Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 192 237
Rank change year-on-year +57 +45 -56
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,200 1,359 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.93% 1.50% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 7.66% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 807 529
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £320 £269
90th Percentile £650 £650 £652
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -29.94%
10th Percentile £31.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.13 £48.75 £50.80
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% +16.36% -29.94%

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 13,438 17,730 17,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 19.52% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,293 10,632 10,821
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £642 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 813 795
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.45 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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
South West +2 453 £500 - 111
London +94 296 £525 - 52
South East +15 281 £475 +7.65% 67
East of England +92 88 £550 -13.73% 14
Midlands +47 74 £450 +8.43% 13
West Midlands +43 70 £450 +8.43% 12
North of England +44 6 £750 +75.64% 8
East Midlands +30 4 £313 -11.83% 1
North West +22 3 £775 +58.97% 8
North East +22 2 - -
Yorkshire +56 1 £500 +17.65%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,200 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 417 (34.75%) SC Cleared
3 278 (23.17%) Windows
4 237 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (15.50%) VMware
6 183 (15.25%) Linux
6 183 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 164 (13.67%) Windows Server
8 158 (13.17%) Public Sector
9 155 (12.92%) Active Directory
10 152 (12.67%) Java
11 151 (12.58%) Cybersecurity
12 138 (11.50%) Python
13 127 (10.58%) ITIL
14 121 (10.08%) PowerShell
15 119 (9.92%) DevOps
16 113 (9.42%) Software Engineering
17 109 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 107 (8.92%) Oracle
19 103 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 102 (8.50%) Finance
21 101 (8.42%) Cisco
22 100 (8.33%) Migration
23 98 (8.17%) SQL
24 97 (8.08%) C
25 92 (7.67%) Configuration Management
26 88 (7.33%) Project Management
27 81 (6.75%) Military
28 80 (6.67%) Docker
29 78 (6.50%) Service Management

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 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.17%) Confluence
4 18 (1.50%) IIS
5 13 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.92%) Documentum
8 10 (0.83%) JBoss
8 10 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.67%) Apache
11 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 53 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.083%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.92%) AWS
2 55 (4.58%) Azure
3 24 (2.00%) Office 365
4 23 (1.92%) IaaS
5 21 (1.75%) SaaS
6 20 (1.67%) PaaS
7 15 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.83%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.42%) GitHub
11 4 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.33%) Heroku
12 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.25%) GCP
12 3 (0.25%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.25%) Serverless
13 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.92%) Firewall
2 69 (5.75%) DNS
3 61 (5.08%) DHCP
3 61 (5.08%) WAN
4 60 (5.00%) LAN
5 43 (3.58%) Internet
6 40 (3.33%) OSPF
7 36 (3.00%) BGP
8 32 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 24 (2.00%) Network Security
10 23 (1.92%) EIGRP
10 23 (1.92%) VPN
11 22 (1.83%) SSH
12 20 (1.67%) DMVPN
13 19 (1.58%) SAN
14 18 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (1.42%) Unified Communications
16 16 (1.33%) Skype
17 15 (1.25%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (4.33%) Big Data
2 46 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 32 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 17 (1.42%) MySQL
6 16 (1.33%) EDRMS
7 14 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.58%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.33%) Apache Accumulo
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (3.92%) Jenkins
1 47 (3.92%) JIRA
2 35 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 27 (2.25%) Selenium
5 22 (1.83%) MSI
6 20 (1.67%) GitLab
7 17 (1.42%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (0.92%) Maven
9 11 (0.92%) Subversion
10 7 (0.58%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.58%) StarTeam
11 6 (0.50%) FindBugs
11 6 (0.50%) Log4j
11 6 (0.50%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.42%) JUnit
12 5 (0.42%) Postman
General
1 158 (13.17%) Public Sector
2 102 (8.50%) Finance
3 81 (6.75%) Military
4 64 (5.33%) Electronics
4 64 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 64 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 61 (5.08%) Marketing
6 14 (1.17%) Law
7 12 (1.00%) Legal
8 6 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.33%) Billing
9 4 (0.33%) Police
9 4 (0.33%) Publishing
10 2 (0.17%) Advertising
10 2 (0.17%) Banking
10 2 (0.17%) Games
10 2 (0.17%) Retail
11 1 (0.083%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 155 (12.92%) Architect
2 101 (8.42%) Developer
3 80 (6.67%) Analyst
4 75 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 60 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 58 (4.83%) Project Manager
7 57 (4.75%) Network Engineer
8 54 (4.50%) Consultant
9 53 (4.42%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
10 50 (4.17%) Test Engineer
11 39 (3.25%) Coordinator
12 38 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
13 34 (2.83%) Security Assurance Coordinator
14 32 (2.67%) Java Developer
15 31 (2.58%) Support Engineer
16 29 (2.42%) Business Analyst
16 29 (2.42%) DV Cleared Project Manager
17 28 (2.33%) Software Developer
18 25 (2.08%) Automation Engineer
18 25 (2.08%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.92%) .NET
2 42 (3.50%) XML
3 30 (2.50%) Spring
4 26 (2.17%) Web Services
5 24 (2.00%) Node.js
6 22 (1.83%) React
6 22 (1.83%) REST
7 21 (1.75%) AngularJS
7 21 (1.75%) Middleware
8 17 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (1.25%) JSON
10 14 (1.17%) 802.1X
10 14 (1.17%) HTML
11 12 (1.00%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.00%) SOAP
11 12 (1.00%) Software Packaging
12 11 (0.92%) Apache NiFi
12 11 (0.92%) Spring Boot
13 9 (0.75%) CSS
13 9 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 58 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.25%) PKI
5 20 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 20 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 17 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.33%) Clustering
8 13 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.00%) User Experience
10 11 (0.92%) Replication
11 10 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.50%) ASIC
13 6 (0.50%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.42%) CESG
15 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 278 (23.17%) Windows
2 183 (15.25%) Linux
3 164 (13.67%) Windows Server
4 109 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.58%) Windows 7
7 58 (4.83%) Windows 10
8 32 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (2.42%) CentOS
10 25 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 25 (2.08%) Unix
11 17 (1.42%) VMS
12 14 (1.17%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.92%) Debian
13 11 (0.92%) Solaris
14 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (12.58%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (10.58%) ITIL
4 119 (9.92%) DevOps
5 113 (9.42%) Software Engineering
6 100 (8.33%) Migration
7 92 (7.67%) Configuration Management
8 88 (7.33%) Project Management
9 78 (6.50%) Service Management
10 77 (6.42%) Programme Management
11 71 (5.92%) Test Automation
12 68 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 67 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (5.17%) Risk Management
15 61 (5.08%) PRINCE2
16 60 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
17 59 (4.92%) Information Security
18 54 (4.50%) Mentoring
18 54 (4.50%) Validation
19 51 (4.25%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 152 (12.67%) Java
2 138 (11.50%) Python
3 121 (10.08%) PowerShell
4 98 (8.17%) SQL
5 97 (8.08%) C
6 71 (5.92%) C#
7 68 (5.67%) C++
8 59 (4.92%) JavaScript
9 47 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 21 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.33%) Ruby
12 15 (1.25%) Go
12 15 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.00%) Java 8
14 10 (0.83%) VB
15 9 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.75%) VBScript
16 6 (0.50%) Groovy
16 6 (0.50%) Perl
17 5 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,200 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 417 (34.75%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (4.25%) ISEB
5 46 (3.83%) ISTQB
6 42 (3.50%) CCNP
7 34 (2.83%) CISSP
8 32 (2.67%) Degree
9 31 (2.58%) CCIE
9 31 (2.58%) CISM
10 30 (2.50%) CCNA
11 28 (2.33%) APMP
12 24 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
13 23 (1.92%) CCDA
14 20 (1.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 19 (1.58%) PMP
16 18 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (1.17%) PMI Certification
19 10 (0.83%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.75%) JSP 440
2 37 (3.08%) RMADS
3 24 (2.00%) NCSC
3 24 (2.00%) QA
4 19 (1.58%) SLA
5 18 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.50%) NIST
6 16 (1.33%) GDPR
7 15 (1.25%) PMO
8 12 (1.00%) Government Security Classifications
8 12 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.33%) COBIT
11 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.083%) DO-160
13 1 (0.083%) DO-254
13 1 (0.083%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 103 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (6.67%) Docker
4 56 (4.67%) vSphere
5 52 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 44 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (2.33%) VMware NSX
10 25 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (1.17%) DFS Replication
12 13 (1.08%) XenApp
13 12 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.92%) vCloud
14 11 (0.92%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.33%) GlusterFS
18 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (6.08%) Ansible
2 58 (4.83%) SCCM
3 34 (2.83%) SCOM
4 33 (2.75%) Puppet
5 31 (2.58%) PowerCLI
6 28 (2.33%) WSUS
7 25 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (1.50%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 15 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 15 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (1.00%) Terraform
11 12 (1.00%) vRealize
12 11 (0.92%) HP ALM
12 11 (0.92%) Kubernetes
12 11 (0.92%) SCDPM
13 10 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 186 (15.50%) VMware
2 183 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 107 (8.92%) Oracle
4 101 (8.42%) Cisco
5 67 (5.58%) SAP
6 55 (4.58%) Citrix
7 43 (3.58%) Juniper
8 40 (3.33%) Dell
9 36 (3.00%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 30 (2.50%) HP
12 25 (2.08%) Google
13 22 (1.83%) Apple
14 18 (1.50%) McAfee
15 16 (1.33%) EMC
15 16 (1.33%) Lumension
16 15 (1.25%) Palo Alto
17 14 (1.17%) NetApp
18 13 (1.08%) ArcSight
18 13 (1.08%) SolarWinds