Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 261 216
Rank change year-on-year -12 -45 +24
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 425 379 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 5.64% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 169 257
London median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £292
90th Percentile £700 £640 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
London median hourly rate £31.90 £47.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.13% +70.91% +96.43%
10th Percentile £21.85 £17.49 £26.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £30.46 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +10.75% +27.61%

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 7,787 6,721 7,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.07% 17.06% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,011 4,542 5,308
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 133 103
London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +31.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.55 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -38 89 £550 +22.22% 13
South London -22 55 £550 +25.71% 1
West London -32 47 £550 +15.79% 9
East London - 3 - - 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 204 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 117 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (27.06%) Java
5 97 (22.82%) Windows
6 86 (20.24%) SQL
7 79 (18.59%) Linux
8 58 (13.65%) Oracle
8 58 (13.65%) Microsoft
9 54 (12.71%) C
10 51 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 51 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (12.00%) Windows Server
11 48 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (11.06%) VMware
12 47 (11.06%) XML
13 44 (10.35%) Active Directory
13 44 (10.35%) Firewall
14 41 (9.65%) Test Automation
15 40 (9.41%) Project Management
16 38 (8.94%) Migration
16 38 (8.94%) Web Services
16 38 (8.94%) JSF
17 37 (8.71%) Requirements Analysis
18 36 (8.47%) Python
18 36 (8.47%) SQL Server
18 36 (8.47%) Cisco
18 36 (8.47%) Scrum
19 35 (8.24%) Oracle Database
20 34 (8.00%) DevOps

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 18 (4.24%) Confluence
2 16 (3.76%) WebSphere
2 16 (3.76%) WebSphere Portal
3 15 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.88%) Apache
5 8 (1.88%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.65%) JBoss
7 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.71%) nginx
8 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.47%) Jetty
9 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.88%) Stata
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.47%) Revit
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.76%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Eikon
3 1 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.65%) IaaS
4 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.41%) Office 365
5 4 (0.94%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) G Suite
6 2 (0.47%) Serverless
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.24%) Heroku
7 1 (0.24%) npm
7 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Slack
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.35%) Firewall
2 20 (4.71%) WAN
3 18 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 17 (4.00%) DNS
4 17 (4.00%) Network Security
5 14 (3.29%) VPN
6 11 (2.59%) DHCP
6 11 (2.59%) LAN
7 9 (2.12%) Broadband
7 9 (2.12%) ISDN
8 8 (1.88%) HTTPS
8 8 (1.88%) Internet
9 6 (1.41%) Wireless
10 5 (1.18%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (1.18%) SSL
11 4 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.71%) DKIM
12 3 (0.71%) DMARC
13 2 (0.47%) Skype
13 2 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.24%) Oracle Database
3 31 (7.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 30 (7.06%) GIS
4 30 (7.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (5.88%) Big Data
6 20 (4.71%) Hadoop
7 18 (4.24%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (4.00%) Redis
9 16 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (3.29%) Amazon Aurora
12 13 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (3.06%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (2.59%) MySQL
14 10 (2.35%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.88%) HBase
15 8 (1.88%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.88%) Spotfire
16 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.18%) Selenium
3 21 (4.94%) Cucumber
3 21 (4.94%) JIRA
4 16 (3.76%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (2.59%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.35%) EasyMock
7 10 (2.35%) JUnit
8 8 (1.88%) RStudio
9 5 (1.18%) Maven
10 4 (0.94%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.94%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.71%) Ant
11 3 (0.71%) Hudson
11 3 (0.71%) MSI
12 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (8.00%) Finance
2 29 (6.82%) Law
3 10 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.65%) Local Government
5 6 (1.41%) Military
6 5 (1.18%) Electronics
6 5 (1.18%) Legal
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.18%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (13.65%) Developer
2 49 (11.53%) Analyst
3 47 (11.06%) Architect
4 30 (7.06%) Network Engineer
5 29 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 22 (5.18%) Java Developer
8 20 (4.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 20 (4.71%) Integration Engineer
9 18 (4.24%) Consultant
9 18 (4.24%) Software Developer
10 17 (4.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 16 (3.76%) Development Engineer
11 16 (3.76%) Software Development Engineer
11 16 (3.76%) Software Integration Engineer
12 15 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.29%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.06%) Senior Test Engineer
15 12 (2.82%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.06%) XML
2 38 (8.94%) JSF
2 38 (8.94%) Web Services
3 31 (7.29%) Spring
4 30 (7.06%) J2EE
5 23 (5.41%) Node.js
6 16 (3.76%) Apache Camel
6 16 (3.76%) JSON
6 16 (3.76%) Spring Boot
7 15 (3.53%) Redux
8 13 (3.06%) REST
9 12 (2.82%) SOAP
10 10 (2.35%) EJB
10 10 (2.35%) Kafka
11 9 (2.12%) .NET
12 8 (1.88%) JMS
13 7 (1.65%) HTML
14 6 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.41%) React
15 5 (1.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.06%) PKI
3 10 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (2.35%) Wiki
4 9 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.88%) Clustering
5 8 (1.88%) User Experience
6 6 (1.41%) CESG
7 5 (1.18%) Replication
8 4 (0.94%) Cyberattack
8 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.47%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.47%) CMDB
10 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.47%) Derivative
10 2 (0.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 97 (22.82%) Windows
2 79 (18.59%) Linux
3 51 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (7.29%) CentOS
5 29 (6.82%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.76%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.59%) Unix
10 6 (1.41%) Solaris
10 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.41%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.94%) Android
11 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.94%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.47%) Debian
12 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 48 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (9.65%) Test Automation
5 40 (9.41%) Project Management
6 38 (8.94%) Migration
7 37 (8.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 36 (8.47%) Scrum
9 34 (8.00%) DevOps
10 32 (7.53%) Quality Management
10 32 (7.53%) Web Application Development
11 31 (7.29%) ITIL
11 31 (7.29%) Software Architecture
12 30 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (7.06%) ETL
13 28 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (6.12%) Analytics
15 24 (5.65%) Data Migration
16 22 (5.18%) PRINCE2
17 20 (4.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 115 (27.06%) Java
2 86 (20.24%) SQL
3 54 (12.71%) C
4 36 (8.47%) Python
5 33 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 30 (7.06%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.35%) Ruby
10 8 (1.88%) C#
11 6 (1.41%) Scala
12 5 (1.18%) Perl
13 4 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.71%) C++
15 2 (0.47%) Clojure
15 2 (0.47%) ClojureScript
15 2 (0.47%) Go
15 2 (0.47%) Groovy
15 2 (0.47%) R
15 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 204 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.94%) ISEB
4 16 (3.76%) Degree
4 16 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (2.12%) CISSP
8 8 (1.88%) CCNP
9 7 (1.65%) CCNA
10 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.94%) CEH
12 4 (0.94%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.94%) GIAC
12 4 (0.94%) SANS
13 3 (0.71%) CISM
13 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.59%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
3 5 (1.18%) SLA
4 3 (0.71%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.71%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (10.35%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.82%) vSphere
5 9 (2.12%) Docker
5 9 (2.12%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) Ceph
10 1 (0.24%) Samba
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (7.53%) vCenter Server
2 9 (2.12%) Ansible
2 9 (2.12%) Puppet
2 9 (2.12%) SCCM
3 8 (1.88%) Netcool
3 8 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.41%) Kibana
4 6 (1.41%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.18%) Grafana
5 5 (1.18%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.71%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.71%) logstash
7 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.47%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.47%) Salt
8 2 (0.47%) Terraform
8 2 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (13.65%) Microsoft
1 58 (13.65%) Oracle
2 47 (11.06%) VMware
3 36 (8.47%) Cisco
4 28 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 22 (5.18%) Splunk
6 20 (4.71%) HP
6 20 (4.71%) NetApp
7 16 (3.76%) Fujitsu
8 12 (2.82%) Hortonworks
9 11 (2.59%) Cloudera
10 9 (2.12%) Juniper
11 7 (1.65%) McAfee
12 6 (1.41%) Citrix
12 6 (1.41%) F5
12 6 (1.41%) Google
12 6 (1.41%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.18%) SAP
14 4 (0.94%) Apple