Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 179 162
Rank change year-on-year -46 -17 +29
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1061 1500 1569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.52% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.21% 7.31% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 744 827
England median daily rate £450 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -0.57% +4.76%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £298
90th Percentile £613 £624 £599
UK median daily rate £450 £431 £440
% change year-on-year +4.41% -2.05% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 39 81
England median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £20.69 £21.55
90th Percentile £43.68 £50.40 £40.19
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.48
% change year-on-year -9.09% -9.78% +10.18%

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 17098 20514 20387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.72% 20.84% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10457 12782 12381
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £238 £245 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 748 987
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.31 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +12.49% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.83 £49.60
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.74 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.83% +12.60% +21.79%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -51 414 £475 - 20
South East -23 317 £410 -0.91% 11
South West -23 233 £475 +5.56% 6
East of England -5 44 £463 +2.78% 1
North of England +32 32 £438 +36.72% 1
Midlands +9 20 £375 +13.64%
North East +46 15 £335 +4.69%
West Midlands +2 15 £368 +13.08%
North West +8 12 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire +33 6 £465 -
East Midlands -4 5 £600 +50.00%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1061 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 369 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 276 (26.01%) Windows
4 221 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (17.44%) ITIL
6 169 (15.93%) Active Directory
7 168 (15.83%) Microsoft
8 124 (11.69%) Finance
9 121 (11.40%) VMware
10 119 (11.22%) Windows Server
11 113 (10.65%) SQL
12 111 (10.46%) Project Management
13 110 (10.37%) Linux
13 110 (10.37%) HP
14 99 (9.33%) Service Management
15 92 (8.67%) Oracle
16 91 (8.58%) Java
17 90 (8.48%) PRINCE2
18 86 (8.11%) C
18 86 (8.11%) Cisco
19 77 (7.26%) Migration
20 75 (7.07%) Telecoms
20 75 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
21 73 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
21 73 (6.88%) Programme Management
22 69 (6.50%) McAfee
23 68 (6.41%) LAN
23 68 (6.41%) SQL Server
23 68 (6.41%) Firewall
24 67 (6.31%) Juniper

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 66 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 58 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.64%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.89%) Apache
5 18 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.70%) IIS
5 18 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (1.60%) Confluence
7 15 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
9 10 (0.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 9 (0.85%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.75%) CMS
11 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.47%) nginx
14 5 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.094%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.28%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.094%) Maximo
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.39%) Office 365
3 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.13%) GitHub
4 12 (1.13%) IaaS
5 9 (0.85%) PaaS
6 8 (0.75%) SaaS
7 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.19%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.19%) Quay.io
10 2 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.41%) Firewall
1 68 (6.41%) LAN
2 60 (5.66%) WAN
3 32 (3.02%) VPN
4 30 (2.83%) SAN
5 29 (2.73%) DNS
5 29 (2.73%) VLAN
6 28 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 24 (2.26%) Network Security
8 22 (2.07%) Internet
9 21 (1.98%) DHCP
10 20 (1.89%) BGP
11 18 (1.70%) ISDN
12 16 (1.51%) OSPF
12 16 (1.51%) Skype
13 15 (1.41%) SMS
13 15 (1.41%) SNMP
14 14 (1.32%) Ethernet
15 12 (1.13%) IPsec
16 10 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.81%) Big Data
3 49 (4.62%) Hadoop
4 30 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 22 (2.07%) HBase
7 20 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.94%) GIS
10 10 (0.94%) MySQL
11 8 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (4.71%) JIRA
2 22 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.70%) Selenium
4 16 (1.51%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.51%) MSI
5 11 (1.04%) JMeter
6 10 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.94%) JUnit
6 10 (0.94%) LoadRunner
6 10 (0.94%) Selenium IDE
6 10 (0.94%) WebDriver
7 9 (0.85%) Ant
7 9 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.57%) NUnit
8 6 (0.57%) Toad
8 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.47%) Maven
9 5 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 124 (11.69%) Finance
2 75 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.28%) Electronics
4 55 (5.18%) Marketing
5 52 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.86%) Military
7 10 (0.94%) Law
8 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.38%) Legal
9 3 (0.28%) Banking
9 3 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.094%) Advertising
10 1 (0.094%) Avionics
10 1 (0.094%) Billing
10 1 (0.094%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.094%) Retail
Job Titles
1 124 (11.69%) Analyst
2 102 (9.61%) Architect
3 68 (6.41%) Consultant
3 68 (6.41%) Developer
4 58 (5.47%) Support Engineer
5 54 (5.09%) Project Manager
6 47 (4.43%) Network Engineer
7 44 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 36 (3.39%) Administrator
9 32 (3.02%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 28 (2.64%) Service Manager
11 27 (2.54%) Security Consultant
12 26 (2.45%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.45%) Technical Architect
13 25 (2.36%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 24 (2.26%) Designer
14 24 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 22 (2.07%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.49%) XML
2 34 (3.20%) .NET
3 32 (3.02%) Web Services
4 22 (2.07%) Kafka
5 21 (1.98%) JMS
6 20 (1.89%) JSON
7 17 (1.60%) J2EE
8 14 (1.32%) HTML
9 13 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.23%) CSS
9 13 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (1.13%) XSLT
11 9 (0.85%) REST
12 8 (0.75%) Node.js
12 8 (0.75%) RESTful
13 7 (0.66%) EJB
13 7 (0.66%) Java EE
13 7 (0.66%) JSF
14 6 (0.57%) Spring
14 6 (0.57%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 55 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.81%) PKI
4 40 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.54%) Clustering
6 25 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.75%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.66%) PMI
12 7 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.57%) User Experience
13 6 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 276 (26.01%) Windows
2 119 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 110 (10.37%) Linux
4 62 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (5.37%) Unix
5 57 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.58%) Solaris
8 37 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 32 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 29 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 19 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.70%) Windows XP
14 17 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (1.13%) Android
16 9 (0.85%) HPUX
17 7 (0.66%) CentOS
18 4 (0.38%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (17.44%) ITIL
3 111 (10.46%) Project Management
4 99 (9.33%) Service Management
5 90 (8.48%) PRINCE2
6 77 (7.26%) Migration
7 73 (6.88%) Programme Management
7 73 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (5.75%) DevOps
9 59 (5.56%) Scrum
10 54 (5.09%) Change Management
11 51 (4.81%) Digital Marketing
12 49 (4.62%) Configuration Management
13 47 (4.43%) Service Delivery
13 47 (4.43%) Service Design
14 44 (4.15%) ITIL V3
14 44 (4.15%) Risk Management
15 41 (3.86%) ITSM
16 40 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 113 (10.65%) SQL
2 91 (8.58%) Java
3 86 (8.11%) C
4 53 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.30%) Python
6 32 (3.02%) C#
7 26 (2.45%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.26%) Perl
9 18 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.51%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.32%) C++
12 13 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.75%) Ruby
14 7 (0.66%) Scala
14 7 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.57%) VBA
16 5 (0.47%) PHP
16 5 (0.47%) VBScript
17 4 (0.38%) Groovy
17 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1061 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 369 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (4.34%) Degree
5 34 (3.20%) CCNA
6 33 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (2.92%) ISEB
9 29 (2.73%) CCNP
10 28 (2.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 26 (2.45%) CISSP
12 25 (2.36%) MCSE
13 16 (1.51%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.32%) MCSA
14 14 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (1.04%) APMP
16 11 (1.04%) CISM
16 11 (1.04%) CLAS
16 11 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.11%) SLA
2 29 (2.73%) QA
3 23 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 20 (1.89%) JSP 440
5 18 (1.70%) ISO 9001
6 17 (1.60%) PMO
7 16 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.57%) COBIT
8 6 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) GAAP
9 3 (0.28%) GDPR
10 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.19%) P3O
10 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.19%) PSD2
11 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.094%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.094%) MISRA
System Software
1 169 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 75 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.51%) Docker
6 14 (1.32%) vSphere
7 13 (1.23%) Firmware
8 10 (0.94%) Samba
9 9 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.57%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.38%) Squid
12 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.28%) vCloud
13 3 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (4.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (2.73%) SCCM
3 23 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (2.07%) SCOM
5 21 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 20 (1.89%) Puppet
7 17 (1.60%) Netcool
8 15 (1.41%) Ansible
8 15 (1.41%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (1.32%) WSUS
10 11 (1.04%) OVSD
10 11 (1.04%) Terraform
11 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.85%) logstash
12 9 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.75%) Kibana
13 8 (0.75%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.75%) Sysdig
14 7 (0.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 168 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 121 (11.40%) VMware
3 110 (10.37%) HP
4 92 (8.67%) Oracle
5 86 (8.11%) Cisco
6 69 (6.50%) McAfee
7 67 (6.31%) Juniper
8 53 (5.00%) SAP
9 36 (3.39%) Citrix
10 29 (2.73%) Lumension
11 23 (2.17%) Atlassian
11 23 (2.17%) F5
12 20 (1.89%) Palo Alto
12 20 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.51%) EMC
14 15 (1.41%) Sun
14 15 (1.41%) Veritas
15 13 (1.23%) Apple
16 12 (1.13%) SolarWinds