Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 349 161 259
Rank change year-on-year -188 +98 +112
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 233 294 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.62% 1.70% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 8.88% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 219 211
10th Percentile £406 £360 £375
25th Percentile £463 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.86% -3.81% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £688 £738
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
10th Percentile £58.28 - -
25th Percentile £61.31 £54.00 -
Median hourly rate £67.00 £76.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -12.42% - -
75th Percentile £72.06 £78.50 -
90th Percentile £74.73 £78.65 -
England median hourly rate £69.05 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +38.10% +11.11% +63.64%

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 5,607 3,311 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.00% 19.19% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 2,335 3,846
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £672 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +65.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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
West London -19 11 £550 +10.00% 2
Central London -77 7 £550 +4.76% 7
North London +3 2 £500 -20.00%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 233 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (63.52%) SC Cleared
3 68 (29.18%) Linux
4 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (24.46%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (23.61%) Windows
7 52 (22.32%) SQL
7 52 (22.32%) DevOps
8 49 (21.03%) Active Directory
9 48 (20.60%) VMware
10 47 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (17.17%) Oracle
11 40 (17.17%) Red Hat
12 38 (16.31%) Social Skills
13 37 (15.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (15.45%) AWS
15 34 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (14.16%) C
17 31 (13.30%) ITIL
17 31 (13.30%) Docker
18 30 (12.88%) PowerShell
18 30 (12.88%) Clustering
19 29 (12.45%) Windows Server
20 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Clustering
20 28 (12.02%) Migration
20 28 (12.02%) Public Sector
21 26 (11.16%) SQL Server
21 26 (11.16%) Ansible
22 24 (10.30%) Cisco
22 24 (10.30%) Jenkins

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 17 (7.30%) IIS
2 11 (4.72%) Apache
3 6 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.15%) ArcGIS
4 5 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.15%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.72%) Confluence
6 3 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.86%) CMS
7 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.15%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) iTrent
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.45%) AWS
2 20 (8.58%) Azure
3 11 (4.72%) GCP
4 7 (3.00%) OpenShift
4 7 (3.00%) PaaS
5 6 (2.58%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (2.58%) SaaS
6 5 (2.15%) IaaS
7 3 (1.29%) Serverless
8 2 (0.86%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.86%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.86%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.86%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.43%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.87%) Firewall
2 16 (6.87%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (3.00%) WAN
4 6 (2.58%) Internet
5 5 (2.15%) Network Security
6 4 (1.72%) DNS
7 3 (1.29%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.29%) NAS
8 2 (0.86%) HTTP
8 2 (0.86%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.86%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.86%) SAN
8 2 (0.86%) SSL
8 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.86%) VLAN
8 2 (0.86%) VPN
8 2 (0.86%) VSAN
9 1 (0.43%) DHCP
9 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.43%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2016
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2019
3 13 (5.58%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.72%) Big Data
5 8 (3.43%) GIS
6 7 (3.00%) MySQL
6 7 (3.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.58%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.58%) MariaDB
7 6 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.58%) Tableau
8 5 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 24 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (6.01%) GitLab
4 11 (4.72%) JIRA
5 9 (3.86%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.00%) Selenium
7 3 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.29%) Postman
8 2 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.43%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.43%) JMeter
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.43%) Mockito
9 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (16.31%) Social Skills
2 28 (12.02%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.58%) Finance
4 8 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.43%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (2.58%) Law
5 6 (2.58%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (1.29%) Military
6 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.86%) Police
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (12.88%) Developer
2 26 (11.16%) Analyst
2 26 (11.16%) DBA
3 25 (10.73%) Architect
4 21 (9.01%) Data Engineer
4 21 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.44%) SQL DBA
7 13 (5.58%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (5.58%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.72%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 11 (4.72%) Oracle DBA
9 8 (3.43%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Consultant
10 7 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
11 6 (2.58%) Designer
11 6 (2.58%) DV Cleared Project Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.15%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.01%) Apache NiFi
2 14 (6.01%) XML
3 13 (5.58%) JSON
4 9 (3.86%) Apache Avro
4 9 (3.86%) Kafka
5 7 (3.00%) HTML
5 7 (3.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (2.58%) CSS
6 6 (2.58%) Regular Expression
7 5 (2.15%) .NET
7 5 (2.15%) Node.js
7 5 (2.15%) Web Services
8 4 (1.72%) REST
9 3 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.29%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.29%) SOAP
9 3 (1.29%) XSLT
10 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.86%) Middleware
10 2 (0.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.88%) Clustering
2 13 (5.58%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.86%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.15%) CESG
4 5 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (1.29%) PKI
6 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.43%) CCTV
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
7 1 (0.43%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) PMI
7 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.18%) Linux
2 55 (23.61%) Windows
3 37 (15.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (12.45%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.72%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.58%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.72%) Unix
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.46%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (22.32%) DevOps
4 34 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 31 (13.30%) ITIL
6 28 (12.02%) Migration
7 23 (9.87%) Performance Optimisation
8 21 (9.01%) Microservices
9 20 (8.58%) Change Management
9 20 (8.58%) IT Strategy
10 19 (8.15%) Configuration Management
11 18 (7.73%) Load Balancing
12 17 (7.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 17 (7.30%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.87%) Project Management
14 15 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (5.58%) ITIL V3
15 13 (5.58%) Scrum
16 12 (5.15%) Open Source
17 10 (4.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.32%) SQL
2 33 (14.16%) C
3 30 (12.88%) PowerShell
4 21 (9.01%) Python
5 18 (7.73%) Java
6 9 (3.86%) C#
7 6 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.58%) Scala
8 5 (2.15%) VB
9 3 (1.29%) Bash
9 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.86%) C++
10 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.43%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) Java 11
11 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 233 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (63.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.00%) Degree
4 6 (2.58%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.29%) CISM
6 3 (1.29%) CISSP
6 3 (1.29%) CLAS
6 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.86%) ISEB
7 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.86%) OCP
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) CEH
8 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.58%) JSP 440
2 6 (2.58%) PMO
3 5 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.72%) QA
5 3 (1.29%) RMADS
6 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.86%) NIST
6 2 (0.86%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) GDPR
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (21.03%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.30%) Docker
4 23 (9.87%) VMware NSX
5 16 (6.87%) vSphere
6 7 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.86%) NFS
7 2 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (11.16%) Ansible
3 22 (9.44%) Kubernetes
4 18 (7.73%) vRealize
5 16 (6.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (6.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 15 (6.44%) Terraform
7 9 (3.86%) Data Guard
8 6 (2.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 6 (2.58%) Oozie
8 6 (2.58%) Puppet
9 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.29%) Grafana
11 2 (0.86%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (20.60%) VMware
2 40 (17.17%) Oracle
2 40 (17.17%) Red Hat
3 24 (10.30%) Cisco
4 21 (9.01%) Microsoft
5 17 (7.30%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.15%) ESRI
6 5 (2.15%) Lumension
6 5 (2.15%) Sophos
7 3 (1.29%) Google
7 3 (1.29%) LogRhythm
8 2 (0.86%) Citrix
8 2 (0.86%) Dell
8 2 (0.86%) EMC
8 2 (0.86%) Hitachi
8 2 (0.86%) HP
8 2 (0.86%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.86%) NetApp
8 2 (0.86%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.86%) Symantec