Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 173 163
Rank change year-on-year -56 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1107 1500 1630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.55% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.27% 7.59% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 732 852
England median daily rate £468 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.39% +0.17%
10th Percentile £258 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £590
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.86% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 47 75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% -10.03% +12.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.50 £21.55
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.41 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -1.08% -10.03% +11.69%

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 17652 19773 20752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.47% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10847 12342 12638
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 763 1004
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
London -75 447 £488 +2.63% 12
South East -26 315 £416 -2.12% 14
South West -22 248 £500 +11.11% 14
East of England +4 49 £475 +2.15% 3
Midlands +1 30 £375 +13.64% 7
West Midlands +7 20 £375 +16.28% 6
North of England +7 19 £438 +36.72% 2
East Midlands 0 10 £483 +20.63% 1
North East +34 9 £401 +25.39% 1
Yorkshire +19 6 £465 - 1
North West -6 5 £425 -17.07%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (33.79%) SC Cleared
3 279 (25.20%) Windows
4 243 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (16.17%) Active Directory
6 178 (16.08%) ITIL
7 171 (15.45%) Microsoft
8 131 (11.83%) Finance
9 128 (11.56%) VMware
9 128 (11.56%) SQL
10 126 (11.38%) Windows Server
11 113 (10.21%) Project Management
12 111 (10.03%) Linux
13 110 (9.94%) Java
14 108 (9.76%) Oracle
15 101 (9.12%) C
16 100 (9.03%) PRINCE2
16 100 (9.03%) Cisco
17 97 (8.76%) HP
18 94 (8.49%) Migration
19 84 (7.59%) Service Management
20 83 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (7.41%) LAN
22 79 (7.14%) Programme Management
23 78 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
24 75 (6.78%) Telecoms
25 74 (6.68%) McAfee
25 74 (6.68%) Juniper
26 72 (6.50%) WAN
27 70 (6.32%) Firewall

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 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.33%) MS Exchange
3 38 (3.43%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.08%) IIS
5 19 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
6 18 (1.63%) Apache
7 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.26%) Confluence
8 14 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 9 (0.81%) CMS
12 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 46 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.090%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.27%) Primavera
3 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.090%) Maximo
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.07%) Office 365
3 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.08%) GitHub
5 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.54%) IaaS
6 6 (0.54%) PaaS
6 6 (0.54%) SaaS
7 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.18%) Quay.io
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.090%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.090%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.090%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.41%) LAN
2 72 (6.50%) WAN
3 70 (6.32%) Firewall
4 43 (3.88%) DNS
5 37 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.98%) VPN
7 29 (2.62%) Network Security
8 28 (2.53%) DHCP
9 27 (2.44%) Skype
10 26 (2.35%) SAN
10 26 (2.35%) VLAN
11 24 (2.17%) Internet
12 21 (1.90%) ISDN
13 19 (1.72%) Unified Communications
14 15 (1.36%) SNMP
15 14 (1.26%) BGP
15 14 (1.26%) Ethernet
15 14 (1.26%) OSPF
16 13 (1.17%) SMS
17 11 (0.99%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.42%) Big Data
1 60 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.88%) Hadoop
3 38 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 34 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.26%) HBase
6 17 (1.54%) GIS
7 14 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (0.81%) MySQL
11 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.63%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.45%) Impala
13 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 45 (4.07%) JIRA
2 20 (1.81%) Selenium
3 19 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.45%) MSI
5 13 (1.17%) JMeter
6 12 (1.08%) LoadRunner
7 11 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
7 11 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.90%) JUnit
9 7 (0.63%) Ant
9 7 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.54%) Burp Suite
10 6 (0.54%) Toad
10 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.45%) Maven
11 5 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.36%) Artifactory
General
1 131 (11.83%) Finance
2 75 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 58 (5.24%) Electronics
4 55 (4.97%) Marketing
5 54 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 35 (3.16%) Military
7 10 (0.90%) Law
8 5 (0.45%) Banking
9 4 (0.36%) Legal
10 3 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.18%) Retail
12 1 (0.090%) Advertising
12 1 (0.090%) Avionics
12 1 (0.090%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 116 (10.48%) Architect
2 115 (10.39%) Analyst
3 72 (6.50%) Developer
4 62 (5.60%) Project Manager
5 61 (5.51%) Consultant
6 53 (4.79%) Network Engineer
7 50 (4.52%) Support Engineer
8 46 (4.16%) Business Analyst
9 38 (3.43%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 31 (2.80%) Administrator
10 31 (2.80%) Technical Architect
11 30 (2.71%) Java Developer
12 28 (2.53%) Service Manager
13 26 (2.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 25 (2.26%) Security Consultant
15 24 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
15 24 (2.17%) Designer
15 24 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.17%) Project Officer
16 21 (1.90%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.43%) XML
2 36 (3.25%) Web Services
3 33 (2.98%) JSON
4 26 (2.35%) .NET
5 25 (2.26%) Kafka
6 22 (1.99%) J2EE
7 20 (1.81%) JMS
8 18 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (1.08%) JSF
10 11 (0.99%) HTML
11 10 (0.90%) CSS
12 7 (0.63%) REST
12 7 (0.63%) RESTful
13 6 (0.54%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.54%) EJB
13 6 (0.54%) Node.js
13 6 (0.54%) Sensu
13 6 (0.54%) SOAP
13 6 (0.54%) Spring
13 6 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.87%) Management Information System
2 55 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.97%) PKI
3 34 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.35%) Clustering
5 21 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.08%) PMI
9 10 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.72%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.54%) Replication
12 6 (0.54%) User Experience
12 6 (0.54%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.45%) BYOD
13 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Licensing
14 4 (0.36%) CMDB
14 4 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 279 (25.20%) Windows
2 126 (11.38%) Windows Server
3 111 (10.03%) Linux
4 63 (5.69%) Unix
5 62 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (4.07%) Windows 10
9 39 (3.52%) Solaris
10 32 (2.89%) Windows Vista
11 29 (2.62%) Windows 7
12 26 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 18 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 17 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.99%) Android
17 9 (0.81%) HPUX
18 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.27%) CentOS
20 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (16.08%) ITIL
3 113 (10.21%) Project Management
4 100 (9.03%) PRINCE2
5 94 (8.49%) Migration
6 84 (7.59%) Service Management
7 79 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 78 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (5.51%) Change Management
10 59 (5.33%) Scrum
11 55 (4.97%) Service Design
12 53 (4.79%) Configuration Management
12 53 (4.79%) Digital Marketing
13 52 (4.70%) DevOps
14 47 (4.25%) Service Delivery
15 42 (3.79%) Data Modelling
16 41 (3.70%) ITIL V3
16 41 (3.70%) Test Automation
17 40 (3.61%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 128 (11.56%) SQL
2 110 (9.94%) Java
3 101 (9.12%) C
4 52 (4.70%) PowerShell
5 34 (3.07%) Python
6 26 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.17%) C#
8 23 (2.08%) Perl
8 23 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.26%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.90%) C++
11 10 (0.90%) Ruby
12 8 (0.72%) Scala
13 5 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.45%) VBScript
14 4 (0.36%) PHP
15 3 (0.27%) Groovy
15 3 (0.27%) VB
16 2 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 1107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (33.79%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (3.88%) Degree
5 42 (3.79%) ISEB
6 32 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (2.71%) CCNP
8 29 (2.62%) CCNA
8 29 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 26 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.90%) CISSP
11 20 (1.81%) CCIE
11 20 (1.81%) MCSE
11 20 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.72%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.26%) MCSA
14 13 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (1.17%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.90%) HND
15 10 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 31 (2.80%) QA
3 30 (2.71%) SLA
4 25 (2.26%) JSP 440
5 19 (1.72%) PMO
6 17 (1.54%) ISO 9001
7 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.81%) COBIT
9 7 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.36%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.27%) GAAP
13 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.18%) ECSS
13 2 (0.18%) P3O
14 1 (0.090%) GDPR
14 1 (0.090%) MIL-STD-1553
14 1 (0.090%) MISRA
System Software
1 179 (16.17%) Active Directory
2 83 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.36%) Docker
5 15 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (1.26%) vSphere
7 13 (1.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 12 (1.08%) Firmware
8 12 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.90%) Samba
10 7 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.54%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.54%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.45%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (2.80%) SCCM
3 28 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
4 21 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 21 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (1.72%) SCOM
6 18 (1.63%) Puppet
7 17 (1.54%) Ansible
8 16 (1.45%) Netcool
9 15 (1.36%) Data Guard
9 15 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (1.26%) logstash
10 14 (1.26%) WSUS
11 13 (1.17%) Kubernetes
11 13 (1.17%) Oracle Flashback
12 11 (0.99%) OVSD
13 9 (0.81%) QRadar
14 8 (0.72%) Kibana
14 8 (0.72%) Nessus
15 7 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 171 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 128 (11.56%) VMware
3 108 (9.76%) Oracle
4 100 (9.03%) Cisco
5 97 (8.76%) HP
6 74 (6.68%) Juniper
6 74 (6.68%) McAfee
7 53 (4.79%) SAP
8 41 (3.70%) Lumension
9 33 (2.98%) Citrix
10 23 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 19 (1.72%) F5
12 18 (1.63%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.63%) Palo Alto
13 16 (1.45%) Veritas
14 15 (1.36%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.17%) EMC
15 13 (1.17%) Sun
16 12 (1.08%) Apple
17 11 (0.99%) SolarWinds