Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 91 146
Rank change year-on-year -86 +55 +64
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,068 878 1,228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.55% 2.56% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 10.94% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 636 927
10th Percentile £406 £358 £363
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £591 £575
90th Percentile £710 £688 £647
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 26
10th Percentile £18.60 £41.65 £28.13
25th Percentile £34.43 £42.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate £69.05 £50.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year +38.10% +9.89% +65.45%
75th Percentile £72.50 £58.00 £57.50
90th Percentile £76.50 £73.30 £78.13
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% +7.53% +55.00%

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 13,166 8,022 14,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.07% 23.35% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,498 5,247 9,196
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.99% +3.50%
75th Percentile £625 £573 £568
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 399 564
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.28 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.79 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +23.08% +28.28%
75th Percentile £53.72 £52.50 £49.50
90th Percentile £65.97 £62.65 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.73 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -0.69% +23.08% +24.01%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
South West -11 320 £538 +4.17% 49
South East -3 314 £550 +15.79% 28
London -185 234 £563 +12.50% 25
Midlands -51 67 £513 +20.59% 9
West Midlands -32 62 £513 +20.59% 8
North of England -37 32 £575 +39.39% 14
East of England -61 31 £581 -10.58% 6
North West -19 28 £575 +6.98% 13
Yorkshire -35 5 £410 -0.61%
East Midlands -44 4 £478 -4.50% 1
North East -4 1 £900 +176.92% 1
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 1,068 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 559 (52.34%) SC Cleared
3 311 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (21.82%) Windows
5 232 (21.72%) Linux
6 205 (19.19%) DevOps
7 195 (18.26%) VMware
8 182 (17.04%) Social Skills
9 160 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
10 158 (14.79%) Public Sector
11 151 (14.14%) ITIL
12 146 (13.67%) Microsoft
13 142 (13.30%) PowerShell
14 140 (13.11%) CI/CD
15 137 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 135 (12.64%) Ansible
17 132 (12.36%) SQL
18 128 (11.99%) Active Directory
19 125 (11.70%) Python
20 122 (11.42%) Docker
21 112 (10.49%) Kubernetes
21 112 (10.49%) Jenkins
22 110 (10.30%) Java
23 107 (10.02%) AWS
24 106 (9.93%) Windows Server
24 106 (9.93%) Migration
25 101 (9.46%) Git (software)
26 96 (8.99%) Azure
27 95 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 87 (8.15%) Cisco

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 49 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.90%) Apache
2 31 (2.90%) Confluence
2 31 (2.90%) IIS
3 23 (2.15%) ArcGIS
4 17 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 16 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.94%) JBoss
9 8 (0.75%) CMS
10 7 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) Inkscape
7 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.094%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.094%) iTrent
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 107 (10.02%) AWS
2 96 (8.99%) Azure
3 36 (3.37%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (2.25%) IaaS
5 23 (2.15%) OpenShift
6 17 (1.59%) PaaS
7 16 (1.50%) GCP
8 15 (1.40%) SaaS
9 6 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 6 (0.56%) Serverless
10 5 (0.47%) Azure Sentinel
10 5 (0.47%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.37%) Azure Monitor
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.28%) GitHub
13 2 (0.19%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.19%) Nutanix
13 2 (0.19%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.99%) Firewall
2 42 (3.93%) WAN
3 30 (2.81%) DNS
4 24 (2.25%) Network Security
5 22 (2.06%) LAN
6 20 (1.87%) Software-Defined Networking
7 17 (1.59%) VSAN
8 15 (1.40%) Internet
8 15 (1.40%) Skype
8 15 (1.40%) VPN
9 14 (1.31%) DHCP
9 14 (1.31%) OSPF
10 12 (1.12%) BGP
11 9 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (0.84%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.75%) SD-WAN
13 7 (0.66%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.93%) Big Data
3 32 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 27 (2.53%) SQL Server 2019
7 26 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.78%) GIS
11 15 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.12%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.03%) Tableau
14 10 (0.94%) MySQL
15 8 (0.75%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.75%) Flink
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 112 (10.49%) Jenkins
2 101 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 65 (6.09%) JIRA
4 47 (4.40%) Selenium
5 36 (3.37%) GitLab
6 33 (3.09%) Bitbucket
7 25 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (1.59%) Maven
8 17 (1.59%) SoapUI
9 14 (1.31%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.31%) Robot Framework
10 11 (1.03%) JMeter
10 11 (1.03%) LoadRunner
10 11 (1.03%) Postman
10 11 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (1.03%) SpecFlow
11 10 (0.94%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.94%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.75%) Cypress.io
General
1 182 (17.04%) Social Skills
2 158 (14.79%) Public Sector
3 66 (6.18%) Finance
4 38 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.90%) Organisational Skills
7 30 (2.81%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (2.15%) Military
9 19 (1.78%) Electronics
10 18 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.69%) Marketing
11 14 (1.31%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.94%) Law
13 9 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (0.56%) Advertising
14 6 (0.56%) Legal
15 5 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.19%) Billing
17 2 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 143 (13.39%) Architect
2 98 (9.18%) Developer
3 87 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 84 (7.87%) Analyst
5 49 (4.59%) Consultant
5 49 (4.59%) DBA
6 46 (4.31%) Project Manager
7 45 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (4.12%) Data Engineer
9 37 (3.46%) Business Analyst
10 36 (3.37%) Network Engineer
11 33 (3.09%) Scrum Master
12 32 (3.00%) SQL DBA
13 31 (2.90%) Test Engineer
14 30 (2.81%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
16 28 (2.62%) Software Engineer
17 23 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
18 22 (2.06%) Security Architect
18 22 (2.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.40%) Apache NiFi
2 32 (3.00%) HTML
2 32 (3.00%) JSON
2 32 (3.00%) XML
3 31 (2.90%) Spring
4 28 (2.62%) CSS
5 27 (2.53%) Spring Boot
6 24 (2.25%) Kafka
7 20 (1.87%) .NET
8 19 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (1.40%) REST
9 15 (1.40%) Web Services
10 14 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 13 (1.22%) Middleware
12 12 (1.12%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.03%) Apache Avro
13 11 (1.03%) Regular Expression
14 10 (0.94%) HTML5
15 9 (0.84%) Node.js
16 8 (0.75%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.21%) Clustering
2 44 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 25 (2.34%) PKI
6 18 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.69%) User Experience
7 15 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (0.94%) CESG
11 9 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.84%) Cloud Native
11 9 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
12 7 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (0.66%) Legacy Applications
13 6 (0.56%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 233 (21.82%) Windows
2 232 (21.72%) Linux
3 106 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 81 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (4.96%) Windows 10
6 43 (4.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 38 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.97%) CentOS
11 19 (1.78%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.59%) Unix
13 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.47%) Android
15 5 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.28%) Solaris
16 3 (0.28%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.19%) AIX
17 2 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (19.19%) DevOps
3 160 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
4 151 (14.14%) ITIL
5 140 (13.11%) CI/CD
6 106 (9.93%) Migration
7 95 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 78 (7.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 76 (7.12%) Scrum
10 70 (6.55%) Configuration Management
11 66 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 61 (5.71%) Project Management
13 60 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (5.52%) Test Automation
15 57 (5.34%) Microservices
16 56 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (4.68%) Project Delivery
18 48 (4.49%) Service Management
19 47 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
20 43 (4.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 142 (13.30%) PowerShell
2 132 (12.36%) SQL
3 125 (11.70%) Python
4 110 (10.30%) Java
5 72 (6.74%) C
6 68 (6.37%) JavaScript
7 65 (6.09%) Bash
8 30 (2.81%) C#
9 19 (1.78%) C++
10 13 (1.22%) VB
11 11 (1.03%) Scala
12 10 (0.94%) R
13 9 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.66%) Go
16 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.28%) Ruby
18 2 (0.19%) JCL
18 2 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1,068 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 559 (52.34%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.12%) Degree
4 42 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (3.18%) CISSP
5 34 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.43%) CCNP
7 23 (2.15%) ISTQB
8 20 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (1.59%) ISEB
10 16 (1.50%) CISM
11 14 (1.31%) MCSA
12 13 (1.22%) APMP
12 13 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (1.22%) MCSE
13 12 (1.12%) CCDP
14 11 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.81%) JSP 440
2 26 (2.43%) SLA
3 25 (2.34%) PMO
4 22 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.87%) QA
6 13 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (1.12%) NIST
7 12 (1.12%) RMADS
8 11 (1.03%) NCSC
9 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.37%) GDPR
11 3 (0.28%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.19%) GRC
12 2 (0.19%) MISRA
12 2 (0.19%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 137 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (11.99%) Active Directory
3 122 (11.42%) Docker
4 45 (4.21%) VMware NSX
5 34 (3.18%) vSphere
6 20 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.84%) vCloud
8 9 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.66%) HDFS
10 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.56%) Firmware
12 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.28%) NFS
13 3 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 135 (12.64%) Ansible
2 112 (10.49%) Kubernetes
3 57 (5.34%) Terraform
4 41 (3.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 30 (2.81%) Puppet
6 29 (2.72%) vRealize
7 28 (2.62%) SCCM
8 20 (1.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 18 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (1.40%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.12%) Grafana
11 12 (1.12%) Kibana
12 11 (1.03%) WSUS
13 10 (0.94%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.94%) Oozie
14 9 (0.84%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (0.66%) FortiGate
17 6 (0.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 6 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 195 (18.26%) VMware
2 146 (13.67%) Microsoft
3 87 (8.15%) Cisco
4 85 (7.96%) Oracle
5 77 (7.21%) Red Hat
6 25 (2.34%) Splunk
7 22 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 21 (1.97%) Juniper
9 18 (1.69%) Dell
9 18 (1.69%) SAP
10 16 (1.50%) McAfee
11 14 (1.31%) Lumension
12 13 (1.22%) Citrix
12 13 (1.22%) ESRI
13 12 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.12%) NetApp
13 12 (1.12%) Remedy
14 11 (1.03%) HP
14 11 (1.03%) Sophos
15 10 (0.94%) Google