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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK / England
Rank 191 145 135
Rank change year-on-year -46 -10  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 522 827 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.70% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 8.08% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 398 423
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £340 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 6
Median hourly rate £29.21 £55.55 £41.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.42% +33.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £55.55 £32.50
% change year-on-year -55.44% +70.92%  

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 8481 10235 9545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.69% 21.04% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5339 6454 5511
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 383 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.52 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +62.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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
South East -12 181 £425 +0.35% 20
London -76 150 £460 -12.38% 24
South West -17 131 £475 +5.55% 6
West Midlands +35 21 £408 -4.11% 2
East of England +3 19 £450 +24.13% 5
North West +14 4 £413 -13.15% 2
East Midlands -6 2 £400 - 1
North East -13 2 £361 +50.52%
Midlands - 2 - -
DV Cleared
UK

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1218 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 465 (38.18%) SC Cleared
3 291 (23.89%) Windows
4 273 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 243 (19.95%) Microsoft
6 178 (14.61%) ITIL
7 174 (14.29%) Linux
8 164 (13.46%) C
9 161 (13.22%) Active Directory
10 154 (12.64%) Java
11 148 (12.15%) Project Management
12 134 (11.00%) MS Excel
13 130 (10.67%) PRINCE2
14 128 (10.51%) VMware
15 127 (10.43%) Windows Server
16 126 (10.34%) Finance
17 124 (10.18%) Oracle
18 106 (8.70%) Cisco
19 101 (8.29%) Scrum
20 97 (7.96%) Unix
21 92 (7.55%) SQL
22 91 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
23 90 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 88 (7.22%) DevOps
25 87 (7.14%) Risk Management
25 87 (7.14%) JIRA
26 86 (7.06%) MS Office
26 86 (7.06%) Python
27 78 (6.40%) Service Management
28 74 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008

DV Cleared
Top Related 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 70 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 60 (4.93%) Confluence
3 28 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (1.72%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (1.48%) Apache
8 16 (1.31%) JBoss
9 14 (1.15%) IIS
10 13 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.07%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.82%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.74%) SAS
14 8 (0.66%) Apache Qpid
15 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.49%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 134 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 86 (7.06%) MS Office
3 55 (4.52%) MS Project
4 22 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.49%) CPLEX
8 5 (0.41%) HipChat
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.082%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 47 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.49%) Primavera
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.25%) SAP GTS
6 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.15%) Office 365
3 12 (0.99%) IaaS
4 9 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (0.66%) GitHub
6 7 (0.57%) PaaS
7 6 (0.49%) SaaS
8 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.25%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.082%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.082%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.09%) Firewall
2 61 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 54 (4.43%) LAN
4 48 (3.94%) WAN
5 42 (3.45%) DNS
6 32 (2.63%) Network Security
7 27 (2.22%) VPN
8 26 (2.13%) Wireless
9 25 (2.05%) DHCP
10 24 (1.97%) Internet
11 22 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (1.81%) IPsec
12 21 (1.72%) SAN
13 19 (1.56%) VLAN
13 19 (1.56%) VoIP
14 18 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (1.23%) OSPF
15 15 (1.23%) SNMP
16 13 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
17 12 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.34%) Big Data
2 65 (5.34%) Hadoop
3 37 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.31%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.90%) HBase
7 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.82%) GIS
8 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.57%) MySQL
11 5 (0.41%) MS Access
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.33%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 87 (7.14%) JIRA
2 40 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.20%) Selenium
4 35 (2.87%) Bitbucket
5 34 (2.79%) Git (software)
6 30 (2.46%) Ant
7 27 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (1.56%) JUnit
10 19 (1.56%) LoadRunner
11 18 (1.48%) Gradle
11 18 (1.48%) Maven
12 16 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
13 15 (1.23%) MSI
14 12 (0.99%) JMeter
15 9 (0.74%) Hudson
15 9 (0.74%) Valgrind
General
1 126 (10.34%) Finance
2 42 (3.45%) Military
3 31 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.56%) Electronics
5 18 (1.48%) Legal
5 18 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.31%) Law
7 15 (1.23%) Marketing
8 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.16%) Avionics
10 2 (0.16%) Back Office
10 2 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.082%) Advertising
11 1 (0.082%) Local Government
11 1 (0.082%) Publishing
11 1 (0.082%) Retail
Job Titles
1 162 (13.30%) Developer
2 140 (11.49%) Architect
3 114 (9.36%) Analyst
4 88 (7.22%) Consultant
5 78 (6.40%) Java Developer
6 74 (6.08%) Project Manager
7 50 (4.11%) Business Analyst
8 47 (3.86%) Network Engineer
9 46 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (3.53%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 42 (3.45%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 41 (3.37%) Support Engineer
13 37 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
14 31 (2.55%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
14 31 (2.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 29 (2.38%) Project Officer
16 23 (1.89%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
16 23 (1.89%) Project Support Officer
16 23 (1.89%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.34%) Web Services
2 64 (5.25%) HTML
3 59 (4.84%) CSS
4 56 (4.60%) XML
5 51 (4.19%) .NET
6 38 (3.12%) J2EE
7 32 (2.63%) XSD
8 24 (1.97%) EJB
9 22 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.81%) WCF
9 22 (1.81%) XSLT
10 21 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (1.64%) JSON
11 20 (1.64%) REST
11 20 (1.64%) RESTful
12 18 (1.48%) Software Packaging
13 15 (1.23%) Java EE
13 15 (1.23%) Spring
14 14 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.38%) CESG
5 18 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 18 (1.48%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.31%) Clustering
6 16 (1.31%) PKI
7 13 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.07%) Cyber Attack
8 10 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.66%) CCTV
9 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.66%) Replication
10 7 (0.57%) Cybercrime
10 7 (0.57%) PMI
10 7 (0.57%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.49%) CMDB
11 6 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 291 (23.89%) Windows
2 174 (14.29%) Linux
3 127 (10.43%) Windows Server
4 97 (7.96%) Unix
5 74 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (4.19%) Windows 7
8 48 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.81%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.40%) CentOS
12 15 (1.23%) Solaris
13 13 (1.07%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.90%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.66%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.41%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.41%) HPUX
16 5 (0.41%) RancherOS
16 5 (0.41%) VyOS
16 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (14.61%) ITIL
3 148 (12.15%) Project Management
4 130 (10.67%) PRINCE2
5 101 (8.29%) Scrum
6 88 (7.22%) DevOps
7 87 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 78 (6.40%) Service Management
9 72 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (5.91%) Software Engineering
10 70 (5.75%) Migration
11 69 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (4.68%) Change Management
13 56 (4.60%) Programme Management
14 55 (4.52%) SDLC
15 53 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 53 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
16 49 (4.02%) CRM
17 48 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (3.78%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (13.46%) C
2 154 (12.64%) Java
3 92 (7.55%) SQL
4 86 (7.06%) Python
5 68 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 62 (5.09%) Perl
7 50 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 48 (3.94%) C#
9 42 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 40 (3.28%) C++
11 29 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.89%) Ruby
13 17 (1.40%) VBScript
14 15 (1.23%) VB
15 10 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.66%) Go
17 5 (0.41%) PHP
18 4 (0.33%) MATLAB
19 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1218 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 465 (38.18%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.67%) Degree
4 62 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (3.28%) CCNA
6 39 (3.20%) CISSP
7 36 (2.96%) OSCP
7 36 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (2.79%) CREST Certified
8 34 (2.79%) ISEB
9 33 (2.71%) CEH
10 31 (2.55%) CCNP
11 21 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (1.56%) ISTQB
14 15 (1.23%) BC Cleared
14 15 (1.23%) CBAP
14 15 (1.23%) HNC
15 14 (1.15%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.61%) JSP 440
2 27 (2.22%) QA
3 20 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.23%) RMADS
5 14 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.15%) SLA
6 13 (1.07%) PMO
7 11 (0.90%) GPG13
8 5 (0.41%) COBIT
8 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.33%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 161 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 90 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.78%) Docker
4 36 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.72%) vCloud
8 14 (1.15%) XenApp
9 11 (0.90%) Samba
10 9 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.66%) HDFS
11 8 (0.66%) vSphere
12 6 (0.49%) Snort
13 5 (0.41%) Corosync
13 5 (0.41%) Postfix
13 5 (0.41%) Squid
13 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 44 (3.61%) SCCM
2 31 (2.55%) Puppet
3 27 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (1.48%) Terraform
5 17 (1.40%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.23%) Netcool
7 14 (1.15%) Ansible
7 14 (1.15%) SCOM
7 14 (1.15%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.90%) Kibana
8 11 (0.90%) WSUS
9 10 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.82%) logstash
10 9 (0.74%) AppDNA
11 8 (0.66%) Consul
11 8 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.66%) Packer
11 8 (0.66%) Sysdig
12 7 (0.57%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.57%) rkt
Vendors
1 243 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 128 (10.51%) VMware
3 124 (10.18%) Oracle
4 106 (8.70%) Cisco
5 63 (5.17%) HP
6 61 (5.01%) Citrix
7 45 (3.69%) Red Hat
8 44 (3.61%) Juniper
9 32 (2.63%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.89%) Intel Security
11 22 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 22 (1.81%) SAP
12 16 (1.31%) Hortonworks
13 15 (1.23%) F5
14 12 (0.99%) IBM
14 12 (0.99%) Palo Alto
15 11 (0.90%) Google
15 11 (0.90%) Veritas
16 10 (0.82%) Lumension
17 9 (0.74%) AppSense
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