Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 178 161
Rank change year-on-year -38 -17 -10
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,114 1,338 1,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.49% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 7.38% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 638 786
England median daily rate £495 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £293 £300
90th Percentile £650 £620 £613
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 62 66
England median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +24.60% +12.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.88 £21.55
90th Percentile £50.20 £55.61 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -29.87% +24.60% +11.03%

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 17,466 18,121 20,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.19% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,324 12,283
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 780 947
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.79 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -49 488 £500 +5.26% 35
South East -13 336 £437 +2.82% 41
South West -21 221 £506 +12.50% 32
East of England -14 32 £475 +11.76% 7
Midlands -13 27 £450 +40.63% 7
East Midlands +10 15 £433 +8.13% 3
West Midlands -13 12 £490 +53.13% 4
North of England -17 11 £450 +37.93% 7
North East +31 6 £525 +64.06% 4
Yorkshire +24 3 £288 -
North West -14 3 - - 3
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 382 (34.29%) SC Cleared
3 302 (27.11%) Windows
4 228 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
5 210 (18.85%) Microsoft
6 202 (18.13%) Active Directory
7 168 (15.08%) ITIL
8 151 (13.55%) Java
9 137 (12.30%) SQL
10 135 (12.12%) VMware
10 135 (12.12%) Windows Server
11 126 (11.31%) C
12 119 (10.68%) Oracle
13 108 (9.69%) Linux
14 105 (9.43%) Finance
15 104 (9.34%) Project Management
15 104 (9.34%) Migration
16 96 (8.62%) Cisco
17 94 (8.44%) PRINCE2
18 91 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 83 (7.45%) Juniper
20 80 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
21 78 (7.00%) Firewall
21 78 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 76 (6.82%) McAfee
22 76 (6.82%) HP
23 74 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
24 72 (6.46%) Programme Management
25 68 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
25 68 (6.10%) SharePoint

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 68 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.32%) Skype for Business
4 34 (3.05%) IIS
5 26 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
6 18 (1.62%) Confluence
7 15 (1.35%) Apache
7 15 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.54%) CMS
11 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 64 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.090%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.99%) 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 Cash Management
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.090%) Maximo
5 1 (0.090%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.96%) Office 365
3 25 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.81%) IaaS
6 8 (0.72%) SaaS
7 6 (0.54%) PaaS
8 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.27%) GitHub
9 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.18%) Slack
10 2 (0.18%) Trello
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.090%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.090%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (7.00%) Firewall
2 64 (5.75%) LAN
3 60 (5.39%) WAN
4 54 (4.85%) DNS
5 41 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 40 (3.59%) Network Security
7 33 (2.96%) VPN
8 32 (2.87%) Internet
9 31 (2.78%) DHCP
10 26 (2.33%) VLAN
11 25 (2.24%) Skype
12 22 (1.97%) Wireless
13 21 (1.89%) Cisco ISE
14 18 (1.62%) SAN
15 16 (1.44%) ISDN
16 15 (1.35%) BGP
16 15 (1.35%) Broadband
16 15 (1.35%) OSPF
17 13 (1.17%) Unified Communications
18 12 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.30%) Big Data
1 59 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.13%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.87%) Hadoop
4 30 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.42%) GIS
6 23 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.62%) HBase
10 11 (0.99%) Redis
11 10 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.81%) MySQL
13 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.27%) MS Access
16 3 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 3 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 45 (4.04%) JIRA
2 27 (2.42%) Selenium
3 20 (1.80%) MSI
4 16 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.17%) JUnit
6 12 (1.08%) JMeter
7 11 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
7 11 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.90%) LoadRunner
9 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.72%) EasyMock
10 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.54%) Burp Suite
11 6 (0.54%) Toad
12 5 (0.45%) Ant
13 4 (0.36%) Maven
13 4 (0.36%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (9.43%) Finance
2 48 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.50%) Electronics
4 37 (3.32%) Manufacturing
4 37 (3.32%) Marketing
5 31 (2.78%) Military
6 17 (1.53%) Law
7 4 (0.36%) Banking
7 4 (0.36%) Publishing
8 3 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.18%) Advertising
9 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.090%) Avionics
10 1 (0.090%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (11.31%) Analyst
2 122 (10.95%) Architect
3 87 (7.81%) Developer
4 60 (5.39%) Consultant
5 55 (4.94%) Network Engineer
6 52 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 51 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 44 (3.95%) Support Engineer
9 42 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 32 (2.87%) Network Architect
11 31 (2.78%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 29 (2.60%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 28 (2.51%) Administrator
13 28 (2.51%) Technical Architect
14 27 (2.42%) Service Manager
15 25 (2.24%) 2nd Line Support
15 25 (2.24%) DV Cleared Java Developer
16 24 (2.15%) Integration Engineer
16 24 (2.15%) Project Officer
16 24 (2.15%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.21%) XML
2 43 (3.86%) Web Services
3 33 (2.96%) JSON
4 30 (2.69%) J2EE
5 25 (2.24%) JSF
6 24 (2.15%) .NET
7 22 (1.97%) Kafka
8 20 (1.80%) JMS
8 20 (1.80%) Spring
9 15 (1.35%) Node.js
10 12 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (1.08%) Spring Boot
11 11 (0.99%) CSS
11 11 (0.99%) EJB
11 11 (0.99%) HTML
12 9 (0.81%) Apache Camel
13 8 (0.72%) Redux
14 7 (0.63%) REST
15 5 (0.45%) React
15 5 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
1 52 (4.67%) PKI
2 49 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.15%) Clustering
5 13 (1.17%) CMDB
5 13 (1.17%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.17%) PMI
6 12 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.72%) CESG
8 8 (0.72%) Smartcard
8 8 (0.72%) Wiki
9 7 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
10 6 (0.54%) User Experience
10 6 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.45%) BYOD
11 5 (0.45%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 302 (27.11%) Windows
2 135 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 108 (9.69%) Linux
4 78 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 46 (4.13%) Windows 7
9 45 (4.04%) Unix
10 39 (3.50%) Windows Vista
11 32 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (2.60%) Solaris
13 25 (2.24%) Windows XP
14 15 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.90%) Android
15 10 (0.90%) CentOS
16 4 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (15.08%) ITIL
3 104 (9.34%) Migration
3 104 (9.34%) Project Management
4 94 (8.44%) PRINCE2
5 80 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (6.46%) Programme Management
7 63 (5.66%) Service Management
8 61 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
9 58 (5.21%) Test Automation
10 57 (5.12%) Change Management
11 54 (4.85%) Scrum
12 47 (4.22%) Service Design
13 46 (4.13%) Configuration Management
13 46 (4.13%) Software Engineering
14 45 (4.04%) DevOps
14 45 (4.04%) Service Delivery
15 42 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (3.68%) Data Migration
17 40 (3.59%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 151 (13.55%) Java
2 137 (12.30%) SQL
3 126 (11.31%) C
4 63 (5.66%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 28 (2.51%) Python
7 27 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.71%) C#
9 11 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.90%) Perl
11 9 (0.81%) C++
11 9 (0.81%) Ruby
12 8 (0.72%) Scala
13 5 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.27%) PHP
15 3 (0.27%) VBScript
16 1 (0.090%) ANSI SQL
16 1 (0.090%) Dart
16 1 (0.090%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1,114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 382 (34.29%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (4.31%) ISEB
5 45 (4.04%) Degree
6 32 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 28 (2.51%) CCNP
8 26 (2.33%) ISTQB
8 26 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 23 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.71%) CCNA
12 18 (1.62%) CCIE
12 18 (1.62%) CISSP
13 15 (1.35%) MCSA
14 14 (1.26%) MCSE
15 13 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (1.17%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.99%) CREST Certified
17 9 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 28 (2.51%) QA
3 21 (1.89%) PMO
3 21 (1.89%) SLA
4 18 (1.62%) ISO 9001
5 17 (1.53%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.63%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.54%) COBIT
9 6 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.27%) GAAP
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.18%) ECSS
12 2 (0.18%) P3O
12 2 (0.18%) RMADS
13 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.090%) GDPR
System Software
1 202 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 91 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (2.60%) vSphere
5 19 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (1.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 12 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.90%) BitLocker
10 10 (0.90%) Docker
11 7 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.36%) NFS
14 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.27%) Firmware
16 2 (0.18%) KVM
17 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 48 (4.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (2.69%) SCCM
4 23 (2.06%) NetBackup
5 20 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
6 19 (1.71%) Netcool
6 19 (1.71%) SCOM
7 15 (1.35%) Data Guard
7 15 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (1.35%) Puppet
8 13 (1.17%) Oracle Flashback
9 12 (1.08%) logstash
10 10 (0.90%) OVSD
11 9 (0.81%) Ansible
11 9 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.81%) QRadar
11 9 (0.81%) WSUS
12 8 (0.72%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.72%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.63%) SCSM
Vendors
1 210 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 135 (12.12%) VMware
3 119 (10.68%) Oracle
4 96 (8.62%) Cisco
5 83 (7.45%) Juniper
6 76 (6.82%) HP
6 76 (6.82%) McAfee
7 48 (4.31%) Lumension
8 36 (3.23%) SAP
9 30 (2.69%) Citrix
10 23 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.62%) F5
11 18 (1.62%) Palo Alto
12 17 (1.53%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.35%) Fujitsu
15 14 (1.26%) Veritas
16 13 (1.17%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.17%) Symantec
17 10 (0.90%) Apple