Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 356 289
Rank change year-on-year +169 -67 -11
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 243 254 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.29% 0.63% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 4.01% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 141 232
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £411 £400 £376
90th Percentile £675 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +5.02% -32.13%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.55 £21.85
90th Percentile £44.87 £34.85 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +191.67% -56.36% -7.56%

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 3,685 6,332 7,842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.54% 15.82% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,309 4,061 5,049
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £307 £312 £275
90th Percentile £663 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 118 216
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -16.00%
10th Percentile £19.99 £15.18 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.85 £60.38 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.11
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.03% -16.31%

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 2 June 2020.

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
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 2 June 2020. 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 +74 17 £618 +14.88% 8
South London +47 4 £575 +36.90%
West London - 3 £500 - 3
North London +18 2 £500 -16.67%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 146 (60.08%) SC Cleared
3 60 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (23.05%) Windows
5 51 (20.99%) DevOps
6 46 (18.93%) Public Sector
7 40 (16.46%) Oracle
8 34 (13.99%) Java
9 32 (13.17%) Linux
10 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
11 30 (12.35%) Azure
12 28 (11.52%) AWS
13 26 (10.70%) Risk Management
14 24 (9.88%) SQL
15 23 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (9.05%) Docker
17 21 (8.64%) SaaS
17 21 (8.64%) Project Management
18 20 (8.23%) C
18 20 (8.23%) JIRA
18 20 (8.23%) Windows Server
19 19 (7.82%) Microservices
19 19 (7.82%) DNS
20 18 (7.41%) ITIL
20 18 (7.41%) Finance
20 18 (7.41%) TDD
21 17 (7.00%) Migration
21 17 (7.00%) Information Security
21 17 (7.00%) SQL 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 17 (7.00%) Confluence
2 10 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.88%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.23%) Apache
6 3 (1.23%) SAS
7 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Figma
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.35%) Azure
2 28 (11.52%) AWS
3 21 (8.64%) SaaS
4 17 (7.00%) PaaS
5 8 (3.29%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.06%) GCP
7 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.65%) CloudFront
7 4 (1.65%) Heroku
7 4 (1.65%) IaaS
8 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.23%) GitHub
8 3 (1.23%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.82%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.82%) Serverless
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.82%) DNS
2 14 (5.76%) Firewall
3 11 (4.53%) DMZ
3 11 (4.53%) VPN
4 7 (2.88%) SAN
5 6 (2.47%) DHCP
5 6 (2.47%) Internet
5 6 (2.47%) LAN
6 5 (2.06%) Network Security
6 5 (2.06%) WAN
7 4 (1.65%) IPv4
7 4 (1.65%) OSPF
7 4 (1.65%) SNMP
7 4 (1.65%) TACACS
7 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.23%) BGP
8 3 (1.23%) IPsec
8 3 (1.23%) Junos
8 3 (1.23%) MPLS
8 3 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) Big Data
3 7 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.47%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.82%) Flink
7 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) HBase
8 1 (0.41%) IDOL
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (8.23%) JIRA
2 16 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.12%) GitLab
4 9 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.70%) Gatling
4 9 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.70%) JMeter
5 8 (3.29%) Postman
5 8 (3.29%) Selenium
6 7 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (2.88%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (2.88%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.47%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.47%) NeoLoad
8 5 (2.06%) REST Assured
9 4 (1.65%) gulp
9 4 (1.65%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (18.93%) Public Sector
2 18 (7.41%) Finance
3 11 (4.53%) Law
4 7 (2.88%) Banking
5 6 (2.47%) Police
6 4 (1.65%) Military
7 3 (1.23%) Advertising
7 3 (1.23%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Local Government
8 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (18.11%) Architect
2 28 (11.52%) Analyst
3 25 (10.29%) Developer
4 17 (7.00%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.35%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (4.94%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 11 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.53%) Security Architect
8 11 (4.53%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.53%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 8 (3.29%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 8 (3.29%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.88%) Consultant
11 7 (2.88%) DBA
11 7 (2.88%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.88%) Risk Manager
11 7 (2.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) REST
2 14 (5.76%) Web Services
3 12 (4.94%) Node.js
3 12 (4.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (4.12%) SAML
5 8 (3.29%) CSS
5 8 (3.29%) HTML
5 8 (3.29%) JSON
5 8 (3.29%) Spring
5 8 (3.29%) XML
6 7 (2.88%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.88%) Kafka
6 7 (2.88%) SOAP
7 6 (2.47%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.06%) HTML5
8 5 (2.06%) Software Packaging
8 5 (2.06%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.65%) Flask
9 4 (1.65%) SQLAlchemy
9 4 (1.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (2.06%) HP StoreVirtual
4 4 (1.65%) CESG
4 4 (1.65%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.82%) CMDB
6 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.82%) PKI
6 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.05%) Windows
2 32 (13.17%) Linux
3 20 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.58%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.29%) Unix
7 5 (2.06%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.65%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.82%) VMS
11 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.41%) Fedora
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (20.99%) DevOps
3 26 (10.70%) Risk Management
4 23 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (8.64%) Project Management
6 19 (7.82%) Microservices
7 18 (7.41%) ITIL
7 18 (7.41%) TDD
8 17 (7.00%) Information Security
8 17 (7.00%) Migration
9 16 (6.58%) Data Protection
9 16 (6.58%) ERP
10 15 (6.17%) BDD
10 15 (6.17%) Open Source
10 15 (6.17%) Test Automation
11 14 (5.76%) Scrum
12 12 (4.94%) Project Delivery
13 11 (4.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 11 (4.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.99%) Java
2 24 (9.88%) SQL
3 20 (8.23%) C
4 16 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.35%) Python
5 13 (5.35%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.53%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.53%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.47%) Java 8
9 5 (2.06%) C#
9 5 (2.06%) C++
10 2 (0.82%) ES6
10 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.41%) Go
11 1 (0.41%) Lua
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 243 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 146 (60.08%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.76%) CISSP
4 9 (3.70%) CISM
5 8 (3.29%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (2.88%) CTC Cleared
6 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.47%) CEH
7 6 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.23%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.23%) CCNA
9 3 (1.23%) MCSA
10 2 (0.82%) CISA
10 2 (0.82%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.82%) SANS
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB
11 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.58%) PMO
2 11 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.29%) NCSC
3 8 (3.29%) QA
4 6 (2.47%) NIST
5 5 (2.06%) GDPR
5 5 (2.06%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.23%) RMADS
8 2 (0.82%) COBIT
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.41%) SLA
9 1 (0.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 22 (9.05%) Docker
2 14 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.82%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.82%) NFS
9 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.41%) Firmware
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.41%) Samba
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.41%) vSphere
10 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (6.58%) Terraform
2 12 (4.94%) Ansible
3 9 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (3.29%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.29%) WSUS
5 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.06%) SCCM
7 3 (1.23%) Nessus
7 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.23%) Puppet
7 3 (1.23%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.82%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.82%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (16.46%) Oracle
2 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.53%) Atlassian
3 11 (4.53%) VMware
4 7 (2.88%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.47%) Cisco
5 6 (2.47%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.06%) Citrix
6 5 (2.06%) HP
6 5 (2.06%) Lumension
6 5 (2.06%) Sophos
7 4 (1.65%) Symantec
8 3 (1.23%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.82%) Axway
9 2 (0.82%) F5
9 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.82%) Northgate
9 2 (0.82%) Remedy
9 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.82%) Splunk