Period
to 18 August 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 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 269 219
Rank change year-on-year -76 -50 +48
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 298 411 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.95% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 5.63% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 195 250
London median daily rate £535 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.78% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £266 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £689
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
London median hourly rate £34.40 £47.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.81% +80.77% -
10th Percentile £23.11 £17.49 £25.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.10 £26.50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year +52.07% -18.46% -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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,513 7,296 7,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.38% 16.94% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,845 4,776 5,339
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £271
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 154 84
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.77 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.71% +8.01% -11.59%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.33 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +15.22%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 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
Central London -58 52 £550 +22.22% 20
South London -26 40 £530 +13.67%
West London -24 14 £550 +292.86% 4
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 156 (52.35%) SC Cleared
3 83 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (24.50%) Windows
5 70 (23.49%) Linux
6 69 (23.15%) Java
7 65 (21.81%) SQL
8 45 (15.10%) VMware
8 45 (15.10%) Amazon AWS
9 44 (14.77%) Windows Server
10 43 (14.43%) Microsoft
11 40 (13.42%) Firewall
12 39 (13.09%) SQL Server
13 38 (12.75%) Oracle
14 37 (12.42%) Cisco
15 34 (11.41%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (10.07%) vCenter Server
17 29 (9.73%) Windows 10
17 29 (9.73%) Migration
17 29 (9.73%) Active Directory
17 29 (9.73%) Python
18 28 (9.40%) ITIL
19 27 (9.06%) XML
20 25 (8.39%) CentOS
20 25 (8.39%) Test Automation
21 24 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
21 24 (8.05%) ETL
21 24 (8.05%) Jenkins
22 23 (7.72%) Storage Management
23 22 (7.38%) Analytics

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 (6.04%) Confluence
2 14 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.68%) Apache
3 8 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.68%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.34%) JBoss
7 3 (1.01%) IIS
7 3 (1.01%) nginx
7 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.67%) Jetty
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.68%) Stata
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Eikon
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.10%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.68%) Office 365
4 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.34%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.67%) GitHub
5 2 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Serverless
5 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.34%) npm
6 1 (0.34%) Route 53
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.42%) Firewall
2 18 (6.04%) WAN
3 15 (5.03%) DNS
4 13 (4.36%) Network Security
5 12 (4.03%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.69%) VPN
7 10 (3.36%) LAN
8 9 (3.02%) DHCP
9 8 (2.68%) HTTPS
10 7 (2.35%) Internet
11 6 (2.01%) SSL
12 4 (1.34%) Broadband
12 4 (1.34%) IPsec
12 4 (1.34%) ISDN
12 4 (1.34%) Wireless
13 3 (1.01%) DKIM
13 3 (1.01%) DMARC
13 3 (1.01%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.67%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.05%) Big Data
2 21 (7.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (6.04%) Hadoop
4 15 (5.03%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (4.03%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.69%) Amazon Aurora
7 11 (3.69%) GIS
7 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (3.36%) HBase
8 10 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.35%) MySQL
10 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.68%) Redis
11 5 (1.68%) Spotfire
12 3 (1.01%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.38%) JIRA
3 17 (5.70%) Cucumber
3 17 (5.70%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.70%) Selenium
5 6 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (2.01%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.68%) RStudio
7 4 (1.34%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.34%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.34%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.34%) JUnit
7 4 (1.34%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.01%) Ant
8 3 (1.01%) FishEye
8 3 (1.01%) Maven
8 3 (1.01%) MSI
8 3 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.67%) Gradle
General
1 18 (6.04%) Law
2 17 (5.70%) Finance
3 6 (2.01%) Local Government
4 3 (1.01%) Electronics
4 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.01%) Marketing
4 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (12.75%) Architect
2 36 (12.08%) Developer
3 33 (11.07%) Analyst
4 30 (10.07%) Network Engineer
5 22 (7.38%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.04%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 14 (4.70%) Test Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Consultant
8 13 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.69%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.36%) Data Engineer
11 10 (3.36%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.36%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (3.02%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 9 (3.02%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 8 (2.68%) Development Engineer
13 8 (2.68%) DV Cleared Project Manager
13 8 (2.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.06%) XML
2 21 (7.05%) Web Services
3 16 (5.37%) JSON
4 15 (5.03%) JSF
5 13 (4.36%) REST
5 13 (4.36%) Spring
6 12 (4.03%) J2EE
6 12 (4.03%) Kafka
6 12 (4.03%) SOAP
7 11 (3.69%) .NET
7 11 (3.69%) Node.js
8 8 (2.68%) Apache Camel
8 8 (2.68%) JMS
9 6 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.01%) Redux
9 6 (2.01%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.01%) Velocity
10 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.34%) HTML
11 4 (1.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.02%) Clustering
3 8 (2.68%) CESG
3 8 (2.68%) PKI
4 7 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.68%) NHS
5 5 (1.68%) Replication
6 4 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.34%) Wiki
7 3 (1.01%) CMDB
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
8 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.67%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.67%) Derivative
8 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.50%) Windows
2 70 (23.49%) Linux
3 44 (14.77%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.73%) Windows 10
5 25 (8.39%) CentOS
6 12 (4.03%) Unix
7 8 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.68%) Solaris
11 4 (1.34%) Android
11 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.67%) Debian
14 1 (0.34%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (11.41%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (9.73%) Migration
4 28 (9.40%) ITIL
5 25 (8.39%) Test Automation
6 24 (8.05%) ETL
7 23 (7.72%) Storage Management
8 22 (7.38%) Analytics
8 22 (7.38%) Microservices
9 21 (7.05%) DevOps
10 20 (6.71%) Data Migration
10 20 (6.71%) Project Management
11 19 (6.38%) TOGAF
12 18 (6.04%) Data Modelling
12 18 (6.04%) Scrum
13 17 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.70%) Requirements Analysis
14 16 (5.37%) Quality Management
14 16 (5.37%) Software Engineering
15 15 (5.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.15%) Java
2 65 (21.81%) SQL
3 29 (9.73%) Python
4 15 (5.03%) C
5 14 (4.70%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.03%) JavaScript
8 11 (3.69%) C#
9 7 (2.35%) Ruby
10 6 (2.01%) Scala
11 5 (1.68%) Groovy
12 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.01%) Perl
14 2 (0.67%) C++
14 2 (0.67%) Clojure
14 2 (0.67%) ClojureScript
14 2 (0.67%) Go
14 2 (0.67%) R
14 2 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 156 (52.35%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.70%) ISEB
5 12 (4.03%) CCNA
6 11 (3.69%) ISTQB
7 9 (3.02%) CCNP
8 7 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.68%) Degree
9 5 (1.68%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.01%) APMP
11 3 (1.01%) CCSE
11 3 (1.01%) CISM
11 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.67%) CISSP
12 2 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.67%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.67%) MCTS
12 2 (0.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.69%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (2.35%) SLA
4 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.01%) GDPR
5 3 (1.01%) NIST 800
5 3 (1.01%) PMO
6 2 (0.67%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.67%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.36%) Docker
5 10 (3.36%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.68%) vSphere
7 6 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.67%) HDFS
9 1 (0.34%) Ceph
9 1 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 30 (10.07%) vCenter Server
2 13 (4.36%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.36%) Ansible
4 7 (2.35%) Puppet
5 6 (2.01%) Kibana
5 6 (2.01%) Netcool
5 6 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.01%) SCCM
6 5 (1.68%) Terraform
7 4 (1.34%) Grafana
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.01%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.67%) logstash
9 2 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.67%) Salt
9 2 (0.67%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (15.10%) VMware
2 43 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 38 (12.75%) Oracle
4 37 (12.42%) Cisco
5 22 (7.38%) Splunk
6 21 (7.05%) NetApp
7 19 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.03%) HP
8 12 (4.03%) Juniper
9 11 (3.69%) Cloudera
10 10 (3.36%) Hortonworks
11 9 (3.02%) Fujitsu
12 8 (2.68%) Citrix
12 8 (2.68%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.01%) F5
13 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.68%) Google
14 5 (1.68%) McAfee
14 5 (1.68%) Veritas
15 4 (1.34%) Apple