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 175 178
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 593 751 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.54% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.09% 7.13% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 376 377
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 35
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.70 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +5.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.28 £18.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £27.50 £37.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.33 £22.84
% change year-on-year +5.48% -6.59%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -29 199 £450 -10.00% 13
South East -12 195 £400 -2.67% 19
South West -20 129 £500 +11.11% 21
East of England +13 27 £475 +3.26% 2
North East +72 20 £364 +37.26%
North West +30 12 £463 +30.28% 4
West Midlands +22 10 £375 -11.76% 3
East Midlands -13 4 £400 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £195 - 2
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 1118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 438 (39.18%) SC Cleared
3 275 (24.60%) Windows
4 224 (20.04%) Microsoft
5 215 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 205 (18.34%) ITIL
7 164 (14.67%) Active Directory
8 149 (13.33%) Project Management
9 127 (11.36%) Finance
10 125 (11.18%) PRINCE2
10 125 (11.18%) Linux
11 122 (10.91%) VMware
12 119 (10.64%) Cisco
13 112 (10.02%) C
14 109 (9.75%) SQL
15 105 (9.39%) Windows Server
16 104 (9.30%) Service Management
17 103 (9.21%) HP
18 98 (8.77%) Oracle
19 96 (8.59%) Firewall
20 94 (8.41%) Java
21 93 (8.32%) WAN
22 87 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
23 84 (7.51%) LAN
23 84 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
24 82 (7.33%) SQL Server
25 75 (6.71%) Management Information System
26 74 (6.62%) DevOps
27 72 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
28 71 (6.35%) Unix

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 63 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 51 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.59%) Confluence
4 25 (2.24%) SharePoint Server
5 20 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.61%) IIS
8 17 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (1.34%) Apache
11 11 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
12 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 10 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.72%) JBoss
15 7 (0.63%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.54%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 84 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.45%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.45%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Primavera
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.089%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.33%) Office 365
3 13 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.98%) IaaS
5 9 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.72%) SaaS
7 7 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.45%) GitHub
8 5 (0.45%) PaaS
8 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.18%) Quay.io
11 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.089%) Datadog
11 1 (0.089%) G Suite
11 1 (0.089%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (8.59%) Firewall
2 93 (8.32%) WAN
3 84 (7.51%) LAN
4 48 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 41 (3.67%) SAN
6 37 (3.31%) DNS
7 33 (2.95%) Network Security
8 30 (2.68%) Wireless
9 29 (2.59%) DHCP
10 28 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (2.24%) IPsec
12 24 (2.15%) Internet
13 23 (2.06%) SNMP
14 21 (1.88%) VPN
15 20 (1.79%) NAS
16 19 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (1.70%) ISDN
17 18 (1.61%) BIG-IP
18 16 (1.43%) VoIP
19 14 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.58%) Big Data
3 37 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 28 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.34%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.89%) GIS
11 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.72%) HBase
12 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.54%) MS Access
14 6 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (4.83%) JIRA
2 25 (2.24%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.70%) MSI
6 17 (1.52%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.43%) Selenium
8 15 (1.34%) JUnit
9 12 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.98%) Ant
11 9 (0.81%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.81%) NUnit
11 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.63%) Gradle
13 6 (0.54%) Hudson
13 6 (0.54%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 127 (11.36%) Finance
2 56 (5.01%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.94%) Military
4 29 (2.59%) Electronics
5 27 (2.42%) Marketing
6 25 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.97%) Law
8 12 (1.07%) Legal
9 5 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.27%) Local Government
11 2 (0.18%) Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.089%) Billing
12 1 (0.089%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.089%) Retail
Job Titles
1 135 (12.08%) Architect
2 101 (9.03%) Analyst
3 95 (8.50%) Developer
4 84 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 63 (5.64%) Support Engineer
6 62 (5.55%) Consultant
7 58 (5.19%) Network Engineer
8 48 (4.29%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 37 (3.31%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 34 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 29 (2.59%) Administrator
11 29 (2.59%) Business Analyst
11 29 (2.59%) Integration Engineer
11 29 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (2.24%) Enterprise Architect
14 24 (2.15%) Technical Architect
15 23 (2.06%) Security Analyst
16 22 (1.97%) Programme Manager
17 21 (1.88%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.20%) .NET
2 45 (4.03%) HTML
3 43 (3.85%) Web Services
4 40 (3.58%) XML
5 38 (3.40%) CSS
6 27 (2.42%) XSLT
7 26 (2.33%) J2EE
8 24 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.70%) REST
10 17 (1.52%) EJB
10 17 (1.52%) WCF
11 15 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (1.16%) RESTful
14 11 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 11 (0.98%) jQuery
14 11 (0.98%) JSF
15 10 (0.89%) Java EE
15 10 (0.89%) XSD
16 9 (0.81%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.71%) Management Information System
2 62 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.24%) Clustering
6 22 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 22 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.88%) PKI
8 19 (1.70%) CESG
9 16 (1.43%) PMI
10 13 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 11 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.63%) Cybercrime
16 6 (0.54%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 275 (24.60%) Windows
2 125 (11.18%) Linux
3 105 (9.39%) Windows Server
4 72 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (6.35%) Unix
6 55 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.31%) Windows 7
9 32 (2.86%) Solaris
10 30 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (2.68%) Windows 10
11 28 (2.50%) Windows Vista
12 17 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (1.43%) CentOS
13 16 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.81%) HPUX
15 5 (0.45%) FreeBSD
15 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.36%) Android
16 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (18.34%) ITIL
3 149 (13.33%) Project Management
4 125 (11.18%) PRINCE2
5 104 (9.30%) Service Management
6 74 (6.62%) DevOps
7 69 (6.17%) Risk Management
8 67 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (5.90%) Configuration Management
10 65 (5.81%) Migration
11 57 (5.10%) Scrum
12 54 (4.83%) Programme Management
13 52 (4.65%) Change Management
14 47 (4.20%) ITSM
15 43 (3.85%) Network Design
16 42 (3.76%) ITIL V3
16 42 (3.76%) Software Engineering
17 41 (3.67%) Cybersecurity
18 40 (3.58%) Service Delivery
19 39 (3.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (10.02%) C
2 109 (9.75%) SQL
3 94 (8.41%) Java
4 51 (4.56%) PowerShell
5 44 (3.94%) Python
6 41 (3.67%) C#
7 40 (3.58%) Perl
8 38 (3.40%) JavaScript
9 32 (2.86%) C++
10 24 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.34%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.34%) Ruby
13 11 (0.98%) VBScript
14 10 (0.89%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.81%) VBA
16 8 (0.72%) VB
17 6 (0.54%) Groovy
17 6 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 438 (39.18%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (4.92%) Degree
5 37 (3.31%) CCNA
6 34 (3.04%) CCNP
6 34 (3.04%) CISSP
7 32 (2.86%) ISEB
8 29 (2.59%) CREST Certified
9 26 (2.33%) OSCP
10 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.06%) CEH
12 21 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 19 (1.70%) MCSE
13 19 (1.70%) PMI Certification
14 18 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
14 18 (1.61%) Chartered Engineer
14 18 (1.61%) JNCIA
15 17 (1.52%) CITP
16 15 (1.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.76%) JSP 440
2 26 (2.33%) QA
3 20 (1.79%) SLA
4 15 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (1.25%) PMO
6 12 (1.07%) GPG13
7 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.54%) RMADS
10 4 (0.36%) COBIT
10 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.36%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.18%) GDPR
12 2 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.089%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.089%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.089%) WCAG
System Software
1 164 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 87 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (1.97%) Docker
5 22 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.34%) XenApp
8 14 (1.25%) Samba
9 11 (0.98%) vCloud
10 9 (0.81%) Snort
11 8 (0.72%) vSphere
12 6 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.45%) Firmware
13 5 (0.45%) Squid
14 4 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.27%) etcd
15 3 (0.27%) flannel
Systems Management
1 50 (4.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 41 (3.67%) SCCM
3 29 (2.59%) Puppet
4 21 (1.88%) Ansible
4 21 (1.88%) Netcool
5 19 (1.70%) SCOM
6 14 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.16%) WSUS
8 12 (1.07%) logstash
8 12 (1.07%) Nagios
9 11 (0.98%) Kibana
9 11 (0.98%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.98%) Terraform
10 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.89%) OVSD
10 10 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.81%) AppDNA
11 9 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.63%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 224 (20.04%) Microsoft
2 122 (10.91%) VMware
3 119 (10.64%) Cisco
4 103 (9.21%) HP
5 98 (8.77%) Oracle
6 71 (6.35%) Citrix
7 67 (5.99%) Juniper
8 39 (3.49%) McAfee
9 34 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.77%) SAP
11 29 (2.59%) F5
12 22 (1.97%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.61%) Lumension
13 18 (1.61%) Veritas
14 17 (1.52%) Atlassian
15 16 (1.43%) EMC
16 14 (1.25%) Palo Alto
16 14 (1.25%) Sun
17 13 (1.16%) ArcSight
18 12 (1.07%) SolarWinds
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Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
IT Alliance Ltd
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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South West London
LA International
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London
Experis Ltd
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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City, London
LA International
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Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
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London
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Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
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Wiltshire
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