Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 244 200
Rank change year-on-year +59 -44 -35
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,294 1,039 1,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.13% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.17% 5.93% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 513 611
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £316 £286
90th Percentile £652 £668 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 65
England median hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.36% -7.56% +8.18%
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year +24.55% -7.56% +8.18%

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 15,838 17,507 17,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.11% 19.01% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,621 10,448 10,650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £260
90th Percentile £650 £635 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 781 863
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% -7.69%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 +42 540 £500 - 71
South East +23 379 £500 +18.48% 30
London -51 251 £525 -4.55% 55
Midlands +54 73 £525 +50.00% 5
West Midlands +43 58 £525 +80.26% 4
East of England +11 37 £575 +4.55% 11
East Midlands +27 15 £355 -14.25%
North of England +1 12 £425 +34.71% 12
North West +18 8 £450 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire +8 2 £425 -29.17%
North East +5 2 £460 +45.80%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 1,294 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 443 (34.23%) SC Cleared
3 329 (25.43%) Windows
4 296 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
5 263 (20.32%) Microsoft
6 188 (14.53%) Linux
7 182 (14.06%) Finance
8 176 (13.60%) VMware
9 167 (12.91%) Active Directory
10 159 (12.29%) Java
11 158 (12.21%) ITIL
12 150 (11.59%) Windows Server
13 133 (10.28%) SQL
14 128 (9.89%) C
15 127 (9.81%) Oracle
16 126 (9.74%) Cisco
17 123 (9.51%) Project Management
18 119 (9.20%) PowerShell
19 112 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
20 111 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
20 111 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
21 110 (8.50%) Migration
22 108 (8.35%) SCCM
23 107 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
24 103 (7.96%) DevOps
24 103 (7.96%) Python
25 102 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
26 97 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
27 95 (7.34%) Firewall
28 93 (7.19%) PRINCE2

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 76 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.02%) IIS
3 37 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
4 35 (2.70%) JBoss
5 34 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 32 (2.47%) Apache
7 30 (2.32%) Confluence
8 16 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.08%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.70%) nginx
11 8 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.46%) Documentum
13 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.39%) CMS
14 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.077%) Weka
Business Applications
1 31 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 9 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.39%) Primavera
10 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.077%) Oracle Payroll
12 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (4.33%) Office 365
3 55 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.85%) PaaS
5 23 (1.78%) IaaS
6 19 (1.47%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.08%) Azure Stack
9 10 (0.77%) GitHub
9 10 (0.77%) SaaS
10 9 (0.70%) Power Platform
11 7 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (0.54%) Quay.io
12 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.39%) npm
12 5 (0.39%) Yarn
13 3 (0.23%) Trello
14 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.15%) Datadog
15 1 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (7.34%) Firewall
2 84 (6.49%) WAN
3 75 (5.80%) LAN
4 58 (4.48%) Internet
5 56 (4.33%) DNS
6 43 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 40 (3.09%) Network Security
8 36 (2.78%) DHCP
9 31 (2.40%) SAN
10 24 (1.85%) VPN
11 22 (1.70%) NAS
12 20 (1.55%) Wireshark
13 19 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (1.31%) BGP
15 16 (1.24%) Junos
15 16 (1.24%) Skype
16 15 (1.16%) OSPF
17 14 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (0.93%) VoIP
19 11 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.48%) Big Data
3 37 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 31 (2.40%) Hadoop
5 25 (1.93%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
11 13 (1.00%) GIS
11 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.77%) MySQL
14 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (3.55%) JIRA
2 43 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.70%) Selenium
4 33 (2.55%) Cucumber
5 24 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.55%) MSI
7 15 (1.16%) Maven
8 11 (0.85%) Artifactory
8 11 (0.85%) Eclipse
8 11 (0.85%) GitLab
8 11 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.77%) JUnit
9 10 (0.77%) webpack
10 9 (0.70%) Ant
10 9 (0.70%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.54%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.46%) Gradle
12 6 (0.46%) JMeter
13 5 (0.39%) HP UFT
General
1 182 (14.06%) Finance
2 80 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 65 (5.02%) Electronics
4 63 (4.87%) Marketing
5 60 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 43 (3.32%) Military
7 18 (1.39%) Law
8 9 (0.70%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.39%) Russian Language
9 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.23%) Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.15%) Automotive
11 2 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.077%) Avionics
12 1 (0.077%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.077%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 191 (14.76%) Architect
2 96 (7.42%) Analyst
3 92 (7.11%) Developer
4 86 (6.65%) Consultant
5 70 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 63 (4.87%) Technical Architect
7 60 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
8 53 (4.10%) Administrator
9 49 (3.79%) Project Manager
10 46 (3.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 42 (3.25%) Business Analyst
12 40 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
14 33 (2.55%) Software Developer
14 33 (2.55%) Test Engineer
15 31 (2.40%) DBA
16 30 (2.32%) Designer
16 30 (2.32%) Operations Technician
17 29 (2.24%) DV Cleared Project Manager
18 28 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.86%) .NET
2 45 (3.48%) SOAP
3 41 (3.17%) XML
4 36 (2.78%) Middleware
4 36 (2.78%) REST
5 34 (2.63%) RESTful
5 34 (2.63%) Web Services
6 30 (2.32%) JSON
7 22 (1.70%) HTML
8 20 (1.55%) Spring
9 17 (1.31%) Node.js
9 17 (1.31%) React
10 16 (1.24%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.16%) CSS
12 13 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (1.00%) J2EE
12 13 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (0.93%) Apache NiFi
14 11 (0.85%) EJB
14 11 (0.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (7.11%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.48%) PKI
4 46 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.85%) Replication
7 23 (1.78%) Clustering
8 19 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.47%) User Experience
9 18 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (1.16%) CESG
10 15 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.08%) HP Storage
12 13 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.93%) Robotics
14 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
15 9 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.62%) Taxonomies
17 7 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 329 (25.43%) Windows
2 188 (14.53%) Linux
3 150 (11.59%) Windows Server
4 112 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (6.80%) Unix
6 66 (5.10%) Windows 10
7 52 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (3.09%) Solaris
11 31 (2.40%) CentOS
11 31 (2.40%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.39%) AIX
13 12 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.70%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.31%) VMS
16 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (12.21%) ITIL
3 123 (9.51%) Project Management
4 111 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
4 111 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (8.50%) Migration
6 103 (7.96%) DevOps
7 102 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
8 97 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
9 93 (7.19%) PRINCE2
10 86 (6.65%) Service Management
11 77 (5.95%) Data Protection
12 76 (5.87%) Programme Management
13 69 (5.33%) Mentoring
13 69 (5.33%) Service Delivery
14 67 (5.18%) ITIL V3
15 66 (5.10%) Information Assurance
16 64 (4.95%) Risk Management
16 64 (4.95%) Test Automation
17 61 (4.71%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 159 (12.29%) Java
2 133 (10.28%) SQL
3 128 (9.89%) C
4 119 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 103 (7.96%) Python
6 59 (4.56%) C#
7 52 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 37 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 33 (2.55%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.16%) C++
11 25 (1.93%) Ruby
11 25 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.24%) Java 8
13 14 (1.08%) Go
14 10 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.54%) Perl
15 7 (0.54%) VB
16 6 (0.46%) R
16 6 (0.46%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,294 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 443 (34.23%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (5.87%) Degree
5 51 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (2.86%) CCNP
7 35 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 32 (2.47%) CCNA
9 31 (2.40%) MCSE
10 30 (2.32%) ISTQB
11 27 (2.09%) ISEB
12 26 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.70%) CISSP
14 21 (1.62%) Chartered Engineer
14 21 (1.62%) Master's Degree
14 21 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (1.55%) CREST Certified
16 16 (1.24%) MCSA
17 15 (1.16%) APMP
18 14 (1.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 29 (2.24%) QA
3 27 (2.09%) RMADS
4 24 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (1.08%) PMO
7 12 (0.93%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.77%) SLA
9 8 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
10 7 (0.54%) Dublin Core
11 5 (0.39%) COBIT
11 5 (0.39%) GDPR
11 5 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.31%) GPG13
13 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.077%) Def Stans
14 1 (0.077%) MISRA
14 1 (0.077%) MISRA C
System Software
1 167 (12.91%) Active Directory
2 90 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 66 (5.10%) Docker
5 64 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (3.32%) vSphere
7 36 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (1.70%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.70%) DFS Replication
11 9 (0.70%) etcd
11 9 (0.70%) Firmware
11 9 (0.70%) flannel
11 9 (0.70%) SkyDNS
11 9 (0.70%) vCloud
11 9 (0.70%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.54%) Ceph
13 6 (0.46%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 108 (8.35%) SCCM
2 58 (4.48%) SCOM
3 53 (4.10%) Ansible
4 36 (2.78%) Puppet
5 32 (2.47%) WSUS
6 31 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
6 31 (2.40%) SCVMM
7 30 (2.32%) Kubernetes
8 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 20 (1.55%) vRealize
10 18 (1.39%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.85%) Terraform
14 10 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (0.77%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.77%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 263 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 176 (13.60%) VMware
3 127 (9.81%) Oracle
4 126 (9.74%) Cisco
5 67 (5.18%) SAP
6 54 (4.17%) HP
7 49 (3.79%) Citrix
8 46 (3.55%) Juniper
8 46 (3.55%) McAfee
9 43 (3.32%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.63%) Atlassian
11 20 (1.55%) IBM
11 20 (1.55%) NetApp
12 18 (1.39%) EMC
13 17 (1.31%) CA
14 15 (1.16%) ArcSight
15 13 (1.00%) Brocade
15 13 (1.00%) Remedy
16 12 (0.93%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.93%) Splunk