Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 281 225
Rank change year-on-year -81 -56 +24
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 279 420 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.92% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 5.53% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 197 222
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £333 £263 £322
90th Percentile £675 £622 £700
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -44.09% -
10th Percentile £33.76 £20.23 £32.30
90th Percentile £57.50 £35.70 £65.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +48.94% -14.55% -9.78%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,376 7,592 7,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.95% 16.68% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,794 5,031 5,033
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 171 103
London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -3.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.83 £49.84
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Central London -50 47 £500 +14.29% 7
South London -18 25 £513 +15.49% 2
West London -5 13 £500 +50.94% 10
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 122 (43.73%) SC Cleared
3 80 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (21.51%) Linux
5 58 (20.79%) Windows
6 48 (17.20%) Java
7 40 (14.34%) SQL
7 40 (14.34%) VMware
8 37 (13.26%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (12.90%) Windows Server
10 35 (12.54%) Oracle
10 35 (12.54%) Microsoft
11 30 (10.75%) Migration
12 29 (10.39%) Finance
12 29 (10.39%) SQL Server
13 28 (10.04%) Project Management
14 26 (9.32%) Active Directory
14 26 (9.32%) Cisco
14 26 (9.32%) ITIL
14 26 (9.32%) Firewall
14 26 (9.32%) vCenter Server
15 23 (8.24%) Windows 10
16 22 (7.89%) Data Centre
17 21 (7.53%) Programme Management
17 21 (7.53%) VMware ESXi
17 21 (7.53%) REST
18 20 (7.17%) Configuration Management
18 20 (7.17%) Docker
18 20 (7.17%) DevOps
18 20 (7.17%) Coaching

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (5.73%) Confluence
2 8 (2.87%) nginx
3 6 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.36%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.43%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.94%) GitHub
3 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.15%) Quay.io
5 4 (1.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) npm
7 1 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) Route 53
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.32%) Firewall
2 16 (5.73%) WAN
3 12 (4.30%) Network Security
4 11 (3.94%) DNS
5 10 (3.58%) LAN
6 9 (3.23%) DHCP
6 9 (3.23%) VPN
7 8 (2.87%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.51%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.15%) SSL
10 3 (1.08%) HTTP
10 3 (1.08%) Internet
10 3 (1.08%) IPsec
10 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.08%) Wireless
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.72%) SAN
11 2 (0.72%) VLAN
12 1 (0.36%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (3.58%) Big Data
5 9 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.43%) GIS
7 4 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.72%) Power BI
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.45%) JIRA
3 17 (6.09%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.38%) Cucumber
5 11 (3.94%) Selenium
6 9 (3.23%) GitLab
7 7 (2.51%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.08%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.36%) git-flow
11 1 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.36%) Protractor
11 1 (0.36%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.36%) RStudio
11 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (10.39%) Finance
2 13 (4.66%) Law
3 9 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.87%) Electronics
4 8 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.43%) Local Government
6 2 (0.72%) Back Office
6 2 (0.72%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (11.83%) Developer
2 29 (10.39%) Analyst
3 27 (9.68%) Architect
3 27 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 19 (6.81%) Consultant
5 18 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 13 (4.66%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.30%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 11 (3.94%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 11 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (3.58%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.23%) Integration Developer
11 9 (3.23%) Oracle Consultant
11 9 (3.23%) Oracle Specialist
12 8 (2.87%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.53%) REST
2 17 (6.09%) SOAP
3 12 (4.30%) RESTful
4 11 (3.94%) .NET
4 11 (3.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (2.87%) Velocity
5 8 (2.87%) Web Services
6 6 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.15%) Spring
7 5 (1.79%) JSON
7 5 (1.79%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.43%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.43%) J2EE
8 4 (1.43%) XML
9 3 (1.08%) JSF
9 3 (1.08%) Kafka
9 3 (1.08%) Middleware
9 3 (1.08%) Node.js
9 3 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.72%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.87%) Clustering
3 8 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.51%) CESG
4 7 (2.51%) PKI
5 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.79%) NHS
5 5 (1.79%) Replication
6 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.43%) Cyberattack
6 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.08%) CMDB
8 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.72%) User Experience
9 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.51%) Linux
2 58 (20.79%) Windows
3 36 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.24%) Windows 10
5 12 (4.30%) CentOS
6 10 (3.58%) Unix
7 8 (2.87%) CoreOS
8 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.79%) Solaris
10 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.36%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.26%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (10.75%) Migration
4 28 (10.04%) Project Management
5 26 (9.32%) ITIL
6 21 (7.53%) Programme Management
7 20 (7.17%) Coaching
7 20 (7.17%) Configuration Management
7 20 (7.17%) DevOps
7 20 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (6.81%) Collaborative Working
9 18 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 18 (6.45%) Storage Management
10 16 (5.73%) Change Management
10 16 (5.73%) Microservices
11 15 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 15 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.38%) Test Automation
12 13 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.20%) Java
2 40 (14.34%) SQL
3 19 (6.81%) Python
4 17 (6.09%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.66%) C#
6 12 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.23%) Ruby
8 8 (2.87%) C
9 7 (2.51%) Go
10 4 (1.43%) Java 8
10 4 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.08%) Groovy
11 3 (1.08%) PHP
11 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.72%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 122 (43.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.94%) CCNA
4 11 (3.94%) ISEB
5 10 (3.58%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.87%) Degree
6 8 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.15%) JNCIA
8 5 (1.79%) CCNP
8 5 (1.79%) CISSP
9 4 (1.43%) CISM
9 4 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.08%) CCSE
10 3 (1.08%) CISA
10 3 (1.08%) GIAC
10 3 (1.08%) SANS
11 2 (0.72%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (2.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.43%) PMO
3 3 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.72%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.72%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.53%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (7.17%) Docker
4 17 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.23%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.87%) vSphere
7 7 (2.51%) Ceph
8 6 (2.15%) etcd
8 6 (2.15%) flannel
8 6 (2.15%) GlusterFS
8 6 (2.15%) SkyDNS
9 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.72%) HDFS
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.36%) KVM
12 1 (0.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (9.32%) vCenter Server
2 14 (5.02%) Ansible
2 14 (5.02%) Puppet
3 10 (3.58%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (2.87%) HAProxy
5 8 (2.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (2.51%) Graphite
6 7 (2.51%) Prometheus
6 7 (2.51%) rkt
6 7 (2.51%) Sysdig
7 5 (1.79%) Netcool
7 5 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.79%) SCCM
8 4 (1.43%) Terraform
9 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (14.34%) VMware
2 35 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.54%) Oracle
3 26 (9.32%) Cisco
4 19 (6.81%) NetApp
5 16 (5.73%) Splunk
6 12 (4.30%) Juniper
7 10 (3.58%) HP
8 8 (2.87%) SAP
9 7 (2.51%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.51%) Citrix
9 7 (2.51%) McAfee
9 7 (2.51%) Palo Alto
10 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.79%) F5
12 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.43%) Veritas
13 3 (1.08%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.08%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.08%) Fujitsu