Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 154 348
Rank change year-on-year -130 +194 -10
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 244 278 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.82% 1.71% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 8.40% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 213 157
10th Percentile £425 £400 £333
25th Percentile £495 £475 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £638
90th Percentile £699 £675 £735
England median daily rate £540 £530 £500
% change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
10th Percentile £46.60 £37.25 £22.85
25th Percentile £48.25 £38.75 £28.25
Median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £32.84
Median % change year-on-year +22.35% +29.43% +9.46%
75th Percentile £56.50 £45.08 £34.38
90th Percentile £58.60 £45.87 £34.61
England median hourly rate £56.25 £47.82 £32.84
% change year-on-year +17.64% +45.61% +11.31%

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 4,797 3,311 6,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.17% 20.39% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,198 2,279 4,273
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 49 99
10th Percentile £17.65 £18.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £22.87 £21.00 £18.29
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +32.08% +32.50%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.75 £47.67
90th Percentile £60.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -20 13 £580 +0.87% 4
West London +2 6 £550 -8.33% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 151 (61.89%) SC Cleared
3 114 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (27.87%) Scrum
5 57 (23.36%) Java
6 56 (22.95%) DevOps
7 51 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
8 50 (20.49%) Linux
8 50 (20.49%) Social Skills
9 49 (20.08%) Docker
10 45 (18.44%) Azure
11 42 (17.21%) Python
12 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
13 35 (14.34%) Ansible
14 34 (13.93%) AWS
14 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
15 31 (12.70%) JIRA
15 31 (12.70%) Big Data
15 31 (12.70%) Jenkins
16 30 (12.30%) Oracle
16 30 (12.30%) Terraform
17 29 (11.89%) SQL
17 29 (11.89%) Confluence
18 28 (11.48%) Test Automation
18 28 (11.48%) Microservices
18 28 (11.48%) Windows
18 28 (11.48%) Software Engineering
19 27 (11.07%) Active Directory
19 27 (11.07%) Public Sector
20 26 (10.66%) Windows Server

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 29 (11.89%) Confluence
2 23 (9.43%) Apache
3 18 (7.38%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.10%) IIS
5 8 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.46%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.64%) ArcGIS
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.82%) Documentum
10 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.41%) JBoss
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.41%) Figma
4 1 (0.41%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) Sketch
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.41%) iTrent
2 1 (0.41%) Primavera
2 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.44%) Azure
2 34 (13.93%) AWS
3 19 (7.79%) Serverless
4 13 (5.33%) GCP
5 10 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (4.10%) OpenShift
6 9 (3.69%) Azure Stack
7 7 (2.87%) IaaS
7 7 (2.87%) SaaS
8 6 (2.46%) PaaS
9 4 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.82%) GitHub
10 2 (0.82%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.41%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.41%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.15%) Firewall
2 10 (4.10%) DNS
3 8 (3.28%) WAN
4 7 (2.87%) OSPF
4 7 (2.87%) SAN
4 7 (2.87%) VLAN
5 6 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.05%) BGP
6 5 (2.05%) EIGRP
6 5 (2.05%) Internet
6 5 (2.05%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.05%) NAS
7 4 (1.64%) DHCP
7 4 (1.64%) HTTP
7 4 (1.64%) Multicast
7 4 (1.64%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.64%) Network Security
7 4 (1.64%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.64%) TACACS
7 4 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.70%) Big Data
2 18 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.05%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.05%) GIS
5 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2019
6 4 (1.64%) Tableau
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (12.70%) Jenkins
1 31 (12.70%) JIRA
2 16 (6.56%) Selenium
3 12 (4.92%) Cucumber
3 12 (4.92%) GitLab
4 8 (3.28%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.64%) JMeter
5 4 (1.64%) JUnit
5 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.23%) Mockito
6 3 (1.23%) Postman
7 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.82%) Toad
8 1 (0.41%) Gradle
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) Subversion
8 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (20.49%) Social Skills
2 27 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 18 (7.38%) Finance
4 15 (6.15%) Presentation Skills
5 9 (3.69%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.87%) Police
8 6 (2.46%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (2.05%) Law
10 4 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.23%) Legal
12 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.41%) Advertising
13 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.41%) Back Office
13 1 (0.41%) Electronics
13 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.57%) Analyst
2 32 (13.11%) Architect
3 24 (9.84%) Business Analyst
4 20 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 17 (6.97%) Developer
5 17 (6.97%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 16 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.15%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
7 15 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.74%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (4.51%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.10%) Consultant
11 10 (4.10%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Data Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Scrum Master
12 8 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.79%) Apache NiFi
1 19 (7.79%) Kafka
2 13 (5.33%) Middleware
3 12 (4.92%) Gherkin
4 9 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.87%) .NET
6 6 (2.46%) Node.js
6 6 (2.46%) REST
6 6 (2.46%) Web Services
7 5 (2.05%) HTML
7 5 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (1.64%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.64%) CSS
8 4 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.64%) React
9 3 (1.23%) GraphQL
9 3 (1.23%) LDAP
9 3 (1.23%) RESTful
9 3 (1.23%) Spring
10 2 (0.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (4.10%) Clustering
4 8 (3.28%) CCTV
5 6 (2.46%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.05%) CESG
6 5 (2.05%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (2.05%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.05%) PKI
6 5 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.49%) Linux
2 28 (11.48%) Windows
3 26 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.10%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.05%) Unix
8 5 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.64%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.87%) Scrum
3 56 (22.95%) DevOps
4 51 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (11.48%) Microservices
5 28 (11.48%) Software Engineering
5 28 (11.48%) Test Automation
6 24 (9.84%) SDLC
7 23 (9.43%) ITIL
7 23 (9.43%) Migration
8 22 (9.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 18 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (6.15%) Technical Leadership
12 14 (5.74%) Test Management
13 13 (5.33%) Defect Management
14 12 (4.92%) BDD
14 12 (4.92%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.92%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (4.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.36%) Java
2 42 (17.21%) Python
3 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
4 29 (11.89%) SQL
5 26 (10.66%) C
6 23 (9.43%) C#
7 17 (6.97%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.69%) C++
8 9 (3.69%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.69%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.64%) VB
10 3 (1.23%) R
10 3 (1.23%) Scala
11 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.82%) Ruby
11 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) XPath
12 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 244 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 151 (61.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.10%) Degree
4 8 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.46%) CLAS
5 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (1.64%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.64%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.23%) CCNP
8 3 (1.23%) CISM
8 3 (1.23%) CISSP
8 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.23%) OCP
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.82%) CCNA
9 2 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.15%) QA
2 6 (2.46%) SLA
3 5 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.05%) JSP 440
3 5 (2.05%) RMADS
4 4 (1.64%) COBIT
4 4 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.23%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.82%) NCSC
6 2 (0.82%) PMO
7 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (20.08%) Docker
2 27 (11.07%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.64%) NFS
4 4 (1.64%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (14.34%) Ansible
2 30 (12.30%) Terraform
3 20 (8.20%) Kubernetes
4 12 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (4.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (4.51%) Puppet
6 10 (4.10%) Grafana
6 10 (4.10%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.64%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.64%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.82%) MIIS
9 2 (0.82%) Netcool
9 2 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.82%) Packer
9 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.30%) Oracle
3 25 (10.25%) VMware
4 13 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 12 (4.92%) Cisco
5 12 (4.92%) HP
6 8 (3.28%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.28%) Google
7 6 (2.46%) Citrix
7 6 (2.46%) F5
8 5 (2.05%) EMC
9 4 (1.64%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.64%) Databricks
9 4 (1.64%) Dell
9 4 (1.64%) ESRI
9 4 (1.64%) Lumension
9 4 (1.64%) McAfee
9 4 (1.64%) NetApp
9 4 (1.64%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.64%) Sophos