Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 214 180
Rank change year-on-year -48 -34 -3
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 941 1,130 1,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.27% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 6.50% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 588 750
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £299 £270 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 26
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.39 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.07% -18.46% -9.09%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.00 £18.14
90th Percentile £55.25 £51.84 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +68.67% -17.00% -9.09%

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 17,439 17,381 21,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.68% 19.55% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,309 10,543 13,347
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 862 697
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.45 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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
South East -4 366 £395 -2.47% 34
London -81 295 £532 +18.28% 37
South West -20 188 £500 +5.26% 54
East of England -11 37 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +3 36 £413 +10.00% 10
West Midlands -14 27 £425 +13.33% 9
North of England -43 17 £425 -5.56% 2
East Midlands +4 9 £413 +3.13% 1
North East -19 8 £378 +0.67%
Yorkshire -5 5 £300 -35.48% 1
North West -21 4 £525 +16.67% 1
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 941 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 405 (43.04%) SC Cleared
3 216 (22.95%) Windows
4 192 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (19.77%) Microsoft
6 184 (19.55%) ITIL
7 168 (17.85%) Cisco
8 141 (14.98%) Firewall
9 140 (14.88%) VMware
10 134 (14.24%) Linux
11 130 (13.82%) Active Directory
12 121 (12.86%) SQL
13 115 (12.22%) Java
14 105 (11.16%) Windows Server
15 95 (10.10%) Service Management
16 93 (9.88%) Project Management
16 93 (9.88%) C
16 93 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 92 (9.78%) Migration
18 84 (8.93%) Finance
19 83 (8.82%) Oracle
20 82 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
21 78 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
21 78 (8.29%) Change Management
22 76 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
23 75 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
24 72 (7.65%) PowerShell
25 70 (7.44%) Juniper
25 70 (7.44%) SharePoint
26 69 (7.33%) WAN

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 70 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 38 (4.04%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.98%) IIS
5 26 (2.76%) Confluence
6 24 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (2.02%) Apache
8 18 (1.91%) JBoss
9 17 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.17%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
15 7 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.32%) nginx
16 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.53%) Stata
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.43%) Primavera
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.11%) Eikon
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.95%) Office 365
3 49 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.85%) SaaS
6 8 (0.85%) Serverless
7 7 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (0.64%) AWS Fargate
8 6 (0.64%) IaaS
9 4 (0.43%) PaaS
10 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.21%) GitHub
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (14.98%) Firewall
2 69 (7.33%) WAN
3 64 (6.80%) DNS
4 63 (6.70%) LAN
5 55 (5.84%) VPN
6 47 (4.99%) DHCP
7 43 (4.57%) Network Security
8 41 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (4.36%) Internet
9 39 (4.14%) TCP/IP
10 35 (3.72%) BGP
11 31 (3.29%) IPsec
11 31 (3.29%) Wireless
12 30 (3.19%) SAN
13 27 (2.87%) OSPF
14 26 (2.76%) Cisco ISE
14 26 (2.76%) VLAN
15 20 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (2.13%) VoIP
16 18 (1.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.76%) Big Data
3 24 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (2.55%) Hadoop
3 24 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
8 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.28%) MySQL
9 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.17%) GIS
10 11 (1.17%) HBase
11 10 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.53%) Spotfire
14 4 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (4.99%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.61%) Selenium
3 32 (3.40%) JIRA
4 28 (2.98%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.76%) Cucumber
6 21 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (2.13%) JUnit
8 12 (1.28%) MSI
9 11 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.17%) Rational Team Concert
10 9 (0.96%) EasyMock
11 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.53%) JMeter
12 5 (0.53%) RStudio
12 5 (0.53%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.43%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.43%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.43%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.43%) WATIR
General
1 84 (8.93%) Finance
2 32 (3.40%) Military
3 20 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.81%) Law
6 15 (1.59%) Electronics
7 14 (1.49%) Marketing
8 13 (1.38%) Legal
9 6 (0.64%) Local Government
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
10 1 (0.11%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.11%) Publishing
10 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (12.33%) Architect
2 112 (11.90%) Analyst
3 95 (10.10%) Network Engineer
4 78 (8.29%) Developer
5 58 (6.16%) Project Manager
6 55 (5.84%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 45 (4.78%) Consultant
8 40 (4.25%) Support Engineer
9 37 (3.93%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 34 (3.61%) Java Developer
11 32 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 27 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (2.66%) Network Architect
14 25 (2.66%) Test Engineer
15 24 (2.55%) Test Analyst
16 22 (2.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 19 (2.02%) Administrator
18 18 (1.91%) Security Architect
19 17 (1.81%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.27%) Web Services
2 48 (5.10%) XML
3 31 (3.29%) JSF
4 28 (2.98%) J2EE
5 25 (2.66%) REST
6 24 (2.55%) JSON
7 20 (2.13%) EJB
8 17 (1.81%) .NET
8 17 (1.81%) Spring
9 13 (1.38%) Hibernate
10 12 (1.28%) JAXB
10 12 (1.28%) Kafka
10 12 (1.28%) SOAP
11 11 (1.17%) EJB 3.0
11 11 (1.17%) JPA
11 11 (1.17%) PrimeFaces
11 11 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.17%) XSD
11 11 (1.17%) XSLT
12 10 (1.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.31%) PKI
4 28 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.70%) CESG
7 15 (1.59%) Clustering
8 14 (1.49%) Replication
9 10 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.96%) Wiki
11 7 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.74%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
12 6 (0.64%) NHS
13 5 (0.53%) CMDB
13 5 (0.53%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.53%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 216 (22.95%) Windows
2 134 (14.24%) Linux
3 105 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (5.53%) Windows 10
6 49 (5.21%) Windows 7
7 48 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (4.36%) CentOS
9 38 (4.04%) Unix
10 24 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.59%) Solaris
13 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.43%) AIX
14 4 (0.43%) Android
14 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.43%) HPUX
14 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (19.55%) ITIL
3 95 (10.10%) Service Management
4 93 (9.88%) Project Management
5 92 (9.78%) Migration
6 82 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
7 78 (8.29%) Change Management
8 75 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
9 67 (7.12%) PRINCE2
10 62 (6.59%) ITIL V3
11 58 (6.16%) DevOps
11 58 (6.16%) Service Delivery
12 53 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 47 (4.99%) Configuration Management
14 44 (4.68%) Scrum
15 37 (3.93%) Risk Management
16 36 (3.83%) Incident Management
17 33 (3.51%) Network Management
17 33 (3.51%) SDLC
17 33 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 121 (12.86%) SQL
2 115 (12.22%) Java
3 93 (9.88%) C
4 72 (7.65%) PowerShell
5 56 (5.95%) Python
6 30 (3.19%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.34%) JavaScript
8 19 (2.02%) C#
9 14 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.38%) Ruby
11 10 (1.06%) Perl
12 6 (0.64%) C++
12 6 (0.64%) Scala
12 6 (0.64%) VBScript
13 5 (0.53%) Groovy
14 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.43%) VB
15 2 (0.21%) Clojure
15 2 (0.21%) PHP
15 2 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 941 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 405 (43.04%) SC Cleared
3 78 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (5.42%) CCNP
5 37 (3.93%) ISEB
6 34 (3.61%) CCNA
7 33 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 29 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.55%) CISSP
9 24 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (1.81%) APMP
11 16 (1.70%) CISM
11 16 (1.70%) Degree
12 15 (1.59%) JNCIS
13 14 (1.49%) MCSA
14 13 (1.38%) CCDP
14 13 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (1.38%) MCSE
15 12 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
16 10 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.76%) QA
2 25 (2.66%) SLA
3 21 (2.23%) JSP 440
4 13 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.85%) PMO
6 8 (0.85%) RMADS
7 5 (0.53%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.43%) GDPR
9 3 (0.32%) COBIT
9 3 (0.32%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.11%) GPG13
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 93 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
3 40 (4.25%) vSphere
4 34 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.13%) Docker
6 19 (2.02%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.53%) vCloud
9 4 (0.43%) Snort
9 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.32%) HDFS
10 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.21%) XenApp
11 2 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (5.95%) SCCM
2 42 (4.46%) vCenter Server
3 35 (3.72%) SCOM
4 22 (2.34%) WSUS
5 19 (2.02%) Ansible
5 19 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (1.49%) Puppet
7 13 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 13 (1.38%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.85%) OVSD
10 7 (0.74%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.64%) Kibana
11 6 (0.64%) Netcool
12 5 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.53%) Opsview
Vendors
1 186 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 168 (17.85%) Cisco
3 140 (14.88%) VMware
4 83 (8.82%) Oracle
5 70 (7.44%) Juniper
6 55 (5.84%) McAfee
7 52 (5.53%) HP
8 50 (5.31%) Citrix
9 31 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 29 (3.08%) NetApp
11 28 (2.98%) F5
12 25 (2.66%) Splunk
13 20 (2.13%) SAP
14 19 (2.02%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.91%) SolarWinds
16 15 (1.59%) Fujitsu
17 12 (1.28%) EMC
18 11 (1.17%) Cloudera
19 10 (1.06%) Hortonworks
20 8 (0.85%) Lumension