Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 165 269
Rank change year-on-year +94 +104 -45
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 867 1,288 936
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 1.62% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.02% 8.21% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 864 495
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £360 £313
90th Percentile £694 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.90% +26.43% +59.09%
10th Percentile £26.25 £12.00 £19.78
90th Percentile £55.00 £77.50 £56.63
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.69% +5.00% +64.95%

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 6,657 15,683 17,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.73% 19.72% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,073 9,630 10,144
Median daily rate £480 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.86% +4.72% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 706 854
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £16.93 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.76 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.84 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.99% +47.35% -15.61%

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 +213 311 £525 +0.96% 38
South West +9 257 £525 +5.00% 38
South East +70 150 £525 +10.53% 40
Midlands +125 87 £500 +13.64% 12
West Midlands +98 77 £500 +11.11% 9
East of England +83 47 £550 +4.76% 8
East Midlands +56 10 £575 +53.33% 2
North of England +123 9 £369 -13.24% 1
North West +80 4 £355 -16.59% 1
Yorkshire +84 3 £544 +41.42%
North East +41 2 £320 -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 867 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 332 (38.29%) SC Cleared
3 197 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (17.76%) Windows
5 144 (16.61%) Public Sector
6 140 (16.15%) Microsoft
7 134 (15.46%) Oracle
8 108 (12.46%) DevOps
9 107 (12.34%) VMware
10 105 (12.11%) SQL
11 102 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 99 (11.42%) Linux
13 97 (11.19%) Cisco
14 95 (10.96%) PowerShell
15 94 (10.84%) ITIL
16 92 (10.61%) Migration
17 89 (10.27%) Java
18 88 (10.15%) Project Management
19 84 (9.69%) SQL Server
20 80 (9.23%) Python
20 80 (9.23%) AWS
21 78 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
22 72 (8.30%) Finance
23 71 (8.19%) Azure
24 62 (7.15%) Scrum
25 61 (7.04%) Risk Management
26 58 (6.69%) Windows Server
27 56 (6.46%) C
27 56 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
28 55 (6.34%) Cybersecurity

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 53 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.23%) Confluence
3 22 (2.54%) ArcGIS
4 21 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.42%) IIS
5 20 (2.31%) Apache
5 20 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.04%) Moodle
7 9 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.35%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.23%) Documentum
13 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 56 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.50%) InfoPath
6 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.58%) Primavera
4 5 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.23%) AWS
2 71 (8.19%) Azure
3 29 (3.34%) SaaS
4 26 (3.00%) PaaS
5 19 (2.19%) Azure Stack
6 11 (1.27%) IaaS
7 9 (1.04%) GCP
7 9 (1.04%) Office 365
8 8 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.81%) Power Platform
9 7 (0.81%) Serverless
10 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.35%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.35%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.23%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.77%) Firewall
2 38 (4.38%) DNS
2 38 (4.38%) LAN
3 33 (3.81%) VPN
4 32 (3.69%) WAN
5 28 (3.23%) OSPF
6 26 (3.00%) VoIP
7 25 (2.88%) EIGRP
8 24 (2.77%) BGP
9 23 (2.65%) Skype
10 21 (2.42%) DHCP
11 17 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (1.73%) SAN
13 12 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (1.38%) DMVPN
13 12 (1.38%) DMZ
13 12 (1.38%) Unified Communications
14 11 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (1.27%) Network Security
15 10 (1.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.65%) GIS
3 20 (2.31%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.19%) Big Data
5 18 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.38%) Apache Accumulo
7 12 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
8 11 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.04%) MySQL
9 9 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.69%) SSDT
13 5 (0.58%) Power BI
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (4.15%) JIRA
2 35 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.77%) Bitbucket
4 22 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.19%) GitLab
6 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.15%) Selenium
8 8 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.81%) JMeter
10 6 (0.69%) Gatling
10 6 (0.69%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.46%) NeoLoad
11 4 (0.46%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.46%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.35%) Ant
12 3 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 144 (16.61%) Public Sector
2 72 (8.30%) Finance
3 45 (5.19%) Military
4 34 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.81%) Electronics
6 31 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.58%) Marketing
7 20 (2.31%) Law
8 14 (1.61%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.50%) Police
10 9 (1.04%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.69%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (14.53%) Architect
2 90 (10.38%) Developer
3 78 (9.00%) Analyst
4 54 (6.23%) Project Manager
5 44 (5.07%) Business Analyst
6 43 (4.96%) Network Engineer
7 39 (4.50%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 37 (4.27%) Consultant
9 34 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 33 (3.81%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
10 33 (3.81%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 29 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.00%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (2.88%) Administrator
14 23 (2.65%) Java Developer
14 23 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
17 16 (1.85%) Data Scientist
17 16 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.69%) Web Services
2 31 (3.58%) HTML
3 27 (3.11%) .NET
4 26 (3.00%) CSS
5 25 (2.88%) REST
6 22 (2.54%) Kafka
6 22 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 21 (2.42%) Apache NiFi
7 21 (2.42%) XML
8 20 (2.31%) Spring
9 19 (2.19%) SAML
10 18 (2.08%) scikit-learn
11 17 (1.96%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.96%) Node.js
12 16 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (1.85%) Pandas
12 16 (1.85%) SOAP
13 15 (1.73%) React
13 15 (1.73%) Spring Boot
14 13 (1.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.11%) PKI
5 15 (1.73%) Public Cloud
6 14 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.61%) User Experience
7 12 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (0.81%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.58%) CCTV
10 5 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.58%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.46%) CESG
11 4 (0.46%) Clustering
12 3 (0.35%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.35%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.76%) Windows
2 99 (11.42%) Linux
3 58 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (3.81%) Windows 10
6 30 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (1.50%) CentOS
12 9 (1.04%) Unix
13 8 (0.92%) VMS
14 4 (0.46%) Solaris
15 3 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.12%) AIX
17 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (12.46%) DevOps
3 94 (10.84%) ITIL
4 92 (10.61%) Migration
5 88 (10.15%) Project Management
6 62 (7.15%) Scrum
7 61 (7.04%) Risk Management
8 55 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (6.00%) Service Management
10 50 (5.77%) Programme Management
10 50 (5.77%) Project Delivery
11 47 (5.42%) Decision-Making
11 47 (5.42%) PRINCE2
12 42 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (4.73%) Open Source
13 41 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (4.61%) Data Migration
15 35 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 34 (3.92%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 105 (12.11%) SQL
2 95 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 89 (10.27%) Java
4 80 (9.23%) Python
5 56 (6.46%) C
6 37 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 36 (4.15%) Bash Shell
8 35 (4.04%) C#
9 34 (3.92%) VB
10 33 (3.81%) Shell Script
11 26 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.31%) Perl
13 14 (1.61%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.50%) C++
14 13 (1.50%) VBScript
15 10 (1.15%) Java 8
16 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.46%) R
17 4 (0.46%) VBA
18 3 (0.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 867 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 332 (38.29%) SC Cleared
3 78 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (5.19%) CCNP
5 41 (4.73%) CISSP
6 39 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (3.46%) CCIE
8 29 (3.34%) CCNA
9 20 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
10 19 (2.19%) CISM
10 19 (2.19%) Degree
11 14 (1.61%) CCIE Collaboration
12 11 (1.27%) APMP
13 10 (1.15%) CCDA
13 10 (1.15%) CCDP
13 10 (1.15%) ISEB
13 10 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.04%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.88%) JSP 440
2 19 (2.19%) PMO
3 16 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 16 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.85%) RMADS
4 11 (1.27%) NCSC
4 11 (1.27%) QA
5 5 (0.58%) GDPR
6 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.46%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.46%) SLA
7 3 (0.35%) NIST
7 3 (0.35%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 102 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 54 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (5.88%) Docker
4 29 (3.34%) VMware NSX
5 23 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.73%) vSphere
9 12 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.46%) NDS
11 4 (0.46%) NFS
12 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.23%) vCloud
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) Xen
14 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (6.23%) Ansible
2 33 (3.81%) Kubernetes
3 27 (3.11%) Terraform
4 24 (2.77%) Kibana
5 20 (2.31%) SCCM
6 15 (1.73%) logstash
7 13 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 11 (1.27%) SCOM
9 9 (1.04%) WSUS
10 7 (0.81%) Puppet
11 6 (0.69%) Grafana
11 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.58%) vRealize
13 4 (0.46%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 140 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 134 (15.46%) Oracle
3 107 (12.34%) VMware
4 97 (11.19%) Cisco
5 32 (3.69%) SAP
5 32 (3.69%) SolarWinds
6 24 (2.77%) Juniper
7 23 (2.65%) Lumension
8 22 (2.54%) Splunk
9 21 (2.42%) Sophos
10 19 (2.19%) ESRI
11 16 (1.85%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.73%) Dell
13 13 (1.50%) BiZZdesign
14 9 (1.04%) NetApp
14 9 (1.04%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.92%) ForgeRock
15 8 (0.92%) NetIQ
16 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
16 7 (0.81%) McAfee